I don't think there was a "stock" stereo for these. Most all were dealer installed. Others my know better as they were buying them new in the day!
Right, another thing about mine, is that there is a Radio Frequency Label/Warning on door pillar, which is what me think of it as 'stock'.I don't think there was a "stock" stereo for these. Most all were dealer installed. Others my know better as they were buying them new in the day!
Heck, that's old school Pete. Just do it right in the neighborhood:What I found to clean my petrol tank really well was to enter a race meeting. Sure she had fuel supply issues that meeting but when I pulled my fuel tank out all I had to do was empty it because the racing had sloshed the fuel around and cleaned it up internally really good
Never had another issue with that fuel tank
I don't think you had a rod knock sound. I've been there are done that twice and the noise is really F'ing loudMilo is a survivor. At 300k! Like my old dog, if it works don’t touch it. I had a 164s with what sounded like a rod knock for the entire 70k I drove that car.
what did the brake rotors costHaven't updated in a while. Been reworking units for work like crazy over the last month. Nearing the end - close of the second quarter - and glad to be there.
Got the transaxle back together. I was able to swap syncro rings from the spare in for a couple, but the spare was in really tough shape compared to the one from Rocky. I do have some decent dogs and sliders left over if anyone is desperate!
The trans still looks ugly, but I know it is good inside - that is what counts!. If it gets warm before I get around to the install, I will scrub it with some scotchbrite to make me feel a little better.
I also have fabricated all new brake lines for the car. The nickel-copper is awesome. I could pass the long rear line down between the engine and firewall and route it down the driveshaft tunnel by hand as my wife fed it in from above. Then form all the bends by hand with it installed under the car. Master cylinder looks decent (but will probably fail once the rest of the system is assembled).
I spent the weekend rebuilding calipers. Removing the stuck pistons from the ATE fronts took heat, 90 psi and taps with the ball peen - simultaneously. The pistons were "good enough" to reuse (probably will leak). By the way - Brembo pistons are nearly identical - same diameter and depth, but there is an offset at the bottom that the ATE have and Brembos do not. ATE would work in Brembo, but not the other way round - bummer. Looks like you might be able to narrow up the Brembos to fit the Alfetta rotors, but I did not break them down further.
I went through about 7 rear calipers to get four good pistons. I've done enough of these to know what tools to grab and how to extract the adjusters to replace the o-rings. They should be good to go.
If I get the front rotors from Performatek this week, I stand a chance to get most of this back into the car this weekend. There will still be fluids, leaks and flanges to weld to the exhaust system before I can run it again, but getting closer. I'll get pictures as the new parts go in.
What did the front brake rotors cost? I got my new ones from OKP.de in Germany. $US 80 each. I have bought from Performatek but OKP always seems to have Alfetta parts in stock.Turned some rear rotors on the lathe at work and mounted up the rotors / calipers / lines and brake shoes on the TA. Adjusters on the calipers work as they should. Painted the De Dion and it is about ready to be married and put back in the car - very excited!
Talked to Andy at Performatek. The website was out of date and the prices on the rotors were no longer realistic. Thankfully he was still able to get some from Tarox. The pictures look beautiful and I know they have a good reputation for quality parts. About double the cost, so these will be the second most expensive parts on the car (only the Thermostatic Actuator cost more). Probably a week + out for delivery but that will give me time to get the rear of the car buttoned up and then I can move to the front.
Looking forward to a good weekend