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Broken stud it is. They were putting the head back on and torqueing it on, under 5 pounds then then suggest torque, and the stud gave out.
 

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Well,

I have an extra junior motor ready to go. Should I use this as an opportunity to upgrade to a 1600, 1750, or 2000?

What ya'll think?

If I can only talk my dad out of a 1600 race head we have, I can throw in a screamer 1600 or 1750 in it!
 

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Were those new or used head studs? If you were using used ones on Little T shame on you. As far as a replacement motor goes bigger is better!
 

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1600 w/ race head! :cool:

italcarguy said:
Well,

I have an extra junior motor ready to go. Should I use this as an opportunity to upgrade to a 1600, 1750, or 2000?

What ya'll think?

If I can only talk my dad out of a 1600 race head we have, I can throw in a screamer 1600 or 1750 in it!
 

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I just did the head. Normally I wouldn't replace a stud unless it's broken. I am thinking it broke cuz it got weak from the overheating?

Right now I am probably gonna throw a stock 2 liter in it. Just want a little more power. Last night I remembered the night when the head wind was so strong it was slowing me down. I had to drop it down a gear a few times to regain speed.

As for now, the car is under a cover. For how long, who knows? Racing is gonna pic up again next weekend for a while and we have to finish Fabrizio's Giulia Super for Alfa Club begining of June and Troia for 2.5 Challenge a couple weeks after that. We got invited tothe Portland Historics in July and I want at least one weekend on the car down here to get the bugs (if any) before I take it all the way up there. Plus, Eliseo and his buddies are coming up from Mexico for the race and I wanna introduce them to the car on the track rather than in pices at the shop!

Later!
 

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Very sorry! I hate that! Its been happing to me for over 25 years! My super ddid it last year, and I said the hell with it . I Jb welded the bottom threads and put some sealer on it and slaped it in and a week later I added water. No track time but works grate around town. ( dont tell anybody)
Its not from over heating. its from rotting studs from electolisus.
Please do not put hose water in your Alfa. after about a year if you put a volt meeter in your rad. water it will read any where from 1 to 4 volts no kidding. and that is eating the studs and the alumium.
Good luck and keep up the Faith
Peter
 

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Should I replace the studs on mine before I put the head back together? If so, where can I find those stubs and how hard is it to do?

I am really worried. :( Thx

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Very sorry! I hate that! Its been happing to me for over 25 years!
 

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hello;
How old is your motor? If you look at the studs real close at the base were thay screw into the block you should be able to see even with the barrels inplace if thay are rotted. get all the water out and look with proper lighting.
Also if you own a later block 2L later meaning newer than 69 you should be OK as there is a lot of stud there., but if you find there is some metal missing at the base of the stud, have somebody who know come by and check it out for you. and even then its a scary thing that last few tighning.
Dont worry, I think you have a 2 L from wht I have seen on this site. But you never know.
Peter
 
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