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My 1600 disassembly is going pretty well...except for the seized pistons. I am however having success with penetrant and tapping them out. That said should I just try to salvage the rods and put new liner/piston sets on the budget?

So far I am generally pleased with the visual appearance of all things considering. No spun bearings, worn, but typical. Liners would have to machined over, but new matched sets would be better I would think.

Thoughts?

Cheers, S
 

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They are considered consumables, and so are the pistons.

I'd just hammer yours out, unless funds are tight
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Concur... If they don't pass dimension checks after honing just replace. If you have to machine for overbore and would new pistons anyway, might as well replace as a set. Common sizes are readily available.
 

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Never throw any Alfa part away! As Osso says....someone will be asking for them someday. I recall a racer looking for old 2 liter liners a few years back. He was boring the liners out to fit custom oversized pistons and preferred the old liners because they were heat/age stabilised....not sure if the same would apply to the 1600 ones or not....but it might one day.
 

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Old 1600's have value. They do heat stabilize, and honed for oversize are superior to new ones made recently, or any bored oversize. I and others, prefer old 1600 liners for performance builds. Paul Spruell buys them.
 
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If you can save them, I have NOS 1600 pistons only. No liners or rings but with piston pins. Blue dot on top with the Alfa stamp still viewable. I can sell them for $200 plus shipping.
 

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If you can save them, I have NOS 1600 pistons only. No liners or rings but with piston pins. Blue dot on top with the Alfa stamp still viewable. I can sell them for $200 plus shipping.
Thanks, they look pretty good considering. I am taking my time tapping them out, and adding more penetrant, trying not to damage anything. Once I know I will contact you classicalfas.

Cheers, S
 
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