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Alfa.mg

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Burman box options
« on: September 07, 2020, 07:18:21 AM »
Removed my burman box from my berlina 2000 yesterday. Box had a toothpaste cap as a filler plug, and was leaking. I have found 3 cracks out of 4 holes in the casing, one of which continues halfway down the case.  :'(

The internals, so far seem ok, ill have to clean them up a bit better for inspection.
Im not interested in trying to repair the casing.
I was considering the expensive AH billet casing, but am a little nervous about the quality. Some repro stuff is crude compared to factory items. Anyone done the alfaholics billet case? Any dramas?

Is it true I can replace box with another from a 2000 105? Such as a later spider? Did we have ZF boxes in Australia?
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1983 alfasud TI 1.5 silver
1990 Alfa 33 cloverleaf 1.7 white
2001 Alfa 156 2.0 red
2003 Alfa 147 2.0 red
2001 Alfa 156 2.5 Monza silver (now)
1983 Alfa Sud TI 1.5 red (now)
1974 berlina 2000 white (1 too many)

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Re: Burman box options
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2020, 07:29:55 AM »
Cracks
1983 alfasud TI 1.5 silver
1990 Alfa 33 cloverleaf 1.7 white
2001 Alfa 156 2.0 red
2003 Alfa 147 2.0 red
2001 Alfa 156 2.5 Monza silver (now)
1983 Alfa Sud TI 1.5 red (now)
1974 berlina 2000 white (1 too many)

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Re: Burman box options
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2020, 07:30:56 AM »
Cracks
1983 alfasud TI 1.5 silver
1990 Alfa 33 cloverleaf 1.7 white
2001 Alfa 156 2.0 red
2003 Alfa 147 2.0 red
2001 Alfa 156 2.5 Monza silver (now)
1983 Alfa Sud TI 1.5 red (now)
1974 berlina 2000 white (1 too many)

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Re: Burman box options
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2020, 11:36:44 AM »
I'll have a crack (excuse the pun!) at answering this...

.On ZF units, i have never seen one fitted to an Oz delivered car but thats not to say they weren't. Those who have handled/wrecked/repaired
this kind of thing may be able to comment. I think if you did find one the attachment holes should be the same and it should fit if...see next point...

.You will need to find a box with the same length steering shaft as there was a 'short' and a 'long' type. Basically the longer types were the earlier ones that had
steering wheels fitted that had a flat type configuration, for example a 66' coupe, Super etc. Later cars that had a 'dished' wheel would have the shorter shaft,
Think Spider, Berlina, GTV 2000 some later Juniors etc.

.Haven't heard a bad thing about the Alfaholics repro box (except the price!) but thats only from what i have read. The guys in the US that have transplanted internals into
the new box didnb't seem to have any issues.

Good Luck.

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Re: Burman box options
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2020, 05:45:37 PM »
I suggest that you contact our local Burman steering box guru aka ‘LukeC’ on this forum. qvae.com.au
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Re: Burman box options
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2020, 06:53:30 PM »
Thanks Gents, just sent Luke a msg. I have seen his posts but thanks for the website, some good examples on there of his work.
1983 alfasud TI 1.5 silver
1990 Alfa 33 cloverleaf 1.7 white
2001 Alfa 156 2.0 red
2003 Alfa 147 2.0 red
2001 Alfa 156 2.5 Monza silver (now)
1983 Alfa Sud TI 1.5 red (now)
1974 berlina 2000 white (1 too many)