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Scuttle vents and boot lock modification

keep scuttle vents
7 (70%)
cover scuttle vents
0 (0%)
keep original lock
2 (20%)
remove original lock
1 (10%)

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Author Topic: 1976 Alfetta GTAm Project  (Read 20813 times)

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Cool Jesus

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Re: 1976 Alfetta GTAm Project
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2012, 10:28:31 PM »
I should perhaps pre-empt any for sale posts that members may place on the forum.
I'm pretty much replacing a large majority (99%) of parts on this restoration, hence if anyone has any Alfetta GT parts, near new or better, they are looking to rid themselves of, please PM me. Keep in mind I may be inundated with offers, and the $$$ will mount up. As such I'll reply to any PMs sent asap and add further posts as the parts are accumulated. Thought I'd get in early, as a part went on which I would have snatched up and I don't want to miss these opportunities.

Thanks in advance ;D
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* '89 164 3.0
* '98 Spider 2.0 TS

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GTAm Project - front wheel stub axles
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2012, 04:05:43 PM »
Chaps, please confirm for me or otherwise, is this front right wheel axle a lost cause?
What to do or where to procure same?
Present:
* '76 Alfetta GTAm 2.0 (project)
* '03 147 2.0 TS
*'12 159 Ti 1750 TBi
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Past:
* '10 159 2.2 JTS
* '89 164 3.0
* '98 Spider 2.0 TS

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Re: 1976 Alfetta GTAm Project
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2012, 07:44:21 PM »
Hi Cool Jesus, Do you know how much those Spica mechanical injector pump are worth.
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Cool Jesus

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Re: 1976 Alfetta GTAm Project
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2012, 09:20:33 PM »
Your best bet is to jump on the AlfaBB site in the US and ask the locals there. I've seen second hou also and units selling between $400-$700 USD on Ebay, I'm sure a fellow US Alfisti would part with theirs much cheaper though. Even so, then you'd want to have it serviced at upwards of $1000 by Wes Ingram in the US. But you will also need the ancillory hardware that goes with the injection system??? One of the pump types also had a better fuel delivery map aswell, I think it was a '74 model which allows harder revving. I could look it up if your still interested.
Present:
* '76 Alfetta GTAm 2.0 (project)
* '03 147 2.0 TS
*'12 159 Ti 1750 TBi
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Past:
* '10 159 2.2 JTS
* '89 164 3.0
* '98 Spider 2.0 TS

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Re: 1976 Alfetta GTAm Project
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2012, 06:14:20 AM »
Hi Cool Jesus

I have a 1978 Alfetta GTV that I am doing up thinking to put a 3.2 V6 in it :-\,

But I have a spica fuel pump in new condition sitting in my garage for about 16 years and now I am thinking perhaps the way to go is to install fuel injection to the 2 litre engine and keeping it.

The number on the pump plate is ABB4Cs75/126071, Does anyone know which model Alfa this pump would of been fitted to.

I need to shop around for drive pulleys and a manifold ,4 injectors and fuel pipes.
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             :147 Selespeed 2002

Cool Jesus

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Re: 1976 Alfetta GTAm Project
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2012, 03:17:29 PM »
The number on the pump plate is ABB4Cs75/126071
Sound like you have the 1976 - 77 pump model T260/1. The plate should actually read AIBB4OS75  T260/1. Perhaps its the remains of an Alfetta GT Am?
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* '76 Alfetta GTAm 2.0 (project)
* '03 147 2.0 TS
*'12 159 Ti 1750 TBi
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Past:
* '10 159 2.2 JTS
* '89 164 3.0
* '98 Spider 2.0 TS

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Re: 1976 Alfetta GTAm Project
« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2012, 10:14:25 PM »
OK, sorry troops, have been a little slow in updating on progress, however as most would sympathise there is a fine line between male priorities and matrimonial harmony???

Anyhow, I have a question. Cleaning up the torsion bars and I can't seem to distinguish any markings on either of them. They are 989mm long, and 23mm dia (~0.90 - 0.91"). Both bars appear to be painted blue and just in case I have marked them as left and right. There are neither coloured markings in the first 100mm from each end of either bar nor the ôL, R, D or S" markings at the ends.

So, my question is why is there a separation as to left and right for the bars? Are they manufactured to resist torsional forces in that particular direction better than the other?
« Last Edit: June 06, 2012, 10:48:02 PM by Cool Jesus »
Present:
* '76 Alfetta GTAm 2.0 (project)
* '03 147 2.0 TS
*'12 159 Ti 1750 TBi
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Past:
* '10 159 2.2 JTS
* '89 164 3.0
* '98 Spider 2.0 TS

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Re: 1976 Alfetta GTAm Project
« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2012, 10:42:46 PM »
Not sure who to shake my fist at with this one, probably my father in law, I'll make sure that I point out to him the pros and cons of riveting and bogging rust sections on cars when I hand it over.

Actually early on I think I was asked how the sills were and I misunderstood the area that was being asked about. The passenger side seems to have had the kings share of cancer, having chewed its way from the front window sill, its had decades to work its magic all through that left side and then to find sections had been riveted on, arghhh!.  

Anyhow, car is completely stripped and starting the rub down to bare metal and running repairs of rust removal as I go.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2012, 10:46:11 PM by Cool Jesus »
Present:
* '76 Alfetta GTAm 2.0 (project)
* '03 147 2.0 TS
*'12 159 Ti 1750 TBi
===================
Past:
* '10 159 2.2 JTS
* '89 164 3.0
* '98 Spider 2.0 TS

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