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post 8th June 2015 08:47
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The thing about a rebuild is if you don't work on it at least once a week you can forget where everything goes.
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My son's tell me that! it's down to old age once your over 50 it's all down hill naughty.gif roflmao.gif


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post 8th June 2015 21:38
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QUOTE(black 146 @ 8th June 2015 09:47) *
The thing about a rebuild is if you don't work on it at least once a week you can forget where everything goes.


My son's tell me that! it's down to old age once your over 50 it's all down hill naughty.gif roflmao.gif


I thought they said 50 was the new 30?


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post 8th June 2015 21:50
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QUOTE(Ganz @ 8th June 2015 22:38) *
I thought they said 50 was the new 30?






tell my body that! I WISH no3.gif


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post 11th June 2015 11:57
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QUOTE(Ganz @ 8th June 2015 00:20) *
Cheers Mate! I'm loving this project. Just want to get it done and take it out on the race track!!!!!! I think I'm going to have to work night shifts to get it done.

The thing about a rebuild is if you don't work on it at least once a week you can forget where everything goes.



I have a project like that with my brother. So far, we don't have spare parts laying beside the car when we bolt things back on the car biggrin.gif

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post 22nd June 2015 23:15
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QUOTE(IgoRR @ 11th June 2015 12:57) *
I have a project like that with my brother. So far, we don't have spare parts laying beside the car when we bolt things back on the car biggrin.gif


I kind of think I know what you meant to say.. Thing is with new parts, the last I want, is for the dreaded rust to set in. I keep a lot of my part at home nice and warm rolleyes.gif


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post 22nd June 2015 23:23
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Got the front subframe ready. For anyone thinking of doing this don't bother bolting the wishbones on as I had to take them off when bolting the frame to the car.

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post 23rd June 2015 10:47
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I know i'm sad but did you paimt the wish bones + were all the rubber sits into ?
looking way cool worshippy.gif coolio.gif


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post 30th June 2015 12:24
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QUOTE(black 146 @ 23rd June 2015 11:47) *
I know i'm sad but did you paimt the wish bones + were all the rubber sits into ?
looking way cool worshippy.gif coolio.gif


No probs. The offside wishbone with the red ball joint cover is a brand new item and it has the original black paint work. The nearside one, which was virtually new, i did clean and paint up with a dash of black hammerite.

I decided not to poly bush the wishbones as they were brand new. The wishbones are quite easy to take off the subframe anyway should I decide to do this at a later date.

I had to drop the front subframe twice now rant.gif once to get the gearbox shifter housing brackets on and secondly to locate the steering rack to line up the bolt holes. The steering rack was impossible to bolt on with the subframe bolted in place so I had to drop the subframe a bit.

I can drop front subframes now in under one minute biggrin.gif

BTW you can't get the lower arb bracket anymore only the upper clamps. Luckily I kept my originals and cleaned them up. Fiat Coupe arb lower clamps will fit but the depression is too low and you won't be able to tighten the upper clamp enough to tighly hold the arb in.

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post 30th June 2015 16:00
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QUOTE(Ganz @ 30th June 2015 13:24) *
No probs. The offside wishbone with the red ball joint cover is a brand new item and it has the original black paint work. The nearside one, which was virtually new, i did clean and paint up with a dash of black hammerite.

I decided not to poly bush the wishbones as they were brand new. The wishbones are quite easy to take off the subframe anyway should I decide to do this at a later date.

I had to drop the front subframe twice now rant.gif once to get the gearbox shifter housing brackets on and secondly to locate the steering rack to line up the bolt holes. The steering rack was impossible to bolt on with the subframe bolted in place so I had to drop the subframe a bit.

I can drop front subframes now in under one minute biggrin.gif

BTW you can't get the lower arb bracket anymore only the upper clamps. Luckily I kept my originals and cleaned them up. Fiat Coupe arb lower clamps will fit but the depression is too low and you won't be able to tighten the upper clamp enough to tighly hold the arb in.





i've still got to put all new brakes on. BUT now the bracket that holds the gear stick in place has broke offffffffffff rant.gif
Thats what i get putting a phs1 tunnel on for the 2ltr box in rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif


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post 1st July 2015 23:57
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QUOTE(black 146 @ 30th June 2015 17:00) *
i've still got to put all new brakes on. BUT now the bracket that holds the gear stick in place has broke offffffffffff rant.gif
Thats what i get putting a phs1 tunnel on for the 2ltr box in rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif


Easy to replace. Take the exhaust off and the you can drop the gearshift housing off and the whole gear linkage.

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Undo this bolt

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Undo the nuts holding the gearshift housing.

Today I had put the arb drop links on the wrong way round - I assume the drop links are slightly angled towards the middle of the car. Arb nut and drop link nut seem to seem to tighten forever. Can't get a socket in the tight space so going on old pics and counting the number of exposed threads.

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post 6th July 2015 00:27
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Some more pics from this week.

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These were the front gearshift housing brackets that needed to be installed before I bolted the sub-frame frame on rant.gif
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Also, the steering rack bolts could only be lined up with me dropping the sub-frame again.. rant.gif rant.gif
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I noticed the FIAT/Lancia stampings on the the subframe.

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Had to take the air intake off to get clearance for the new brake lines.

Fitted to measure my own fabricated dust cowl for the front discs
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Also, I fabricated a shield to protect the pulleys from stones and whatnot.
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The arb droplinks have to have no more than 5 thread teeth showing (the 6th one being just inside the nut) or else they'll be over tightened. If you go with the torque setting you'll just squash the rubber or polybushes.

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The arb end nut also cannot be too tight. Again, if you use a torque wrench on the arb end nut it will be over tightened and the anti roll bar won't move freely.

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post 6th July 2015 01:19
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Good to see you got a bit of green in your color scheme HaHa gleam.gif clapping.gif


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post 12th July 2015 22:42
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QUOTE(black 146 @ 6th July 2015 02:19) *
Good to see you got a bit of green in your color scheme HaHa gleam.gif clapping.gif


I brought a rattle can of lime green and was waiting for an opportunity to use it. I'm afraid it's going to be the only green on the car. Thought I'd be subtle whilst paying homage to the Black 146 '145' worshippy.gif

Going to powder coat the strut brace yellow this week to go with the yellow suspension struts.

Here's what i did today.

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Bolted on the strut bolts on far side front disc. Realised I'd got the slots pointing the wrong way rant.gif - I know it doesn't really matter which way they point and that the important thing is the direction of the vanes in the vented disc. My Mitec disc being neutral it doesn't really matter which way the slots are pointing. However...Brembo suggest having the slots pointing towards the caliper. So, without further ado, I thought, if it's good enuff for Brembo it's good enuff for me. After all, who am I to argue against Brembo.

Disc/rotors pointing the way they were intended to be with attached caliper bracket.
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Everything was a bit tight and had to copper slip all the bolts.

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The vanes on the ventilated disc don't point in any direction. Just air vents for cooling.

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Finally got these babies on.

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I put on around 3 coats of brake paint on.


Very happy with the resultos.
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Got the other side to do. I just want to get it on the road now smile.gif


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post 12th July 2015 23:03
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Looking good Bud cool.gif and good to know on the slots on the discs as i just painted mine this weekend in a candy red but will do the calipers in a bright red
not shore yet with the discs being all black i may change them if i don't like them once they bed in and go sliver
and a head's up don't coating the adjust stud/nut. If your's has one as when you come to refitting it be comes a pig of a job


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QUOTE(black 146 @ 13th July 2015 00:03) *
Looking good Bud cool.gif and good to know on the slots on the discs as i just painted mine this weekend in a candy red but will do the calipers in a bright red
not shore yet with the discs being all black i may change them if i don't like them once they bed in and go sliver
and a head's up don't coating the adjust stud/nut. If your's has one as when you come to refitting it be comes a pig of a job


Cheers!

How about some pics..?

"..head's up don't coating the adjust stud/nut. If your's has one as when you come to refitting it be comes a pig of a job"

I've not powder coated anything else. But what is the adjust stud/nut?

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QUOTE(Ganz @ 13th July 2015 00:17) *
Cheers!

How about some pics..?

"..head's up don't coating the adjust stud/nut. If your's has one as when you come to refitting it be comes a pig of a job"

I've not powder coated anything else. But what is the adjust stud/nut?



I keep meaning to update my thread rolleyes.gif as i'm p**sed with all the damage i keep getting done out side off mine no3.gif as i don't like the way it looks sad.gif
what make of strut brace do you have? OMP or SPARCO.! have you got any adjustment on yours as the bolt make it torter/tighter one you get it bolted on the top mounts
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QUOTE(black 146 @ 13th July 2015 01:03) *
I keep meaning to update my thread rolleyes.gif as i'm p**sed with all the damage i keep getting done out side off mine no3.gif as i don't like the way it looks sad.gif
what make of strut brace do you have? OMP or SPARCO.! have you got any adjustment on yours as the bolt make it torter/tighter one you get it bolted on the top mounts
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=alfa+145+...Xfft5Lvd7Gj0%3D


Know what you mean about knocks on the car. That's why I've done all the detailing under the car. They can't see it or touch it but I know its there.

Oh I see, its the strut brace. I've got a OMP With the triangular end sections.

Was looking more into drilled and slotted discs. Read that if the slots face away from the caliper its suppose to aid cooling and gets rid of debris. If the slots point toward the caliper its suppose to be more aggressive but encourages wear. Something you may want to consider. Decided to get new pads as mine were unevenly worn so chance to deliberate whether I put them back. Mtec paperwork, which I found today has them pointing away. Only Brembo has them pointing forward.

What pads have you got?


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QUOTE(Ganz @ 13th July 2015 20:49) *
Know what you mean about knocks on the car. That's why I've done all the detailing under the car. They can't see it or touch it but I know its there.

Oh I see, its the strut brace. I've got a OMP With the triangular end sections.

Was looking more into drilled and slotted discs. Read that if the slots face away from the caliper its suppose to aid cooling and gets rid of debris. If the slots point toward the caliper its suppose to be more aggressive but encourages wear. Something you may want to consider. Decided to get new pads as mine were unevenly worn so chance to deliberate whether I put them back. Mtec paperwork, which I found today has them pointing away. Only Brembo has them pointing forward.

What pads have you got?



Mintex soft sport performance
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did you put back the bolt back that holds the gear stick tunnel under the front of the radio/dash i think thats why mine snapped off !

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did you put back the bolt back that holds the gear stick tunnel under the front of the radio/dash i think thats why mine snapped off !


Not yet. I haven't got that far yet. Only just done the farside brake gear. That bolt that you're talking about was the bloody thing that kept me from dropping the gear stick tunnel. I couldn't figure out why it wasn't dropping and then.. I spotted it rant.gif That was way back last year though.
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QUOTE(Ganz @ 16th July 2015 00:57) *
Not yet. I haven't got that far yet. Only just done the farside brake gear. That bolt that you're talking about was the bloody thing that kept me from dropping the gear stick tunnel. I couldn't figure out why it wasn't dropping and then.. I spotted it rant.gif That was way back last year though.
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i had it on once till the rubber got stuck around the hand brake rolleyes.gif
i had to take the dash apart just to get that bolt in unsure.gif


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