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Ganz
post 7th April 2015 00:17
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Hi all

Been busy with the 145 and had some 'life' experiences so couldn't post for a while. Quick update: I garaged the 145 QV last April 2014 to powder coat the subframes but then it turned into a project and one thing led to another. Lol!

Hopefully someone will find some of the pics interesting for their own projects maybe. The pics I'm posting are a reduced number. If anyone wants to see more pics of a specific part of the car that maybe you cannot find on this forum let me know as the car is still dismantled and I can take more pics.

The car is on axle stands. Wheels, exhaust and hand brake cables are detached.

Enjoy..

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April 2014

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Inside..

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Exhaust off

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The gear shift support

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On Halford's axle stands.

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Exhaust bolts.. what a state!

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These were 'un-doable'..!

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Wire brush and WD the gearlinkage support aluminium shield nuts

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Gearbox mount

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The bolt arrowed in red (I didn't see this was preventing the gearbox mount from coming off)

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Supporting the gearbox (still there today!)

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The gearshift is also held in place by this one bolt inside.

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That pesky bolt

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Support the whole gear linkage doobri

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Gently does it

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Lowered

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Supporting the front subframe when all the bolts are prised off

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Detaching wishbones before lowering the front subframe

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Lowering the front subframe

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The front subframe.. little did I know the 'project' had begun. Lol!

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The parts I'd never normally be able to see

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Drive shaft

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Make sure to label and bag ever single nut and bolt!! Take lots of photos too as these will help reassembling at some distant future date..

To be continued..

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post 7th April 2015 21:08
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what did you use to mount your number plate on to the bumper ?
was it the same way as mine??


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post 11th April 2015 22:46
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QUOTE(black 146 @ 7th April 2015 22:08) *
what did you use to mount your number plate on to the bumper ?
was it the same way as mine??


If I remember it was a 156 mount. It was a cut and shut job. I just used conventional self-tapping screws. What did you use on yours?

I do like the Alfa side placement for reg plate.

Thinking of getting another front bumper without the vent holes.

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What I did last May!

Removal of petrol tank and rear sub-frame and loads of other stuff.

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Brake line inspection

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Fuel filter

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Fuel tank motor cover

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Fuel tank pipes

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Siphoning the petrol

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Lowering of the petrol tank

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Fiddly to get the pipes out the way

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The blue one was a b**ger

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The petrol tank out the way and the rear sub-frame is next..

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Unclipping bits and bobs

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Draining brake fluid

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The first sheared bolt.. Do not attempt to unbolt a 20 year old ABS sensor - or even crazier, attempt to take one out. See later on. Lol!

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Brake lines disconnected (without having to be 'cut' off!)

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OMG.. the rear brake compensator..

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The rear subframe lowered after dowsing the four subframe bolts in WD40 for a week and undoing with a 4 ft breaker bar very sloooowly..

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The rear subframe bolts were in good nick thread wise as were the front sub-frame bolts. Only the bolt heads were rusty.

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rear compensator union

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rear subframe supported by couple of axle stands

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Th rear sub-frame old rubber mounts (shot to bits!)

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Don't try this at home, if your garage is your home like mine
ABS sensor

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A very useful swarf attractor now. Lesson learn: leave ABS sensors alone ohmy.gif


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post 13th April 2015 09:06
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front lip is some kind ebay universal fit?
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post 13th April 2015 15:59
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QUOTE(Ganz @ 11th April 2015 23:46) *
If I remember it was a 156 mount. It was a cut and shut job. I just used conventional self-tapping screws. What did you use on yours?

I do like the Alfa side placement for reg plate.

Thinking of getting another front bumper without the vent holes.




That's why i liked it to that way and to be difference whistle.gif I had to blank in where the old number plate went as the phs2s sit in side the bumper with a 2nd scrap bumper smile.gif
but i'm trying to fit two three inch base box trumpets in the center of the bumper just to work out how far in the fit them rolleyes.gif


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QUOTE(Rixis @ 13th April 2015 10:06) *
front lip is some kind ebay universal fit?


Yes. It's some American company. It's a flexible piece of rubber that does the job better than expected.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Fit-Fr...=item3aa70dc684

QUOTE(black 146 @ 13th April 2015 16:59) *
That's why i liked it to that way and to be difference whistle.gif I had to blank in where the old number plate went as the phs2s sit in side the bumper with a 2nd scrap bumper smile.gif
but i'm trying to fit two three inch base box trumpets in the center of the bumper just to work out how far in the fit them rolleyes.gif


Even Picasso stole ideas - not that I'm anythin other than a p**s artist. Wait till I get the Team Dynamics on!!

Seriously, you did a great job smoothing the piping on the ph2 bumpers.


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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Fit-Fr...=item3aa70dc684
Even Picasso stole ideas - not that I'm anythin other than a p**s artist. Wait till I get the Team Dynamics on!!

Seriously, you did a great job smoothing the piping on the ph2 bumpers.
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I think the team dynamics was the better wheel. I've used on all the alfa's I've had
the piping is already there it was making the space up where the number plate was. Just not shore about the round vents on the front before they go to paint !


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Some more pics from April 2014

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Rear brake compensator on rear torsion arm

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Rear subframe attachments/

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Rear brake compensator

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Rear brake compensator with brake pipes cut off.

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Rear sub-frame mess

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Rusty brake pipe unions

Tackling the interior


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Stripping the interior

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Un-screwing the foot rest

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Adapt a screw driver with a socket

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Had to cut the carpet at this point

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Interior

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Interior with insulation

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Rear seat area

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ECU unit

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Sound-proofing

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Footrest

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Holes in floorpan


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Big holes

Post July stuff this week


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A question for anyone who can provide an answer: I've purchased some FK lowered springs and some lowered Technik German front struts. Will I still be able to use the standard front strut bump stops or will I have to shorten them??

Also, will it affect camber and has anyone used those camber bolts on ebay?

Cheers

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QUOTE(Ganz @ 21st April 2015 16:18) *
A question for anyone who can provide an answer: I've purchased some FK lowered springs and some lowered Technik German front struts. Will I still be able to use the standard front strut bump stops or will I have to shorten them??

Also, will it affect camber and has anyone used those camber bolts on ebay?

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me a yellow145 used the standard stuff ! On ours. but he put all race bushes + camber bolts on. But i would say get them set up properly with the tracking as it will know out the front treys really fast


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QUOTE(black 146 @ 21st April 2015 17:56) *
me a yellow145 used the standard stuff ! On ours. but he put all race bushes + camber bolts on. But i would say get them set up properly with the tracking as it will know out the front treys really fast


Cheers mate.

When you say the standard stuff do you mean the bump stops or the strut and springs as standard too. I can't remember whether you and yell 145 used lowered struts and springs.

I was looking at the struts and by the time I get the spring compressed there is hardly gonna be much travel on the strut. I take it the springs are quite stiff and I'll get progressive damping.


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QUOTE(Ganz @ 22nd April 2015 21:17) *
Cheers mate.

When you say the standard stuff do you mean the bump stops or the strut and springs as standard too. I can't remember whether you and yell 145 used lowered struts and springs.

I was looking at the struts and by the time I get the spring compressed there is hardly gonna be much travel on the strut. I take it the springs are quite stiff and I'll get progressive damping.




sorry just bump tops.top mounts he's got the full powe flex + we got these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-145-146-155...em4d29386dfcfor for the drop links

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QUOTE(black 146 @ 22nd April 2015 21:38) *
sorry just bump tops.top mounts he's got the full powe flex + we got these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-145-146-155...em4d29386dfcfor for the drop links


Cheers

That's good. I purchased the FK 30-40mm lowered springs and Technix struts from Germany. I'm going to order the front bump stops now:
https://www.shop4parts.co.uk/originalbirth/...;keywords=50885.

Yes, I got some Supaflex ARB drop link bushes too. They look cool in blue.


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July 2014 pics

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I had to hacksaw the old bushes out.

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and drift these old steel collars off

I made a kind of tool to drift the collars off
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It worked

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The old stuff

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the state..

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Got the floorpan welded

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Tiger sealed for good measure

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Used Dynamat for sound proofing

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Primered underside post weld

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Tiger sealed weld areas for good measure

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Front brake calipers had 20 years of rust

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As did the rears

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The rear sub-frame brake lines

I didn't realise this was going to be a project ohmy.gif


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looking good once it's done you will have a well sorted car worshippy.gif coolio.gif
Are you going to paint the brake calipers . ? as they are off


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August got more interesting

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Cleaning the calipers is quite therapeutic

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Got a load of stuff shot blasted and powder coated. Front brake caliper brackets I shot blasted then painted

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All the brackets were powder coated

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Got the front sub-frame powder coated in a high gloss silver

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Got the Fiat Coupe ARBs powder coated too!

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The red is quite close to Rosso Red

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All wrapped up for the winter

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The rear sub-frame and ARB powder coated

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Got my rear sub-frame poly bushes

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Painted rear caliper with attached transfer

August was a good month smile.gif


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what did you pay for the powder coating ?to be done
did you do all the prep work or did they do it all ?


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QUOTE(black 146 @ 19th April 2015 20:24) *
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Fit-Fr...=item3aa70dc684
Even Picasso stole ideas - not that I'm anythin other than a p**s artist. Wait till I get the Team Dynamics on!!

Seriously, you did a great job smoothing the piping on the ph2 bumpers.





I think the team dynamics was the better wheel. I've used on all the alfa's I've had
the piping is already there it was making the space up where the number plate was. Just not shore about the round vents on the front before they go to paint !


Definitely! The AZs(I think they were) were nice but shape and finish on the Pro races a class above. It just looks better. If I had to have a 2nd set it would be a set of TD pro race 1.2s.

QUOTE(black 146 @ 22nd April 2015 22:30) *
looking good once it's done you will have a well sorted car worshippy.gif coolio.gif
Are you going to paint the brake calipers . ? as they are off


Cheers! I think when it's finished the underside of the car will be miles better than what you'll see on top. Also, I figured by the time I've finished I'll have had a new car with all the replaced parts.

As you can see red. I painted these last year but since then I've had a change of mind. If I had the chance again I'd paint them yellow. Yellow seems to be the colour of calipers at the moment?

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Good work! worshippy.gif


Cheers bud!

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