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by Engine
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 164 Celebrity Race
Replies: 0
Views: 81

164 Celebrity Race

I have been working on gathering information on the 164 Celebrity Race in 1988. There are some interesting stories to it and I have collected some image material. I have even been in contact with the owner of what may be the last surviving car that raced in the series; a white 164 (no 10) which is i...
by Engine
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory
Replies: 40
Views: 22211

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

After a few months of winter storage, my 164 is back on the road since this weekend. It started up without a problem! Although there are still many finishing touches, this year I hope to only work on some essentials; like a new exhaust. Other than that it is time to drive it a bit more. Should be po...
by Engine
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Little 164 Owners meet in Taiwan
Replies: 6
Views: 1546

Re: Little 164 Owners meet in Taiwan

Fantastic idea to have such a mini meet and great pictures of it too!
by Engine
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory
Replies: 40
Views: 22211

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Participated in a classic rally with the Alfa (first time since the restoration) and we won. Great pictures too. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1944/45160960281_bdfa7401fc_c.jpg 43213582_2238218416251448_7672543269930139648_n by M R , on Flickr https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1911/30222805517_ddeae2d...
by Engine
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory
Replies: 40
Views: 22211

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

How was the Nordic Spettacolo? I spend quite a bit of time in Sweden typically (Gothenburg and Stockholm regions) but usually fly there. Would not mind to visit some events with my cars next year maybe.
by Engine
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory
Replies: 40
Views: 22211

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

I went to Zandvoort again; this time for the Spettacolo Sportivo Alfa Romeo. I am volunteer there every year for technical support. That also means be there early on Saturday (sometimes even on Fridays), have little sleep Saturday night and leave late Sunday night. Sounds bad and it is fantastic :D ...
by Engine
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory
Replies: 40
Views: 22211

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Many small items are still not up to my standards. Striving (too) much for perfection. I had long been in doubt about the wheels but I decided in the end to go for refurbished original wheels. Bit of work still to do on them. Great ! what a job, how do you do that ??? :o I stripped the original pai...
by Engine
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory
Replies: 40
Views: 22211

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Many small items are still not up to my standards. Striving (too) much for perfection. I had long been in doubt about the wheels but I decided in the end to go for refurbished original wheels. Bit of work still to do on them. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1731/41858746805_85c32a9cc9_c.jpg IMG_20180...
by Engine
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 164 Q4 ABS problem (warning light on)
Replies: 88
Views: 53826

Re: 164 Q4 ABS problem (warning light on)

On some ABS units the relays are soldered on, on others they can be replaced like any relays. The ABS unit reads back essentially the voltage after the relay and on that basis it sets a faultcode. I'm not 100% sure it reads the high current (so the wire to the solenoid) but that is what I expect. If...
by Engine
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Book by designer 164 (and 916) within Pininfarina
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Book by designer 164 (and 916) within Pininfarina

http://www.fucinaeditore.it/en/books/autoritratto http://www.fucinaeditore.it/sites/default/files/styles/dettaglio-catalogo/public/copertine_libri/solo%20piatto%202015-09-15.jpg?itok=Oo5KDJIh Mr. Enrico Fumia was responsible within Pininfarina for the 164, the design studies leading up to the 164 a...
by Engine
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Spettacola Sportivo Assen
Replies: 6
Views: 2475

Re: Spettacola Sportivo Assen

Last weekend was the event for 2017. Next year at approx. the same dates it will be again, either at the race track in Assen or at the race track in Zandvoort. Is it nice? Well I'm not objective as I am one of the many volunteers. What I hear every year again from visitors from all over the world th...
by Engine
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Wanted!
Topic: Front Suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

Re: Front Suspension

Normal shocks (Monroe) are easy to get. Any parts store I tried so far (also online). Some other parts like the shocks bearings can be a bit more work but you also find those. The shocks for the adaptive system (Boge) are often at high prices on E-bay. There is a method however to rebuild them. I be...
by Engine
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: How to find or overhaul 3.0 24v brake booster?
Replies: 6
Views: 2916

Re: How to find or overhaul 3.0 24v brake booster?

Where exactly is it leaking? Picture? It is possible to restore a brake booster I am sure.
If not the part number of the supplier can be cross referenced. Brake boosters are not that much car specific so would also have been used in other cars.
by Engine
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory
Replies: 40
Views: 22211

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics/Engine/project/IMG_20170731_214110.jpg http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics/Engine/project/IMG_20170731_214220.jpg Seeing these pictures I am very happy with the result and all the efforts! http://alfa164register.nl/community/fo...
by Engine
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Coolant hose location.
Replies: 6
Views: 2747

Re: Coolant hose location.

Not sure if still needed. There are two hoses of the same size that go throught the firewall. One is inlet to the heater core and one is outlet. You can disconnect them and use a small pipe to connect them to each other. That will bypass the heater core and the pipes in the firewall. Take care about...
by Engine
Tue May 09, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory
Replies: 40
Views: 22211

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

As already seen in the previous pictures; in the end I decided to have the paint done professionally in the off-hours of a bodyshop. I just could not get it to the finish consistently as I wanted. http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics/Engine/project/DSC_0001_36z.jpg http://alfa164reg...
by Engine
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory
Replies: 40
Views: 22211

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics/Engine/project/DSC_0029.jpg http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics/Engine/project/DSC_0033.jpg http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics/Engine/project/DSC_0034.jpg http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics...
by Engine
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory
Replies: 40
Views: 22211

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics/Engine/project/13339427_629593690522932_518869206546862140_n.jpg http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics/Engine/project/13312640_629593757189592_2718779137017672316_n.jpg http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics/Engine...
by Engine
Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: td smoking
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

Re: td smoking

Hi, bit late response. Did you look at the low pressure fuel system? So the supply to the diesel pump? Even a small leak will cause air to enter this system and then when you start it after it sat for some hours it gets air bubbles instead of Diesel. Very common. I've had it happen on a Fiat TD and ...
by Engine
Wed May 06, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help! Alfa 164 T.Spark Super Wont Start!
Replies: 8
Views: 4262

Re: Help! Alfa 164 T.Spark Super Wont Start!

Trying to grasp the issue. I'm not sure exactly what fuse keeps blowing up. Quick look did not show me any security device type of fuses. Maybe start following the diagrams (from this site)? This may be a start. Just a selection from the power distribution. Also should not be extremely difficult. Ju...
by Engine
Tue May 05, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Saab 9000 TQ4
Replies: 43
Views: 17969

Re: Saab 9000 TQ4

Maybe a little help. I've posted something on the Dutch 164 register. I took some pictures of a SAAB 9000 in the SAAB museum to compare against my 164. Note that I have a TwinSpark so without AWD. SAAB http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics/Engine/SAAB%209000/image3.jpg http://alfa164...
by Engine
Tue May 05, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory
Replies: 40
Views: 22211

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics/Engine/project/11127465_469597126522590_4407817483874892205_n.jpg http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics/Engine/project/994191_469597169855919_7517951533967603108_n.jpg http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics/Engine/...
by Engine
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory
Replies: 40
Views: 22211

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics/Engine/project/1501732_301592043323100_1561024717_n.jpg http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics/Engine/project/11081360_454494721366164.jpg http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics/Engine/project/10363763_4544954180327...
by Engine
Sun May 04, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory
Replies: 40
Views: 22211

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

No, engine still needs to come out. Overhaul of the engine bay, not the engine. So another year at least..
by Engine
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory
Replies: 40
Views: 22211

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

Struggling with the pictures a bit again. Anyway the trunk is except for some last polishing ready. Rear bumper and boot lid are back on. Now working on the interior. http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/userpics/Engine/project/DSC_0009[1].JPG http://alfa164register.nl/community/fotoboek/use...