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by Alfaomegatron
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Alfa 164 3.0 V6 12V QV "Q2" project
Replies: 118
Views: 115560

Re: Alfa 164 3.0 V6 12V QV project

Killergame, your abridged thread on AO has referred me back to this website, last visited by myself some 5 years ago (my shame); your project was/is ambitious but the manner with which you have researched, refurbished and improved the car really is very impressive. Thank you for documenting your jou...
by Alfaomegatron
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Q4 Aircon pump
Replies: 5
Views: 4723

Re: Q4 Aircon pump

AlfaMuppet removing the alternator, headlight and metal water pipe allowed me a couple of weeks ago to manouvre the AC pump into a postion for replacement of the pulley bearing, clutch and coil without discharging the system. If u decide to try the reassembling method once the coil is on and cliped ...
by Alfaomegatron
Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: Cabin fan speed regulator
Replies: 1
Views: 7233

Cabin fan speed regulator

Saab 9000 unit 9629106 for years 1985-1991 can be used as an alternative to the Alfa Romeo part. Straight forward swap with matched connection plug.
by Alfaomegatron
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater Fan speed controller
Replies: 12
Views: 10893

Re: Heater Fan speed controller

Confirmation that the Saab 9000 1985-1991 fan speed controller does work. Also check that the main in-car fuseboard does not have an AC fuse :oops: I concentrated on the main 40amp false firewall bulkhead and as a last resort went through all the fuses incar and discovered a blown 10 amp blade fuse....
by Alfaomegatron
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater Fan speed controller
Replies: 12
Views: 10893

Re: Heater Fan speed controller

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by Alfaomegatron
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater Fan speed controller
Replies: 12
Views: 10893

Re: Heater Fan speed controller

Ok thanks for the link and suggestion. I have opened up the module and was surprised that there are no apparent resistors or chip mechanisms. As can be seen just a contineuos copper strip that is soldered to the intermediate heat sink, the whole lot packed in gel. This copper strip on mine was very ...
by Alfaomegatron
Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater Fan speed controller
Replies: 12
Views: 10893

Re: Heater Fan speed controller

Yes
by Alfaomegatron
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater Fan speed controller
Replies: 12
Views: 10893

Heater Fan speed controller

Any advice on rebuilding or sourcing a replacement for this unit. There is a suggestion that the Saab 9000 unit 9629106 may work but has anyone actually fitted it?
by Alfaomegatron
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake performance
Replies: 4
Views: 3781

Re: Brake performance

Yes it was far harder than I thought it would be, a real struggle was geting the deeper 24v servo to clear the gear linkage on the gearbox and then line up the 4 bolts before inserting into the bulkhead. Unfortunately still have a spongy pedal with far to long travel. iIn another post you will see I...
by Alfaomegatron
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear brake proportioning/compensator valve
Replies: 2
Views: 3196

Rear brake proportioning/compensator valve

I am sure others will have dealt with this issue of a part seized rear compensator mechanism. On mine the middle plunger mechanism which is in contact with the torsion bar had got stuck, this freed off quite easily however the two side plungers remain in the same fixed position, if my understanding ...
by Alfaomegatron
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake performance
Replies: 4
Views: 3781

Re: Brake performance

Thanks for posting your experience Mike. I replaced the servo and master cylinder which has made a vast difference to the stopping power BUT the pedal remains poor on engine start, the pedal feel becomes 'normal' once the brake is pressed 2 or 3 times and remains good until the engine is switched of...
by Alfaomegatron
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Handbrake
Replies: 4
Views: 3530

Re: Handbrake

As TD posted a basic tool is needed to rotate the piston as pressure is applied to push the piston into the rear caliper. By making sure the piston is not sticking and the handbrake lever on the caliper is moving freely you can then move onto the cable if necessary. Make sure the garage also check t...
by Alfaomegatron
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake performance
Replies: 4
Views: 3781

Brake performance

I repaced the master cylinder in 2011 along with pads, discs, hoses,cables, all calipers and fluid and all was well. Drove very few miles last few years, none last year but this year presented for an MOT test which it failed due to brakes. Have since rebled and checked all pistons and carrier pins s...
by Alfaomegatron
Sat May 03, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: The Helli files- Relaypositions all models/ headlights
Replies: 2
Views: 2603

Re: The Helli files- Relaypositions all models/ headlights

TD thanks for posting this, would you be able to confirm which Relay and fuse delivers Right High Beam for a series 1 v6 (1990) thanks, I am struggling with either the Dutch or Italian schematics.
by Alfaomegatron
Tue May 28, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oops I did it again
Replies: 14
Views: 9487

Re: Oops I did it again

I swapped over my front 12v calipers + Carrier brackets in favour of the 24v versions. No clearance problem on mine with fitting the standard 15" Zender 5 spokes with the standard 3mm spacer.
by Alfaomegatron
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How much was the 1988 12v 3.0 V6 when new?
Replies: 3
Views: 9082

Re: How much was the 1988 12v 3.0 V6 when new?

My Car Magazine Dec 1988 lists price range as £17,925 - £20,250. The 3.0 V6 Lusso was £20,250.

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by Alfaomegatron
Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Tuning and Styling
Topic: Front axle camber adjustment
Replies: 19
Views: 28749

Re: Front axle camber adjustment

Interesting, and a brave man to start drilling those mount points. Dont suppose you could post up some pics and let me know the final settings you dialled in. Has the handling changed after this mod?
by Alfaomegatron
Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Window relay
Replies: 1
Views: 1959

Rear Window relay

Tried to translate the series one schematic on the website, but cannot identify the rear window relay and or isolation switch. Help, please. Which is it and where is it likely to be on a right hand drive car?
by Alfaomegatron
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Any other "Sport" models out there?
Replies: 12
Views: 8800

Re: Any other "Sport" models out there?

Nice car you have there Sportstone it looks very well tended I guess its on the original engine. Noticed you have a wind deflector on the passenger side was this a retrofit? Could the donor car have had a cloverleaf engine installed at some stage?
by Alfaomegatron
Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Second Alfa but First 164
Replies: 25
Views: 14328

Re: Second Alfa but First 164

So the car made it North of the border then, what state was the driver in though, thats some first journey with an unknown car :shock: .
by Alfaomegatron
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Handbrake again
Replies: 24
Views: 14058

Re: Handbrake again

Waiting on the update.... Meanwhile can you confirm which 156 Caliper you fitted, ie, Ribbed or smooth casting, and whether the disks are standard rear 164 sized 257 x 10mm or 156 rears sized 276 x 10mm? Just realised that I have one of each size rear caliper on my car would the 2mm difference on th...
by Alfaomegatron
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Handbrake again
Replies: 24
Views: 14058

Re: Handbrake again

Exactly the same, have also replaced the calipers, grease the cable religiously, new slave cylinder etc etc. but always borderline come MOT. Only thing not done is a new master cylinder which is next. The car will however hold on a slope with no problem, so I do wonder whether the load being tested ...
by Alfaomegatron
Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Schulze 3.5 conversion Review article
Replies: 2
Views: 2873

Re: Schulze 3.5 conversion Review article

And I cannot imagine what a Schulze 3.5 cam cover would sell for on an auction. I suspect it would be :shock: :cry: :shock:
by Alfaomegatron
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Schulze 3.5 conversion Review article
Replies: 2
Views: 2873

Schulze 3.5 conversion Review article

Unfortunately not much good to me as in German, but have seen this up for sale. Imagine it will be very interesting and belongs in the Forum Library :D Always wondered how the 3.4 or 3.5 conversions affected the drive character and handling. http://www.ebay.de/itm/Rallye-Racing-04-1990-hat-Power-Alf...
by Alfaomegatron
Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front wishbone & Anti Roll Bar swap
Replies: 0
Views: 3187

Front wishbone & Anti Roll Bar swap

Its about time I replaced my lower wishbones at the front; but have noticed that replacements with the 20mm ARB fitting are much cheaper, I presume due to greater demand. So whilst I am in there disconnecting the hubs, ARB and wishbones can I get a later 20mm ARB from a 24v and adopt the later style...