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by bmacf
Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Ignition Advance
Replies: 6
Views: 5102

Re: Ignition Advance

Thank you, interesting that you start out at 18 degrees? The stock setup is 7 degrees at idle? So it sounds like I can go all the way up to 36. Great. Thanks.

Bill in MD
by bmacf
Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Ignition Advance
Replies: 6
Views: 5102

Ignition Advance

Hey Everyone, I'm running Megasquirt on my 3.0 Milano with an ignition table. A few years back I got the suggestion to run a max of 26 degrees advance. What's the current conventional wisdom?

Thanks,
Bill in Maryland
by bmacf
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Milano verde parts car in Wash DC area
Replies: 2
Views: 2701

Milano verde parts car in Wash DC area

Hello everyone, next week (March 9) I plan to begin to part-out my spare Milano Verde. I thought I'd put out a post for the whole car before I start parting it out. Who knows, somebody my be looking for a complete 3.0 Milano. The bad: rust around the windshield (windshield is out), no Recaro interio...
by bmacf
Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: Body (exterior)
Topic: Milano sunroof drain
Replies: 0
Views: 2596

Milano sunroof drain

Hello everyone, I have a Verde where there was a previous repair to the passenger side A-pillar. That repair is fine but they cut the sunroof drain. Ever since water has been draining into the A-pillar and causing damage. I've disassembled things as much as I can. My goal is to re-establish the drai...
by bmacf
Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: clutch alignment tool?
Replies: 3
Views: 2671

Thanks Zamani. What I ended up doing was putting the bolts through the pressure plate, then sliding the pressure plate, clutch, and flywheel on the tranny shaft. I pushed the assembly as far as I could in without the bolt heads hitting the tranny housing. Then one by one I tightened the bolts (only ...
by bmacf
Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: clutch alignment tool?
Replies: 3
Views: 2671

clutch alignment tool?

Hey there, I'm assembling a rebuilt clutch. I thought I had a clutch alignment tool from my fiat, but can't find it. Is a clutch alignment tool absolutley necessary? Is it specific to the Alfa V6 transaxles?

Thanks,
Bill in Maryland
by bmacf
Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Wheels, Tires
Topic: De Dion Bushing welded, not staked
Replies: 9
Views: 4673

Group2 was out of their spherical bearing dedion bushing, so I went ahead and installed a SuperPro poly bushing (part SPF1830K). Here are some pictures: Homebrew bushing removal tool: http://public.bmacfarl.fastmail.fm/bushing%20removal%20tool FYI, that's a 2"pipe coupling. The ID wasn't large ...
by bmacf
Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: Replacing throwout bearing, direction of belleview washer?
Replies: 4
Views: 2973

Actually, ounce you get the order of the washers correct, the whole thing goes together pretty easy. The Belleville washer was obvious once I put it into the right place. If in doubt, before you put the snap ring on try pushing down on the rear flywheel. If it snaps down (like a spring is allowing i...
by bmacf
Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Wheels, Tires
Topic: De Dion Bushing welded, not staked
Replies: 9
Views: 4673

I called Group2 today. They are out of the de dion bushings until they can get another shipment from RS Racing. So unless they can get one quickly, I think I'm going to have to try this poly bushing I have. Does the swiss version really require that much machining, or can I create enough clearance v...
by bmacf
Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: Replacing throwout bearing, direction of belleview washer?
Replies: 4
Views: 2973

OK, I found a helpful page in the manual that indicates the order of the washers to add. See: http://public.bmacfarl.fastmail.fm/#single:Clutch%2520replacement.jpg But I'm still uncertain how to orient the belleville spring. Hopefully if I put it in the wrong direction I can still remove it... Bill ...
by bmacf
Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: Replacing throwout bearing, direction of belleview washer?
Replies: 4
Views: 2973

Replacing throwout bearing, direction of belleview washer?

Hello everyone, I've resurfaced my clutch disk, and the two clutch surfaces. Now I'm installing a new throughout bearing. Single clutch for a milano, not double clutch like on a GTV6. Two questions, the belleview washer is concave - which side goes down? I'm guessing the curvature of the belleview i...
by bmacf
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Wheels, Tires
Topic: De Dion Bushing welded, not staked
Replies: 9
Views: 4673

Hmmm, its this the dedion bearing that requires freezing and cooking and machining, like I see on your webpage:

http://www.hiperformancestore.com/superredverde.htm

I dunno, seems like a lot of work, and I don't have a press.

Bill
by bmacf
Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Wheels, Tires
Topic: De Dion Bushing welded, not staked
Replies: 9
Views: 4673

Thanks Greg! Is that piece that is welded in there re-usable? or just part of the old bushing?

Thanks,
Bill
by bmacf
Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Wheels, Tires
Topic: De Dion Bushing welded, not staked
Replies: 9
Views: 4673

De Dion Bushing welded, not staked

Hello everyone, need help with my de dion triangle bushing. I'm putting in my rebuilt transaxle and thought I'd put in a new poly dedion bushing I got from AlfaBill when he was going out of business. I expected to see the top side staked in place like I've seen in other postings, but it's welded in:...
by bmacf
Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: Cooling system, Heating and Air conditioning
Topic: Overheating mystery
Replies: 11
Views: 8201

Problem solved: auxiliary and main fan flowing against eachother. Yes I know, I told you the fans were flowing in the right direction. But I only checked this by putting my hand in the engine bay to make sure there was flow. It's just one fan was stronger than the other (interestingly, the newer aux...