RacinBob
racinbob
10/21/19
7:30 PM
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I recall that this car shares DNA with the Ford Focus of the day. Also, try Mother’s headlight buffing kit for those headlights. If you do, cover everythng around as the spray from the buffer is a pita to clean up!

10/21/19
12:50 AM
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Dude, she is into you. Go spend time together doing things you both like. Don’t over think it, it’s all about the experience. It’s your turn to make your pick of a restaurant you like next time.
 
I had my spouse with a first date of saurbratten, Liebsfraumilch, and Alfa Romeo. May you be so lucky. Make her life more Read more

10/21/19
12:40 AM
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Well. Alfa’s are a good place to be based on my experience from owning them since 1980. All of them from the late 60's to the early 90's are fruit of the same tree, and actually are simple, reliable,  and with good support. Read more

10/20/19
2:45 PM
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Nicely crafted, I regret that it’s hard to get duck breast like that around here. 

10/20/19
10:21 AM
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I think an Alfa Spider is a fine choice for a second vintage/sports car. You can get a well mintained one for cheap. Just look on the forums, warning though do not buy one that has not been cared for. Quality costs a little more and saves you a ton. 

10/20/19
10:19 AM
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Stock Si pads. For my Si’s I stick with what works. 12 years of happy driving so far, all Honda parts. 

10/20/19
10:18 AM
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If it is a single piston caliper, then it is most likely the problem I have, Take the shims out or grind down the tabs and you will be fine. 

10/20/19
10:16 AM
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About the only fix would be to pull the brackets and sand blast them. Since I don’t have a sand blaster nor do I want to trouble my friend with a shop, I will just try to go without. If the result is unacceptable, I will clean the brackets up.

10/19/19
7:48 PM
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I would use Loctite black urethane. Basically the stuff is liquid rubber. 

10/19/19
7:47 PM
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If the air meter is upstream, if will probably run richer.....

10/16/19
7:56 AM
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For those that are not familiar, this type of CV joint locks into the differential with the circlip that is on the end of the spline. I cannot think of a reason that there would be pulling force that would make it want to “unplug”, unless the joints were shorter or because the axle was shorter, or unless the lower Read more

10/14/19
8:09 PM
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I agree with either the timing belt or that something went through the intake and through the engine. See if it turns over. 

10/14/19
7:37 PM
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What kind of RPM does your engine turn at 70 MPH? A friends M-37 turned 3000 RPM at 70 which resulted in noisy operation and not great MPG. 

10/14/19
1:26 PM
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I just don’t know how a complete pad would end up just wearing the center of the rotor swept area....Uneven wear like that mystifies me..... Read more