I now have a healthy cc engine for my Alfa Giulietta Sprint. This Alfa Romeo engine is now as good as it should be while the original is preserved on a pallet for posterity. But boosting the gusto of my Sprint with the next generation, and slightly larger capacity engine still makes sense.
The older version is more fragile, though the supply of most parts needed to rebuild that block and cylinder head has improved. Also the original tunnel case 4-speed transmission is much more difficult to rebuild than the later split-case design. My Spider Veloce had a handful of NOS synchro gears for the tunnel case in the glove compartment. Claus Mensel wanted them, I think, for the very rare low-nose Sprint Speciale he was restoring.
Claus needed my NOS parts and some money. I never saw one before in person. It was just like the one pictured next to mine in Figure 1. I loved the ambiance, feel and experience inside his cc Sprint. I was smitten. There are more Porsche Speedsters here than Sprints. The first was a mess. The second car that I bought is the one shown in Figure 1. Not visible are the many places the red paint had been polished through to the red oxide primer.
Later this year I hope to finally finish this Sprint, not as a show car but as my favorite driver, a mild restomod that could have been built in the s. Loss of momentum on projects costs a lot of extra time and mental resolve. This is how I built it with help from experts. Jim Steck, from Brookville OH, graciously cross drilled the block long horizontal holes through the oil galleyas I observed, to supply direct oil feed to 2 and 4 main bearings.
Two short vertical holes were drilled from each bearing support to intercept the horizontal holes. The original oil feed to those bearings was from one connecting rod journal each. I drilled holes in two upper shells, one each for 2 and 4 main bearings, to finish that direct source of oil.
Moldex in Redford MI checked, polished, and cross drilled extra oil feeds in the crank so all the connecting rod journals are supplied by squirts from the main bearings on either side. Then they nitride heat-treated and balanced the crankshaft.
I already drilled out the tapered aluminum oil passage plugs, then threaded the crank for pipe plugs and tear-drop chamfered the oil holes in all the crank journals to optimize flow. That work requires experienced eyes, ears, hands and wrists.
Having a couple of extra taps and a broken tap extractor on hand is a good idea.
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Installing the crankshaft using dry and less desirable main bearing shells, then turning it while torquing down the mains, proved that the bearing supports in the block no longer lined up perfectly.
Burnished reference marks on the shells showed the direction of misalignment. This must be part of the story why the valuable donor car was allowed to rust into the dirt. Auto Parts Machine and Services of Ann Arbor align honed the five main bearing supports for me with reference to the deck of the short block. I measured every bearing with micrometers and a bore gauge, trial fitted, and checked each with PlastiGage. The aluminum mating surface in the bottom of the block for these O rings must be clean and free of corrosion.
The piston and connecting rod assembly are then inserted, without caps, then this assembly goes into the block. The bolts are temporarily held by short lengths of rubber hose, then guided into place on the crankshaft.Success and pleasure is assured because our parts are tested and proven in the heat of competition. One customer wrote "Paul, I ran my 2. It has all of your stuff including oil pump screen and mods you suggested.
Your valves, Carrillo rods, JE pistons, the works. I have just taken it all apart and it is still perfect. Every single component is still usable. If Spruell Motorsport stopped making race engine parts, I would have to stop racing! Alfa Parts Categories. Newest Products. View Latest Additions.
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For your security, this website does not accept credit cards during online orders. We will total your order, add shipping and handling and get back to you as soon as possible. For PayPal, add 2.This page:. It is best to have the engine mounted on a suitable engine stand, in order to do this you will need to remove the clutch cover, clutch and flywheel.
The next job is to remove the rocker cover, this is secured by the 6 fasteners along the top of the engine and two M6 bolts on the front. The camshaft chain tensioner needs to be slackened using the 14mm nut on the front of the head when the chain is loose this needs to be tightened. The camshaft drive chain then needs to be removed, there is a split link in the chain which you have to find and undo, noting that the closed end faces the direction of travel.
The cylinder head can now be removed, this is secured by the 10, 19mm capped nuts between the camshafts and 2 M8 nuts either side of the camshaft chain chest, these go up into the cylinder head. The head can now be pulled off, if it has seized on its studs you will have to use a special puller to do the job.
It is advisable to remove the distributor at this point noting the relationship between the rotor arm and the crank position as it has to go back in correct position to enable the engine to run Once the head is off the engine needs to be turned over and the sump needs to be removed, on a Giulia this has to be done in two halves while on an Alfetta it is one part, the fuel pump and drive rod needs to come out before the oil pump can come off the oil pump is secured by the three fasteners along the lower face of the engine and once these are undone it will slide out.
The front pulley has to be removed before the timing chain case can then be removed to expose the lower timing chain, the upper and lower gears for this then have to be pulled off the front of the crankshaft. You can now remove the big end nuts while making sure that the pistons and liners do not fall out and checking that the con rods are numbered in the correct order, once this has been done successfully you can remove the main bearing caps and extract the crank shaft. If the pistons and liners are still in place which is usually the case the piston should now be removed from its liner and the liner should be extracted from the block.
Rebuilding the engine is achieved by reversing these instructions Related Links: Alfa Romeo Giulia Gearbox strip and rebuild. Please Link to Us. How To. It is advisable to remove the distributor at this point noting the relationship between the rotor arm and the crank position as it has to go back in correct position to enable the engine to run.
Once the head is off the engine needs to be turned over and the sump needs to be removed, on a Giulia this has to be done in two halves while on an Alfetta it is one part, the fuel pump and drive rod needs to come out before the oil pump can come off the oil pump is secured by the three fasteners along the lower face of the engine and once these are undone it will slide out.
Rebuilding the engine is achieved by reversing these instructions.I can build whatever type of engine you require, from stock to full-on competition, or anywhere in between. Unlike many Alfa repair shops, I will be happy to rebuildCast Iron, and Montreal V8 enigines, as well as the more common Inline 4 and V6 models.
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Crankshafts are sent to our machine shop and fully inspected to check for imperfections. Polished and ground where necessary. Cylinder heads are sent to a specialist cylinder head company where they completely dismantled, and skimmed to ensure a perfect seal on the block.
Valve guides are checked and replaced if there is any damage damage occurs if the cam belt has snapped, causing the valves to be bent where they impact with the pistons. Once rebuilt, the head is pressure-tested. Engine blocks are carefully inspected for imperfections or cracks. Engine bores are cleaned, checked and re-honed to allow efficient bedding in of the new piston rings. Oil pumps are stripped down and their tolerances checked.
If rotor clearance is found to be outside the manufacturer's recommended limits then the oil pumps are replaced. No earlier then miles, and no later than miles after fitting, the engine must be drained of the initial fill of running-in oil, a new oil filter fitted, and the engine refilled with the appropriate quantity Fuchs engine oil. Thereafter engine oil and coolant levels must be checked weekly or every miles whichever arises sooner.
The engine must be run in carefully, and must not be revved above 3, rpm for the first miles. Engine rebuilds prices inclusive of vat. All valves are resurfaced and lapped to ensure a gas tight seal with the valve seat.
New parts: The following new replacement parts are used in every engine rebuild:. Terms and conditions of warranty To validate the warranty the following terms and conditions must be adhered to: No earlier then miles, and no later than miles after fitting, the engine must be drained of the initial fill of running-in oil, a new oil filter fitted, and the engine refilled with the appropriate quantity Fuchs engine oil.
Oil starvation, overheating and water ingress, however caused, will void the warranty. The initial mile oil and filter change must be carried out on time by us using Fuchs oil.
The warranty is not transferable should you sell your car.Home Help Login Register. Pages: [ 1 ] 2. Author Topic: Full engine rebuild quote? Read times. DBonelli Newbie Posts: Does this seem about right? Davidm Hero Member Posts: I would say that doesn't sound too far wrong, the problem being, engine rebuilds can mean different things to all sorts of people so in one sense the answer probably needs to be read as, it all depends. Also precisely what needs to be done, whether standard or alternatively you are seeking improvements to be made ie.
Finally also it also depends on the rate of exchange for parts to be aquired, and the price of labour of the mechanic you may use. There are so many variables. I have had for instance been quoted less for an engine to be rebuilt, but similarly have spent that sort of money in the past on a standard engine rebuild. I am also all too well aware of the types of costs that people for instance may spend on a race engine. Good luck, as I am assuming you need to overhaul a motor?
Yes it's my standard motor in a 2l GTV, so a yeah? The engine is the original build and is smoky and is burning heaps of fuel and oil for the millage. I was hoping that quote was parts and labour inclusive Damned bad luck mate. Yes definitely a Nord engine, and essentially the same as a If you get in touch with Mike, he has a couple of engines for sale though if memory serves me correct 1.
The alternative is to perhaps get in touch with Marc at Milano Spares or similar to see if they have anything available. I guess the other thing to consider is to keep an eye out both here on the forum under the for sale sections for engines for sale, or ebay. Otherwise there is probably no alternative but an engine rebuild and in truth you probably won't know the extent of cost until it is stripped down.
However, if it is smokey under power then it is most probably rings and bearings etc, if smokey on the overrun, ie when backing off downhill than its likely to be valves, valve stem seals etc. Hope that makes sense. It is possible you may only need to either the bottom or top end of your motor and that perhaps might limit the cost of repairs.
Join your local club and get to know a few people. MD Hero Member Posts: DBonelli, Some general advice for you.This would be the most challenging parts of the rebuild! I never did this before, but it turned out great! So happy with the result. Hey Roel, thanks for the input, I decided to remove the liner as it will result in more coherent approach since I am doing a full body off feel like it would be pitty not to remove. Great finish, hope I can get close to your result planned end The white foam seems to be fairly thin, will pay visit to a local shop too, I guess.
Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. To get the position right, I mounted the frame and positioned the headliner. Alfa Romeo giulia gtv gt veloce Berlina restoration restauratie rebuild. Glueing the front part first gives a good basis to work from. Frame all glued in position and corners cut.
Drawing the shape of the frame on a pieces of paper and cut 4 wider so no glue visible when ready. I used this as a template to apply glue. This is the tricky part as you can't see exactly what you are doing! Gluing on the seperate piece. It turned out great!
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Starting to apply foam. The big piece of foam still missing. A layer of thin foam around the frame. Frame mounted and Acousticab applied to the roof.
Front section all mounted. And after a few tries the back also nicely fitted!