Posted: April 5, 2016

The diff seals were leaking a bit so I decided to replace them.  Not an expensive or difficult job.

Posted: April 5, 2016

The Urraco handbrake is a bit useless unless it’s adjusted correctly.  I couldn’t get mine to work and finally decided to fit the new cables I had on the shelf.  The old cables have a threaded adjustment but the new ones from Lambo don’t.  So I sent the new ones to Vernhill Engineering who have […]

Posted: April 5, 2016

Some pictures of the final engine rebuild done by Modus, automotive art at its best

Posted: April 4, 2016

With the front suspension at the specialist to try and find the source of the poor bump control I thought it would be a good time to sort out the wheel bearing.  I thought I had a warped disc on the front but further analysis found plenty of play in the front left bearing.  I […]

Posted: March 23, 2016

There where a few holes in the original exhaust which I’ve kept.  I’ve had this rather nice stainless steel one made to measure by Fast Road Conversions in Ashford Kent.  Great service took the car away took the exhaust off copied it and put the new one on.  Great sound from the stainless and it […]

Posted: November 2, 2015

for those trying to find the bellows for the macphearson struts Monroe make a kit that fits under their Shock Mate Brand. Shock Mate Boot Kit SA1997 28-84086

Posted: June 9, 2015

The factory no longer have any OEM wheel bearings available.  The original source seems to be from a Fiat Limo but they also seem tough to find. It was suggested that a Mazda MX7 bearing would fit but this has been succesful for some and not for others. SKF VKBA 3683 is a bearing for […]

Posted: August 25, 2014

I have taken the master cylinder apart see pictures.  There was some rust inside although the bore is reasonably OK.  I don’t know that you can purchase replacement seals.  If you can I might see if that does the trick as its clutch not brakes.  This Master cylinder is used on the Alfa Romeo 105 […]

Posted: August 25, 2014

having worked on the clutch slave cylinder in my previous post I think the problem lies with the master cylinder.  As usual I have attached some photos.  I took off the master cylinder.  Its a simple job you just remove the clip and pin on the back of the clutch pedal.  The cylinder itself is […]

Posted: August 9, 2014

The clutch slave has a bolt in it with a washer instead of a bleed nipple. This isn’t a problem but I have been thinking recently that the pedal travel is getting longer. I purchased a self bleeding nipple that will replace the bolt. However when I went to put it in I discovered why […]