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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:09 pm    Post subject: Okrasa in Ghia, problems with my decklid springs Reply with quote

Hallo all

I have a question for other Okrasa ghia drivers

I recently installed an original set of the ghia elbows on my Okrasa engine, but still am not able to install the decklid springs. I can install the spring on the right side, but not on the left side.

I have very little space between the springs and my fuel lines. How is this in other Okrasa powered ghia's?

My engine:
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Space on the right side
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Pictures of other Okrasa powered ghia's with elbows. All of them has the springs installed. What is wrong with mine?? Confused

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no idea's except for a guess. Could the mounts for the tranny cause the engine to sit up to high?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

your engine appears to sit higher than the others
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe a measurement comparison could be made of the gap between your abarth exhaust pipes and the body, with someone else's early Ghia running the similar exhaust. Might provide additional clues as to what's going on?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Others have already beat me to it. Smile
Sure you have the correct bell housing cradle? prob a later one.
Seems your motor sits higher in the bay than any other ive seen.
No frame horn repairs, or torsion housing repairs have been done?
Well await the answer..
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its gotta be the tranny mounts or related parts. Looking at the pictures, the lower pulley nut is hardly visable. In your photo, its way up by the decklid latch. Very odd! Or could it be the front mount has the front way to low. That could push up the back.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

water guy wrote:
...Or could it be the front mount has the front way to low. That could push up the back.


Aha, another good thought.

Reminds me a bit of the old "*1960 only* front transmission mount" bugaboo.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the problem fixed?
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