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Join Date: Aug 2004
General advice is that you have to have the correct timing camlocks - because of the adjustable cams, there are no cam markings as such with which to set them.
I assume that the Mazda pistons are dimensionally identical to the Alfa ones - including the valve cutouts? - otherwise it may all come to grief - the Alfa is an "interference" engine and there is very little room for manouvre with regard to valve clearance.
Also bear in mind that its always recommended to change the big end bearings after a belt snap - though I imagine you'll have done that as you've stripped the unit anyway...
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