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Hi All,

This is my fist post on the form. I currently own a LHD 164 QV, the car its self is in fairly good condition and the engine runs really smooth. I am looking to restore her to her former glory, thus so far have replaced the front wish bones and bushes, new rad and upper engine mount.

I am in need of side skirts as they originals are fairly battered and need new brackets and headligh washers.

Any help and advice on 164 restoration would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Iain
 

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Parts have been sourced now. I have a spare set of skirts now in good condition if anyone is interested, just no brackets.
 

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Only the top mount needed doing? I would be suprised if you don't need the lower engine mounts done too. If you are doing a complete restoration and you're interested in getting the car as close to 100% as possible, you should have the engine lowered complete with subframe and go over everything, swapping out the lower engine mounts unless you are sure they are failry new and revising everything you can.

Just depends on how far you want to go but if you pop into my site, you can see my top end engine rebuild that was done engine out and we changed engine mounts, belts, tensioners, fuel lines, and more bits and bobs I can't remember.
 

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I am pretty sure the lower engine mounts need changing, only problem is trying to source new ones. My local Alfa specialist Alfa Aid can’t get hold of any.

The car its self could do with a re-spray and needs a bit of welding done underneath the battery.

I changed the front wish bones and bushed, but since then there has been a knocking sound from the driver’s side (she is a left hooker), I have checked everything is tight.

I will take some pics and post the link soon
 

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There are AR parts still available but the UK is a bit crap for getting hold of older parts. France has the largest storage in the world for older Ar parts, more than Italy. Worst case scenario you get some Saab mounts that will work albeit with slight modification. Have a chat with Jason at Alfissimo.com, he has good contacts and most items can be dropped shipped within EU so no problem with US postal charges and customs etc. He knows his stuff and tell him I sent you (Jason) and to look after you.
 

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