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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:21 pm
GoldGoldJoined: Wed Dec 29, 2004 5:55 pmPosts: 166Location: Marysville, WA. USA
Hello Everyone,

I may purchased the wrong part. I wanted to correct the brake bias on my 82 GTV6 and bought a Wilwood proportioning valve to replace the stock unit. It uses SAE type threads 1/8”-27 NPT but our Alfas use a 10mm x 1mm threads. I did some rummaging around the web to find adaptors but didn’t find much.

Seems Wilwood would have something what with all the metric fittings on cars out there. Now that I’m in this situation, I see Tilton offers a metric version.

Anyone have suggestions on a solution?

Thanks,
Merril



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:16 pm
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:37 amPosts: 2295Location: Brisbane, Australia
Tap the Wilwood for an Alfa thread..



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:54 am
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Sat Nov 27, 2004 1:21 amPosts: 1993
Remove the pipes,cutoff the ends,fit imperial nuts and flare again..Easiest.



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:09 am
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:37 amPosts: 2295Location: Brisbane, Australia
Hey Baz,

Imperial nuts,..is that like the Crown Jewels? :D



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:21 am
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:26 amPosts: 4056Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
LOL!

Make an adaptor, not too difficult.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:07 am
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Sat Mar 05, 2005 1:21 pmPosts: 1223Location: Canton, Ohio, USA
Which wildwood adjuster did you get....?

rotary or lever or fixed? just curious where you would mount an adjustable one....


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:47 am
GoldGoldJoined: Wed Dec 29, 2004 5:55 pmPosts: 166Location: Marysville, WA. USA
X-rad, I got the one with the nob adjustment (instead of lever), p/n 260-8419.

I found an adapter at pegasusautoracing.com that had 1/8NPT to M10x1 but the gender appears to be the revese of what I want. This adapter has male metric threads (10x1.0mm) and female 1/8 NPT threads. I could add more adaptors but that seems excessive.

I think MD and Barry both have good suggestions.
I would be concerned with tapping new threads into the Wilwood unit as there could be metal shaving contamination into the valve itself. A pretty straight forward operation though.
Changing connections on the piping would be ok, just have inconsistant connectors in th system.

Looks like I'll go with one of these suggestions.

Thanks guys,
Good sense of humor out there too :-)

Merril



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:05 am
User avatarVerdeVerdeJoined: Sat Nov 27, 2004 1:21 amPosts: 1993
MD wrote:
Hey Baz,

Imperial nuts,..is that like the Crown Jewels? :D


Yea Mike,Yea..................... :D :D



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