Hey guys. New here. I just happened to find a spider that was abandoned covered up in a barn. It was last registered in 05. I took some pictures for you guys to maybe get some more info on it. Reading and searching I've found out it's a 1980 spider. Waiting for the state of Ohio to release the title to me and also had to order a new ignition lock with key since there wasn't any keys to it. It's also missing the driver and passenger windows but a little bit of work never stopped me before. The good news no rust. Good paint and interior minus missing some small stuff. Good new top and back window is t damaged. Havent been able to drive it or turn the engine over but with the body and interior in such good condition I'm not tonworroed about the mechanicals.
Looking at tons of spiders my engine looks different. Does it have the carb conversion done to it?
80's had a single throttle plate. Maybe this one is a 79 that was first registered in 80.
I'm inclined to agree with Ed. '80-'81 were the "monofarfalla" years and yours is definitely multi-plate Spica mechanical injection. While it's possible to change the intake manifold, throttle bodies and airbox from an earlier car (I have done this on the '80 engine I plan to put in my
Berlina this spring), I doubt that this was done in your case. Probably a '79 registered in '80. I'd try to procure an original Spica airbox and get rid of those funky little filters. I'd also drain and clean the fuel system before trying to fire it up. I'm sure there are a number of threads here about starting up a Spica system that has been sitting.