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post #16 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-27-2018, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, I got good news and bad news. Good news is that I got an engine; bad news is that it has carburetor instead of bosh fuel injection. Which I don't mind it that much because I will have experience. However, this leads me to this question.

Is it possible for me to use an engine that has carburetors instead of fuel injected engine?

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DMA, you can use the carb eng. There are linkage issues to address and hose vacuum lines as well. Do your research, you may want to stay with an injection fuel supply. ??
I know I'm having my own hurdles with some Del Lorto's but I kinda like 'em.
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Overall, having had both - I like dual carbs BETTER than SPICA fuel injection.

It's the sound, mostly. Carburetors have that throaty roar to them instead of a faint background sewing machine sound of a SPICA system.
But carburetors are less tightly controlled than fuel injection (which is why it has become the standard).

SPICA works really well, but can be tough to debug when things go wrong (as they will - someday).

I do like Webers better than DeLorto's though.

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Okay, thank you guys for answering that question. The only reason why I'm getting that engine is because it's real close to me. However, I don't have a clue where to buy the SPICA fuel injectors or the Bosch. I have heard that Bosch is better, but I wanted to know a little bit about it. Hopefully, I'll get it running at the end of the year.

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What have I been doing?

Well, I bought engine mounts, so I put the engine in. Later on, I bought some a can of spray paint, and sprayed it on the car. Surprise, surprise, The color looks good. I have chosen red (colonial red). The difficult part was removing the signal light because I was doing it in the dark (Not Smart). Few days past, I looked at it again, and I still think that it looks good.
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Engine in the Car?

Yep, I got the engine into the car. It had an Alfetta oil pan, but I swapped it out into the spider oil pan. Then, I took the entire engine along with the transmission and the driveshaft into the car. I connect the plate for the drive shaft, but I don't see a place to mount the transmission into the car. My question is that where does the transmission mount stick onto? Here are the pictures where the engine is in the car.

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Are you asking?

Do you need to know how the tranny is supported?
At the end of trans. there is a rounded cylinder, that fits into a "cradled" cross member. That cross member is bolted to the under body spanning to both sides of the driveshaft tunnel.
Now, are you still following?
A picture is worth a thousand words, & I've not got my "disc" to show the picture of my explanation. Hopefully someone will chime in that has theirs handy.
I do hope this helps.
And very nice progress with the Spider. Hope you're cruising this Spring!
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where does the transmission mount stick onto?
as Greg says, there is a cross member, like this:
https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/734827-post11.html

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And very nice progress with the Spider. Hope you're cruising this Spring!
Hopefully, I'll get til spring.
And, Yes, I was talking about the cross member. Thank you for telling that. I'll go see if I have it.

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as Greg says, there is a cross member, like this:
https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/734827-post11.html
Yeah, I was wondering where you could get one of those cross members?

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Yeah, I was wondering where you could get one of those cross members?
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I happen to have one in storage. I'll send you a PM

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You will probably also need the special bolt and nut and large plastic washers that attach the tranny to the cross member.
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because we like pics...
(hard to find this bolt, so look for a used crossmember that still has it attached)
https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/178564-post7.html

12x1.5 threads, iirc.

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I may have a spare bolt. Let me know if you want me to look for it.

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