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Hello everyone. Just took delivery today of a Ď79 spider veloce. I sold my good, reliable w123 Mercedes to grab it, so Iím definitely a little nervous, but excited to learn Alfa.

I donít think Iíve got headlights, my hazards are stuck on, and it doesnít start, but Iím sure thereís someone on here who can help with all that. I look forward to hearing from you all!

Iíd also like to hear from anyone in the Boise, Idaho area. Anyone know of any Alfa clubs?

1979 Spider Veloce, 1978 Mercedes Benz 230 (Euro Spec) [Sold] 1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 ďscenicoupeĒ [Sold]
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The first thing you need is a wire diagram. Contact user papajam and he will send one to you.

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Hey! Thanks for the shout, Definitely will do

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Welcome! Tell us more about your Spider. Carbs or SPICA? Does it crank when you turn the key to 'start'? Is there gas in the tank? What color is it?

Scroll on down to the Spider section - more traffic there and you may actually get some useful replies...

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Welcome! Tell us more about your Spider. Carbs or SPICA? Does it crank when you turn the key to 'start'? Is there gas in the tank? What color is it?

Scroll on down to the Spider section - more traffic there and you may actually get some useful replies...
The little black Alfa in my icon is the one!
Itís got SPICA, which is sort of a terrifying prospect for me as Iíve only ever had carbs before. It cranks and will fire with some starting fluid in the air intake, but for whatever reason it just doesnít want to suck gas.

I can hear the pump making sounds, but I have no idea if itís actually pulling anything. There could be a blocked line.

I put a few gallons of gas in and a touch of Lucas fuel treatment and injector cleaner, hoping it would make some difference, but nothing really.

If the weatherís good tomorrow or this weekend, Iíll go out and give everything a good thorough cleaning. Itís hard to work on anything with spider webs, leaves, and dust everywhere!

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Read through the SPICA info in the Carbs, Fuel Injection & Intake section: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums

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