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  1. TannerTrent
    10-06-2015 02:19 PM - permalink
    I just joined this forum and saw your red alfa. Its a 1976 if I remember correctly. I met you back in the early 80's. I lived in Louisville and would frequently autocross at Commonwealth stadium. Also sometimes up at GE in Cincy. Anyway, I fell in love with your car way back then. I was only 18 or so at the time. I asked you a couple of questions about your car and you took a lot of time and explained to me all about them. You made an impression on me. So much so that I went out and bought one of my own. A 74 Spider. I still have it in fact. I'm now doing a restoration with my two boys now. Anyway, just wanted to say hi and let you know how much I appreciated you taking time to talk to me all those years ago.
  2. Scuderiazane
    01-24-2012 03:05 PM - permalink
    Before the changed to the stainless bumper, you said that you cut your rubber bumper and retracted it. How did you do that. What did you use to cut and I didnt quite get what the "square" was you left in place. I have a 1974 grill I want to mount in the center.


  3. wingwalker
    12-31-2010 09:12 AM - permalink
    Hi George,
    Yes, I'd love to get some wisdom on roll bar height/placement and seat mounting from you. I downloaded drawings of the aluminum Kirkey seats (10 degree and 20 degree slope-back versions). As soon as it warms up a tad (11 degrees F in the barn right now) I'll do some measuring. I'm 5'11" with a rather long torso, so I'm guessing I'll find a good location for the driver's seat and bolt it to the floorboards to get the lowest postion. But I'll defer to your wisdom and experience.
    I purchased the roll bar from a bb member It is like those sold by Centerline and IAP. I set it into the car and it does fit under the top with some room to spare. It's a four-point with a cross bar. On this board I read that the bar can be higher and still fit under the top, but then to use the top it requires unbolting the frame to get the top up and down. To raise this bar, I'm thinking a steel box of sorts could be made as a mount to gain another inch or two.
    Your thoughts?
  4. jefft711
    10-21-2009 12:48 PM - permalink
    Sorry George, I jumped the gun. Reading a little further, I found the online reference to the article. on
  5. jefft711
    10-21-2009 12:38 PM - permalink
    I read on the bb that you have an article about shimming a limited slip differential.
    Do you think you could email that to me?

    I ran my diff oil too low and ruined the front pinion bearing. I tore the thing apart and replaced the bearing but have never done this before and am reading all the warnings about how difficult it is to set these up right when putting them back together.
    Any additional info I could get my hands on would be appreciated. The manuals I have don't have enough detail for this. I must not have the right manual.

    Jeff Thomas
  6. conedriver
    08-10-2009 01:34 PM - permalink
    Hi Bob,

    We were at a SCCA Divisional championship near Kokomo. Unfortunately, the car broke but it's probably just a shift fork bolt in the tranny. Need to get it fixed for the SCCA Solo nationals in Nebraska next month.

  7. fiatosca
    08-07-2009 02:00 PM - permalink
    Hi George

    Did I see you dragging your Spider through Carmel today? I'm in town for a tennis tourney at Carmel High School and thought I saw you go by.

    Bob Boniface
  8. rabble
    03-08-2009 01:07 AM - permalink
    Hi, I really like the look of your car ( big wheels low to the ground) but it seems that you use it for racing. Can what you have done also be used for the road? I'm looking at purchasing an S3. See link to my post.


  9. conedriver
    01-10-2009 05:35 AM - permalink
    Hi Bill,

    I have done the LSD setup and have an article for this - somewhere. I will dig it out later today.
    Your message came in as a "visitor message", rather than a PM. I'm not sure if I am doing the reply correctly so please let me know if you get this.

  10. Bill-Sims
    01-09-2009 07:18 PM - permalink

    My LSD is shot--Jemison set it up for 55% lock up about 3 years ago. I've pulled it, and am ready to set it up again, but can't find any info about setting it up. Any ideas?

    Right now it is soaking in Purple Power...the Redline oil was pretty much toast, and Richard says the clutches may be glazed. Too much hp for the lsd....

    Bill Sims

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    Alfa owner since 1963
    Lexington, KY
    Alfas, Autocrossing, Motorhome travel
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    George Schweikle

    1976 Spider (Dedicated Autocrosser, "SPICA, No Carbs")
    1991 Spider Veloce (Retirement cruiser)
    Scuderia Non Originale


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