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Conversation Between dhayes5 and mattcarr77
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  1. mattcarr77
    07-25-2017 12:09 PM - permalink
    mattcarr77
    Hi,
    For now I'm staying with the SPICA and maybe sending it out to Wes during the winter.
    I took the engine and transmission apart and its still not all together so I haven't been rushed
    to figure it out. Still doing lots of reading though.
    I'm a little torn because the weber's would be fun to tinker with but the SPICA system is so much cooler.
    I bought the car May last year with no real knowledge of Alfa Romeo or classic cars in general so
    its been quite the learning curve. I'm thinking similar with you in terms of euro bumpers and maybe slightly
    larger cams but all that wont happen this year.
  2. dhayes5
    06-18-2017 05:53 AM - permalink
    dhayes5
    Hi,

    I was wondering what you decided to do on your '77 regarding the SPICA. Did you send for re-build or are you converting to Webers.

    I too have a '77. Picked up mine in Nov'16 and have similar plans to you I think. I am interested in earlier bumpers etc.

    After replacing the TA and tuning per Wes' instructions, car starts and runs well. I don't smell gas in the oil so far knock on wood.

    I would love to have a run down on what you have had to do to your car. Trying to find others with '77 cars. I know these are considered the "least loved" spiders but according to Wes Ingram, this is changing and the only difference between the S2 and S2a cars is the bumpers (heavy) and air pump and exhaust. I have removed my air pump and changed the exhaust and front of the SPICA air box to an earlier type. Maybe mild cams and 123 ignition down the road but not sure how much more power that would be per $ spent. I don't race it. It is just a weekend cruiser.
 
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