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  1. papajam
    05-12-2011 11:14 AM - permalink
    Well, although I've built a few Fiat engines, it was many years ago so the details are a bit sketchy. The intermediate shaft (fuelpump drive) comes to mind though. If not installed correctly, the shaft lobe will hit the crank. Please give a call if you'd like and we'll chat.
  2. papajam
    10-07-2010 11:37 AM - permalink
    Hi Jim,

    I will absolutely refuse any monetary compensation.
    But there is one thing you can do; pass the kindness afforded you on to someone else.


  3. goodllookin1722
    09-03-2010 04:40 AM - permalink
    thank you i will tell him
  4. papajam
    09-03-2010 04:28 AM - permalink
    Hi Jim,

    Thanks for the kind words!
    For a regular oil change, the engine will take about 7 quarts. A fresh rebuilt engine will take a bit more, about 7.8 quarts. Keep in mind that the distance between MIN & MAX on the dipstick is about 2 quarts.
    Tires pressures can vary depending on a number factors like tire brand, suspension setup, and personal preference. I usually start at 32 PSI all around and adjust, if necessary, from there.
    Could you please have Jim email me a picture of the plug removed from the head? I want to be sure that I send the right one. Thanks!

  5. goodllookin1722
    04-29-2010 05:33 PM - permalink
    there is a red wire, solid red with a ring on the end as if it slips on the starter, am i correct
  6. goodllookin1722
    04-29-2010 05:32 PM - permalink
    sorry, 74 alfa
  7. papajam
    04-29-2010 03:41 PM - permalink
    For the life of me I don't recall what model & year Alfa you have. However, Alfa used the same wire colors for certain devices for many years. Off the top of my head, some of them are;
    Engine Right Side
    white - to Spica pump microswitch
    white - from microswitch to fuel cutoff solenoid
    black - to starter solenoid spade connector. black pigtail to cold start solenoid
    brown - coolant temp sensor
    red/black - oil pressure gauge sensor
    white/blue - fuel pressure sensor
    green/black - ignition coil positive
    don't know what the in-line fuse holder is for but if the coil is equipped with a ballast resistor, it gets a green wire
    Engine Left Side
    gray - low oil pressure light switch
    black, brown & green - alternator
    That's all can think of for now.
  8. papajam
    04-09-2010 03:50 AM - permalink
    I've sent you a private message with my email address.

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    i am a well like person, they say haahah and i have a alfa , i guess it all i know
    east grand forks mn
    i have been workin on a 1969 124 fiat spider, i have own that car for 17 years now and yet to this day it stays in the garage and very little gets done , each i time i work on it,it becomes a set back ,only because the time in between,
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