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10-12-2019 09:45 PM
cda951 Remember to also send the cold start injector to RC, and get a new seal for it.
10-12-2019 06:43 PM
alfaparticle I think that there is an idle control device in that box of parts that you just bought from me. You can play with O-rings off line.
10-12-2019 05:48 PM
alfaloco That's a handful of work, Bob, but worthy items that will return dividends in reliability. IIRC there are just three pieces of hose there, the fuel line incoming from the pump, the cold start injector looped hose, and the discharge hose to bypass off the pressure regulator. Do you suspect the regulator? Normally they're pretty doggone reliable. Again, IIRC the idle o-ring is 1/4" ID x 1/2" OD.
10-12-2019 04:45 PM
alfaparticle Injector hoses would be top of my list. I would leave the regulator alone unless you suspect it to be defective. New Bosch connectors to the injectors if the current ones are going brittle. Slightly loose hoses to the runners are a safety device. You want the plenum to lift on a backfire - less chance of damaging the AFM.
10-12-2019 04:32 PM
horsewidower
"While I'm here..."

OK, in order to get to the oil leak and properly fix it, I need to pull the plenum. So...while I'm there what other items should be addressed?

Here's my current list, I encourage anyone with additional items to sing out:

-Change out the injectors with some I'm sending to RC fuel injection to have cleaned and characterized.
-Change out the hoses from the fuel rail to the injectors
-Change out the rubber hoses from the plenum to the runners
-???Change out the fuel regulator.
-R&R, if necessary, the engine harness for the fuel injectors
-New idle O-ring?

Anything else? I'll start getting everything ordered or sent off this week.

Bob
10-07-2019 10:08 AM
horsewidower After the two hour drive over to Sears Point, wonderful drive through the delta and then wine country, I broke down and bought a set of OMP recliners. My shoulder blades were too sore to not take advantage of the 15% off special during the CSRG race meet. Very very nice at the shoulders, a bit tight in the seat. Something that would probably be cured by losing the 30lbs I need to take off. I may take it over to a local upholstery shop and have them take off 1/4 inch of foam from the inside of each thigh bolster. They did not have the mounting plates in stock, so I'll either have to fab them, or order them before installation.

I also talked to the guy that I purchased the car from. It runs like a top and will zing the redline at will. He states that he advanced the cam timing and port matched both the intake and exhaust and trimmed the respective gaskets to fit. I've seen what he did to the exhaust, and he did a great job. Details are important when playing with engines.

The oil leak has made it to the top of the list, but not until 12:30 on Sunday. My rule is that you don't start working on something on Sunday if you're going to use it on Monday, if the worked involved isn't curing something life threatening and if you "fubar" you're made incapable of using it. Next weekend's must do job.
10-04-2019 10:50 AM
stevespiderguy
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Different mirror I know but the outside mirrors on my Spider flopped back like a dogs ears (do horses do that? ) due to air pressure at speed. The fix was to put a few drops of wicking Loctite, the green stuff onto each joint. They passed the 100 mph test
Gosh, been looking for a solution to this for years. I kept looking for the set screws I keep hearing about and losing faith when they're nowhere to be found on not one but three sets of Alfa side mirrors in my possession. On my last road trip I had my travel companion prod the passenger side mirror every few minutes for the first hour of driving, then gave up for the next 50.
10-03-2019 01:40 PM
alfaparticle Different mirror I know but the outside mirrors on my Spider flopped back like a dogs ears (do horses do that? ) due to air pressure at speed. The fix was to put a few drops of wicking Loctite, the green stuff onto each joint. They passed the 100 mph test
10-03-2019 12:02 PM
alfaloco
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The rearview mirror was flopping around, again. So I reached up and did the clockwise turn...promptly snapping it off. So be advised that although that solution works, it also may lead to trauma. Use at your own risk.
I got a recent post on that, Bob. IIRC there's a small setscrew in that mirror base on Mike's car. Is there one on yours? Man it's hell getting old... can't remember what I did four years ago in my own garage!

https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/alf...-fell-off.html
10-03-2019 10:21 AM
horsewidower The rearview mirror was flopping around, again. So I reached up and did the clockwise turn...promptly snapping it off. So be advised that although that solution works, it also may lead to trauma. Use at your own risk.
10-02-2019 10:33 AM
alfaloco
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Dave, there is a lot of crap at the bottom of the door cavity, I'll keep cleaning it out until I find the holes. Great idea about treating the lower part of the door cavity with rust killer. I'll put that on the list, also.
Yeah-- I had to get in there with my shop vac and a tapered nozzle, brush it good, then vacuum again, then wash it out with car wash. Blow dry, then applied the rust killer. Same for the area at the bottom of the B pillar, in the back behind the side panels. It was a New Mexico car you may recall, and I bet we got 10 lb. of fine brown dust out of that car when we finally got it relatively clean! That stuff was everywhere...
10-02-2019 10:27 AM
horsewidower Dave, there is a lot of crap at the bottom of the door cavity, I'll keep cleaning it out until I find the holes. Great idea about treating the lower part of the door cavity with rust killer. I'll put that on the list, also.

I can get scratch on the 1 to 2 shift, it wants to haul ***! William of Richmond drove the car and found it quite peppy.
10-02-2019 10:20 AM
alfaloco Bob, I've seen on these types of sunroofs, that there are ramps on each side that engage rollers affixed to the moving panel, and I have had to put spacers under the plastic ramps to lift the panel higher, a bit sooner. That may be the issue with yours.

And yes there are weep holes in the bottom of the doors. I cleaned them out on Mike's car and applied rust killer from inside, just in case.

I know what you're saying about the GTV 6 being a hoot to drive... I had a new '86 Mustang GT 5 liter during my stay in south Texas years ago. Mike's 2.5, with the C&B cams, Euro/ANSA exhaust, G Gordon intake and modified ECU is every bit as fast as that old Mustang V8. In-friggin'-credible! And the sound!!!!
10-02-2019 09:57 AM
horsewidower Hard to believe that a week ago Tuesday it was 100*. Today the high is forecast to be 78* with a low of 46*.

As the seasons turn, so do the priorities on the car. Jumping to the top of the list will be:

Getting the heater to work. I thought I had this whipped, but apparently not. The lever has stiffened up as I haven't used it during the hot months.

Fixing the sunroof...if I had my druthers, I'd source a roof skin and get rid of it all together. But, that's not a short term solution. I need to pull it out (its not original to the car, the original was stomped in when the radio was stolen) figure out why the rear doesn't lift up to seal, get it to align better with the existing roof, and then get it to seal. I've taken the awful step to seal the exterior with duct tape as a temporary solution. It's not going to hurt the already clear coat missing paint.

I need to finish the brace repair on the doors, that will allow me to reinstall the rain shield plastic on the door, and then r&r and install the door cards. I have not found weep holes in the door bottoms, shouldn't they be there to evacuate any captured water?

I am pleased to say that after almost 4,000 miles of driving the car, it still gives me a thrill. I'm also learning about how to drive it, and especially, how to get it to shift without grunching 2nd and 3rd.
09-28-2019 08:49 AM
Alfistaa 12V 3.0 is it! 2.5 nice, but not as torquey. 24V, very nice but too pricey.
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