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Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   09-04-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Hodgepodge
Thanks Andrew, I grabbed a couple of M8...

Thanks Andrew,

I grabbed a couple of M8 10.9 flange bolts. I think the bolt head is 13mm but the flange on it is about 17mm. I installed one on the existing starter to make sure it works. 45mm...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-02-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Hodgepodge
I think I found a set and will know when they get...

I think I found a set and will know when they get here!
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-02-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By Hodgepodge
OK, I ended up purchasing some sound deadening...

OK, I ended up purchasing some sound deadening material and covered that with black vinyl. Looks pretty good and now I'm not worried about not finding anything that might roll under there.
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   09-02-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Hodgepodge
Starter bolt sizes...

My red '66 Frankenstein spider (with a '73 2000 engine and Webers) developed a starter issue and I have been assuming it was the bendix (i.e. spins but does not engage). I ordered a replacement...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   08-17-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By Hodgepodge
Metal trim strips inside S1 side windows.

There is a small metal piece of trim that attaches to the inner door panel cap on S1 spiders. Some mide call it the inside window sweep. I'm attaching images. The strip is present on th ered alfa...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-14-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Hodgepodge
What part am I missing?

I'm just finishing up on the restpration of my '69 spider and realized a trim piece at the top of the door card must be missing. I moved all of the chrome bits from the old door cards to the new...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-14-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By Hodgepodge
My Italian delivery '69 (with 65k miles) had a...

My Italian delivery '69 (with 65k miles) had a spare that was the original OEM tire from Italy. As cool as that was, I went ahead and replaced it when I replaced the 15 year old tires on the car. ...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-14-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By Hodgepodge
OK, reading through this. New master and slave....

OK, reading through this. New master and slave. Worked properly after replacement. No leaks. Reservior is full. System properly bled when items replaced so no air in line. No mechanical play. ...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-06-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Hodgepodge
I was looking at your build images to see if I...

I was looking at your build images to see if I had my actuator rod installed correctly. Looks like I do. I discovered last night that I can get the cotter pin out and make the adjustment without...
Forum: Picture Room   08-05-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 247,242
Posted By Hodgepodge
I got the Celeste back from the paint shop a few...

I got the Celeste back from the paint shop a few weeks ago and have been working on getting her back together, polished up and road worthy. The list of improvements is endless... Complete new...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-05-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Hodgepodge
Standing pedal clutch M/C adjustment

I just replaced the original, leaky and mostly non-functional clutch master cylinder on my standing-pedals '69 spider. Remarkably easy once I got the on jack stands and about an inch of crud off the...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-05-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,145
Posted By Hodgepodge
One of my BMWs is Chamonix. The name comes from...

One of my BMWs is Chamonix. The name comes from a town in France on Mt. Blanc. I just tell them white.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-05-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By Hodgepodge
If the top is latching and then popping open on...

If the top is latching and then popping open on it's own, there is something going on with the tensioner on the latch. The latch is designed to use the tension from the top to keep it closed (like...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-05-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Hodgepodge
Hi, I found a copy of this book in PDF form...

Hi,

I found a copy of this book in PDF form for much less money, but as PDFs are only as good as the disk they are written to, it is now gone. I think I paid about $20 for it. It is a coffee...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   08-05-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
  Wanted: Lower gearbox cover
Views: 223
Posted By Hodgepodge
Update: Turns out both of my cars needed one of...

Update: Turns out both of my cars needed one of these. I found a couple of used ones for cheap. Now all I need to figure out is what the original fasteners looked like..... Anybody have a picture...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   07-30-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By Hodgepodge
GTV? FISPA Filter housing

Hi, I have a spare air filter housing for what I think is a pre-SPICA or euro GTV. The TOP filter housing is for my 1750 spider (NFS). The BOTTOM filter housing is the one I am interested in...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-30-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By Hodgepodge
I had my 1750 air filter and overflow tank out to...

I had my 1750 air filter and overflow tank out to clean things up a bit and took some pictures. Here's the detail of the mounting brackets and the cam/bolt that holds the bracket together.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-28-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By Hodgepodge
That's what I am considering doing with my extra...

That's what I am considering doing with my extra stick. It is painted black, bnot chrome and the top has a grooved mushroom shape that should be easy to replicate after a couple of inches is cut...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   07-28-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
  Wanted: Lower gearbox cover
Views: 223
Posted By Hodgepodge
Lower gearbox cover

I was working under one of my spiders and noticed the front lower gearbox cover is missing. This is the flat piece that covers the starter ring and attaches to the front of the bell housing with 4...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-28-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By Hodgepodge
I have a 1600 and a 1750 and both trunk lids are...

I have a 1600 and a 1750 and both trunk lids are identical except for the locations of the badges and the holes you mention. Both lids are original as far as I know. The holes are for the...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-28-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By Hodgepodge
I'm not interested in a short-shift tower as that...

I'm not interested in a short-shift tower as that would not really work on my spider. I am considering just bending the lever, but I don't think shortening the stick would make shifting that much...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-28-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 728
Posted By Hodgepodge
Has anyone considered shortening the shifter?

I am 6'4" which is about the limit for an S1 spider. I fit, but 2nd gear often pins my right leg between the shifter and the wheel (see image). I have an extra shift lever and am considering...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-28-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By Hodgepodge
That is EXACTLY what I needed. Thank you!

That is EXACTLY what I needed. Thank you!
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-28-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By Hodgepodge
Paint sticker location confirmation

I searched through the sticker "Faq" and see that it looks like paint stickers go on the trunk lid on S1 spiders. But I can't find many images showing them. I looked here and on BAT. I have a US...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-28-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By Hodgepodge
I buy cars all across the country (USA) and have...

I buy cars all across the country (USA) and have an account with Lemonsquad. They have a "classic car" option, which goes into more detail searching for rust, fluid leaks, mechanical condition, etc....
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