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Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-12-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By Nick Lysiak
do what you must. I made one thread and was told...

do what you must. I made one thread and was told to make another elsewhere.
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-12-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Nick Lysiak
Update: replaced the spark plugs, charged the...

Update: replaced the spark plugs, charged the battery, and it fired right up. It’s very rough, though, and dies as soon as it’s given any throttle. It almost acts like the choke is stuck.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-12-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By Nick Lysiak
No need, apparently I just needed to top up the...

No need, apparently I just needed to top up the battery. It started, but keeps flooding itself out. As soon as you touch the throttle it dies.[/QUOTE]

Not really sure what I’ll do about that.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-12-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By Nick Lysiak
No need, apparently I just needed to top up the...

No need, apparently I just needed to top up the battery. It started, but keeps flooding itself out. As soon as you touch the throttle it dies.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-11-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By Nick Lysiak
Just a quick update, since we finally had some...

Just a quick update, since we finally had some decent weather this weekend.

I decided to change the plugs anyway, just because I wasnít happy with the cheap little off brand ones that were in...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-22-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By Nick Lysiak
Iím out of starting spray, but I just pulled a...

Iím out of starting spray, but I just pulled a plug after a few seconds of turning it over and it was wet and smelled like gas.

Weirdly enough, though, I didnít hear the fuel pump kick on, though...
Forum: AROO - Alfa Romeo Owners of Oregon   02-22-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By Nick Lysiak
Any Club in Idaho?

Hello gents,
I know Iím not in Oregon, but as youíre the closest club I can find, I was wondering if anyone knew of clubs or owners in Southwest Idaho.

Iíve been having some trouble getting my...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-22-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By Nick Lysiak
Incorrect timing would certainly prevent the...

Incorrect timing would certainly prevent the engine from starting, sure. But does anything lead you to believe that someone messed with the timing before the last time it ran? And, you said it...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-22-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By Nick Lysiak
Well gents, near as I can tell, the engine is...

Well gents, near as I can tell, the engine is getting fuel. When I take the airbox off after turning it over, I can smell gas. I can hear fuel flowing inside the tank with the cap off and the pump...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-16-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By Nick Lysiak
Thanks! I actually found that yesterday; it had...

Thanks! I actually found that yesterday; it had been tripped, but unfortunately did not solve the problem. Iím still waiting on a warm day to check the filters and the fuel lines.
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   02-15-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Nick Lysiak
I havenít seen any low fuel pressure lights, but...

I havenít seen any low fuel pressure lights, but only a handful of the lights on my console arenít burnt out. I think Iíll definitely do as you suggest and check those filters. Iíd much rather fix a...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   02-15-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Nick Lysiak
+1 for this Lisle tester. Recently got one and...

+1 for this Lisle tester. Recently got one and you can easily see it flashing while sitting in the driver's seat cranking the engine.[/QUOTE]

I definitely will pick up one of those testers. Iím...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Videos   02-15-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Nick Lysiak
My first car was a Ď60 Oldsmobile that came with...

My first car was a Ď60 Oldsmobile that came with half the engine in the trunk. It took me 6 or 7 months, but eventually I learned how to do a lot of things and got to drive it. That feeling of...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Videos   02-15-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Nick Lysiak
I donít think I need 6 months. Iím already head...

I donít think I need 6 months. Iím already head over heels. Once I get that engine to run, Iíll be hooked permanently!
Forum: Alfa Romeo Videos   02-14-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Nick Lysiak
Update: it turns out Iím just a dingus and didnít...

Update: it turns out Iím just a dingus and didnít realise there were three positions on the light switch. Even the dash lights work (granted, theyíre a bit dim).

The only things that donít work...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Videos   02-14-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By Nick Lysiak
A dumb video I made

Just a dumb little video I made for my friends detailing all the things wrong with my Alfa. I figured it might give someone on here a chuckle.

I may sound annoyed but I find this whole car...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   02-14-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Nick Lysiak
Hey, thanks! I made a separate post about the...

Hey, thanks! I made a separate post about the hazard button and was linked to the post you were talking about, so I have it bookmarked now.

Iíve got a pretty bad cold right now, or else Iíd go...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-13-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By Nick Lysiak
79 2000 spider veloce

Hello everyone!
I just got my 79 spider today, and being that I have never worked on anything but big, old, carbourated sedans, I decided to join the forum, in the hopes that some friendly Alfa...
Forum: Guests, New Members & Introductions - Please Read   02-13-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Nick Lysiak
The little black Alfa in my icon is the one! ...

The little black Alfa in my icon is the one!
Itís got SPICA, which is sort of a terrifying prospect for me as Iíve only ever had carbs before. It cranks and will fire with some starting fluid in...
Forum: Electrical, Chassis & Lighting   02-13-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Nick Lysiak
Hey, thanks! Thatís super helpful! How do you...

Hey, thanks! Thatís super helpful! How do you remove the switch from the dash assembly? Is there a hidden screw or something I need to find?
Forum: Electrical, Chassis & Lighting   02-13-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Nick Lysiak
Thanks! Believe it or not, thatís sort of...

Thanks! Believe it or not, thatís sort of reassuring. Iím not the most confident mechanic, and simple things have stumped me before. If it wasnít for forums full of helpful and friendly people, Iíd...
Forum: Guests, New Members & Introductions - Please Read   02-13-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Nick Lysiak
Hey! Thanks for the shout, Definitely will do

Hey! Thanks for the shout, Definitely will do
Forum: Electrical, Chassis & Lighting   02-13-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Nick Lysiak
Hazard lights wonít disengage 1979 spider

Hello everyone!
Iím new here, just got my spider today!

Itís got a weird issue where the hazard button wonít click in to turn off. It presses in, but wonít stay. Is this something that can be...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   02-13-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By Nick Lysiak
79 2000 spider veloce wonít start

Hello!
This is my first post! I just took delivery today of a 1979 Alfa Spider, complete with its frustrating spica injector system.

Iíve rebuilt two cars before; a 1960 Oldsmobile 88 and a...
Forum: Guests, New Members & Introductions - Please Read   02-13-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Nick Lysiak
Nick From Idaho

Hello everyone. Just took delivery today of a Ď79 spider veloce. I sold my good, reliable w123 Mercedes to grab it, so Iím definitely a little nervous, but excited to learn Alfa.

I donít think...
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