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Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-14-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By alfaloco
Yes... you are correct the mirror head will fold...

Yes... you are correct the mirror head will fold back, but be careful and don't hit it or force it, because the stem that it pivots on is pot metal with a fairly thin wall, and it can crack. They...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-14-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,448
Posted By alfaloco
Tony , he had a fried transistor in the Motronic...

Tony , he had a fried transistor in the Motronic ECU. Replacing the ECU solved the problem. A very rare thing...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   07-14-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14,162
Views: 828,308
Posted By alfaloco
I went over my '91 Spider yesterday, getting it...

I went over my '91 Spider yesterday, getting it prepped for the trip to Pittsburgh for the AROC national convention. Our son Mike is going with me, also... looking forward to total Alfa immersion...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   07-12-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,381
Posted By alfaloco
Gepetto, when we attacked this issue on my son's...

Gepetto, when we attacked this issue on my son's GTV 6, he has the non-cat Euro downpipes and an ANSA rear section. At one point after he got the car in 2014, the smell was unbearable and eye...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-12-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By alfaloco
Tony, have you tried to jump start the car off a...

Tony, have you tried to jump start the car off a running vehicle? I have a suspicion that you are not getting adequate CRANKING and FIRING voltage, to the Motronic system. I have had that issue...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-12-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By alfaloco
https://classicalfa.com/ig032-ignition-switch-with...

https://classicalfa.com/ig032-ignition-switch-with-key-s3-s4-spider1986-93/

You don't need to get into the switch under the steering column shroud to check it, just follow the big gauge red and...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   07-11-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By alfaloco
So Dean, what you are talking about are the end...

So Dean, what you are talking about are the end link bushings, not the bushings at the chassis, correct? And it sounds like there are three different OD sizes for those end links, then. Never...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   07-11-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 189
Posted By alfaloco
https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spider-105-115-se...

https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spider-105-115-series-1966-1994/672220-intro-new-me-spider.html

This is an account of the conversion of an S3 Spider to the automatic ZF tranny that was available...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-11-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By alfaloco
As I recall, there are two sheet metal screws...

As I recall, there are two sheet metal screws that anchor the forward end of the console there, behind the switches. They thread into captive nuts, and due to the crowded wiring in that space I put...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   07-11-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 108
Posted By alfaloco
What a great tour, Nick! I really enjoyed...

What a great tour, Nick! I really enjoyed reading along, and hats off to you for a very descriptive narrative and lovely photos of the scenery. You were travelling through my grandfather's home...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   07-08-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By alfaloco
Yes, Dom, that's the one. Thanks! Tom,...

Yes, Dom, that's the one. Thanks!

Tom, that's encouraging about getting that hose off the evaporator port without tearing out half the interior. Especially to a guy that's not as flexible as he...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   07-07-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By alfaloco
That's my Plan B, Eric. Got to get the knee pad...

That's my Plan B, Eric. Got to get the knee pad off that side in the interior so I can get to the other end of the hose, though. Thanks.
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   07-07-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By alfaloco
S4 Spider suction side AC hose

For a S4 Spider with Sanden compressor--- I need the big suction side hose that runs through the firewall from the evaporator, and to the AC compressor suction port. It has a charge coupler brazed...
Forum: Picture Room   07-07-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 107
Posted By alfaloco
Giulias, then and now spotted

On the way to church this morning, what did I see but a 60's vintage white Giulia TI or TI Super, pulling off Bowman Mill Road here in Fayette County KY, onto Harrodsburg Road southbound. I got a...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   07-04-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By alfaloco
Woops--- Goats is right about the Spider upper...

Woops--- Goats is right about the Spider upper bushing. There's no locknut at the top, unlike on our GTV 6, which has locknuts top and bottom. Different design and different action. The rubber...
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   07-04-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By alfaloco
Yes--- exactly.:smile2:

Yes--- exactly.:smile2:
Forum: Car Events   07-03-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By alfaloco
Our son Mike and I will be there, beginning...

Our son Mike and I will be there, beginning Thursday at the track.
Forum: Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires   07-03-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By alfaloco
" how tight (or not) should the drop link bush be...

" how tight (or not) should the drop link bush be on the attachment bolt on the lower wishbone ?"

Not tight at all, on the shoulder of the attachment bolt, otherwise you will introduce a LOT more...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   07-03-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By alfaloco
Half-fast dealers and inadequate marketing skills...

Half-fast dealers and inadequate marketing skills were the bane of Alfa Romeo in this country for years, and they are still paying for those sins. This treatment is just another unfair and outdated...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   06-30-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By alfaloco
Tonyz, that Spider pre-dates OBD2 diagnostics. ...

Tonyz, that Spider pre-dates OBD2 diagnostics. There is no OBD plug, because it uses the Bosch Motronic system and the ECU is under the panel in back of the passenger seat.
Before you go into...
Forum: Other Italian Cars   06-29-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By alfaloco
I have to agree with that, Del, in spades. I...

I have to agree with that, Del, in spades. I frankly don't place any credibility in either CR or CU when it comes to vehicles, because they both are on a biased binge and have been for a number of...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   06-29-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By alfaloco
Michael, here's what I was referring to in my...

Michael, here's what I was referring to in my message: (Thanks)
Forum: Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted   06-26-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 31
  For Sale: 69 Roundtail at Copart
Views: 2,030
Posted By alfaloco
Thanks Steve... now we know "The rest of the...

Thanks Steve... now we know "The rest of the story", as Paul Harvey used to say.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   06-24-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By alfaloco
I suggest you replace the hood seal, the rubber...

I suggest you replace the hood seal, the rubber seal strip along the back edge of the hood.
Forum: Guests, New Members & Introductions - Please Read   06-24-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By alfaloco
I owned a very nice lightly used '74 Fiat Sport...

I owned a very nice lightly used '74 Fiat Sport Spider, 1756cc, for a couple of years way back when, and it was very reliable... but definitely not an Alfa Romeo when it came down to product design...
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