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Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   Yesterday, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By SkiBum
It is the odd thickness of the rubber that was...

It is the odd thickness of the rubber that was hard to find. Since it is only subjected to air flow I am not sure if I would worry about chemical deterioration, if you could find one that worked....
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   Yesterday, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By SkiBum
I didn't check auto parts stores, just hardware...

I didn't check auto parts stores, just hardware stores as many on the BB suggested, to no avail. Lots of running around for nothing when I simple phone call had them in an envelope and at my door in...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By SkiBum
Idle control O ring

Some have asked about the idle control O ring and substituting o rings you my find at local hardware stores. I had no luck finding one locally but I did find the extra I bought when I sourced some OE...
Forum: Product/Vendor Reviews   10-17-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By SkiBum
I am a little disturbed by what I see as a...

I am a little disturbed by what I see as a misrepresentation of a product, between what their catalog states, what the website states and what the picture shows. I will admit I dont know that much...
Forum: Product/Vendor Reviews   10-17-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By SkiBum
I believe this is the perfect forum. The public...

I believe this is the perfect forum. The public is exactly who should know of my experience. Let them decide for themselves. Millenials? Really? My kids aren't even millenials....
Forum: Product/Vendor Reviews   10-17-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By SkiBum
Listing different products under the same part #...

Listing different products under the same part # is very misleading. Since I am a newbie to Alfas and was asked to buy Motronic pistons for my application, that is exactly what I did. Until...
Forum: Product/Vendor Reviews   10-17-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By SkiBum
I believe it very pertinent to bring...

I believe it very pertinent to bring unprofessional actions and queries about vendors important issues and of interest to those that may be affected. Unless the poster has ulterior motives.
Forum: Product/Vendor Reviews   10-17-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By SkiBum
Was told the Borgos are 9.7, just like the...

Was told the Borgos are 9.7, just like the Motronics but the issue is dome shape and questionable quality. I wa t something that is of OE quality or better. No one could tell me who the manufacturer...
Forum: Product/Vendor Reviews   10-17-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By SkiBum
It just irks me when a vendor responds that way....

It just irks me when a vendor responds that way. Whether they want to admit it or not there surely was some misrepresentation on their part. I gave them the benefit of the doubt and asked them to...
Forum: Product/Vendor Reviews   10-17-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By SkiBum
Your so called "description " online is no...

Your so called "description " online is no description at all. I am sending them back this morning with the realization that you dont typically deal with parts that are to OE standards and go with...
Forum: Product/Vendor Reviews   10-17-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By SkiBum
Vick Auto... Oh No!

As many of you know I am building a motor for my S3. I ordered "Motronic" pistons from Vick Auto only to find out (thanks RJ) that they are not but older Borga style and they could not even tell me...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-15-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,263
Posted By SkiBum
Very nice! I may have to ponder that option....

Very nice! I may have to ponder that option....
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-15-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By SkiBum
Yeah, I drive mine all year long. We have over...

Yeah, I drive mine all year long. We have over 300 days of sun a year and we dont use salt, if on those rare occasions it snows... is rough out here in CA. But we ARE in the middle of fire season!
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-14-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,263
Posted By SkiBum
That's mighty clean! Looks much better than just...

That's mighty clean! Looks much better than just a hot tank.....
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-14-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By SkiBum
Thanks for the video! I have the shop manual CD...

Thanks for the video! I have the shop manual CD with all the specs but nothing on procedure. This will help me familiarize immensely....
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-14-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By SkiBum
Not red!! Ultra Grey.[/QUOTE] Gotcha, and...

Not red!!

Ultra Grey.[/QUOTE] Gotcha, and noted!
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-14-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By SkiBum
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-14-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,802
Views: 107,573
Posted By SkiBum
A couple of pics from the Zender install....

A couple of pics from the Zender install. Although I would have liked it to have a better fit, It surely is an improvement from the stock one. When I do something ( not sure what yet) with the rear...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-14-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By SkiBum
I looked at the block pretty close, I didn't see...

I looked at the block pretty close, I didn't see any signs of putting. I will use the ones they sent but will be sure to give all the O rings a slight coat of red RTV when I assemble.... I do...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-14-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By SkiBum
Well, I looked in the kit and yes, there are O...

Well, I looked in the kit and yes, there are O rings in it..... are they Viton? Haven't a clue.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-14-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By SkiBum
I also ordered the full gasket set. I guess I...

I also ordered the full gasket set. I guess I should look in there before Alfaparticle sends me a set!
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-14-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By SkiBum
No O Rings?

Ordered a Motronic piston/liner kit, came with everything, pistons, liners, rings, wrist pins, clips, but no O rings for the liners? Do I have to source them myself?
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-13-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,802
Views: 107,573
Posted By SkiBum
Installed Zender spoiler today. Doesnt use...

Installed Zender spoiler today. Doesnt use existing hardware, mount holes were filled with rubber and had to gouge it out and chase threads with a tap. Main piece isn't as wide as the trunk lid, ...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-12-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,263
Posted By SkiBum
The Nylox wheels for the bench grinder came...

The Nylox wheels for the bench grinder came yesterday and had to give it a quick go to see how they work... the lighter wheels haven't got here yet but this is the result of about half an hour...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-12-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,263
Posted By SkiBum
Thank you, everybody for all the experiences and...

Thank you, everybody for all the experiences and input. I ordered some ProtectaClear from Everbrite. I will post pics as things come along.....
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