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Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   08-20-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By Roadtrip
You're going to be very hard pressed to find tan...

You're going to be very hard pressed to find tan seats in acceptable condition. The tan seats just didn't wear well.
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   08-20-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By Roadtrip
The Spica tooth width is about .210". The Spica...

The Spica tooth width is about .210". The Spica injection pump pulley is 4.272" in diameter and has 36 teeth. I suppose you can conjure up that high school geometry from years past and figure the...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   08-20-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By Roadtrip
I think a parallel flow condenser helps a great...

I think a parallel flow condenser helps a great deal with a R134 conversion.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-19-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Roadtrip
If the Spica system requires a complete overhaul...

If the Spica system requires a complete overhaul and has sat derelict, you're talking about $2k in rebuild charges and pieces/parts, not including labor costs to install and tune.
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   08-19-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By Roadtrip
How much was he able to drop the blower outlet...

How much was he able to drop the blower outlet temperatures with this mod? Cost?
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   08-15-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Roadtrip
Don't tension the belt to Service Manual standard...

Don't tension the belt to Service Manual standard (124 lbs). Set it at about 60-70 lbs. That's plenty, and should save undue wear on the bearings.
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   08-10-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Roadtrip
We don't have many mice and never had one in a...

We don't have many mice and never had one in a car, but do have voles. But they stay outside as far as I can determine. One of our neighbors has a cat and she's a stone cold killer. Is doing a pretty...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   08-09-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14,257
Views: 844,212
Posted By Roadtrip
Replaced the 4 month old RR brake caliper after...

Replaced the 4 month old RR brake caliper after is started leaking again. Got the new rebuilt one from Rock Auto . . last one they had.

Removed the piston from old caliper and found some rust...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   08-08-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By Roadtrip
Chances are, the Reference Screw has not been...

Chances are, the Reference Screw has not been messed with.

1. Does your Reference Screw look like the picture below as far as threads showing?

2. With the Sure Start in the normal running...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   08-06-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 387
Posted By Roadtrip
You might check the pulleys for crud/rubber...

You might check the pulleys for crud/rubber deposits.
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   08-04-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14,257
Views: 844,212
Posted By Roadtrip
Found some brake fluid leakage on the floor from...

Found some brake fluid leakage on the floor from the piston on the RR brake caliper. I just replaced it with reman unit about 4 months ago.

I cleaned it up, had my wife work the brakes (engine...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   08-04-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,371
Posted By Roadtrip
Maybe I missed it in a previous post, but did you...

Maybe I missed it in a previous post, but did you cross check your dash gauge readings with a laser temp sensor gun? Dash gauges are typically not very accurate.
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   07-26-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By Roadtrip
The screw that holds the ignition switch in is...

The screw that holds the ignition switch in is likely an "anti-theft" break-off head type screw. If this is the case, you'll probably need to use a dremel tool and cut a slot in the screw head for a...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   07-21-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14,257
Views: 844,212
Posted By Roadtrip
Necessity is the mother of invention . . . on the...

Necessity is the mother of invention . . . on the hyd tensioner bearing, since they're still obtainable (albeit expensive), there's not much call to come up with something different. If they go...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   07-19-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14,257
Views: 844,212
Posted By Roadtrip
It sounds like you were using the disposable...

It sounds like you were using the disposable cheapo fill gauges on the refrigerant bottle? If so, you could be overcharging the system which will degrade cooling and put tremendous strain on the...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   07-19-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Roadtrip
All is revealed here: ...

All is revealed here:

https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/164-168-1991-1995/227273-alternate-hood-release-cable.html
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-12-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 884
Posted By Roadtrip
A grossly rich mixture can cause that. Why have...

A grossly rich mixture can cause that. Why have you allowed the engine to run rich without adjusting it? I would recommend changing the oil and both the main and SPICA oil filters. Then find out the...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted   07-08-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
  For Sale: 1991 Spider Veloce
Views: 461
Posted By Roadtrip
Wow. Looks like new. It's a steal at that price.

Wow. Looks like new. It's a steal at that price.
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   07-06-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By Roadtrip
I just use the key as well, even though my alarm...

I just use the key as well, even though my alarm system is operative (except I disconnected the starter disable feature). I like the way you can't lock yourself out of the car.

The fob is...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-02-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Roadtrip
That strip sandwiches the top material between it...

That strip sandwiches the top material between it and the body at rear of the top. The vinyl material just covers up the drip channel directly below the strip.

Do you want a copy of the...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   07-02-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Roadtrip
Was it kinked? If not, try gently bending it back...

Was it kinked? If not, try gently bending it back a little at a time.
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   07-02-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By Roadtrip
I just read your other thread about the fast...

I just read your other thread about the fast idle. I think that you should go back to step 1 in the tuning process and do everything over again. My guess is that the long and short rods are not set...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   07-02-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,983
Posted By Roadtrip
Nope. You'll have to make one.

Nope. You'll have to make one.
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   07-01-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Roadtrip
Check your PMs. The T265 is 1980-81, so your pump...

Check your PMs. The T265 is 1980-81, so your pump is probably original. Just the intake system was changed.
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   07-01-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Roadtrip
What is the "T" number off the injection pump...

What is the "T" number off the injection pump dataplate? And do I remember correct that you have a retrofitted quad intake, and not the original mono intake?

When tuning the Spica system, you need...
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