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Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-23-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,665
Posted By dhayes5
Took Advice

[QUOTE=86spider;7780602]Exotic Coach on Barefoot Industrial Dr (Rd)? off Glenwood, near Carmax[/QUOTE

86 Spider, I took your advice and Exotic Coach has drive shaft and parts I ordered from...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-18-2017, 03:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,665
Posted By dhayes5
Looking For In Drive Shaft Specialist Raleigh NC

I need to have my u-joints replaced and while the whole thing is out am planning to do the center bearing as well. I am being warned how bad the center bearing clip is and that it needs to be...
Forum: Guests, New Members & Introductions - Please Read   08-06-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By dhayes5
There is no play in either U-joint that I can...

There is no play in either U-joint that I can feel. I did lube the spline with the correct NLG1 grease when doing maintenance work. I also just checked for slop in the center bushing on the drive...
Forum: Guests, New Members & Introductions - Please Read   08-06-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By dhayes5
Cannot easily check the center bearing but did...

Cannot easily check the center bearing but did check guibo and it looks good with no cracks. I was hoping this was it.

Also, I drove the car about 70 miles on the highway this morning. Ran and...
Forum: Guests, New Members & Introductions - Please Read   08-06-2017, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By dhayes5
Low Speed Vibration Problem - Help!

Need help troubleshooting an issue that is driving me crazy.
The problem started a couple of months back after driving the car to work a couple of times (75miles round trip on interstate highway). ...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-13-2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,672
Posted By dhayes5
Early Spica Car Value

I keep reading this opinion that Early Spica cars are getting collectable. I know that is true for the cars up to '74 or series 2 Spiders. Does it hold true for Series 2a Spiders?

What...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   06-10-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,100
Posted By dhayes5
Helpful Post

I was rebuilding my clutch system on my '77 Spider today and ran into the same issue. The slave cylinder was stuck with both clips removed. I figured I would look and see if anyone had the same...
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   03-28-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,025
Posted By dhayes5
Smog Pump Head Plug Removal '77 Spider

I had read through this thread for advice on replacing the studs that thread into the front head plug holes used to hang the Smog pump. Saw where people had much difficulty but went ahead anyway.
...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-14-2017, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,633
Posted By dhayes5
Backdating A SPICA Snorkel - Revival

Sorry to revive an old post but I am doing the same to a '77 Spider. I have not located the early airbox front but have found another Snorkel similar to mine for sale. Question is if I cut (red...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-07-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,672
Posted By dhayes5
Replacement TA

Something indeed is way off with that throttle linkage hitting the motor mount. I would hold off on the grinder until you sort out why it is hitting - it should not be.

Contact Wes Inram at the...
Forum: Guests, New Members & Introductions - Please Read   02-09-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By dhayes5
The Z is a 1972. I purchased it 16 years ago...

The Z is a 1972. I purchased it 16 years ago with 69k original. Now has about 85k.

The Z is a very different animal from the Alfa. It is much faster and handles better but is a bit more...
Forum: Guests, New Members & Introductions - Please Read   02-09-2017, 02:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By dhayes5
Update on The Canary Yellow '77 Low Miles Spider

Well Intended to replace tranny mount, guibo and motor mounts this weekend while I had access to friends lift. While there is no rust and the nut on the bolt for the tranny mount came right off, we...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   02-06-2017, 02:38 AM
Replies: 146
  For Sale: Oil Vapor Separators
Views: 25,317
Posted By dhayes5
OVS Feeding Oil Vapor

Take a look at how the two larger hoses attach to the OVS. One is connected to the bottom of the air box and the other two the valve cover. The one going to the air box appears to be on the engine...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   01-25-2017, 02:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,341
Posted By dhayes5
I just purchased a new transmission mount from...

I just purchased a new transmission mount from Centerline. After reading every post I could find on the subject of replacement, I was planning on using the 1-1/2 inch pipe cap and 6" gear puller...
Forum: Guests, New Members & Introductions - Please Read   01-21-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By dhayes5
Update

I have now performed the following:

1) Checked the ignition timing and dwell. Dwell was off a couple of degrees but not being sure how accurate the instrument is and considering how well the...
Forum: Guests, New Members & Introductions - Please Read   01-04-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By dhayes5
Looks like the club has a meeting on 18-Jan - ...

Looks like the club has a meeting on 18-Jan - will try my best to be there.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-30-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 18,847
Posted By dhayes5
Centerline Stainless Bumper Retrofit Kit

Has anyone installed the Centerline stainless bumper retrofit kit on a series 2 spider? If so, was cutting involved to get the front bumper mounts to work? Did it come with a badge for the grill?
Forum: GT (1963-1977)   12-29-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,175
Posted By dhayes5
Euro Exhaust Manifold on 1977 Spider - Sanity Check

I have a cracked exhaust manifold on my 1977 spider (Image 1) and was originally planning to replace this and the mid section (CAT) with a ceramic coated header. However, after reading this and...
Forum: Guests, New Members & Introductions - Please Read   12-26-2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By dhayes5
New Member and New (To Me) '77 Canary Yellow Spider

Hello,

I am new to the forum and just getting back into the Spider after a 19 year hiatus. My previous car was a 1984 Red Spider Veloce and going from memory a little easier beast to tame than...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-26-2016, 02:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,672
Posted By dhayes5
Factory One Way Check Valves in Fuel Lines

I have the same "metal filters" in my very stock (so far) '77. When getting the TA from Wes Ingram I asked what these were and this was his reply:

"They are factory one way check valves. The...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   12-23-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 146
  For Sale: Oil Vapor Separators
Views: 25,317
Posted By dhayes5
Stainless OVS on E-Bay

So today may be your lucky day if you are still looking for a new OVS at a reasonable price. I found this on E-bay yesterday and bought one. There appear to be 5 more so thought it would be helpful...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-15-2016, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,657
Posted By dhayes5
1977 Spider Fuel Line Routing?

I am in the process of assessing fuel lines while waiting for my rebuilt TA to come in. To my eye, the fuel lines as well as the heater core return line look to be a pretty sloppy installation in...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   12-13-2016, 05:39 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 25,489
Posted By dhayes5
So as not to ask questions answered on the forum,...

So as not to ask questions answered on the forum, I assure you I have been reading and there is a plethora of information written on the subject -- been reading the posts for the last 3 hours or so....
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   12-13-2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By dhayes5
[QUOTE=r-mm;7120218]Thanks. Is there a gasket or...

[QUOTE=r-mm;7120218]Thanks. Is there a gasket or o ring at that junction?

I removed my TA last week from a car that has only 23,006 original. Does not look to have ever been touched and the two...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-12-2016, 02:59 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 80,884
Posted By dhayes5
Thanks for the reply - into the paint thinner it...

Thanks for the reply - into the paint thinner it goes this week. Gives me something to work on while the TA is with Wes Ingram getting rebuilt.
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