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Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-07-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,056
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
A bit off topic, but rather than start a new...

A bit off topic, but rather than start a new thread for a quick question... Where does one get a set of 4 new/rebuilt brake calipers? Vick Auto and Centerline International are both “out of stock”. ...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-07-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,056
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
Well.... Its running. Sort of. Cyl #3 is...

Well.... Its running. Sort of. Cyl #3 is weak/misfiring.

I took the plugs out, cleaned each one with solvent and a wire brush. Pulled some fuel out of my gas can with a cattle syringe and...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-07-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,056
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
Cylinder compression test. Pretty much same...

Cylinder compression test. Pretty much same result across the board.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-07-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,056
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
Yes, engine has compression. Even pressure across...

Yes, engine has compression. Even pressure across all 4 cyl. Motor has been rebuilt. I know what youre saying... but I mean it spins fast with the starter as it should... to indicate proper voltage...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-06-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,056
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
archeologist, Battery voltage was 13.5V...

archeologist,

Battery voltage was 13.5V after running through a deep charge with my Schumacher charging box. Just in case, I did set the box for the “jump start” mode to compensate for voltage...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-06-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,056
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
Sparks were pink-ish....so maybe it was spark. ...

Sparks were pink-ish....so maybe it was spark.

Yes, I know 4 mo with todays fuel is a life time, its why I put 5 gal of fresh fuel in today. I had the car stored up for winter, but it was 69...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-06-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,056
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
I was under the impression that FI cars didnt...

I was under the impression that FI cars didnt “flood”... at least in the 23 years ive had this car ive never flooded it.... (maybe that is until now) I do agree ...with all the fuel smell....and what...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-06-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,056
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
Original SPICA. Pump serviced and new filters...

Original SPICA. Pump serviced and new filters fitted July of 2018.

Upgraded to standard Bosch distributor about 10 yrs ago from the factory magnet marelli set up...Otherwise fairly stock. I try to...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-06-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,056
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
opinion: No start; 1750 Spider

Hello all,

In brief, went to start my 1750 spider today as it was very warm in E. TN and no go.

Yes, I know the old rule about spark/air/fuel.

1) There is air. I know that for several...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-07-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
Fuel fouling. Barely uses oil (for a 47 year old...

Fuel fouling. Barely uses oil (for a 47 year old Alfa Romeo). If i replace a quart every 2000 miles or so thats pretty good.

Head machined and reworked 8,000 miles ago. Full gasket change at that...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-07-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
So I went to Advance auto (Spark Plug question)

Good afternoon all,

Since resurecting my 71 1750 Spider, Ive had significant issues with drivability that have slowly but surely been addressed and Im fairly happy its not hunting or backfiring at...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-29-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
For a USA spec vehicle, your bumpers and side...

For a USA spec vehicle, your bumpers and side markers are correct. The rear bumper is straight in both USA and Euro versions. The only major difference as Ive seen is that the USA cars had the extra...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-22-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
1750 Spider fuse panel schematic

Hey folks,

Does anyone have a labeled photo of a fuse panel for a 1971 1750 spider/USA model? I used to have a schematic that I kept in the car but it has apparently long since vanished.

Many...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-22-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
Yes a keeper for sure... and yes... Im quite...

Yes a keeper for sure... and yes... Im quite impressed it ran at all... although im baffled HOW the mechanic thought it was running right when he called my Dad to come get it... or that my Dad...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-21-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
Good afternoon All, Im sorry its been a...

Good afternoon All,

Im sorry its been a month since I wrote this post... unfortunately this afternoon was the first opportunity Ive had since then to mess with the car...

In any case, Ive got...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-12-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
1971 1750 Spider “hunting” at idle

Hello All,

Been away for some time, but now back into the thick of it. A few months back my Mom passed away and she left to me her 1971 1750 Spider. I am not unfamiliar with this vehicle hence my...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   11-09-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
Yeah, Eddie and Alan are great guys and very...

Yeah, Eddie and Alan are great guys and very knowledgeable. Im glad you went to their shop and had a good experience.

Best Wishes
Martin.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   11-09-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,094
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
Yes, very different set of climate parameters. On...

Yes, very different set of climate parameters. On a side note, should it snow this winter in Georgia.... just stay home.... do not drive your spider on any of the roads while actively snowing....
...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   11-08-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,094
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
To "describe" where to find the "Top" drain...

To "describe" where to find the "Top" drain tubes:

Sit in the car with the top up, now if in the drivers seat, look to your left shoulder where the top frame meets the edge of the door jamb.
...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   11-07-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,094
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
Hello all, Just putting in my 2 cents..... ...

Hello all,

Just putting in my 2 cents.....

After reading through much of the comments, I didnt see any mention of the "Convertible Top Drain Tubes" which are located in the rain channels just...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-22-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
Silly question im sure, but have you checked the...

Silly question im sure, but have you checked the socket with a volt meter while the column switch was set to left signal? Just seeing if power is getting through will help narrow it down.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-21-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,556
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
i second what Eric is saying about the in tank...

i second what Eric is saying about the in tank pump. I had mine go out while driving in the middle of nowhere TN.... I made it home by stopping at every gas station I saw to "top off" the tank.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-21-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
it should. If its one by Parrish Plastics it...

it should. If its one by Parrish Plastics it will. Having the correct mounting hardware is the key question.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-20-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,005
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
Andrew, you wouldnt happen to be a clinician...

Andrew, you wouldnt happen to be a clinician would you.... using terms like malignant and stage 4 cancer :grin2: to describe rust :grin2:

In any event, I agree with Andrew on several points....
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-19-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,005
Posted By AlfaRomeo1750
Rust.... look for rust. The rest can be managed....

Rust.... look for rust. The rest can be managed. While West coast cars are usually more sound than their N.E. counterparts.... always check the floors, mountings for jacking points on the rockers, in...
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