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Forum: Electrical, Chassis & Lighting   10-28-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By rjlowden
Question Crackling noise from fusebox

Hi everyone,

I've just finished reinstalling the left and right knee pads on my '91 Spider after having the tach repaired (Palo Alto!) and the heater valve replaced (Nick Falcone Enterprises!). I...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-28-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,012
Posted By rjlowden
Hello everyone. I've got the instrument...

Hello everyone.

I've got the instrument cluster out of my '91 Spider and while it's accessible, I thought I might replace the small warning light bulbs, either with new incandescents or perhaps...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-05-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By rjlowden
As noted above by rande in 2010, my passenger...

As noted above by rande in 2010, my passenger side inside door handle also does not return to it's neutral position. So good to know this is a common problem. I already had the door panels off...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   04-10-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By rjlowden
The sound is gone! Vince Votto, the Master...

The sound is gone! Vince Votto, the Master Mechanic at Nick Falcone in Bala Cynwyd, PA replaced the belt that ran the A/C and the alternator and it was no more. What a difference. The air...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   04-03-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By rjlowden
Yep, looks like it IS one. I believe I'll bid....

Yep, looks like it IS one. I believe I'll bid. Thanks, Jim.
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   03-26-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 63,691
Posted By rjlowden
The one I posted was received on March 16. I...

The one I posted was received on March 16. I replied to that one but then read the threads about the scams. I received another one just this morning at 3:39 AM.
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   03-26-2017, 04:51 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 63,691
Posted By rjlowden
Here's an email I received about a week ago in my...

Here's an email I received about a week ago in my search for an exhaust manifold. From a guy, Peter Pietr, supposedly in Crawfordville, IN. The pic he sent of the part was one of many I saw on Google...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-24-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By rjlowden
So, as it turns out, the 1-4 manifold from...

So, as it turns out, the 1-4 manifold from Centerline didn't fit after all. It was for an earlier, Spica injected engine. The quest continues...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-21-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By rjlowden
Thank you all for your input. I'll check out that...

Thank you all for your input. I'll check out that possible crank pulley rubbing as well as the heat shield. My stethoscope arrives tomorrow; that may help locate the sound. I'm also thinking about...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-19-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By rjlowden
No, unfortunately the one I ordered from...

No, unfortunately the one I ordered from Centerline didn't fit so we had to reinstall the old one but with new gaskets and bolts. I'm on the trail for another but they're hard to find.
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-19-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By rjlowden
Question "Interesting" metallic, rhythmic engine noise

Hello knowledgable and experienced ones,

I recently posted about a cracked 1-4 exhaust manifold and a noise coming from the engine that I thought was caused by that faulty part. the sound has...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-07-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By rjlowden
Quest for the part is at an end: Centerline had a...

Quest for the part is at an end: Centerline had a NOS 1-4 exhaust manifold as well as a complete set of gaskets and brand new brass nuts. They're on their way. Couldn't ask for more than that! I'll...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-05-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By rjlowden
And new gaskets as well, I would imagine. Are...

And new gaskets as well, I would imagine. Are they copper or brass?

Should I inquire about that retro-fit bracket?

J.
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-05-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By rjlowden
Spiderserie4, Mine has a solid throttle...

Spiderserie4,

Mine has a solid throttle attached to the firewall with no heat shield. Thanks for all the detailed info.

Jeff
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-05-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By rjlowden
Yea, Centerline!

Yep, saw that. Will call them tomorrow. BTW, the manifold DOES appear to have steel nuts.
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-05-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By rjlowden
Thanks, kuni123456 but that's a one-piece unit...

Thanks, kuni123456 but that's a one-piece unit for an '82-'89.
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   03-04-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By rjlowden
Smile Exhaust manifold 1-4', '91 Spider

I'm in the market for a 1-4 exhaust manifold for my '91 Spider Normale. Anyone have one they could part with? I'm in Marlton, NJ. Thanks! Jeff Lowden
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-04-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By rjlowden
My next step. Of course health concerns are my...

My next step. Of course health concerns are my first concern. Thanks!
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-04-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By rjlowden
Thanks, guys. I'll check that but also keep...

Thanks, guys. I'll check that but also keep looking for a 1-4.

Jeff
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-03-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By rjlowden
Hey, thanks for the interest and help. Hope I can...

Hey, thanks for the interest and help. Hope I can do the same someday for others.

Since I bought it, I've had the car in the shop twice, initially to diagnose a noise coming from the engine - a...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-03-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By rjlowden
Tried the Alfa Parts Exchange to no avail. Funny...

Tried the Alfa Parts Exchange to no avail. Funny guy...he said that I just had to be less sensitive. Still, I'd like to find a way to lessen the odor. I'll keep looking but are any of the available...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-01-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By rjlowden
Thanks, Tom, for your quick reply and knowledge....

Thanks, Tom, for your quick reply and knowledge. I, of course, knew that neither Alfa nor drivers would ever accept a smelly car as normal. I'm in southern New Jersey. How do I get in touch with the...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-01-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By rjlowden
Red face Exhaust smell inside a '91 Spider

As the title says, I'm getting a fairly strong smell of exhaust in the cockpit of my '91. It's pretty bad all the time with exception of when the top is up and the windows are closed. I've been...
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