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Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-05-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By AaronsSpider
Eastwood Black Primer and Finish

Eastwood primer and satin finish have been ordered.
I began cleaning the steering column this evening, with lacquer thinner. Paint thinner took the paint right off, it looks like I only have a...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-05-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By AaronsSpider
Ill say y'all next time LOL

Ill say y'all next time LOL
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-04-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By AaronsSpider
Thank you so much! This is exactly what I was...

Thank you so much! This is exactly what I was looking for
Someone else mentioned to me the Eastwood products, I will probably start checking those out first.

I dont believe my floors were ever...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-04-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By AaronsSpider
Painting Floor Pans and Steering Column

Hey guys, I have been searching for some information on what paint to use on the black parts of my car. I have seen some absolutely beautiful jobs done here on the BB but I cannot find specific...
Forum: Sedan (1962-1977)   09-24-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,749
Posted By AaronsSpider
WHOA!! The power of communication on the...

WHOA!!
The power of communication on the internet is something else. I hope the owner can fill us in on the story.
Great job Bob for being attentive to the situation !
Forum: Car Restoration   09-21-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By AaronsSpider
Yea I probably will down the road, I have the...

Yea I probably will down the road, I have the parts already. We were limited on time last weekend with what all we could get done, so we only did what had to get done. But yes, I agree.
Forum: Car Restoration   09-18-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By AaronsSpider
Drive Shaft U-Joint

The day after the brake booster was replaced, a friend helped me replace one of the U joints. Judging by the rust and crud, these are also original. Interestingly enough, the donut and drive shaft...
Forum: Car Restoration   09-18-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By AaronsSpider
Brake Booster Part Two

This was the hardest part for me, taking the brake master and clutch master off, both were 13mm IIRC. The bottom bolt of the clutch master had an allen head that made it easier to reach with an allen...
Forum: Car Restoration   09-18-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By AaronsSpider
Brake Booster Part One

Taking the brake booster off wasn't too hard, but it wa a bit more time consuming than I expected and the spaces were a bit tight. The first and second pic show the studs the pedals box hangs from in...
Forum: Car Restoration   09-13-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By AaronsSpider
Under Hood Light and Brakes

Tonight I replacing the old ratty booster! I ordered the booster from Alfaholics, took only a few days to get here which surprised me considering how far it had to travel.
The job wasn't too bad,...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-10-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By AaronsSpider
"If you can get a locksmith to find a key that...

"If you can get a locksmith to find a key that fits (even if not the “correct” one) and get the cutting more or less right (5 cuts, each of only 3 possible depths, easy in terms of locksmith skills)...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-10-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By AaronsSpider
I will check it out! I emailed them,...

I will check it out!



I emailed them, they asked that I have a local locksmith try to make a key for it, then they will use photos of that key to make further keys.


Thank you! This is what...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-08-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By AaronsSpider
Replacing Missing Door Keys

Hello all! I have spent some time searching the BB for info on replacing lost keys, and Ive found some leads but not exactly everything I am trying to find.
I only have ignition keys for my car, non...
Forum: Car Restoration   09-07-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By AaronsSpider
Yes! I have kept very busy with the car LOL The...

Yes! I have kept very busy with the car LOL
The biggest problem that I will tackle sometime during the winter I hope, will be the interior.
The seats are shredded and worn, plus they have horribly...
Forum: Car Restoration   09-06-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By AaronsSpider
Interior, Sunset, Lift Pics

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While up on the lift we did discover why my exhaust kept dropping lower and lower and lower, turns out 2 of the 3 flange bolts had gone MIA, with the third...
Forum: Car Restoration   09-06-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By AaronsSpider
More Photos

I took the spare out tonight for the first time since owning the car. I believe This needs to be replaced also! I hadn't even thought about how old my tire in the trunk probably was considering the...
Forum: Car Restoration   09-06-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By AaronsSpider
Photos

This was on my first drive after FINALLY getting the car tuned correctly, I drove out towards the middle of nowhere. On one side I had a rainbow and on the other I had the sunset.
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Forum: Car Restoration   09-06-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By AaronsSpider
Waking Up A Tired Alfa Spider

I have reached the point where I have seen so many beautiful and wonderfully catalogued builds on the BB, that I wanted to start one of my own! I love looking at everyones pictures and learned about...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-05-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,040
Posted By AaronsSpider
I dont worry about ethanol, all my fuel hoses are...

I dont worry about ethanol, all my fuel hoses are new. On older cars a bit more, complex and difficult to work on, ethanol can be a bigger issue. I think as far as Alfas fuel system, the Fispa fuel...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-01-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,756
Posted By AaronsSpider
Winner Winner!

You nailed it Hunt! You get the prize!
I turned the idle control screw all the way back to just contact(it was about 1.5-2 in!), then turned it just over 1/4. Then began richening the screws.
I...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-01-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,756
Posted By AaronsSpider
I would also like to mention, that the adjusting...

I would also like to mention, that the adjusting screws really didn't seem to do much in regards to what the vacuum gauges were reading or in how the engine responded. Idle was around 750.

The car...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-01-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,756
Posted By AaronsSpider
Just went out and messed with the car. I hooked...

Just went out and messed with the car. I hooked up vacuum gauges to each port on each carb. They all had the same reading or so. I was hoping I would find the carbs out of balance and adjusting the...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-01-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,756
Posted By AaronsSpider
Are there other things that could cause the...

Are there other things that could cause the engine to shake? Is it possible that the carb butterflies are still out of sync even though visually they look like they match through the progression...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-01-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,756
Posted By AaronsSpider
I have not checked compression. I will try to do...

I have not checked compression. I will try to do that today. twice now ive gone and bought a compression tester from the big box stores, one flat out didnt work and the second leaked air and didnt...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-31-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,756
Posted By AaronsSpider
Thanks guys for all of your help. Progress has...

Thanks guys for all of your help. Progress has been made, but unfortunately its still been two steps forward, one step back.

So. Since I last posted I decided to change to aluminum carb mounts...
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