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Forum: Milano/75 (1985-1993)   10-03-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,024
Posted By goulet115
I am currently travelling, so I would like to try...

I am currently travelling, so I would like to try this temporary fix.

When I tried to turn on the headlights yesterday, I felt some resistance in the switch and when it eventually rotated, low...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-22-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,480
Posted By goulet115
Update: After driving the car numerous times, I...

Update: After driving the car numerous times, I have to say that the situation has improved dramatically. I still don't get an instant start (1-2 seconds are needed), but it does not take 3-4 seconds...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-22-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By goulet115
Ok, the Spider is currently receiving some...

Ok, the Spider is currently receiving some professional attention and new original wheel studs are being put in (retainer straps are also being replaced and steering adjusted).

This allows me to...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-01-2017, 02:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By goulet115
Right, once the original studs are back in, I...

Right, once the original studs are back in, I could buy OEM wheels. But I have to say that I like the looks of the Azev wheels, provided they work as they should. And buying OEM wheels is a pretty...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-01-2017, 02:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By goulet115
Option 1 eliminated itself as it turns out the...

Option 1 eliminated itself as it turns out the the PO shortened the original studs to accommodate for the nuts to not extend past the width of the spacers. I would not be able to fit any wheel to...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-26-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By goulet115
I seem to be a little out of luck with this...

I seem to be a little out of luck with this endeavour.. tried to take off the wheels, broke two nuts as they were screwed in too tight and deformed when taking them off. Luckily the bolts are intact...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-24-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By goulet115
You are saying that, in theory, 15mm spacers are...

You are saying that, in theory, 15mm spacers are ideal as they result in an offset of 20mm, but there is a chance that 10mm spacers and a resulting offset of 25mm will be enough not to rub on the...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-22-2017, 01:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By goulet115
22mm = 0.87", right? That is what they would sit...

22mm = 0.87", right? That is what they would sit further inward by without the spacers.
Now from the slight rub marks on the fender, I am thinking that around 12mm further inward would do the...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-21-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By goulet115
Ok, this took a while as I had to order in the...

Ok, this took a while as I had to order in the key for the center cap..



I run Delta 6100HA on the back. They have a strength of 11.75 mm, an outer circumference of 118 mm and a length of 433...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-09-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By goulet115
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Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-09-2017, 04:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,184
Posted By goulet115
What is the length of the original springs? ...

What is the length of the original springs?
Starting at what spring length would you think the straps need shortening?
And most interesting of all, how do you shorten these straps? :grin2:
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-09-2017, 04:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,126
Posted By goulet115
S4: Wheel Spacers and Max Wheel Size

Hi everyone,

I wondered if you know what the maximum tire/wheel spacer combination is on the Spider. I am running 195/60/R15 tires and 22mm wheel spacers in the back. When driving with a full...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   01-20-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,480
Posted By goulet115
Working on my winter car at the moment ;) ...

Working on my winter car at the moment ;)

The Spider hasn't been out for a while, but I did carry out this repair. First time, I soaked the garage floor in fuel. Second time, it was running...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   11-25-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,480
Posted By goulet115
Very interesting. I just checked the part number...

Very interesting. I just checked the part number of the one that is in my Spider and it says 0 280 160 263. A little research suggests that one puts out 3.5 Bar. Perhaps that is why the trouble...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   11-23-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,480
Posted By goulet115
AngloSpider and SpiderSeries4, this is exciting! ...

AngloSpider and SpiderSeries4, this is exciting!

The linked thread says I need some generic vacuum hose (as this one is not sold specifically)?

Since my hose is leaking fuel from that split,...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   11-23-2016, 03:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,480
Posted By goulet115
After weeks of rain and little home-time, I am...

After weeks of rain and little home-time, I am coming back to the repair now!

Two more updates before I attempt the series of tests: The car has trouble to keep a steady rpm, even with the foot...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-15-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By goulet115
It's not stock, but that's fine, I had it remade...

It's not stock, but that's fine, I had it remade by a local metal shop and it works again, thanks for the help.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-10-2016, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By goulet115
S4 exhaust mount

Hi guys,

My exhaust has gone crooked, as the hanger on the rear muffler broke.

I bought a new rubber hanger, but when I crawled under the car, I found that a steel plate was used to connect...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-28-2016, 01:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,480
Posted By goulet115
S4: An uncommon starting issue

Your offer is more than generous, I might even come around to your area for that! I'll send you a PM!

For the Berlin Alfistis amongst us:
I went to Sarti in Tiergarten and Joachim Liebenau in...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-28-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,480
Posted By goulet115
I have no clue what exactly he has checked, he...

I have no clue what exactly he has checked, he only mentioned the throttle body, IAV, air filter and spark plugs to me. He did allegedly clean the spark plugs.

I am quite certain that he checked...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-27-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,480
Posted By goulet115
Update

So, I took your advice on turning to a specialist and had the car with two different mechanics now (both of which work exclusively on Alfa, one even exclusive to Spiders).

The first mechanic was...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-03-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,480
Posted By goulet115
Granted, I am pretty new to this, but so far I...

Granted, I am pretty new to this, but so far I managed to do quite a lot on the car and I am learning each time I try. Even though it might seem trivial how much grease there has to be around that...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-03-2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,480
Posted By goulet115
Not yet, I was hesitant to remove them without...

Not yet, I was hesitant to remove them without dedicated tools, as I will not be able to apply the correct force when putting them back in..



Did you mean Ohm? If so, I got 8.7 Ohm resistance....
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-29-2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,480
Posted By goulet115
Hello guys, I still need your help. It was...

Hello guys,

I still need your help. It was not the OVS, I don't think I managed to check for air leeks properly as I was afraid the brake cleaner would catch fire and the engine idle is totally...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-06-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,480
Posted By goulet115
The OVS is back in the car, the problem has not...

The OVS is back in the car, the problem has not changed at all. I feel it is getting worse and worse, with the engine now dying if I don't press the gas a little after ignition (Just right after...
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