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Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   06-14-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By otteud
also if the fuel level is low enough you can jack...

also if the fuel level is low enough you can jack the right side of the car up and let the fuel go away from the drain. good luck4
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   06-08-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,499
Posted By otteud
the oil pressure when cold will be higher on...

the oil pressure when cold will be higher on start up. The oil pump has a pressure a pressure relief piston that may have stuck closed at high pressure, not uncommon, when the car was started and...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   05-23-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By otteud
some of the dents in the head can have the...

some of the dents in the head can have the material messaged to the lower spots from areas that don't not act as a sealing surface. it is a work but you may be able to take minimal surfacing. do a...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   05-08-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By otteud
this hose can be kinked a little. the important...

this hose can be kinked a little. the important item in the bypass is the brass piece in this hose. typically when the thermostat is open the bypass is almost not in use. this helps circulate the...
Forum: GTA (1965-1975)   05-06-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By otteud
As a former Alfa doc and a trained Ferrari tech,...

As a former Alfa doc and a trained Ferrari tech, I do not like to recommend Vintage car solutions unless I am sure that Mike and his shop can handle the task at hand. Feel free to ask the alfa club...
Forum: GTA (1965-1975)   05-05-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By otteud
Vintage car solutions is a great shop in Houston....

Vintage car solutions is a great shop in Houston. The owner is Michael Keith and the contact number is 713 645 2532. His shop is dedicated to the proper and correct repair and maintenance of all...
Forum: Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)   04-22-2016, 04:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By otteud
The shaft must be made from steel or stainless...

The shaft must be made from steel or stainless steel, the impellor can be made from aluminum as long as the cooling system has the proper antifreeze mix. In the past I have had this fabricated for...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   04-17-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By otteud
You may try to have the bearings coated like...

You may try to have the bearings coated like Polydyn coatings etc.. This will give a minimal increase and that may be enough for you. Good luck
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-01-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By otteud
why not a 2 liter as there are more of them to...

why not a 2 liter as there are more of them to find than a 1750? Parts are also more available Just saying Good Luck
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   03-27-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,859
Posted By otteud
first car is at running temp, remove the throttle...

first car is at running temp, remove the throttle linkage check the pump gap,is the thermostatic act is working make sure that the throttle plates are closed as well check the short rod length. make...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   03-27-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By otteud
The 4 hoses regulate the idle air that's why it...

The 4 hoses regulate the idle air that's why it idled down . Under the plate were the 4 hoses hook up there is the idle adjustment for each of the cylinders. You need to have a manometer to adjust...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   03-13-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,522
Posted By otteud
when having an idle fluctuation many things are...

when having an idle fluctuation many things are at play. 1 the idle setting must be at proper rpm, next check the timing as it may change. this is a check that may have to be done as when the fuel or...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-17-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By otteud
The fitting on the booster is not a check valve....

The fitting on the booster is not a check valve. However, there is a gasket that is there and if this is hard broken or missing, the vacuum will not be applied to the booster. Good luck
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-14-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By otteud
all cars have some type of small draw when...

all cars have some type of small draw when sitting, preferable less than 200 ma = .2 amps. . First put your meter on the neg post then put the other end to ground. now disconnect the battery from the...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   05-08-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By otteud
Typically the car may start hard when cold if the...

Typically the car may start hard when cold if the cold start solenoid is inop. The wire comes from the starter solenoid. If the fuel cut off solenoid is not working the car will or may backfire due...
Forum: Gearbox, Transaxle, Differential & Propshaft   05-07-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By otteud
While it is out I would at least replace the...

While it is out I would at least replace the impute shaft seal and output yoke seal. I know that the shift rods have o rings that seal as well. Easier to do it now than later. Hope this helps and...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-08-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,007
Posted By otteud
Pressure test the system and see if you can find...

Pressure test the system and see if you can find the leak. Also it may come the exhaust studs? If there is a crack in the stud cavity to the water way it may leak thru the stud. Hope this may help,...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-09-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,285
Posted By otteud
Changing the oil is always good. I would use...

Changing the oil is always good. I would use 75-90 oil. This oil should allow you to shift in just about all weather temps. As for the scratchy 2nd gear... probably won t stop that. Good luck
Forum: Car Restoration   06-13-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 40,248
Posted By otteud
the major difference with the early f/i system is...

the major difference with the early f/i system is the fuel cut off. the 71 and later systems came with a fuel cut off solenoid which made the car much more refined. My understanding is that not many...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-15-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,130
Posted By otteud
battery will not cause the starter to stick. the...

battery will not cause the starter to stick. the solenoid spring may be weak. the starter grease on the bendix may be hard and sticky, and or the alignment .... of the starter and flywheel may be...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-28-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By otteud
need to make sure that the water is circulating....

need to make sure that the water is circulating. if the thermostat sticks , doesnt open fully or if the water pump doesnt work properly, that is also a problem. connect the sensor wires together and...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   04-13-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,073
Posted By otteud
You can also use 1 nylon nut and this will also...

You can also use 1 nylon nut and this will also work
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-09-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By otteud
maybe rear exhaust mount bracket?

maybe rear exhaust mount bracket?
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   12-13-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By otteud
i dont beleive that the floats are damaged as...

i dont beleive that the floats are damaged as they can stay at any angle in the carb. I would check the main jets, as they come on after 2500 rpm +/-. make sure that your dist weights are moving...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   12-13-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By otteud
i would not use a sealer on the seal as not much...

i would not use a sealer on the seal as not much will glue to it and or the block. youcould take a punch and make some retaining peens to help retain the seal. note that if you engine has a high...
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