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Forum: AONE - Alfa Romeo Owners of New England   09-26-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,238
Posted By 84_SPIDER
Any good Alfa mechanics near Providence?

Greetings:
I see that this thread hasn't been active lately…

I got to within about a mile of this year's big Tutto Italiano when the right pedal stopped working. Apparently there's...
Forum: Giulia (2017-current)   03-01-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,678
Posted By 84_SPIDER
I had a '97 Jetta III with a clutch pedal and...

I had a '97 Jetta III with a clutch pedal and shift lever. You couldn't roll start by popping the clutch, like I could in my '86 GTI, beacuse, for safety reasons, the clutch had to be depressed all...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-19-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,788
Posted By 84_SPIDER
Success!!! After throwing in the towel and having...

Success!!! After throwing in the towel and having AAA tow it to the local garage, I believe Crowe22485 was had the best guess. My mechanic found (drum roll please ) A BAD GROUND! Something I've...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-14-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,788
Posted By 84_SPIDER
No fuel to engine....

Greetings:
The '84 Spider won't start. Cranks but no ignition. A more mechanically inclined friend came over and we went thru a bunch of stuff. We got it to run as long as we sprayed starting...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   12-03-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,621
Posted By 84_SPIDER
The Providence Fiat dealer is actually going to...

The Providence Fiat dealer is actually going to be Metro Fiat of RI in Johnston RI
Metro Fiat RI (http://www.metrofiatri.com)
Forum: AONE - Alfa Romeo Owners of New England   06-02-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,119
Posted By 84_SPIDER
New Convertible Top - Reccomendations

Hello All:
I'm looking for a decent shop that can replace the ratty vinyl top that was on the Spider when I bought her. Looking in the Eastern Mass/R.I area. Any suggestions would be greatly...
Forum: AONE - Alfa Romeo Owners of New England   10-08-2008, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,836
Posted By 84_SPIDER
NO! Only paid for the three stickers that...

NO! Only paid for the three stickers that actually got stuck to my windshield!! The failure rate for the printing of the stickers was something like 75%!!! The new stickers are just a small...
Forum: AONE - Alfa Romeo Owners of New England   10-05-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,836
Posted By 84_SPIDER
October Update

I went to the shop Saturday Oct 4th after my son's soccer photo to confirm the extinction of the dynomometer! They are officially gone from the inspection process!!!! I went back with the Spider...
Forum: AONE - Alfa Romeo Owners of New England   10-01-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,836
Posted By 84_SPIDER
Howdy: The CAT has like 5000 miles on it over 5...

Howdy:
The CAT has like 5000 miles on it over 5 years. Did I mention that the "tech" that was "driving" my car on the dyno kept crunching the gears, he stalled the car a few times, and the probe up...
Forum: AONE - Alfa Romeo Owners of New England   10-01-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By 84_SPIDER
A neighbor had his 86 Spider top replaced by...

A neighbor had his 86 Spider top replaced by Mark's Auto Upholstery in Foxborough, MA. It looked great when I saw it. I recently traded e-mails with someone at Mark's. I asked what top he...
Forum: AONE - Alfa Romeo Owners of New England   09-15-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,836
Posted By 84_SPIDER
Massachusetts Emissions Test Question

Hello All:
I've flunked my MA Emissions test twice recently. It's the CO that's off by a tiny fraction of the allowable limit. The first time I came home from work jumped in the Spider and drove...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   08-01-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By 84_SPIDER
Side View, Rear View mirrors and other '84 Spider parts

Howdy: I have a driver's side view mirror that's falling apart near the mounting bracket. Looking for that and maybe the rear view mirror, tan leather boot around the stick shift or any other...
Forum: Off-Topic Talk   04-01-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By 84_SPIDER
I got sticker shock at BJ's Wholesale Club over...

I got sticker shock at BJ's Wholesale Club over the price of a case of oil. I wanted to pick up some good old fashioned 10W-Whatever and was caught off guard at the price of over $30.00 for a case! ...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-30-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,176
Posted By 84_SPIDER
Thanks for all the input. I will continue the...

Thanks for all the input. I will continue the search with my new information. The zip out window appealed to me for the all the reasons listed above. Even though I'm in the Boston-Providence area,...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-27-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,176
Posted By 84_SPIDER
New convertible top....

OK. So it's time to get a new top for the 'ol Spider. First, I searched the AlfaBB to see if there were any recommendations/"stay-away-froms" as posted by the wonderful AlfaBB fraternity. I came...
Forum: AONE - Alfa Romeo Owners of New England   01-07-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,957
Posted By 84_SPIDER
I second the '84. It's been that way for a...

I second the '84. It's been that way for a while. When I got my last inspection sticker in the spring the mechanic at the garage said the Commonwealth was considering rolling that forward since...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   01-07-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By 84_SPIDER
Well an Album is one of the many pieces of...

Well an Album is one of the many pieces of hardware needed to listen to Analog Music. Way back in the 20th century we 40-somethings used to drag a diamond chip across grooved piece of vinyl plastic...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   10-10-2007, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,876
Posted By 84_SPIDER
Lowmileage: We can split the prize, and all the...

Lowmileage: We can split the prize, and all the fame that goes with it.....

Let's call it the 2L8
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   08-13-2007, 10:09 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 31,008
Posted By 84_SPIDER
Sunday August 5th. Tutto Italiano at the Museum...

Sunday August 5th. Tutto Italiano at the Museum of Transportation in Brookline Massachusetts. The person manning the booth of the Boston area Ferrari Dealer (an Ernie Boch company) was telling us...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-08-2007, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By 84_SPIDER
I changed the oil in the differential and...

I changed the oil in the differential and transmission a couple of weeks ago. It was pretty straight forward. Drove the car for a 20 minute run. Up on the ramps, jack up the rear end, lower it...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-02-2007, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,978
Posted By 84_SPIDER
After you've made up your mind on the weight of...

After you've made up your mind on the weight of oil to use, make sure you get the right tools. You'll need a 27mm socket and a LARGE capacity catch pan! I was amazed how fast that old oil poured...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   07-29-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By 84_SPIDER
What is the diameter of that badge?

What is the diameter of that badge?
Forum: AONE - Alfa Romeo Owners of New England   07-25-2007, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,593
Posted By 84_SPIDER
I'll be going. Straight up Route 1 from North...

I'll be going. Straight up Route 1 from North Attleborough. I met up with Dan (das) and Walter a couple years ago. And besides getting lost one street away fron the event. It was cool going up in...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   07-12-2007, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By 84_SPIDER
Bienvenue Mon Ami! Every time I go to...

Bienvenue Mon Ami!

Every time I go to Montréal or Québec Province (to visit relatives), I learn more French, the hard way...Actually using it. Luckily, in Montréal, most people are Bilingual so...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere   06-07-2007, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By 84_SPIDER
I too have never seen a six wheeled Big Wheel! ...

I too have never seen a six wheeled Big Wheel! Cool:cool:

With that new Nardi steering wheel, how can you text message and sip your latte, without steering with your knees? :eek:

Does that...
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