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Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-08-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Happymotoring
Marelli Plex Information

Hi All,

I was taking a closer look at an extra Plex unit before pulling the one in my 1981 Spider. I like the opportunity to understand something before I dive it. But of course it led to some...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   07-01-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Happymotoring
John, The system was a mono and now is a...

John,

The system was a mono and now is a quad intake. I have to recheck but I think it is a T265.

Absolutely great advice on process and procedure. And I agree entirely.

I read...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   07-01-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Happymotoring
Hi All- Just wanted to let you know that...

Hi All-

Just wanted to let you know that that the cap is out. A small punch then a long sheetrock screw as it had the smallest start. The cap came right out.

Result? The TA is now adjusted...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   06-26-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Happymotoring
John, Thx for the pic! That is what I...

John,

Thx for the pic! That is what I expect to see once the cap is off.

And thanks for the encouragement.

TV
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   06-26-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Happymotoring
Thanks for the responses. Yes the cap is...

Thanks for the responses.


Yes the cap is below the TA. I’m definitely not going to touch the reference screw adjacent to the long arm lever.

I am surprised when I saw it too. I couldn’t...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   06-24-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By Happymotoring
Spica TA Cap Removal

Hey All,

I have been following the Tune up procedures for my 1981 Spider.

I have tested the TA for extension at 174 F. It checks out at 29.8 mm.

Then made my own dummy TA on the lathe. ...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   06-17-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Happymotoring
Hey Andrew, Thanks for the input! I...

Hey Andrew,

Thanks for the input!

I was at an Alfa event this weekend. It gave me a chance to meet some new people and pick their knowledge. I learned that’s the checks were to prevent...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   06-12-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Happymotoring
Added Photo

Hi Again.

I am adding a jpeg so that it appears in the post. Last time I uploaded a pdf....
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   06-12-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By Happymotoring
Fispa Check Valve

Hi All,

I tried this post from another computer today but I think I didn't get it uploaded. But if I did I apologize for any confusion.

I am replacing the fuel lines in my 1981 Spider. I...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-31-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Happymotoring
I agree. That silver is a very rich color. Very...

I agree. That silver is a very rich color. Very nicely done!
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-27-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By Happymotoring
Engine Identification

Hello to All-

I am deciphering the new Alfa in my life and am working on the engine number. I have seen a few lists and it appears that the motor is from an Alfetta by reading some other posts. ...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-26-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Happymotoring
gprocket - Thanks for the encouragement! To...

gprocket - Thanks for the encouragement!

To All -

As promised here are the shots of the Alfa. My friend sent them over as he took them on the day the car came home. It remains tucked in the...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-25-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Happymotoring
Vintage. Thanks for chiming in. Spent a...

Vintage.

Thanks for chiming in. Spent a lovely day wrenching studying. This is what I learned:

1. Appears that the car originally had the single throttle body setup. The fresh air draw tube...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-25-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Happymotoring
Thanks for the links. I will definitely read up...

Thanks for the links. I will definitely read up on the VVT.

I am happy to post a pic! The Alfa is in a small garage with not great point of view for a good shot. As soon as it comes out by push...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-25-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Happymotoring
Thanks for the input Gprocket. I picked up the...

Thanks for the input Gprocket. I picked up the Cardisc the other day. Good suggestion.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-24-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By Happymotoring
Franken-Alfa

Hello to All,

I am new to the forum as I recently acquired, for very short coin, a 1981 Spider. It’s a verified west coast car and that is the attraction as I am here in New England.

Being a...
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