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Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-12-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,824
Posted By LBinNM
I posted my journey last year with a no start...

I posted my journey last year with a no start after having the injectors cleaned by OK. Turns out they used a wax type substance to protect them and that caused them to not fire.
A call to the shop...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   06-28-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By LBinNM
Second that, Larry at APE is the way to go

Second that, Larry at APE is the way to go
Forum: Picture Room   06-27-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5,798
Views: 1,942,812
Posted By LBinNM
Seriously, that looks like a real bad a$$ lump......

Seriously, that looks like a real bad a$$ lump... What did it dyno at?
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   06-27-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,859
Posted By LBinNM
Mario, I am not a mechanic and don't pretend to...

Mario,
I am not a mechanic and don't pretend to be, but I changed the trans to RL 75W90NS in my 84 with 75k miles and can't be anymore happier as to how well the trans now shifts. I also used the...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   06-19-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By LBinNM
Vacuum down the AC system on my 84 Spider

This is a repost from the HVAV forum as I've asked questions there before and have had no results...

I've rebuilt my AC system and am going to vacuum the system down and check for leaks, etc. and...
Forum: HVAC   06-19-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By LBinNM
Vacuum down the AC system on my 84 Spider

I've rebuilt my AC system and am going to vacuum the system down and check for leaks, etc. and use R134A.
On the high side, do I connect the high side of my gauges to the D connector of the Sanden...
Forum: Product/Vendor Reviews   06-08-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,164
Posted By LBinNM
I saw that website last year as well, not sure...

I saw that website last year as well, not sure what's up with that... Oh well, that's the World Wide Web for ya...
I've been doing business with Ape for the last few years in restoring my Spider and...
Forum: Picture Room   05-29-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5,798
Views: 1,942,812
Posted By LBinNM
The paint is supposed to be the stock Nero...

The paint is supposed to be the stock Nero Metallico... And a few more coats of clear coat than stock.
It came out very nice, at times it has a dark gray hue to it.


It's awesome to see all the...
Forum: Picture Room   05-28-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5,798
Views: 1,942,812
Posted By LBinNM
Here is my 84 after a few years of TLC, still...

Here is my 84 after a few years of TLC, still some minor items to work on, but you know how that goes...
Les
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-11-2016, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,690
Posted By LBinNM
Good time to replace the air intake hoses or at...

Good time to replace the air intake hoses or at least do a good visual, odds are they are cracked...
Also check the throttle link ends, if they're plastic they may be worn and getting ready to fail,...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-07-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By LBinNM
My issue after the rebuild was the injectors...

My issue after the rebuild was the injectors would not fire. Spent days checking and double checking connections, fuel pressure, spark,etc. Called OK and they told me to try tapping the injectors,...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-07-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By LBinNM
Also check to ensure either of the crank sensors...

Also check to ensure either of the crank sensors has not come loose. I've had that happen...
LB
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-06-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By LBinNM
I manufactured a pinion nut tool last year from a...

I manufactured a pinion nut tool last year from a Lowes Kobalt socket when I replaced the seal on my 84 Spider. I know I still have it, I saw it a month ago. If you're still interested in one, please...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-11-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,022
Posted By LBinNM
Based on the costs, I was not going to change...

Based on the costs, I was not going to change rollers or Dremel any pieces of the straps, they are supposed to be to OEM specs.
The one's I purchased this side of the pond, I returned and purchased...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-04-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By LBinNM
Now that I fixed my shroud issue, the starter is...

Now that I fixed my shroud issue, the starter is working perfectly fine... I've had the car for a few years now and it always started fine and sounded okay and I didn't know that shim was missing...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-02-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By LBinNM
84 Spider - major starter "grindage" - problem resolved!

UPDATE---
Okay, please feel free to insert comment here: __________________________________
I slept on it last night and figured I'd start fresh in the morning. Problem solved, so... the last piece...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-20-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By LBinNM
Thanks, yes correct alignment was a concern... ...

Thanks, yes correct alignment was a concern...
I will look at making this jig and also need to make sure I don't drill to deep...
Les
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-20-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By LBinNM
Stripped exhaust threads in the block

Like the title says, I have at least 1 set of threads in the engine block stripped on my 84 Spider...
One of the PO's had put a myriad of nuts crammed on the existing studs, but not the correct...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   03-20-2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
  For Sale: S3 Spider side skirts
Views: 830
Posted By LBinNM
Sorry, just noticed the request and no I don't......

Sorry, just noticed the request and no I don't...
Good luck and hope it works out guys!
Thanks,
Les
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-08-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By LBinNM
Does this model have the 2 flywheel sensor...

Does this model have the 2 flywheel sensor pickups like my 84 Spider has?
That was the problem when I purchased my car. One of the cables had ruptured right at the pickup on the flywheel housing....
Forum: HVAC   03-03-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,373
Posted By LBinNM
I will shop around and look at that, there are...

I will shop around and look at that, there are other threads of guys paying $300 a piece for some hoses, that's pretty steep
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-01-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By LBinNM
Thanks, ordered one from Centerline yesterday and...

Thanks, ordered one from Centerline yesterday and just got notice they are back ordered... seems to be a common thing recently with that supplier, so I have a great torch and will give it a try!!!
LB
Forum: HVAC   02-29-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,373
Posted By LBinNM
Geoff, Not a single response... So i went...

Geoff,
Not a single response...
So i went ahead with what I perceived to be logical.
I just got the engine and transmission back into the car yesterday so its been a slow process and still a lot...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-29-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By LBinNM
S3 Header Gasket - reusable or not?

I think I found my answer from some old threads on the board, there is Vintage Customs that has a correct new header gasket and so does Centerline...
I need to go new and not worry about exhaust...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   02-27-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,746
Posted By LBinNM
Jim G and everyone else who added a great wealth...

Jim G and everyone else who added a great wealth of knowledge and experience to my request for help, I say THANK YOU!
I've been working over the last month getting my motor cleaned up and degreased,...
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