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Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-29-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Shakey
I had to pull mine solo, in my driveway. I put...

I had to pull mine solo, in my driveway. I put the car up on jackstands, disconnected the propshaft, and removed the gearbox from the engine. I used an engine hoist, and was able to pull the engine...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-13-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By Shakey
Exactly what I had in mind! I want to put the...

Exactly what I had in mind! I want to put the relay in the fuseblock, neatly route the wires, and make everything look nice...not like a bucket of farts.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-13-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By Shakey
Guys, Sorry for my recent absence; real life...

Guys,

Sorry for my recent absence; real life has kept me too busy to get on AlfaBB much. I expect things to improve in the near future.

The $14 DC-to-DC converter from Amazon had promising...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-05-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By Shakey
I put some additive in my oil, which I believe...

I put some additive in my oil, which I believe knocked a bunch of crud loose and caused the engine to bind up. Ultimately it all worked out for the best (still no leaks!), but it was quite an...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-24-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Shakey
While doing other work, I once accidentally put a...

While doing other work, I once accidentally put a kink in the heater hose, right at the firewall. It was hard to see from either side, but once I pulled it free, it was apparent what had happened.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-05-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By Shakey
You could have also told them, "Not...

You could have also told them, "Not red".
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-09-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 46,329
Posted By Shakey
I think mine were really brittle, and I hadn't...

I think mine were really brittle, and I hadn't yet acquired the soft touch that these cars sometimes demand!
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-08-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 46,329
Posted By Shakey
Very early in my Alfa ownership, I broke a wiring...

Very early in my Alfa ownership, I broke a wiring plug retainer on the back of my instrument cluster. I improvised a repair that worked adequately, but it always bugged me that it was broken.
...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-04-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 48,754
Posted By Shakey
It's been over a year since the rebuild. Two days...

It's been over a year since the rebuild. Two days ago, I finally had my first leak.

I came home, and noticed a puddle on the driveway under the Alfa. My imagination went into overdrive, thinking...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-03-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Shakey
I don't have an S4 to model a solution from, so...

I don't have an S4 to model a solution from, so "no 3D Printed parts for you!"
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   06-29-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 46,329
Posted By Shakey
Glad to hear it! I've never used Shapeways, but...

Glad to hear it! I've never used Shapeways, but I've always heard good things about them.

I should also mention that yesterday, I finally broke one of my 3D-printed under-hood wire clips. It's...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   06-03-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,054
Posted By Shakey
Exactly! The mission creep is difficult to resist!

Exactly! The mission creep is difficult to resist!
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   06-03-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,054
Posted By Shakey
The engine is looking good! Glad to see you're...

The engine is looking good! Glad to see you're making progress.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   06-01-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,713
Posted By Shakey
I agree, also check the Aux Air Valve. I am...

I agree, also check the Aux Air Valve.

I am personally a fan of pulling the dipstick out far enough to break the seal, and checking for a 300RPM drop in idle speed (for a warm engine). If the RPM...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-31-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Shakey
I had to rebuild my engine last year. Since I...

I had to rebuild my engine last year. Since I work solo in my driveway, I elected to pull the engine and trans separately: I felt I could manage the components better separately, and I only have...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   05-09-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By Shakey
I had a leaky master cylinder a few months ago. I...

I had a leaky master cylinder a few months ago. I removed the brake fluid with from the booster with a turkey baster then wiped down the inside with paper towels. The booster was still good, so I...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-28-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Shakey
I soldered on a new pot with a wire pigtail, and...

I soldered on a new pot with a wire pigtail, and mounted it to the inside edge of the monopod with silicone. If I need to calibrate it, I just pop off the trim ring, and easily adjust it with a...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-21-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 48,754
Posted By Shakey
IRONBLOCK, I'd be very interested in seeing...

IRONBLOCK, I'd be very interested in seeing photos of the liner removal tool you fabricated!

I tried to tap the liners out from the bottom without much success. There's not much of a lip there...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-17-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By Shakey
I did the synchro mod to my transmission last...

I did the synchro mod to my transmission last year, plus replaced seals, etc. I sealed it up with Ultra Gray, and silk thread; still no leaks.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-15-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By Shakey
"At first, he thought the flood of blue water...

"At first, he thought the flood of blue water meant the washer reservoir had exploded...."
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-15-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By Shakey
The same thing is going on in the air-cooled VW...

The same thing is going on in the air-cooled VW community. I went through two Bosch condensers on my wife's fuel-injected Super Beetle. When the condensers got warm, they'd quit working. I...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-08-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,943
Posted By Shakey
People see what they want to see.

People see what they want to see.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-03-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 670
Posted By Shakey
What is HT?

What is HT?
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-29-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By Shakey
Do as spiderserie4 suggests, and start with...

Do as spiderserie4 suggests, and start with spark. It cuts the troubleshooting flowchart in half.

Be methodical about troubleshooting; don't skip around...you'll only confuse yourself and...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   03-03-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 48,754
Posted By Shakey
You're a busy boy! It's been too cold for too...

You're a busy boy! It's been too cold for too long here to get anything done outside. I have car projects piling up!
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