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Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-21-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,504
Posted By ihart
FYI, Here is the e-mail from Richard for anyone...

FYI, Here is the e-mail from Richard for anyone else that is looking for a Series 1 windshield now:

We show those on order Ira from FYG in the near future so we will get confirmation in the coming...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-19-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,504
Posted By ihart
I'm looking to replace the cracked windshield on...

I'm looking to replace the cracked windshield on my 1969 Spider Roundtail.
I emailed with Richard Tankel at ProSource Glass. He said the next batch of windshields will come out in the fall and...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   05-09-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By ihart
Thanks VabeneGTV, This part worked perfectly...

Thanks VabeneGTV,
This part worked perfectly for me!
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   05-06-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By ihart
Throttle Bracket for SPICA Alfa

I need a Throttle Bracket for a 1969 SPICA Alfa.
I would like the bracket with all the hardware parts shown circled in the picture if possible.
This could be from a parts car US alfa from between...
Forum: Off-Topic Talk   12-16-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By ihart
Another electrical engineer jumping in here. ...

Another electrical engineer jumping in here.

As others have said, the board has digital logic on it which probably uses 5VDC.
The board most likely has a bridge rectifier circuit on it to...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   08-27-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By ihart
Why would the battery be a potential cause of...

Why would the battery be a potential cause of rough idle while driving?

Is the theory that it was so deeply discharged that it is acting as a short to the alternator/charging system?
If this...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted   06-19-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 31
  Wanted: Duetto
Views: 4,579
Posted By ihart
Scam?

It's interesting that this picture in the Albuquerque Craigslist ad selling for $16,000 is identical to the one in this Hemmings ad that is selling for $51,000 in Miami, FL. I call scam....
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   06-12-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By ihart
LED Front Marker/Turn Light Replacement Bulbs

I started the LED tail light replacement thread 1.5 years ago and just finally got around to replacing the 4 incandescent 1156 bulbs in the front of my 74 Spider with new amber LED bulbs.

I used...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   01-02-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By ihart
shadowdd6 Congrats on your 78 Spider purchase! ...

shadowdd6 Congrats on your 78 Spider purchase!
I live in Massachusetts and my Alfa is in deep sleep mode now but as I recall, it still does the pause intermittently. It usually happens if I am...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   06-07-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,411
Posted By ihart
Hi Andrew, Thanks for the reply. I found it...

Hi Andrew,
Thanks for the reply. I found it confusing in many of the comments on this board that say "exhaust valve open" or "valve closed" When you look in the cylinder through the spark plug...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   06-05-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,411
Posted By ihart
SPICA Belt Replacement and Timing

I went for a drive last weekend in my 1974 Spider. I dropped off my daughter at her brand new lifeguarding job. I opened it up and drove it home like I stole it with the normal ear to ear Alfa...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-13-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,007
Posted By ihart
Did you try these exact LED 1157 tail lights...

Did you try these exact LED 1157 tail lights discussed in this thread or some other LED tail lights?
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-13-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,007
Posted By ihart
Yes. The Series 1 also uses the 1157 bulb for a...

Yes. The Series 1 also uses the 1157 bulb for a tail/brake light.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-06-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,007
Posted By ihart
The Red 1157 is a stop/tail lamp with 2 staggered...

The Red 1157 is a stop/tail lamp with 2 staggered side pins and 2 filaments. That is what I replaced above with LEDs.

The 1156 is used for the turn signals. It is a single filament, single...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-05-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,007
Posted By ihart
Hi Paul, The flashing rate is the same as...

Hi Paul,
The flashing rate is the same as before. The red tail marker light and (brighter) red tail brake light look red to my eyes.

They are much brighter than stock and should increase...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-05-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,007
Posted By ihart
LED Tail Light Replacement Bulb

It's been a few years since anyone commented on LED tail light replacement.

I bought this red tail light pair from Amazon for $13 with free Prime shipping: https://goo.gl/djppSS
This is the...
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   07-25-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By ihart
I'm pretty sure you have this backwards. See...

I'm pretty sure you have this backwards. See photo.
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   07-06-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,533
Posted By ihart
Hi Tad, There is a discussion here on how to...

Hi Tad,
There is a discussion here on how to replace your fuel pump. The new pump you just bought from centerline will work well but it needs a few modifications and additional parts:...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted   07-06-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 831
Posted By ihart
I believe that this is the car: 1962 Alfa Romeo...

I believe that this is the car:
1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta - (http://www.cooperclassiccars.com/1962-alfa-romeo-giulietta-c-3657.htm?)
Forum: Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake   06-27-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,793
Posted By ihart
Hi Jim (Green Meanie), I am having the exact...

Hi Jim (Green Meanie),
I am having the exact same problem on my 1974 Spider. I am getting a bunch of oil coming out below the Fuel Cutoff Solenoid. It will build to a foot wide puddle under the...
Forum: Centerline Products   06-27-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,359
Posted By ihart
Follow up: I was able to replace my 42 year old...

Follow up: I was able to replace my 42 year old 1974 Spider SPICA fuel pump with the thinner Centerline FP261 Bosch pump. Here's what I needed:

- 2 feet of 7.5mm fuel hose (Centerline sells this)...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   06-20-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By ihart
Problem solved! I put in the new...

Problem solved!

I put in the new Centerline spark plug wires yesterday as an attempted fix. NO FIX. They are high quality wires and for $31, a good replacement for the old ones anyway.

I...
Forum: Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted   06-20-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By ihart
Looking for Spider Spica FCS de-cel fuel cut-off solenoid tool

I am Looking for a used Spider Spica FCS de-cel fuel cut-off solenoid tool. If anyone is looking to sell theirs, please message me.

This is for a 1974 Spider. The tool looks like a long 24mm...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   06-16-2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By ihart
Thanks for all the suggestions. I liked the...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I liked the coil theory. I woke early today and swapped back in the old coil.

No fix.

The behavior is easily reproducible now while parked. If I sit in...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   06-14-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By ihart
Thanks Ed, I forgot to mention that the coil is...

Thanks Ed, I forgot to mention that the coil is brand new. It is a Bosch Blue coil. I did not add back in the resistor that was on the 42 year old original coil.
The distributor cap and rotor are...
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