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Forum: Guests, New Members & Introductions - Please Read   Today, 12:30 PM
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Posted By ghnl
Hi, Ben. We welcome all (except spammers).

Hi, Ben. We welcome all (except spammers).
Forum: Suggestions & Comments about AlfaBB   Today, 07:11 AM
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Posted By ghnl
Don't make 8 nonsense posts - that could get you...

Don't make 8 nonsense posts - that could get you banned. Let me check - I think there is a way to get you permission to send PM's.

And, sorry about that rule. We get a lot of spam posts - it is...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   Yesterday, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By ghnl
The newer the Spider the more stuff is in the...

The newer the Spider the more stuff is in the way. I assume your '94's knee bolsters will have to be removed (I don't have details about that). Then there is a 'tamper resistant' bolt that secures...
Forum: Electrical, Chassis & Lighting   Yesterday, 05:26 PM
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Posted By ghnl
To clarify, the Spider's Air Flow Meter does not...

To clarify, the Spider's Air Flow Meter does not have a switch for the fuel pumps (there are two fuel pumps wired together). The Spider fuel pumps are powered on only under two conditions. 1) the...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   Yesterday, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 172
Posted By ghnl
My guess is the ignition switch has failed. The...

My guess is the ignition switch has failed. The internal contacts become unable to pass electrons when they get old. The contacts are designed to be 'self cleaning' - they wipe against each other...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   Yesterday, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By ghnl
Well, duh, there it is right on the label...

Well, duh, there it is right on the label...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By ghnl
I think the Redline 75w-90NS is not synthetic....

I think the Redline 75w-90NS is not synthetic. https://www.redlineoil.com/75w90-ns-gl-5-gear-oil
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   Yesterday, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By ghnl
Each injector tip has two items. A hard plastic...

Each injector tip has two items. A hard plastic (phenolic?) seat and a rubber O-ring. The hard seat is NLA so do not lose them! They often stick inside the head. The large rubber "gasket" held on by...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-19-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By ghnl
Welcome to the BB. I'll try a few answers...

Welcome to the BB.

I'll try a few answers for you. But first I have to remind you of our unwritten rule regarding photos. We like photos. Thus we insist you post some! That also helps know the...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-19-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By ghnl
Is there a one-way valve in the circuit? Some...

Is there a one-way valve in the circuit? Some cars have it at the booster but Alfa might have it at the intake - where the hose attaches. A stuck one-way valve will mean no vacuum to the booster = no...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-18-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By ghnl
The cowl grill section has to be removed. Lift up...

The cowl grill section has to be removed. Lift up the rubber seal/flap along the rear edge of the hood opening to reveal some screws that need to be removed. Remove the wiper arms & the nut under the...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   08-17-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By ghnl
The old 'even a blind squirrel sometimes finds a...

The old 'even a blind squirrel sometimes finds a nut'...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   08-17-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By ghnl
I assume dual carbs? Are the throttle plates open...

I assume dual carbs? Are the throttle plates open an equal amount at idle? Keep in mind I know nothing about Weber carbs...

Spark plug wires installed in correct firing order? 1-3-4-2 Clockwise
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   08-17-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By ghnl
Alfa cams have two timing marks - 180* apart....

Alfa cams have two timing marks - 180* apart. Confirm you have the cams timed with the lobes facing away from each other when the rotor is aimed at the position for #1. (your photos show that they...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-17-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By ghnl
Click the link in my signature to a page of info...

Click the link in my signature to a page of info about the L-jet system in our cars.

I doubt the O2 sensor is the source of your car's problem. More likely is a non-functional AAV (Auxiliary Air...
Forum: Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)   08-17-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By ghnl
I found our '81 GTV6 in A Houston, TX Craigslist...

I found our '81 GTV6 in A Houston, TX Craigslist ad. A BB member checked it over for me and gave a good report. I then paid for a PPI and made sure the A/C was charged up. My wife & I flew down to...
Forum: Guests, New Members & Introductions - Please Read   08-17-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By ghnl
Welcome to the BB. Thanks for the pictures - we...

Welcome to the BB. Thanks for the pictures - we like pictures!
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-17-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By ghnl
If they've been stored out of the sun and never...

If they've been stored out of the sun and never mounted on rims then they'd be considered new. Perhaps NOS...?
Forum: Gearbox, Transaxle, Differential & Propshaft   08-17-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By ghnl
Normally the clutch pedal sits slightly higher...

Normally the clutch pedal sits slightly higher than the brake pedal. But I haven't measured ours - maybe an inch is more than 'slightly'?

Is the master cylinder pushrod set to the correct length?...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-17-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By ghnl
They are still going to need to be replaced when...

They are still going to need to be replaced when they are between 6-10 years old (per the tire date code, not how long you own them). Will you likely wear them out in that time? If so then it...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-15-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By ghnl
Another item to check is the fuses. Your '84...

Another item to check is the fuses. Your '84 likely has the bullet type fuses. They are known to look OK but somehow fail to allow electrons to flow. The ones with an aluminum strip are the worst - I...
Forum: Suggestions & Comments about AlfaBB   08-15-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,166
Posted By ghnl
Do you mean a city named Bellevue in every state...

Do you mean a city named Bellevue in every state or a mental hospital like Bellevue in every state...? :grin2:
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-15-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By ghnl
Heat up the soldering iron, melt through the hose...

Heat up the soldering iron, melt through the hose until it releases its grip on the hose barbs (yes it is safe to use a hot soldering iron - but no open flames or lit cigarettes!). Cut the new hoses...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-15-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By ghnl
Yes, I guess the translation made a 'soldering...

Yes, I guess the translation made a 'soldering iron' come out as a 'welder'. The rationale is to melt through the old hose instead of using a knife which might nick the hose barbs leading to a leak. ...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-15-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 116
Posted By ghnl
There is a vacuum sensor located next to the...

There is a vacuum sensor located next to the ignition computer - under the right side panel behind the door. That sensor is known to develop a leak that often sounds like a high pitched whistle or...
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