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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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$1200 alfa

For the price of the carbs you can get the hole car. Sure is tempting!

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That is SPICA, not carbs. But it still may be a good deal.

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Looks like a carb conversion. The 81 had the Monfarfalle(sp) Spica.
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looks like a spica with the air box gone. get a air box and bring back a lot of power.

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Look at the idle manifold above the bell crack.
The intakes are Shankle Quadraflows.

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I have a 1980 alfa and this originally was the same setup as mine. Which is SPICA however this gentleman got rid of the pump, plenum etc and did a carb conversion. This is something i'd like to do to mine but the kits are $1000.00 plus. This car comes with the Carbs I want and the top I need. Looks like very little to get this one running! Too bad funds dont allow seems like a great deal.
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I give up. Do you know what a carburetor looks like?
You can see the SPICA pump and the hard lines to the injectors. It may be a SPICA from 1979 or earlier car, but it is still SPICA.

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Agreed, carbs are kinda brutally obvious when compared against SPICA:

Carbs with trumpets:

Spica with no airbox:





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Even adding air filters doesn't change the highly visible differences:





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C'man guys....this is the rare SPARB conversion combining the easy starting of a carburator with the fuel emmisions of fuel injection.

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The green car Right hand Drive? Yes ! I see the clutch MC now.. so the big bar running across the fire wall is brake pedal extention mech.? I think I see the brake MC on the left fender wall. Fairly early car with battery in front. What year is this car? The carbs are?
Sorry just caught my eye.
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Dunno. I was looking for pix of carbed engines, not digging for details on what side the driver sits.

FWIW, the pic did originate from within the forum.




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Here ya go.

Car belongs to boardmember CT1 from Essex, UK.




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Man this sure looks like the K&N configuration on my '79. Mine is most definitely Spica. I've thought about ripping out the K&N setup and replacing it with the air box out of the '73. You really think it will add a bit of power?

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I have a 1980 alfa and this originally was the same setup as mine. Which is SPICA however this gentleman got rid of the pump, plenum etc and did a carb conversion. This is something i'd like to do to mine but the kits are $1000.00 plus. This car comes with the Carbs I want and the top I need. Looks like very little to get this one running! Too bad funds dont allow seems like a great deal.
Hi 1980Alfa
Why are you looking to do a conversion? Spica, when set up correctly is a very nice system, and can deliver performance and reliability. Have you set up the system yet? I have a 75 and it was running like my lawn tractor (slow and sputtering) until I spent a day and set it all up correctly. I had to turn in the mixture screw under the shutoff switch about 7 complete turns to get it right... It now is quick and leaves a smaller black soot mark!

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