Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Central Coast California - San Luis Obispo
US version Spica uses cable operated system on the intake side. As you press on the pedal you PULL the away from the intake.
Euro version Carbs uses a mechanical linkage on the intake side. As you press the pedal, the linkage PUSHes towards the carbs.
I have the Carb style pedal / throttle assembly.
I have all the Euro components, including carbs to make the transition.
The big rubber blocks are found on the USA cars. Front and Rear.
In the process of looking into a rear Euro bumper and what it takes to install.
I did not want to mess with a Spica system which has been sitting for over 20 years with the same gas in it. So, I have removed all the components and stashed them away. I do not like to get rid of any of my Alfa parts.
I also like having the ability to adjust the mixture for any changes I make to to engine. I plan to put in hotter cams, but keep the head / block original. I will install a wide range AFR system to fine tune to the 2.0 L motor.
I replaced the cams for my Duetto, changed jets per the AFR and it greatly improved my moving from a stop and acceleration in general.
Have to finish removing the rest of the trim to get a good estimate on what needs to be done for paint / body work.
Then I will start on all the other stuff.... brakes, suspension, electrical, seals, clutch/pressure plate, etc.
1974 Spider USA AR3045799 Red/Black
1978 Ferrari 308 GTS #26355 Red/Tan