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post #16 of 1798 (permalink) Old 03-07-2016, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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RCmanners...so that's a picture of your S3 with Centerline yellow springs?
My car, but original stock springs, Koni Red shocks.
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i drove mine to the tennis courts today
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Man, that's a great color combo!

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wait until you see the new seats installed!

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I drove around in the gorgeous weather of South Florida today. Nice breeze, low humidity, just a few clouds to break up the clear blue skies... ahhhh....heaven...

Ran some errands- including picking up some parts at my local Scion/Toyota dealer.

Turned a few heads there!
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Specifically Spider related, I loaded up a mess of parts accumulated during the time I owned my S3. I'm giving them to our club's resident mechanic so that they'll find their way onto other folk's rides. Starters, alternators, a steering box or two...
I'm also taking my GTV engine and all of the new parts for an assembly session. The fully rebuilt head and transmission are waiting to meet the rest of the stuff!
I've been reducing the flock, but a late model Spider is a strong possibility. They don't handle as well as the more rigid GTV or the transaxle cars, but they're CONVERTIBLES!
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I installed a Crane HI-6 ignition on my GTV6 today. Should I post here or in the 164 thread? It has 6 cylinders like a 164 but it is RWD like my Spider.
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I installed a Crane HI-6 ignition on my GTV6 today. Should I post here or in the 164 thread? It has 6 cylinders like a 164 but it is RWD like my Spider.
I'm easy... Here is fine with me!

Besides, your signature says that you have a Spider too, so you can't be all bad!
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Spider action will resume soon. I picked up my repaired gearbox from Alfar7 this weekend.

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Went to check out a shell, passed on it due to rocker rust. Bought a used (reported good) tranny instead.
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Took the alternator off today.
Most of the insides are now on the outside and in little pieces.

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Had some great Spider days this week. Took mine out of storage on Sat. It can go back in if needed. Was able to fit my Plexiglas wind deflector project in on Tuesday. Wednesday was pushing 80 degrees by mid-afternoon. I did a short top down run in the morning. I took the long way downtown for supper and a meeting to get in a couple of miles at speed on the highway. The wind deflector works well.

Rainy today, but still warm. Weekend should continue to be favorable. So it is a rare snow free March in northern New England. Big difference from the past three years.

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Glad to hear about the Spider-friendly weather up there this time of year.

I remember many years ago planning to do a Hobiecat (sailboat) race on Lake Winnipesaukee around the beginning of April and having the event almost cancelled because the lake was still frozen the weekend before the race! The ice melted in time and we had the race- but it was a VERY different experience than sailing down here in Miami in April!

I envy your roads up there. The twisty roads with elevation changes and the fall foliage are the only things I miss by moving down here.

Glad your wind deflector is working to your liking. I hope the weather continues to be cooperative. Keep it topless!
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I put my battery back in, cleaned up my engine compartment a bit. I also started to refurb my windshield washer system. The weather here in Ridgefield, CT is looking good, but I need a bit of rain to wash the salt off the roads before I go out.
First summer that my son has a license and he's dying to drive the Alfa.

I am due for new tires and am looking for a clean white windshield washer bottle with all the right markings.
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Found a vacuum hose not connected.

So I was trying to clean the rear plastic window when I started poking around. I noticed a hose in the firewall on the passenger side of my '88 Spider Veloce that wasn't connected. I've only had the car about a month and have been fix a lot of minor electrical issues. I have no idea what this vacuum hose is for. I saw where it connects and I decided to connect it. I don't notice any difference with the car's performance, but I do hear noise where I connected the hose and when I let of the gas I hear a whistling sound from that same location. Can any one help me understand this? Also if anyone has manuals that the can send me electronically I would greatly appreciate that as well. Thanks in advance!

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