It worked. 1 of the 3 lights came on and stay on. The other two had no power to the metal contacts. I check the back side of the bracket and no power. The ground is tight and the rest of the rear lights work.
I got a chance to take the spider 40 miles to a work meeting, down the interstate. Let the stink blow off of it, ran great and had a couple chances to blow it out with a proper Italian tune up. Heat in the morning, AC inthe afternoon. Good day.
I got inspired to go find, what turned out to be my paper from Elvira at Alfa about the birth of my 77. I did find it in the end, two hours later. Turns out it was mailed in 97 and not emailed... I had sent in a fax request.