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post #961 of 1656 (permalink) Old 12-13-2018, 01:45 PM
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First fix! The first issue I attempted to fix on my new Spider is resolved! The drivers side electric window was all the way up, but would not roll down. I searched this forum and found lots of ideas regarding the window mechanism, the wiring and the switch. I quickly exhausted my meager electrical abilities and decided to replace the switch. It worked! I can now drive with the window down! It’s a Christmas miracle! Thanks for all the tips. I learned a lot.
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Had Just Dashes restored dash installed in my spider today. One of the last projects to complete interior restoration finally! Im not a purist. (Im aware door hardware is not to factory specs. Nor are the custom seats. Or the wood steering wheel... Its how I want it!). Just Dashes did a FABULOUS job. It was worth the 6 month wait... And $1600 bill. The install was almost as much. (And that doesnt include the other malfunctions my mechanic found.. Failing front brakes, smushy clutch, fuel leak. Merry Xmas to me.) But ohhh she looks good for a 79!
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post #963 of 1656 (permalink) Old 12-14-2018, 07:17 AM
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took mine for a quick drive...up to inspection station for my yearly "safety " inspection...$7.00....passed after we installed a bad blinker bulb...he didnt even charge me for the bulb....all`s well

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Had Just Dashes restored dash installed in my spider today. One of the last projects to complete interior restoration finally! Im not a purist. (Im aware door hardware is not to factory specs. Nor are the custom seats. Or the wood steering wheel... Its how I want it!). Just Dashes did a FABULOUS job. It was worth the 6 month wait... And $1600 bill. The install was almost as much. (And that doesnt include the other malfunctions my mechanic found.. Failing front brakes, smushy clutch, fuel leak. Merry Xmas to me.) But ohhh she looks good for a 79!
Looks fantastic.

You should post more pictures of your car.

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Had Just Dashes restored dash installed in my spider today. One of the last projects to complete interior restoration finally! Im not a purist. (Im aware door hardware is not to factory specs. Nor are the custom seats. Or the wood steering wheel... Its how I want it!). Just Dashes did a FABULOUS job. It was worth the 6 month wait... And $1600 bill. The install was almost as much. (And that doesnt include the other malfunctions my mechanic found.. Failing front brakes, smushy clutch, fuel leak. Merry Xmas to me.) But ohhh she looks good for a 79!
Love the seats!
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Unless someone else is paying for it, get what YOU want.

Seats are not stock, but they look nice.
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Installed the new timing sensor and now have spark but still won't start. Thought it was a spark issue but now that I have spark it's got to be a fuel issue. This hasn't been started in about 15 years and I might never get it running.
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I backed my Spider out of the garage, into the rain, so I could lower the parking lift and reinstall the plenum back onto my son's GTV 6! It did a plenum pop today when it backfired on startup!

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I backed my Spider out of the garage, into the rain, so I could lower the parking lift and reinstall the plenum back onto my son's GTV 6! It did a plenum pop today when it backfired on startup!
That's ^^ dedication to the marque!!

I put the top up in the garage in preparation for a drive tomorrow morning.

Helped my buddy Jeff set the timing and sort out the Webers on his Alfetta. They were a mess. So was the timing. Almost 30* initial timing and the carbs were waaaaaay out of sync. Not to mention the mixture screws were backed out a bunch.
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Thinking about these Rota wheels for my Quad

I’m thinking about these Rota wheels for my black Quad to replace the phone dials. The color is called Hyper Black. They aren’t painted. It’s some sort of metal tint process. I think that the color might look cool on the car, without going for the “Murdered” all black look, which I wouldn’t care for. But I’m having trouble deciding. Opinions?

These are the same wheels that Cenerline sells. They offer the bright silver, and the gunmetal colors. Joe said that he’ll order me a set in the hyper black if I want them. Centerline includes the lug nuts, metal valve stems, as well as center caps in their price.

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I like them

It's Giuseppe's giubos, not Guido's guibos, on my 78 Alfas
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]I'm thinking of these from Centerline...... Minilite replica

https://centerlinealfa.com/sites/centerlinealfa.com/assets/images/Bodywork/whmins_2.jpg[/URL]
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]I'm thinking of these from Centerline...... Minilite replica

https://centerlinealfa.com/sites/centerlinealfa.com/assets/images/Bodywork/whmins_2.jpg[/URL]
Those are what I have. I bought them on eBay for $50 less per wheel with free shipping from this seller:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/15X7-ROTA-R...g4b3:rk:2:pf:0

NOTE: You may need to buy deeper lug nuts to install these wheels.

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The Centerline wheels are the Rota wheels.
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If you are going to replace your rims them do not go main stream. I coped this photo. Check out her rims. That say Italian!


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