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  1. If you need a Flasher Relay

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    NOVITA EP26 flasher by the wiring diagram, it looks like C2 is switched to ground. this does sound correct for the KBL terminal, which grounds the dash indicator light on 1970's Alfas. does the Novita EP26 flasher make a clicking sound? can't seem to find any info about this online…
  2. Best exhaust solutions?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    i have a Stebro stainless system on my GTV from ~12 years ago. i don't even know if they are still in business in Canada, but i personally would steer clear of using this system on an Alfa twin cam if i ever do another. while fitment was OK, i am unimpressed with the sound quality. its...
  3. Short shift/quick shift kits? Reviews anyone?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    that is the shifter seal assembly, but not the lever and linkage itself
  4. 123 electronic distributor

    Engine Management
    Hi Stefano, i compiled this chart comparing curves, for when i finally get a 123 Tune for myself. the stock USA 2L vacuum advance is included. the stock curves average out the factory range per dizzy, and use the factory static setting. the Jim K. and Alfaholics curves are third party info...
  5. how do you test the vvt mechanicals

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    not so much in the sports car realm, but many muscle car guys love it. there are even camshaft profiles designed just to give your street V8 the sound of a radical drag motor!
  6. Ethanol - Good, Bad or Indifferent?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    alcohol has a very high octane rating so you can run very high compression. like in the 15:1 - 17:1 range. also, the air fuel ratio is much, much richer compared to petrol. despite alcohol having less potential energy by mass than gasoline, the higher compression combined with the higher...
  7. Ethanol - Good, Bad or Indifferent?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    the SPICA system was originally designed for diesel engines. diesel is very oily, with good lubricating qualities. not all of the internal SPICA parts are lubricated by the engine oil. some pieces rely on the lubricity of the fuel. when Alfa started using SPICA on gasoline engines, the fuel...
  8. Ethanol - Good, Bad or Indifferent?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    the methanol used in race cars is much more toxic and corrosive than the ethanol blended pump fuel. leaving methanol fuel sit unused in the fuel system between race weekends allows it to precipitate a white sticky goo called "cheese" which gums up the works. also, methanol combustion...
  9. Polyurethane Bushings for my '69 GTV 1750

    GT (1963-1977)
    urethane bushings that have rotational movement need lubrication just like bearings. you should apply the grease however you can between the moving parts. zerk fittings, disassembly, etc. this is one of the unfortunate realities of using urethane bushings. many urethane bushing companies say...
  10. Polyurethane Bushings for my '69 GTV 1750

    GT (1963-1977)
    Hi Lloyd, lets see if we can help you out a little: camber - how far from vertical the tires are, when looking from the front of the vehicle. tipping the top of the tires in a little (negative camber) compensates for flex of radial tires when cornering. the more the tires are tipped from...
  11. Ethanol - Good, Bad or Indifferent?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    lets please leave the politics out. to the original poster, small amounts of alky can be dealt with, using a few precautions in a spica motor. we've been living with ethanol in our Cali fuel for a long time.
  12. Polyurethane Bushings for my '69 GTV 1750

    GT (1963-1977)
    sounds like you want a tight handling car. here are my suggestions, and i'm sure you'll get conflicting opinions. go with one of the handling kits from one of the respected suppliers. the springs and sway bars will be designed to work together for balanced handling. Centerline and IAP are...
  13. 156 won't stay locked

    Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere
    you might want to move this question to here : New Production Alfas: non-USA (1992-Current) - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums
  14. Shankle - what is the story of their disapperance

    Product/Vendor Reviews
    my spiral bound version is covered in greasy fingerprints, and has tattered corners. they were to drool over for the performance parts, and so very useful for looking up specifications. cam specs, engine rebuild clearances, torque specs for everything, distributor curves, and so on. just an...
  15. clutch master

    Gearbox, Transaxle, Differential & Propshaft
    everything in our modern society seems to be about quick and cheap, and ignore the consequences. on old machinery, it is often better to rebuild rather than to replace parts whenever possible. even some very expensive restoration parts i got "from the original manufacturer" in Italy were...
  16. Door problems due to thick rubber seals

    GT (1963-1977)
    trapped air inside the seal is NOT the issue. mine were too long, and i glued them down to the mounting tracks. not that they came that way, but because the seals were too thick, so i stretched them out on purpose. glue was to prevent them from shrinking back to original size (i pulled them...
  17. Ethanol - Good, Bad or Indifferent?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    the biggest issues are that ethanol dries out and attacks the rubbers, and it absorbs water into the fuel, promoting rust. i would suggest using new style rubber fuel lines to live with the modern fuel, and add a little Marvel Mystery Oil to your fuel fill-ups per Wes Ingram's recommendations...
  18. Koni shocks (Red) dampening adjustment

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    if you're running stock to mild performance springs, i recommend the Koni reds. run the setting as Koni ships them, as they have been calibrated for good all around performance. if it seems a little soft, you can bump them up a little. Giulia chassis cars like soft settings in the rear...
  19. head gasket went

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    OK, it was hard to decipher your original code-talk post. - head gasket was new last year. - alumi-seal went in with the new coolant at that time. - head was re-torqued twice. - you added 1/2 liter of water yesterday. - gasket blew today. coolant into cylinder #1. is this all correct? are...
  20. Instrument cluster disassembly question

    GT (1963-1977)
    the retaining rings in mine were heat staked into place. the inside of the binnacle had plastic locating pins that the retaining rings fit over. these pins were melted down over the top of the rings. i needed to snap off the melted heads, or cut them out with a dremel, i don't remember which...
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