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  1. Somewhere… under the dash board… way up high...

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Thanks for the share, Vin. However, the S2 is an older beast, and the fuse box is just a single row strip about 6 inches long and 2 inches top-to-bottom, enough space to hold a row of about a dozen fuses. There are no relays or other devices plugged into it, and no place for such devices to plug...
  2. Somewhere… under the dash board… way up high...

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    There's a turn signal flasher. But I can't find it, why? I have spent at least an hour wedged underneath the dashboard trying to trace wires from the column to a turn signal flasher, and I keep coming up empty. I don't exactly know what it looks like, or where it should be, but geez, I have...
  3. fuel filter, copper washer, leak

    Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake
    In the picture of this fuel filter, on the far left and connected to the top just by the fuel exit port, there is a spot for a wire to hook up. Is this a solenoid or a sensor? Is it important? If it should be connected, where does the wire that connects to it come from? My S2 spider has several...
  4. Volts but no current???

    Electrical, Chassis & Lighting
    Sorry Dominic, I do not remember what the problem turned out to be. I'm driving a series 2 now, with the foot pump to pressure the spray nozzles. I had the steering column apart a few times, so it might have been corrosion build-up on the wiper switch in the column. Tim
  5. 2.0L 4C Spider Rebuild Advice?

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    The new engine is from a spider, a '79 I think, and the the old engine is from a '78. The water pump was taken from the '78 motor and did drive a tach, but there is a gear protruding from the '78 engine that stayed in the block when the water pump was removed and put on the '79 engine. That is...
  6. 2.0L 4C Spider Rebuild Advice?

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    It seems like the gear is not in the water pump itself, but behind that. I'm not sure how much has to be removed to get to it, but looks like the work involved is more than I am ready to get into after just having put in the engine. This thread describes what I am dealing with, same missing...
  7. 2.0L 4C Spider Rebuild Advice?

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    I am back!!!! Exactly 1 year later, I bought low-mileage motor that had already been cleaned up for a project that was then aborted. When my auto repair shop owning buddy saw it, he said "let's just put it in and see what happens". I just took my first spin today, and I am very pleased. My...
  8. 2.0L 4C Spider Rebuild Advice?

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    Thanks, Ed. I have been looking around for a motor that I can rebuild or one that is already in decent shape. I am also looking for a "parts car" that has a good motor in it. But if I am lucky, rebuilding what I've got might be the cheapest route?
  9. 2.0L 4C Spider Rebuild Advice?

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    My spider started running very rough a few weeks ago while shooting down the interstate. Pulling the plugs revealed a valve laying on one of the cylinder heads. In my mind, dropped valve=engine rebuild. But I'm pretty poor right now, so I cannot get into anything extravagant. What will I need...
  10. Spider Spotting

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Back visiting my dad, and the neighbor with the spiders has increased his stable. A series 3 Quad, a Series 2, and a boat tail in the driveway. Would love to meet sometime when I'm in town. :-) Tim
  11. Engine Tuning Questions

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Ed, how do you tell how many degrees you're at when the timing marks are M P F?
  12. Engine Tuning Questions

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I read the posts about your experiences, Ed, thanks! It's great info. I'm not ready to move up to an electronic distributor--the new business isn't making enough money to pay the regular bills yet, so I can't really justify Alfa upgrades right now. But next year... We did pull the distributor...
  13. Engine Tuning Questions

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Robert, All opinions are welcome around here, and sometimes even the most adamant authorities can be wrong on some point. :-) I was going to take the car for a drive down to Nashville this week, but it looks like the weather won't be cooperative. Round trip is around 350 miles--that would be an...
  14. Engine Tuning Questions

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    The weather has been a little sketchy around here of late, and I have been busy with work, but I wanted to give an update. I made a tool for checking the float levels, and they were low. I must have been measuring incorrectly when I rebuilt the carbs. The floats now sit at 6.5mm as measured with...
  15. Engine Tuning Questions

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Thanks, guys. I had an opportunity to look at the carbs again this morning. The idle jets are 50F8. The idle mixture needles were visually inspected and are okay. I sprayed some carb cleaner around the base of the carbs and the adapter plates and got no acceleration. I am out 4 turns in this...
  16. Engine Tuning Questions

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Well, that was fun... I did find that my webers were a touch out of balance. I corrected it, and set everything back to the 'base' position of idle speed 3/4 turn past engagement and idle air adjusters set to 3/4 turn out from lightly seated. Engine ran like crap. I adjusted and re-adjusted...
  17. Engine Tuning Questions

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Ed, how far is 38° from the book setting?
  18. Engine Tuning Questions

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Frank, again you are right. My throttle plates are not synched. They are off by exactly one inspection hole, based on shining a flashlight into the barrel and seeing where the light reflects off the edge of the butterfly. I went through all of this last year, adjusting the carbs myself, but...
  19. Engine Tuning Questions

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    The Webers are 40DCOE 26/27 pair from a GTV All jets are spec for 2L. I went through the carbs completely last year with rebuild kit, cleaned everything, checked floats, reassembled. Plugs are new as of last week. Timing was set to Spica specs, and I don't know if that's right. 25 year...
  20. Engine Tuning Questions

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    And the man from Alabama gets a prize! I decided to open up the air screws one full turn on all. The engine is running remarkably better, the idle is still fine. There were a few spits on the way home tonight, but it was more like every couple minutes rather than ever couple of seconds. This...
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