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  1. Two 1974 Alfa Spiders for sale

    Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    My uncle who passed away had two project cars he never got around to. Both are completely intact, rough shape, and haven't been run in years. Restoration project or parts cars. Msg back or txt call at 909-363-6655. Located in Costa Mesa, CA.
  2. For Sale 1974 Spider - Seattle area

    Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted
    1974 Spider - Seattle area $6500 OBO Mechanically restored - upgraded since I got it in late '02. It has the right stuff for a dependable cruiser capable of eating up mountain roads or flogging an autoX course. Strong, quick, very street drivable, a pleasure to drive. Now is the time for...
  3. Timing chain tensioner stuck

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    Help! Sound like a rattle at 3000 rpm from engine. 1974 spider. Figured I should check the timing chain tension but after loosening the tensioner lock nut one complete turn the chain tensioner doesn't budge in either direction. Seems to be jammed and can't pry it out to tighten the chain. There...
  4. starter smoking

    Electrical, Chassis & Lighting
    Hi Spider 1974 Just fitted a recon starter from centerline. Worked fine for a month. Tried to start car this evening and starter did a couple of reluctant turns, then ceased to respond at all, no click, nothing. Got out to take a look and there was a fine plume of smoke coming from the region of...
  5. starter for 1974 alfa spider

    Electrical, Chassis & Lighting
    I'm in a tangle over starters. Had to replace the original starter in this car, 1974 spider, spica to weber conversion. Guy in auto electric shop confident that a new starter, Bosch SR484X was the exact replacement and sold it to me, said the original was too old to recondition. I put the new...
  6. new starter not engaging

    Electrical, Chassis & Lighting
    Hi Just bought a replacement starter, Bosch, through a local auto electric company. I gave them the old unit to compare, it was completely worn out and no longer even turning. They ordered the replacement for me, and I just put it in, being careful with the middle shoulder bolt. It worked really...
  7. transmission mount 1974 spider

    Gearbox, Transaxle, Differential & Propshaft
    Hi Just replaced the transmission mount on the 1974 spider, but on reassembling, now have vibration as if the transmission is touching the tunnel somewhere. Much worse than the occasional rumbling that prompted the job in the first place. Happens when in neutral. One thing I noticed is that the...
  8. Spider drive shaft novel source of vibration?

    Gearbox, Transaxle, Differential & Propshaft
    Just took my spider drive shaft into local drive shaft specialists, vibration in drive train on accelerating in 1st, and also through range of engine speeds, especially decelerating over bumpy roads. They seem quite sure that the vibration is coming from the splined coupling; the guy at the...
  9. intermittent rumble in 74 spider

    Gearbox, Transaxle, Differential & Propshaft
    Hi Still trying to identify where this is coming from. It seems to localize to the tunnel area, but not sure. More a vibration, can feel it through floor of car, and audible rumble. Happens when car is over running, sometimes when accelerating. Bumpy roads make it worse. The engine mounts are...
  10. seat belts 1974 spider

    Car Restoration
    Hi Thought I'd show a possible solution to the seat belt problem in this car. Came with laps only. I started off by fitting an inertia 3 point system from IAP, but the inertia box sat at a bad angle, feeding belt acutely up to the seat top where I fed it across with a carabiner. Recoil didn't...
  11. what size nut?

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    Hi Have a simple question. The nut on the lower (engine) mount for the alternator (1974 spider) is missing. Anyone know what size is used here. It seems pretty substantial. Thanks TS
  12. 1974 Spider Prioritization Help

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I have been dreaming about Alfas for a few years now, and i finally bought my first Alfa. It's a pretty clean car from AZ and only has visible rust in the driver side floor pan. The paint is original and pretty dull, the interior is a mess, it needs a new top, and I'm sure there are other...
  13. blowing #5 fuse in 74 spider

    Electrical, Chassis & Lighting
    I was inspired recently to get the tail lights working on the '74 spider. I had drivers side brake light, but the bulb was bad on the passenger side. Cleaned the receptacle, replaced bulb and bing I had both brake lights. Great start. #5 fuse would blow as soon as I turn the stalk to first...