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  1. Wanted: Jim Steck's 8-wire distributor

    Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    Hi all, First thing first thank you all to have created such a beautiful environment plenty of ideas and suggestions. It has been a bible to build up my GT 1750 now close to be converted in a TS one. I have contacted Sir. Jim Steck but albeit the emails I have sent, no replies (yet). So I am...
  2. Distributor Rebuild

    Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    It seems the bearings in my distributor have gone bad. My distributor makes quite the racket while the engine is running. I have a second distributor, but it seems it also has bad bearings. There's a lot of play in the shaft and spinning it by hand yields noise, so I can only imagine it would...
  3. Distributor off after timing belt change

    Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    After just rebuilding the hydraulic de-tensioner and replacing the timing belt on my 83 GTV6, the engine backfired when I attempted to start it. Prior to the aforementioned work, I set the engine at TDC and paint marked the camshaft gears and the housing to ensure everything was properly...
  4. Bosch Distributor Bushings

    GT (1963-1977)
    Hello Alfisti, I finally took the decision to rebuild my GTV's Bosch distributor that has excessive play on the shaft and I thought to ask a few questions before starting with this project! Has anyone ever tried to fit new bushings in such a distributor (it's the one with a serial number...
  5. Distributor Adjustment Help?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hello, I have a 1983 Spider Veloce that won't start and it seems to be because of a timing issue. I've lined it up with the "F" which is TDC according to our manual but the rotor arm of the distributor is about 160 degrees off from the timing mark it's supposed to line up with on the distributor...
  6. V6 Distributor - Hall Effect Connector Plug PN and Source?

    Milano/75 (1985-1993)
    Hello, Should be an easy question, and everyone needs these in the emergency parts kit....Does anyone know the OEM manufacturer name and part number for the three pin female connector that plugs into the right angle blue socket on the V6 distributor? I assume these are AMP or Molex or...
  7. How to break in and tune a brand new Gtv 2000 Engine?

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    Hi Alfisti, I have just installed my newly rebuilt engine and want to find out what is the best way to break it in from startup an what is the best advance angle for the ignition timing. engine is 100% ready for start up. It has been rebuilt to standard specs. only deviations from standard...
  8. Cam timing, crankshaft, distributor help ASAP

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hi there gang, I'm hoping some of you will be able to shed some light on the cam timing/ crankshaft marks/ distributor position. I have a 1983 Spider that I have had for several years. About five or six years ago, with about 85,000 miles, a screw that holds the shifting forks to a shifting...
  9. Mystery Oil Pooling Near Distributor (not distributor) - Pics Included

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    :confused: Okay Friends, So, as you know, I replaced distributor to electronic distributor (runs great) but since I cleaned all the engine bay and surrounding areas I noticed that after just one victory lap around the block there was a significant amount of oil pooled near the distributor. The...
  10. Electronic Distributor changeover - Smoking distributor, not starting.

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Bought the centerline electronic distributor ID405 and the bosch blue coil for my 78 Alfa Spider and wired it up right but when I attempted to start there was a clicking/ticking sound coming from distributor and it started smoking. The spark plug wires are correct and the coil is wired correctly...
  11. Bosch VJU4 BR50 Assembly

    Giulietta & Giulia (1954-65)
    Hi! I'm looking for a bit of help here. I'm afraid of mis-assembling the vacuum advance mechanism on this Bosch dizzy. What is the correct order of assembly of the "pin plate" washers and vacuum arm to the spark advance plate? See the attached photos of the parts and the plate. Thank you. OG
  12. electronic timing on 74 spider

    Engine Management
    Hi Every week brings new mysteries. I thought I'd check the timing on my 74, which was a spica and is now weber, with crane X700 electronic points. At RPM 900, strobe timing shows the reference mark corresponds to the M on the pulley. According to a workshop manual, the mark should be F at this...
  13. Engine 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider

    Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    Repost more details: e-mail direct please, thank you [email protected] Engine turns freely and has compression Transmission gears feel smooth The oil is clean Radiator is full and has no leaks Fan is in good condition Valve cover SOLD The whole drivetrain is complete engine, transmission and...
  14. For Sale Engine 1974 Alfa Romeo spider 2000

    Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    The whole drivetrain is complete engine, transmission and diff. Parting out. From valve cover to oil pan let me know what you need. Radiator, fan, dist. Cylinder Head, fuel inj. etc. Etc. Car was siting for over 10 yrs. The oil and inside looks clean but do not know the condition. Thats why...