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  1. First Gear Fix

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I am back at doing some major work on my car, it developed a rattle coming from the bell housing. Looks like the pilot bushing is shot, while im in there im going to to replace the clutch/PP/TO bearing, pilot bushing. Since I had the trans out I wanted to go head and replace the synchro rings...
  2. 164 24v AFM internals

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, I bought a used Porsche 944 turbo AFM for a 24v 3.0 Alfa 164 manual, Bosch number 0280 203 026, and have just taken it apart. I could feel the spring loading was incorrect so guessed someone had tried refurbishing it and failed. I took the lid off my original too for reference and resetting...
  3. Fix or replacement for center brakelight socket on 1986 Spider

    Electrical, Chassis & Lighting
    Does anyone know of a led replacement or a replacement light socket for the center brake light on the trunk lid for a 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate? The light recently stopped working, and upon inspection I found the socket had been "repaired" by the previous owner. The pin in the socket had...
  4. A Spider Veloce Wiper Linkage Econo Fix?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    In that I am neither an engineer nor a mechanic, I'll rely on those better informed to tell if my 'fiddy' cent solution for the wind screen wiper mechanism ball and socket separation will pass muster. The cash outlay for necessary parts was absurdly minimal: a 'to hand' hefty washer and a...
  5. Clutch judder fix - MacGyver edition

    Gearbox, Transaxle, Differential & Propshaft
    Yes, another one of my no-cost, post-apocalyptic-mode fixes - now utilizing every backyard mechanic's favorite component: baling wire. My '65 Sprint GT had the backing-up clutch judder in spades. When reversing up a hill - and I live in SF - the grab/release oscillation felt like it was going...
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