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  1. Grind/Growl Sound Just Before Fuel Cutoff

    Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake
    Hi All, Proud owner of a '78 Spider here. Bought it about a year ago and its running great! During the last few drives (over the last couple of weeks) I've noticed its developed a bit of a growl or grinding sound upon deceleration right before the fuel cutoff. If I hold the accelerator right...
  2. Spider Grinding

    Gearbox, Transaxle, Differential & Propshaft
    Hey Folks, Finally got my engine running on my 86 Spider! After some around the block confidence drives, ive noticed some strange grinding. I thought that it may be my front passenger wheel bearing (checked working), but fear it may be something worse. I hear a grind / rattle when turning sharp...
  3. 1981 GTV6 - replace transaxle with a Platinum unit?

    Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    Hello everyone, I have a conundrum I am hoping you can help me resolve. I have a 1981 GTV6 that has a fairly bad transmission. 1st gear syncro is completely gone, 2nd and 3rd gear syncros are in bad shape. Just today I replaced the Swepco gear oil I had in it with Red Line, which made a decent...
  4. First Gear / Reverse Crunch

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hey everyone, All of the sudden I'm getting this horrible crunch/grinding when I both shift into first gear from neutral as well as reverse. this started occurring over the weekend and I haven't experienced anything like this before. I tend to get a little lost when it comes to the...