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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. Ignition switch removal

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Can someone tell me how to remove the ignition switch? I removed the bottom plastic shroud, but cant seem to remove the top piece? I think the security bolt is hidden under there.. Or, is it better to hire a locksmith to work on it in place.. Thanks!
  3. 94 Spider - need mechanic

    Northwest Alfa Romeo Club the state of Washington
    Does anyone know of a reliable mechanic or garage in the Bellingham Washington, Washington area My Spider has ignition problems and I am stranded in Bellingham. Thanks
  4. Alfetta Sport Sedan - Cranks But No Start

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    Hi all, I've been dealing with this issue for a while, and now I finally have the time and funds to tackle this issue. Background: 1977 Alfetta Sport Sedan with a 1981 Spider motor swap after the original motor blew. After the swap (done by local reputable Alfa specialist) I was driving on a...
  5. Spider eats distributor caps

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    My 1992 Spider has woven a web of intrigue - it eats distributor caps! It doesn't eat the whole distributor cap, instead is bakes the plastic next to the terminals and, once well done, eats holes next to the spark plug terminals. The first picture is the distributor cap that came with the car...
  6. 89 Spider Burning wires, catching fire, constantly cranking

    Electrical, Chassis & Lighting
    pics: can't add pics yet because of spam rules, thanks alfabb. but if you go to imgur, and then add "a/dquAz" to the link, you will see the pictures. As you probably gathered from the title, my poor spider has some serious ignition problems. It wouldn't start for a few months, then only if I...
  7. TS AR67202 2.0 8v spark plug / ignition problems

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    Hello Members, This is my first post here. So.. Recently got a 155 2.0 8 valve car. The car is in ok shape, no mechanical problems, a bit used but it is ok with the age it has. The large ignition coil (red color) has been disconnected by the previous owner and the car runs only on 4 spark...
  8. Spider 86 will not start

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hey guys! Recently finished restoring a 1986 Spider 2000 Veloce with my father and we are trying to get it running, but with no luck. The car was running before the project but it has been standing in the garage for about five years now. I have tried everything that has been suggested in...
  9. Help! She still won't run!

    Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake
    77 Alfa Spider (SPICA 2.0L) Sat for 15 years. I have done the following, 1. Fuel filters, pump, and lines are new. Clean fuel tank and fresh gas with a little sea foam treatment. 2. Oil and filter are new. 3. Battery new. 4. Plugs are cleaned and gap correct. (I have good spark, tested) 5. T/A...
  10. ignition assembly removal

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Is there anything specific to know about how to remove the steering column assembly from a 1993 164? Does it all just unbolt or is something special needed? Thanks, Richard
  11. '86 Spder Veloce Fuel Pump stays on - drains battery

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    This car has been extremely quirky starting a year ago. It would not start after being driven and turned off. Usually no problem starting cold, after overnight. -Julio, my mechanic and I replaced fuel pump relay, but the problem came back after about two weeks. -We swapped the battery and...
  12. S-3 Run problems, the long and the short

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    S-3 Run problems, the long and the short (injector update) As others have in similar threads, I’ve experienced some S-3 run issues. Here’s how and what I found. The usual symptoms, sometimes ran good, sometimes not, usually didn’t fix itself hot, but ran for a month just fine. Valves clearences...
  13. 1982 alfa romeo spider...Won't start

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hey guys, just got back from traveling around and luckily (in this case at least) my Alfa died the night before I left, and not halfway through my trip. I was driving along and the lights started to dim and it started to run rough. Easy enough, change the alternator and recharge the battery...
  14. 1986 Spider cranks, but won't start

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    My 1986 Spider worked great on Tuesday night, but on Wednesday morning, it cranked, but wouldn't start. I checked the fuel line (having replaced a fuel filter last year) and it's getting gas. there was voltage to the ignition coil, so I'm presuming the module is OK. The distributor and rotor...
  15. 86 Spider Engine upgrade

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I'm a newbie here, so forgive me if I missed anything in my searches of previous posts. I recently acquired a 1986 Spider Veloce with 39K miles in great shape. The engine is all stock and well maintained. Modifications by previous owner include bolt-on frame stiffener, racing suspension...
  16. 91 164L Ignition Switch

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    I have a 91 164L with almost 150K on it. I got back to the car on my way home, unlocked it like normal (key is fine), but could not get the key fully into the ignition. It slides halfway in and seems to hit a solid obstruction. I have always been able to take the key out when the car is...
  17. BOSCH Transistorized Ignition

    GT (1963-1977)
    Hi Guys, I am trying to get my 69gtv started, but it has a weird transistorized ignition system BOSCH 0 227 051 021:confused:. I have search for info on the web but the only thing I found is that it was used as an aftermarket upgrade to avoid burned contact points since the current flow...
  18. ignition wire location

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I have a 1978 spider which has had all the ignition wires eaten by pack rats. I have gotten new wires but I have no idea what order the wires should go from the distributer to the spark plugs. Does anyone have a photo of this or a good description. Thanks Peter
  19. Wanted Long Ignition Coil Wire

    Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    Anyone have a long ignition coil wire, my short one keeps falling off mid-traffic and well... it's not fun. :eek: I have a 73' spider.
  20. 86' Spider starts but dies

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I just bought an '86 Spider Veloce (my first Alfa!) and am having a little problem. I live in Chicago, so the vehicle was winter stored in the previous owners garage. When I test drove it, it cranked obth times and started with no problem. I had a hard time with hot starts after I took it home...