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  1. New Members Introductions - Please Read
    Recently, a friend asked if I could help repair his old Spider. I said yes not knowing how complicated it would be compared to fixing (my) old 1976 Ford F-100. Well, all I know is that he got a new distributor, spark plugs, and wires for them. So far, he has been able to get the engine to turn...
  2. Car Restoration
    Hi I'm currently restoring my grandmother alfa romeo spider, and the right top clamp is currently in the glove box. She used to put a lot of force to close it down, until the metal gave way, and stretched the top clamp's holes. I am looking for some advice to have to repair it. I could buy a...
  3. Suspension, Steering, Brakes, Wheels & Tires
    While cleaning and preparing to rebuild the front suspension on my 69 GTV, I found this tear in the sheet metal of the drivers side front shock mount structure. Can the group offer any advice on the best way to repair this situation? Is it acceptable to MIG weld a bead over the tear? Or is it...
  4. Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    As I posted last week, I wrote a three-part essay about my questionable decision to try to fix my mutt of a 1979 Sport Sedan with little more than a Haynes manual and the support of "Car Twitter." I had no experience and no skills. Hell, didn't even have tools. The first part when live today at...
  5. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Thought I'd share pics of my repair effort. I hit a pretty good bump in my new-to-me 164S and the upper console fell down, only anchored by the rear. I guess if I'm going to be introduced to 1990's Italian plastics, this is the piece. The console surround was in 4 pieces and had been epoxy'd at...
  6. Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Does anybody know how I might repair the three horn buttons on the steering wheel of my 1982 Spider, a Holloboro steering wheel. The heart of the wheel, where the three button spokes are attached and where the electrical switches are, seems to be plastic (polypropylene?) and is currently...
  7. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, After having a couple of jacking points welded up, one front one rear, have been trying to coat the welds from behind by pumping/spraying anti-corrosion stuff in - without much success. For the rear took out the side carpet in the boot and the sound proofing piece of sponge, fitted into...
  8. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Took a brand new Bosch 164 climate control apart today, to convert if from LHD to RHD and thought some pics might be helpful to others. Worth nothing is this unit had Torx T6 screw heads, not Philips cross heads as on others. Where you see the thin clear plastic sheets over the PCBs and...
  9. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Have seen someone galvanise a 164 rear subframe on another site. Has anyone here tried it? Was wondering if the process could distort the shape.
  10. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Opened a 1995 164 twinspark AFM, planning to reposition the carbon track, and now need to refix the plastic top. How? It was originally bonded on with a rubber compound and had planned to do the same but surely it would need to be one that doesn't give off volatile fumes when curing? Once...
  11. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Have posted before about disappearing segments on a 1995 164 3.0 24v. Have today pulled out the console with a view to swapping the ribbon cable/LED itself from a 1995 16v twinspark 164. Both UK spec. Surprise, surprise for an Alfa - there are significant differences, despite the view from...
  12. Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    I'm restoring a '67 Duetto with a 1600 and have just about finished tearing it down, but I've hit a road block (another!) and am not sure how I should proceed. My block has is damaged in two places - one cylinder and there's also a hole blown through one side. Is this salvageable and if so...
  13. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Does anyone know what is involved in patching front and rear 164 (all models) jacking points? Welding heat wise, does the carpet need to come out for the fronts and the rear seats for the rear? I don't weld so going to have to pay someone to do mine but it will reduce costs if I can prep it...
  14. New Members Introductions - Please Read
    Call us today at (215) 826-9250 to schedule your repair! Full Service Complete Diagnostic Safety Analysis Driving Problems Tune-Ups Oil Changes Tires Brake Repair Specialists Mufflers and Systems Steering and Tune-Ups Alignments Fuel System Services Coolant Systems
  15. Car Restoration
    1973 Alfa Romeo GTV - Restoration to Street Racer with GTAm Inspiration The good: -I own the car -Suspension is new -It has wheels -It has fender flares GTAm Style -It has brakes -It has window winder hardware inside the doors still -Rear differential is there and is LSD -9/1 - Update, to I...
  16. Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    Hello everyone, I've been working with a very tight budget on my 1981 GTV6 for the past year. When I got it, it was a well maintained car that had been parked in a garage for nearly 14 years due to a burnt out clutch. I have done all the work myself and am proud to say it is in it's final...
  17. Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I have a 1987 Graduate, and after replacing the radiator & water pump (during which the top was down for a long time), I pulled the top up only to discover that the plastic window had separated from the canvas top (stitching on bottom & lower sides came out) :-( The canvas is in excellent...
  18. 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...
  19. Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    A few weeks ago I posted a classified ad wanting new speedo and tach gauges for my newly acquired 81 GTV6. Neither of mine were working. They were yellowed, dingy, cloudy etc. The speedo was stuck at 30 mph and the needle was curved like crazy. The tach needle was half gone and not working...
  20. Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hey all, I just purchased my first Alfa in Dec ('91 Spider) and been having a little trouble. At first the headlights would not work, then the power windows, and now there is smoke coming from the steering column. Unfortunately, it looks like I have an electrical problem and one that is outside...
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