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  1. Cut rear springs

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, know this is a heathen question, but struggling to find 1" lowered rear springs that are not progressive wound. Know it's not ideal but has anyone ever just cut a coil off their standard springs to achieve this on a 164? I confess to once doing it on a Fiat, front and rear, and it worked...
  2. rear spring specs

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Have bought a set of adjustable dampers with lowered springs fitted, for a 24v 3.0 1994 164 manual Super. Front end is sitting a bit high as the rear springs are at least 30mm shorter than standard, so back goes down and fron, even though shortened springs, goes up. My idea of a fix is 20cm...
  3. Alternator bolt/bracket hot (temperature) Battery dead.

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hi Guys, Last night my Spider would not start. When I ran the alternator test using my charger last night it told me alternator was bad (even running at 3-4k RPM). I ran a smart charger overnight and had it at full power this morning. This afternoon I was checking the connections around the...
  4. Battery Drain From Wipers

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hi, I have a nagging problem that I can't seem to resolve. If I apply power to the wiper motor switch, it drains the battery overnight. I just put on a new switch, and finally figured out the whole Off, Slow, Fast issue, but it doesn't seem to fix the battery drain issue. This is truly...
  5. any use of electric starts the lights blinking

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hi and thanks in advance! My 1990 Spider Veloce was broken into a few weeks ago. Since then any time I initiate any use of power (opening a door, touching the brake) the flashers go off --including the dash lights --for about 20-25 blinks. If I don't do anything else it all shuts off so it's...
  6. Basic problem: self-flattening battery

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    This is a very basic problem and not 164-specific other than the fact that the battery I'm having a problem with is currently in my 164. The battery charges up OK over a usual length of time - gassing is evident at the end of the charge, and the battery holds a terminal voltage of 12.6 volts...
  7. Tracking down an electrical short on fuse 5 circuit

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I posted this on, but will try here too. On my 1979 Spider Veloce, I recently instituted the recommended fix to my hazard switch which had gone wonky and drained my battery (with the cover on the car, I did not notice that the flashers were on for a week). I inserted the tiny...
  8. I'm short!

    Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere
    Hi- I'm a newbie and am looking at getting a Spider. (Doing some research here before I pull the trigger.) So I'm short. :D 5"1' without a particularly long torso - I'm pretty evenly split. Will I be able to see over the dash? I'm going to test drive a 1982 Spider this weekend (1982 Alfa...