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  1. Help! My engine is drowning

    Engine Management
    I would be extremely grateful for any suggestions, 1974 spider. I recently found that the engine wouldn't start, and tracked it down to a likely faulty coil. For this reason, the engine hasn't been run for a couple of weeks when I was waiting to receive the coil from centerline. I just put the...
  2. Spider suddenly not starting

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hi I have a 1974 Spider with Webers. Running perfectly up until this morning, when it suddenly would not start. The starter, which is fairly new, turns the engine over vigorously, and it occasionally fires but simply wont pick up and take off. Before this, running perfectly with no problems at...
  3. spider giubo

    Gearbox, Transaxle, Differential & Propshaft
    Just overhauling the driveshaft. Quick questions: what torque on the flex coupling bolts? Also,, should I use the reinforcement plate from Wes Ingram when assembling the Giubo? I don't race the car so perhaps overkill? Finally, if the UJ's seem fine with good movement and no free play, should...
  4. rumble in alfa spider

    Gearbox, Transaxle, Differential & Propshaft
    Hi, Not sure where to post this question, hope this forum is not too wide of the mark. I have a spider, 1974, weber conversion. have noticed a rumbling vibration that occurs on deceleration, I can feel it in my feet transmitted through the driver floor pan. I get the impression that it might...
  5. head gasket leak from front of engine

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    Hi Looking for some advice. There is a rather small oil leak from the head gasket at the front of the engine in my 74 spider. Its running down onto the top of the water pump. I see that there are two bolts compressing the front part of the gasket, on either side of the block at the front. Do...