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  1. Cam Cough?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Good evening! I hope everyone has had a healthy and safe weekend! Like everyone else, I have found some new free time due to the current outbreak. I have been fiddling with my car here and there checking out some of the quirks and fixing some things that had been shelved. One thing the car has...
  2. For Sale 1995 164 L/S with A/T project for sale

    Alfa Romeo Cars For Sale & Wanted
    Good clean car with 130K miles(but with a salvage title) suddenly started running rough. Last timing belt about 12 years ago. I don't have time to work on it. Recent suspension and alignment work, clean interior, very good mechanically. I don't have the time to work on it. Located North...
  3. Buy timing belt 1991 spider

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Uh, there is no timing belt. Wow. Serpentine belt only. NEVER MIND. (Edited) Any leads on a real Alfa mechanic in East Coast Central Florida would be appreciated. Kip
  4. Having a problem with valve clearances

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    I recently got a new head for my 82 spider (old one cracked) and the when I installed the cams there was no gap between the lobes and the buckets. The cams, buckets, and tappets that I used were from the old head and now im worried that my cams might not fit this head or something. The new...
  5. Distributor off after timing belt change

    Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    After just rebuilding the hydraulic de-tensioner and replacing the timing belt on my 83 GTV6, the engine backfired when I attempted to start it. Prior to the aforementioned work, I set the engine at TDC and paint marked the camshaft gears and the housing to ensure everything was properly...
  6. Timing or SPICA? Sputtering & Backfire

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Guys, Question for 1976 Spider with SPICA. I just upgraded my points and condenser to Pertronix module and Flamethrower coil on Bosch distributor. All new wiring including NGK spark plugs with factory gap of .025in. The SPICA pump has a manual choke in place of the Thermostatic Actuator (it's...
  7. Fuel delivery or ignition issue?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Progress has stalled in getting my 69 1750 spider running well. It starts reasonably promptly and idles, though roughly. I need to fine tune several adjustments, including spark advance, pump gap, etc. The problem is I cannot seem to get it to stay running after reaching proper operating...
  8. Distributor Adjustment Help?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hello, I have a 1983 Spider Veloce that won't start and it seems to be because of a timing issue. I've lined it up with the "F" which is TDC according to our manual but the rotor arm of the distributor is about 160 degrees off from the timing mark it's supposed to line up with on the distributor...
  9. Engine identity from the number AR00512

    Alfa Romeo Topics Not Covered Elsewhere
    Help Please I have just bought a Marlin with a dohc alfa romeo engine and box with twin 40 dcoe carbs etc. The engine number on the v5 is not the same as the engine no on the engine. The real engine no is AR 00512 * S20921 on the block near the bell housing. can anyone tell me the engine...
  10. Cam timing, crankshaft, distributor help ASAP

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hi there gang, I'm hoping some of you will be able to shed some light on the cam timing/ crankshaft marks/ distributor position. I have a 1983 Spider that I have had for several years. About five or six years ago, with about 85,000 miles, a screw that holds the shifting forks to a shifting...
  11. Valve Timing - checking for slipped teeth?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    By some unfortunate set of circumstances, I managed to leave the car in gear whilst changing the rubber doughnut joint on the back of the gearbox, and am concerned I may have turned the engine backwards. I would like to check the valve timing before starting the engine in case the timing chain...
  12. Timing chain replacement during a head gasket changeout

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Question.....what is the best practice / common wisdom on replacing or not replacing the timing chain when doing a head gasket replacement? I am definitely encouraged to take this on, with the wonderful post from the Spider Technical FAQ Digest, for my 86 Quad with 107K miles. Included pix...
  13. Ignition Timing after Spica-Carb Conversion

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hi all, This might be a dumb question, but I am having some tuning difficulties with my 75 US Spec Spider. The engine has been rebuilt and run in and I have fitted a cam similar to Euro Spec and it has Solex Carbs as was pre-converted when I bought it. It still has the origional US spec timing...
  14. Question about timing marks

    Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    So my 2.5 V6 has a needle sticking off the block on the pass side. My crank pulley has a groove carved into it. My manual tell me to time it at 5 degrees give or take 1 degree After TDC at 800 RPM's, sounds easy so far. #1 It does not tell me if I need to pull off the vacuum line from the...