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Porsche guy aquired a Spyder with issues. :mad:

Who works on them in Colordo?

Where can you get valve adjust shims. Special tools required? I had a Fiat X/19 so I vaguely remember doing valves on that.

Where to get a reman cold start tube thingy. It has been converted to a manual deal. But it is really hard to start cold. It also seems awfully rich even when it warmed up. It is some kind of mechanical FI, looks like a diesel injection pump.

I also think I will need an airpump which has been removed to pass emmisions.

Anything else I need to know? Otherwise the car is clean no rust, new top, new carpets, good seats, missing some odds and ends like the heat leaver knobs.

Oh and the headlights do not work.

Alt light glows faintly.
 

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Sounds like an early to mid 70's model??

The fuel injection is by Spica and is just used on Alfa's. Search the forums and you will fin lost of info.
 

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Porsche guy aquired a Spyder with issues. :mad:

Who works on them in Colordo?

Where can you get valve adjust shims. Special tools required? I had a Fiat X/19 so I vaguely remember doing valves on that.

Where to get a reman cold start tube thingy. It has been converted to a manual deal. But it is really hard to start cold. It also seems awfully rich even when it warmed up. It is some kind of mechanical FI, looks like a diesel injection pump.

I also think I will need an airpump which has been removed to pass emmisions.

Anything else I need to know? Otherwise the car is clean no rust, new top, new carpets, good seats, missing some odds and ends like the heat leaver knobs.

Oh and the headlights do not work.

Alt light glows faintly.

In Colorado - your nearest parts source is Centerline, and Karen McGowan (hotlegs32 on the bb) works on them (Denver area). If you need to rebuild your Spica, you'll probably send it to Washington (state) and have Wes/Herb at Ingram Enterprises perform the surgery.
Go to the Alfa Club of the Rockies forum (oops, still listed as Alfa Club of Colorado) and you'll find lots of nearby Alfisti.

Oh, also, it is "Spyder" for Porsches, but "Spider" for Alfas!!!
 

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Welcome makmov We like car porn here. Photos of your Spider? With her top down of course.
You have been given great info/help here. Anything about Alfas has a sticky labeled Suppliers. Be sure and check it out.
 

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.. i do belive , kipp really ment........................topless:):)
 

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Yes, I am starting to get my head around it. A whole different beasty than what I am used to.

I mean, who'd ever thunk you could use a diesel injection pump on a gasoline sports car?

All I remember from my Fiat is anything electrical didn't work. I am finding the same on the Alfa.
 

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...All I remember from my Fiat is anything electrical didn't work. I am finding the same on the Alfa.
You probably remember, but it bears repeating.....check the grounds!!
 

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I do remember that much. My Fiat had 2 ground posts on the entire car which all electircs were grounded by a ground wire. There were millions of wires on each post. LOL.

What were they thinking?
 

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I see it now. I'm flying out to Houston this Saturday to drive back my new (to me) 997.

Porsche's and Alfa's are a fun mix! :)
 

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I see it now. I'm flying out to Houston this Saturday to drive back my new (to me) 997.

Porsche's and Alfa's are a fun mix! :)
You'll like your new 997.

Interesting you say that about mixing. When my dad had his Porsche shop we did have some customers with Alfa Romeos, and back then these were brand new cars then. The were quickly known as awlful Romeos because the stupidest things went wrong with them. They were brand new and stuff just fell off, quit working or broke in two.
 

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Yes, I am starting to get my head around it. A whole different beasty than what I am used to.

I mean, who'd ever thunk you could use a diesel injection pump on a gasoline sports car?

All I remember from my Fiat is anything electrical didn't work. I am finding the same on the Alfa.
The SPICA pump was actually first used by Alfa for racing, and very successfully... Google "Alfa Romeo Tipo 33", and I'm sure you'll get some good hits. Also note that other Alfa editions, like the 8 cylinder Montreal, and the very rare 33 Stradale were SPICA injected. Be sure to check out Wes Ingram's web site.

Unless someone has made a mess of things, you should be able to get everything electrical working. Then, once done, the car should be trouble free for years.

Best regards,
 

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The SPICA pump was actually first used by Alfa for racing, and very successfully... Google "Alfa Romeo Tipo 33", and I'm sure you'll get some good hits. Also note that other Alfa editions, like the 8 cylinder Montreal, and the very rare 33 Stradale were SPICA injected. Be sure to check out Wes Ingram's web site.

Unless someone has made a mess of things, you should be able to get everything electrical working. Then, once done, the car should be trouble free for years.

Best regards,
Yeah, that is the good thing about it. I looks like it was taken care of by an Alfa guy. So it is not like monkeies have worked it over. I think it will be okay and not too bad to sort it all out.
 
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