I'm looking to swap a lot of parts (particularly the entire engine and trannie) from an '86 Spider Quad to an '82 Spider Veloce. Is that going to work? Are there any big differences between those years that's going to make it hard to do?
I think Stan hit the major differences. You'd either have to change the VVT (put the '82's intake cam and the '82's cam cover on the newer engine) or swap the ECU & the VVT's wire harness to make the solenoid controlled VVT work in the earlier car.
How about the instruments? I assume the '82 has the dual pod, not sure when they switched to the mono-pod. Either way, the dash appears the same (almost like they were planning the mono-pod all along) so it seems do-able.