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Just got my new to me 86' Quad running, it was sitting for 2 years and needed quite a bit of love. Vacuum hoses, fuel filter, plugs, flywheel sensor, drive relay and fresh gas.
That's the good news.
The bad news is the clutch seems like it may be on it's last legs, take up very near the floor and crunching while shifting into reverse.
The transmission mounts are also shot, the bottom bracket is only attached on one side.

Now on to the fun stuff, the interior is toast, and the floor pans have seen better days.

This is a terrific forum, I could not imagine plunging ahead with a project like this without you guys.

Gary
 

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Good point, today was just a quick tool around the driveway, I will bleed the clutch tomorrow and report back.
 

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Thanks for the kind words and advise. I started to bleed the clutch with my Motive Power bleeder. It did not go well, as I foolishly neglected to test pressurize to the full 15lbs. It was going great for a while, getting the old nasty stuff out, when I heard the sound that we all dread, especially while immobile under a very greasy old sports car. A certain splashing sound, cascading down past the motor mount, narrowly missing my noggin. The seal around the universal adapter had failed, and brake fluid was everywhere. The good news is that the clutch is much improved, and that side of the engine compartment got a good cleaning.
 

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@Alfar7, yes, indeed. Have a Comet class built in Skaneateles, NY in the '50s and an '86 Menger catboat. I sail the Comet on Cazenovia Lake and the Menger on Oneida Lake. I love sailing and sports cars in equal measure.
 

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LBinNM, this car was an impulse purchase, bought locally at a low price. I will be changing all fluids soon and will look into Redline. I had only driven one Spider previously, and did not know much about them before coming here to this board. I have owned a number of other nice cars (currently have an '01 Miata in pristine condition sleeping for the winter), but this little Alfa is really growing on me. Really like the styling, and am looking forward to the challange of restoring the interior and top to the shape the car deserves.
Good luck with your project,.
 
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