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Nice - I was wondering who got it. Now to make mine look that nice....
 

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Thanks. Do you like the sofa covers? Definately owned by some Italians! ;)
 

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Yeah, those are awesome. I wish the previous owners of my car had covered everything in sofa covers, it would look a lot newer than it does :p
 

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Hi everyone! So today ..did some cleaning and checking of things. Head looks new and clean, radiator looks new without a single bent fin.

Car started fine this am, then I Replaced wrong sized idle air tubes, adjusted throttle body short control arm so that throttles were not cracked open to idle the car. Snugged up the throttle cable a little. tightened intake tube clamps, refit the loose canister tubing...etc..


The car won;t start. When it did run, high high idle which never really came down when hot.

QUESTION: can i adjust the cold start valve to a baseline setting when cold? since I can't seem to get the car started now.

the whole system was not set up correctly when it came to me, now to do a full retune....
 

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Hmmm, was it burning a lot of fuel? Or, are your plugs black & sooty? Maybe the thermostatic actuator is acting up.

In case you're a SPICA newbie, there are great SPICA guides available from Ingram Enterprises, Inc. and the AROC, including a free troubleshooting guide you can find on Wes' site with a bit of digging. Also, a guy who goes by the username "roadtrip" on this board has been very helpful diagnosing SPICA issues in the past. The good news is, once it's set up properly, it's a pretty reliable system... I've done several long-distance road trips in my SPICA cars.
 

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Thanks Ckeen! No I'm not really a SPICA newbie. Pretty familiar with the standard protocol for spica tuneup and all the info as listed above. I do not have Wes's tune up book, and I may purchase it soon! Roadtrip even wrote a few of the guides. But...I was just hoping that maybe there was another way.....;)

Guess I will try TA test as I know the hot gap was about 1/8th inch

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Maybe I have one of the few rust free alfettas...if you can excuse one 5mm rust bubble at left tail light. Not a significant flake in the wheel wells or engine bay or underneath...
 

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You might enjoy this vid:


After top to bottom SPICA tuning, she runs like a champ!

Might sound noisy, but that's the idle air screw whistling away
 

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SOUNDS AWESOME!

Doesn't that sound kinda make you want to run open velocity stacks?? :D

I like this one, too (hint hint lets' hear that 164S motor for your new car) :




You might enjoy this vid:

YouTube - ALFA Romeo Alfetta 2.0 rev

After top to bottom SPICA tuning, she runs like a champ!

Might sound noisy, but that's the idle air screw whistling away
 

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ahhh yes...that was a fine 3.0 engine build if I may say....now somewhere in NY near Buffalo i think...never heard from the buyer except for a few cam/head questions...

Unfortunately, won;t be hearing the 164 for a little while unitl I finish winter fun with the Alfetta and then bodyshop for the gtv6...
 

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I am considering a points-to-electronic ignition...

Any thoughts on:

RML (whole dizzy from IAP)
Petronix
Hot-spark

Is there a way to convert to vaccuum advance with the 4 throttle bodies?
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Anyone know Where can I find a center driveshaft bearing for 78 alfetta and 85 gtv6 (Same thing?..support looks the same) Usual vendors don;t seem to have any..

Standard size?

It is not the bearing sold by 'rockauto'

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Before you go to any great lengths, I've had some driveshaft noises go away just by spending some quality time driving the car... unless it's clearly past it, I would hold off on such a major job.

You might also have perished engine or transaxle mounts - getting some fresh rubber in there cured some vibrations and rattling I was having.
 

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found them at italcarparts in cali, Thanks

Believe me, it is time for full driveshaft overhaul. and second gear synchro/slider....
 

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Doh! Well, I went through the driveshaft rebuilding a couple of years back, so let me know if you have questions...
 

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yeah, they are pricey and seems like I am bothering them when I call....


IAP has the guibos for a good price (less than the GTV6)
 
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