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  1. hugh crawford
    June 12, 2020 @ 4:47 am

    Wasn’t this around the naider of the spica fuel injection system?
    On the other hand it’s old enough to put a pair of DCOEs on in California.

  2. doctordel
    June 12, 2020 @ 4:47 pm

    Gonzo

  3. Gianni
    June 12, 2020 @ 5:28 pm

    No, that would be an '80 or '81 when they changed from the 4 butterfly throttle body they used starting in '69 to the 1 butterfly (monofarfale). The '74 SPICA has the best 3D cam of all the SPICA systems.

    The SPICA system is very reliable when set up by someone who knows what they are doing. Once done, its set and forget. My original pump has 140k on it and is healthy according to Wes Ingram.

    The bad rap of SPICA is resulting from that when a dofus' messing with it. There is no excuse in this day and age to FUBAR it, given the info that is available on it.

    Alfa does share some responsibility for the bad reputation. They were so paranoid about the EPA closing them down and kicking them out of the US for emission law violations, that they purposely limited the amount of info on SPICA and even wouldn't let dealers do much maintenance of the system.

    This car looks to be a good buy. This is an early 90's price for a chrome bumper Spider. Should be going for more, unless the floors are total Fred Flintstone.

    • Unknown
      June 12, 2020 @ 6:32 pm

      Completely agree, which is why someone purchased it that day! The ad was gone minutes after the post appeared.

    • hugh crawford
      June 13, 2020 @ 2:23 am

      Thanks for the correction, I remember at the time nobody could fix these. Good to know that they can be made reliable now.

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