Daily Life with an Alfa Romeo Spider

My daily driver is a 1988 Alfa Romeo Spider. When I purchased it for a very small amount of money it barely ran.


Since then I have invested way more into the car than it is worth and I am about 1/2 way to being all complete. I cannot say “Finished” because things like this are never “Finished”

So far the engine has been completely rebuilt.
10.4:1 pistons and matching sleeves
.030 shaved head
Girdled Block
High flow oil pump
Oversized Valves
292 duration 10.5mm lift cams
Ported Head
4-2-1 header
2.5″ side exit exhaust

Etc. Etc. Etc.


It still has the almost stock Bosch (German Relative of Lucas) Fuel Injection which is a future project.

Suspension has been rebuilt by Group 2
Bilstein Shocks
Koni Springs
Polyurethane bushings throughout
New Idler arms
New tie-rod ends
add lots of Etc’s here also.

The body, well, my youngest son took it out (when he was not supposed to) and while it was parked, someone hit it and took off. So I had a friend rough in the bodywork and I sprayed it again in black in the garage. Not the best of jobs but it works until I get the rest of it more together. Then I can spray it properly.





The Interior, That is what I am working on now. At least I am at the point of putting stuff back
together. I do need to get a roll bar sometime because it does like to oversteer under power.


Well, that is all for now, I will update as I go along and you can sort the updates under the Category Alfa Romeo


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