Tim - Chris from NJ here. I too race a fiat (an Abarth Assetto Corsa 695 with the VSCCA) but have a love of and own a couple of Alfas. The ignition switch in your 80's spider should be the same as my 74. Check out this link and you shouldn't have a problem replacing it. I think International Auto has the ignitions in stock right now. I just did a replacement for a friend's 77 spider and we bought the new one from IA for like $120 or so. Also consider replacing your ignition relay (that it on the Alfa BB also and you can get there from this link. Good luck and let me know if you have any problems. Chris the Link is:
Tim, I may try to run Laguna Seca with the SCCA in their spring Historic event, if the price of diesel stays affordable, and the dates don't fall on the RMVR drivers schools dates. I notice you drive a nice looking Italian car. Ralph
Tim, I have race Laguna Seca a couple of years ago with SCCA, but most of my racing is in the Colorado area with RMVR.I have raced at Miller in Utah, and once at Hastings Nebraska, a few years ago raced a Hill Climb in Washington.
This year I have only raced twice, do to a back surgery, but plan to race the full 2009 season. Love racing my 1957 Alfa. Ralph
Great to hear driver had a blast and car survived. I like the HSR events very much. I have gor to the June event at the Glenn two years in a row and have really enjoyed the racing and how they run their events. Not quite ready as I have never done a race school and be able to be signed off for a liscence. That is my goal in the next couple of years as I head towards retirement. Plan as many "non race" track events in 2009.
Intake scoops were created with a single cut across the blister from a cutoff wheel, a hammer and dolly a a bit of bondo.
The louvers are a prefab part from Eastwood. Again a cutoff wheel, tack welded the louver in place and a bit of bondo. More work to tidy up the underside hood supports and to reinforce the hood were the support was cut away. IDF's with fairly tall ram pipes clear well with the hood closed.
I had a ok weekend in August at Sebring, despite the rain. I used the weekend to gain confidence. The two events before at Sebring were cut short by, flat tire, engine missing past 3K RPM, gear shifter not finding 4th gear in the 5th to 4th change and all sorts of "Gremlins". But I look forward to racing at the new track in Starke, FL. Go to "Gorally.com" for more info. I hope to be at the new Moroso in November.