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This is my first post so be gentle! I've just bought a 1997 Spider as a project and it needs quite a bit of work, my intention it to do bits on it whilst using it, it needs quite a bit of body work but fortunatly i'm quite experienced with that side of things.

I have few problems with it and i've looked though the archives and found some answers but i'm stuck with a few:-

My mileometer doesn't work properly, the speedo works fine but the mileometer seems to rack up 0.1 of a mile for every 10 any ideas?

The car has a 918U alarm but I don't have any fobs, is it correct that I can't get these anymore so fitting a new alarm system is the only way forward?

The car won't go into reverse on occassions, its about 50/50. Are there any known issues with gearbox or linkage?

Where are the best places to get new and used parts from? I'm based near Birmingham.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
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The reverse gear problem is deffo one of the linkages. Can't remember which one though. Get someone into the car to operate the gear stick whilst you look under the bonnet at rear of engine to see which one moves when going in reverse.

WAD in your area are good for parts. Bought an engine off them 3 years ago for customer.
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The car has a 918U alarm but I don't have any fobs, is it correct that I can't get these anymore so fitting a new alarm system is the only way forward?
Did you find a supplier for the Alarm fobs?

Has anyone got a picture of a 918U alarm fob?

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I think this is the Scorpion 918U system - CLICK HERE.
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