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by bartigue
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Crankshaft Part Numbers 124 Spider
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Crankshaft Part Numbers 124 Spider

Each crankshaft is located on sheet A1.03 in the 1966 - 1978 microfilm sets. The Spider 2000 set it is listed on sheet 12: 4160881 1968 1969 1970 1971 (1438cc) 4225065 1971 1972 1973 (1608cc) 4238530 1973 1974 1995 (1592cc and 1756cc to motor 0430996) 4255813 1976 1977 1978 (1756cc from motor 043099...
by bartigue
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Hey Brad, have you seen this? Small bore Holley Sniper
Replies: 9
Views: 95

Re: Hey Brad, have you seen this? Small bore Holley Sniper

Might be a good solution; the price seems reasonable. It would likely increase HP given the accuracy of fuel injection vs. carburetion (as L-Jet does) and MPGs.
by bartigue
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rear calipers e brake
Replies: 30
Views: 588

Re: Rear calipers e brake

tima01887 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:27 am
I pulled the new caliper off the drivers side. Acuated the e brake lever by hand, no action on the piston, Has to be assembled incorrectly. Not right
Maybe someone broke the piece inside the piston where the rod screws in.
by bartigue
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: fixing slow wipers - 2019 edition
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: fixing slow wipers - 2019 edition

I used a motor from a 98-10 VW beetle. It’s a bolt in motor and was $5 from a junkyard. Much faster than original. On high speed it’s fast enough that it sometimes can’t be shut off because the motor has enough inertia to continue spinning back to the park contact. I rarely need to use high speed e...
by bartigue
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Transmission intermittent whirr sound
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: Transmission intermittent whirr sound

They're normal. Everything wears a bit - those brass rings are amazingly durable given how much of a pounding they take even with mild shifting.
by bartigue
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Smith's Far Code
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Smith's Far Code

They were very much added on after assembly and documented as such. It may be this was a replacement for a broken one of another type - the failure rate in these interlock systems was high.
by bartigue
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Shipping a Car
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Shipping a Car

Montway will troll you on uship to the point that you start blocking their emails. I'm glad you even got your car - the only time I used them I had to get my credit card company involved. I've used one-man shops off uship for a while, it's worked out well. Sometimes I question their sanity - like th...
by bartigue
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Transmission intermittent whirr sound
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: Transmission intermittent whirr sound

Brass bits are the synchronizers shedding material b/c of speed shifting or someone resting their hand on the shifter while driving. Don't do either!
by bartigue
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rear calipers e brake
Replies: 30
Views: 588

Re: Rear calipers e brake

Right? It should be that easy, Had them working as they should, In first they held, But only once. That is why i am thinking it is the calipers. They should hold and release. Weird - not retracting. Spring assembled wrong perhaps. I've never really had a rear caliper fail, I've just cursed a lot re...
by bartigue
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rear calipers e brake
Replies: 30
Views: 588

Re: Rear calipers e brake

friedman wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:20 am
Brad, do you then check to make sure the ebrake is not dragging when disengaged?
Absolutely. I also find the brake handle has a certain feel to it when the brakes are released or engaged, regardless of the clicks.