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by davedecker4
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1975 Spider only runs with choke
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: 1975 Spider only runs with choke

Ahem, I must protest any smashing of good Fiat parts!
Some people prefer the simplicity of electronic ignition. Some people believe points are pretty simple (and cheap).
Your preference may vary.
Either way, make it work good and it should help make you happy.
by davedecker4
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1975 Spider only runs with choke
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: 1975 Spider only runs with choke

Officially, no. You're not supposed to remove any emission controls. If they should happen to fall off, or break, and you're not able to properly replace or repair them, well then there are several ways to make it run more efficiently. Things like smog pump (air pump), EGR valve, reed valve, gulp va...
by davedecker4
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Driver Seat - Black
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Driver Seat - Black

Then I think any of the early style, pre-2L seats could work. You might want to post your location, since these are usually too heavy to ship economically
by davedecker4
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Does anyone own a Strada?
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: Does anyone own a Strada?

Check with Andy, he had one.
Also Court or others as relationship to 128 and Yugo were significant.
by davedecker4
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: X1/9 Parts cars cheap
Replies: 0
Views: 179

X1/9 Parts cars cheap

I have no connection here but I saw this and know there's a few X guys and this is pretty cheap, so check it out.

<https://corvallis.craigslist.org/pts/d/ ... 59799.html>
by davedecker4
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Driver Seat - Black
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Driver Seat - Black

Is it the type with or without the headrest?
by davedecker4
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Guy Croft website for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 1063

Re: Guy Croft website for sale

Well now. I'd just like to say this is quite a diverse community. There are a wide variety of knowledge, characters, styles and eccentricities. We can all be a little abrasive in our own way. Many of us have valuable knowledge to share. I choose to take the pieces that work for me, and let the rest ...
by davedecker4
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: What is your hardest car repair?
Replies: 17
Views: 600

Re: What is your hardest car repair?

-124 starter the first time. -Most jobs in the Beta engine bay, especially late FI version with all the hoses and wires. Small area not conducive to my fat fingers. Some of the funnest ones exhaust manifold gasket, shift linkage bushings, and power steering rack/inner tie rod. Easiest to do these wh...
by davedecker4
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: 1800 head on 2000 FI motor- C.R. bump? Really?
Replies: 27
Views: 816

Re: 1800 head on 2000 FI motor- C.R. bump? Really?

The Zagato was a Beta. They did not emphasize it in later years, but that was the model and the Zagato (Spyder) indicated the bodystyle (as well as the coachbuilder). Interestingly they did not design it, that was Pininfarina. Even the Scorpion was considered a Beta. That also differentiates it from...
by davedecker4
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: 1800 head on 2000 FI motor- C.R. bump? Really?
Replies: 27
Views: 816

Re: 1800 head on 2000 FI motor- C.R. bump? Really?

No we never saw the Trevi here. It was part of the Beta range though. The Zagato we saw here was also part of the Beta range. So its not Beta or Zagato, its a Beta Zagato, or Beta Coupe, etc.