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by fp55scca
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: LSD Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 2736

Re: LSD Conversion

--Mark, as there is already an LSD available for the stock Fiat differential, I would think the Corolla option would create a lot more work sorting out spring perches and shock mounts, and trailing arm attachments.
by fp55scca
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Racers Forum
Topic: WaterfordHills Race #6, Sept 28th 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 4165

Re: WaterfordHills Race #6, Sept 28th 2019

--Well done Ted! Great drive!!
by fp55scca
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Lowering Springs, Dog Tracking, Adjustable Panhard
Replies: 62
Views: 21190

Re: Lowering Springs, Dog Tracking, Adjustable Panhard

--Well, for some reason my sketch won't center the rear wheels for me? :roll:
by fp55scca
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Lowering Springs, Dog Tracking, Adjustable Panhard
Replies: 62
Views: 21190

Re: Lowering Springs, Dog Tracking, Adjustable Panhard

--Two points to consider on this issue: (1) Keep in mind that, by design, the front track of your Spider is wider than the rear track. Track is measured from the center of one wheel to the center of the opposite wheel. On average, the front track a Spider is about 53.2 inches, while the rear is 52.0...
by fp55scca
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Floor repair sheet metal gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 4866

Re: Floor repair sheet metal gauge

--Kelly, I use 20 gauge for Fiat Spider floor pan repairs/replacements. For such a small repair (1" x 3") you could use just about any donor panel. It helps to have similar metal gauges if you intend to weld the patch.
by fp55scca
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Need information on an odd combination
Replies: 12
Views: 2306

Re: Need information on an odd combination

...it sounds like the 1608 would "have" to be welded. Otherwise wouldn't coolant flood the number 1 cylinder? -------------------------------------------------------- --David, I agree, if your 1608 were not welded up at the front water port, I believe it would intrude into the #1 cylinder.
by fp55scca
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Need information on an odd combination
Replies: 12
Views: 2306

Re: Need information on an odd combination

--David, can you find your head number on this summary? Which one would it be?

https://www.mirafiori.com/faq/content/h ... eadid.html
by fp55scca
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Crankshaft Part Numbers 124 Spider
Replies: 18
Views: 6426

Re: Crankshaft Part Numbers 124 Spider

The division was not in 1974/75, but in the middle of the 1977 model year. That is when the nose of the crank, crank timing belt gear and crank pulley all changed. -------------------------------------------- --Csaba, right you are...my mistake. But what about crankshaft flywheel bolts? Didn't Fiat...
by fp55scca
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Crankshaft Part Numbers 124 Spider
Replies: 18
Views: 6426

Re: Crankshaft Part Numbers 124 Spider

--Brad, good stuff. Our numbers don't seem to match, particularly for 1608, and 1756cc cranks. I think we should sort this out, and then generate a listing of all known crankshafts, much as we did for head numbers years ago. --When a crankshaft was in an original motor, it was a relatively safe bet ...
by fp55scca
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1/2 tooth off timing belt options
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Re: 1/2 tooth off timing belt options

--Some have suggested I need to time the stock cams/crank if I'm using the adjustable wheels. You would seem to disagree. --rotating the intake cam counter-clockwise makes the intake valve open later which might tend to reduce power but improve fuel economy and reduce unburned HC. -----------------...