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by miker
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 8000 miles from a rear wheel bearing?
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: 8000 miles from a rear wheel bearing?

The memory of screwups you think you can get away with fades, until you remember when doing the job the next time. I remember now that the new bearing was a tight fit into the axle, making it hard to place the circlip. So I banged on the end of the axle with a dead blow hammer to whack it home. At t...
by miker
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: OEM, OEM quality or value engineered?
Replies: 44
Views: 1793

Re: OEM, OEM quality or value engineered?

I swapped rotors side to side and the driver's side still has a lot of runout. This time I was careful to measure 2mm from the edge of the rotor, which Fiat specifies, and it was over 10 thousandths. The same rotor on the passenger side is well within spec. I tried tugging on the hub with the dial i...
by miker
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 8000 miles from a rear wheel bearing?
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: 8000 miles from a rear wheel bearing?

I've been out of town, so I came back and looked at this with fresh eyes. The bearing is bad, with play you can feel, not just see on the dial indicator (~8 thousandths of an inch).
by miker
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: TORRINO
Replies: 102
Views: 4975

Re: TORRINO

I don't think I have ever seen a project Fiat that was as well done AND well documented as yours is. What a treat for all of us with lesser skills, discipline and the willingness to take time for proper photos.
by miker
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: OEM, OEM quality or value engineered?
Replies: 44
Views: 1793

Re: OEM, OEM quality or value engineered?

I have not been home much to work on my next steps (isolating the rear circuit, correcting the rear runout, new MC), but I did engage in some correspondence with Wilwood. Jim Fierst probably didn't want to use the larger piston version because that would have required too much pedal travel with the ...
by miker
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1980 Spider - Turn Signalling
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: 1980 Spider - Turn Signalling

The instrument panel turn signal (the double arrow) flashing both ways is in fact normal operation. Fiat figured you could tell which way you were signaling by looking at the stalk, and just needed a light to remind you that it was flashing. They are supposed to self-cancel using a pin in the mechan...
by miker
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 101
Views: 17653

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

Wow! It turned out beautifully!
by miker
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: OEM, OEM quality or value engineered?
Replies: 44
Views: 1793

Re: OEM, OEM quality or value engineered?

I pulled off the rotor and took an air-powered rotary brush to the hub mating surface and to the inside hat of the rotor. There was plenty of schmutz there, probably baked-on cosmoline. Voila, that brought the runout down to 5 thousands, in spec. Then I put the dial indicator near the top of the fro...
by miker
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: OEM, OEM quality or value engineered?
Replies: 44
Views: 1793

Re: OEM, OEM quality or value engineered?

The cooked wheel bearing theory was wrong... what I was hearing was the dial indicator scraping on the rotor! I did not hear this when I did the front measurements. Anyway, the DS rear rotor *is* out of spec (8+ thousandths). The PS rear is about 4 thousandths, in spec. I have some slotted rotors I ...