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by spider2081
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Ford v Ferrari
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Ford v Ferrari

Found the movies totally enjoyable. I remembered a little from reading car magazines at the time but watching the movie brought back great memories of SCCA racing in general. Not going to mention anything about the movie itself just suggesting it might be something you would enjoy.
by spider2081
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: How do you document your (Fiat) maintenance records?
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: How do you document your (Fiat) maintenance records?

I am a left hander. I like spiral steno pads that flip up to open. That way the binder is not in my way when writing. I make a to-do list on a page. When all the necessary parts are ordered and in house I fold a corner of the page when the list is complete, work finished, I fold the page in half.
by spider2081
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Source for brown wire
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: Source for brown wire

I believe the brown wire that is routed between the starter solenoid battery terminal and the ignition switch on many spiders is closer to a #8 wire than a # 10 wire. Yellow crimp connectors designed for #10-12 wire do not fit on the brown wire in many of the Spiders. Converting metric wire sizes to...
by spider2081
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Reverse light wiring, Ground wires, hazard and turn signal mess
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Reverse light wiring, Ground wires, hazard and turn signal mess

Can someone tell me where the connection is located on the transmission? I think the back-up light switch for all spiders is located on the rear passenger side of the transmission. This switch switches the power from the fuse panel to the back-up light bulbs. The 5th gear switch is located on the p...
by spider2081
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: coolant temp gauge/sender
Replies: 8
Views: 1390

Re: coolant temp gauge/sender

How hot coolant instead lower resistance in a NTC sensor is a bit of a mystery to me but it does. I think how the resistance for a material changes with heat is determined by the material itself. If a material's resistance increases as it is heated that material is said to have a "positive temperat...
by spider2081
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: coolant temp gauge/sender
Replies: 8
Views: 1390

Re: coolant temp gauge/sender

That goes back to the usual mantra around here, always check for good grounds. Very true that grounds are very important. Part of the point I was trying to make is sort of the old saying "every stick has 2 ends" Many Spider owners know to keep the grounding pods connections clean and tight but neve...
by spider2081
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: coolant temp gauge/sender
Replies: 8
Views: 1390

coolant temp gauge/sender

So recently I have looking into some high temperature indications with the stock veglia gauge. I was aware that the gauge shares the ground with the gauges dash light and that often causes the gauge ti display a higher reading when the headlights/dash lights are on. I wasn't sure how the gauges grou...
by spider2081
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Interesting find, dumbfounded!
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Re: Interesting find, dumbfounded!

The meter scale you have selected can measure a resistance up 2000 ohms. The reading you have on the sensors is 1904 and 1951 ohms. If the new sender has a resistance above 2000 ohms your mete will display a 1 to indicate to you the meters scale has to be changes to measure a resistance greater than...
by spider2081
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Temporary paint?
Replies: 15
Views: 4231

Re: Temporary paint?

Just a novice opinion but I have had much better luck with a 10 dollar Harbor Freight spray gun then any rattle can. I have sprayed POR 15 with it, Rustoleum enamels, and water based paints. If you have access to a compressor I would consider going with an inexpensive spray gun application.
by spider2081
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Why is the starter is not engaging?
Replies: 4
Views: 1968

Re: Why is the starter is not engaging?

HAve you down loaded from the library Fiat publication " Spider 2000 Electrical Diagnostic Manual 1980-81" > If not I suggest you do. Looking at the wire diagram for the starter circuit you will find 2 single connectors labeled C6 and C7. These connectors are located in the engine compartment behind...