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by spider2081
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Taking glass out of door mirror?
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Taking glass out of door mirror?

probably too late but did you epoxy (JB weld) the nut in place?
by spider2081
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 78 spider for sale - with stuff!; cheap
Replies: 11
Views: 2438

Re: 78 spider for sale - with stuff!; cheap

Where are you/car located??
by spider2081
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 105
Views: 30083

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

Great job. Looks like a wonderful place to work on your cars. You must feel really good about the progress you have made with your cars and the work shop. Love your contributions to the chat room.
by spider2081
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Timing Belt Tensioner Pivot Bolt-snapped
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Timing Belt Tensioner Pivot Bolt-snapped

While tightening the belt tensioner pivot bolt to 33ft/lbs I looked in the Fiat Service manual and it states Tensioner nut. I think they are talking about the # 10 stud that the tensioner bearing is held in place with. I also think the threaded portion of the bolt you had break is #8. Other bolts t...
by spider2081
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: fixing slow wipers - 2019 edition
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: fixing slow wipers - 2019 edition

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. First thanks for your post great information. I think there might be slight wiring issues if this is occurring. The park position of most wiper moto...
by spider2081
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: fixing slow wipers - 2019 edition
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: fixing slow wipers - 2019 edition

Sheet metal screws hold the cowl in multiple places The later wiper motors with the three 2 pin connectors, the black connector has a wire the connects to the G2 grounding pod on the passenger side fender well. If these connections are clean and tight that should suffice the wiper motor on hi speed...
by spider2081
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: fixing slow wipers - 2019 edition
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: fixing slow wipers - 2019 edition

The later wiper motors with the three 2 pin connectors, the black connector has a wire the connects to the G2 grounding pod on the passenger side fender well. If these connections are clean and tight that should suffice the wiper motor on hi speed draws about 3 amps.. I don't know if all Spider wipe...
by spider2081
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: windshield wiper motor assembly
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: windshield wiper motor assembly

I don't have a wiper motor apart but I think: there is a space at the end of the motors worm gear for the wedge to fit. Small edge down. The spring applied pressure on the wedge. The two parts limit the end travel to the motors shaft when it starts and stops. The motors ground wire is attached to th...
by spider2081
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rear calipers e brake
Replies: 31
Views: 694

Re: Rear calipers e brake

The service manual says two or three clicks on the ratchet, Then tighten the pull on the cabl I think The original 124 literature may have been written in Italian and then translated to other languages. So procedures in a manual have to be looked at with an open mind. Reflecting on adjusting drum b...
by spider2081
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rear calipers e brake
Replies: 31
Views: 694

Re: Rear calipers e brake

Two clicks on the lever and tighten the cable nut Not sure I am interpreting this correct. I thought the emergency brake cable nut was tightened with the brake handle down (warning light off) so/until when the emergency brake handle was pulled up 3 clicks the brakes kept the car from rolling. Pads ...