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by vandor
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Front Sway Bar Mounts
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Front Sway Bar Mounts

I don't think there is enough material there to drill/tap a hole. Here's what I did:
by vandor
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Cams.
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Cams.

The 296 Colombo cam is only worth using with a large single carb, 44IDF dual carbs or similar. At that performance level you'd want forged pistons and rods. Likely the 282 is better suited to most street engines, it is still hotter than the popular '40/80'. The most important thing is to get the com...
by vandor
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Moron Appreciation Day
Replies: 13
Views: 221

Re: Moron Appreciation Day

Too funny!
by vandor
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rear panel welding
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Rear panel welding

OK, thank you!
by vandor
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Front anti sway bar!?
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Front anti sway bar!?

I've seen Spiders driven without one, but it's not recommended. It's not hard to grind off the broken stud, drill through and install a bolt.
by vandor
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: intermittent starting problem
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: intermittent starting problem

If the Thermo Time Switch is bad it could be firing the Cold start Injector all the time when the starter is engaged and could cause it to flood. The CSI is not supposed to fire at all if temp is over 65F. Next time it does not start unplug the CSI then operate the starter with the gas pedal depress...
by vandor
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Outer lighting Switch
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: Outer lighting Switch

I think dumbest accessory setup is the wipers. The column switch has three positions. Off, delay, constant ". Then there speed control in the dashboard. So you have two delay speeds and two constant speeds. I've never seen a wiper setup like this. It's because most Fiats of the 60s did not have a s...
by vandor
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rear end noise
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: Rear end noise

kgfiske wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:48 am
The 4.1:1 differentials were used on the 124 Coupes.
AFAIK the Coupes used the same diff ratios as Spiders. 4.1 with the 1438 engines and 4.3 afterwards.
by vandor
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rear end noise
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: Rear end noise

jfarr wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:59 am
I've noticed my speedo reads about 4mph slow at 60mph. I wonder if I don't actually have the stock diff in this car.
In my experience that is normal for a Spider, every time I measure a stock setup the speedo is optimistic.
by vandor
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rear panel welding
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Rear panel welding

Nice work Jim!! What did you paint the panels on the inside? Especially the parts that have been welded on? Were you able to get to them after it was all together? On my Coupe I will have to weld the rocker boxes shut, and I wonder what to do about painting the inside so the welds don't start rustin...