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by atruscott
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Charcoal canister question
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Charcoal canister question

I just cut the bottom third off mine, refill with fish tank charcoal, and silicone back together. Brad has never called me out during his concourse inspections ;)
by atruscott
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Old head bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 314

Re: Old head bolts

I think we’ve got about 80 in the shop...
by atruscott
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: New 1969 Spider Project
Replies: 28
Views: 799

Re: New 1969 Spider Project

.... and now you own two :)
by atruscott
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Spider 2000 filler neck hose
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Spider 2000 filler neck hose

... a good point. Disconnecting the hose downstream of the fuel pump, and attaching a long piece into an appropriate container works very well too!
by atruscott
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 38mm rear calipers - maybe not my best idea
Replies: 28
Views: 1081

Re: 38mm rear calipers - maybe not my best idea

--------------------------------------------------------- --Good stuff Andy. Fiat OEM, 4-wheel disc brakes were good in their day, but are a bit of a weak spot for today's higher speed driving. I've always found that when built up / rebuilt correctly they're pretty good. Bleed them right with zero ...
by atruscott
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Spider 2000 filler neck hose
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Spider 2000 filler neck hose

I must confess I usually drain the tank in one of two ways: - remove the filler tube (undo the top clamp), and rotate the filler hose (loosen the bottom clamp slightly), and let the gas drain into a pan, or - position the pan under the hose and slice it open (if I’m replacing the hose) The 2000 hose...
by atruscott
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Weber experts!
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Weber experts!

So - contrary to the thread title.... the issue seems to be with your ignition continuing to be energized, and the resulting air pump of the motor pulling some unspent fuel down from the carb....? I’m with Karl, thwart the Prince of Darkness with a relay to the power side of the coil. Probably takin...
by atruscott
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 38mm rear calipers - maybe not my best idea
Replies: 28
Views: 1081

Re: 38mm rear calipers - maybe not my best idea

A couple of loosely connected thoughts in reading this thread. - I’ve found a power bleeder using the shop air line to be very effective when solo bleeding - Similarly, a long (1.5m) piece of clear hose to a catch can (the can isn’t really needed but keeps my caution gene in check) running verticall...
by atruscott
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 38mm rear calipers - maybe not my best idea
Replies: 28
Views: 1081

Re: 38mm rear calipers - maybe not my best idea

I agree with Karl’s logic path here.

As an interim step, I would simply place a proportioning valve in the rear brake line up by the MC, and restrict the fluid flow slightly - not a lot - right up until you get no locking.

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by atruscott
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Transmission
Replies: 36
Views: 1246

Re: Transmission

Not going to start on the relative oil competencies (I use Motul GL-4) for gearboxes ... that’s a Facebook “discussion”! ;) So - the plan is to put a transmission and flywheel sources from a 1800, attached to a 1592, installed into a 72 Spider. I *think* that should work with a little tweaking to th...