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by friedman
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Source for brown wire
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: Source for brown wire

A less desirable solution is wiring from a parts harness. I have tons of wires from Fiat harnesses I have stripped from parts cars. Of course this is very old wiring but many of my Fiat project cars have home made harnesses made entirely from recycled Fiat wires.
by friedman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1981 124 Spider not starting
Replies: 22
Views: 439

Re: 1981 124 Spider not starting

The buzzer is just a black box that can be unplugged. The light can likewise be undone by removing the bulb. I always go for the easy solutions.
by friedman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1438 Performance Builds
Replies: 26
Views: 585

Re: 1438 Performance Builds

I don't argue your point. Apparently top line spec Miata racers will take brand new crate motors to their "guy" to have them blue printed.
by friedman
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1981 124 Spider not starting
Replies: 22
Views: 439

Re: 1981 124 Spider not starting

You really don't want to go messing with the seatbelt hardware. No one likes seatbelt lights and buzzers so that's probably why it was cut. If you need a light to remind you to put your seatbelt on then you shouldn't be driving!

But, Brad can probably tell you how to do this repair.
by friedman
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1438 Performance Builds
Replies: 26
Views: 585

Re: 1438 Performance Builds

Damn....don't you hate that! Better make sure the vin plate matches what is stamped on the firewall. And yet another interesting thread drifts off to uselessness.
by friedman
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1981 124 Spider not starting
Replies: 22
Views: 439

Re: 1981 124 Spider not starting

Brad, I think you mean pop the top of the air filter and push in on the flap, not the top of the AFM itself.
by friedman
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1438 Performance Builds
Replies: 26
Views: 585

Re: 1438 Performance Builds

As to blue printing, which I think is still a used term, I was always under the impression that Fiat motors were actually pretty good as done at the factory. Not that they couldn't use some extra porting etc. As I understand it, USA bound motors had lower compression and limper cams than European bo...
by friedman
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1438 Performance Builds
Replies: 26
Views: 585

Re: 1438 Performance Builds

Are you looking to build a historically correct rally motor or just trying to extract more power for street use?
by friedman
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Ribe head bolts advice.
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Ribe head bolts advice.

No clue but you could ask Csaba since they are sold by AR. The fact that the unthreaded shank is smaller diameter than the threaded portion makes them similar to the X1/9 torque to yield head bolts that are supposedly one time use.
by friedman
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1st post in 17 years: Advice sought
Replies: 21
Views: 832

Re: 1st post in 17 years: Advice sought

Some folks want a very specific year spider and of course that severely limits your choice. I gather you really just want a nice spider and year is not that important. It all goes to condition of the car and that generally means rust. I have seen later fuel injected spiders that had horrible rust is...