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by San Jose Steve
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Anyone interested in a 5,000 mile original Spider from 1984?
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Anyone interested in a 5,000 mile original Spider from 1984?

While crawling along the 405 freeway in Los Angeles as my wife drives, I spotted this on Craigslist. Not mine.....
Steve
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/c ... 71880.html
by San Jose Steve
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Shipping a Car
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Shipping a Car

I once shipped a Fiat 124 from Iowa to San Jose for $800 on an open trailer with 6 other cars. Company said a direct 3-4 day trip. NOT! The driver went from Iowa up to Seattle and finally to me. 7 days...... Every time I heard news of a hail storm somewhere I had to check the map. When the trailer f...
by San Jose Steve
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rear Brakes, Learned something new today....
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Rear Brakes, Learned something new today....

..... I've been plagued with this persistent but slight "rubbing sound" on my drivers rear disc brake as if the rotor was warped. Really only noticeable if driving along a center divider or curb. I replaced the rotor but still the sound (and slightly dirtier wheel) persisted. Making a U-turn last we...
by San Jose Steve
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: brake upgrade complete, the saga
Replies: 6
Views: 1683

Re: brake upgrade complete, the saga

I sure hope most of this activity was during the "off season" and in the Summer. I usually find it therapeutic to occasionally go for a short spin even if things are not totally dialed in less I forget the pleasures of driving it and start looking longingly at 2019 Fiat 124 Abarths. Ha! -Steve
by San Jose Steve
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Gauge disassembly
Replies: 15
Views: 4371

Re: Gauge disassembly

Dang.....those look good. Are they fit over the original rings or do they replace the original rings entirely? I've seen some stainless steel medical device parts that were anodized to a color. I bet these SS trim rings also could be colored black or "plum" the same way. -Steve
by San Jose Steve
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Car Week in Monterey 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1573

Car Week in Monterey 2019

Just curious who (If anyone...) is going to be in Monterey in 2 weeks for the big bash. (The Concorso Italiano in particular.) I used to go just that 1 event but 15 year on, I now take Wed-Th-Fri off to see more of it. The traffic between the different events can be a bit nutty but after dinner it a...
by San Jose Steve
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Gauge disassembly
Replies: 15
Views: 4371

Re: Gauge disassembly

Anyone know of a source for new replacement bezels? Not the "chrome" ones but rather the original style. Thanks, -Steve
by San Jose Steve
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Gauge disassembly
Replies: 15
Views: 4371

Re: Gauge disassembly

Sealing them back up was a problem for me. "Crimping" the bezels back on made for a poor seal. I left the car outside one night in the driveway of my parents beach house and moisture got into the gages. They dried out but left water marks inside the glass so you have to remove and disassemble them t...
by San Jose Steve
Sun May 26, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Thermostat, How Open is “Open”
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Thermostat, How Open is “Open”

I boiled that thing for 20 minutes.......no pop...... no change in appearance that I can see. Argh.....! Funny thing is that it ‘did’ work for 2 segments of the drive where the car got to normal operating temp, then had a chance to cool off while parked. Don’t think I’ve ever had a bad one before......
by San Jose Steve
Sun May 26, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Thermostat, How Open is “Open”
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Thermostat, How Open is “Open”

After covering 100 miles on the Alfa Spring Fling (including 2 20 minute stops) I got a whiff of coolant, noticed the temp was ~115C and pulled over. Cooling fan was not on. Pulled the leads, taped together and got the fans working, but temp stays high. Coolant bucket vomits all over. Let it cool of...