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by San Jose Steve
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Looking for a mechanic / shop in Denver (or Fort Collins)
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Looking for a mechanic / shop in Denver (or Fort Collins)

Welcome back Troy..... I remember your car from one of the old BARF drives in 02. Mine was the mirror image of yours except I think you had the cool twin carb set up. Glad to hear you hung onto that car..... It was really sharp.

-Steve Ferrari (Still driving Bay Area back roads...)
by San Jose Steve
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Locktite and Torque
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Locktite and Torque

I got out my big torque wrench and applied ~110 pounds to that pinion nut, but it wouldn't budge. (Applied some heat to the nut with my heat gun too.) In the end I gave up, and just pulled the unit from the rear axle housing. Put it in a box and drove it over to the local differential shop. He said ...
by San Jose Steve
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Locktite and Torque
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Locktite and Torque

My pinion seal has developed a good drip. I thought I’d try to sneak in a new seal before going all out and pulling the pumpkin to take to a shop. I moved the driveshaft out of the way, applied the parking brake, bolted a notched piece of angle iron to the output flange and marked the position of th...
by San Jose Steve
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: CB Radio Antenna mounted on a 124
Replies: 8
Views: 2634

Re: CB Radio Antenna mounted on a 124

I received my Wilson 2000 "Trucker" whip yesterday. Damn that thing looks HUGE on the trunk! It's only about 6' but looks to be 12' tall in my garage! Will report back on the install on Monday. -Steve
by San Jose Steve
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: CB Radio Antenna mounted on a 124
Replies: 8
Views: 2634

CB Radio Antenna mounted on a 124

In preparation for the clubs 1,200 mile R/T tour to Los Angeles and back for the Best of France and Italy show, I've gotten a CB to mount in my 124 Spider. I assume I'll almost always be the last car as most of the others are modern Fiats and I simply wont be able to keep up and stay married... :-) ...
by San Jose Steve
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Tire size for 13" wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 4989

Re: Tire size for 13" wheels

I wound up getting a set of Bridgestone Potenzas in 185-70-13 from Costco in Tijuana. My daughter in So.Cal picked them up and brought them across the border duty free. (I think $800 is the limit.) A set of 5 only cost me ~$350. They had Bridgestones and Michelin in that size as well. -Steve https:/...
by San Jose Steve
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Seat upholstery for 1971 124 coupe?
Replies: 12
Views: 5126

Re: Seat upholstery for 1971 124 coupe?

Years ago, I took my ratty seats to a local upholstery shop. He cut up the covers and used them as a pattern to make new ones from scratch. Worked really well. I wouldn't sweat it too much if you cant find a ready made kit. -Steve
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: 2392

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: 2663

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: 1136

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...