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by 128Fiat#97
Tue May 02, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: X1/9 Project - Free, or $285
Replies: 6
Views: 1829

Re: X1/9 Project - Free, or $285

Location?
Marc in Indy
by 128Fiat#97
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Racers Forum
Topic: 128SL racer rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 1881

Re: 128SL racer rebuild

Quite the build thread. The amount of exotic race pieces on this car is out of this world :shock:

Marc in Indy
by 128Fiat#97
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Anyone looking for a '73 850 Coupe?
Replies: 13
Views: 2982

Re: Anyone looking for a '73 850 Coupe?

Can't help but love the 2 stroke motorcycle expansion chamber (picture 3) and Darth Vader mask (picture 4) :lol:

If it was in the Midwest, reasonably priced, and rust free, I would be over there with my trailer in a heartbeat 8-)

Marc in Indy
by 128Fiat#97
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Anyone looking for a '73 850 Coupe?
Replies: 13
Views: 2982

Re: Anyone looking for a '73 850 Coupe?

Why did you have to be so far away :cry:

Some pics might make me feel better...

Marc in Indy
by 128Fiat#97
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Valve shims
Replies: 19
Views: 2431

Re: Valve shims

Yes, it sounds crazy- one thin shim (I can't remember the thinnest size, maybe 1.5mm) went inside/underneath the bucket, ie between the top of the valve stem/keeper/spring and the bucket. That then allowed me to use a shim on the top of the bucket to reach the correct clearance. I would say it was a...
by 128Fiat#97
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Valve shims
Replies: 19
Views: 2431

Re: Valve shims

It's been years since I've done this tedious job, but a couple recollections: 1. I bought both a set of metric feeler gauges and metric micrometers from Harbor Freight. Not expensive, and incredibly helpful. I double checked the micrometers against the provided standard, then measured the feeler gau...
by 128Fiat#97
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Photos and Stories
Topic: The late great(slightly insane) Al Cosentino
Replies: 15
Views: 3446

Re: The late great(slightly insane) Al Cosentino

I talked to Al by phone a number of times back in the late 90's when I started vintage racing a 128. Once he knew I was racing a 128, he was always willing to go on a rambling 30-60 phone call which usually yielded 5-8 minutes of really helpful info on setting up my car. I often called to see if he ...
by 128Fiat#97
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Craigslist 850
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: Craigslist 850

The rust-through on the front of the door skins looks scary :o

Marc in Indy