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by ralphcap
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Engine Dies
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Engine Dies

The motor in my 1969 Fiat 124 Spider is the original 1438 with carburetor. After pulling out the choke and engaging the starter the engine starts right up but runs for only about five seconds and dies. Then, when I attempt to restart the engine it won't start. Any suggestion on where I should start ...
by ralphcap
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Driver Seat - Black
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Re: Driver Seat - Black

I am located in New Orleans.
by ralphcap
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Driver Seat - Black
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Re: Driver Seat - Black

With headrest
by ralphcap
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Driver Seat - Black
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Driver Seat - Black

Seeking a complete black vinyl driver's seat for my 1969 Fiat 124 Spider.
by ralphcap
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Seat Foam
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Seat Foam

Prior to acquiring my '69 Spider I had an '81 for 7 year. I am aware that a foam seat bottom is available for 1979-1985. I'm only seeking foam not vinyl.
by ralphcap
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Seat Foam
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Seat Foam

Seeking dense seat foam to be used to reupholster the driver's seat (bottom and back) of my 1969 Fiat 124 Sport Spider. I notice the auto restorers on TV using an electric saw to cut and shape foam. Is foam available shaped specifically for my 1969? Is an upholster available to do this job?
by ralphcap
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Won't Shift
Replies: 15
Views: 1486

Re: Won't Shift

Wow. Thanks for the info Jim. What, moisture down here? Naugh, dry as a bone down here below sea level. :D









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by ralphcap
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Won't Shift
Replies: 15
Views: 1486

Re: Won't Shift

Today I got in my Spider and before I started it up I engaged the clutch and was able go to through the gears. I started it and was able to put it into reverse as normal. I backed it out of garage and was able to move through the gears with no problems as I drove around the neighborhood. I think Chr...
by ralphcap
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Won't Shift
Replies: 15
Views: 1486

Re: Won't Shift

Chris, the engine was running when I first engaged the clutch and tried to put it in reverse. Then with engine still running I tried to shift it into the other gears to no avail. With the front end on jack stands I got in the cockpit and was able to shift all gears but the engine was not running. I ...
by ralphcap
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Won't Shift
Replies: 15
Views: 1486

Won't Shift

Engaged clutch but my 1969 five-speed will not shift into any gear. So, I pushed it out the garage (it was in neutral) and used a floor jack to raise the front end and put it on jack stands to have a look. Saw nothing unusual. Got into Spider and was able to shift it to all gears. Lowered the car an...