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by Chopper
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: What is your hardest car repair?
Replies: 17
Views: 3107

Re: What is your hardest car repair?

Now I have only see this done on YouTube, but a timing belt change on a Ferrari f355 or any of the early 90's Ferrari can only be regarded as one of the silliest design/engineered solution. Dropping the entire engine cradle back section of the car, suspension, tires and all, removing it than applyin...
by Chopper
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Photos and Stories
Topic: 75 spider build
Replies: 159
Views: 34523

Re: 75 spider build

I had posted on this string that was created by Beek and his car, about a similar issue that ocurred to my spider. Car stalled, backfired to a point that it would not start any more. It felt like it wanted to start. Number 1 and 4 cylinder header pipes were cold while, no spark , 2 and 3 cylinder wo...
by Chopper
Sat May 04, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Photos and Stories
Topic: 75 spider build
Replies: 159
Views: 34523

Re: 75 spider build

I hope it's a fuel/carb issue and not a top end valve train/timing problem.

Thanks
by Chopper
Sat May 04, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Photos and Stories
Topic: 75 spider build
Replies: 159
Views: 34523

Re: 75 spider build

This issue you have been, were you able to resolve, I'm having something similar happen to my 124, it's running on 3 cylinders, where the number 1 cylinder exhaust header is not hot. The car is a 2 litre with dual idf carbs. The carbs are shooting fuel. Car is back firing loudly and stalling Could t...
by Chopper
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Welding
Replies: 10
Views: 1442

Re: Welding

Mig welding with gas is a better option than flux core on Fiat metal, I'm far from being an expert but have tried flux core that tends to burn through with a cheapie arc unit. Cleaning/grinding any old paint, rust, or sludge from the old Fiat metal also increases the chance for Welds to stick. I hav...
by Chopper
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rust particles in fuel filter
Replies: 17
Views: 1887

Re: Rust particles in fuel filter

Jseabolt, I also have a 53 year old mustang, fuel tank was replaced 3 years ago because pinholes started to rust through and leak fuel. The two 78 Fiat I own, have new fuel tanks as well, the difference is rust particles in both fiat filters and none in the Ford. I'm of the opinion that metal qualit...
by Chopper
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Photos and Stories
Topic: Two 1978 Fiat Spiders
Replies: 15
Views: 5181

Re: Two 1978 Fiat Spiders

Hi Jim: Although I'm the proud owner of this car, I was not involved with the restoration, previous owner had the car for about 25 years and changed out the interior. I was under the impression it came from a donor car that was a factory supplied interior. But not sure, I wish I could be more helpful.
by Chopper
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Photos and Stories
Topic: Two 1978 Fiat Spiders
Replies: 15
Views: 5181

Re: Two 1978 Fiat Spiders

Hi Jim: I believe both have 3.9 diff, the white one is an early 78 model, that has an uprated 2.0 L motor, dual webers, headers, distributor less ignition. The black 124 is late 78 model, you can tell by door handles, it has a 1.8 L. I believe taillights are period correct or slightly earlier for th...
by Chopper
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rust particles in fuel filter
Replies: 17
Views: 1887

Re: Rust particles in fuel filter

Great info guys, I like merits of knowledgeable people discussing solutions that are helpful.
by Chopper
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rust particles in fuel filter
Replies: 17
Views: 1887

Re: Rust particles in fuel filter

Thanks for your reply, would you be concerned with the degradation of the rubber lines over time running under the rug of the car. Or am I over analyzing this and rubber gas rated lines are a perfect substitute for in cabin fuel Iines.