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by 18Fiatsandcounting
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Ford v Ferrari
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Ford v Ferrari

OK, I gotta say it: For those who have seen the movie "Bottle Shock", should the Ford vs. Ferrari movie be called....

"Throttle shock"...?

-Bryan
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Source for brown wire
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: Source for brown wire

Seeing as you offered this up Bryan..... where do you get auto wire that’s appropriately color coded (stripes, bands etc)? A very good question, and unfortunately I don't have a good answer. For solid colored wire of various AWGs, Remington has been quick and relatively cheap. For the stripes and b...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Source for brown wire
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: Source for brown wire

My other hobby is electronics, and so I've bought a lot of wire from these folks:

https://www.remingtonindustries.com/

They likely have what you need.

-Bryan
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1st post in 17 years: Advice sought
Replies: 21
Views: 832

Re: 1st post in 17 years: Advice sought

Welcome back, and I'm sure you'll get plenty of responses to your post. Disclaimer: These are my opinions and your mileage may vary. I tend to prefer the earlier model years, 1969 through 1972 or so. Of the 18 Fiats that I've had, I've settled on '69 and '71 spiders which is what I have now. After t...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Spider trunk lid seal problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Re: Spider trunk lid seal problem

Excellent, I'm glad you found a solution. Could you share where you found the "new generic weatherstripping", as I have a few odds and ends on my various cars that also will likely call for similar approaches? Thanks.

-Bryan
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: trunk counterbalance springs
Replies: 9
Views: 1175

Re: trunk counterbalance springs

On the hood springs for my '69 Chevy pickup, I had pretty much the same problem, and I solved it by using pieces of wooden paint stir sticks, cut to the right size. About 3" length was what was needed for the spring coils on this beast. Just a variation for you to consider. Cheap and effective. -Bryan
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Spider trunk lid seal problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Re: Spider trunk lid seal problem

I just put a new trunk weatherstripping seal a few days ago on my '71 spider that I got from Midwest-Bayless. Seems to work fine. One thought: could you remove some (not all) of the bottom of the "clamp" portion of the seal, over a few inches? The part of the seal that clamps onto the lip? Perhaps t...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:39 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

My other hobby is radio electronics, and I used to be a ham radio operator, with the caveat that I never had a mobile unit. Anyway, electromagnetic wave propagation is a complex issue, but generally you need both an antenna (consider this the "+" lead) and a ground plane (consider this the "-" lead)...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Pininfarina column switches (wiper, specifically)
Replies: 5
Views: 1984

Re: Pininfarina column switches (wiper, specifically)

Anyone here been there & have a story to tell? Yes. Back when my '69 Fiat was only a year or two old (and my dad owned it at the time), he had a minor accident and somehow snapped off the wiper lever pretty close to the base, although you could sorta operate the wipers by gripping what was left rea...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Tire size for 13" wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 4989

Re: Tire size for 13" wheels

Hello everyone, I have a 75 124 with very old tires on it. The shop manual says that for 13" wheels the tire size is 165 SR-13, which is an outdated size to begin with. My old tires are 175/70R13. The handling is really awful because they are so worn. I really don't want to drive it because it's un...