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by 18Fiatsandcounting
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Emergency brake cable routing sanity check
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Emergency brake cable routing sanity check

Andy might be on to something here, and I have to admit to not really noticing this before. I suppose one could test this theory about the alternating under/lower routing by jacking up the rear of the car (by the body, so that the axle is hanging down), and then seeing if the handbrake lever feels l...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Emergency brake cable routing sanity check
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Emergency brake cable routing sanity check

Well, my reply may end up confusing things even more, but here goes: On my '69 spider, the emergency brake cable goes over the trailing arm on the passenger side and under the trailing arm on the drivers side. On my '71 spider, the cable goes under the trailing arm on both sides. However, in all cas...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Alternative to shift boot retainer ring?
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Alternative to shift boot retainer ring?

So I'm staring at the aluminum retainer ring that holds the shift boot onto the metal/wood plate on my '71 spider, and I'm thinking surely there must be a better way. Has anyone ever tried a large (4 inch) hose clamp with the metal band flipped so that the worm gear is on the inside of the band? Per...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Fri May 24, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Selling lots of parts, need help with pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: Selling lots of parts, need help with pricing

You know, despite my rant above about the cost of paint jobs, I have found a few people over the years who were artisans when it came to painting cars. My best luck was with guys called "Cooter" or "Rooster Rooley" or the like, but they did amazing paint jobs for not-so-much-cash. Sometimes you had ...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Thu May 23, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Selling lots of parts, need help with pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: Selling lots of parts, need help with pricing

Don't EVEN get me started on the cost of a paint job these days (oops, too late). I have painted three cars in my life, including fixing some minor dings and creases, sanding, priming, and painting. All done in a professional spray booth at a local Vocational-Tech Center. All three cars looked prett...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Wed May 22, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: New 1969 Spider Project
Replies: 32
Views: 1513

Re: New 1969 Spider Project

I once looked at a spider that was for sale, and the entire interior had been spray painted white. And by “entire” I mean entire. Seats, carpet, gauges, steering wheel, dash, shifter, doors, everything. Except the windshield. It was the oddest thing and, needless to say, I didn’t make an offer... So...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Wed May 22, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Selling lots of parts, need help with pricing
Replies: 15
Views: 577

Re: Selling lots of parts, need help with pricing

Are you selling locally, or are you willing to ship? If the latter, some of the items (doors, driveshafts, starter motor) are going to be pretty expensive in terms of the shipping costs, and that will either eat into your profits or scare away some potential buyers if you factor the shipping cost in...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Mon May 20, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: New 1969 Spider Project
Replies: 32
Views: 1513

Re: New 1969 Spider Project

You're a braver man than I... At least the plug wires look new!

-Bryan
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Mon May 20, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Slam the hood?
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Slam the hood?

spider2081 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 7:54 am
Dam now I have one more thing to work on, wife's flowers will never get planted.
And the problem is....? :P

-Bryan
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Mon May 20, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: AS Spider Vapor Recovery? What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: AS Spider Vapor Recovery? What is this?

Yes, my '69 has such a contraption, and the car was manufactured some time around April 1969 if memory serves. There is a plastic tube (roughly 3/16" outer diameter) that attaches to the metal nipple on the fuel filling tube (the nipple you see in your picture), and this plastic pipe is fed through ...