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by kendall
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1975 Spider only runs with choke
Replies: 17
Views: 536

Re: 1975 Spider only runs with choke

I think an oval filter will be in my future. I can appreciate cleaning up the engine bay, if even that was the only benefit. I was reading this (https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/fiat-124-spider/) article and was concerned about the emissions air pump they mention here: "From 1974 to ’76, the 1,...
by kendall
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1975 Spider only runs with choke
Replies: 17
Views: 536

Re: 1975 Spider only runs with choke

Thanks again for the help. I've garaged the car for the week because of a work trip. I'll have to adjust the carb when I get back. I did some other work on it today and let it idle for a while and for the most part it ran fine. It did die once when I was moving to the garage but that may have been m...
by kendall
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1975 Spider only runs with choke
Replies: 17
Views: 536

Re: 1975 Spider only runs with choke

Thanks for the replies. I checked the idle solenoid yesterday. The jet was clogged and the solenoid is not working. Luckily there is power showing up to the connector for it so I don't have to chase an electrical issue. I ordered a new one along with a shop manual and wiring diagrams. I double check...
by kendall
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1975 Spider only runs with choke
Replies: 17
Views: 536

Re: 1975 Spider only runs with choke

Thank you for the reply Bryan. I will double check the idle jet and screw. I was just reading this (http://www.njfiats.org/joomla/images/stories/manuals/WEBER/32ADFAworkbook.pdf) and noticed the idle solenoid mentioned. I have not checked that solenoid. It says that if it does not see power the idle...
by kendall
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1975 Spider only runs with choke
Replies: 17
Views: 536

1975 Spider only runs with choke

Hello everyone, I just bought a 1975 124 spider and it will only run when the choke is closed, either when the engine is cold or when the choke in the dash is pulled. The car had been sitting for about a year before this and was claimed to be running when it was parked (what else is there to say). F...