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by San Jose Steve
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Gauge disassembly
Replies: 15
Views: 6244

Re: Gauge disassembly

Anyone know of a source for new replacement bezels? Not the "chrome" ones but rather the original style. Thanks, -Steve
by San Jose Steve
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Gauge disassembly
Replies: 15
Views: 6244

Re: Gauge disassembly

Sealing them back up was a problem for me. "Crimping" the bezels back on made for a poor seal. I left the car outside one night in the driveway of my parents beach house and moisture got into the gages. They dried out but left water marks inside the glass so you have to remove and disassemble them t...
by San Jose Steve
Sun May 26, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Thermostat, How Open is “Open”
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Thermostat, How Open is “Open”

I boiled that thing for 20 minutes.......no pop...... no change in appearance that I can see. Argh.....! Funny thing is that it ‘did’ work for 2 segments of the drive where the car got to normal operating temp, then had a chance to cool off while parked. Don’t think I’ve ever had a bad one before......
by San Jose Steve
Sun May 26, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Thermostat, How Open is “Open”
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Thermostat, How Open is “Open”

After covering 100 miles on the Alfa Spring Fling (including 2 20 minute stops) I got a whiff of coolant, noticed the temp was ~115C and pulled over. Cooling fan was not on. Pulled the leads, taped together and got the fans working, but temp stays high. Coolant bucket vomits all over. Let it cool of...
by San Jose Steve
Sun May 05, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Anybody recognize this metal cup?
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: Mystery Solved! Anybody recognize this metal cup?

Thanks to all for the help..... that spring had rolled under my workbench. I picked it up last week but did not associate it with the Fiat. Thought it had fallen out of an old pair of pruning shears.... I almost tossed it out! It now makes total sense! THANK YOU! -Steve Sent from my iPad
by San Jose Steve
Sat May 04, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Anybody recognize this metal cup?
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Re: Anybody recognize this metal cup?

Ahhhh.....the cup covers the bushing in the firewall that the throttle rod passes through! Something still off though as the opposite end just barely protrudes through the gold bracket. The whole throttle rod floats fore and aft and wants to fall out of that gold bracket. I see no meant to lock it d...
by San Jose Steve
Sat May 04, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Anybody recognize this metal cup?
Replies: 7
Views: 1004

Anybody recognize this metal cup?

I sure wish I had taken a picture. All 4 of my shop manuals and a google image search has turned up nothing. I removed the carb on my 72’ 124 to fix a loose manifold stud. This disc (on top of cam tower) came out with the throttle linkage. I can’t figure out where it goes now. The witness mark on th...
by San Jose Steve
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Thermostat, Internal or External ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2162

Thermostat, Internal or External ?

A new lower radiator to thermostat hose I have doesn't seem to fit right, it puckers at both ends and looks top be too short. (1972 124 Spider 1600cc motor) I see different radiator hose applications for a 1600cc Spider that specifically fit "Internal" thermostat cars and those specifically for "ext...
by San Jose Steve
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Top Latches repair
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Top Latches repair

I've not had to do it myself, but I imagine you could simply drill out the pin, replace the spring with one from Ace Hardware and then insert a new pin. Peen the ends with a small hammer and be done with it.

-Steve (The Fiat Driving) Ferrari
by San Jose Steve
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: BFG TAs in 205/60/13 Available again
Replies: 8
Views: 1044

Re: BFG TAs in 205/60/13 Available again

It's a long way to go, but if you ever travel to Mexico, it appears that there are a lot of choices for 13" tires. Pirelli, Michelin, Continental, Goodyear... lots of crappy brands too, but at least you can still get the real deal. https://www.misterllantas.com/185-70-r13.html?p=2 Sadly, it's been a...