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New to all this!

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:07 pm
by Slipcased
First time for me on any forum, last summer bout this time I was looking for a datsun z series to help me past my mid life crisis lol.
What I found was a black 1976 fiat with a red interior! It was gorgeous! I had to have it,so I gathered up the truck and trailer and my brother and went to go barter with the guy and got it for a 100 bucks!
Got it home and discovered....points, duel points at that! Hmmm. Figured out it wasn't running cause all the wires were burnt from the starter to coil and dizzy. Lots of jumper wires and 20 mins later and it was running! And very well at that. We jumped in and made it around the block. Installed all new bushings in the rear and off we went again! Same distance lol.brakes went out.we repeated this for the fuel lines brake lines then the vacuum hoses.timing belt and water pump and thermostat. Drove all summer. I now have 2 fiats both 76s. Paid 800 for the 2nd 1.
I'll post some some pics if I can figure out how! Cant wait to work on em both this summer,started restore on the creme colored 1 yesterday.
And might I add this forum is the best knowledge base I've ever seen.

Re: New to all this!

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:19 pm
by Slipcased
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Re: New to all this!

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:25 pm
by Slipcased
The pics load upside down.lol. I'll post more pics when I figure this out.when I click on this pic from this post and select open in a new window it opens right side up.lol.not sure what I'm doing.

Re: New to all this!

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:37 pm
by zonker
Congrats on the buy and welcome to the forum. Lots of good experienced know-how resides here.

Re: New to all this!

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:35 pm
by fp55scca
--Ron, welcome to Mirafiori! That may just be the best $100 Fiat Spider purchase I've ever seen!.....and I've seen a few. Would love to see more pics (right side up of course)!

Re: New to all this!

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:41 am
by Slipcased
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Re: New to all this!

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:44 am
by Slipcased
Cant seem to get the pics right.lol.

Re: New to all this!

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:29 am
by beek
i think its because you are in Australia...lol

Re: New to all this!

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:18 am
by PhillySpider
Welcome! Similar story here, but we were looking for a Karman Ghia when we stumbled onto our Spider. Definitely worked out for the better, these are amazing cars.

Re: New to all this!

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:37 pm
by bartigue
The upside-down picture thing is a bug in the iPhone that most forum software converts and phpBB doesn't. Not sure why. If you view these pages on certain devices (like my iPhone) this thread is correct; if not, it might not be.

I need to upgrade the phpBB software and maybe it will fix this; until then either flip them and re-load or stand on one's head.