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Re: TORRINO

Post by atruscott » Tue May 28, 2019 11:49 am

Don’t give up hope - and rely upon your family here!

Do those horns play Dixie or something else?

What’s that mounted between the carbs anyway??
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Post by davedecker4 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:39 pm

Special wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 12:15 am
davedecker4 wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 2:38 pm
Very Nice!
What did you use for brake lines from the MC?
Original lines , just wrapped in a braided wire loom wrap
So did you change the ends then or do they fit the WRX MC?
Its okay, they just don't understand yet. I get that too. "What are you doing with all those little Italian cars?" Its looking super sharp though. Like the smooth engine bay with hidden wires. What's the chrome oil cap by the brake reservoir?
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Post by Special » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:39 am

lanciahf wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 7:18 am
Thanks for sharing. You have a really neat car.

Enjoy
Thank you
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Post by Special » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:41 am

friedman wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 7:53 am
Family always thinks we are nuts working on old Fiats, especially tin tops...you might get more appreciation with convertibles.
The wife just sees you wasting money you could spend on her.
Neighbors find you an amusing member of the community who is a good source of lending metric tools and filling their kids bike tires with air with your compressor.
Your friends...may not be your friends!

I wouldn't worry about what others think of our hobby.
Well said Carl . So now I don't feel alone anymore ;)
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Post by Special » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:46 am

atruscott wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 11:49 am
Don’t give up hope - and rely upon your family here!

Do those horns play Dixie or something else?

What’s that mounted between the carbs anyway??
Thank you.
Horns play the Godfather theme.
Between carbs is a Malpassi Pressure regulator.
It's mounted between the carbs , but its connected after the fuel filter and before carbs .
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Post by Special » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:50 am

davedecker4 wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:39 pm
Special wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 12:15 am
davedecker4 wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 2:38 pm
Very Nice!
What did you use for brake lines from the MC?
Original lines , just wrapped in a braided wire loom wrap
So did you change the ends then or do they fit the WRX MC?
Its okay, they just don't understand yet. I get that too. "What are you doing with all those little Italian cars?" Its looking super sharp though. Like the smooth engine bay with hidden wires. What's the chrome oil cap by the brake reservoir?
Thank you.
Yes , the threaded ends were replaced . The thread is not the same. I heard you can find some kind of adapters , but did not want to go that way.
The chrome thing is an engine breather. IDFs dont have a place for it anymore , so this is what I came up with.
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Post by Special » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:55 am

I scored few things

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Post by Special » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:56 am

Some other details

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Post by atruscott » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:15 am

, but its connected after the fuel filter and before carbs .
Careful with that. Under heavy acceleration fuel can preferentially route to the rear carb, meaning cylinders 1&2 lean out. Some 124 Rally cars had a T piece in the middle feeding the carbs until that was worked out.

I’ve put the regulator before both carbs, and also after them like the FI cars have it mounted on the rail ahead of the return. After the carbs works best on 44 IDFs or modern 40s where the return is out the back of the rear carb, vs original 40s where the return is out of the front carb. IMHO.
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1970 238 Camper OHV
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1974 124 Special TC
1975 124 Sport Coupe
1976 124 Sport Spider (The Racer)
1981 Spider 2000 (The Resurrected)
1985 Pininfarina Azzurra
2017 124 Spider Abarth Elaborazione
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Post by bartigue » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:43 pm

I guess sway bar technology hasn't changed since the 1988 Oldsmobiles were released!
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