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by bartigue
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Crankshaft Part Numbers 124 Spider
Replies: 12
Views: 159

Re: Crankshaft Part Numbers 124 Spider

The microfilms we have show all prior production years for a series - so for example our spider 2000 set is from 1984. They show the currently applicable replacement part for the car, not necessarily the part originally installed. Fiat seemed to produce many types of some parts, particularly engine ...
by bartigue
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Crankshaft Part Numbers 124 Spider
Replies: 12
Views: 159

Re: Crankshaft Part Numbers 124 Spider

Each crankshaft is located on sheet A1.03 in the 1966 - 1978 microfilm sets. The Spider 2000 set it is listed on sheet 12: 4160881 1968 1969 1970 1971 (1438cc) 4225065 1971 1972 1973 (1608cc) 4238530 1973 1974 1995 (1592cc and 1756cc to motor 0430996) 4255813 1976 1977 1978 (1756cc from motor 043099...
by bartigue
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Hey Brad, have you seen this? Small bore Holley Sniper
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Hey Brad, have you seen this? Small bore Holley Sniper

Might be a good solution; the price seems reasonable. It would likely increase HP given the accuracy of fuel injection vs. carburetion (as L-Jet does) and MPGs.
by bartigue
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rear calipers e brake
Replies: 31
Views: 629

Re: Rear calipers e brake

tima01887 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:27 am
I pulled the new caliper off the drivers side. Acuated the e brake lever by hand, no action on the piston, Has to be assembled incorrectly. Not right
Maybe someone broke the piece inside the piston where the rod screws in.
by bartigue
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: fixing slow wipers - 2019 edition
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: fixing slow wipers - 2019 edition

I used a motor from a 98-10 VW beetle. It’s a bolt in motor and was $5 from a junkyard. Much faster than original. On high speed it’s fast enough that it sometimes can’t be shut off because the motor has enough inertia to continue spinning back to the park contact. I rarely need to use high speed e...
by bartigue
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Transmission intermittent whirr sound
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Transmission intermittent whirr sound

They're normal. Everything wears a bit - those brass rings are amazingly durable given how much of a pounding they take even with mild shifting.
by bartigue
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Smith's Far Code
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Smith's Far Code

They were very much added on after assembly and documented as such. It may be this was a replacement for a broken one of another type - the failure rate in these interlock systems was high.
by bartigue
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Shipping a Car
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Shipping a Car

Montway will troll you on uship to the point that you start blocking their emails. I'm glad you even got your car - the only time I used them I had to get my credit card company involved. I've used one-man shops off uship for a while, it's worked out well. Sometimes I question their sanity - like th...
by bartigue
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Transmission intermittent whirr sound
Replies: 11
Views: 271

Re: Transmission intermittent whirr sound

Brass bits are the synchronizers shedding material b/c of speed shifting or someone resting their hand on the shifter while driving. Don't do either!