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by bartigue
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1980 Spider - Turn Signalling
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: 1980 Spider - Turn Signalling

I misunderstood that the blinkers weren’t working. Everything else applies but you can ignore the part about the hazards and grounding. Get a new flasher unit, and it’s located under the dash by the ignition switch. Btw many European cars had a single indicator for flashers. My old vw and Audi’s wer...
by bartigue
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Contaminated fuel or something else?
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Contaminated fuel or something else?

I've had cars sit for a year or more and not have a fuel problem. It sounds to me like you have a pressure problem that is worse when the sediment from your tank being contaminated sits at the bottom and gets ingested into the pump.
by bartigue
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1980 Spider - Turn Signalling
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: 1980 Spider - Turn Signalling

Do the lamps work with the hazard switch on? All of the flashers run through the hazard switch, so if it runs the lights and the column switch does not then you may simply have a bad column switch. Given your description of the flashers not parking I know at least the little auto park switch is not ...
by bartigue
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1975 Spider only runs with choke
Replies: 17
Views: 475

Re: 1975 Spider only runs with choke

Microfilms (in the library) show all of this stuff.
by bartigue
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Does anyone own a Strada?
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: Does anyone own a Strada?

friedman wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:43 am
I used to say stupid stuff like that. You are the defacto keeper of all Fiat literature so you have to keep it.
Yeah no one wants this stuff, not even the strada owners.

I'll keep it.
by bartigue
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Contaminated fuel or something else?
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Contaminated fuel or something else?

Sounds a lot like how my 82 was behaving when I first got it. Rust in the tank, rust in the pump, rust in the filter. The pressure would occasionally get so low it would die, then it would run fine for a while. Easy enough to diagnose by simply dropping the hose between the pump and filter and seein...
by bartigue
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: It's 5 days till FreakOut...
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: It's 5 days till FreakOut...

Woo hoo!
by bartigue
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Convertible top hardware
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Convertible top hardware

The top frame doesn't attach to anything in the back so to speak, it articulates. The top itself is held fast to the back of the car by a bracket, is this what you mean? See below two excerpts from the microfilm, the first is the top frame, the second is the piece that holds down the canvas. It is i...
by bartigue
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Does anyone own a Strada?
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: Does anyone own a Strada?

I don’t think it’s on my list!