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by bartigue
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Holley 5200? Anyone use one?
Replies: 14
Views: 158

Re: Holley 5200? Anyone use one?

Buy a Weber. You’re going to have enough things just a little different that getting help will be challenging. We’ve got about 200 years of collective Weber experience here and guys can really help. Plus no self respecting Italian car has a Holley!! lol....I figured it was built under license from ...
by bartigue
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Holley 5200? Anyone use one?
Replies: 14
Views: 158

Re: Holley 5200? Anyone use one?

Buy a Weber. You’re going to have enough things just a little different that getting help will be challenging. We’ve got about 200 years of collective Weber experience here and guys can really help.

Plus no self respecting Italian car has a Holley!!
by bartigue
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Stuck idle mixture screw
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Stuck idle mixture screw

No
Berrymans is the real deal, stinky, pollutes, works wonders, lasts forever.
by bartigue
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: rubbing or burning speedometer cable
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: rubbing or burning speedometer cable

This usually occurs because your motor is not grounded to the body well enough and electricity starts to find better grounds, the clutch and speedometer cable being the easy targets. When you replace the cable inspect and replace the battery to body ground and the engine to body ground. Doesn't hurt...
by bartigue
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Quickee- F.I. Spider - What Turns the fuel Pump on?
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: Quickee- F.I. Spider - What Turns the fuel Pump on?

You have it right, the fuel pump should not come on without air passing through the AFM. The AFM has a micro relay that turns on the fuel pump. What you describe is a dual relay that has been jumped to force the pump to run, or the AFM was modified so the pump is on all the time. I've never heard of...
by bartigue
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 124 Spider Parts Lot
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: 124 Spider Parts Lot

If not sold I'll buy the lot
by bartigue
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Stuck idle mixture screw
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Stuck idle mixture screw

A can of Berryman's. The carb base fits right in. Leave it for a week or a month.
by bartigue
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Stuck idle mixture screw
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Stuck idle mixture screw

Csaba suggested to me recently to drip candle wax onto these tight bolts and the paraffin will make its way along the threads. Worked for me on a nasty exhaust manifold. Another excellent penetrant is 50/50 acetone and transmission fluid. Heat may also help here, though I'd be careful to heat the wh...
by bartigue
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Emissions on 1979 Fiat Spider carbureted
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Emissions on 1979 Fiat Spider carbureted

You can remove all of the vacuum lines except the one to the distributor. You have to cap them at the carb ports and any manifold ports. It may run better than with them; hard to tell as those AHDA carbs were quite wimpy.
by bartigue
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: WIRE NUMBER 22: OPEN END FOUND UNDER COIL
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: WIRE NUMBER 22: OPEN END FOUND UNDER COIL

What I thought you were describing was the altitude sensor connection. The wire you are describing is a diagnostic plug. Here is what I know about that: It does not appear in fiat materials until late 1982 production (pininfarina production for the 1983 model year) though may be active regardless of...