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by bartigue
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Paint and body shop in GA/AL/TN/NC/SC?
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Paint and body shop in GA/AL/TN/NC/SC?

Small point I know but Fiat didn't paint the Spiders. Pininfarina did. The paint they used also went on some of the most expensive cars in the world. It's not that our cars were painted with cheap paint, rather its that auto paints have improved particularly in durability in the last forty years. I...
by bartigue
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Paint and body shop in GA/AL/TN/NC/SC?
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Paint and body shop in GA/AL/TN/NC/SC?

I think FIAT used house paint sprayed through a garden hose.
by bartigue
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Paint and body shop in GA/AL/TN/NC/SC?
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Paint and body shop in GA/AL/TN/NC/SC?

Anyone know a good paint and body shop within a couple of hundred miles of Atlanta? Somewhere I can take a disassembled car and have it smoothed, primed and painted? My experience in Atlanta has been talking to guys who do $500 work and want $7000 for it. Stuff that I can do myself or take to Maaco ...
by bartigue
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Removing the entire wiring harness - advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Removing the entire wiring harness - advice?

All good advice

I’m not going to add or modify it in any way. The car has all the original, unhacked wiring and connectors and will remain as such. I need to clean it up, brighten the connectors. Now I might add a relay or two in between devices but not if I have to cut this harness!
by bartigue
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: New electronic dizzy
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: New electronic dizzy

You're describing a part that is, depending on your car, between 34 and 53 years old and has likely been plugged and unplugged about 20 times a year. Perhaps it is simply worn out.
by bartigue
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: New 1969 Spider Project
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: New 1969 Spider Project

The one claiming to be special order and a "pre series" but is otherwise a 67 in a factory color? The thing is rare enough without exaggerating the pedigree...
by bartigue
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: New 1969 Spider Project
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: New 1969 Spider Project

When Andy develops an A/C to replace our heater box I'll need it for those hot days.
by bartigue
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Marbles in my engine - '78 Spider
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Re: Marbles in my engine - '78 Spider

Let's call them what they are - 40 year old pieces of plastic. No one should be running one in any part of the belt drive.
by bartigue
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Removing the entire wiring harness - advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Removing the entire wiring harness - advice?

Concur, have removed many Fiat harnesses and you should never have to hack up anything to get it out. LABEL EVERY WIRE. Your memory won't work, the wiring diagrams will indicate the wrong color and photos won't be detailed enough. I also label where a harness goes. As you well know, six months from...
by bartigue
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Removing the entire wiring harness - advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Removing the entire wiring harness - advice?

Despite owning a dozen or so of these cars I've never removed the entire wiring harness. In this case, on the 1969, it seems a simple enough job. From the way it looks it appears FIAT installed fully assembled harnesses by pushing pieces of it through holes in the chassis. Therefore it should come o...