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by cyber104
Wed May 29, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1981 Fiat Spider - in a barn - needs a restoration
Replies: 0
Views: 775

1981 Fiat Spider - in a barn - needs a restoration

Hey Guys - I looked at this car a few years back and passed on it because my son decided we needed to restore a 1978 Trans Am Clearly the car is a bit rough - but we have all seen MUCH worse. The owner passed away and his son contacted me about helping to sell the car. I have no financial interest i...
by cyber104
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Two 1978 Fiat Spiders
Replies: 15
Views: 3129

Re: Two 1978 Fiat Spiders

Jim: I had a late '78 Spider and what Csaba says is true - also I've never seen a late '78 with the 2000 style taillights (door handles yes). The quarter panel cutouts are very different so it would need to have been built with the 2000 style quarters as well as the proper tail panel.
by cyber104
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rust particles in fuel filter
Replies: 17
Views: 1712

Re: Rust particles in fuel filter

Carl is right - there is no good reason not to use rubber.

Get fuel injection line or "Type A" marine grade hose and call it done.
by cyber104
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Fuel injection idea
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: Fuel injection idea

I'm not even clear from the original post what the question is?

You want to use a Honda setup on a Fiat engine? Is that what you're asking? Which Honda parts are you trying to use?

James has tons of practical experience with turbos on these engines - I'd listen to him
by cyber104
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Won't Shift
Replies: 15
Views: 1332

Re: Won't Shift

My guess is that the clutch is not disengaging - the fact that he can shift thru the gears when it's not running but cannot when it's running is why I think this.

I don't think the angle has anything to do with it
by cyber104
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: using a mechanical oil gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: using a mechanical oil gauge

While some folks think copper is better it is actually worse as it is prone to fatigue and failure from flexing. In addition it transmits noise - I used it once in a Spider and the tubing transmitted a persistent clicking. GM used steel for their mechanical gauges which was a much better choice. I f...
by cyber104
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Need advice on Mustard, errr, Mustang parts
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

Re: Need advice on Mustard, errr, Mustang parts

Here's a link to part of the story and some pictures..........

http://transamcountry.com/community/ind ... ic=78967.0

I need to update the link since more progress has been made

Chris
by cyber104
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Need advice on Mustard, errr, Mustang parts
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

Re: Need advice on Mustard, errr, Mustang parts

Since I sold my last Fiat 2 years ago to finance the restoration of a 1978 Trans Am I've learned a few things about the American muscle car parts distributors. I would start with NPD (National Parts Depot) - they have a catalog specific to Mustangs and their selection is exceptional. I still enjoy h...
by cyber104
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale: 1977 124 Spider
Replies: 12
Views: 3077

Re: For Sale: 1977 124 Spider

It is VERY VERY difficult to graft the newer style taillights onto a body that originally had the old style - I tried it once - the cutouts in the quarter panels are different.

I'd be curious to know how that happened
by cyber104
Wed May 16, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: In need of mechanic in SC
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: In need of mechanic in SC

I would be glad to do it if he can get the car to Mooresville, NC