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by cyber104
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale: 1977 124 Spider
Replies: 12
Views: 451

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: 368

Re: In need of mechanic in SC

I would be glad to do it if he can get the car to Mooresville, NC
by cyber104
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Dip or Blast?
Replies: 15
Views: 1311

Re: Dip or Blast?

I would definitely NOT dip it - it gets rid of all the paint and it's really tough to get all the surfaces coated with paint and/or primer again. I sold my last Fiat last year and started a resto on a '78 Trans Am. The muscle car world is alive and well in NC and I've seen guys dip cars only to have...
by cyber104
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Timing cover bushings and inserts
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Re: Timing cover bushings and inserts

Yes - those are the ones - but I thought the bushings were grommets?
by cyber104
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Timing cover bushings and inserts
Replies: 3
Views: 591

Timing cover bushings and inserts

Hi All:

Does anyone have a set of grommets with the steel insert sleeves from the upper part of the timing cover? The ones on either side of the water outlet.

Thanks,
Chris
by cyber104
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Oils, zinc, again
Replies: 20
Views: 3385

Re: Oils, zinc, again

One thing I do know is that putting high ZDDP oil or a ZDDP additive in a new engine rebuild is a sucky idea as those rings get nicely coated and won’t seat! Actually that's not entirely true - in fact ZINC laced break in oil and ZINC Moly lube is ABSOLUTELY necessary after a fresh rebuild and on i...
by cyber104
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: low tire pressure light infestation
Replies: 30
Views: 1975

Re: low tire pressure light infestation

Carl - the low pressure indicators are often RF devices built into the valve stems - they are inside the tire so you can't see them but they are there. They are also prone to seal failure which causes the tire to lose air out the valvestem. It is standard procedure to replace those seals when tires ...
by cyber104
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Ignition Switch Removal: Frozen Switch
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Ignition Switch Removal: Frozen Switch

It sounds to me like the lock is stuck or frozen.

Have you tried jiggling the steering wheel back and forth while trying to turn the key?

Chris (author or that article)
by cyber104
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Pink '79 AT spider
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Pink '79 AT spider

I remember that clown suit at Spook Out LMASOF
by cyber104
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1982 Spider FI Automatic - for sale - mine
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: 1982 Spider FI Automatic - for sale - mine

Yes it did