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by cyber104
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Locktite and Torque
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Locktite and Torque

If you took it to a differential shop I'm guessing you'll be fine.

What we all consider voodoo and mystery is actually quite easy in experienced hands.

Chris
by cyber104
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Connecting steering box to steering shaft
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Connecting steering box to steering shaft

I have run into issues like this before - what you need to keep in mind is that the yoke may only fit in 1 orientation. Carefully inspect the teeth on the shaft and inside the yoke - are they completely symmetrical? Sometimes there is a flat ground into them and they will only fit together 1 way. Ch...
by cyber104
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: The "lashed to a ship" myth
Replies: 18
Views: 2265

Re: The "lashed to a ship" myth

One thing I can tell you for sure because I saw it.......... In the early '80's a whole bunch of Fiat's got flooded with salt water at the Port of Wilmington, DE (presumably they were delivered there by ship). Those cars sat there for a LONG time. My guess is that they were eventually crushed. Here'...
by cyber104
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Temporary paint?
Replies: 15
Views: 3907

Re: Temporary paint?

Thanks Richard for clearing that up - I wasn't aware of the recent formulations

If it were me I'd go with some of that "fast dry" Krylon

Chris
by cyber104
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Temporary paint?
Replies: 15
Views: 3907

Re: Temporary paint?

Rustoleum used to be fish oil based (at least the Rusty Metal Primer was) which you do not want under automotive paint.

Not that I'm second-guessing Carl (which I guess I am) - but before I used it I would call Rustoleum tech support and discuss.

Chris
by cyber104
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Lifting 124 with rear suspension hanging
Replies: 11
Views: 3856

Re: Lifting 124 with rear suspension hanging

This is kind of a crazy discussion I think. I've had many Spiders and never thought twice about lifting them on a 2-post lift. Those shocks are plenty strong to hold that axle in suspension. ....and that center brake line won't be damaged unless you remove the shocks and then drop the suspension WAY...
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: 3840

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 and Stories
Topic: Two 1978 Fiat Spiders
Replies: 15
Views: 10901

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: 2138

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: 1353

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