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by davedecker4
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: gas leak
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: gas leak

Oh, is this an FI car? If so, then yes, anything after the pump needs to be FI hose. Glad you seem to have it figured out.
Let us know if that doesn't cure it.
by davedecker4
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Marbles in my engine - '78 Spider
Replies: 13
Views: 832

Re: Marbles in my engine - '78 Spider

Yes, that would be most prudent and possibly easiest or at least quickest. So is the replaced gear also plastic or just the one removed to replace? If you have the type of stethoscope with the metal rod at the end, you can put it on or around the tensioner bearing and listen for difference, or loude...
by davedecker4
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Weber experts!
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Weber experts!

James, I'm sorry I'm not quite getting it. Is your MGB actually running on (the engine), or just tach bouncing or other electricals?
by davedecker4
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: gas leak
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: gas leak

Replace the filter and that section of hose. It does not have to be FI hose but does need to be good quality carb rated hose in right size. You may want to replace the clamp also. Hard to tell for sure from the pic. Some of those cheap FI style clamps don't work as well in this application.
by davedecker4
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: New to all this!
Replies: 14
Views: 634

Re: New to all this!

Did you check if the mount points in the car match the bracket before sending it back?
by davedecker4
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: New to forums
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: New to forums

Welcome! I'm not certain but I think they used those 2 chrome hooks on the rear deck that are used for the boot cover. You should be able to get a replacement seal from usual vendors; Auto Ricambi in Texas, C. Obert in California, or Midwest Bayless in Ohio. There's others but those are the big ones...
by davedecker4
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Door glass height adjustment - 82 Spider
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Door glass height adjustment - 82 Spider

You should roll windows down slightly when closing against raised top. Many modern convertibles have this feature built in. Then raise to fully upright after closed. If full height is too high at this point, then adjust top stops.
And/or possibly adjust the convertible top.
by davedecker4
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Thanks to Bradley Artigue ...finally fixed the cooling system electrical gremlin...
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Thanks to Bradley Artigue ...finally fixed the cooling system electrical gremlin...

Congrats! Feels good to finally get something like that done. Especially electrical. That sounds about as appetizing as algebra.
It seems for some reason the cooling fan frequently isn't working on these. and its so important. Of course usually its the switch in the rad.
Nice looking early spider btw
by davedecker4
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Let's blow this popsicle stand!
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: Let's blow this popsicle stand!

Congrats Court!
Good luck at the new job
and with the move. Remember, put the heavy stuff in the back first
by davedecker4
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: The State of Italian Car Design
Replies: 14
Views: 621

Re: The State of Italian Car Design

Yeah, I gotta disagree with you there. I have never liked the 911 or thought it beautiful or aesthetically pleasing. I have gotten to the point I can appreciate the simplicity of the early 911, circa 1966 but whether its the 356 bathtub Porsche or a 993 they're really just hopped up Volkswagens that...