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by davedecker4
Mon May 20, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 2.0L engine from 1985 Pininfarina Spider Europa
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: 2.0L engine from 1985 Pininfarina Spider Europa

If you don't mind me asking, if it only had 40k miles and good compression, why did you pull the engine?
And why did you have to switch them?
Any real difference between it and the 83 engine?
by davedecker4
Sun May 19, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 44IDFs on a 1438
Replies: 8
Views: 110

Re: 44IDFs on a 1438

Wouldn't DCNF fit the X and 128 better? They work well in the Scorpion. Perhaps the Dino crowd could expound on the relevance of carb to engine direction.
by davedecker4
Sat May 18, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Valve Tolerances Make No Sense after Head Gasket
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: Valve Tolerances Make No Sense after Head Gasket

Poor man's machine shop, eh James? You can also set it on table saw or planer if you have the type with big flat metal area (smooth, not ribbed). X pattern works good too
by davedecker4
Sat May 18, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: evaporative emissions renewal
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: evaporative emissions renewal

Yes, if redoing the system you should replace the hoses with new ones that wont be collapsed, cracked, swollen or leaking.
That would be the most important part.
by davedecker4
Sat May 18, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 44IDFs on a 1438
Replies: 8
Views: 110

Re: 44IDFs on a 1438

It only makes sense if you're going to run a totally built engine of the race type variety starting with examples from CG book. I'm not quite sure if that's your style. I would likely put them on a built 1800 or 2L and put either a larger single carb or dual 40's on the 1400 with mild build focusing...
by davedecker4
Mon May 13, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Removing the entire wiring harness - advice?
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: Removing the entire wiring harness - advice?

I am one to advocate for using a dishwasher on many parts if you can do it without getting caught. It works best on aluminum parts with dry detergent. I'm not really sure its best to immerse wiring or other electricals however. Maybe some alcohol wipes or other cleaner wipes might help. Even a soapy...
by davedecker4
Thu May 09, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: TORRINO
Replies: 43
Views: 667

Re: TORRINO

Nice! That header looks good too.
I also noticed shes lowered, especially in the front.
by davedecker4
Tue May 07, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: TORRINO
Replies: 43
Views: 667

Re: TORRINO

Nice! Great to see more sedans around. They're getting a little rare but have such a classic look. I'd offer a couple seat pieces but I suspect that recaro is more comfortable than the parts I have. Sorry you're stuck with the smog pump. Congrats on the great TC sedan tho! And welcome to Mirafiori :)
by davedecker4
Tue May 07, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: KYB X1/9 OR 128
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: KYB X1/9 OR 128

Ok, inserts then, for the needy or knowledgeable?
by davedecker4
Tue May 07, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 5 Fiat "Iron Cross" Cromodoro Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: 5 Fiat "Iron Cross" Cromodoro Wheels

Mike, Interesting that this study does not take into account any possible change in tire compounds in the years prior to tire failure crashes. I seem to notice more dry rot on older tires than I used to. Along with more heavy trucks and SUV's on the road, I can't help but wonder if tires were at som...