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by davedecker4
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 3 Free Brava parts cars in Maryland
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: 3 Free Brava parts cars in Maryland

Ooh, did you say wagon? That's a rare beast. Tempting too. Too bad its so far.
by davedecker4
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Pininfarina Spider Service Manual Additions
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Pininfarina Spider Service Manual Additions

Drawings too. Have you ever noticed various early manuals with amazingly clear and explanatory engineering drawings, cutaways, and drawings meant to show certain systems or how to access things and what a difference it makes? Later manuals of many stripes do not compare. I have a friend who was trai...
by davedecker4
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Daydreaming a 2 litre
Replies: 20
Views: 306

Re: Daydreaming a 2 litre

Your plan sounds a little aggressive if your goal is only a streetable 150-160hp. Cutting down the crank is pretty ambitious. Mostly you want rotating assembly balanced. You could get lighter rods and lighter forged pistons with less mass. This would be first before cutting down the balance weights....
by davedecker4
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Classic Motorports article - 124 Sport Spiders
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Classic Motorports article - 124 Sport Spiders

Sure, that would be cool. I think my copy got misplaced at the Oregon event.
by davedecker4
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Low speed brake squeal rant
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Low speed brake squeal rant

Very nice explanation on the theory Randy, thanks. I was trying to ask Rob where exactly he put the tape though, and how it was working out for him. One round piece across the piston, strips around where the edge of the pad slide, sticky side to the pad, multiple layers, has to be re-applied weekly,...
by davedecker4
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 61
Views: 5679

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

Great pointers there Mike! I was going to mention some of those but you did a great job laying them all out.
by davedecker4
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 61
Views: 5679

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

Anchor points in the floor. Easy to put in before concrete.
Front and/or rear corners, possibly one in sunken box in middle.
Might come in handy later
by davedecker4
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Low speed brake squeal rant
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Low speed brake squeal rant

Can you explain? Where exactly and how does it work?
by davedecker4
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Mystery 85.5 Motor
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: Mystery 85.5 Motor

Yep. Seconded. These cars ain't new. and were often abused when they were. I never assume that the odo hasn't been around once, or that somebody has never been in the engine before. I always check. Its easy and cheap insurance
by davedecker4
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Standard size pistons?
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Standard size pistons?

I would recommend having your machine shop check the bore. Ensure that hone will be sufficient vs needing to bore oversize. Oh and ball hone better than that stick one if you have to buy it.
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