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by fiatrn
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 38mm rear calipers - maybe not my best idea
Replies: 28
Views: 764

Re: 38mm rear calipers - maybe not my best idea

Under braking, the weight of the car shifts forward, and the front brakes do more of the work than the rears. To even out the braking forces, Fiat designed the compensator valve. As the rear suspension rises up a little under braking, the compensator slightly cuts the flow of brake fluid to the rear...
by fiatrn
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Aux and Crankshaft Stuck
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Aux and Crankshaft Stuck

Move and/or Remove the auxilliary shaft.

Remove your timing belt. Try turning the auxilliary shaft counterclockwise to un-stick it from the crank. If that won't work, try removing the aux shafter from the engine.
by fiatrn
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1968 850 Berlina...time to downsize
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: 1968 850 Berlina...time to downsize

Lovely!

That's the best looking sedan I've seen in ages.

The offwhite color is great!
by fiatrn
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1968 850 Berlina...time to downsize
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: 1968 850 Berlina...time to downsize

There are so few Berlinas for sale it is hard to price them. There have been a couple on BAT, but they were in very different shape condition than each other and brought divergant bids. Even though I'm not a buyer, I have my own Berlina and would love to see photos of yours. Also consider putting it...
by fiatrn
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Detonation Problems- Can They Be Beaten?
Replies: 13
Views: 566

Re: Detonation Problems- Can They Be Beaten?

does a dfev have an accelerator pump on the secondary?
If so, you could change the pump orifice size.

Or rejet the secondary, if you are sure that you're only getting detonation when you open the secondary.

Really, you need need dual IDFs.
by fiatrn
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Bleed back jet? Questions Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 895

Re: Bleed back jet? Questions Questions

Unless you buy a 00 jet size, the bleed back jet / bypass valve/ spill valve-spill jet has TWO holes in it. A larger hole passig the length of the jet and smaller side facing hole. The 00 jet size has one hole - for the main fuel flow into the accelerator pump circuit, but does NOT have the side fac...
by fiatrn
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: timing belt off by half tooth
Replies: 28
Views: 1146

Re: timing belt off by half tooth

It is fun to do mental gymnastics to figure out when a belt can be used, why, why not, etc. Cool thought experiments!

But at 17$ for a Gates belt, we should all just replace the thing once removed.
by fiatrn
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Gearbox removal
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Gearbox removal

Byas I would recommend against removing the back section of the transmission. How about this sequence: 1 - remove the stud that holds the speedo-gear (if there is enough room to use the double-nut method) 2 - remove the speedo cable and tuck it out of the way 3 - remove the cross member from under t...
by fiatrn
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Electric spiders
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: Electric spiders

"Why would you still need a gearbox?? A gearbox in a "normal" car is basically a torque multiplier. Isn't the torque of an electric motor available instantaneously" I was thinking about this, and my best thought is ease of installation. Perhaps hooking an electric motor to the input shaft of the tra...
by fiatrn
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: remote oil filter set up
Replies: 12
Views: 582

Re: remote oil filter set up

When I worked at IAP we sold something like this:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/der- ... gK5XPD_BwE