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by fp55scca
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Transmission
Replies: 17
Views: 150

Re: Transmission

…...I've got a 1592 motor that I need to attach a transmission to. The motor comes out of an auto (and the auto won't be following it) originally, so I'm going to need to change to a flywheel. .....I've got a 1995 transmission and flywheel that I could use, and can probably get a "1978" one too. …....
by fp55scca
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Transmission
Replies: 17
Views: 150

Re: Transmission

Hello, I have a 76 Fiat 124 (1800)with a bad transmission. Will one from a 2000 match up? --------------------------------------- --Keith, the short answer is yes, the 2L tranny will match your '76. This thread went all over the place, so just for clarity, if you still have the 4.3 ratio differenti...
by fp55scca
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: The State of Italian Car Design
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: The State of Italian Car Design

--That's a very interesting article indeed. Surprised it's over two years old now. Some of the trends of design and manufacturing are not surprising (given globalization), such as how vested the Chinese are in the Turin design industry. I share the author's concern for the future, once the Chinese h...
by fp55scca
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Swapping rear ends
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: Swapping rear ends

………. The shock mounts on the late rear are about an inch higher than the mounts on the early one. Any correlation? ---------------------------------------- --That's an interesting observation Mike. Can't say I ever really noticed that, but now that you mention it..... I can only guess that that the...
by fp55scca
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Swapping rear ends
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: Swapping rear ends

Jim Aren't the early axles lighter too? I wonder if that helps handling. --------------------------------------- --Ralph, I believe that's probably true, as the later axles have a bit more cast iron in them. As for a handling advantage, I really can't say. I've only raced the early style, but I do ...
by fp55scca
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Swapping rear ends
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: Swapping rear ends

--Mike, that's an excellent summary of differential change-out! --While there were some improvements to the late style diff (the housing is stronger, and axle retention is simplified and more secure than the snap ring used on the early ones) the ease of changing the hogs head on the early style make...
by fp55scca
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Follow along as I build a 79 Spider
Replies: 97
Views: 4028

Re: Follow along as I build a 79 Spider

--Tim, mine is simply "Ford Grey" in rattle-can form. I get it in my local auto parts stores. Pretty much resembles the original color.

--I tend to buff-out, but not polish the aluminum bits. Just makes clean-up easier.

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by fp55scca
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Follow along as I build a 79 Spider
Replies: 97
Views: 4028

Re: Follow along as I build a 79 Spider

--I always prefer the block to look more like this on fresh build. You can use a straight edge and a feeler gauge, but there is peace of mind in having the block decked.

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by fp55scca
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Follow along as I build a 79 Spider
Replies: 97
Views: 4028

Re: Follow along as I build a 79 Spider

--Tim, this is your best chance to skim (deck) the top of that block to get a good clean surface. You only need to do a few thou, although you can go up to 40 thou with a standard compression height on a piston pin. (you increase compression of course). You would only need to re-do the hot wash with...
by fp55scca
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Oil pump spring shim and drain holes for cam box
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: Oil pump spring shim and drain holes for cam box

--Carl, I don't think so. The drain-backs are needed due to the increased oil volume from continuous, high rpm, and usually with an enhanced oil pump. Therefore, the need to get the additional oil back to the sump where it is needed.