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by fp55scca
Mon May 20, 2019 9:57 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

...I travel between Washington DC and Charlotte North Carolina from time to time and could possibly transport the engine to anywhere near or in between those places. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- --Bill, welcome back to Mira. The question I would have is:...
by fp55scca
Sun May 19, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Brake Booster Leak?
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Brake Booster Leak?

--To isolate a faulty booster, just cut the hose and seal off the intake manifold. No need to worry about the booster end of the hose.
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by fp55scca
Sun May 19, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Brake Booster Leak?
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Brake Booster Leak?

--Tristan, in the meantime, if you would like to continue driving the car, you can isolate the booster by cutting the booster hose connection to the intake manifold and plugging the intake side. I simply use a bolt to plug the intake side in this instance. Brake pedal pressure will increase quite a ...
by fp55scca
Sun May 19, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Slam the hood?
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Slam the hood?

Clean, lube and adjust as noted above. You should never have to slam the hood to get it to latch. Let's have a little compassion for our Fiats! -------------------------------------------------------------------- --Absolute ditto to what Carl said. Never slam, or drop the hood of a Fiat Spider. Wit...
by fp55scca
Mon May 13, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Speedo Drive and Internal Drive Gear
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Speedo Drive and Internal Drive Gear

--Hmmm, when I wrote the above post, the speedo drive ratios were spaced out, as were the pant numbers under each; but when I hit "Submit" it bunches everything together. When I hit "Edit" the post appeared spaced out once again, (as originally written), but "Submit" pushes it all together again. Wh...
by fp55scca
Mon May 13, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Speedo Drive and Internal Drive Gear
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Speedo Drive and Internal Drive Gear

1968-70 4.1:1 rear end, Speedo drive has 9 teeth, drive gear has 4 teeth 1971-78 4.3:1 rear end, Speedo drive has 14 teeth, drive gear has 6 teeth 1979-85 3.9:1 rear end, Speedo drive has 15 teeth, drive gear has 7 teeth ———————————— --Well, I finally got to poking around in the Mira Library and fo...
by fp55scca
Sat May 11, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Strada (x19) clutch pressure plate holes
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Strada (x19) clutch pressure plate holes

The holes for the dowel pins on the flywheel don’t match the ones on the new pressure plate. Could I drill out new holes using the old pressure plate as a template without drama? I don’t see why not, but I thought I’d check first before I fire up the drill press and ruin a new pressure plate. -----...
by fp55scca
Sat May 11, 2019 9:52 am
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

…. I always remove the camboxes when I do a head gasket to endure that tourque is evenly distributed on the block. I guess you could do it with the boxes on, but since the head gasket kit comes with new gaskets anyway, I don't see why you wouldn't do it. -Josh --------------------------------------...
by fp55scca
Wed May 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Racers Forum
Topic: 2019 Race#1 -Waterford Hills, MI
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: 2019 Race#1 -Waterford Hills, MI

--Hey, well done Ted, and great report! Too bad you had that pesky gearbox problem. A win is a win....period. I've seen that 22 car before....good job! You've just got too much power down now with that 2L ! :) --Are the diff's you're running limited slip? That sure helps on the twisty tracks.
by fp55scca
Mon May 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Anybody recognize this metal cup?
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Anybody recognize this metal cup?

--Steve, as Randy B. pointed out, you were missing the spring. Also, as noted, that metal cup on top of your cam box was not original. --As discussed, this entire throttle design was not the best. Over a long period of time, the spring looses tension, the bushings can wear and the entire throttle as...