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by fp55scca
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1981 124 Spider with Pininfarina hardtop.
Replies: 21
Views: 749

Re: 1981 124 Spider with Pininfarina hardtop.

—The factory hardtop is both very distinctive and very rare. So rare in fact, they are serialized! —It does seem possible to install the Pininfarina top with the rear of the soft top detached and rotated forward, and while that doesn’t seem practical to me, I’ve always been more concerned with the w...
by fp55scca
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Marbles in my engine - '78 Spider
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Marbles in my engine - '78 Spider

--As Matt suggested, gross mis-timing can cause such a sound. If you have a timing light, check timing. If not, then at idle, loosen the distributor and turn is slowly (and slightly) counter-clockwise first, and then clockwise if the problem persists. --If not timing, follow the advice from others f...
by fp55scca
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1981 124 Spider with Pininfarina hardtop.
Replies: 21
Views: 749

Re: 1981 124 Spider with Pininfarina hardtop.

The factory manual says to undo the rear of the convertible top from the body before installing the hard top. The rest of the top frame, etc. can stay in place. -------------------------------------------- --Csaba, I can see where that would work. Thanks!. The rear molding above the seat-back would...
by fp55scca
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1981 124 Spider with Pininfarina hardtop.
Replies: 21
Views: 749

Re: 1981 124 Spider with Pininfarina hardtop.

--Steve, if you look at your #4 picture, (with the passenger seat folded forward), you can see a black section of the hardtop (directly under the rear window) that comes down and nearly touches the top the backrest of the rear seat. This is primarily where the Pininfarina top interferes with the fol...
by fp55scca
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: width of main hoop for 79 Spider?
Replies: 18
Views: 246

Re: width of main hoop for 79 Spider?

--Hey guys, I'm not sure that the SCCA rules section that Andy posted would be applicable? Looks like that section applies to Solo. There are a lot similarities, but Tim, you might want to take a look at this section which appears to be tailored to "Hill Climb". See pages 3 and 4 of this link. https...
by fp55scca
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1981 124 Spider with Pininfarina hardtop.
Replies: 21
Views: 749

Re: 1981 124 Spider with Pininfarina hardtop.

---I have acquired a late model convertible top assembly that goes with the car. ---Yes, the convertible top when folded down will allow the Pini top to be put on. -------------------------------------------- --Hi Steve. I really like your '81 Spider....I think you've done an excellent job with it!...
by fp55scca
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: width of main hoop for 79 Spider?
Replies: 18
Views: 246

Re: width of main hoop for 79 Spider?

--Tim, tell me again what your plan for the roll cage will be? street, autocross, time trials, road racing, etc. --The intended use, or sanctioning race organization, will dictate the specifications of the roll cage. Just for info, some pretty good, basic tube benders are available at reasonable cos...
by fp55scca
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Standard size pistons?
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Standard size pistons?

--Carl, it's easier to measure the piston than the bore, unless you have a very expensive bore-gauge. When measuring the piston, measure up from the piston skirt (about 30mm) and the diameter should not exceed 84mm for a standard piston. --I think it's usually false economy to just replace one set o...
by fp55scca
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Mystery clicking sound when clutch pedal is depressed
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Re: Mystery clicking sound when clutch pedal is depressed

--Kevin, as suggested by Ted and Andy, check the condition of the clutch cable and the firewall. --Your clicking sound may also be coming from your clutch-pedal assist spring (referred to in the manuals as a "return spring"). These things can often make noise when actuated, and particularly when an ...
by fp55scca
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Odd transmission noise
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Odd transmission noise

... drove about 200 miles.... ...there were three instances where when I let off the gas, the car made a whirring sound until the accelerator was reapplied. ...This happened in multiple gears including 5th. ...as quickly as it started it would stop and I could drive for miles without the whirring s...