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by jgoodfellow
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Quickee- F.I. Spider - What Turns the fuel Pump on?
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: Quickee- F.I. Spider - What Turns the fuel Pump on?

Very interesting David, thank you. If I ever knew about the 3 contacts I had forgotten about them. I do recall that someone many years ago did a a FAQ on the old Mira site with color photo's showing how to rebuild an ignition switch, maybe that is still available. Actually, I just checked; - it was ...
by jgoodfellow
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Mechanic recommendation Eastern Long Island.
Replies: 18
Views: 313

Re: Mechanic recommendation Eastern Long Island.

Hiya Scott; I got in touch with Fred Frey, who actually used to live in Hampton Bays, not Bridgehampton. It's been a few years, but he had work done on his Fiat by the owner of a shop in town, who owned a Spider and had worked on a lot of them Fred feels that they could easily take care of your re-s...
by jgoodfellow
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Quickee- F.I. Spider - What Turns the fuel Pump on?
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: Quickee- F.I. Spider - What Turns the fuel Pump on?

Thanks Brad, I will pass that along.
I think you meant micro-switch in the AFM though, not micro-relay?

John
by jgoodfellow
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Mechanic recommendation Eastern Long Island.
Replies: 18
Views: 313

Re: Mechanic recommendation Eastern Long Island.

Greetings Jim &Co. I am late to the party, just came back from a long weekend in Virginia, of all places! :lol: I met a guy a few years ago who had an Alfa Coupe and a Fiat or two, who was out in Bridgehampton. I have the impression he had a shop, and could work on cars. It will take me a while to t...
by jgoodfellow
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Quickee- F.I. Spider - What Turns the fuel Pump on?
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: Quickee- F.I. Spider - What Turns the fuel Pump on?

Also - someone mentioned that the fuel rail should maintain pressure for an hour or more after
the ignition is killed. Is that a function of a one way valve or similar component in the pump itself?
by jgoodfellow
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Quickee- F.I. Spider - What Turns the fuel Pump on?
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Quickee- F.I. Spider - What Turns the fuel Pump on?

A friend's spider sometimes takes a few tries at cranking before it fires. While discussing possible issues, like dirt in the fuel filter, or the fuel rail losing pressure shortly after shutdown, we talked about the pump. He tells me that as soon as he puts the key in, he hears the fuel pump running...
by jgoodfellow
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Turtleback air cleaner housing
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Turtleback air cleaner housing

Pretty hard to find somewhere between unobtanium and hen's teeth :)

Good luck

John
by jgoodfellow
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Pininfarina builds their own supercar
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Re: Pininfarina builds their own supercar

Good explanations, thanks Richard and Brad. There's the Marketing, and then there's the reality... :D

In the case of the new electric beast I think the electric motors are coming from Toyota, but wherever...
zero to sixty in under two seconds. Yikes. How does one retain conciousness?

John
by jgoodfellow
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Pininfarina builds their own supercar
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Re: Pininfarina builds their own supercar

OOPS! Sorry, obviously S/B 1982, 1983...
by jgoodfellow
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Pininfarina builds their own supercar
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Re: Pininfarina builds their own supercar

As an aside, the Bloomberg piece is titled "The 88 year-old Startup"... implying that this is the first car they built for themselves and put their name on it. Well, the '84 Spider in my garage was built by them, and has their name on it. Were there any Pininfarina badged cars made before they took ...