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by mikehynes
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rough Idle, low power, and engine dies at stoplights
Replies: 75
Views: 1895

Re: Rough Idle, low power, and engine dies at stoplights

[/quote]I haven't fixed the problem yet but will look into those temp sensors as well. Thanks for the idea![/quote] Sean, I feel for you, it seems as if your car is running you thru the gauntlet. You'll find the solution sooner or later and when you do you'll have your DUH! moment. On the plus side ...
by mikehynes
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Engine Shield
Replies: 20
Views: 503

Re: Engine Shield

I think this pan is just to close up the bottom of the engine bay from a dirt access or air flow standpoint. The ones I have seen are very thin metal, like the same type of shields on Xs an 850s and are not strong enough to actually protect your motor from serious hits. Also you will notice your oi...
by mikehynes
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Paint tips
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Paint tips

I've used http://www.automotivetouchup.com/index.htm with good success.
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by mikehynes
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rough Idle, low power, and engine dies at stoplights
Replies: 75
Views: 1895

Re: Rough Idle, low power, and engine dies at stoplights

Thanks for all the help so far! I am back at it today and determined to figure it out and get back on the road :). Figured I would start from the top of the FI troublshooting guide to confirm a fat blue spark. Based on the guide I unplugged the thermo time switch in the front radiator tee. Started ...
by mikehynes
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: FI Spider fuel tank venting
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: FI Spider fuel tank venting

If you plan to open up the vent hose you might want to consider filtering the air that goes back into the tank through that vent hose. A fuel filter is a cheap and effective way to do that.
by mikehynes
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Spider 2000 EFI A/C idle advance mechanism
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: Spider 2000 EFI A/C idle advance mechanism

Yes, I should have that stuff - someplace. I'll take a look but I'm not sure the TC engine will be able to use the same fittings used on the SOHC engine. Removing all the AC stuff off of an X is a very popular exercise. Parts should be plentiful, but most folks discard them. I've heard rumors of ela...
by mikehynes
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Spider 2000 EFI A/C idle advance mechanism
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: Spider 2000 EFI A/C idle advance mechanism

Yes, the valve opened just fine. It just didn’t seem to alter the idle at all... The X1/9 did have factory air, and did mount the EFI A/C idle advance mechanism as shown above. I pulled all of the stuff off of an AC equipped parts car and and installed in all on a non AC car, thinking that I could ...
by mikehynes
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Racers Forum
Topic: Back in from the Cold..
Replies: 22
Views: 849

Re: Back in from the Cold..

Bill, Yes, those were the "Good Ol Days". IMHO the racing was more "pure" at that time. I remember folks (like Mark - and others) driving their IT cars to the track (and most of the time driving them home after the races). There's something about doing that that appeals to me. I also remember follow...
by mikehynes
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Racers Forum
Topic: Back in from the Cold..
Replies: 22
Views: 849

Re: Back in from the Cold..

Hello Bill,
It's been a very long time but I'm sure you remember racing ITC with your brother Mark at MidOhio and other CenDiv tracks. I was driving my first IT car this '79 X.
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I'm still racing an X, this time a GP car.
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by mikehynes
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: How to make a better electrical connection?
Replies: 13
Views: 572

Re: How to make a better electrical connection?

Thanks all, I didn't think the crimp connectors were actually superior to a DIY solder joint so I will change my thinking on that point. My "aviation" buddies always cringe when I tell them that I prefer to solder joints. According to them crimping is better because a soldered joint is stiff and ca...