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by miker
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1438 Performance Builds
Replies: 25
Views: 484

Re: 1438 Performance Builds

Brad... are you looking at the Pertonix, Marelli electronic or one of the new 123ignition units?
by miker
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1st post in 17 years: Advice sought
Replies: 21
Views: 718

Re: 1st post in 17 years: Advice sought

When I bought my Spider new, in 1977, I learned to change the oil, spark plugs and adjust the points and timing. That was it. I didn't have the tools, no one to ask, and the Bayless catalog (whose goodies I couldn't afford anyway) had big warnings about "for offroad use only". I sold the Spider (wit...
by miker
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1st post in 17 years: Advice sought
Replies: 21
Views: 718

Re: 1st post in 17 years: Advice sought

Brad-

Can you describe "beefier driveline" in more detail for 1982+ cars?

Thanks!
by miker
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Locktite and Torque
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Locktite and Torque

600 in lbs = 50 ft lbs which is less than a wheel lug and more than a spark plug. So I would not worry about using the bigger wrench to break it free. FWIW the only seal I ever found that didn’t leak (and I’m sure others have better experiences than mine) was one made of Viton that Chris Obert used ...
by miker
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: ADFA carb spigots
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: ADFA carb spigots

You don't say in your post which year Spider you have, but I looked at some of your first posts and you have a '79, so good move on converting to a single plane manifold and the ADFA. You should have a vacuum advance diaphragm on your distributor. That's where the 'ported' vacuum goes. It's called p...
by miker
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Looking back at Ritmo
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Looking back at Ritmo

I drove one new, at the dealer. After my 128, it felt awful. I could have gotten over the looks, which at the time I thought were weird.
by miker
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Dumb Newbie Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1192

Re: Dumb Newbie Questions

Crossmember support is perfect for suspension work except when it is time to torque the control arm bushings. Then you want the wheels on and the car supported by the axle in back and ramps in front. i actually jack the car up off the jackstands and insert the ramps when it is time to tighten those ...
by miker
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Fiat 124 Spider front bumper mounts - new vs old
Replies: 40
Views: 4971

Re: Fiat 124 Spider front bumper mounts - new vs old

The early bumper mods are so popular, they beg for a reproduction light solution.
by miker
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: trunk counterbalance springs
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Re: trunk counterbalance springs

I'm glad you got it done and thanks for documenting how!