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by spider2081
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Pininfarina Spider Service Manual Additions
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Pininfarina Spider Service Manual Additions

Brad
thanks for all you time and work on this site
by spider2081
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: replacing cross member nuts
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: replacing cross member nuts

What a stupid design! I think Fiat knew they were shipping the cars to the USA It might have worked better is the capture plate was a least 3 sided so it could't spread open when a frozen nut caused the bolt to rotate. I think there are 2 spot welds that hold the capture plate in place If you drill...
by spider2081
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Brake Light On.....but why?
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Brake Light On.....but why?

It would be good to know the year and model of your car.
Many of the Spiders have a float switch in the brake fluid reservoir. If the fluid in the reservoir is low it might be causing the light to come on during hard stopping and cornering.
by spider2081
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Stuck Piston
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Stuck Piston

I have been using a dedicated crock pot to clean small parts with surprising results. I think it heats the fluid to about 200 degrees. the water simmers and evaporates but never hard boils. I might try some auto transmission fluid in the pot with the piston and see what happens. Be careful the fluid...
by spider2081
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Stuck Piston
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Stuck Piston

You will want to soak piston thoroughly, rather than just spraying a little PB Blaster on it. Perhaps an inch of marvel mystery oil or similar. Marvel Mystery oil or Automatic transmission oil soak for a few days has been used by many over the years with great results. If you can remove the cranksh...
by spider2081
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1973 Fiat 124 CC Sports Coupe wiring diagrams
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: 1973 Fiat 124 CC Sports Coupe wiring diagrams

The original post references fuse 12 yet all the wire diagrams I have viewed have a 10 position fuse panel. Maybe there are different harnesses for different countries. Maybe the car has been modified with a later wire harness when the fuel injection system was installed as fuel injected Spiders all...
by spider2081
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Charging system upgrade question
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Charging system upgrade question

West Marine stocks the wire in green and lugs in the appropriate sizes,
thanks that good to know.
by spider2081
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Charging system upgrade question
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Charging system upgrade question

I have seen a number of 55/65 amp Spiders with the wire connecting the alternator output to the starter solenoid battery terminal melted (overheated) I think this happens when the cars battery is dead and the car is jump started. The alternator puts out a lot of current to charge the battery overhea...
by spider2081
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Dash Signal Flasher Light Won't Turn Off
Replies: 13
Views: 440

Re: Dash Signal Flasher Light Won't Turn Off

So now I am starting to think the problem is related to the fact that the previous owner rewired the switch
That may very well be an issue.
However I also think If you unplug the turn signal flasher with the key on and the turn indicator goes out the odds favor the flasher is not Fiat compatible.
by spider2081
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Dash Signal Flasher Light Won't Turn Off
Replies: 13
Views: 440

Re: Dash Signal Flasher Light Won't Turn Off

Last week I was given a Fiat Manual about 3/8 inch thick titles " Fiat 124 Sport, Specifications and features servicing instructions" It is a soft covered bound book with a dark blue cover. I hadn't opened the book until now. I'm not sure what years this manual covers but the engine specs is a 1438....