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by spider2081
Thu May 17, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: The infamous brown wire fix
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: The infamous brown wire fix

Just some thoughts. The brown wire that feeds the ignition switch does not run directly from the starters solenoid battery terminal to the ignition switch. It passes through a connector in the engine compartment on the drivers side fender well and also a connector behind the dash before reaching the...
by spider2081
Thu May 17, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Wire crimping tool?
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Wire crimping tool?

--I bought one of these years ago, and I'm totally pleased with the quality and reliability of the crimps for both insulated and non-insulated connectors, particularly common 14, 12 and 10 gauge connectors. I agree nice tool in that it does not allow partial crimps. One has to compress fully for th...
by spider2081
Wed May 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Wire crimping tool?
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Wire crimping tool?

Below are links to 2 crimpers designed for the colored insulated wire terminals. The one from aircraft Spruce is easier to compress the crimp because the handle is longer. The cutter being in the front sometimes makes it difficult to clear other wires. The one on ebay is shorter and crimps slightly ...
by spider2081
Wed May 16, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: In need of mechanic in SC
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: In need of mechanic in SC

Thanks I'll pass this info on.
by spider2081
Thu May 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: In need of mechanic in SC
Replies: 4
Views: 145

In need of mechanic in SC

I have a friend who needs Fiat Spider major engine work near Columbia SC. Anyone have the contact information of a good shop in that area??
by spider2081
Thu May 10, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: positive battery cable wire gauge
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: positive battery cable wire gauge

I would recommend finding a shop that has the correct crimper for the cable. Get a 5/16 or 3/8 terminal stand off and mount it near t he batter box. Have the correct ring terminal end, for the stand off, crimped on your you existing battery cable. Then purchase a new short battery cable that reaches...
by spider2081
Sun May 06, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: License plate light retaining nut size?
Replies: 15
Views: 533

Re: License plate light retaining nut size?

trunk boards look nice.
by spider2081
Wed May 02, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: License plate light retaining nut size?
Replies: 15
Views: 533

Re: License plate light retaining nut size?

I like Fiat chat rooms because it helps me communicate with my wife better. If someone asks me what size nut is needed for something I think stud diameter and threads/inch or pitch. LOL I knew you needed an 8mm wrench for the nuts Fiat used on their 5 mm studs but didn't know the pitch of the thread...
by spider2081
Tue May 01, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Fuel hose going into the Fuel Rail
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Fuel hose going into the Fuel Rail

does your dremel bit ever make sparks? I have never seen any sparks or fuel ignition. I am very careful to try and keep burr ball in the rubber and not to touch any metal, usually the cut does not make it through the rubber to the barbs. Then I grab the hose with a pair of pliers and force the cut ...
by spider2081
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Fuel hose going into the Fuel Rail
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Fuel hose going into the Fuel Rail

began cutting a slit as far up under the collar as the razor would reach. For what its worth: I found using a Dremel type tool with a very small ball burr like 3/32 to slit the hose deep into the cup works great. I make my cuts at a slight diagonal across the hose so if I nick a barb the nicks do n...