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by spider2081
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Removing the entire wiring harness - advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Removing the entire wiring harness - advice?

Now I might add a relay or two in between devices but not if I have to cut this harness! I think Plug and play relay mods are easier on older Spiders because the Spade type connectors are easier to source than the bullet type. The addition of inline fuses connected to the alternator output post wou...
by spider2081
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Removing the entire wiring harness - advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Removing the entire wiring harness - advice?

I have removed a number of complete harnesses from mid 70's through 82 Spiders. The cars with the relays on the drivers side front fender well are the most difficult. The harnesses seem to be manufactured in sections and the sections plug together to make the complete harness. I like to use a Script...
by spider2081
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: New electronic dizzy
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: New electronic dizzy

You're describing a part that is, depending on your car, between 34 and 53 years old The 2 defective pick-up coils I found had recently been purchased and installed by the cars owners. One had an intermittent engine ding issue and the others car would not start. These were pretty much defective out...
by spider2081
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: New electronic dizzy
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: New electronic dizzy

I have seen 2 other connectors where the blue wire (small pin) on the connector moves back when the connector is installed on the ignition control module. Must be a manufacturer fault
by spider2081
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: New electronic dizzy
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: New electronic dizzy

log in to this chat room, select "library" one in Library select "124" once in 124 select "electrical" once in electrical select "ignition control module wiring" THe complete wire diagram is there
by spider2081
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: brake caliper piston orientation
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: brake caliper piston orientation

then turn clockwise (in) until they will fit, always stopping with the reference line on the top. I have purchased rear calipers that did not have the piston screwed into the emergency brake rod. Now I move the lever and make sure the piston moves out and then back in following the levers motion. I...
by spider2081
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Speedo Drive and Internal Drive Gear
Replies: 12
Views: 380

Re: Speedo Drive and Internal Drive Gear

Maybe without cutting them open maybe carefully turning the drive gear and counting the revolutions of the output shaft could confirm the gear ratios.
by spider2081
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Fiat Wiring & Ideas for Lada vs SIPEA Ignition Switches
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Fiat Wiring & Ideas for Lada vs SIPEA Ignition Switches

Thanks for your post. I understand how much time you spent documenting everything for all of us. I try to keep the cars wiring as stock as possible when making changes. When installing a Lada ignition switch in cars with the 6 cavity connector I like to install 2 repays between the switch and the co...
by spider2081
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Instrument lights and key buzzer no power
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Instrument lights and key buzzer no power

The dash light dimmer has an internal fuse. If there is even a momentary short to ground anywhere in the dash light circuit it will blow. This makes the dimmer inoperable. The fuse is spot welded inside the the control. I have opened the dimmers and installed a single strand (one of the 19) from a #...
by spider2081
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Blasphemy!
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Blasphemy!

the temperature gauge rises a few degrees when I turn the headlights on. I think the temperature gauge ground and it's dash light share the same ground on the back of the instrument case. If that ground point is not a perfect connection I think some dash light current and flow through the temp gaug...