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by vandor
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Transmission input shaft
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Transmission input shaft

I should have a couple, $25+ship? They are all the same after 1973, what year is your trans?
Email me if interested, as sometime I get busy and don't check here for days on end.
by vandor
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: ebay selling
Replies: 16
Views: 412

Re: ebay selling

On the rare occasions when I sell on eBay I always list as 'Ships to US only'
by vandor
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Blasphemy!
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Blasphemy!

spider2081 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:40 pm
I think the temperature gauge ground and it's dash light share the same ground on the back of the instrument case.
Correct. I ran a second ground wire to the gauges and they no longer move when I turn on the lights.
by vandor
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Aux shaft bearings, nightmare or no big deal
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Aux shaft bearings, nightmare or no big deal

Yes, basically the only difficulty in installing them is finding something round the correct side to tap them in. Since they are thin the object has to be pretty close to their OD, but can't be bigger. Watch out, as the front one has to be clocked correctly, or oil won't flow through it. There are 2...
by vandor
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Heater/Coolant odor questions...appreciate any help
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Heater/Coolant odor questions...appreciate any help

Hello, if you end up replacing the heater cord be sure to measure its thickness before you order a new one. Fiat changed the core around 1972-73 to a thicker one, and that is what most vendors carry. Your 71 should have the thinner core.
by vandor
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Engine Build Math & Notes
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Engine Build Math & Notes

It looks like he put the main bearing caps on in the right order :-) Stock 1800 head has 47cc combustion chambers. If he wanted to build compression he should have decked the block so the Pistons stick out a little, say 0.5mm (.020"). That would have been a better way to build compression than milli...
by vandor
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Single plane extraneous switch removal
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Single plane extraneous switch removal

I use a 1/2" socket and a breaker bar.
by vandor
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Race Engine Build advice for SCCA Road Racing
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Race Engine Build advice for SCCA Road Racing

6. Replace the whole rear axle with one form pre 78. I think you can?? ( the one with out the diff cover) 4:10 gear ratio with a limited slip or ATB diff (AR sells these) 4.30:1 was the most common ratio for the early rear ends and would provide more torque than a 4.10:1, while still have a top spe...
by vandor
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: BFG TAs in 205/60/13 Available again
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: BFG TAs in 205/60/13 Available again

Most 205 tires specify a minimum of 5.5" rim width, so one could use the stock alloy wheels, but not the steel ones.
by vandor
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Detonation Problems- Can They Be Beaten?
Replies: 13
Views: 354

Re: Detonation Problems- Can They Be Beaten?

If you want better mileage hook the vacuum advance back up. It only adds timing advance at low throttle to improve fuel economy. It has nothing to do with detonation. I have no idea how hot those 245 degree cams are, but one way to reduce dynamic compression ratios is with hotter cams that have more...