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by vandor
Fri May 17, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Is this idle OK?
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Is this idle OK?

What is the ignition advance at idle? I've seen engines miss like that when they had a lot of advance at idle.
by vandor
Fri May 17, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Slam the hood?
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Slam the hood?

I've had some Spiders where I had to slam the hood and had others where it was not needed. Make sure the latch is adjusted properly left to right as well as proper height. Maybe go all the way up on the latch, see how is it to close it, and if the hood sits too high then go down little by little?
by vandor
Thu May 16, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Tom Dotter's passing
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Tom Dotter's passing

I was saddened to hear of Tom's passing, as he was still very active and was running Aspen Import Auto in Colorado. Here is his obituary: Owner of Aspen Import Auto, Founder of the RMFLC and Automezzi, Tommie Lee Dotter (Tom), was a huge contributor to the automotive community for nearly 50 years. T...
by vandor
Sat May 11, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 131/Brava parts, some free.
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: 131/Brava parts, some free.

Yes, still have them, I can send them to you. I email you.
by vandor
Sat May 11, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Strong fuel smell while driving
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Strong fuel smell while driving

My guess is one of the vapor hoses in the trunk is leaking. It's easy enough to replace them, which they should be anyways if they are original. If there are no emission controls left in the engine compartment, where do the vapor lines from the trunk go? Is it possible that there is an open line som...
by vandor
Fri May 10, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 131/Brava parts, some free.
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: 131/Brava parts, some free.

Looks like these will all go in the dumpster.
by vandor
Mon May 06, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 5 Fiat "Iron Cross" Cromodoro Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: 5 Fiat "Iron Cross" Cromodoro Wheels

You may want to add your location, as shipping cost would be a major factor. I recently tried to sell a similar set on a FB group (for a lot less) and people balked to have to pay $60-80 in shipping.
by vandor
Fri May 03, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 96
Views: 13881

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

jseabolt wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 5:29 pm
. One my metal building is hard to keep warm in the winter and hard to cool in the summer
Supposedly spray-in foam insulation has come a long way and makes old drafty warehouses quite efficient. Of course sealing all gaps around doors and windows has to go along with it.
by vandor
Fri May 03, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rebuild front suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Rebuild front suspension

With lowering springs I do not use a spring compressor. I put a jack under the lower a-arm ball joint, remove the upper pivot bolt, and lover the jack. Usually the arms stops at around 45 degrees or so and I can remove the jack. Then I force the arm down further and the spring will get fully decompr...
by vandor
Thu May 02, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 131/Brava parts, some free.
Replies: 3
Views: 201

131/Brava parts, some free.

Free, just pay for shipping: -NOS Inner windshield trim, surrounds the windshield, I see 3 of one and 2 of the other, I assume left and right. Shipping would be ~$15-25 -left rear side glass for 2 door. Shipping would be ~$15-25 -NOS 4 outer tie rod ends, some still in FIAT boxes. Shipping ~$15-20 F...