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by vandor
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Daydreaming a 2 litre
Replies: 20
Views: 304

Re: Daydreaming a 2 litre

> Since I consider 40:80 @ 300duration cams to be "big cams" for a street car, it seems my definition of big cams doesn't match other folks, My Spider has 40/80s, I've had them for ~20 years. They improve power and torque, but if one was not familiar with Spiders they would not necessarily know that...
by vandor
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Daydreaming a 2 litre
Replies: 20
Views: 304

Re: Daydreaming a 2 litre

@Csaba - Why do you think that big cams and programmable FI will be trouble? And, of course, what do we mean by hi-performance cams? More than the 10.5mm lift, 300 degree duration, 40:80:80:40 pittatori cams I have in my 1800? I'm looking for suggestions, not trying to sound flippant or sarcastic. ...
by vandor
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Pininfarina Spider Service Manual Additions
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Pininfarina Spider Service Manual Additions

bartigue wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:57 pm
Pininfarina seemed to have a sense of humor at least, listing things like "82 and prior" and then giving no instruction for the "83 and beyond."
That's funny.
by vandor
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Classic Motorports article - 124 Sport Spiders
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Classic Motorports article - 124 Sport Spiders

I have several copies of the original article in the magazine if anybody wants one.
by vandor
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Daydreaming a 2 litre
Replies: 20
Views: 304

Re: Daydreaming a 2 litre

I'm pretty sure the turtle back air filter has been shown to be restrictive. What any hi-po engine really needs is ducting to get outside engine into the intake. Agree that programmable FI with hi-po cams is asking for trouble. 9.8:1 CR with even mild cams is fine. Yes on light or even aluminum flyw...
by vandor
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1981 124 Spider with Pininfarina hardtop.
Replies: 21
Views: 744

Re: 1981 124 Spider with Pininfarina hardtop.

fp55scca wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:11 pm
--Doesn't seem very practical, but just curious which factory manual contains that info?! [lol]
It was something I found online, there must have been a manual for the hardtop. I can't find it on my home PC, so maybe I saved it to my work one.
by vandor
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Vick Autosports cams?
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: Vick Autosports cams?

There were people on the FB group that had to use lash caps to make them work. They were not aware that would be needed, so it ended being a major PITA.
by vandor
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Mystery 85.5 Motor
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Mystery 85.5 Motor

friedman wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:10 pm
The only headache is getting a crank bearing set with different sized crank and rod bearings as the vendors usually sell them in complete one size sets.
Crank and rod bearings are usually sold separately, you can get different oversizes.
by vandor
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Marbles in my engine - '78 Spider
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Marbles in my engine - '78 Spider

Could be a water pump. Maybe use a stethoscope to isolate the sound?