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by vandor
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Crankshaft Part Numbers 124 Spider
Replies: 12
Views: 153

Re: Crankshaft Part Numbers 124 Spider

fp55scca wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:16 am
--Note the photo attached is a comparison of the early(1974) and late ('75-78) 1756cc crankshafts.
The division was not in 1974/75, but in the middle of the 1977 model year. That is when the nose of the crank, crank timing belt gear and crank pulley all changed.
by vandor
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Taking glass out of door mirror?
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: Taking glass out of door mirror?

Usually the glass is being pushed back by a spring. It's easier to undo the plastic if you push down on the glass some.
by vandor
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: AR Blue Lowering Springs
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: AR Blue Lowering Springs

I am assuming stock tire diameter.
by vandor
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Photos and Stories
Topic: 124 Coupe rust repair
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: 124 Coupe rust repair

Pic of the wagon. yes, that is the wiring visible that is inside the car...
by vandor
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Photos and Stories
Topic: 124 Coupe rust repair
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: 124 Coupe rust repair

There would be nothing left! :-)
by vandor
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Photos and Stories
Topic: 124 Coupe rust repair
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: 124 Coupe rust repair

The Coupe is actually not bad, that was the worst of it. The rest of the floors is solid. My wagon, on the other hand has so little floor left that I wonder what is holding up the car. That plus all 3 layers of the rocker panels have holes big enough that I can see the carpet...
by vandor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Racers Forum
Topic: WTH Spider Rear Racing Suspension!
Replies: 58
Views: 8949

Re: WTH Spider Rear Racing Suspension!

Wow, that is pretty neat! Could you have the top link as the triangular one so it would provide both side-to-side location and be the upper torque-arm (trailing arm) at the same time? Or is it too much to ask one piece to do both?
by vandor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Crankshaft Part Numbers 124 Spider
Replies: 12
Views: 153

Re: Crankshaft Part Numbers 124 Spider

I found this in my notes. These are the numbers that are cast into the crank, which may or may not be the same number Fiat lists in the parts book...

Late 1800 crank casting # 4355814
Early 1800 crank casting #4238531
by vandor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: AR Blue Lowering Springs
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: AR Blue Lowering Springs

Andy is right, they are shorter and stiffer. However, a question that is impossible to answer is "How much will they lower my car?" That is because at this age stock Spider ride heights are all over the place. I measured dozens of Spiders with stock and aftermarket springs when I was doing research ...
by vandor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Photos and Stories
Topic: 124 Coupe rust repair
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: 124 Coupe rust repair

And the crossmember and jacking point: