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by vandor
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Racers Forum
Topic: Steering stiffener
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Steering stiffener

I think a better brace is to tie the bottom of the crossmember to the 'frame' box section behind it. I've had those on my Spider for many years.
by vandor
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Wiper motor wiring help and advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Wiper motor wiring help and advice please

I have not heard of OSLV. The proper wiper motors for the Spiders are available.

It sounds like you have gotten the arm closer, but still not at exactly the correct position. When it's correct it will park in the fully down position.
by vandor
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Wiper motor wiring help and advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Wiper motor wiring help and advice please

spider2081 wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:45 am
My question is if early cars used a rheostat to control wiper speed was the steering column wiper switch 2 position "off-on" and not 3 position "off- delay- on" like the later models?
It was 3 position like the later Spiders.
by vandor
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Wiper motor wiring help and advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Wiper motor wiring help and advice please

What is OSLV??? Earlier Spiders used a 5 wire motor (up to 1970) because the speed knob was a rheostat. In 71 they went to the 2 position knob (slow and very slow speed :-) and 6 wire motor. If the wipers do park (return to the same position after being shut off), but in the wrong position, then the...
by vandor
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Vendor Advertisements
Topic: Slightly damaged muffler
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Slightly damaged muffler

Stock type Spider 2000 rear muffler, made in Italy by IMASAF. The inlet pipe has slight damage, so we can take $30 off the price.
See pics.

$89.99 + shipping
by vandor
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Diving into dual IDFs for the first time..
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Diving into dual IDFs for the first time..

I think 1.5 psi should be fine in nearly all condition but full throttle. As long as there is enough pressure the pump is keeping the float bowls full. > my fuel line under the hood goes from an in-line filter to carb #1( which has a return line on it), then to carb #2. I have seen many set up with ...
by vandor
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Float Level Set Too High??
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Float Level Set Too High??

I would not think 1mm would make much difference. If it runs good and there is no fuel being dumped into the venturis, I'd leave it alone.
by vandor
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Hydraulic Handbrake
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Hydraulic Handbrake

We were taught to put the car in 2nd gear ... Put it in 1st or reverse, not 2nd. The wheels have less leverage on the engine in 1st or reverse, so the engine will be a more effective brake. The higher the gear, the easier to turn the engine. If I need to turn the engine just a bit, I put the car in...
by vandor
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Racers Forum
Topic: Race Report - High Plains Raceway, Colorado, July 28, 29
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Race Report - High Plains Raceway, Colorado, July 28, 29

Great to hear! Looks like fun!