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by kmead
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Lifting 124 with rear suspension hanging
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Lifting 124 with rear suspension hanging

Most cars use the shocks for the maximum travel limiter of the suspension. This is likely an old wives tale.

Would I leave my car for months with the rear axle hanging from the shocks? No but I doubt there would be any issue with having it hang for the period needed to do any service.
by kmead
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: fixing slow wipers - 2019 edition
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: fixing slow wipers - 2019 edition

Relays for the wiper system would likely greatly improve the speed of your wipers, take the load off your ignition and wiper switches.
by kmead
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Tire size for 13" wheels
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: Tire size for 13" wheels

165/80 13 and 185/70 13 are the same diameter. 175/70 is slightly shorter and of course narrower than the 185. With the right rims, 205/60 13 can be fitted but are hard to find. 185/60 13 are too short and are not the best choice for a 124 Spider. This size is appropriate for X1/9s and 850s. If you ...
by kmead
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Seat upholstery for 1971 124 coupe?
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Seat upholstery for 1971 124 coupe?

Upholstery is available from Italy, but it's pricy. I will be adding one to our upholstery order sometime for mine, but we only order once a year. I would also be interested in knowing the cost from you. I know Mr Fiat carries a kit but have never heard anyone give feedback about it. Thank you Karl
by kmead
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Watch out for scammers, warning from XWeb
Replies: 0
Views: 4001

Watch out for scammers, warning from XWeb

Good day all. Keep an eye out for scammers who say they have an item you are looking for in the for sale/wanted area of any forums your are a part of, apparently there are some folks trolling around different older car forums doing this. A member at X Web was taken in by them. Some info about them f...
by kmead
Sun May 05, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Anybody recognize this metal cup?
Replies: 7
Views: 989

Re: Anybody recognize this metal cup?

The early design for the throttle on 124s is easily the worst solution to that problem possible. As the engine rocks on its mounts on acceleration and deceleration the throttle opening changes without you moving the pedal. It is part of what creates the pogoing effect many early 124s suffer. Changin...
by kmead
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Clip drawings in library
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Clip drawings in library

A fine gentleman who is redoing a AC Sport Coupe took an existing clip from his car, drew it up in CAD, exported a STL file to send to a printer and then had the part printed using a deposition printer. He showed people and after being asked, he kindly offered his files to everyone for free. His nam...
by kmead
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 106
Views: 40083

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

Wish there was a ‘like’ button.
by kmead
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Marbles in my engine - '78 Spider
Replies: 13
Views: 1989

Re: Marbles in my engine - '78 Spider

On Xweb there have been a few of the phenolic cam pulleys that the center section fails and the cam can move relative to the pulley. It makes exactly the sound you are complaining of as it gets loaded by pulling the cam over the lifter and then having it snap back and then pulling the cam over the n...
by kmead
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 38mm rear calipers - maybe not my best idea
Replies: 33
Views: 3866

Re: 38mm rear calipers - maybe not my best idea

...As I've approached the 200hp mark in the spider, I kind of thought I'd like something a little more efficient though! ...One proportioning valve on the rear circuit, and one on each of the front circuits. Front are matched (obviously) but I couldn't find a dual circuit valve :) -----------------...