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by kmead
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Why the distributor relocation on later 124's?
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: Why the distributor relocation on later 124's?

The 1608 was the advent of the dual IDF carbs in Europe. The manifold blocked the location of the distributor on the block thus the move to the cam. The 1438s continued with the block mounted distributor and single Weber, which the 1592 apparently did to in the EU. In the US the 1592 kept the cam mo...
by kmead
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 69
Views: 9107

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

That is a healthy cut. Is the building going up against that or a few feet off? The guy up the hill with the broken down fence must love you. I would add a perimeter drain all the way around outside your foundation and a swale to carry surface water around the mid parapet you show to keep as much wa...
by kmead
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Allison Sportiva wheels?
Replies: 15
Views: 498

Re: Allison Sportiva wheels?

The Sportiva wheels are only 5mm different offset from your Senna wheels so a inconsequential difference. OE wheels ranged 24-27mm offset on a at most 5.5” wide rim. The Sportiva’s would be fine on a stock Spider or X. Tire choice would be the critical activity to minimize dragging on the wheel open...
by kmead
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Drifty steering
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Drifty steering

This style of unit, in this case at Harbor Freight but they are available from other places. https://www.harborfreight.com/3-4-quarter-inch-forged-ball-joint-separator-99849.html Tie rod removers are often too small for the main ball joint for the steering knuckle and can’t be used for the pitman ar...
by kmead
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Drifty steering
Replies: 15
Views: 437

Re: Drifty steering

Indeed the factory recommended service instructions recommend exactly what Carl has espoused, reading and following the manual will save future you from a whole bunch of trouble. Yes you should be able to leave the tie rod end and the center link on the rest of the steering while you replace the idl...
by kmead
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Great site for FIAT paint colors
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Re: Great site for FIAT paint colors

Excellent find. Great resource.
by kmead
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: VW/Audi auxiliary water pump (Fiat content)
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: VW/Audi auxiliary water pump (Fiat content)

You are referring to thermo siphon which requires a bit of height differential and large openings. It wouldn't work on a modern engine. There are a few different versions of the VW pump with different capacities as well. You could look into integrating a two speed fan from a VW, Ford Taurus or Volvo...
by kmead
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: VW/Audi auxiliary water pump (Fiat content)
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: VW/Audi auxiliary water pump (Fiat content)

They are used to cool the engine when shut off. The system is designed to have a free path in the coolant system that bypasses the thermostat and the other mechanical pump. They are used on turbocharged cars and the VR6 and V6 engines. For the turbo cars it assists in ensuring the turbo is properly ...
by kmead
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: No start 76 131
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: No start 76 131

Yes it should have power when in the ‘on’ position and depending on how or if the system has been rewired, also either always hot when cranking or only hot in the ‘on’ position after the oil pressure is up. It’s hard to know how a car has been modified over time, at least from here :) Be sure to use...
by kmead
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Spider 2000 EFI A/C idle advance mechanism
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Spider 2000 EFI A/C idle advance mechanism

Yes as long as the AFM sees the air, it should act like the throttle plate is opened slightly.

I don’t know if the X had the same diameter valve as the 124, the 850 air valve I am pretty certain is a smaller diameter opening than my 87 AC X’s valve.