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by friedman
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: 1974 124 Wagon TC Restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 142

Re: 1974 124 Wagon TC Restoration

So much for buying California cars to avoid rust. Time to get out your welder.
You could leave the auto box in and get an auto rear from a spider for decent gearing.
by friedman
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: TORRINO
Replies: 101
Views: 4898

Re: TORRINO

Where did you get the lug nuts?
by friedman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Does anyone own a Strada?
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Does anyone own a Strada?

I used to say stupid stuff like that. You are the defacto keeper of all Fiat literature so you have to keep it.
by friedman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 165HR13 / 185/70R13 Kumho Tires
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: 165HR13 / 185/70R13 Kumho Tires

If your tires are wearing on the outside edge you might want to get an alignment to keep your new tires from doing the same thing.
by friedman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1975 Spider only runs with choke
Replies: 17
Views: 525

Re: 1975 Spider only runs with choke

In theory these types of filters flow more air but your stock filter probably flows all the air you engine can use. I like small sport filters because they provide easier access to the carb.
by friedman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 32/36 DFEV - no fuel thru venturi
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: 32/36 DFEV - no fuel thru venturi

This is an aftermarket carb for spiders and I doubt whoever you got it from had it jetted specifically for your motor. If the car has a tough time going from idle to main circuit (this is called transition) then you may have a primary idle jet that is too small. This might also cause idle speed drop...
by friedman
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: A different kind of service bulletin
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: A different kind of service bulletin

This is all fine and dandy but does not explain why customers for new or used cars at a dealership have to wait up to three hours to actually drive home in their recent purchase. Home settlement takes less time.
by friedman
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Fiat cooling systems in general?
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Fiat cooling systems in general?

I have to correct my first post. I implied that modifications are not needed but on 124s I make two basic mods. I install the T fitting in the high heater hose and I run an in head thermostat. I do it so often I don't even think of them as mods to the system. Both these mods greatly decrease getting...
by friedman
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: A different kind of service bulletin
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: A different kind of service bulletin

Short of walking out of the show room, the dealer holds all the cards. Recently my oldest daughter decided she wanted a new VW Atlas but "did not want to spend all day at the dealership" which is rather typical for most of us. She was adamant about that point but still ended up spending over three h...
by friedman
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Fiat cooling systems in general?
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Fiat cooling systems in general?

My personal experience with Fiats for 30 or so years in Virginia which gets fairly cold on the winter and stupid hot in the summer is that if the cooling system is working properly, it works fine. Based on that fact, I cringe whenever I see posts on all manner of modifications to the cooling system ...