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by friedman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB CD-134 "Turbo" Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: WTB CD-134 "Turbo" Wheels

You should check with John Erskine.
by friedman
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Hagerty Alfa Shop Article
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: Hagerty Alfa Shop Article

Brad, you want FCA to make a beautiful two seater that is slightly under powered and starts rusting as soon as it's made?
by friedman
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Thermostat, Internal or External ?
Replies: 20
Views: 363

Re: Thermostat, Internal or External ?

A few points were missed: The in-head thermostat is much less prone to air pockets when filling the cooling system. The external thermostat will actually fit in two orientations an one of them is not correct, leading to all manner of cooling issues. Yea, I know the in-head can be installed 180 degre...
by friedman
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Thermostat, Internal or External ?
Replies: 20
Views: 363

Re: Thermostat, Internal or External ?

So does the current 500/spider 1.4 have internal or external thermostat?
by friedman
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: You know current racing is boring when....
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: You know current racing is boring when....

As duly noted, above, Moto GP is by far the best racing in the world today. I don't really follow car racing but from little I find from reading GRM, major race organizations are still trying to come up with formats and classes that people actually want to watch....and apparently are doing a terribl...
by friedman
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Thermostat, Internal or External ?
Replies: 20
Views: 363

Re: Thermostat, Internal or External ?

There are many spiders out there with both in-head and external thermostats. If you were new to spiders I could see creating this hybrid system by mistake. I suppose the easiest way to tell if your motor had an in-head thermostat would be to unbolt the T section on the front of the gooseneck and pee...
by friedman
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Fiat 124 Spider front bumper mounts - new vs old
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Fiat 124 Spider front bumper mounts - new vs old

I like the naked look and have no problem with the exposed holes. The holes have nicely rolled edges and are not, in my mind, unsightly. I disagree with CG, ANY DIY bodywork is not easy and beyond most our skill sets and it will require paintwork. Maybe someone needs to market a replacement front va...
by friedman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Fiat 124 Spider front bumper mounts - new vs old
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Fiat 124 Spider front bumper mounts - new vs old

The two mounting systems were completely different, you might as well be trying to mount a bumper from a 65 Mustang. I have never tried any of bumper backdating kits but as you alluded to, the mounts were probably not properly designed to accurately mimic the early style bumpers. The ones shown in t...
by friedman
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: ebay selling
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: ebay selling

Maybe old school flea markets are not such a bad idea after all. Can this cause the Carlisle Import car show flea market to regain it's old glory?
I have not had any problems buying stuff off ebay but my one experience selling parts was not a happy experience with so many fees to pay.
by friedman
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Oil pump spring shim and drain holes for cam box
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: Oil pump spring shim and drain holes for cam box

Is there any advantage for drilling those drain holes in a normally driven street motor? I'm putting together the motor for my 75 and have the cam boxes off the motor at the moment.