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by friedman
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Daydreaming a 2 litre
Replies: 20
Views: 304

Re: Daydreaming a 2 litre

JD, I'm not saying the Accusump is a bad idea, just saying for a street motor it's not needed. I used to track day a few of my spiders and did note that in hard turns I could lose oil pressure, the poor man's solution was to add a quart of oil over the full line and problem solved. The only Fiat I h...
by friedman
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 85.5 spider engine color?
Replies: 1
Views: 54

85.5 spider engine color?

In the past I have always painted Fiat engine blocks gray but this motor appears to have been black. Anyone know what color this year engine block should be?
by friedman
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Daydreaming a 2 litre
Replies: 20
Views: 304

Re: Daydreaming a 2 litre

The question no one asked, how do you plan to drive the car, street trolling, nice rides in the country, red line shifts at every opportunity, track days, etc? I don't think a finned aluminum sump is a good idea as our oil pans are the lowest hanging fruit on a 124 and at some point you will hit it,...
by friedman
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: width of main hoop for 79 Spider?
Replies: 18
Views: 246

Re: width of main hoop for 79 Spider?

glad to help, just let us know what you end up doing.
by friedman
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: width of main hoop for 79 Spider?
Replies: 18
Views: 246

Pictures

Forgot to add some pictures on my storage room floor. If you wan pics of it in mounted in the car I can maybe find that. The diagonal was an option, normally the street bar did not come with this.
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by friedman
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: width of main hoop for 79 Spider?
Replies: 18
Views: 246

Re: width of main hoop for 79 Spider?

The main hoop is 34" wide at the top (outside edge of the bar vertical to outside edge of other vertical. Main hoop is 48.5" wide at the bottom main hoop at the mounting feet (outside edge to outside edge). Main hoop is 32" from foot to top bar (bar is mounted at an angle so this is not the vertical...
by friedman
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: width of main hoop for 79 Spider?
Replies: 18
Views: 246

Re: width of main hoop for 79 Spider?

Tim, do you still want any measurements off my spider street rollbar?
by friedman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 3 Free Brava parts cars in Maryland
Replies: 1
Views: 91

3 Free Brava parts cars in Maryland

I got this third hand but did end up talking to the guy who actually has them. Classic story, they are in his yard and the wife wants them off to the crusher. The owner is hoping they could go to a Fiat enthusiast. The collection is an 81 wagon, a four door Brava and a four door 131. He has titles f...
by friedman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Mystery 85.5 Motor
Replies: 11
Views: 353

Re: Mystery 85.5 Motor

Took the crank to the machinist, this guy does only crankshaft work, nothing else and came highly recommended. He confirmed the crank bearings are 10 over and rod bearings are 20 over. He said this is not unusual. He did indicate the journals need a little polishing which he is doing for me. The onl...
by friedman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: width of main hoop for 79 Spider?
Replies: 18
Views: 246

Re: width of main hoop for 79 Spider?

Be careful with rollcages and street use. I bought a caged ex race X to make a street car out of and found the upper bars that went from the rear rollbar to the front rollbar was only inches from my head and would not be safe for street use without a helmet.