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by SimcaBertone66
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: Franco-Italian delight
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Franco-Italian delight

will do Jim. Thanks for the encouragement ..... it is a sweet driving machine, took some getting used to the low power ... but with the new engine packing at least 10 more HP from stock 52 .... look out mamma ..lol ,....
by SimcaBertone66
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Fiat 131 Brava Argenta Transmission
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: Fiat 131 Brava Argenta Transmission

100_0432.jpg Cut to match the overall length of the 124 arm..... butt TIG welded together.. then for extra strength a reinforcement plate MiG welded on two sides of the modified arm ... ... 10 years of service ..nock wood ! this is what makes the whole thing work withut a cable ....lol wow ! that w...
by SimcaBertone66
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Fiat 131 Brava Argenta Transmission
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: Fiat 131 Brava Argenta Transmission

Oh that .... yes the standard 131 clutch actuating lever is way longer than the 124 part..... we removed a section of the 131 arm, making it the same length as the 124 arm .... also now a hydraulically actuated clutch ... no more cable .....yes cant use the 124 arm with the 131 bell housing so we mo...
by SimcaBertone66
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: Franco-Italian delight
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Franco-Italian delight

Glad ya like it Carl !........ The Simca caps are really nothing to get excited about ... the Fiat caps are seem an improvement , just a bit of bling
by SimcaBertone66
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Fiat 131 Brava Argenta Transmission
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: Fiat 131 Brava Argenta Transmission

Using a 131 gearbox in a race car did not require the extension. The sift lever .. with the sheet metal extension removed was placed in a vice and heated with a torch and with some gentle persuasion if got into the desired configuration... a solid rod was gun drilled and the slipped over the cast le...
by SimcaBertone66
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Franco-Italian delight
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Franco-Italian delight

39055609_1922977051095042_3370516611063611392_n.jpg Abarth created a 1137 cc motor from the humble 944 cc five bearing crank, crossflow head pushrod Simca 1000 engine calling it the Simca Abarth 1150 ... my version of a "tuner" 944.... now at 972 cc, ! ..... ready for an 80 mile drive to the Limero...
by SimcaBertone66
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Suspension issue and tire rubbing
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: Suspension issue and tire rubbing

Didn't the real Volumex Spiders have a bit of a plastic fender flare all around ? Could that be the missing factor? ou using 15 in Volumex style wheels
by SimcaBertone66
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Suspension issue and tire rubbing
Replies: 15
Views: 296

Re: Suspension issue and tire rubbing

Jody... I run 15 inch wheels with 205/50/15 tires and have shorter AFCO springs at all four corners. Been driving the car that way on the street since 2012..... no issues at all ..... is something missing like the rubber bump stops in front or rear ? is it both front and rear that has the rubbing ? ...
by SimcaBertone66
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Feels like the brakes are on!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 435

Re: Feels like the brakes are on!!!

Concur with Carl/JS/BA et al .... ... yes, follow Carl's list of things to replace .... saving the MC after all the other stuff is done and you assess..... you will not be disappointed by the investment .... good luck
by SimcaBertone66
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Racers Forum
Topic: Big Valve Head?
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Big Valve Head?

Yes, I have one but it is "attached" to a actual race short block .... it is the spare race engine built but never run ... guess the first one is just too reliable ...lol
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