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by SimcaBertone66
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: The State of Italian Car Design
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: The State of Italian Car Design

Thanks Richard..... for posting … very nice read … the part about the post war leftist governments of Italy and France and their different policies and how it effected their auto industry …
by SimcaBertone66
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: You know current racing is boring when....
Replies: 7
Views: 217

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

Awesome in every way …. you have to experience it at the track to fully appreciate how outrageous that this is ! They closed Englishtown a couple years ago, another great racing venue victim to development … Dover Drag Strip in Wingdale, NY National Speedway in Center Moriches, Connecticut Dragway, ...
by SimcaBertone66
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Thermostat, Internal or External ?
Replies: 20
Views: 358

Re: Thermostat, Internal or External ?

10257173_949251241800966_2315273803279718752_n.jpg Replace the big A...s water feed fitting for the heater and replace with a drain petcock, open to atmos during fill... close when ( I use a length of plastic tubing, fits in orifice and is literally a sight glass for fluid level) it when coolant/wa...
by SimcaBertone66
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: You know current racing is boring when....
Replies: 7
Views: 217

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

We would celebrate the spouses birthday at Englishtown for a National event in May … the fuel cars needed ear plugs and over ear protectors .. vibrated your chest cavity …. on launch ..
by SimcaBertone66
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: You know current racing is boring when....
Replies: 7
Views: 217

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

Hopelessly wrong …. .the Spec Miata races are killer to watch, really close and spirited racing... I go to race tracks multiple times a year to see THE Pirelli Sports Series, the Continental Sports Car series, the IMSA Prototypes, GT Daytona and GT Le Mans, SCCA Trans Am, Vintage Racing events.... t...
by SimcaBertone66
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: You know current racing is boring when....
Replies: 7
Views: 217

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

With all do respect … there is keen racing everywhere ..just need to get out there and actually spectate … at a race track in real time, not channel surf hoping to see something on the telly that sort of excites you …
by SimcaBertone66
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 2 Liter head
Replies: 13
Views: 427

Re: 2 Liter head

What characteristics of the EFI 2L head from a Beta Spider make it "better" than other 2 L heads .. inquiring minds want to know … :D
by SimcaBertone66
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Follow along as I build a 79 Spider
Replies: 97
Views: 3983

Re: Follow along as I build a 79 Spider

Oh man , like them pointy bits in your photos Jim, reminds me of the them ole Caddy bumpers, inspired a generation ...lol
by SimcaBertone66
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 74
Views: 10295

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

Has the idea of a "pit" been thrown around ….. pretty low tech … a lot of alignment shops still use one under an alignment rack … and it can have lighting installed … jus sayin
by SimcaBertone66
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Single plane extraneous switch removal
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Single plane extraneous switch removal

Glad ya got it off, but a pipe wrench and a piece of pipe for a "persuader" , a heavy bench and a good bench vice .....lol