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by SimcaBertone66
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1438 Performance Builds
Replies: 25
Views: 484

Re: 1438 Performance Builds

Carl now you got it …. taking your brand new "crate" engine to the machinist to get it "blueprinted" …. sometimes, that is allowed, but I believe some "spec class" racers must run "sealed" race engines …. either way its been done for decades .. in the so called "stock classes" think old school drag ...
by SimcaBertone66
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1438 Performance Builds
Replies: 25
Views: 484

Re: 1438 Performance Builds

Carl, a mass produced engine, assembled in a engine assembly line is still a mass produced product. My proposition is that, the same engine disassembled and reassembled, by an actual race engine builder, will need additional machine work, to truly build it to "blue printed" specification ... I know ...
by SimcaBertone66
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1438 Performance Builds
Replies: 25
Views: 484

Re: 1438 Performance Builds

"Larger carburetor" …. substitute an "appropriately sized, properly tuned " carburetor va bene ?
by SimcaBertone66
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1438 Performance Builds
Replies: 25
Views: 484

Re: 1438 Performance Builds

It took me a long time to formulate what my point would be … as it relates to the question posed….. time machine here... imaging a brand new, never run, off the assembly line, 1438 TC, from a about to be shipped Spider …. .. perhaps to the USA …. pull it out and take it apart..... have the "racing d...
by SimcaBertone66
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Fiats, fun cars or collector cars?
Replies: 29
Views: 4439

Re: Fiats, fun cars or collector cars?

Wow, sorry bout dat …. you "literally" were referring to folks that actually "vandalize" other peoples cars …. mea colpa …. too funny that's how wars start …
by SimcaBertone66
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Fiats, fun cars or collector cars?
Replies: 29
Views: 4439

Re: Fiats, fun cars or collector cars?

"it just irks me … that yada yada yada yada, FN yada yada " what's that again … ? You object to "some out there" spending their money, on their cars, doing whatever as "vandalizing" …. them ..??? if it does not meet your esthetic standards ?, or somehow offends your sensibilities..... ?? or worries ...
by SimcaBertone66
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Fiats, fun cars or collector cars?
Replies: 29
Views: 4439

Re: Fiats, fun cars or collector cars?

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Does short shifting at 7k instead of 8.2 K rpm count as "drive the s**t out of it"
by SimcaBertone66
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Fiats, fun cars or collector cars?
Replies: 29
Views: 4439

Re: Fiats, fun cars or collector cars?

"Yea, jus takin up space" waa? … boo hooo … sniff sniff … really ?
by SimcaBertone66
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Roll Bars Y/N?
Replies: 10
Views: 1561

Re: Roll Bars Y/N?

Rollover protection is what they are supposed to provide...… That being said … even a "fashion statement bar" provides another benefit, .. .. chassis reinforcement ..