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by kwl82
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: More Wheeler Dealer Bashing
Replies: 18
Views: 817

Re: More Wheeler Dealer Bashing

Well looks like Ed finally got around to a new show. If he could fit in one i'm sure he'd work on a 124


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7jUwrR17Lo
by kwl82
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Honored
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Honored

So my 14 year old son and garage assistant decided to upgrade his car on Xbox Forza 3 to a 1980 spider. He got to pick the color to match mine and races it around, even with the low hp. The image detail is incredible and watching it cruise the virtual streets is fun. He says the car is almost the sa...
by kwl82
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: negative camber
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: negative camber

Thanks for the suggestions. I dont have external compressor so I might try it with the pita internal rental one. The dremel is tempting tho a mistake would be even more costly. I spoke to my local Fiat mechanic, who's been specializing in Fiats for 30 years and is actually from Italy so that's alway...
by kwl82
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: negative camber
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: negative camber

Yeah, unfortunately they're not. They were basically washers. The manual says take care not to lose any and make sure they're replaced exactly. Well, I did as instructed. :oops: Wondering if I remove wheel, jack underneath ball joint I can loosen mounting nuts and cut off shims. To have to redo ever...
by kwl82
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: negative camber
Replies: 9
Views: 247

negative camber

So I replaced both sides of control arms and installed AR progressive springs. I followed the Ridge tutorial mostly exactly tho I'm aware he doesnt install the progressive springs. My car now has pretty decent negative camber. I haven't taken it in yet for an alignment as we're still getting snow in...
by kwl82
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Credit Card Fraud
Replies: 22
Views: 785

Re: Credit Card Fraud

Was there anything that would help to identify the purchaser? ie. all parts were specific to model year or something. Forum covers pretty wide area of members. Maybe somebody notices online guy selling car with the specific parts list on ebay or craigs. you never know what someone might spot
by kwl82
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Wing glass retainer glue
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: Wing glass retainer glue

I use 'the last glue'. bought it from vendor display at auto show for $20. seemed expensive but the other $8 products i've tried all failed so i thought i'd give it a shot. Clean surfaces and apply small amount. Bonded instantly. I dont use the latch very often but it hasnt budged.
by kwl82
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Factory leather
Replies: 14
Views: 610

Re: Factory leather

The seats on my 82 have leather in the center sections and vinyl on the sides,back and headrests. the leather is all split and cracked, the vinyl is like brand new
by kwl82
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: stuck piston
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: stuck piston

thanks for the compliment. just cleaned them and sprayed with rustoleum high heat. figured as long as they were off. the pads are regular vendor supplied. I was actually able to squeeze piston in another mm or 2 and it did the trick. tho really tight, not scraping rotor. thanks for the assistance. t...
by kwl82
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: stuck piston
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: stuck piston

Might go with wildwood instead :D next problem....dont seem to have enough space for pads and rotor. piston feels fully compressed and sticks out about 1 or 2mm over the bore. in the pic its flush with the dust boot. even if i get it in any more i dont think there'd be enough space. does this setup ...