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by MikeGreer
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Time for a new battery
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Time for a new battery

Sam, I know a lot of people are using Optima batteries, their a little different technology. I lean towards the Interstate brand, it's just a regular battery, nothing new.
by MikeGreer
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Swapping rear ends
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Swapping rear ends

Except for all the setbacks, I'm making progress, haha. I've got some issues with the hard brake line. First, while trying to transfer the line I had an issue with one of the line nuts where it attaches to the flexible hose. I thought it was turning, but no, only the wrench was moving. Rounded the n...
by MikeGreer
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Swapping rear ends
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Swapping rear ends

It seems that I've often heard the 2000 sits an inch or so higher than earlier cars. The shock mounts on the late rear are about an inch higher than the mounts on the early one. Any correlation?
by MikeGreer
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Swapping rear ends
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Swapping rear ends

Turned out the noise I heard last fall was the rear end. After burning through the third pig in a poke late style rear end, the consensus was get an early style and swap out the pumpkin with a new 3.9:1 pumpkin from AR. Jim Wagner had a donor I could have, so I took the bait. I ordered the new pumpk...
by MikeGreer
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Soft TOP replacment
Replies: 14
Views: 423

Re: Soft TOP replacment

The Genevieve Obert instructions were published in "European Car" magazine, December 1996, volume 27, No. 12, pages 80-83. I don't know if they are still publishing or not, so I'm not sure if it could be scanned and put in the Mirafiori library or not. I still have the magazine. As far as material c...
by MikeGreer
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Heater valve replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Heater valve replacement

I recently bought the parts from AR, I hope I can do that in about twice that time, sucks to be old.
by MikeGreer
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Soft TOP replacment
Replies: 14
Views: 423

Re: Soft TOP replacment

Some top suppliers provide fairly good instructions on installation. As Brad mentioned the Factory Shop Manual has fairly good instructions as well. I've never found any of the instructions to be as through as I would like, so read all you can find and pay close attention to how the old top comes of...
by MikeGreer
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: quick question - valve cover screw washer
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: quick question - valve cover screw washer

I know shipping is a pita, but order eight of them and just get the real deal, that way you know it works and you don't do more damage than good. I'm sure all the vendors have them.
by MikeGreer
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rear “seat” upholstery question
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Rear “seat” upholstery question

It's been a long time since I did this, can you just pull the upholstery up underneath the tabs and hog ring it to the rail? I went with custom upholstery this time around. The kit I installed years ago, the back seat was easy, the fronts not so much. Ended up taking them to a shop and they still ne...
by MikeGreer
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Two 1978 Fiat Spiders
Replies: 15
Views: 1056

Re: Two 1978 Fiat Spiders

Jim, if that's not custom I'll be shocked. Having gone both ways with my '79 spider, first interior from Bruce, and the second custom, there is no question in my mind. I even had the one from Bruce professionally installed and it didn't look this good. There's also some missing embossing that's pres...