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by kmead
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: control arm to spindle
Replies: 8
Views: 1789

Re: control arm to spindle

To seat a ball joint or tie rod end, I use a pair of welding vice grips from the bottom of the a arm onto the upright to compress the taper and then the nut usually goes on just fine. I have had to keep the vice grip on there and then let the nut displace the leg of the vice grip to the side as it g...
by kmead
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: X 1/9 coolant pipes
Replies: 7
Views: 1934

Re: X 1/9 coolant pipes

Just curious. Could PVC or PEX piping be used as an inexpensive alternative??? After I asked this I looked up Their temperature ratings and I think not. No, the melting temperature is too low. PVC gets very soft at 160 degrees and won’t withstand the temps and pressures of an automotive application...
by kmead
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: VAS shocks/springs anyone?
Replies: 48
Views: 10939

Re: VAS shocks/springs anyone?

I had recommended the VAS shocks to go with the AR variable rate springs for one of my FCA club mates, he has been very happy with them on both the road as well as at local auto crosses. They are a great combination, not harsh or too stiff. He is a heavier guy and they deal well with the added load.
by kmead
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 145/13 on a 5.5 inch wheel ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3041

Re: 145/13 on a 5.5 inch wheel ?

SimcaBertone66 wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:03 am

John, thank you for the words ofwisdom on this issue. Here isthe crux of my wish to return to the OE size. Do you think the 165/13's on 5.5 inch wheels currently on the car are causing excessive stress/wear on the the front suspension. ?
I would doubt it very much. They aren’t that sticky.
by kmead
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 145/13 on a 5.5 inch wheel ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3041

Re: 145/13 on a 5.5 inch wheel ?

Putting a narrow tire on a wider rim isn’t a great idea. A 145/80 series tire would have been placed on a 4-4.5” rim. A 5.5” rim is outside the range for a 145 width tire. http://www.tyresizecalculator.com/tyre-wheel-calculators/wheel-rim-size-calculator I would look to getting a 5” or narrower rim ...
by kmead
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: $1,000 124 coupe
Replies: 29
Views: 6047

Re: $1,000 124 coupe

I had the privelage of driving Denise’s Spider and I must say that the 1608 engine in that car is mighty sweet indeed. It’s the engine I would prefer though the 1592 built on the next generation block was also a very fine (if rare) beast that would be a fine second. My Coupe has its original 1438, a...
by kmead
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 39 year old spare
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Re: 39 year old spare

Tires easy dot com is a good resource. The Federals and Achilles brands are popular with X owners as they are one of the only makers in their preferred size.

Not a lot of 165/80 13 tires out there anymore.
by kmead
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: while on the subject of gasoline...
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: while on the subject of gasoline...

For all the high pressure lines, 7.5mm which can be had from MWB. If you choose to not use the OE rings on the ends of the high pressure hoses, use proper FI clamps. They also have the cloth covered 11mm hoses for the gas tank to the fuel pump. They do have a kit for the primary injector hoses if yo...
by kmead
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Anyone near Tampa?
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

Re: Anyone near Tampa?

Didn't one of our XWeb members just move there? I don't recall his name. You could check over there.
by kmead
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Nice '67 850 Coupe on Copart right now
Replies: 0
Views: 1426

Nice '67 850 Coupe on Copart right now

The auction starts in a couple of days.

https://www.copart.com/lot/34272447

Looks very salvageable.

Calling Jeff, Jeff Stich...