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NorthernOtter
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New Member from Victoria, BC

Postby NorthernOtter » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:35 pm

Hello all!

https://imgur.com/a/jUZt8

New member and recent new owner of a 1973 Fiat 124 Spider. Looking forward to learning and sharing as much as possible on this forum.

About myself: 27 year old from Victoria, BC. Recently moved from Ottawa and Halifax, and with the great weather out here I decided to finally get myself a project.

The car: 1973 Fiat 124 Spider, 1592CC original motor with about 120k miles on it (if the odometer is correct). I picked it up from the second owner who had it from about 1985. The PO was a bodyman and engineer, and repainted it himself from orange to red with a good, driver quality finish. At the same time,he shaved the side signals and badges almost entirely. It had been sitting for about a year or two due to health issues, but after some regular maintenance it is coming back alive.

It is mostly in need of new rubber underneath, new interior, and a new top. The focus has been to get it running smoothly, and after a new top that is currently being installed, I'll work on brakes and suspension. As is, it is drive-able and very fun!

Cheers!

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courtenay
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Your car is a: 1980 Spider 2000
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Re: New Member from Victoria, BC

Postby courtenay » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:32 pm

Welcome, Otter! You're going to find a lot of great folks here with a lot of helpful information. There's a few of us on the Island, although I think we're pretty spread out! Have fun!
Bruce Shearer
'80 Spider Fi
'10 Volvo XC70
'06 GMC 1 Ton PU
'72 Spider a long, long time ago

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NorthernOtter
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Your car is a: 1973 Fiat 124 Spider

Re: New Member from Victoria, BC

Postby NorthernOtter » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:06 pm

Thanks for the welcome!

I've found a few people in Victoria with a few odds and ends tucked away to help with the restoration. I've noticed the scene here is more oriented towards MG's and the like.

Hoping I can find a few more interested parties at some spring time shows and events.

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dinghyguy
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Re: New Member from Victoria, BC

Postby dinghyguy » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:00 pm

hi from North Van,

welcome, great resource and people.

dinghyguy
1979 blue spider
2008 blue audi A3
1971 16' mirror camping dinghy (team coastal express in 2016 race to alaska)
2004 11' mirror dinghy


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