Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby aevansgatech » Wed May 11, 2016 2:52 pm

It's amazing what a little elbow grease can do!
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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby davery » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:33 am

TX82FIAT wrote:Image


Pardon me for resurrecting an old thread, but I am getting ideas for my engine bay. Quick question, where is the AFM in the above engine bay?
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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby davery » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:19 am

pgilling wrote:My engine is now bay finally finished, the overheating was caused by the Chinese knock-off fan that came with the car. I therefore bought a quality SPAL fan that solved the problem, along with a Zircotec coated exhaust manifold that kept the under bonnet temperatures down.
The link to my Spider's build progress is here: http://www.fiatspider.com/f08/viewtopic ... &sk=t&sd=a

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Slight welding scar on No 1 pipe to repair a crack.

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The new SPAL fan


Any ideas where the blue silicone hoses are from?
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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby joelittel » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:42 am

Tx82fiat is using Vick's programmable fuel injection, which eliminates the afm.

Blue silicone hoses are from autoricambi.us i believe

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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby RRoller123 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:31 pm

Eliminating that darned AFM is an advantage in itself, any other items effected using the programmable FI?
'80 FI Spider 2000 (rolling hobby, being "restored" now)
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Postby davery » Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:25 pm

joelittel wrote:Tx82fiat is using Vick's programmable fuel injection, which eliminates the afm.

Blue silicone hoses are from autoricambi.us i believe


I found the blue silicone vacuum, heater hoses, etc, but not the radiator hoses. I've never used silicone hoses before, can you use a straight hose and make the correct bends to work on a radiator?
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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby joelittel » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:36 pm

RRoller123 wrote:Eliminating that darned AFM is an advantage in itself, any other items effected using the programmable FI?


You get an entirely new wiring harness, which replaces the stock one. O2 sensor is replaced by a wide band bosch unit and the Innovate MTX-L gauge. The crank pulley is replaced by an aluminum one with a toothed trigger wheel, so you're shedding some weight there. No more thermo time switch, no more cold start injector, no more aux air valve, and the stock double relay is replaced by a new one, which is included with the new wiring harness... I'll post some pictures when I can.

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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby RRoller123 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:06 pm

Interesting. Worth a review.
'80 FI Spider 2000 (rolling hobby, being "restored" now)
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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby ORFORD2004 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:42 pm

Any ideas where the blue silicone hoses are from?

http://www.siliconeintakes.com/
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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby pgilling » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:06 am

Hello Don,

Apologies for my tardy reply. I got the hoses in the UK from Racetech hoses. Unfortunately I don't know of anywhere is the US that supplies them but I'm sure if you'll be able to find some from a race parts supplier.

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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby aevansgatech » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:25 am

davery wrote:
pgilling wrote:Image


Beautiful exhaust header
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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby aevansgatech » Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:49 am

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1979 Spider 2000 (gone)
1984 Pininfarina Azzurra (for sale)
1982 Spider 2000 (here to stay)

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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby ebrown0104 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:25 am

Last August when I bought the car:

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A few weeks ago after doing an engine rebuild:

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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby v6spider » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:30 pm

Engine bay update! Swapped out the plastic overflow tank and line for braided s/s and a chrome polished reservoir for the radiator.
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Re: Engine Bay Gallery! Please add your own!

Postby DUCeditor » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:35 am

What was Fiat thinking when they made the belt guard out of bright yellow plastic? That alone makes me keep my car's hood down. (Not that the rest of mine's innards are all that attractive.)

With what are you guys recoloring yours?

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