I work for Beer

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seabeelt
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Re: I work for Beer

Postby seabeelt » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:48 pm

Just re-reading this thread. Great project. Any chance of re-posting the pictures. The links are all dead.
Whats the beer of the week?? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Michael and Deborah Williamson
1971 Spider - Vesper - w/screaming IDFs
1979 Spider - Seraphina - our son's car now sold
1972 Spider - Blue - our son's current car
2005 Audi Allroad
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ez2wire
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Re: I work for Beer

Postby ez2wire » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:53 pm

seabeelt wrote:Just re-reading this thread. Great project. Any chance of re-posting the pictures. The links are all dead.
Whats the beer of the week?? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Maybe your ad blocker. I see them and the links are good to me. The pictures are coming from dropbox.

https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/628/25937/

Astra ( A regional German Pilsner ) is the Beer of the week as we pull the motor. :P

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Re: I work for Beer

Postby seabeelt » Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:08 pm

Good call on the ADD blocker. I can see them on my phone. Thanks
Michael and Deborah Williamson
1971 Spider - Vesper - w/screaming IDFs
1979 Spider - Seraphina - our son's car now sold
1972 Spider - Blue - our son's current car
2005 Audi Allroad
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi (replaced the Dakota)

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ez2wire
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Re: I work for Beer

Postby ez2wire » Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:54 pm

Getting there

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Motor is in now and I am working on wiring and linkage and such.

Should have it back together this weekend..

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Re: I work for Beer

Postby RRoller123 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:58 pm

Looks great!
'80 FI Spider 2000 (rolling "resto")
'74 X1/9 (many years ago)
'79 X1/9 (fewer years ago)
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Re: I work for Beer

Postby ez2wire » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:51 am

Slowly but surely it will be done..

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Latest hangup is the carb was messed up so we got a kit from Weber.

Trying to figure out linkage as we don't have the old carb anymore to scavenge off of and can't find good pictures of how to do the linkage for replace the 34 DMSA weber with the K518 Kit ( 32/36 DFEV ? ) The linkage pieces in the kit seem to be for converting a cable operated linkage, and not a ball and socket style. I THINK I Need this piece off the DMAS and its rod to the other piece ?

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Is it that simple ? Anyone ?

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< EDIT.. NO that piece off the DMSA wouldnt have helped as it didn't have the choke rod linkage hole. Need the universal bit below.. >
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Re: I work for Beer

Postby ez2wire » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:43 pm

Well.. found this universal piece on a old Weber at Sports Car Workshop in Richmond.

Unlike the original piece from the DMSA ( They had one of them too ) this one had the spot for the choke linkage. Not sure where you could find one again.. but at least I found it for us. Must have been a old universal piece from years back.

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Looks like it will do the trick along with a short linkage rod from a VW.. got that on order.

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Re: I work for Beer

Postby ez2wire » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:54 pm

Hmm since I am finding everyone still a bit silent on the matter. For future reference.

Here is how I did it, using the universal bit on the end..

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and the original rod and arm. I Bent the arm of the original a bit to align with the new universal cam and ball

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Then I got some rod, as the original linkage bar was too long. and shortened up the crossover

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Viola.. done.

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Re: I work for Beer

Postby ez2wire » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:57 pm

Speaking of done..

New ( To it ) motor, with new gaskets and bottom end bearings

New flywheel and clutch

New heater core and cable assembly

New hoses, etc..

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Detailed the engine bay a bit too and simplified the wiring.. I think it would have been simpler to rewire with a universal wiring harness ( actually know it would have been ) I know at minimum it would have been neater. Hopefully no one has to go behind the dash ever again. It ain't pretty back there. but it works.

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Re: I work for Beer

Postby ez2wire » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:14 pm

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Not quite the original.. this is what it looked like after i had reinstalled the old head back in october before it decided to drop the valve the following day ( Yes I know I have the cam pulleys on backwards taht was fixed before I put the belt on ;) ). But it gives you an idea of how bad the engine bay and all the wiring looked. It was worse ( much worse and much dirtier 5 years ago ) . So bad I never took pictures.

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Re: I work for Beer

Postby Nanonevol » Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:07 am

I think we're all looking at that exhaust manifold and suggesting a header or a 4 into 2 manifold.
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Re: I work for Beer

Postby ez2wire » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:12 pm

Nanonevol wrote:I think we're all looking at that exhaust manifold and suggesting a header or a 4 into 2 manifold.


Nah.. not pretty but it works.. ;)

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Re: I work for Beer

Postby ez2wire » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:01 pm

Done.. New motor runs like a champ.

Finally got to welding up the floors and rockers to give it some strength and replaced the rear end links.. ( they were toast ) runs and drives like a new car. OR as well as it did when new.

With ONE exception.. after putting about 30 miles on it, I was taking a sharp corner when the car just died all power went bye bye.. wouldnt start.

Before I could find a place to pull over all the power came back and I was able to start it and go on.

The thing is ALL power went.. the radio is wired to battery power side of ignition switch and it went too.

Only happened to me this once..

All the cables look good and I couldnt find anything loose. Only thing I can think of is the battery needs to be tied down better ?

Typical problem and I can look somewhere specific ?

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Re: I work for Beer

Postby DieselSpider » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:51 pm

I had a buried wire that was uncapped and would short to ground during hard left turns making everything go dark and it took quite some time to track it down. When a previous owner put the diesel in delete or cap was not in their vocabulary so they just disconnected and snipped leaving heavy gauge bare wires dangling all over the place.

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Re: I work for Beer

Postby richmondjefe » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:23 am

I want to thank I work for beer for restoring "Mario"...no issues... The perfect fun car...last test ..road trip to a dcfiat.org event..cannot thank him enough..great Fiat guy formed from an OpelGT guy.


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