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by SpiderGT
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: How-To
Topic: So what do I do when 13" tires no longer exist?
Replies: 17
Views: 6197

Re: So what do I do when 13" tires no longer exist?

I believe Sam's car which is similar to mine, is the original color. Although I believe he had her repainted with the same color. And according to a recent post, he said it was done by Maaco. It looks great, doesn't it. You have to see it all polished up. :)

GT.
by SpiderGT
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 81 Turbo Spider from Charlotte
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: 81 Turbo Spider from Charlotte

Yes John. Someone on another site told me to do that as well, which I haven't. Thanks for the reminder. I will do that until I figure out my dizzy.

Giulio
by SpiderGT
Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 81 Turbo Spider from Charlotte
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: 81 Turbo Spider from Charlotte

Thanks John. I did replace the CTS connector, but then had residual issues, that now seem to be resolved. See my other post: http://fluforum.italiancarclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=4975 The car still isn't running like I expect it to. She needs a tune up, but since my car was a turbo, I may still hav...
by SpiderGT
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: How-To
Topic: 81 Starts & Idles fine until warm...
Replies: 1
Views: 667

Re: 81 Starts & Idles fine until warm...Resolved?

So my issue seems to have been resolved, at least for the time being. What I did: Sea Foam in gas tank, and a Sea Foam brake vacuum hose treatment. Checked for cold start injector leak/drip. No apparent leak or drip into manifold. Removed, cleaned, and lubricated the AAR (Auxillary Air Regulator). A...
by SpiderGT
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: How-To
Topic: 81 Spider - rough idle
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: 81 Spider - rough idle

Thanks Ron.
by SpiderGT
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: How-To
Topic: 81 Starts & Idles fine until warm...
Replies: 1
Views: 667

81 Starts & Idles fine until warm...

Hi all. Haven't driven the Spider in almost 2 weeks and need to get her back on the road and enjoy this great weather. Miss her. So after replacing my coolant temp sensor connector and cleaning my plugs that were black, the car starts and idles fine. When she starts to reach 190 degrees, she starts ...
by SpiderGT
Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: How-To
Topic: So what do I do when 13" tires no longer exist?
Replies: 17
Views: 6197

Re: So what do I do when 13" tires no longer exist?

The 15 inch wheels Mark Allison sells are very nice. http://www.allisonsautomotive.com/products.html scroll down to the wheels. Otherwise, the stock 14" wheels are just fine. I have Falken 912s 195/60/14s on my '81 (just like the Cromodora turbo wheels on sjmst2's car), but like the look of 205/60/1...
by SpiderGT
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: How-To
Topic: 81 Spider - rough idle
Replies: 2
Views: 692

81 Spider - rough idle

Hi all. I'm new to this forum, but not new to Fiats. My first car was a mid 70s 128, also had a 74 Spider. I've also posted this in the introductions section as well. Anyway, I've recently purchased an original owner metallic brown, tan interior, black top, turbo (removed) spider with 81K original m...
by SpiderGT
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 81 Turbo Spider from Charlotte
Replies: 4
Views: 991

81 Turbo Spider from Charlotte

Hi all. I've recently purchased an original owner metallic brown, tan interior, black top, turbo (removed) spider with 81K original miles this past spring that was off the road for 4 years. After some cleaning, new plugs, oils (engine, tranny, rear) and resolving a sticky injector, she's been runnin...