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Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-19-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By kcabpilot
Zinc has a higher anodic index and is actually...

Zinc has a higher anodic index and is actually about three times better than copper for this purpose.

just sayin' ...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-12-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,306
Posted By kcabpilot
Yea I'd be careful with any kind of clear coat. I...

Yea I'd be careful with any kind of clear coat. I used the stuff from Eastwood on my cam cover, it was called Nylac and was specifically for clear coating polished engine parts. Looked fine for 2 or...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   10-12-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14,389
Views: 869,646
Posted By kcabpilot
I do and it's a struggle trying to figure out how...

I do and it's a struggle trying to figure out how to remedy that.

The two 164's just keep running and even though the black one is pretty close to pristine condition they both have high miles and...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   10-11-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14,389
Views: 869,646
Posted By kcabpilot
My Spider sat virtually un-used for the past five...

My Spider sat virtually un-used for the past five years mostly because the starter was struggling and barely cranked the motor over. It always fired off on the second or third crank but they were...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-11-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,306
Posted By kcabpilot
Be very careful with polishing aluminum engine...

Be very careful with polishing aluminum engine parts it can easily develop into a compulsive disorder. I polished my cam cover when doing a complete engine overhaul back in the 70's. To do this by...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   10-09-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14,389
Views: 869,646
Posted By kcabpilot
Came close to buying a Montreal back when they...

Came close to buying a Montreal back when they were still reasonable at around $10-15k. It's really just a 105/115 underneath. It was the engine that intrigued me but also gave me pause. I think a...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-09-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By kcabpilot
It's been 20 years since the last time I rebuilt...

It's been 20 years since the last time I rebuilt my engine but back then there were a lot of problems with after market gasket sets so be wary. I don't think there any OEM head gaskets anymore so...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-08-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By kcabpilot
They are probably talking about the timing cover...

They are probably talking about the timing cover - front of engine between head and sump where the timing chains and gears reside. Coolant runs through a port in the timing cover to the water pump...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-04-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,099
Posted By kcabpilot
True but that would mean the person who...

True but that would mean the person who previously worked on the car did so while completely ignoring the WSM. Even the Haynes and Autobook manuals have that info on a single page. Not saying it...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-04-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,099
Posted By kcabpilot
You have picture of cam and crank position but...

You have picture of cam and crank position but where is your distributor rotor pointing? That's the final piece of the puzzle.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-04-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,099
Posted By kcabpilot
As @huntheshunt pointed out that's not possible,...

As @huntheshunt pointed out that's not possible, the key and slot are offset so it only goes in one way. What often does happen to people however is they set the cams up 180 degrees out because they...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-01-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By kcabpilot
I swapped the pans and put a Spider engine in an...

I swapped the pans and put a Spider engine in an Alfetta once and it wasn’t until after it was completely installed that I realized I had nowhere to put the dipstick.
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   10-01-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,099
Posted By kcabpilot
Distributor turns clockwise. If you are looking...

Distributor turns clockwise. If you are looking for TDC simply to replace the distributor on an engine that was previously running there’s not much to think about, it only goes in one way. Just make...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   09-25-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By kcabpilot
Looks like he has an actual GTO in the garage, he...

Looks like he has an actual GTO in the garage, he can't be all that bad.
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   09-17-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By kcabpilot
Belmetric.com...

Belmetric.com (https://www.belmetric.com/metric-banjo-fittings-c-1041/?zenid=v2qmpiutc3f9svv6rnn6nc2024)
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-31-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,749
Posted By kcabpilot
After 39 years with Spica I've learned a few...

After 39 years with Spica I've learned a few tricks. One of the quick checks is to pinch off each of the idle air hoses one at a time and note that the cylinder quits giving you about a 200 rpm drop...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-31-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,269
Posted By kcabpilot
We are kinda' stabbing in the dark here fellas. ...

We are kinda' stabbing in the dark here fellas. If I read this thread right it was running then it wasn't and he didn't do anything in between. I don't know what kind of distributor he has so...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   08-31-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14,389
Views: 869,646
Posted By kcabpilot
Took the red 164 in for it's biennial smog test...

Took the red 164 in for it's biennial smog test yesterday, not real confident that it would pass and sure enough it failed but only because I had tape on the hose to the idle air control. It was...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-31-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,269
Posted By kcabpilot
In order for the coil to send the high voltage to...

In order for the coil to send the high voltage to the spark plug the current through it needs to be interrupted at the proper time. Originally on a '74 this would have been accomplished by the...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-29-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,269
Posted By kcabpilot
You said you were not getting any fuel. Check...

You said you were not getting any fuel. Check your Spica drive belt. When you are working with the distributor if you drop anything such as the nut or washer that clamps it, it will land on that belt...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   08-25-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 947
Posted By kcabpilot
You're thinking of the 164 Q4. There was actually...

You're thinking of the 164 Q4. There was actually a recent post about one being for sale (I think in the NW area). The 164 Q was basically a 164 S with the 24v engine from the LS.

Correction: It...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-21-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,598
Posted By kcabpilot
If the Spica pump is worn out at least give it to...

If the Spica pump is worn out at least give it to Wes. New parts for these are not being made and he is really the only scource for rebuilds. As these cars get rarer there will be an increasing...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-21-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By kcabpilot
Just out of curiosity where is the M/C mounted on...

Just out of curiosity where is the M/C mounted on a RHD Spider that causes it to interfere with the chassis stiffener?
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   08-12-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14,389
Views: 869,646
Posted By kcabpilot
Wow, can’t believe it’s been six years since I...

Wow, can’t believe it’s been six years since I bought my 164 and started posting in this section. Speaking of A/C it’s been probably four years now since restoring it and it still works! Outer front...
Forum: 164 & 168 (1991-1995)   08-12-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By kcabpilot
Good thing I live in California so I can just...

Good thing I live in California so I can just dismiss the idea outright and not lay awake tonight plotting how to make it happen. Plus my black S looks pretty much identical on the outside, same...
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