I need to replace the dash in my 68 Spider as the PO created a big mess installing a radio. How long a job is it to take the dash out? I already have the steering wheel off if that is part of the equation.
Not long at all. First mark and disconnect all wires including the speedo and rpm cables- both should unscrew by hand. Next unscrew two screws that attach the heater adjustment assembly to the bottom of the dash. Next undo two bolts, one each end of the dash. Undo two screws holding the choke/hand throttle assembly. Next, unscrew three connectors (should be wing nuts) under the dash which connect the top to the car. There is one behind the RPM counter, one in the centre rear of the dash and one behind the glove box. The whole thing should then lift out. Replacement is the reverse, but getting the dash top to stay in the right place is a fiddle.
Searches have this procedure all over the lot. This is NOT a BOSCH system. I have a SPICA system with a three hole starter and no lift. I'm looking to change out my starter and before I remove the air filter housing... I know about the shoulders bolts etc. My vision is to remove the air filter...
I'm in a bit of a spot.... my gearbox is going back into my early '66 Duetto and my guy who is working on it just noticed the seal in the bell housing may look a little suspect.It seems soft and pliable, but I think he would feel better replacing it.
I believe C/L says it is a 605.16722...
Please see the 2 images. I think I'm missing a part according to the diagram. It looks like a nut. Is it a special part or could I use a nut to fit the tensioner bolt from the hardware store? A picture of the part would be helpful.
I noticed that the 164 & 168 guys have a very active thread about what they've been up to, and I think us Spider guys and gals need to get with the program- so I'm gonna start and see what happens!
Today was a very good day! It was a beautiful warm, clear day in South Florida, and I'm sorry to...