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    Re: Door lock surround’79 Beta Coupé

    Here's that thread about 3D printed replacements:
    http://www.lancisti.net/forum/showthread.php?10736-Door-lock-knobs-and-frames
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    Re: scorpion #1147 found - resurrection thread

    FWIW, the General AltiMAX RT43 is available in 195/60R14 and consistently tops every one of the several multi-comparo test rounds TireRack has put them through. It's all-season, but I have to wonder...
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    Re: Going nuts

    BTW, if any of these slotted lock nuts don't seem to self-retain well anymore, you can usually just pinch the slotted side together in a vise or vise-grips to restore that functionality. In practice,...
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    Re: Leaky brake connections

    Perhaps the new crush washers you're using aren't as thick as the OEM ones they replaced, allowing the fitting to bottom out before achieving a full seal. Also, are you using a crush washer on top...
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    Re: 3 decade long slumber yikes!

    AFAIK, all Konis offered for the Beta were adjustable, tho' it's a PITA. You have to remove the struts, take the springs off, then compress the strut plunger and rotate to engage a mechanism at the...
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    Re: 3 decade long slumber yikes!

    I think by "recover" he just meant they might start working better once they get some exercise, distributing the internal oils better.

    Recently another Beta owner inquired about getting their...
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    Re: Seats leather or vinyl?

    I suspect the seam stitching thread (I've read it's actually linen) was intentionally sacrificial as a sort of "mechanical fuse", so the seams would split before the leather tore, as it is fairly...
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    Re: Seats leather or vinyl?

    '79s could go either way. Mine have vinyl bolsters with velour center panels, which seems to be somewhat unusual. If yours don't have fabric in the middle, they're probably leather.

    BTW, the...
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    Re: Steering rack source

    I'd replace that 30yo timing belt regardless of appearance. You can use a Fiat tensioner bearing as long as you also switch to the Fiat bearing carrier, both of which are readily available;...
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    Re: Scorpion #621 revival

    Just to confirm what you probably already know, you need to use a double-sided adhesive pad made (by 3M, I think) specifically for mirror attachment, as any other type of adhesive will be either too...
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    Re: Steering rack source

    Maybe worth trying a bottle of P/S stop-leak before you go digging into things any further. But if you have a torn boot, you WILL want to replace that forthwith regardless.



    I'd suggest...
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    Re: Steering rack source

    Unfortunately, Beta firewalls differ for power vs. manual racks and can't readily be modified to swap, and the Beta rack is not known to be identical or close enough to any other model to swap with...
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    Re: Running rich and stalls at idle

    Correct.
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    Re: Running rich and stalls at idle

    The 1800 manny has no EGR provision, so then you'd just need to remove the EGR pipe and plug that bung in your stock exhaust manny somehow. The 34 DAT has a water choke, so your existing coolant flow...
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    Re: Running rich and stalls at idle

    One more thing: if yours has a pulley on the end of the intake cam driving an air pump, you have the California emissions setup; if you don't have that pulley, you've got 49-state Federal...
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    Re: Running rich and stalls at idle

    Second post here covers adjustment for this type of carb pretty well:
    https://xwebforums.com/forum/index.php?threads/34dmtr-idle-mixture-settings.4140/

    A while ago I figured out they met...
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    For Sale: Re: Unusual Beta Coupe Restoration Project

    Here's that earlier thread, for anyone interested:
    http://www.lancisti.net/forum/showthread.php?10466-1979-Beta-Coupe-with-Zagato-SE-Wheels-and-Trim

    Good luck with the sale!
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    Re: Regulator/check valve at carb leaking

    The fact you have the pressure stabilizer fitted probably indicates the stock pump was a piston/reciprocating type.

    Please do followup here if you hear back from Pierce about that pin hole, been...
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    Re: Regulator/check valve at carb leaking

    That's primarily a fuel pressure stabilizer:
    https://www.piercemanifolds.com/product_p/b26570.htm

    It needs to be oriented vertically (arrow pointing up) to work properly, as it just holds a large...
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    Re: Engine dies. Boo.

    Do you have a starter relay wired in? If so, put'er in Neutral, pull the switched output wire from that relay (the one leading to the starter solenoid), and try touching that to battery (+). If it...
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    Re: Fuel line size 78 Beta Sedan

    Presuming it's set up like my Zagato and IIRC, the outboard barb goes to the tank, inboard barb to the engine. If you're replacing all the fuel lines (good idea anyway while you're at it), you could...
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    Re: Fuel line size 78 Beta Sedan

    For carb'd fuel pumps, I'm sold on the Carter gerotor type, part # P90091. You may need to remove the included filter that comes pre-clamped to the intake end, so you can reconnect with a longer span...
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    For Sale: Re: for sale 79 coupe and 82 zagato parts cars

    Or try Midwest-Bayless in Columbus, OH:
    https://www.midwest-bayless.com/contactus.aspx
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    Re: Beta Engine Vibration Stuts

    "Shot" as in how? Bushings on the ends perished, or are the actual damper plungers seized or move freely without any resistance? If it's just the bushings, you can have poly ones turned at any...
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    Re: Beta Bolt Size?

    Also note: the cam cover hold-down nuts should only be SNUG by hand. I screw them down finger-tight, then hold an Allen socket in my palm like a screwdriver to give them one last little twist, and...
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