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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Absolutely! No way I could have made that hood (or even a new fiberglass hood) work without them. I would not have had the confidence to yank on the hinges like that for fear I'd mess something up,...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Lots of progress this weekend. I said I'd get primer on but I decided to wait until I let my paint guy take a look at what I've done.

    I took Friday off work to work on the car and got both arches...
  3. Re: Uploaded Parts Manual with diagrams only

    Thanks for taking the time to make this download! Really helps me out as I will soon be trying to figure out which bolt goes where on things I took apart a year ago...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Lol... I haven't ever heard of Tec7 but I will do a little research and see if I can locate some of the remover nearby. I had planned to do as you say and cut away as much as possible if heating it...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    I'll try some heat on some of it that came off with the trim and see how it affects the material. I definitely would never place this same kind of adhesive on the car again... The 3M double sided...
  6. Thread: Fulvia EFI!

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    Re: Fulvia EFI!

    Hmm.. Perhaps the 38mm ones I have will be fine instead of the 31mm ones. I was worried 38 would be on the large side, but those Jenvey Weber look-a-likes are 40mm. But yes, the Jenvey ones are...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Forgot to mention... I "flossed" the trim off with some nylon string because there was a crack in the paint that extended up to the bottom of it (also I wanted to take it off to re-position it anyway...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Didn't quite finish everything needed to get ready for paint, but I'll definitely be able to have primer on next weekend.

    I was at a disadvantage because I had to move my car off the lift and...
  9. Thread: Fulvia EFI!

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    Re: Fulvia EFI!

    Thanks for the images! They're quite helpful. Those do appear to be GSXR TBs but I don't think they're the same as the ones I have. Looks like it says keihin on there.. the smaller of the ones I have...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    I don't have one of those tools; probably not worth buying considering I just have one arch and one sill left to do. I'm planning on knocking out the rest of this sanding work this weekend and being...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Yes I've heard that many work the filler as it is still a little soft but I have not tried it yet. The 3M filler is pretty easily sanded when cured, but I'll give it a shot while its still a little...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Thanks Thor! It helps to know I have people all over North America and beyond watching my progress and cheering me on.



    I have a big spreadsheet with every task (that I can think of; sure I'm...
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    Re: Front shock absorbers - Torque setting

    I don't know what the torque spec is for this (or if one is specified) but you could just use the size and grade of the hardware to determine what torque you should apply. I think there are a couple...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Thanks for the tips Brian!

    I think going too far with the 80 was probably the issue. The 180 still removes a lot of material so I found myself needed to add more filler to bring it back up a...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Some progress from the paint front... First of all I just want to say I no longer wonder why it costs so much to get a high quality paint job. I'm only working on relatively small areas and the...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Update on the idler arm.. The split nut thing worked to an extent, but not enough to make the original nut work again. After cutting in half (both to half height and in half in the other direction) I...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    I looked up the dies and they are pretty expensive so instead I'm going to try cutting a nut in half (M22 x 1.5 I think Just ordered a couple from mcmastercarr this morning).

    After cutting in...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Well no real updates for the weekend since I had to work. I only managed to get down and work on the car for a few hours Sunday. It was enough time to start stripping the engine bay, strip underneath...
  19. Re: The dubious history of my 68 Fulvia Coupe

    Ouch.. I guess that's to be expected though considering that just the cylinders from them ran me about 1000 USD. I can't wait to see how much better the car brakes with them though.
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    Re: What size is my clutch?

    Probably best just to separate engine and transmission and measure it.

    You could possibly tell by seeing if the current diaphragm mounting plate (just referring to the part of the diaphragm that...
  21. Re: lowering front suspension of fuliva berlina s2

    I'm not really familiar with the S2 a-arms, but a lot of people make a tool that draws up the leaf spring so that they can get the block out. I think I used two thick C channel pieces (one under...
  22. Re: The dubious history of my 68 Fulvia Coupe

    Will go back to read in more detail but I flipped through all the posts and man... after 14 years it has to feel good just to have it on the road even if it still has a few issues.

    Really sucks...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    I've been trying to start working on all the little things during the week so that when I do need to assemble them to the car they won't hold me up. Last night I worked on the steering idler and the...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Going as far as removing the door switch on the passenger side seems pretty extreme but I guess every bit counts!

    I'm glad to hear that the insulation made a noticeable difference with heat....
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    I don't think 72db is bad at all. I'm really not overly concerned with the noise in the car, but I needed to put some form of insulation down. The factory had that asphalt paper? kind of stuff. I'm...
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