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    Re: New member intro

    Alas, I'm down in Tucson and do all my own work, so I don't know of any Phoenix shops. However, ALC Tech Advisor John Stuckey is in Scottsdale (PHX metro), so maybe contact him?...
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    Re: need some cams advice

    My understanding is that hot cams aren't of much benefit with stock US-market compression remaining as a bottleneck; it's like adding lanes leading up to a single-lane tollbooth. A rebuild with...
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    For Sale: Re: Scorpion parts

    FWIW, I think that's the HVAC fan resistor pack (allows for different fan speeds).
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    Re: Coolant Leak in my '81 Zagato

    The HVAC box condensation drain also serves as a coolant drain in case of a leaking heater core. Good replacement cores are almost impossible to find, and removing the HVAC box to swap the core is no...
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    Re: Battery / starting issues

    Try disconnecting the battery terminals, clean and apply dielectric grease to contact surfaces, reconnect. Also check the other end of the ground cable under the battery tray, make sure that...
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    Re: How Many 82 Zagatos Remain ?

    The Beta family were brilliant winter drivers for their time, so the coupes, sedans and HPEs saw more daily-driver duty in all weather until road salt and moisture disintegrated them, whereas Zags...
  7. Re: Zagato dies out, electronic ignition module again?

    Check the magnetic pickup sensor in the dizzy, common failure point as the wire pigtail connecting to the actual pickup can degrade due to ozone created by the spark gap between rotor and terminals....
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    Re: Fixed it - Yeah!!!!

    An internally-cracked rotor can leak spark to the dizzy shaft as a ground. That's exactly what happened to my folks' Fiat 124 Sport coupe somewhere in Iowa on our way back to Nebraska from a summer...
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    Re: Non starter

    Great, glad to hear it! Could also be that the lines weren't fully primed, or maybe the fuel pickup in the tank had some rust or other debris blocking it that fell away. I once suspected that on my...
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    Re: Non starter

    As noted above, that should only normally be possible if the oil-light switch has been disconnected, or if the relay it activates has been bypassed; in stock configuration, the fuel pump should only...
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    Re: Best spark plugs

    BTW, never tighten spark plugs on a warm engine, as thermal expansion of the aluminum head can facilitate stripping the spark plug hole threads. I had to repair a couple spark plug holes with...
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    Re: Non starter

    Running briefly w/ a manual prime of the carb def. sounds like a fuel supply issue. Note that normal starting procedure should be to fully depress the throttle pedal once before cranking; this sets...
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    Re: Best spark plugs

    I like the NGK V-Power BPR6EY, or the regular (non-V-power) BPR6ES is fine too.
  14. Thread: Fuel pump

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    Re: Fuel pump

    Carter P60504 -- proper low pressure (2.5-4psi), quiet, reliable, and the gerotor impeller design makes for smoother fuel delivery than the usual piston-driven "cube" style cheap pumps. It comes with...
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    Re: Need Zagato Motor mounts

    Only mention I could find of a substitute mentioned a Renault 21 diesel, no mention of which damper that would work for as each side has a different length. Also found OperaHawk mention his mechanic...
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    Re: DAT 34 Carb on Scorpion

    The vapor cannister port was meant to capture vapors off the float bowl; you're fine without it. As for the A/C fast-idle port, might be simpler to just turn up the main idle slightly in hot weather...
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    Re: Need Zagato Motor mounts

    And alas, BetaBoyz only list a replacement for the gearbox-end one. If by "shot" you mean they're totally seized up, you could just keep them as-is; if you mean they telescope without any resistance,...
  18. Re: '81 Beta Coupé FI - Accessing fuel line from firewall?

    I did mine via the passenger-side wheelarch, had to remove the arch liner and rubber gaiter around the tierod, was still a PITA to access. If I had to do it again, I might lube up the barb and use...
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    Re: Need Zagato Motor mounts

    ...which makes the BetaBoyz PU version of interest, as the polyurethane should be impervious to oil contamination unlike the OEM rubber.

    BTW, if you find the damper shocks are fine but have...
  20. Re: 1981 Lancia Zagato 2.0 Fuel Injection Not getting Fuel into Cylinders?

    Speaking of, never touch ohmmeter leads to anything on the ECU side of the harness, as the meter voltage to test ohms could fry something in the ECU -- i.e., always unplug the component you want to...
  21. Re: Integrale winter/all-season tires in the US

    What is the wheel width? You might be able to consider a 195/55R15 or 215/45R15 -- e.g., the General AltiMAX RT45 is available in 195/55R15 and seems to dominate every A/S comparison test TireRack...
  22. Re: 1981 Lancia Zagato 2.0 Fuel Injection Not getting Fuel into Cylinders?

    Brad Artigue's FIAT Bosch L-Jet guide may be helpful; aside from differing intake plenums and the specific location of some components, it's the exact same system as Lancia used -- PDF link here:...
  23. Re: 1981 Lancia Zagato 2.0 Fuel Injection Not getting Fuel into Cylinders?

    Could be clogged injectors if it was sitting a long time with bad gas, or maybe a bad ground to the injectors? I seem to recall there should be a ground wire to the head or intake cam tower that's...
  24. Re: Help! Car won't start after removing front lights, '81 Zagato...

    If you have a starter relay, try pulling the wire that goes from there to the starter solenoid and (in neutral gear!) touch that directly to the battery (+) terminal. If that engages the starter,...
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    Re: Alternator Frustration

    On my '79, the mountings have rubber/plastic bushings to isolate heat/vibration, so a dedicated ground wire/strap is necessary; it just attaches to a stud in the alt's outer housing, from there to...
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