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    Re: 1.8 vs. 2.0: Compare & contrast:

    BTW, note that piston CR specs are not absolute; the CR varies relative to the block and head combo they will be installed with -- see pages 7-9 here:...
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    Re: 1981 Beta Coupe Project

    Huh, maybe a PO of my LBZ removed that, or maybe it was a pre-'79 thing? Reckon they must have added that to meet US headlight-height regs with the extra weight of A/C and PS pumps in front.
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    Re: What are folks running for tires?

    Fitting a 195/60R14 depends on the model of tire, if it runs small for its rated size and/or has little sidewall flex. A wider rim would need to put all the extra width on the outboard side, which in...
  4. Re: Beta Rear X-Member Thu Bolt Replacement

    It's an FI thing; carb'd cars had a much more accessible pump location.
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    Re: 1981 Beta Coupe Project

    Spacer placed where? Between spring and perch, or on top of the upper strut mount, or...? I don't recall seeing any such thing on my '79 Zag with A/C, but FAIK it could've been removed already by a...
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    Re: 1981 Beta Coupe Project

    Another option would be sourcing stock Euro springs; while that won't get your ride height quite as low as the BetaBoyz springs, it would at least eliminate the US-market lift that was done to raise...
  7. Re: Raising the car to take the drivetrain out

    What I've seen done is to fashion a dolly with casters and lumber suitably dimensioned to carry the subframe, lower the front of the car onto that, then undo the subframe bolts, and (with the hood...
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    Re: What are folks running for tires?

    Shopping online is the way to go for good selection. TireRack prices are decent enough, but right now OnlineTires.com seems a bit better-priced and has a better mail-in rebate offer on some models;...
  9. Thread: Engine Swap

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    Re: Engine Swap

    I see you're apparently in Canada, so hopefully your jurisdiction is more flexible about modifications which affect emissions. At any rate, a hot build of the stock twincam can reach 150-200hp or so...
  10. Re: Eliminating the smog equipment from a '79

    Just because they don't typically go after de-smogged older cars doesn't mean they can't, nor that any such car isn't technically non-compliant with Federal law -- e.g., any muffler shop which values...
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    Re: Suspension Advise - Spring height

    The better cheap approach is to just get stock Euro springs; try ebay.co.uk or ebay.it. US models had taller springs to meet DOT headlight-height regs, which of course left them riding high with...
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    For Sale: Re: 1979 Beta Coupe on BringATrailer

    Mega Gratz on getting that Beta coupe from BaT! Very well bought, IMO.



    For '79 only, the t-stat bolted directly to the water pump inlet (at the nose end of the engine on the passenger side,...
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    For Sale: 1979 Beta Coupe on BringATrailer

    Just a heads-up, no connection to seller:
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1979-lancia-beta/
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    Re: Power Steering Rack - Source

    Are you actually losing any PS fluid? If so, and the boot is torn and dripping, then you've probably got a bad seal in there, as things should normally be dry inside the boot. Anyplace that can...
  15. Re: Eliminating the smog equipment from a '79

    I've come to realize most of the "smog" eqpt. is unrelated to reducing emissions but, rather, compensating for other stuff they did to meet emissions -- namely, lowered compression, undersized...
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    Re: '82 Zagato Rear Rotors??

    BTW, is it really necessary to replace the rear rotors when replacing those pads every time, presuming no scoring or other damage to the rotor? I've read some folks saying they always replace pads...
  17. Re: Oil brand/weight? What is everyone out there using?

    Also FWIW, "heavy duty engine oil" (HDEO) like Rotella, Delvac, Delo, Tection, etc. are suitable for diesel OR gas engines, but they have more cleaning additives (detergents, etc.) to deal with...
  18. Re: Parts for Beta injection hoses replacement

    I was referring specifically to the 2-litre variant, and that might only apply to US models with their low-compression pistons, and even those still have the potential for valve-to-valve interference...
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    Re: Pictures at an Exhibition

    FWIW, my '79 LBZ came with black vinyl bolsters and velour center inserts, black with irregular white pinstripes.
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    T-belt is every 30k miles or (apparently?) 3 years, and you are correct about the interference issue with the vestigial fuel pump drive lobe on the aux shaft, though the pistons can't contact the...
  21. Re: Fuel pump and/or Starter relay for 1979 Coupe

    Yes, aside from starting (which bypasses this circuit), a grounded oil pressure warning light circuit kills power to the fuel pump on carb'd cars, as a safety feature to prevent hosing down the site...
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    Re: Several DATRA 32 carburetor questions

    The 32 indicates 32mm barrels, vs. the original Euro-spec 34mm barrels, so the DATRA 32 breathes poorer; it was only fitted as stock for the US market to meet emissions targets, so unless you live...
  23. Re: Transmission selector shaft nut removal

    Just idle conjecture here, but might be easiest to just clamp the hex in a vise and turn the shaft, rather than vice-versa.
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    Re: '82 Zagato Rear Rotors??

    Just discovered BuyBrakes.com offers all rotors, pads, even master cylinders for the Beta/Zagato. Site says they're having a "3 day sale", no idea if that's the sort of "deal" they just keep renewing...
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    Re: Vinyl or Cloth Bikini Top?

    Just to clarify: Haartz is a brand of fabric/vinyl; Robbins is a top manufacturer, who uses various materials including Haartz.

    Looks like Midwest-Bayless have both vinyl and fabric Robbins tops...
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