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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    oh yeah, the rest of the question.
    if the paints going to lift, it will do it pretty quick. usually right away. if you get it to cover without lifting you're usually home free. some guys think my...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    like anything there more than one way to do it. my preference:
    sand to metal, all areas needing repair. feather out to solid paint area. be sure to reduce the grit as you get out into solid paint....
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    it's likely that when your car was re-sprayed it was done in acrylic enamel. the opportunity for lifting at the edges of the repair would be your biggest concern as the sanded area will go clear...
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    Re: crusty oil filler

    or maybe clean it well and have someone weld it shut. then the weld can be smoothed out and paint will hide it all. if you are going to weld it don't use any sealant.
  5. Re: lowering front suspension of fuliva berlina s2

    i see, i'd have to overlay the two drawings to really compare them. interesting...
  6. Re: lowering front suspension of fuliva berlina s2

    so the caster setting must be different too?
  7. Re: lowering front suspension of fuliva berlina s2

    are the dimensions published for the lower a-arms anywhere?
  8. Re: lowering front suspension of fuliva berlina s2

    that's what i was thinking about. i was pretty sure they shortened the top to help keep the splines in the proper place with the lowers being longer. but it sounds like there is a little wiggle room...
  9. Re: lowering front suspension of fuliva berlina s2

    is it advisable to only modify the lower arm without also shortening the top? seems like it would impact the axle interface.
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    Re: crusty oil filler

    i actually put the canister in my lathe and cut off the portion of the lip that curls over the top. then tig welded and smoothed the remainder back together. if i had to do it only with hand tools i...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    low pressure fuel lines will be fine with single flare. but if you're going to go efi later with the same lines double flare might be prudent. that line should be very workable. the nickle/copper...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    good choice. $65 for a roll isn't really too steep a price for the added benefit of the better tubing. for a road car it's the best way to go.
  13. Re: lowering front suspension of fuliva berlina s2

    i would think a 10mm drop from original might be a good compromise of looks/handling. i have to agree they look good with a little bit lower stance.
    don't know if i'd do it myself though, the...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    seems like we're typing at the same time this morning.
    i used moyer too, and second the recommendation.
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    i think you'll find the complexity of a separate swirl pot to be a negative. having two fuel pumps just seems like a system built for trouble. if you're going to do it, do it right.
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    you are absolutely correct. swirl pot is the correct term. if i were going to set up a fuel tank for efi on a fulvia i'd just fab a new tank so i could put the fittings and pump where i wanted. ...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    Interesting you don't have a return line as I thought s2 were plumbed with one. (You do have s2 right? I can't remember right now.) I'm guessing the lines must have been 8mm if the 5/16 seems close....
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    expensive is right. i was there on my way to china one thankgiving night. everything was closed when i got to my hotel so i ended up buying some ramen out of the machine. i think it was around 9...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    you're too far from a coast to get good fresh stuff, that's for sure. the dry ice option is really the only one for you. you're right about japan, that's the place for sushi. sometimes the fish is...
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    Re: Does this sound 'tappety' to you?

    you can always set up a dial indicator to measure the clearance. if you don't have one a medium quality one can be had fairly inexpensively.
  21. Thread: Fulvia EFI!

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    Re: Fulvia EFI!

    i don't think it would be too tough to fab up a shroud that hovers above the valve cover. i didn't put more than one coil in to check the spacing, but there's enough room to make the right angles. i...
  22. Thread: Fulvia EFI!

    by bmarler
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    Re: Fulvia EFI!

    here's a couple of pics with the vw coil installed. i also ran into a friend who's doing a miata turbo install, and snapped a pic of the coil setup. it must be a wasted spark ignition by the look of...
  23. Thread: Fulvia EFI!

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    Re: Fulvia EFI!

    i did take a couple of pics. i'll upload them when i get a minute.
  24. Thread: Fulvia EFI!

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    Re: Fulvia EFI!

    i had a chance to test fit the vw coils and they could work if you're going to do cop ignition. .they poke out a bit, but a shroud could be formed and mounted to the valve cover studs with grommets...
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    Re: Taddraughn's Fulvia Coupe: Progress Thread

    way to keep after it Austin. you're seeing the finish line now. i'm really impressed with the progress you've made, and your skill level has improved quite a lot since you started.
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