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    Magnetic Pickup for '81-'82 FI cars

    Hi all,

    When I bought my '81 Zag, the first thing I purchased for it was a new magnetic pickup. That was about a year and a half ago. My Lancia collector/neighbor buddy at the time explained that it's one of those things you want to always have a spare of. Since then, it seems that it is more and more difficult to find said part, as most of them out there are for '79 and earlier carb cars.

    Does anybody know where I can get one of those?

    Best,
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    Re: Magnetic Pickup for '81-'82 FI cars

    Well, I've kind of answered my own question by doing a new search of all the usual spots: Vick's, IAP, Bayless, and C. Olbert.

    And of course Chris Olbert has one, and it's $85.

    Gosh, some of these prices are getting crazy, and his parts are not necessarily known for being cheap. But at least he's got one.

    If anyone else has a spare one to sell, let me know!

    Best,
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    Re: Magnetic Pickup for '81-'82 FI cars

    That's about what I remember paying many years ago for my replacement pickup for my Zagato, now owned by another member. So, at least the price hasn't gone up. I checked at the time and know for sure the ones for Spiders won't work. The proper part is worth the money IMHO.

    I will disagree that you need to have a spare. My car's first pickup lasted 23 years. It might be good to get a spare just in case you ever need one again in case they become more scarce, but I think if you need one and replace it you'll likely be good for at least 20 more years.
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    Re: Magnetic Pickup for '81-'82 FI cars

    i am checking my sources, i will have an answer for you by tomorrow. i used to own a fiat/lancia repair and parts center in north ga. im in florida now, but i still have my contacts

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    Re: Magnetic Pickup for '81-'82 FI cars

    Hi Beek,

    Any luck?

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    Re: Magnetic Pickup for '81-'82 FI cars

    The '81-82 Beta dizzy use a magneti marelli pick up.... basically the same unit as in the Delta Integrale, but with different wires. (At least that's what is like looks when I compare them side-by-side)

    The delta items are still available from various sources.


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lancia-Del...item2559922bb9

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    Re: Magnetic Pickup for '81-'82 FI cars

    Good tip, thank you. I'll still try to find a model-specific one since I'm not very mechanically inclined. I know: not the best type of disposition for owning an '81 Lancia.

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    Re: Magnetic Pickup for '81-'82 FI cars

    Be aware many of the propreitary [aftermarket] replacement
    mag pick-ups for Marellis have REALLY long leads. Making it
    difficult to stuff them inside the dizzy body w/o them rubbing
    against "mechanicals". You almost have to pull the dizzy to
    install the pick-up [leads] in a "safe" manner. I was suf-
    ficiently concerned about the leads failing that I pulled the
    whole Marelli dizzy & replaced it w/a NOS Bosch unit. As used
    on '82 - '84 Fiat Stradas. The Bosch slides right in. Timing is
    same/same. Not a cheap swap but I have peace of mind ...

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    Re: Magnetic Pickup for '81-'82 FI cars

    My '79 LBZ has the block-mounted dizzy, and on the aftermarket pickup I got, the leads between the wiring boot at the dizzy body and the pickup itself were pretty long as well; I remedied this by twirling the leads into a twisted-pair pigtail, which shortened their effective span enough to keep them out of contact with moving parts.
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    Zagato Tach twitchy dance Re: Magnetic Pickup for '81-'82 FI cars

    Hey Greg and everyone!

    The tach is doing that twitching around dance at idle and cuts out a bit.
    I am wondering if it is inside the dizzy (leads) or somewhere else.

    It seems to get aggravated all the more if I use the electrical system e.g. brakes.
    Am running around looking for ground problems and have attached additional grounding from battery to frame.
    Will consider pulling the dizzy tomorrow and checking the magnetic leads.

    Cheers!

    Paul


    Quote Originally Posted by Gregory Smith View Post
    That's about what I remember paying many years ago for my replacement pickup for my Zagato, now owned by another member. So, at least the price hasn't gone up. I checked at the time and know for sure the ones for Spiders won't work. The proper part is worth the money IMHO.

    I will disagree that you need to have a spare. My car's first pickup lasted 23 years. It might be good to get a spare just in case you ever need one again in case they become more scarce, but I think if you need one and replace it you'll likely be good for at least 20 more years.

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