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by Dario
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Carpet Pieces
Replies: 4
Views: 484

Re: Carpet Pieces

Hi Graham,
I replaced my original orange carpets a few years ago, and can confirm that there is no extra carpeting under the front seats, just the sound deadener.
Best,
Dario
by Dario
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: wiper motor removal
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: wiper motor removal

If it was me, I would cut the wires and instal the white connector plug as shown in Greg's picture. Will make life a lot easier.
by Dario
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Chain tensioner adjustment, turned in to major failure
Replies: 69
Views: 7550

Re: Chain tensioner adjustment, turned in to major failure

Interesting find, I'm sure you'll feel some consolation knowing that it was not related to the chain tensioners! By the way, the last picture makes a beautiful poster. What an engine! Imagine what it will be like when it's all back together looking better than ever. I know it's not original, but I p...
by Dario
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Wipers intermittent mode
Replies: 14
Views: 2732

Re: Wipers intermittent mode

Hi, I also had a working intermittent wiper until the black box failed. Replacing it with the Alfa/124 spider one got it working again, but the intermittent timer is much less responsive. I think that the replacement boxes are not exactly correct for our cars. I think I still have the old one and co...
by Dario
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Tire size
Replies: 10
Views: 978

Re: Tire size

If you want the original look, then the michelin XWX are a close match for the period Cinturato. Pirelli now also has a classic collection which comes pretty close as well. For cheaper, you can pick up a set of Vredestein that will also look ok. Otherwise, Toyo had the correct size in modern tyres. ...
by Dario
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: rear caliper with parking brake
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: rear caliper with parking brake

Hi, does "every component" include the master brake cylinder? The symptoms you describe seem more the the MC than the calliper: The Dino has two separate brake lines. If there is a problem with the rear callipers, the other line (to the front brakes) will keep the pedal from going to the floor. BTW,...
by Dario
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Chain tensioner adjustment, turned in to major failure
Replies: 69
Views: 7550

Re: Chain tensioner adjustment, turned in to major failure

Dan, I suggest you heed Brian's advice. My engine has also suffered a similar fate (with the previous owner), and it is running superbly since many years. They are not particularly complex nor difficult to maintain, and they are very reliable. The added worth of a car with a rebuilt engine will part...
by Dario
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Chain tensioner adjustment, turned in to major failure
Replies: 69
Views: 7550

Re: Chain tensioner adjustment, turned in to major failure

By all means, it can certainly be that the bearing gave up and caused all the damage. Adjusting the tensioners might have been the last drop it could take. It's also possible that the tensioners were not tightened enough, the chain slipped, and got jammed at the bottom sprocket, causing the bearing ...
by Dario
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Chain tensioner adjustment, turned in to major failure
Replies: 69
Views: 7550

Re: Chain tensioner adjustment, turned in to major failure

A good reminder to all about performing the locking modification to the chain tensioner retaining cap. Only a couple of hours of work and much safer. This is not the first Dino engine to suffer from a faulty chain tensioner...
by Dario
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Chain tensioner adjustment, turned in to major failure
Replies: 69
Views: 7550

Re: Chain tensioner adjustment, turned in to major failure

Ouch, that doesn't sound good. A failing water pump usually makes a wailing noise from the bearing. On our engines, it is located in the center between the two intake manifolds, not on the left. If it was me, I would check the fluids to see if there is metal in the oil, and remove the cam covers to ...