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by Dario
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Interior lights
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Interior lights

The turn off light switch is very useful when you have the front hood open. There is a switch there that turns on the light in the engine compartment when the lights are on. But, can also turn on the lights inside, daring your battery if you leave the hood open . Maybe my car is wired weirdly and no...
by Dario
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: The Fiat Dino
Topic: Ice Ice baby
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Ice Ice baby

Hi, I did it inexpensively by installing a second hand Blaupunkt amp in the trunk and adding a 8€ bluetooth receiver. It works great, and the 400 W are just what you need if you want to hear anything above the wind and engine. Otherwise, I just put it on medium and I only hear the music when at a st...
by Dario
Sun May 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Bleeding Brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Bleeding Brakes

Welcome to the forum! I have rebuilt my MC and commiserate in the pain of getting it out and back in, it was probably the worst job I have done ever. However, I had no problem in bleeding the brakes afterwards. Started at the rear right, then rear left, front right and finally front left. FYI, there...
by Dario
Thu May 09, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Chain tensioner adjustment, turned in to major failure
Replies: 75
Views: 11954

Re: Chain tensioner adjustment, turned in to major failure

I'll be the first to express my amazement and congratulate you for the time and energy you put into getting it back on the road. You will put it back in the car knowing that no part that could fail was left behind. That is certainly worth the price. I hope you will have the car back on the road in t...
by Dario
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Bike Rack on 2400 Spider
Replies: 17
Views: 908

Re: Bike Rack on 2400 Spider

The Dino's boot is pretty big, so the real issue is just how far would you like to go with the disassembly, and...
How big is your welder? :D
by Dario
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2400 rear brake calliper tutorial
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: 2400 rear brake calliper tutorial

A great Idea from Thomas, I wish I had thought of that!
by Dario
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2400 rear brake calliper tutorial
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: 2400 rear brake calliper tutorial

Reassembly is basically the reverse procedure. Here are the parts ready for reassembly. 20190404_213002.jpg I use some lithium grease to hold things in place and lubricate the mechanism. Don't forget the larger (12mm) O-ring on the lever mechanism, next to the where the lever to the cable is attache...
by Dario
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2400 rear brake calliper tutorial
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: 2400 rear brake calliper tutorial

Now,,you need to remove a circlip that holds a metal cage and spring mechanism inside the rear piston. The circlip is held in by pressure and has one end beveled so that you can get a thin flat screwdriver in provided that you aligned it over one of the cutout holes. Then, remove the C-shaped clip t...
by Dario
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2400 rear brake calliper tutorial
Replies: 6
Views: 570

2400 rear brake calliper tutorial

There have been many posts regarding how to refurbish the rear brake callipers on the 2400 Dino. The difficulty is that these callipers incorporate a floating two-piston setup that also serves for the handbrake. Often (like me, the first time), one takes it appart and only changes the front piston s...
by Dario
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: The Fiat Dino
Topic: Rebirth of a Dino
Replies: 57
Views: 37707

Re: Rebirth of a Dino

Wow. Just... wow.

Brilliant work, it's nice to see this level of restoration quality going into these cars. They certainly deserve it after being overlooked for so long. Congratulations!