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by Dinoswede
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Fiat Dino 2 Litre rear axle ratio exchange
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Fiat Dino 2 Litre rear axle ratio exchange

Unfortenately - no. The basic Fiat 124/125 models used a assortiment of similar, but not the same rear axle parts. The different ring & pinion gear sets, for instance, are smaller/weaker than the Dino parts. There were several gear ratios availible - like 10:43 - but that doesn´t mean these parts wi...
by Dinoswede
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Fiat Dino 2 Litre rear axle ratio exchange
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Fiat Dino 2 Litre rear axle ratio exchange

Many thanks for kind comments. It has been a lot of work finishing all this, but also very rewarding, if looking at the outcome. Here comes some more info: This project actually started with a search for a machining shop, competent enough to be able fabricating new gear wheels with a higher gearing,...
by Dinoswede
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Fiat Dino 2 Litre rear axle ratio exchange
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Fiat Dino 2 Litre rear axle ratio exchange

When cruising your Fiat Dino in 110 - 120 Km/h, you probably are in a constant search for a 6:th gear... If you own a 2 Litre Fiat Dino, there is no "long 5:th gear option" to install, like the alternative 5:th gear set for the 2,4 Litre/ZF Dino. I have now finished a project which maybe could be of...
by Dinoswede
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: The Fiat Dino
Topic: "Time warp" Dino Spider 2400
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: "Time warp" Dino Spider 2400

Hi, rozznzwpi! Yes, I have also spotted this "rumour" about "the lengthened 2,4 Litre Spider body" now and then. But, if you think about it: None of the actual changes done to the 2,4 Litre Spider demanded a stretch of the structural design or the outer body panels. Besides that, making new press to...
by Dinoswede
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: The Fiat Dino
Topic: "Time warp" Dino Spider 2400
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: "Time warp" Dino Spider 2400

Having read the description text re this 2,4 Litre Spider, I have noticed some strange statements. Claiming the car is totally untouched cannot be correct. Looking at the pics, I spotted some minor, but uncorrect details: 1. The door inner handles seem to have been replaced. (Fiat 124 Spider part?) ...
by Dinoswede
Tue May 14, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Bleeding Brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: Bleeding Brakes

Toby, I probably was using the wrong terminology - all brake calipers at 2 Litre Dinos have air bleeding valves. ("Air nipple" is probably not a correct term, at all. But, in Swedish, it is called just that - "luftnippel" !) Moose21 - After having looked at pictures of the master brake cylinder, I a...
by Dinoswede
Mon May 13, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Bleeding Brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: Bleeding Brakes

The 2 Litre Dinos´ front calipers only have one air nipple each side, not two, as on 2,4 Litre Dinos. Many years ago, I tried using silicone-based brake fluid (CARTEL), and it was a complete disaster! It gave a brake pedal sinking into the floor mats before any braking power applied, and I bled and ...
by Dinoswede
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Intermittent Wiper Relay - Fiat Dino Coupe 2.0
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Re: Intermittent Wiper Relay - Fiat Dino Coupe 2.0

Yes, all Fiat Dinos are using this relay, both 1987 cc and 2418 cc.

Dinoswede
by Dinoswede
Wed May 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: The Fiat Dino
Topic: Questions about Fiat Dino Spider first series
Replies: 21
Views: 20602

Re: Questions about Fiat Dino Spider first series

This is very interesting, alfredhamstra! In my earlier debating this subject, I displayed an engine bay picture from my Fiat Dino Spider Owners Manual in German, printed in December 1967. I then mentioned some of the pics are showing a "late" 2 Litre Spider with the wooden dash, but some pics seem c...
by Dinoswede
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Dinoplex quick test: How?
Replies: 7
Views: 3209

Re: Dinoplex quick test: How?

As far as my own experience of the Dinoplex AEC 101 goes - yes, it can give a spark strong enough to keep your Dino running, but still deliver a weaker spark than it was designed to do. Remember these Dinoplexes are more or less 50 years old, and the components involved may have aged, and lost their...