"Best Of Xweb" (aka Site Content FAQ) - contributions welcome

"Best Of Xweb" (aka Site Content FAQ) - contributions welcome

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

January 1st, 2005, 12:21 am #1

Unlike the Site USER FAQ "Xweb 101", which strictly deals with how to get around, find things, accomplish tasks etc on Xweb, THIS THREAD is for FUN, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, HUMOR, and above all, to take the great resource we have in the DF Archives and reach down deep to pull up and highlight things in this forum that are either frequently referenced pieces of material, or just plain worth looking at again and pointing out to others

Some of you may end up loving this thread (if you've been handing out sage advice over and over) and some of you may want to see it wiped clean out (if you have a long history of 'foot in mouth' syndrome here like me! ), no matter how you slice it, here it is. Just about anything goes here, but do try to post links ONLY to things that you truly believe truly deserve the moniker "Best of Xweb"...

Have fun!!

Peace, -Mac




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January 1st, 2005, 1:05 am #2

This truly has earned top billing on the "Best Of" list! The most widely known and widely referenced series of discussions in all of Xweb's archives...

The dedicated "5 Speed 101, 4 Speed 101" Discussion thread is located here:

<a href="http://www.network54.com/Forum/message? ... 1104432924" target=_new>http://www.network54.com/Forum/message? ... 1104432924 </a>

Present-day posts on 5s101 related topics can also be made on that thread

Peace, -Mac.
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January 25th, 2005, 7:54 am #3

Unlike the Site USER FAQ "Xweb 101", which strictly deals with how to get around, find things, accomplish tasks etc on Xweb, THIS THREAD is for FUN, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, HUMOR, and above all, to take the great resource we have in the DF Archives and reach down deep to pull up and highlight things in this forum that are either frequently referenced pieces of material, or just plain worth looking at again and pointing out to others

Some of you may end up loving this thread (if you've been handing out sage advice over and over) and some of you may want to see it wiped clean out (if you have a long history of 'foot in mouth' syndrome here like me! ), no matter how you slice it, here it is. Just about anything goes here, but do try to post links ONLY to things that you truly believe truly deserve the moniker "Best of Xweb"...

Have fun!!

Peace, -Mac




<font size=1>Thought for the day: Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground</font>

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Go here to determine different tire and wheel combinations, also calculates speedometer error.
<FONT color=#800080>http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html</FONT>

My best,



Tony
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January 25th, 2005, 7:58 am #4

Unlike the Site USER FAQ "Xweb 101", which strictly deals with how to get around, find things, accomplish tasks etc on Xweb, THIS THREAD is for FUN, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, HUMOR, and above all, to take the great resource we have in the DF Archives and reach down deep to pull up and highlight things in this forum that are either frequently referenced pieces of material, or just plain worth looking at again and pointing out to others

Some of you may end up loving this thread (if you've been handing out sage advice over and over) and some of you may want to see it wiped clean out (if you have a long history of 'foot in mouth' syndrome here like me! ), no matter how you slice it, here it is. Just about anything goes here, but do try to post links ONLY to things that you truly believe truly deserve the moniker "Best of Xweb"...

Have fun!!

Peace, -Mac




<font size=1>Thought for the day: Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground</font>

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Go here:

http://www.angelfire.com/wa2/fits/index.html#ljetguide

Scroll down if the title is not readily apparent...

My recommendation is too download and print a copy, read it cover to cover, and then use it.&nbsp;

Once you understand the "cadence" of the author, you'll see how relatively simple it is too follow.

It also allows you to use simple test equipment, a VOM and a test light, to troubleshoot your FI in a LOGICAL sequence... that will save you time and money on parts... and takes the GUESSWORK and frustration out of the job.


My best,



Tony
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January 25th, 2005, 8:02 am #5

Unlike the Site USER FAQ "Xweb 101", which strictly deals with how to get around, find things, accomplish tasks etc on Xweb, THIS THREAD is for FUN, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, HUMOR, and above all, to take the great resource we have in the DF Archives and reach down deep to pull up and highlight things in this forum that are either frequently referenced pieces of material, or just plain worth looking at again and pointing out to others

Some of you may end up loving this thread (if you've been handing out sage advice over and over) and some of you may want to see it wiped clean out (if you have a long history of 'foot in mouth' syndrome here like me! ), no matter how you slice it, here it is. Just about anything goes here, but do try to post links ONLY to things that you truly believe truly deserve the moniker "Best of Xweb"...

Have fun!!

Peace, -Mac




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Go here:

http://www.lemley.net/electric/bertone_schematic/

NOTE:

When tracing a circuit involving the ignition switch...

The IGNITION SWITCH contacts are in the RUN position, not OFF or START.&nbsp; I believe the continuity is through the WHITE portion of the switch.

This is another site where downloading and printing a copy would be beneficial.


My best,



Tony
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Mac
Mac

January 27th, 2005, 8:47 pm #6

Unlike the Site USER FAQ "Xweb 101", which strictly deals with how to get around, find things, accomplish tasks etc on Xweb, THIS THREAD is for FUN, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, HUMOR, and above all, to take the great resource we have in the DF Archives and reach down deep to pull up and highlight things in this forum that are either frequently referenced pieces of material, or just plain worth looking at again and pointing out to others

Some of you may end up loving this thread (if you've been handing out sage advice over and over) and some of you may want to see it wiped clean out (if you have a long history of 'foot in mouth' syndrome here like me! ), no matter how you slice it, here it is. Just about anything goes here, but do try to post links ONLY to things that you truly believe truly deserve the moniker "Best of Xweb"...

Have fun!!

Peace, -Mac




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For comedy value this one has instant legend status!!

BWAHAHAHA! fun with babelfish...
January 26 2005 at 8:31 PM
by: "incenerisca i simmonds" (Adelaide, Australia)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/message? ... 1106800272

Peace, -Mac
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February 5th, 2005, 12:30 am #7

Unlike the Site USER FAQ "Xweb 101", which strictly deals with how to get around, find things, accomplish tasks etc on Xweb, THIS THREAD is for FUN, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, HUMOR, and above all, to take the great resource we have in the DF Archives and reach down deep to pull up and highlight things in this forum that are either frequently referenced pieces of material, or just plain worth looking at again and pointing out to others

Some of you may end up loving this thread (if you've been handing out sage advice over and over) and some of you may want to see it wiped clean out (if you have a long history of 'foot in mouth' syndrome here like me! ), no matter how you slice it, here it is. Just about anything goes here, but do try to post links ONLY to things that you truly believe truly deserve the moniker "Best of Xweb"...

Have fun!!

Peace, -Mac




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Re: ONLINE SERVICE MANUAL NLA via this link. Try below.nt
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February 19th, 2005, 7:59 pm #8

Unlike the Site USER FAQ "Xweb 101", which strictly deals with how to get around, find things, accomplish tasks etc on Xweb, THIS THREAD is for FUN, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, HUMOR, and above all, to take the great resource we have in the DF Archives and reach down deep to pull up and highlight things in this forum that are either frequently referenced pieces of material, or just plain worth looking at again and pointing out to others

Some of you may end up loving this thread (if you've been handing out sage advice over and over) and some of you may want to see it wiped clean out (if you have a long history of 'foot in mouth' syndrome here like me! ), no matter how you slice it, here it is. Just about anything goes here, but do try to post links ONLY to things that you truly believe truly deserve the moniker "Best of Xweb"...

Have fun!!

Peace, -Mac




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Carbs

http://www.piercemanifolds.com/weberexplode.htm

Air Correctors and Jets

http://www.piercemanifolds.com/calpart.pdf

Where to order:

http://www.piercemanifolds.com/

Distributor Vacuum Advance MODIFICATION for 32 and 34 carbs.

This mod is done so that there is little to no vacuum present at idle&nbsp;allowing the distributor&nbsp;vacuum advance to be at rest.&nbsp; As soon as the throttle is cracked, then the advance will begin to come into&nbsp;play as it should.&nbsp; This mod also allows for an instantenous RETARD due to a lack of&nbsp;vacuum when the throttle is first opened fully... allowing the engine to catch up... and usually providing a SMOOTH transition and relatively gradual advance, instead of a jerky one.&nbsp;

Note the idle&nbsp;shut-off valve in the first foto where there is&nbsp;black rubber hose coming off the carb... just to the left and below it, and just to the left and above the idle A/F screw.&nbsp; This is where I drilled a small hole into the venturi, and a then a larger one to accept the bung.

Also notice the "corked" vacuum ports on the left side of the carb that you pointed out earlier... These bungs have a&nbsp;vacuum present at all times.



In this foto below, you can barely make out the dizzy vacuum hose coming out from just below the idle shut off... My purpose for this photo is to show you all the other BLANKs that were cast for many other possible options.&nbsp; I certainly have no idea if these will work or are a better choice... but I do know that the port I chose does indeed work, and works well.

DO PULL THE CARB before attempting the bore... as you will need to see where the drill is going...

ALSO... you can use one of the other unused bungs from the left side of the carb, and cork its hole with a screw and sealer if you wish.&nbsp; I chose to use short lengths of rubber hose and screws just in case... and used a bung offa one of my old carbs.



Here is where Les drilled his.&nbsp; The&nbsp;blank I chose to use to the LEFT of the idle solenoid, he chose one to the RIGHT.&nbsp; In either case... the port inside ended up just ABOVE the butterfly giving us NO vacuum at idle, which is what we wanted.

<IMG class=ImageFrame_image id=IFid1 height=480 alt=DMTR4 src="http://gallery.italiancarclub.com/22424-1/DMTR4.jpg" width=640 longDesc="">

Comparing a 28/30 to a 32, one can see there is NO port access above the butterfly.



In this photo... he depicts the NEW port as it now resides ABOVE the butterfly when its closed



Lastly... Doing this mod enhances the ability of this carb and the stock dizzy to better develop and smoothly deliver all the power available from a cold start to a hot running engine.&nbsp; Pretty VINTAGE stuff here, but works very well.&nbsp; You'll probably like it, but in the unlikely event you don't,&nbsp; just cork the new bung from the outside and try something else.


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February 19th, 2005, 8:25 pm #9

Unlike the Site USER FAQ "Xweb 101", which strictly deals with how to get around, find things, accomplish tasks etc on Xweb, THIS THREAD is for FUN, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, HUMOR, and above all, to take the great resource we have in the DF Archives and reach down deep to pull up and highlight things in this forum that are either frequently referenced pieces of material, or just plain worth looking at again and pointing out to others

Some of you may end up loving this thread (if you've been handing out sage advice over and over) and some of you may want to see it wiped clean out (if you have a long history of 'foot in mouth' syndrome here like me! ), no matter how you slice it, here it is. Just about anything goes here, but do try to post links ONLY to things that you truly believe truly deserve the moniker "Best of Xweb"...

Have fun!!

Peace, -Mac




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http://www.visualimpressions.ca/fiat/diodes.htm
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February 19th, 2005, 8:47 pm #10

Unlike the Site USER FAQ "Xweb 101", which strictly deals with how to get around, find things, accomplish tasks etc on Xweb, THIS THREAD is for FUN, EDUCATION, ENLIGHTENMENT, HUMOR, and above all, to take the great resource we have in the DF Archives and reach down deep to pull up and highlight things in this forum that are either frequently referenced pieces of material, or just plain worth looking at again and pointing out to others

Some of you may end up loving this thread (if you've been handing out sage advice over and over) and some of you may want to see it wiped clean out (if you have a long history of 'foot in mouth' syndrome here like me! ), no matter how you slice it, here it is. Just about anything goes here, but do try to post links ONLY to things that you truly believe truly deserve the moniker "Best of Xweb"...

Have fun!!

Peace, -Mac




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http://www.italiancarclub.com/downloads/fiat1.rm

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Tony
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