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Saturday 17 April 2010

124 Spider - Oil change and new gauge...

Oil change today...
Slight delay after realising that my 12mm hex key for the sump drain plug was in my tool chest stolen last year - so after a quick trip to the local parts store it was a relatively easy job :-)

Also added a oil pressure sensor and gauge to replace the cloudy clock.

Link to some excellent directions from an flu site at the foot of this post.
Only difference being the grey wire on my gauge goes to a grey wire on the tachy as I don't have a grey/yellow wire.
Also wondered why the instructions tell you to move the oil warning light sender to the front port.
Turns out because of the size of the pressure sender it just wouldn't fit there so they need to be swapped...

Sunday 11 April 2010

124 Spider - New Carb, blood, sweat, tears, water, joy! 34ADF

At last I got round to doing something I've wanted to do for ages - that's bin the horrible, filthy, pipe infested Weber ADHA/manifold setup and replace it with a nice 34ADF/manifold installation.
What started out as a seemingly easy job soon turned out to be a bit of a project and a race against time to get the job done before my boys' birthdays.
Main problem was the replacement manifold gasket had a small patch of coating missing and just wasn't permitting a good seal.
Working late at night in poor lighting meant it went unnoticed until it was on.
This caused no end of stress trying to find out exactly where the leak was coming from.
The problem was compounded by the (in)accessability of 2 of the manifold bolts that would bring swear words from a nun!
Final issue was a faulty idle cut-off solenoid which was replaced with the one from the aforementioned ADHA.
Setting up was relatively easy following Brad Artigue's excellent guides.
Anyway here are the photos...

New carb and manifold from above.
Fortunately I checked before buying that this one had the outlet for the distributor advance.
You can also see the newly 'manufactured' dipstick bracket - handy threaded hole on the new manifold provided an excellent anchor point.Pesky solenoid!
Those of a nervous disposition look away now!