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by FiatSpider2
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Alternative Fuels
Topic: 82 pup on propane for added mileage
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: 82 pup on propane for added mileage

First, I don't mean any disrespect to FiatSpider2 or any others who believe in the so-called "Brown's Gas" generators. But the only observations of positive results with the so-called "Brown's Gas" generators are anecdotal. In my opinion, they do nothing more than confirm the ex...
by FiatSpider2
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Alternative Fuels
Topic: 82 pup on propane for added mileage
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: 82 pup on propane for added mileage

First, I don't mean any disrespect to FiatSpider2 or any others who believe in the so-called "Brown's Gas" generators. But the only observations of positive results with the so-called "Brown's Gas" generators are anecdotal. In my opinion, they do nothing more than confirm the ex...
by FiatSpider2
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Alternative Fuels
Topic: 82 pup on propane for added mileage
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: 82 pup on propane for added mileage

I tried adding supplemental gas vapor on gasoline engines using a very simple Hydrogen/Browns Gas generator and it did result in a cleaner burning engine, better acceleration/hill climbing ability and upped top speed by about 10%. If I was not using the new found joy of the extra power I probably wo...
by FiatSpider2
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Choke issues I think
Replies: 28
Views: 1013

Re: Choke issues I think

My secondary comes open pretty early. Like at about 15 or 20 MPH in 2nd gear and that's pushing the throttle half way or a little more. I can feel it and hear it when it opens. Sounds just like the quadrajet on my old 77 buick, just not as loud but as soon as I let off, it closes. Never noticed it ...
by FiatSpider2
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Choke issues I think
Replies: 28
Views: 1013

Re: Choke issues I think

Your engine is a G200Z, try using that designation when looking for parts. The stock carb secondary is vacuum operated, it won't open until the engine attains enough rpms to build enough vacuum. Which also brings us back to the possibility of low vacuum or miss routed vacuum lines from disconnectin...
by FiatSpider2
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Front end rebuild - calipers won’t fit over brake lads
Replies: 14
Views: 492

Re: Front end rebuild - calipers won’t fit over brake lads

The pads I've purchased from advance and Jerry neither one has a plastic anti squeal pad. They had a flat metal shim like that snapped to the back of the pad. The anti rattle clip sometimes incorporates both functions and can usually be left off while the pads seat. The ease of exchanging is one re...
by FiatSpider2
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Choke issues I think
Replies: 28
Views: 1013

Re: Choke issues I think

A staged carburetor has a lot of syncopation going on and the fast idle cams, secondaries and all other controls have to be in the right position in order for the choke to close all the way. One of the reasons you have to depress/pump the accelerator pedal before you start a carbureted vehicle with ...
by FiatSpider2
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Top Speed
Replies: 23
Views: 727

Re: Top Speed

What are the RPM's like with the change in tire diameter? If its at redline or extremely low you may need to modify the final gear ratio appropriately to correct that.
by FiatSpider2
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Front end rebuild - calipers won’t fit over brake lads
Replies: 14
Views: 492

Re: Front end rebuild - calipers won’t fit over brake lads

I can't seem to edit my previous post....but I just looked at Rock Auto's selection for brake pads for both your 82 and my 87, and I see that your 82's pad thickness (new) is .580 inches. The same dimension for my 87 is given as .602 inches. That's almost a quarter inch. I'd say you have the wrong ...
by FiatSpider2
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Alternator conundrum
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: Alternator conundrum

The FitsAll 220 for the Isuzu pickup appears to be made for the 1991 to 1994 with the 3.1 L 6 cylinder engine and not for any of the older 4 cylinders. It takes about 1 hp of engine capacity for every 33 amps of alternator output so figure on loosing about 7 horsepower with a 220 amp alternator comp...
by FiatSpider2
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Front end rebuild - calipers won’t fit over brake lads
Replies: 14
Views: 492

Re: Front end rebuild - calipers won’t fit over brake lads

Sometimes the linings they put on the backing plates are a little thick so you have to put them back without the anti-squeal pads and just use an anti-squeal spray coating until they wear in. Note that some rotors come turned/machined/surfaced and "brake ready" while others are left thick ...
by FiatSpider2
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Choke issues I think
Replies: 28
Views: 1013

Re: Choke issues I think

Double check the manual on that carburetor as some appear to have an adjusting screw on the choke linkage between the air horn and housing for the choke element. Some sources put it as a Carter Staged 2 bbl and other a Hitachi Staged 2bbl. Not moving like its hit a brick wall is not a description no...
by FiatSpider2
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Choke issues I think
Replies: 28
Views: 1013

Re: Choke issues I think

No fuel visible through the carb sight window or at the wrong level means the float level is incorrect, this is not a fuel pump issue but internal to the carb. This is a separate problem from the choke function but can definitely cause starting & drivability problems & needs to be corrected...
by FiatSpider2
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Choke issues I think
Replies: 28
Views: 1013

Re: Choke issues I think

You need to read the spec book on the carburetor and go through each item in its specific order to verify the choke adjustment and pullback. This data is presented as a check list so you can copy it and check it off as you go through each step. If the linkage is not adjusted correctly or the vacuum ...
by FiatSpider2
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Choke issues I think
Replies: 28
Views: 1013

Re: Choke issues I think

The choke closes completely when the engine is cold after you depress and release the accelerator pedal to engage the fast idle before you start it however the moment the engine starts its supposed to be unloaded/opened about 1/4 of an inch by a vacuum pot or on some a solenoid just like it should w...