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by FiatSpider2
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Choke issues I think
Replies: 27
Views: 310

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: 27
Views: 310

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: 174

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: 27
Views: 310

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: 17
Views: 121

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: 174

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: 67

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: 174

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: 27
Views: 310

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: 27
Views: 310

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: 27
Views: 310

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: 27
Views: 310

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...
by FiatSpider2
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: How Bad are These Belts?
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: How Bad are These Belts?

They are bad and should have been replaced years ago and there is no real way to tell you if they are going to snap instantly cutting your radiator open the next time you try to start it or last another 1,000 miles as either is possible. Most good autoparts stores should have them or at least be abl...
by FiatSpider2
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Alternative Fuels
Topic: Veggie Experience #11 – Engine hot and veggie valve failure
Replies: 9
Views: 5092

Re: Veggie Experience #11 – Engine hot and veggie valve failure

If you do the recommended cooling system flush every 2 years using white vinegar and distilled water you should not have to go the more caustic route of Oxalic Acid. Adding some Lucas Super Coolant, Water Wetter, etc to your coolant afterwards or even better switching to Engine Ice coolant can also ...
by FiatSpider2
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: What is this?

Wiper delay sounds like the best guess although the leads are rather small for a wiper motor. Many of them were specifically for adding delay to the lower powered single rear wiper on cars, station wagons and SUV's so the wires were smaller than those for the main wipers on the front windshield. If...