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by bmarler
24 Nov 2021, 15:15
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Series 1 starter questions
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Series 1 starter questions

while you have the starter out on the bench, look at the large contact that makes the connection when the solenoid is engaged. sometimes the contact can weld itself together and make the starter hold on. usually, this contact is a copper stud, and can be pushed out and rotated so a more un-worn out ...
by bmarler
15 Nov 2021, 15:19
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Series 1 starter questions
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Series 1 starter questions

many times it's the starter bendix sticking in the engaged position. this may hold on the contact for the motor to keep spinning. while it's possible the ignition switch is holding on, i think it's much more likely the problem is within the starter itself. sometimes simply removing the starter, disa...
by bmarler
12 Oct 2021, 14:31
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Input Shaft Bearing - When Gearbox out Do List
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Input Shaft Bearing - When Gearbox out Do List

i would also check the free play on the clutch arm to be sure the throwout bearing is completely disengaged when the pedal is released. sometimes if the bearing is making slight contact it can make noise when it's getting worn. it's probably not your noise, but should be checked anyway.
by bmarler
29 Jul 2021, 15:31
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Series 1 Brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Series 1 Brakes

Just a thought, did you bleed the master before bleeding the calipers?
by bmarler
08 Jul 2021, 16:30
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Leaky Valves, Low Compression. Many Problems?
Replies: 23
Views: 4124

Re: Leaky Valves, Low Compression. Many Problems?

i always check the ring gap by inserting the top compression rings in the bore and check with feeler gauges. check the top, mid-stroke, and bottom of stroke. the bottom of the stroke is probably the most important place to make any adjustments. as it's usually the tightest. if too tight, you can car...
by bmarler
07 Jul 2021, 14:38
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Leaky Valves, Low Compression. Many Problems?
Replies: 23
Views: 4124

Re: Leaky Valves, Low Compression. Many Problems?

i would closely check the bores while the pistons are out. check everything you can. look at surface finish, bore size, check for taper, consistent diameter, etc...
do i remember that low compression was a symptom this engine had before the decision was made to rebuild it?
by bmarler
06 Jul 2021, 14:01
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: LED headlights/Recurring blown fuse #7
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: LED headlights/Recurring blown fuse #7

i would try unplugging the inner lights and then see if the fuse blows under the same conditions. also look at the lights to verify how many watts the filament draws. and of course, as has been mentioned, check the size of the fuse.
by bmarler
30 Jun 2021, 14:56
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Leaky Valves, Low Compression. Many Problems?
Replies: 23
Views: 4124

Re: Leaky Valves, Low Compression. Many Problems?

anything is possible, but if the bolts came up to torque value without incident i would doubt they were the culprit. i would doublecheck the torque with a good quality torque wrench. something has been missed somewhere. hopefully it's just on the top end. i don't exactly understand your cam setting ...
by bmarler
29 Jun 2021, 14:38
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Leaky Valves, Low Compression. Many Problems?
Replies: 23
Views: 4124

Re: Leaky Valves, Low Compression. Many Problems?

agree, checking valve gear closely would be the first thing to do. double check that the rocker shafts haven't pulled their threads too. see if you can fit a dial indicator on the valves to read the valve lift is correct and the cams are not worn. if you are positive that the valves and cams are set...
by bmarler
13 Apr 2021, 14:04
Forum: 65 Fulvia
Topic: Cam Cover Skimmed
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Re: Cam Cover Skimmed

i would be very surprised if they were not. from a manufacturing standpoint i just don't see any good reason to have them at different elevations. i would also be looking at the head for imperfections causing the leak. maybe the oil is coming through an imperfection in the casting in either the head...

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