Mon 23rd Sep 2002 12:28pm Bimetallic choke spring (Arved Deecke)
      Mon 23rd Sep 2002 01:44pm Re: Bimetallic choke spring (Jon Logan (Hilliard, Ohio))
      Mon 23rd Sep 2002 08:13pm Re: Bimetallic choke spring (Gregory Smith (Olympia, WA, USA))
      Tue 24th Sep 2002 05:19am Re: Thanks (Arved Deecke)
      Tue 24th Sep 2002 06:49am Re: Bimetallic choke spring (Dave Robley(pasadena,md))
           Tue 24th Sep 2002 10:20am Thanks, Thanks, Thanks!!! (Arved Deecke)
      Tue 24th Sep 2002 12:21pm Bimetallic choke spring... have it, yours for the asking (Ed at Caribou)
           Tue 24th Sep 2002 12:35pm Hey! Ed's Back! (Al Dubinsky)
           Tue 24th Sep 2002 12:46pm welcome back Ed! (nt) (Dave Robley(pasadena,md))
           Tue 24th Sep 2002 02:43pm Boy this is getting to be a great day, check your email, Ed (Arved Deecke)
      Tue 24th Sep 2002 05:11pm Hey, Ed's back... (Ed at Caribou)
           Tue 24th Sep 2002 05:30pm Welcome back Ed. (Jon Logan (Hilliard, Ohio))
           Wed 25th Sep 2002 07:48am Re: Hey, Ed's back... (Mike Greer (Bartlesville, OK))
           Wed 25th Sep 2002 09:35am Re: Hey, Ed's back... (L.D. Pletcher)
           Wed 25th Sep 2002 11:32pm Re: Hey, Ed's back...i gotta post this (canadan)

91015 Mon 23rd Sep 2002 12:28pm Bimetallic choke spring (Arved Deecke)
Hi,

my bimetallic choke spring seems to be worn, as I need to rotate 
the chioke housing to its extreme position to get the choke to 
operate marginally well, but I would like some more. Does anyone 
have a clue where I could find a replacement? This is the 
dreaded 79/80 stock carb.

Thanks

Arved

fiat 2000 spider carburated

91020 Mon 23rd Sep 2002 01:44pm Re: Bimetallic choke spring (Jon Logan (Hilliard, Ohio))
This item is not a typical wear-n-tear item.  I don't think I've 
ever heared of one "going bad".  However, I'd check with Pierce 
Manifold out in CA.  They are a big supplier of Weber parts and 
will either have it or at least know where to find one.  I had 
one up until May when I sold my old ADHA and a stripped ADHA 
parts carb to a local Fiat guy (I'd give you a spring for free 
if I still had it).

Check  www.piercemanifolds.com  

Jon W. Logan
Hilliard, Ohio (Columbus)
1979 Spider 2000 (1800 Head, 40IDF's)

91033 Mon 23rd Sep 2002 08:13pm Re: Bimetallic choke spring (Gregory Smith (Olympia, WA, USA))
You may have to remove the housing to expose the spring and wind 
it one more turn or losen it one wrap, depending on which way you 
need it to go.  It may have lost it's setting during a previous 
repair.

Gregory Smith
1981 Lancia Beta "Budget" Zagato
Olympia, WA, USA
Fiat Enthusiasts Northwest at 
http://www.fiatnorthwest.org


91040 Tue 24th Sep 2002 05:19am Re: Thanks (Arved Deecke)
Good advice, thanks to both of you

Arved

91043 Tue 24th Sep 2002 06:49am Re: Bimetallic choke spring (Dave Robley(pasadena,md))
I have that carb sitting in my garage. You can have it, if the 
shipping won't crowd your budget. It is missing one of the brass 
tubes for a vacuum fitting, and the secondary diaphram does not 
operate as it should. It could be a source of other parts for 
you. The choke was owrking fine when I took it off my car. e-
mail me if you want it.

Arved Deecke wrote:
: Hi,
: my bimetallic choke spring seems to be worn, as I need to 
rotate 
: the chioke housing to its extreme position to get the choke to 
: operate marginally well, but I would like some more. Does 
anyone 
: have a clue where I could find a replacement? This is the 
: dreaded 79/80 stock carb.
: Thanks
: Arved
: fiat 2000 spider carburated
Dave Robley
1980 Fiat 2000 finally getting repair attention
1984 Maserati Biturbo Coupe, GONE! need engine parts?
Pasadena,Maryland
member since 1998

91061 Tue 24th Sep 2002 10:20am Thanks, Thanks, Thanks!!! (Arved Deecke)
I have sent you the e-mail. Thanks so much

Arved

91071 Tue 24th Sep 2002 12:21pm Bimetallic choke spring... have it, yours for the asking (Ed at Caribou)
Hello Arved,

It never ceases to amaze me that folks don't simply check with 
the parts vendors when they need little bits like this! I do 
have these choke springs and the best thing is I have enough of 
them that the price is FREE for you Arved. Just email me the 
address you want it sent to and I'll drop it in the mail.

Ed at Caribou
cariboulh@aol.com
Fiat parts at: www.caribou.cc
Alfa parts at: www.AlfaSpider.cc
convertible tops at: www.convertible.top.ms
top car products at: www.Renovo-USA.com
Max-Flow catalysts at: www.SportsCarConverters.com

91072 Tue 24th Sep 2002 12:35pm Hey! Ed's Back! (Al Dubinsky)
Hope you're feeling better.

Al Dubinsky  :}
'74 124 Spider
Pittsburgh, PA
"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana."
One of the contacts for the Pittsburgh Fiat Nut Support Group.

91073 Tue 24th Sep 2002 12:46pm welcome back Ed! (nt) (Dave Robley(pasadena,md))
Ed at Caribou wrote:
: Hello Arved,
: It never ceases to amaze me that folks don't simply check with 
: the parts vendors when they need little bits like this! I do 
: have these choke springs and the best thing is I have enough 
of 
: them that the price is FREE for you Arved. Just email me the 
: address you want it sent to and I'll drop it in the mail.
: Ed at Caribou
: cariboulh@aol.com
: Fiat parts at: www.caribou.cc
: Alfa parts at: www.AlfaSpider.cc
: convertible tops at: www.convertible.top.ms
: top car products at: www.Renovo-USA.com
: Max-Flow catalysts at: www.SportsCarConverters.com
Dave Robley
1980 Fiat 2000 finally getting repair attention
1984 Maserati Biturbo Coupe, GONE! need engine parts?
Pasadena,Maryland
member since 1998

91077 Tue 24th Sep 2002 02:43pm Boy this is getting to be a great day, check your email, Ed (Arved Deecke)
Ed at Caribou wrote:
: Hello Arved,
: It never ceases to amaze me that folks don't simply check with 
: the parts vendors when they need little bits like this! I do 
: have these choke springs and the best thing is I have enough 
of 
: them that the price is FREE for you Arved. Just email me the 
: address you want it sent to and I'll drop it in the mail.
: Ed at Caribou
: cariboulh@aol.com
: Fiat parts at: www.caribou.cc
: Alfa parts at: www.AlfaSpider.cc
: convertible tops at: www.convertible.top.ms
: top car products at: www.Renovo-USA.com
: Max-Flow catalysts at: www.SportsCarConverters.com
fiat 2000 spider carburated

91082 Tue 24th Sep 2002 05:11pm Hey, Ed's back... (Ed at Caribou)
Hi everyone. Today I AM NOT supposed to be here at work (doctors 
say take more time off, but what do they know?) but Nancy 
couldn't make it in today, so I came down and am taking it easy. 
The doctors have said avoid stressful situations and do not do 
anything strenuous... maybe I was pushing it by changing a flat 
tire on one of my kid's bikes on Saturday. And jeeez... it seems 
like I can't eat ANYTHING good anymore!

Tomorrow (Wednesday) I have an appointment to have a high-
resolution untrasound thingie done to see if they can tell what 
heart damage (may) be done and plot a course of action from 
there. I am still subject to being checked into a hospital 
for "a stay" at a moments notice, so don't think I am avoiding 
you all if you don't here from me for a while.

"New employee" Nancy will be here at Caribou most of the time to 
answer phones, take orders, etc., but she's only been exposed to 
Fiats for a few weeks now, so just go slow with her. She's 
really good at asking questions if she doesn't know.

And Arved, your choke spring was mailed today, should be to you 
in 2 or 3 days (just like all the orders we take EXCEPT for tops 
& upholstery; but I am working on a solution for those too).

See ya'

Ed at Caribou

91083 Tue 24th Sep 2002 05:30pm Welcome back Ed. (Jon Logan (Hilliard, Ohio))
Keep your spirits up and for God's sake keep the heart rate down.

Your health is everything.  Get better or else we'll have to 
start picking on BRUCE!  We like to keep it in the family. he he 
he

Jon W. Logan
Hilliard, Ohio (Columbus)
1979 Spider 2000 (1800 Head, 40IDF's)

91103 Wed 25th Sep 2002 07:48am Re: Hey, Ed's back... (Mike Greer (Bartlesville, OK))
Ed at Caribou wrote:
And jeeez... it seems 
: like I can't eat ANYTHING good anymore!

Ed, I know what you mean there.  My wife decided I should have a 
checkup about 6 months ago and part of that was a cholestrol 
check.  Well everything was ok except my cholestrol was almost 
500 and they couldn't even calculate the LDL because my 
triglicerides were over 2000.  You will aquire a taste for 
turkey eventually and it's amazing how much you can eat once you 
really get into it.  With diet, exercise, and the help of 
chemistry, my cholestrol level is much lower now.

As tough as it may be, try to follow what the Dr. tells you and 
take care of yourself.  Also, visit a dietitian, they will give 
you all kinds of alternatives on how to eat properly.  Growing 
old sucks, but it beats the alternatives that I'm aware of.

Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.

Mike,
'79 spider (are you ever finished?)
Celebrating 28 years of Fiat motoring

91113 Wed 25th Sep 2002 09:35am Re: Hey, Ed's back... (L.D. Pletcher)
Hi Ed, I hope you're getting to pick up your e-mail. We have all 
been worried about you and hope you are on the road to recovery. 
Remember that conversation we had a few years ago on the twins 
birthday, the best gift they will ever have is their father with 
them. Take care of yourself, do what the doctor says (well, as 
much as you can) and tell Nancy we'll go easy on her. You just 
get well soon. :)Laura

91168 Wed 25th Sep 2002 11:32pm Re: Hey, Ed's back...i gotta post this (canadan)
Hi guys, good to have you back ed, good to see your not looking 
down the wrong side of a gun barrel!(hey i,m supposed to be a red 
neck).GET BETTER.

FIATS an addiction with no known cure!!!
18 years fixing the same fiats,plus always more of them,where do 
they all come from?