Can anyone tell me what these twist ties are doing here?

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Philc
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Your car is a: 1980 Fiat 2000

Can anyone tell me what these twist ties are doing here?

Postby Philc » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:29 pm

Hi all,

Just bought the car, took off the air filter and found this. Any ideas why those twist ties are there and what I should do about it?

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DieselSpider
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Joined: Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:21 pm
Your car is a: 1978 124 Spider with Isuzu Turbo Diesel

Re: Can anyone tell me what these twist ties are doing here?

Postby DieselSpider » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:03 pm

They are keeping the loose ball and socket on the linkage from coming apart until it can be sold to someone else so the new owner can fix it or they did it so it would not keep falling apart so they could drive home one day and never got around to fixing the problem..

PhillySpider
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Your car is a: 1980 Spider 2000
Location: New Hope, PA

Re: Can anyone tell me what these twist ties are doing here?

Postby PhillySpider » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:20 pm

DieselSpider wrote:They are keeping the loose ball and socket on the linkage from coming apart until it can be sold to someone else so the new owner can fix it or they did it so it would not keep falling apart so they could drive home one day and never got around to fixing the problem..


Given the wear marks on the zip ties I'm going to go with the latter...

grrrdot
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Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:14 pm
Your car is a: 1967 124

Re: Can anyone tell me what these twist ties are doing here?

Postby grrrdot » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:14 am

Looks like at a minimum your missing the metal clip that keeps the linkage on the ball.
If you look to the right in the picture you can see the clip on the accelerator cable end.
You can pick up a clip from various parts dealers, e.g.:
https://autoricambi.us/products/acceler ... cable-clip
https://www.midwest-bayless.com/p-19125 ... newed.aspx

-G

Shadoobie
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Your car is a: 1979 Pininfarina Spider 2000

Re: Can anyone tell me what these twist ties are doing here?

Postby Shadoobie » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:45 am

Those little clips are so easy to lose.. I've had my engine bay swallow more than one. I keep a handful in my toolbox for good measure :P I can only imagine the P.O. didn't have the luxury of extras or the patience to wait on one in the mail and decided the solution sure him/her well enough.


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