Cool old car stuff our spider have

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TX82FIAT
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Your car is a: 82 Fiat Spider 2000 CSO
Location: San Antonio

Cool old car stuff our spider have

Postby TX82FIAT » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:10 pm

Add to this list as you think of new things old cars had that new cars do not.

Hand crank windows

Telescoping radio Antenna

Vent Windows

Ashtray

Metal hubcaps

Floor mounted high beam switch

Distributors

3 speed automatic transmissions

Mechanical Fuel pumps.
Buon giro a tutti! - enjoy the ride!

82 Fiat Spider 2000
03 BMW M3
07 Chevy Suburban

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Nanonevol
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Your car is a: 1977 Fiat 124 Spider
Location: Medway, Massachusetts

Re: Cool old car stuff our spider have

Postby Nanonevol » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:24 pm

Bumpers!
1977 Fiat Spider
1967 Triumph Bonneville (hardtail chopper)

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RRoller123
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Your car is a: 1980 FI SPIDER 2000
Location: PLYMOUTH, MA USA
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Re: Cool old car stuff our spider have

Postby RRoller123 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:02 pm

+1 on vent windows, I wish modern cars still had them.

I would add manual pull up antenna if that hasn't been mentioned yet.
'80 FI Spider 2000 (rolling "resto")
'74 X1/9 (many years ago)
'79 X1/9 (fewer years ago)
'86 Jaguar XJ6 (2nd Hobby Car)
2011 Chevy Malibu (daily driver)
2010 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Ext Cab 4WD/SB
2015 Keystone Montana High Country 343RL

dinghyguy
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Your car is a: 1979 spider
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Re: Cool old car stuff our spider have

Postby dinghyguy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:49 pm

carburetors
absence of electronics
manual steering
manual roof
incandescent bulbs
rear wheel drive
actual gauges for temp, oil pressure
removable dash
and most important.........style!
1979 blue spider
2008 blue audi A3
1971 16' mirror camping dinghy (team coastal express in 2016 race to alaska)
2004 11' mirror dinghy

DRUMMOND
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Your car is a: Fiat Spyder 2000 1980 Pininfarina

Re: Cool old car stuff our spider have

Postby DRUMMOND » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:18 pm

Glass Headlight Lens

Who the hell decided on plastic lens for headlights :evil:

scusi
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Your car is a: 1979 Fiat 2000
Location: Chicago area

Re: Cool old car stuff our spider have

Postby scusi » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:13 pm

I had to laugh at the first time my grandson rode in my car. He could not figure out how to raise the windows. He had never seen a window crank or knew how it worked.

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gcorsar
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Your car is a: 1975 Spider
Location: Omaha, NE

Re: Cool old car stuff our spider have

Postby gcorsar » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:38 pm

Thumbs up on manual transmissions!
I must have done something right bringing up my son and daughter. The first time they jumped into my Fiat they both knew how to make it go.. and go fast... :D
1975 Spider (just for fun)
2000 Dodge Caravan (only because I have to)
2012 Toyota Camry XLE (reliable commuter)

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azruss
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Your car is a: 80 Fiat 2000 FI

Re: Cool old car stuff our spider have

Postby azruss » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:07 pm

manual heater and vent controls
manual door locks
3 on the tree
AM radio
floor button for windshield wash
If you want to get really old:
tilt out windshield
oil bath air filter for carb

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aevansgatech
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Your car is a: 1982 Spider 2000

Re: Cool old car stuff our spider have

Postby aevansgatech » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:54 pm

Charm
1979 Spider 2000 (gone)
1984 Pininfarina Azzurra (for sale)
1982 Spider 2000 (here to stay)

bonsaiwino
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Your car is a: 1979 Spider

Re: Cool old car stuff our spider have

Postby bonsaiwino » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:30 pm

Toggle switch for headlights, what could be easier!

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spiderdan
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Your car is a: 1968 124 Sport Spider
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Re: Cool old car stuff our spider have

Postby spiderdan » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:38 am

Us

To me the coolest "stuff" our Spiders have is us guys and gals.
Where would these great cars be without us cool people re-building/maintaining/restoring and driving them?
We are the cool people that keep these classics on the road for all to appreciate and enjoy.
To all, take a bow and a well deserved pat on the back.
Dan
1968 124 Sport Spider
"Angelina"
2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport (hers)
2016 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited (cottage toy)
http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/68spi ... t%20Spider
http://www.youtube.com/user/Coontache/videos

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

Re: Cool old car stuff our spider have

Postby PhillySpider » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:07 pm

My 2013 jeep had:
manual roof
manual windows
manual mirrors
RWD
tilt down windshield
available in stick

My 2014 MB C300 has:
ashtray

What new cars are missing:
the ability for the home mechanic to work on them...easily.
mags...actual mags

I have to remove the airbox under the hood on my benz to get to the battery. My wifes old Audi had it under the seat for crissakes!

BSmith79
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Your car is a: 1979 124 spider 2000

Re: Cool old car stuff our spider have

Postby BSmith79 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:05 pm

coil and points ignition --incredibly simple to troubleshoot
-spare points, cap and and rotor from tune up cost nothing to keep as spares


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