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Title: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on April 13, 2013, 06:17:46 PM
Today, I waxed and polished the 126 and changed the petrol filter as I noticed it was showing signs of debris in the filter on the underneath ...... Shockingly mucky once I got it off ..... Yuk !


Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: grubscrew on April 13, 2013, 06:28:46 PM
 Did you fill up at the Esso garage in Heathfield, as thats what mine looked like when I did. :P . Mike
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on April 13, 2013, 07:08:25 PM
Get a spare fuel filter, the tanks rust inside but still look fine outside. A new tank isn't much more than the fluid to coat the inside of the tank with. And you have to remove the tank to seal it anyway.

Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Kent126 on April 13, 2013, 07:25:41 PM
New tank and lines all the way!  ;D

Tom
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on April 13, 2013, 07:31:34 PM
New tank and lines all the way!  ;D

Tom

That sounds like a job for a garage ???
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: wsmitwil on April 13, 2013, 08:39:42 PM
New tank and lines all the way!  ;D

Tom

That sounds like a job for a garage ???

Easy job

I do all the jobs on my car even the paint job

If you don't do the job you don't know your car
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on April 13, 2013, 09:06:58 PM


Easy job

I do all the jobs on my car even the paint job

If you don't do the job you don't know your car
[/quote]

To access the tank do I just need to just put the rear on ramps ???

Is there a step by step guide on here anywhere b any chance ????
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: wsmitwil on April 13, 2013, 09:21:58 PM
Pretty strait forward make sure there is no fuel in it, on to the ramps
 

Take the two hoses of the pump

And two more hose clips, one on the filler and one on the breather

Three nuts to hold the tank on
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: popik81 on April 13, 2013, 09:23:12 PM
new spark plugs in:) but still somethink wrong....:(
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: bis13 on April 13, 2013, 09:44:15 PM
Drove it like every other day to within an inch of it's life....
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on April 13, 2013, 09:50:16 PM
Pretty strait forward make sure there is no fuel in it, on to the ramps
 

Take the two hoses of the pump

And two more hose clips, one on the filler and one on the breather

Three nuts to hold the tank on

Anyone have a full list of the parts that are needed for this job and a suggestion where to get them all ?

Assume it'll be new tank, new tank neck rubber and new hoses... how many metres ???
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on April 13, 2013, 11:02:58 PM
I got my tank through axle gerstl, just fuel line (6mm I think), tank and sender gasket should be all you need. Check 126 fan and axle gerstl to see which is cheapest.
The hardest bit was reattaching the filler and breather pipes, found out after that you get better access through the interior side panel.

Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on April 13, 2013, 11:36:05 PM
I got my tank through axle gerstl, just fuel line (6mm I think), tank and sender gasket should be all you need. Check 126 fan and axle gerstl to see which is cheapest.
The hardest bit was reattaching the filler and breather pipes, found out after that you get better access through the interior side panel.

Marc

Sender Gasket ??? :headscratch: what's that ?
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Blonde126 on April 14, 2013, 12:56:53 AM
Drove mine today - as it is my main (and only!) car :P

But recently blown up the tyres, checked the brake fluid, put on a dust cap that had been nicked, and inspected my bodywork. Tomorrow I'm driving back to Uni which is a 70 mile trip, so will top up the water. Can't wait for a relaxing Sunday drive, the weather forecast looks good!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on April 14, 2013, 06:52:51 AM
http://www.126fan.sk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=435

http://www.126fan.sk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=368

http://www.126fan.sk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=345  (at least three metres I reckon)

http://www.126fan.sk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=360 (6 if you will not be running a filter, add two for every filter)

Marc

Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on April 14, 2013, 09:08:30 AM
http://www.126fan.sk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=435

http://www.126fan.sk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=368

http://www.126fan.sk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=345  (at least three metres I reckon)

http://www.126fan.sk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=360 (6 if you will not be running a filter, add two for every filter)

Marc



Thanks a million Marc....

Much appreciated mate..... Total with some extra clips, hose and new filter Coe to under € 50 !!!
Bargain.


Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Rusty's Uncle on April 14, 2013, 12:47:54 PM
Drove car then removed drivers seat & driver's side carpet. Removed seat covers and put in washing machine along with carpet. Cleaned and checked out floor well. Pumped two full spray cans of Waxoil into driver's side sill and the O/S front wing via the small holes that are used to keep the bonnet seal in place. Switched the passenger side seat over to driver's side. You just have to remove the sprung catch that allows the seat to be tilted and move it to the other side of the seat frame. Well worth swopping seat positions if you have a more worn driver's seat  :)
Going to try and get the seat cover repaired then refit on passenger side.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on April 16, 2013, 07:51:26 PM
Swore at it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: guy2yourleft on April 16, 2013, 08:13:12 PM
Fired her up, told her we were not going to a car show, drove around the neighborhood and, once again, refused to stop for questions when the guys who constantly fix/beef up their Civics begged me to let them see the car.  Put the car back in the garage and inspected the engine to make sure nothing bad happened, like the usual blown valve cover gasket.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on April 16, 2013, 11:18:26 PM
Fitted new tailor made car mats and they look and fit perfectly.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on April 17, 2013, 08:31:34 PM
Replaced all Plastic Head screws with new ones supplied by 'Slovakia 126 fan' in all the front and rear light lenses.

Not the best quality screws, 3 were broken on arrival and 2 broke in use - not that over tightened them or anything, I over ordered thankfully so had spares.  Majority of them were OK but quality of the 5 that broke were sub standard, so if you buy some, buy too many, just in case as its a lucky dip.

Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: kev126 on April 21, 2013, 12:06:29 PM
Those hub caps are growing on me mate! Looking good :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: wsmitwil on April 21, 2013, 12:11:55 PM

Is it me or is the front hub cap looks different to the back, probably me but car looks great
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: wsmitwil on April 21, 2013, 03:25:32 PM

I thought it was, sorry  :$

Ive probably ruined your day
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on April 21, 2013, 04:22:22 PM

I thought it was, sorry  :$

Ive probably ruined your day

LOL.... Naaaaa, just made me want to get some alloys a little bit more !
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on April 21, 2013, 05:07:24 PM
I fitted one moon disc to my spare (with no tyre) couldn't get tyres off other wheels so didn't risk drilling through them.
Also painted (with some metalflake I had spare from my old beach buggy) my oil filer cap and sat in the sunshine looking at it!!

Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 500 today ???
Post by: grubscrew on April 21, 2013, 07:20:53 PM
I welded some captive 7/16 unf nuts to a metal plate and welded them in place to take some inertia seat belts.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Landy-Pilot on April 22, 2013, 09:54:40 AM
Looked at it, rolled it back and forth told her I would continue work soon, then went and did some work on my land rover  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: popik81 on April 22, 2013, 10:12:37 PM
strip down plastic bumpers, and tomorrow but chrome one  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: kev126 on April 24, 2013, 12:12:45 AM
Rolled my eyes at it because its broken, while I primed it's new wheels! Working or not, it needs to look it's best :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: KAL SPL on April 25, 2013, 02:11:10 PM
Made some sun visors from scratch , pics when they dry :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on May 01, 2013, 10:31:34 PM
 Well I finally put the engine together for the 126. Ready to go in tomorrow so fingers crossed it works as it should.
 The score is not good at the moment as the cars look like this and Auto Italia is 2 days away, but I like a challenge ;D
 
 (http://imageshack.us/a/img594/1798/77801188.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/594/77801188.jpg/)

 (http://imageshack.us/a/img21/9776/49482981.th.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/21/49482981.jpg/)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 02, 2013, 09:33:30 AM
Still trying to get a MK7 Jag out of the garage before I can get the Fiat in :(
It's been there since 1971!

This is the path it has to take, the roof has a 60ft unsupported span and the walls stand 15ft high. Fun.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: kev126 on May 02, 2013, 11:25:05 PM
Drove it! She lives!!!

The jag has been there since 1971? Crikey!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Lloyd74 on May 03, 2013, 10:28:35 PM
Walked to car like I do every morning, like some sort of film star, got in, turned key, belted up motorway to Leeds at 70ish, picking my way through Audis, mercs, Beemers and other lesser cars and rolled into work making an understated blatant statement that the daddy has arrived!
Stand by your beds the man has just arrived, just like every other day punctually, stylishly and cool, confident that this day is mine!
Caution: These may not be the onions of the author or anybody and cannot and may not be used in evidence to substantiate owt or anything whatsoever and may in legal terms be deemed what or inadmissible on the grounds of eh? and may also be found to smell of eggy whiff!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: kev126 on May 03, 2013, 11:36:44 PM
Lol! Lloyd, you do make me laugh mate  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on May 06, 2013, 06:26:06 PM
 
 Took them out for a spin today and had a great time. Tool box and a tow rope just in case as neither have much mileage on them yet, but they both behaved.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 07, 2013, 07:39:36 PM
I've been looking for a set of those for a while, nice find.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on May 07, 2013, 09:13:16 PM
I've been looking for a set of those for a while, nice find.

I have 2 spares if your interested in them ?

Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 09, 2013, 02:58:33 PM
Had to move it yesterday thanks to the council resurfacing the road, had to move it today from the road I moved it to yesterday for the same reason. Moving it to the garage tomorrow to fix it, unless the council decide to resurface that as well.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: midvillesb on May 11, 2013, 01:48:22 PM
Swallowed my pride (and dusted off my wallet) by taking my 126 to Proietti's this morning to get it through this year's MOT.  For the last two years I've done all the work on the car myself but replacing perished bushes on the rear shocks has defeated me (nuts seized solid) and it's probably about time that someone who actually knows what they're doing gives the car the once over...

Anyway, shelling out some cash means that I'll have even more incentive to use the car lots when I get it back!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: dajwid on May 11, 2013, 04:32:10 PM
Walked out side looked at the 126, serviced the family Fabia, looked at the 126 again and went indoors.

Tomorrow is another day.

Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on May 11, 2013, 04:59:28 PM
Swallowed my pride (and dusted off my wallet) by taking my 126 to Proietti's this morning to get it through this year's MOT.  For the last two years I've done all the work on the car myself but replacing perished bushes on the rear shocks has defeated me (nuts seized solid) and it's probably about time that someone who actually knows what they're doing gives the car the once over...

Anyway, shelling out some cash means that I'll have even more incentive to use the car lots when I get it back!

Excellent.... Be money well spent mate.

Mine has been at a garage next to Brands Hatch called Day & Whites for the past couple of weeks getting a full health check. They have identified and resolved a few issues I wasn't aware of which is excellent news and hope to have it back put together in a week or so.

Anna on reception made me laugh the other day. The garage is located next door to a Ferrari specialists and she said "Jon your car is safe and sound". I said "I'm sure it is, it's all the Ferrari's next door hogging the limelight, I bet" and Anna's response was "NO !!! Your little red 126 seems to be getting lots of attention" lol

I'd consider a swap for the weekend though just to have a go in one !

Looking forward to getting it back and putting the alloys I've bought put onto it.

Photos will follow in due course.
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Post by: eben80 on May 11, 2013, 08:25:14 PM
Refitted the Reece Fish carb on an "improved" version of my own manifold. Took it for a spin around the village with my son copiloting. A lot better but needs retuning.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Kent126 on May 14, 2013, 04:37:58 PM
John, I know the Ferrari garage and Brands Paddock garages well.  ;D

Did they let you look around the ferrari garage? There are some impressive cars hidden in the back showroom away from public view!

Is it all running now?

Tom
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: popik81 on May 14, 2013, 07:38:50 PM
bambino with new bumpers :)

http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/Grzegorz_Bober/media/bambino/DSCF0878_zps5b3dbb4e.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2

http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/Grzegorz_Bober/media/bambino/DSCF0877_zpse1203005.jpg.html?sort=3&o=3

and my wife come back to work after maternity and new item jump in to car-second car seat....

http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/Grzegorz_Bober/media/bambino/DSCF0879_zpsec38f40a.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on May 14, 2013, 11:40:43 PM
Hey Tom.

It's now ready for collection ! I just got to get there, pay the bill and drive her home !

They've done 4.5 hrs work on the car, which i believe mainly consists of sorting an existing but retivately newly fitted exhaust system and replaced points and condensor plus tuning.
Additional comments to come once I've spoken to them in person and driven the car.
It was mentioned that the car needs to be driven .... 14K on the clock isn't enough to keep her sweet apparently.

When I go and collect he car I'll take a moment to have a look in the Ferrari specialists, if they welcome a 126 driver !

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Post by: JonW126 on May 17, 2013, 05:33:38 PM
Just drove the 126 home and  ;D :D ;D ......Day & Whites have done and amazing job, the car drives like a dream.
Can't praise them enough, they have done a terrific job and I'm well pleased with them and their performance.

Got to get the drivers seat trim tear repaired ASAP ......anybody know of a local company in Kent otherwise I'll take I to Essex to get sorted.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: wsmitwil on May 18, 2013, 02:48:29 PM

Got the windscreen out Today to find yet more rust  >:(

but I did expect it as its a usual rust spot area

Found a useful thing on the bis which is not on the aircooled, a small pipe to take water away from the corners of the screen but it still went rusty  ::)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 18, 2013, 03:00:25 PM
Yesterday I popped the rocker cover off expecting mayonnaise, it was really clean so decided not to do the head gasket. put new rocker cover and inlet manifold gaskets on. Mounted and plumbed in electric fuel pump. changed the condenser and checked the points. Fixed some dodgy wiring inside the distributor and going to the distributor. Sorted out dodgy screws on rear lights, and tried a different bodge on my missing vacuum linkage pivot.
This week I plan to remount and plumb in the carb, drill hole in or remove the thermostat, change the driveshaft oil seals and one flexi coupling, grease kingpins, give the car a full gearbox and engine oil change then give it a thorough check over and book the mot.

Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 18, 2013, 06:57:01 PM
What size tyres are on the new wheels?
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on May 18, 2013, 08:21:22 PM
They are fitted with 175/60/13 for the fronts and 185/60/13 for the rears but it's the alloy that was rubbing not the tyre.... Gutted to be honest that its not a simple fit and off ya go !
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 18, 2013, 08:34:20 PM
I think they have an offset of 42.5, Deyan IYI has 13*5.5*42.5 on his. Ask him what he did.
185's are going to rub unless the offset is absolutely spot on, and even then I'm not certain.
Have you checked the clearance when the car is on the floor? The wheels do arc outwards from hanging to level.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: kev126 on May 18, 2013, 08:34:53 PM
They look like 5.5j ? What's the ET on those alloys? Spacers will sort it! If you need big ones buy hub-centric ones.

As for me, my friend towed my 126 back to my house as it's been broken at his for the past week
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on May 18, 2013, 08:41:17 PM
 I`ve got some 20mm spacers and longer bolts you can borrow to see if they would work, but with those size tyres they might stick out a bit too much.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on May 18, 2013, 08:58:56 PM
I`ve got some 20mm spacers and longer bolts you can borrow to see if they would work, but with those size tyres they might stick out a bit too much.

Ideal, thank you, I might take you up on that offer, would I be best driving over in the 126 with the wheels and jack etc... Or shoot over in the R, have a play about and return them ASAP ?

Is there a legal limit on how far the wheel can protrude the wheel arch ?
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: kev126 on May 18, 2013, 09:06:48 PM
Yes - the tyre has to be flush with the arch at a maximum, it can't protrude at all. Negative camber is an option to tuck it under, but as your ET is so massive it would just hit the back again. Arch extensions or to have them flared/rolled out are your options
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 18, 2013, 09:17:12 PM
I think cinquento wheels are the same size/offset.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on May 18, 2013, 09:27:01 PM
Made a new battery tray- it's going back to the front!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 19, 2013, 03:42:38 PM
Lots of people are running 5.5j ,so with the right spacers they should be fine. 185's are a bit wide.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Rusty's Uncle on May 19, 2013, 05:12:52 PM
They are Fiat Uno Turbo wheels. I ran those very same rims years ago on a 126 with 155-65 x 13 tyres & did not need any spacers etc.  :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 19, 2013, 05:45:45 PM
They are Fiat Uno Turbo wheels. I ran those very same rims years ago on a 126 with 155-65 x 13 tyres & did not need any spacers etc.  :)

That's what I thought.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on May 19, 2013, 08:04:48 PM
So do you think it as the tyres being too big ?
I thought he alloy was rubbing because it left some dirt on the inside o he rim when I was offering it up but maybe I just caught it and assumed I was the alloy.

I only tries the 185 rears... Maybe I should have tried he 175' too or should I go even smaller ?
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 19, 2013, 08:09:11 PM
I would try the 175's, they might fit. The wheels might rub when the car is jacked up, but not when it's on the floor, weird camber setup on the 126 means the wheels tuck under when you lift the car.
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Post by: fixit on May 19, 2013, 08:38:52 PM
don't forget to check the tyres are within axle weight tolerance and speed rating hehehe
H is about 130mph
http://www.goodyear.eu/uk_en/tire-advice/tire-information/tire-load-index.jsp
just had major headache trying to find so for a 10year old vehicle :( found some in end
the interesting thing is if you go down width your supposed to go down height by 5
many tyre sellers sites explain this better than I can

freddies just had spot welds drilled, and ive relocated boxed interior into another room ;D

hope above helps
regards f
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Pete126 on May 19, 2013, 08:43:36 PM
So do you think it as the tyres being too big ?
I thought he alloy was rubbing because it left some dirt on the inside o he rim when I was offering it up but maybe I just caught it and assumed I was the alloy.

I only tries the 185 rears... Maybe I should have tried he 175' too or should I go even smaller ?

The maximum tyre size that fit under the wheel arch without modification is 165X55X13 the maximum offset on a 126 is 38 the Uno alloys have an offset of 42.5 which will fowl on the inner rear arch, I had to use a 5mm spacer on both back wheels :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on May 19, 2013, 08:54:51 PM
OK.... So i gather i have 2 options.

Rusty's uncle advice is run with 155-65-13 without any spacers
Or
Run with the maximum tyre size, which Pete126 says is 165-55-13 but will need 5mm spacers at the rear (no feedback about the fronts)

I'll try and source tyres from my tyre man and feedback ...... Thanks all for the input, really appreciate it.

Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Pete126 on May 19, 2013, 09:05:21 PM
Didn't need spacers on the front, but you probably need 5mm spacers as it was the wheel that was catching on mine ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Rusty's Uncle on May 19, 2013, 09:19:34 PM
That Pete has always been a bit of a wide boy  :P
155s will sit flush with the side of the rim but if you have the rims just fit a rim to the rear and check the clearance on the suspension arm. It should be close but close is good  :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Lloyd74 on May 19, 2013, 10:51:55 PM
I feel like a dirty boy! having used my bis daily for 3yrs I now have a brand new Nissan Navaro (company car) (not actually mine) (as if) but I feel like an unfaithful tart! But will be on the Yorkshire run at the weekend, better change the mayo (oil) 1st, me and the lad can't wait. Still using the bis to go to karate in though. Its funny seeing derisory looks change to "Hello Sir just admiring your fine stead!" when the person sees three people all in Karate gear crammed inside dressed like monks. Once some scooter oiks pulled up and I could hear them laughing at the car and they clearly thought it was their one chance they had to blast something off from a standing start but then they stopped laughing when they saw us all kitted out like Tenko guards also they got smaller in the mirrors as we set off!
We drive the bis as the emperor commands it!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: dajwid on May 20, 2013, 07:36:43 PM
Whack the innerwing where it rubs with a big hamer, hey presto, they will fit. ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: fixit on May 20, 2013, 09:51:39 PM

hows your car dajwid? are you back on the road,
 f
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on May 26, 2013, 10:21:31 AM
Compressor out? Check. DA discs ready? Check. Lets GO!!
Paint prep on the hot rod!!
And the sun is out. Sorry to all the neighbours for dusty cars n windows!

Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on May 28, 2013, 02:44:11 PM
Fitted a new Aerial .....replacement to the original.... Not 100% happy with the look but it works perfectly.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on May 29, 2013, 10:58:18 AM
By the way, only got 2/3rds done as I ran out of 180DA discs. So I am buying more today!!

Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: eben80 on June 01, 2013, 09:16:16 PM
Drained the engine-oil that I had in the gearbox & slightly overfilled it with Valvoline 80W90 GL4 proper gear oil.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: DeVilleChris on June 01, 2013, 11:18:37 PM
Today and yesterday the Headgasket was changed along with most of the other gaskets.

Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Amateb8 on June 02, 2013, 07:42:12 PM
I'm really not very happy.

Went got two smaller tyres on a couple of spare rims and they STILL rub on the rear, took them off, put them on a couple of times to double check everything and its the ALLOY rim that's rubbing NOT the tyre.

You can see at the top of the picture where it's rubbed...... GGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR........

I don't get it how the same rims fit other 126 Bis but not mine.

If you are using Cinquecento Sporting alloys, you will need spacers for the rear.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: thepuddlejumper on June 02, 2013, 10:42:37 PM
Hi started the wee beastie up, started on two cylinders then cut down to one.  Check everything out and it looked as if a spark plug wasn't working so replaced with a new one. started up again on two and then cut down to one again, don't know what is going on it is the same cylinder that is cutting out.  I will check compression tomorrow.

Ralph
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Post by: 1973/126 on June 03, 2013, 10:12:22 AM
 This was last weekend. I finally changed the fuel tank on the 126. This is probably the worst one I`ve seen so far. I could see my inline filter was getting dirty really quickly, but didn`t expect this :o
 It had about a dustpan full of rust in the bottom of it.
 The car has only been off the road for couple of years and it even looked like the tank has already been of at some point.
 The new one was a bad fit for some reason, but all done now and car is running sweet.
 Few pics.
 (http://imageshack.us/a/img515/2969/34307668.jpg)
 (http://imageshack.us/a/img705/5575/56168580.jpg)
 (http://imageshack.us/a/img20/8651/77163994.jpg)
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Post by: Kent126 on June 07, 2013, 11:00:23 PM
I've never seen those rear spoilers before, they look pretty awesome! I really must come up to Sittingbourne and see your car!  :$
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: the duke of 126 on June 12, 2013, 07:17:37 PM
Drove 120 mile round trip to fetch a spare exhaust !
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Post by: Kent126 on June 14, 2013, 11:31:56 AM
Drove 160 mile round trip to buy a new front panel for my '74 aircooled.

Now I need to go back and get some rear arches.

Tom
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Post by: grubscrew on June 15, 2013, 07:11:51 PM
... a bit more rubbing down, nearly ready for spraying.........splendid. :D
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Post by: wsmitwil on June 17, 2013, 08:27:00 PM

Spent the day detailing my blue 126 with stripes and put new number plates and number plate surrounds on looks much better now  ;D

Had a weekend away at MG live Silverstone, watching the racing mostly the ferraris and porsches bit different from the mgs :P

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Post by: markymarc on June 19, 2013, 09:50:45 AM
Keep looking at it after getting it back from the paintshop. Now its all one colour I have a better idea of how it will look.
"lil rod" is almost ready to be born!
Ohh and fitted my custom dipstick!

Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 126blackbird on June 19, 2013, 10:00:24 AM
Hi Mark, so when will it be on the road ?
 Must get down to have a look at it sometime, are you still living at the same place.
 Graham
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Post by: markymarc on June 19, 2013, 10:36:57 AM
Hi Mark, so when will it be on the road ?
 Must get down to have a look at it sometime, are you still living at the same place.
 Graham

Hi Graham,
I have got to block it down ready for the top coat(work keeps getting in the way!) and finding someone who wants to spray satin black is a f****** nightmare! Then its just put it back together & mot? Sounds simple.......
Yes I still live same place.

Marc
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Post by: stuey on June 21, 2013, 11:03:13 PM
Today I put some filler and for the next few weeks ill be doing the same-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-7.jpg)
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Post by: markymarc on June 22, 2013, 08:51:36 AM
Today I put some filler and for the next few weeks ill be doing the same-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-7.jpg)
I love a bit of prep work! Start my blocking down for top cost today!
Marc
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Post by: stuey on June 22, 2013, 11:57:54 AM
Lucky bugger I wish I was that far along!- oh and marc on the satin black front you can always get it based black and cleared with satin laquer- a painter friend of mine did it with a set of motorcycle tins...
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Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on June 22, 2013, 02:02:14 PM
Lucky bugger I wish I was that far along!- oh and marc on the satin black front you can always get it based black and cleared with satin laquer- a painter friend of mine did it with a set of motorcycle tins...

mate of mine did this with his Consul, looks spot on.

Marc
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Post by: markymarc on June 22, 2013, 07:56:40 PM
Its lookin like the satin black will b gloss black due to the fact no-one wants to spray satin!!
Marc
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Post by: markymarc on June 23, 2013, 11:15:56 AM
I fitted the same custom dipstick i had made for "lil rod" to my other halfs Abarth 500.
I'm in the good books ;-)
Marc
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Post by: rmbruton on June 23, 2013, 04:59:14 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/23/dubupe9e.jpg)sanding! Aaaaargh
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Post by: stuey on June 26, 2013, 05:19:14 PM
Finally got a tyre on one my 13x6 revo's so I could test fit it today- the are spaced more at the front so no arch problems despite being wider than my last set but they are touching the shock on the back so looks like a spacer 15mm? will be required. But at least I can check all the arch clearances so I don't destroy the tyres/arches on its maiden voyage this time! Pic!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-15.jpg)
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Post by: markymarc on June 26, 2013, 08:49:22 PM
Booked "lil rod" for its paint. Woop woop!! 8th July.
Marc
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Post by: fixit on June 27, 2013, 01:42:08 AM
painted bilt hamber hydrate 80 on rusty bits on front panel just to see if it works  ;D

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Post by: rmbruton on June 27, 2013, 08:58:39 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/28/u8usu8uz.jpg)More sanding
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on July 05, 2013, 12:11:16 PM
Took the drivers seat out, didn't realise it just slides off the rail - I was looking for nuts and bolts to undo !

Will be having the drivers seat cloth material repaired next week, as its torn on the seam like most.

Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on July 07, 2013, 05:46:40 AM
I took my "lil rod" to the paint shop, can't wait to see it finally painted!!
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Post by: stuey on July 07, 2013, 10:44:31 AM
I took my "lil rod" to the paint shop, can't wait to see it finally painted!!
Stuey "likes" this
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: popik81 on July 07, 2013, 10:26:49 PM
take it for show to dublin:)

http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/Grzegorz_Bober/library/dublin%20terenue?sort=3&page=4
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Post by: popik81 on July 12, 2013, 11:52:17 PM
http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/Grzegorz_Bober/library/?sort=3&page=1
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on July 13, 2013, 06:35:07 PM
Filled the gearbox with oil despite the stuck filler plug.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: KAL SPL on July 14, 2013, 02:23:24 PM
I bought 2 brand new clutches off ebay because they were only $39 Aus each ! Now have 1 car , 2 engines , 3 clutches and 4 gearboxes :)
Think I need to build myself a paddock racer.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on July 15, 2013, 02:12:29 PM
MORE FILLER!  >:(
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-16.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on July 15, 2013, 02:38:43 PM
MORE FILLER!  >:(

Has Bernard been completely evicted now?
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on July 15, 2013, 03:15:59 PM
Mot at the end of the month and he's good to go but he's just wheeled out of the way for now...
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Post by: markymarc on July 16, 2013, 01:38:00 PM
MORE FILLER!  >:(
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-16.jpg)
Have you filled the side air vents?
Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on July 16, 2013, 02:52:11 PM
Have you filled the side air vents?
Marc

yes the air will come from the other side of the panel via perspex naca ducts in the rear side windows.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on July 16, 2013, 04:04:22 PM
Have you filled the side air vents?
Marc

yes the air will come from the other side of the panel via perspex naca ducts in the rear side windows.
Ohh, I see. I was a bit worried as I'm the only one doing stupid things to a 126!! Haha
Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on July 16, 2013, 08:56:21 PM



Ohh, I see. I was a bit worried as I'm the only one doing stupid things to a 126!! Haha
Marc
[/quote]

You're not the only one. You and Stuey should have a stupid off when you are both finished, I wouldn't like to bet on the winner. Both brilliant from what I have seen.

Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on July 17, 2013, 08:31:49 PM
Picked up my "lil rod" from the paint shop.........STOP! Re-fit time.....
Marc
PS I am the most stupid  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: popik81 on July 18, 2013, 04:16:40 AM
bring bambino to weld shop:)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Scratchski on July 18, 2013, 07:10:33 PM
Pulled speedo head off to check if screw on or clip on type,

Thanks for the heads up jokke  :good:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3732/9313752629_893ed08cf7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98899531@N05/9313752629/)
IMG_0560 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98899531@N05/9313752629/) by SpokoPies (http://www.flickr.com/people/98899531@N05/), on Flickr

Just ordered speedo for a Cinq on ebay, getting ever closer to MOT  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on July 18, 2013, 09:32:26 PM
I spent the day making a folding cover panel for all my gubbins under my scuttle panel- i need to put hinges and fixings in but its going well-

closed-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-17.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/null-17.jpg.html)
open-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-18.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/null-18.jpg.html)
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Post by: markymarc on July 19, 2013, 06:21:20 PM
I spent the day making a folding cover panel for all my gubbins under my scuttle panel- i need to put hinges and fixings in but its going well-

closed-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-17.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/null-17.jpg.html)
open-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-18.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/null-18.jpg.html)

Bang tidy study!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: kev126 on July 19, 2013, 09:03:57 PM
Fixed it and fitted alloys!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on July 20, 2013, 06:36:43 PM
Re-fit started!  Pix soon?
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Post by: rmbruton on July 20, 2013, 09:27:04 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/21/ane2y9ej.jpg) had the car out today... First time in a year lol
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: bis13 on July 21, 2013, 08:56:46 AM
liking the low profile tyres!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on July 24, 2013, 07:11:16 PM
One door fitted with catch & lock.......& it works!
Marc
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Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on July 24, 2013, 08:49:42 PM
All ready for a pre mot test run, water leak at the intake manifold where the pipe screws in. Liquid metalled, hope it works.

Marc
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Post by: stuey on July 25, 2013, 08:17:21 AM
All ready for a pre mot test run, water leak at the intake manifold where the pipe screws in. Liquid metalled, hope it works.

Marc

hope it goes well fella!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on July 25, 2013, 07:14:50 PM
I posted some re-fit pictures on "restorations" page !!!!

Check out the "lil rod"

marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on July 29, 2013, 01:50:43 PM
Got the mountings for my cover panel fabricated and welded in... Another job ticked off-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-19.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on July 30, 2013, 12:14:33 PM
Got the mountings for my cover panel fabricated and welded in... Another job ticked off-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-19.jpg)
Can't wait to see this little car finished, I think it'll be right up my street?!!

marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on July 30, 2013, 01:17:41 PM
Thanks Marc- I think much the same about yours- only you will be finished way before me-! But I soldier on- today I had a second crack at my bumper flushed indicators- ( universally panned the first time I postedm them) I've moved them more inboard now so the sit under the headlights ( which is a pain cos the now sit in front of the bumper mounts) now I need to make some mounts and sand them smooth so I can get the bumpers powder coated to match my bonnet!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-20.jpg)
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Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on July 30, 2013, 01:21:49 PM
 today I had a second crack at my bumper flushed indicators- ( universally panned the first time I postedm them) I've moved them more inboard now so the sit under the headlights ( which is a pain cos the now sit in front of the bumper mounts) now I need to make some mounts and sand them smooth so I can get the bumpers powder coated to match my bonnet!

How many chrome bumpers are you going to go through?! Looking better I think.

Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on July 30, 2013, 01:37:22 PM
It's the same one jus a lot of welding/grinding and sanding done- and still some to do but I'm a lot happier with it this time!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Seabee1978126 on July 30, 2013, 05:30:40 PM
Made a new carburetor  gasket...
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: kev126 on July 30, 2013, 05:33:31 PM
Made a new carburetor  gasket...
Cereal box?

I repsprayed my rear bumper black. Foglight nuts were seized so I had to remove the whole rear panel to be able to get it off!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Pete126 on July 30, 2013, 06:32:42 PM
Da man from Vosa, He say :yahoo: for another Year :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Scratchski on July 30, 2013, 08:01:10 PM
... today I had a second crack at my bumper flushed indicators- ( universally panned the first time I posted them)...

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-20.jpg)

I think that looks well,  :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on July 30, 2013, 08:37:32 PM
Thanks- in fairness they did look a bit rubbish the first time I did it...
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Seabee1978126 on July 31, 2013, 08:24:32 AM
Made a new carburetor  gasket...
[/quote]
Cereal box?

Not this time! I have some actual strong gasket material now. I do like using cereal box though!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on July 31, 2013, 11:32:17 AM
Thanks Marc- I think much the same about yours- only you will be finished way before me-! But I soldier on- today I had a second crack at my bumper flushed indicators- ( universally panned the first time I postedm them) I've moved them more inboard now so the sit under the headlights ( which is a pain cos the now sit in front of the bumper mounts) now I need to make some mounts and sand them smooth so I can get the bumpers powder coated to match my bonnet!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-20.jpg)
Sweet move on the indicators mate, alot of VWs did this in the late 80s/early 90s. I did it to my VW fastback.
Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Darrell on August 01, 2013, 03:48:54 PM
Picked-up two of the alloys from wheel refurbishers  :good:
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Post by: stuey on August 01, 2013, 04:03:58 PM
Picked-up two of the alloys from wheel refurbishers  :good:
PICS!  :P
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Post by: Darrell on August 02, 2013, 08:38:00 AM
 ::)
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Post by: stuey on August 02, 2013, 09:44:17 AM
very nice- i do like me some sluts ier I mean slots!  :D
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Post by: kev126 on August 02, 2013, 10:29:01 AM
Lookin good Darrell :)
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Post by: markymarc on August 02, 2013, 12:54:22 PM
1 cracked windscreen later!!!!!

Very angry marc!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Darrell on August 02, 2013, 02:44:37 PM
Tyres fitted.

Door cards arrived

 :good: :good:
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Darrell on August 03, 2013, 06:36:43 PM
Engine back in.   ;D
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Post by: markymarc on August 05, 2013, 08:43:18 AM
Pretty much finished refit, but aswell as breaking the windscreen I have also chipped the new paint now!!
Had a lil 126 visitor yesterday who stopped by for a chat.......you know who you are? He is still laughing from seeing my car!!

Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on August 14, 2013, 04:20:44 PM
Took "lil rod" to a good mechanic to sort brakes, and MOT! Then its the next step?
Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 126blackbird on August 14, 2013, 05:14:59 PM
Your car looks fine Mark, will be nice to see it on the road
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on August 14, 2013, 06:05:26 PM
Took the window drain plugs that Chris DeVille and Ladislav sent me to my mechanic chappy so he can complete my restoration...fingers crossed if we can do the MoT it could be ready for this weekend!  The moral of the tale is don't throw anything away, especially if you are breaking a car, these little things would have been impossible to find/buy without the help of 2 super club members and without them we'd have had to fabricate something which would have been pants!   ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on August 14, 2013, 09:19:41 PM
 Getting ready for RR I finally changed my gearbox oil, fitted a cigarette lighter and a new head unit :P
 (http://imageshack.us/a/img824/3248/jzed.jpg)

 (http://imageshack.us/a/img27/5535/j509.jpg)
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Post by: Scratchski on August 14, 2013, 09:37:37 PM
Lovin that steering wheel 73  :D

Fitted my headlamps tonight! YaY  ;D

Thanks Bar Vitelli for supplying the lamps and the advice, those links sorted me out, was panicking as I was trying to figure out how to adapt the headlight to take the more usual/modern wire clip to hold the bulb in, took me ages to figure out the large 2 pronged metal ring will hold the bulb nicely. Doh!

Anyway, here's a couple of pics to explain my panic

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2843/9512919768_8779906ba9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98899531@N05/9512919768/)
IMG_0563 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98899531@N05/9512919768/) by SpokoPies (http://www.flickr.com/people/98899531@N05/), on Flickr

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3740/9510129845_f939895413.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98899531@N05/9510129845/)
IMG_0564 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98899531@N05/9510129845/) by SpokoPies (http://www.flickr.com/people/98899531@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on August 14, 2013, 09:41:38 PM
Phew!  That's great news, Keith and thanks for posting in case anyone else has the same situation...you had me worried there for a while so I'm really glad you got sorted!   :good:
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on August 21, 2013, 04:58:35 PM
I picked up my chrome powder bonnet from the powder coaters today- very nice too!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-25.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Pete126 on August 21, 2013, 08:25:44 PM
oooh Nice :P So you'll be with us next year :good:
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Post by: stuey on August 21, 2013, 08:41:23 PM
oooh Nice :P So you'll be with us next year :good:
I damn well hope so!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on August 22, 2013, 10:06:08 AM
Nice.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Seabee1978126 on August 22, 2013, 12:28:27 PM
Hey Stuey, that chrome paint looks great!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Scratchski on August 22, 2013, 10:27:34 PM
 Got a battery for Spoko today, (077)

Not exciting in itself but,

Went to a new place in Belfast called Battery World, walked along the front of the building under the big Battery World sign, past all the big pictures of batteries, through the front door into the shop full of car, van and truck batteries, up to the counter with a stand on it displaying an assortment of smaller batteries and asked...

"Do you do batteries?"  :P

The girl's face was priceless,  :o ;D

..but she nearly instantly went into professional mode and asked what it was for, the guy behind the counter with her caught on straight away I was taking the P and near wet himself laughing  :lol: the more he laughed the more serious she tried to be, making me laugh and him laugh harder with me
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on August 23, 2013, 04:27:36 PM
I picked up my chrome powder bonnet from the powder coaters today- very nice too!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-25.jpg)
You could have had your bonnet wrapped? I know a good bloke  ;)

Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on August 23, 2013, 05:15:17 PM
It's now going to have a chequer board paint job to march the colour on the rest of the car followed by a deep lacquer Job then hand pinstriped lines- but thanks for the thought.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on August 28, 2013, 11:52:29 AM
Snuck in an hours tinkering today, I only smelt of petrol a bit when I got home so Hazey might not have noticed.  ;D
Fitted the Polish 30S2 carb today, still on the old nearly dead pump and lines, ticks over better and slower than I could ever get that bloody weber 30dgf to but it still bogs down when the second venturi opens, hopefully just needs a bit of adjustment. It's great knowing that there are no bits missing from this one.

This carb seems to have been designed better for the 126, you can actually get to all four bolts quite well.
(http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/carburettor-Garage-find-Fiat-126-kit-car-Twin-Choke-Not-Webber-/231031349108?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=iljoEiws8%252BwoFaSrhYKZeegQRcs%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: popik81 on August 31, 2013, 09:40:13 PM
http://s1261.photobucket.com/user/Grzegorz_Bober/media/bambino/DSCF1148_zpscde86231.jpg.html

painting toomorow:)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on August 31, 2013, 09:42:33 PM
Looks like you've been busy Popik.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: popik81 on August 31, 2013, 09:46:04 PM
toomorow will worst......... ;D but on tuesday will put all together and car will spotless.....
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: chrisrhodesinlbz on September 02, 2013, 10:26:36 PM
Hello, in answer to the question, what did you do to your Fiat 126 today....... I drove it home from its MOT Test, and it passed without any problems. Last two MOTs had advisory about play in Offside Rear wheel bearing, but it must have put itself right, as not mentioned!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on September 11, 2013, 11:48:21 AM
Front panel filled and front bumper ready for paint!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null_zps20ae12ca.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on September 11, 2013, 05:41:08 PM
  
 Fitted these today. Some more bleeding to do tomorrow and hopefully a test drive.

 (http://imageshack.us/a/img59/8635/8bl7.jpg)
 
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on September 11, 2013, 09:27:16 PM
Not me, but the missus, took the beautiful green car to work to some random meeting, turned up and the chap sat next to her only has a yellow 1974 car in storage for the last 10 years!  Already made him an offer but apparently he's not up for selling...just shows though, there are more of our cars out there hidden away than we think...
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Seabee1978126 on September 13, 2013, 08:42:47 AM
The other day I was hearing a weird sound from my passenger front wheel.. It almost sounded like a bearing was grinding but it wasnt. After taking it apart and inspecting, my drum is warped! ??? I figure being a 1978 nothing has been touched before. So, I decided to go ahead and redo the whole brake system :P Today, 160 euro later I got new Drums, Slave Cylinder's, Master Cylinder, Shoes, and rubber lines!!!! Not a bad price I think for all them goodies! 8) This will be my project for Sunday!!!! ;D (does anybody know how much Dot 4 goes in this little beast?)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on September 13, 2013, 10:16:59 AM
Changed the gearbox mounts yesterday. The old ones were barely hanging together. Loads better now and was very easy to do.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on September 17, 2013, 11:49:09 AM
Just changed my quarter light, pretty easy to do if not a little nerve wracking at times.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bambino126 on September 17, 2013, 02:35:03 PM
Greased my King-pins.
Found out how to do this and wow what a difference - the steering is super light now. Recommend this easy job to everyone.
Somebody had fitted 3/8 inch 90 degree ones which are a pain so also ordered the correct metric ones to make this job even easier in future  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Kent126 on September 18, 2013, 04:53:39 PM
Today, I replaced the rear engine mount spring and rubbers on the deville. The old ones were knackered as you can see. Also did some tidying under the bonnet, and some hammeriting to keep the rust at bay.

Also found that the pipes coming down from the front windscreen drain, were just hanging down under the battery and are too short. Any water would have just been dripping under the battery tray. One has been relocated, but the other needs to be extended. Another job for the list, I also finally found time to mow my lawn too!  :P.

Piccies;

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s191/thomasrenshaw/working_zpsdb058f8d.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/thomasrenshaw/media/working_zpsdb058f8d.jpg.html)

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s191/thomasrenshaw/hammerite_zpscd96f2c2.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/thomasrenshaw/media/hammerite_zpscd96f2c2.jpg.html)

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s191/thomasrenshaw/newenginemountspring_zps1757d381.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/thomasrenshaw/media/newenginemountspring_zps1757d381.jpg.html)

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s191/thomasrenshaw/oldenginemountrubbers_zps36756116.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/thomasrenshaw/media/oldenginemountrubbers_zps36756116.jpg.html)

Tom
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Post by: Kent126 on September 20, 2013, 03:12:31 PM
Put a new exhaust on today, with new gaskets and the correct exhaust bolts which were missing.

Also replaced the old knackered horn which was embarrasing, and swapped it from a spare lucas horn I had lying around.

Tom
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on September 21, 2013, 05:08:34 PM
Drove "lil rod" to have its exhaust built/made & MOT done.  Pick it up next Friday!!

Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bambino126 on September 26, 2013, 03:22:21 PM

Changed the gearbox mounts on my BIS which as you can see were quite tired.

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f101/tashman_/mounts.jpg) (http://s46.photobucket.com/user/tashman_/media/mounts.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Kent126 on September 30, 2013, 10:02:05 PM
You get by with a little help from your friends  ;D

Today, some new bits and pieces. Engine oil change, gearbox oil change, oil filter cleaned, some routine maintainence.

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s191/thomasrenshaw/1264_zps58afdb40.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/thomasrenshaw/media/1264_zps58afdb40.jpg.html)

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s191/thomasrenshaw/1261_zps5ddaf2e6.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/thomasrenshaw/media/1261_zps5ddaf2e6.jpg.html)

crap removed from filter;
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s191/thomasrenshaw/1263_zps510db874.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/thomasrenshaw/media/1263_zps510db874.jpg.html)

Nice and clean  ;D
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s191/thomasrenshaw/1262_zps6f421646.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/thomasrenshaw/media/1262_zps6f421646.jpg.html)

Organised Chaos!!
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s191/thomasrenshaw/126_zps0b21c7ff.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/thomasrenshaw/media/126_zps0b21c7ff.jpg.html)

Tom
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Post by: DeVilleChris on October 01, 2013, 05:28:56 PM
Looking good! you have 3 126's?
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Rusty's Uncle on October 01, 2013, 06:19:47 PM
I stripped down a 500 and a 126 gearbox side by side to compare the inner gubbins. Some interesting similarities  :)
Rebuilt gearboxes look to be next step. 126 synchro box with Bis final drive & a standard 500 box.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Kent126 on October 01, 2013, 06:31:17 PM
Looking good! you have 3 126's?

No, I currently have two 126's. These belong to someone else  ;D

Tom
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on October 01, 2013, 08:17:35 PM
Not today but yesterday, at night, after the day from hell at work, all stressed out I drove my red car to the mechanics for it's MoT prep and some welding.  It was like the ride of death...I had to work the accelerator with my toes as it did not return, the indicators stopped working half way there so I had to stick my arm out of the window (thankfully all right turns), the steering wheel that I had replaced started to wobble because it was not tight enough and some muppet decided to tailgate me as I struggled to hit 15mph up one of the steepest hills in Halifax, coming down was even more fun with my spongy breaks and then stalling and failing to start at one of the junctions and getting out to push it out of the traffic queue only to lose control as it gained momentum backwards and went over my shoeless foot...  :o

Best fun I've had all year, forgot all about my crap day, even better I'm looking good for the MoT later this week/early next week subject to figuring out how to fit one of the gearbox bits!  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on October 02, 2013, 06:45:54 AM
Regarding MOTs......grrrr!! Mine failed because the doors have to have a way of opening them from outside!! Bearing in mind it has NO windows!!! Now have to fit solonoids!! ******

Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Rusty's Uncle on October 02, 2013, 07:09:17 AM
Unlucky Mark but at least you are getting there. You'll be wanting a decent carb for that car soon  :P
Gary wobble bolts are for road wheels not your steering wheel  :o
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on October 02, 2013, 10:46:44 AM
Regarding MOTs......grrrr!! Mine failed because the doors have to have a way of opening them from outside!! Bearing in mind it has NO windows!!! Now have to fit solonoids!! ******

Marc

marc- as its only for the mot a cheap maplins lock pop kit will do it as it only needs to work once a year...- if you want some pics of where and how i d mine ill throw some pics up...

Oh and today I finished filling the front panel and gave it a squirt of primer!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null_zpsd5234dc6.jpg)
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Post by: markymarc on October 02, 2013, 07:57:22 PM
Regarding MOTs......grrrr!! Mine failed because the doors have to have a way of opening them from outside!! Bearing in mind it has NO windows!!! Now have to fit solonoids!! ******

Marc

marc- as its only for the mot a cheap maplins lock pop kit will do it as it only needs to work once a year...- if you want some pics of where and how i d mine ill throw some pics up...

looking good study, some pix would be great!!

Oh and today I finished filling the front panel and gave it a squirt of primer!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null_zpsd5234dc6.jpg)
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Post by: markymarc on October 05, 2013, 04:18:05 AM
See above!! What I tried to say was.....looking good Stuey, some pictures of solonoid button would be great.
Garage messing me about now!
Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: thepuddlejumper on October 05, 2013, 08:50:14 PM
What about TVR's I saw a soft top at a local garage and you had to reach into the center area behind the seats to press the door opening button.  I was also told by my MOT man I had to provide a method of opening the doors from the outside.  I am looking at fitting a button under the door mirror, similar to some TVR's, to operate the solenoid after the ignition is switched on, hope this will satisfy the MOT man.

Ralph
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on October 06, 2013, 05:59:32 AM
Dam the MOT!! Also got issues with front tyres rubbing now its settled upon driving :-(

Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: JonW126 on October 21, 2013, 11:10:38 PM
Thought about her.... alone at the dealership with no familiar faces around her..... Should I go rescue her back; reduce the sale price and sell her to a loving home ?!?!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on October 22, 2013, 10:20:50 AM
'lil rod' gone back to the paint shop to have some problems sorted!  :(

Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Kent126 on October 26, 2013, 03:49:51 PM
Finally rescued mine from the bodyshop!  ;D

Tom
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on October 28, 2013, 10:23:36 AM
Wired in 3rd brake light whilst waiting for Dartford bridge to open & leave for work!!

Mark.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: DeVilleChris on October 31, 2013, 02:29:00 PM
Today my little deville past its MOT with flying colours!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on October 31, 2013, 08:59:00 PM
Today my little deville past its MOT with flying colours!!

WOOT!  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: DeVilleChris on October 31, 2013, 09:05:20 PM
I had a bigger smile than that on my face ha!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Captain Tracteur on October 31, 2013, 10:18:33 PM
Just been back to my parents for a short holiday, I took a look on their 126. Besides the wash/vac it only needed a few deciliters of oil, some tightening on the V-belt, and adjusting a few degrees forward on the ignition advance. Nearly a year passed since I last had to fettle something, and the car is a daily driver.
How can people say Fiats are not reliable?

(Knock on wood, of course.  ;D )
 
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on December 01, 2013, 03:47:11 PM
I changed my engine mount rubbers & spring, went for a drive, broke down! Fixed it! Took some final/finished pictures and video, drove home!
Can't upload pictures as computer dead! Can't fix that!

marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on December 09, 2013, 07:18:51 AM
Received new Weber carb, solonoids for the doors & next years MOT, ordered some service spares from 126fan.
Wish I wasn't at work so I could tinker!!

Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 500 today ???
Post by: grubscrew on December 11, 2013, 07:06:46 PM
 put my front seats on the greased up runners, and a bonus all round the 1968 seats fit the 2013 floor pans . If its the last thing I do , I will attempt to post pictures, perhaps I will ask my 13 yr old son  :$. Mike.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on December 19, 2013, 06:55:19 AM
Yesterday I managed to book in a guy to pin-stripe my "lil rod" over the Xmas break!!
Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on December 20, 2013, 10:27:10 AM
Today "lil rod" is having a new carb fitted and being tuned-up at T&M electrical in Colchester.
Waiting for the phone call to pick it up........excited!
Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on December 20, 2013, 12:14:56 PM
Just had the call, good news. All done, new carb sorted! Chilly drive home!
Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on December 20, 2013, 03:50:34 PM
All tucked up in the garage!! After some prick in a truck soaked me!! I was followed by Blackbird126, I don't suppose you saw his registration?
Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 126blackbird on December 20, 2013, 07:31:54 PM
Sorry Marc I didn't get his registration. I had to turn up the volume on my radio due to some ones very loud exhaust.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on December 21, 2013, 10:10:07 AM
Sorry Marc I didn't get his registration. I had to turn up the volume on my radio due to some ones very loud exhaust.
I'm sure its not THAT loud? Is it? Hehehe!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on December 24, 2013, 11:17:25 AM
Fitting solonoids to my doors! I have done all my Christmas shopping so I'm allowed to tinker!!
Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on December 24, 2013, 01:40:13 PM
Wish I hadn't started! Set fire to one solenoid! I am officially thick and not very good at wiring!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Wagoneer on December 24, 2013, 08:29:09 PM
The best attitude toward wiring is to be positive, or er, negative..... :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on December 26, 2013, 07:33:36 AM
The best attitude toward wiring is to be positive, or er, negative..... :D
Hohoho, as its Christmas!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on December 27, 2013, 07:16:27 AM
Having "lil rod" pin-stripped today! It will be a true Hotrod then!!
Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Wagoneer on December 28, 2013, 06:40:10 PM
Come on then, show us the pinstriping! Also, who did it? I love a good striper. Having tried, it's a real craft and takes patience and skill.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on December 28, 2013, 08:31:35 PM
Come on then, show us the pinstriping! Also, who did it? I love a good striper. Having tried, it's a real craft and takes patience and skill.

A guy called simon (Nefarious) did a great job.  Sorry to say no pictures as my computer that was linked to my phone is dead!!  So it will have to wait until we get another!!
Or just go to his Facebook page and it is on there?

Marc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on December 28, 2013, 09:00:21 PM
I sussed out the pictures by adding photobucket to my phone and uploading all the pics then send them to the forum!
Sometimes I have a clever moment!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: markymarc on January 05, 2014, 04:26:22 PM
Got 1 door working via solenoid after a chat with Stuey and some clear thinking!
Marc
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Post by: Wagoneer on January 06, 2014, 04:16:07 PM
I've seen his name before, that Nefarious chap, as I used to read Custom Car magazine and go to the odd show. Nice work.
Good job with the solenoid. I've wanted shaved locks for years but never got round to it.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on March 20, 2014, 01:07:32 AM
fitted a drivers seat!!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/44BAF5AE-E918-421A-9DAD-E498DD058EC7.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/44BAF5AE-E918-421A-9DAD-E498DD058EC7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: DeVilleChris on April 19, 2014, 06:59:56 PM
Today I changed the drums on the front end. There was an annoying noise and it was an oval drum  :o

New shoes, cylinders and drums both sides. Quite productive.

Chris

https://www.flickr.com/photos/104283175@N04/
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Gadge on April 19, 2014, 07:15:53 PM
I removed the engine in mine today to rebuild it after it seemingly suffering a head gasket fault after only 1000 miles after being replaced by the previous owner....... Turns out he didn't tighten the head bolts up properly
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: thepuddlejumper on April 20, 2014, 02:19:27 PM
Pulled the GAMINE out of the garage, not been in ther for a long time, to find a large mouse nest, what a stink. Stripped out the interior and power washed it. Tried to start but not enough in the battery. Hope there's no damage to the wiring.  I also had a trial fit of the distance bush and flywheel on the scuby engine. Need some minor machining to get all to fit perfectly hope to have atrial fit in the 126 soon.
Ralph
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Wagoneer on April 20, 2014, 06:34:45 PM
A Subaru engined 126? Are you insane?  ;D

I guess you've measured up to see how it'll fit. Do you have a build thread? I'm considering engine options at the moment.
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Post by: poxxxy on April 24, 2014, 12:44:50 PM
Received a polish CC700 head yesterday and was happy with its condition. Now I want to try port it but need some tools... :D.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: cider on April 24, 2014, 01:22:01 PM
Just had a letter telling me I need to take me 126 for a Vehicle Identity Check  :o :o
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on April 24, 2014, 01:57:51 PM
VIC!!! Any idea why?
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: cider on April 24, 2014, 02:14:38 PM
Yep needs a vic  :( Not sure why  :(all I know it is going to cost £41 :cry: luckily vosa station only 12 miles away
 I`d sent off v5 form only for them to send me this request
Might of had some form insurance claim against it
written off/scrapped
Or its Stolen :o :o
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: thepuddlejumper on April 24, 2014, 02:16:46 PM
Wagoneer, the scuby conversion has been done to several 500's, I think if you go to Retro 500 there is a build thread and check youtube for 500 with scuby engine.  Once I have gathered all the bits I need I will post a build thread.

Ralph
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on April 24, 2014, 02:38:40 PM
Yep needs a vic  :( Not sure why  :(all I know it is going to cost £41 :cry: luckily vosa station only 12 miles away
 I`d sent off v5 form only for them to send me this request
Might of had some form insurance claim against it
written off/scrapped
Or its Stolen :o :o
You say you applied for a V5. Is the car an import, or did it not come with a log book?

Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: baron_matt on April 24, 2014, 02:49:27 PM
Mainly continuing to replace all the knackered, busted, broken, worn out components on the 126.

Just ordered up a recon starter and alternator for the great engine out works of May, regarding the engine swap posts that have been on previously. I have a spare 2CV engine and I was wondering if that would fit the 126.


Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: cider on April 24, 2014, 04:08:10 PM
Yep needs a vic  :( Not sure why  :(all I know it is going to cost £41 :cry: luckily vosa station only 12 miles away
 I`d sent off v5 form only for them to send me this request
Might of had some form insurance claim against it
written off/scrapped
Or its Stolen :o :o
You say you applied for a V5. Is the car an import, or did it not come with a log book?

Car came with  its correct v5 and just posted off for new owners update, might be that the car not
been on the road for the past 8 years
well just sent off my online application so only time will tale  :(

Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Wagoneer on April 24, 2014, 09:15:49 PM
Wagoneer, the scuby conversion has been done to several 500's, I think if you go to Retro 500 there is a build thread and check youtube for 500 with scuby engine.  Once I have gathered all the bits I need I will post a build thread.

Ralph
Thanks Ralph, I'll have a google. I'm a bit keen on the Subaru engine, my parents have had a few Subaru cars over the years including two boxer engined ones. Looking forward to your build thread!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: cider on May 27, 2014, 05:01:29 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Got  the vic test papers, all`s ok can tax/drive it now
seems it was written off cause of a dent in the side panel!! now to shower it with love and a large hammer :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: dajwid on May 27, 2014, 09:52:43 PM
Today I sat in it and pretended it was finished. I then opened my eyes wiped off all the muck, got out and walked away.
I just bought a set of alloys so I can move it though  ;D

Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on May 28, 2014, 09:27:31 AM
Today I sat in it and pretended it was finished. I then opened my eyes wiped off all the muck, got out and walked away.
I just bought a set of alloys so I can move it though  ;D



Good to see you back in the fold-ive been sitting in mine and pretending its finished for the last 4 years!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on June 25, 2014, 12:01:45 PM
Made Perspex windows!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/2014-06/FC0CA4CC-6DE6-4BA9-A390-82DEA8C04328.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/2014-06/FC0CA4CC-6DE6-4BA9-A390-82DEA8C04328.jpg.html)
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on June 28, 2014, 07:32:46 PM
Made an adapter plate and fitted a weber 30 ICF carb :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: poxxxy on July 03, 2014, 11:06:34 PM
Would that be at all similar to an ICEV carb? If so I would like to see the adaptor plate :).

Here's my post from today in my thread - http://club126uk.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=8559.msg66715#msg66715 :)

Quote
Today I decided it was time to get some more done to get it half way to passing an MOT... began by sorting out the connectors on the rear lights as the pins needed bending to make a better contact, still need to get reverse lights and fog lights working though! After getting this sorted I decided it was time to finally take that back panel off for the first time... very easy considering half the nuts were missing!

(http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p647/poxxxy/Fiat%20126%20Restoration/enginebay2_zps6e61d1ad.jpg) (http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/poxxxy/media/Fiat%20126%20Restoration/enginebay2_zps6e61d1ad.jpg.html)
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(http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p647/poxxxy/Fiat%20126%20Restoration/backpanelremoved2_zpsdd8f9f37.jpg) (http://s1344.photobucket.com/user/poxxxy/media/Fiat%20126%20Restoration/backpanelremoved2_zpsdd8f9f37.jpg.html)
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We proceeded to take off the exhaust to see what was going on, there was some kind of rubbish filler and plenty of holes so my dad went about plating it up... I didn't care too much about it being tidy, just functional and after getting it back on... its much quieter! :).

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I set about cleaning the centrifugal oil filter and it was so caked in thick horrible black crap it was quite a painstaking job lol. Came up nicely though afterwards and got to use a new seal I ordered months back!

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We decided to take another look at the tappets and sorted them all out... on first run the tappety noise went completely but the timing was way out after the distributor got knocked when refitting the rear panel and engine mount and it was a struggle to start... whipped the strobe out and got it roughly timed back up and I couldn't resist taking it for a quick run to see how it behaved... I think the timing might not be set to the correct notch though still as my dad did it in a rush to get the drive back so will be taking another look tomorrow. But the tappets seem to be making a little noise again, although nowhere near where they were.

Seems to be a slight intermittent smoking at the minute... perhaps running too rich, but if the timings not right and we need to reset the idle rpm then it might be the cause? Hoping the new valve stem seals aren't naff :).[/URL]
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: thepuddlejumper on July 08, 2014, 11:43:16 PM
I took the Gamine down for an MOT today, initial fail with one headlight aim low and the side indicator on the wasn't working. Angela called to let me know so a quick trip to the garage to sort out the problems, bad earth for the side indicator and a quick adjustment of the headlight and she passed. What a great feeling driving home, she only did 123 miles last year. Hope to do more this year.
Ralph
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on September 21, 2014, 10:37:11 AM
Put the black edging in and started test bolting my perspex windows in to the car-

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still cant work up the enthusiasm to do the filler work!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: andyzeetec on December 08, 2014, 01:51:39 PM
Got the bis out the garage for a spin on sunny saturday, first time out in the cold, so first time used the heater and bllimmey does it get nice and toasty in the cabin, temp gauge sat just shy of the nominal half way. Tax runs out end of month, hopefully get a few more sunny day rides out before hand.   8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 08, 2014, 01:55:10 PM
Put the old engine back in as I miss driving it soooooo much  :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: baron_matt on December 09, 2014, 11:41:59 AM
Smiled smugly to myself that I'd fitted winter tyres when the car that was so desperate to overtake me ended up in a ditch at the apex of the next bend.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: andyzeetec on December 09, 2014, 01:03:03 PM
he/she won't try that again, or will they.

Smiled smugly to myself that I'd fitted winter tyres when the car that was so desperate to overtake me ended up in a ditch at the apex of the next bend.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: mintex on March 31, 2015, 12:35:54 AM
Been playing with my heater, its lukewarm but the pipe going to the matrix is very hot, more investergation needed  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: AvB on March 31, 2015, 02:00:14 AM
today i putted a new Stop light :) , looks veryyyy nice  :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: mintex on March 31, 2015, 06:15:12 PM
sorted my heater, i think lol. found out why i was getting a big draft form under the bonnet so ive cured that and fitted a cigarette socket to charge the sat nav  :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: mintex on April 02, 2015, 08:44:21 PM
I've changed the drivers door lock and handle and fitted a bluetooth radio  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: cider on April 07, 2015, 09:51:40 PM
Replaced rear brakes shoes and drums
 :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: andyzeetec on April 29, 2015, 10:23:10 PM
Just taxed it from 1st May for 6 months. Can't wait to get driving.. :wave
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: mintex on April 29, 2015, 10:55:44 PM
Just taxed it from 1st May for 6 months. Can't wait to get driving.. :wave

Nice one, have fun  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: mintex on May 03, 2015, 10:04:52 PM
finally sorted our heater out :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bambino126 on May 03, 2015, 10:23:28 PM
finally sorted our heater out :D

What was it in the end?
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: mintex on May 03, 2015, 10:30:51 PM
i had a blockage in one of the matrix pipes  :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: cider on May 04, 2015, 09:22:04 PM
Replaced Alternator bearings  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: mintex on May 08, 2015, 02:44:26 PM
Given it a run out to work today, parking in the depo carpark was a doddle lol  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Henmiester on May 12, 2015, 07:09:26 PM
Fixed the rear offside tail light and brake light. Took all the lights to bits checked all the pins and contacts. Cleaned up the earth points and contacts. All works perfectly now.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: mintex on May 18, 2015, 12:27:21 PM
This arrived today so this is my job for later after work  ;)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: cider on May 18, 2015, 01:23:50 PM
Hi
Nice new gearbox mounts fitted to the Bis, Straight forward job ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Henmiester on May 24, 2015, 11:46:14 AM
Fitted a new stereo today and some speakers into the rear parcel shelf. Got some issues with engine noise coming through to the speakers as im running an amp. So will have to get a ground loop suppressor. Had to adjust the timing as it was getting a bit lumpy but all sorted now.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: andyzeetec on May 24, 2015, 03:21:25 PM
Fitted a new stereo today and some speakers into the rear parcel shelf. Got some issues with engine noise coming through to the speakers as im running an amp. So will have to get a ground loop suppressor. Had to adjust the timing as it was getting a bit lumpy but all sorted now.

Thats the last thing you want extra engine noise  :lol:
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on May 28, 2015, 06:54:39 PM
Made and fitted a new centre brake pipe today a job I wish to never repeat ever as its a b*tch- if you ever think about replacing you brake pipes and this one is solid then just leave it alone seriously!  >:(
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: poxxxy on May 28, 2015, 07:51:39 PM
Decided to continue the job of painting the bumpers up after only doing one side of the car :). Didn't want to bother taking the door card off this time around, although i'm sure it would of been quicker than masking it all up!

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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on June 02, 2015, 09:47:35 PM
 I have recently fitted a cherrybomb and also finally got it MOT-ed on Saturday. Whoop-whoop :).
 
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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on June 02, 2015, 09:51:47 PM
Well done, Ladislav, looking mint! How fast does that thing go?  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on June 02, 2015, 10:03:20 PM
 Thanks Garry. It only has the standard engine in it at the moment, so it`s not very fast. It sounds lovely though :P I`m hoping to get my hands on a bigger engine soon. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Kent126 on June 02, 2015, 10:49:45 PM
Looking good man! I got stressed with mine today and nearly set fire to it!


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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: dadandlad on June 02, 2015, 11:00:49 PM
Quote
I got stressed with mine today and nearly set fire to it!

I know that feeling  :) bled my brakes today, new master cylinder leaking from one of the inlet hose rubbers and fluid dripping from both front drums which also had new cylinders  :cry:
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on June 03, 2015, 08:52:09 PM
Took my Silver for a drive today.

It's rough, rusty and ragged....but very fast!

Game on if anyone wants a race!

  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Rusty's Uncle on June 03, 2015, 09:42:11 PM
Took my Silver for a drive today.

It's rough, rusty and ragged....but very fast!

Game on if anyone wants a race!

  ;D

Very happy to take you on Gary especially if we are racing for pink slips  :)
I've got fears they're multiplying , so you had better shape up  :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on June 04, 2015, 07:27:17 AM
Bring it on, Rusty, looking forward to seeing you again...in my rear view mirror!  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Kent126 on June 04, 2015, 09:32:21 PM
BV I'll race you! You seen my new engine yet!? ;-)

Tom


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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: andyzeetec on June 10, 2015, 10:12:15 PM
Fitted some Upgraded headlight bulbs I bought from the club shop.  8)

Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on June 11, 2015, 10:27:47 PM
 Turned it into a 4x4, just need some bigger wheels now :P
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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: drcdb15 on June 30, 2015, 04:23:08 PM
I have recently fitted a cherrybomb and also finally got it MOT-ed on Saturday. Whoop-whoop :).
 
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What's that white machine to the left of your Steyr-Puch, Ladislav ? Looks to me suspiciously like an MCA kit car - where on earth did you find one of those ?!!!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: cider on July 01, 2015, 01:15:23 PM
Well it passed its MOT today :D ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: andyzeetec on July 01, 2015, 02:17:31 PM
Well it passed its MOT today :D ;D

thats always a relief
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on July 02, 2015, 07:41:52 AM
 drcdb15 well spotted, it`s an MCA convertible. I bought it as another project, but haven`t had much time to spend on it yet.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: drcdb15 on July 02, 2015, 02:30:33 PM
The Blitz of course was a fairly prolific user of 126 donor cars; the CC Zero was a true kit car, produced in tiny numbers; the MCA... well, I've never seen one in the flesh, there are about 4 at least as I've found pictures of them on the internet, but they are SOOOOoooo rare!

Apart from those three, and not counting mods, body chops and so on of the 126, were there ever any other "proper" kit cars using the 126 as a donor?

I found an Impala a few weeks ago on a classic sales web site, but that was really based on the Fiat 500 though it would take the 126 engine too I believe. But in its day it was really a 500-donor rather than a 126.

So, any others? Elsewhere in Europe? (though kit cars were I believe peculiarly British due to the sales tax on cars in the 1960s not applying if the car was sold in kit form.)

[Sorry, gone a bit off-topic here, maybe the Mod can move this to a new thread?]
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on July 04, 2015, 08:30:28 AM
got my new starter cable made up and run today (which meant i had to pretty much remove everything from the centre console) again!
but it means i can get the battery in and get the electrics connected up and working... jesus i wish I would have kept it standard now!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on July 05, 2015, 11:51:19 AM
 drcdb15 as you say I don`t want to go too off topic here, but there were actually more MCAs built than CCZeros. Two of the MCAs are now in Slovakia in the 126Fan guys collection.
 You are always welcome to pop in and have a look. Better be quick though as it might be on eBay soon... :(

 On another note I have finally fixed the gearbox oil leak on the 500(I hope) and also fitted a 126 gearbox torsion plate.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Kent126 on July 08, 2015, 10:25:47 PM
I took off my track rods, steering idler and steering box. Painted the rest of the car underneath in underseal and cleaned the box and idler up.

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Tom
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Kent126 on July 09, 2015, 11:11:58 PM
Today I got stressed and nearly set fire to my car. (Not by accident).




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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Gadge on July 10, 2015, 06:04:02 AM
Ahhhhh........ Been there a few times  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: mintex on August 01, 2015, 07:03:03 PM
Went out for a little run in it, and its running well  :good:
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: thepuddlejumper on August 03, 2015, 06:17:49 PM
I woke up my Gamine last Friday, only did 69 miles last year, to find the battery flat. Charged it up and she fired up right away, checked all lights were working and took her down for an MOT today and she passed with flying colours.  Took a detour on the way home, there was a glimmer of sunshine for a change. 😎😎😎😎😎😎

Ralph
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on October 20, 2015, 09:59:43 PM
 I`ve done this today. Removed the running gear from the latest project for a quick refurb. Replacing the fuel tank tomorrow and checking the rest. It`s been been off the road for some 10+years, but I`m hoping to get it mot-ed soon.
 I`ve also been playing with some exhaust alternatives for another project.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on October 21, 2015, 07:13:09 AM
Looks a perfect way to spend a day, Ladislav!  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on January 14, 2016, 09:07:40 PM
 I have finally fitted the slightly tweaked engine back in the Brown. Fingers crossed I`ll have a fully working car soon.
 I should really start a thread on this one :$
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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on January 14, 2016, 09:11:35 PM
Looks lovely, Ladislav...what are the 'slight tweaks' my mysterious friend?
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on January 14, 2016, 09:20:57 PM
 It`s only basic little things, I can`t reveal all :P I`ll race you in your Silver 8)
 
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on January 14, 2016, 09:26:25 PM
I'm still waiting to race Rusty...I challenged him to a head to head and he left for New Zealand (!!)  :o
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Xylaquin on January 19, 2016, 07:14:26 PM
got it back from the garage. Passed it's MOT with no advisories.

I should hope so considering they've been working on it here and there since November!
10 hours labour engine rebuild, new clutch, new spark plugs, waterless coolant, oil service and MOT... just short of £800   :cry:
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Rusty's Uncle on January 19, 2016, 09:01:09 PM
I'm still waiting to race Rusty...I challenged him to a head to head and he left for New Zealand (!!)  :o

That's right BV , I reckoned that if I started from NZ it might just give you a chance of winning  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: cider on January 24, 2016, 10:45:18 PM
Hi
This weekend Refitted fuel tank with new sender and fuel pipes"Best to get a new rubber elbow as the old one was hard as nails"
Undersealed the underside of our bis,Removed stubb axles ready to replace the king pins "Oh the Joys" ::)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: cider on January 27, 2016, 11:21:20 PM
Fitted all new king pin and bushes and front wheel bearings  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Dickie524 on January 28, 2016, 12:00:48 AM
VERY long time since I've been on here, but this week my 126 has been outdoors for the first time since 2003, and has moved to our new house round the corner  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Joe Webb on March 02, 2016, 12:28:35 AM
Wired a double car socket into the frunk and then ran power from it through to my new 12 quid dash cam and my boom box on the back seat!

So like way too many hours of wiring.

Also fixed the passenger door lock, hoovered, waxed, found out my boss kit don't fit and snapped my wing mirror in half   :cry:

Fiddled with idle settings and replaced ht leads. Yellow! Although they are a tad long.

Day before i removed a racing stripe and had to clean off the sticky residue!  >:(
Took hours and scratched the paint. Will buff out though.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: baron_matt on March 02, 2016, 03:18:42 PM
I finally fixed the wipers after the passenger side spindle broke off, due to plastic fatigue.

It is a minor job ticked off the lengthening list of work that needs doing.

Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Frigorius on April 01, 2016, 05:40:18 PM
I fixed the radio, changed the fog light and the left outside mirror and installed new seat springs and pedal covers.

Good day today. Makes me happy
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Frigorius on April 07, 2016, 02:19:40 PM
I changed the battery terminals. And the car still starts.  8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Xylaquin on April 18, 2016, 06:48:59 PM
Drove from Glasgow to John O'Groats, and the BIS did NOT like it  :P

The journey involved multiple stops as the engine every so often would randomly start kangarooing, but continue on once I stop and restart. Filter had fuel in it, think original pump will need replaced perhaps.

Plus now it cuts out when the revs are low. Urghhh

Still, I can now perhaps claim to be the most northerly 126!
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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on April 21, 2016, 03:52:53 PM
 I have managed to get the bis running. The last tax is in the window is from 1999, so a good result.
 A bit of Jack Daniels always helps ;D
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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: drcdb15 on April 21, 2016, 04:46:39 PM
You'll need to make up a bracket for that fuel reservoir, it'll never pass an MoT like that, it definitely needs to be securely fixed in place ...   ;D

Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Joe Webb on April 22, 2016, 11:46:34 PM
FINALLY fitted my quick release wood wheel! :D

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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: AvB on April 27, 2016, 02:10:10 AM
Engine cleaning and checked oil !!!
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Post by: andyzeetec on April 30, 2016, 11:05:43 PM
Taxed the bis for my usual six months (£79.75 ripoff  (:>) from 1st may. Looking forward to getting it out on the road. :yahoo:
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Post by: Joe Webb on May 02, 2016, 04:26:44 PM
fitted a battery isolator!

so I don't electrocute myself on the exposed horn contacts from my removable steering wheel...
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: cider on June 05, 2016, 09:49:30 PM
Well We drove our red bis to be MOTed "The first time she been driven for two years" So fingers crossed :)
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Post by: cider on June 10, 2016, 01:39:35 PM
Well We drove our red bis to be MOTed "The first time she been driven for two years" So fingers crossed :)

Got 12 months ticket  :D ;D :)
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Post by: Xylaquin on June 10, 2016, 08:42:13 PM
Replaced the front boot lid gasket. Can't seem to get it to sit nice at the front, but it'll do.
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Post by: mintex on June 28, 2016, 09:39:26 PM
Well We drove our red bis to be MOTed "The first time she been driven for two years" So fingers crossed :)

Got 12 months ticket  :D ;D :)

Nice  :yahoo:
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Post by: andyzeetec on June 29, 2016, 12:42:38 PM
same here, got mine mot'd last Friday.  ;D
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Post by: AvB on June 29, 2016, 02:37:28 PM
Well, yesterday i checked the fuel pump because i had problems when starting in the morning .. turns out some parts were broken and also the fuel filter was dirty as well, replaced with a new one and today morning it started clean and nice! ;)
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Post by: mintex on June 29, 2016, 07:05:08 PM
Insured ours today for £90 for the wife and i, just need to tax it after the 1st and it's back on the road  :yahoo:
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Post by: cider on June 29, 2016, 09:18:17 PM
Insured ours today for £90 for the wife and i, just need to tax it after the 1st and it's back on the road  :yahoo:


Result :)
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Post by: andyzeetec on July 02, 2016, 03:15:44 PM
Greased King Pins, amazing how much they took  :o, probably should have done them a bit earlier. Dirty job that has to be done  :cry:  Steerings lighter too  :D
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Post by: cider on July 04, 2016, 11:54:36 AM
Had to replace the rear wheel bearings ::) so now one less droning noise to worry about  :)
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Post by: dadandlad on July 04, 2016, 06:10:14 PM
Swore at it
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Post by: dadandlad on July 06, 2016, 12:01:40 AM
I spent a couple of hours cleaning old gaskets off my cylinder head and making new ones from some good quality  gasket material
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Post by: Bar Vitelli on July 10, 2016, 03:48:41 PM
Turned the unusual and unique light switch in my Brown on and off...  ;D
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Post by: mintex on July 12, 2016, 10:46:03 PM
Taxed it so i'm back on the road  :yahoo:

Not before i had to free my sticking brakes with it standing for a few months first  though :$
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Post by: Da Londo on July 13, 2016, 11:14:41 AM
I started dismantling the engine.
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8745/28203135721_863d3ac469_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JYdrEH)
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7481/28203138831_1131e0bf1a_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JYdsAk)
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8826/28203140571_020c96629f_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JYdt7k)
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Post by: Frigorius on July 13, 2016, 06:36:09 PM
I got the starter out last sunday and I'm now trying to fix it, or at least I'm trying to find out what the problem is. I will probably have to buy a new one
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Post by: andyzeetec on July 13, 2016, 08:35:30 PM
This may help..

http://club126uk.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=9794.msg73221#msg73221

I got the starter out last sunday and I'm now trying to fix it, or at least I'm trying to find out what the problem is. I will probably have to buy a new one
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Post by: derekscoopers on July 13, 2016, 11:09:03 PM
Finished fitting the disk brakes and tidying up the column after converting to RHD, fitted new shocks. also getting the motor connected, at least a bit more done, sparky booked to extend wiring loom early next week.

Title: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Yoshimisumi on July 14, 2016, 09:44:01 AM
Just collected after passing the MOT, then proceeded to breakdown on the way to work...
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160714/3412999baa845b54d9421cb541bf2569.jpg)

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Post by: Da Londo on July 14, 2016, 03:51:38 PM
I've been sanding the oil filter cover with 150 grain today.
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7787/28305235575_16bd020473_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/K8eJp2)IMG_20160714_161449 (https://flic.kr/p/K8eJp2)
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Post by: wojtix on July 14, 2016, 07:59:35 PM
new aluminium sump Abarth

(http://budkow1.strefa.pl/abartsump.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: thepuddlejumper on August 03, 2016, 12:38:17 PM
Well not a 126 but my GAMINE with 126 engine, gearbox and other subtle upgrades. Rolled it out of the garage just over, not been run since last year, a week ago to check over for MOT. She started up easily and all electrics worked without some fetteling, first time ever. Put her back in the garage, just had a hip replacement therefore not able to drive. Angela said she would drive it to the MOT station on Monday so got the wee beastie out on Sunday for a final check, paranoid or what, good job as the near side dip would not work. I was getting about 9-10 volts at the bulb connection but when we switched the lights on the voltage disappeared. So major voltage drop on this supply, too many wires to trace location of corrosion, probable cause. I spliced into the circuit for the off side dip as a temporary fix, we don't generally drive at night. She passed with flying colours with only one advisory, an oil leak from the sump gasket. Only another 2-3 weeks before I am allowed to drive again just in time for the forcast good weather.

Ralph
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Post by: amam on August 03, 2016, 02:39:44 PM
bought some alloys  :D

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13886499_10208483411836963_7059385556246773111_n.jpg?oh=84af3938562e63e5fb56e4c6acb24b4c&oe=585B95A4)
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Post by: 1973/126 on August 06, 2016, 10:31:50 AM
 I took the engine out again. After the Uxbridge show it started to make a rattling noise from the fan. Doing over 60mp/h with three adults in the car probably didn`t help. It doesn`t look like much, but that fan was making hell of a noise.
 While the engine is out, I`ll be doing some upgrades. Modified head fitted already and a bis gearbox going in soon to keep the revs down a bit  ;D
 (http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac53/Fiat-mad-lad/y_zpsnltehlj8.jpg) (http://s885.photobucket.com/user/Fiat-mad-lad/media/y_zpsnltehlj8.jpg.html)
 (http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac53/Fiat-mad-lad/z_zpsq8rlflhj.jpg) (http://s885.photobucket.com/user/Fiat-mad-lad/media/z_zpsq8rlflhj.jpg.html)
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Post by: Xylaquin on August 12, 2016, 07:57:00 PM
Replaced the door cards, looking a bit more presentable now. Although now I'm not sure what colour of fabric to re-do the seats with, since they matched the beige/white/grey original cards. I don't want dark seats, as that'll make the car feel even smaller.

(https://s10.postimg.org/d9d4kdwpl/IMG_4082.jpg)(https://s10.postimg.org/w2yxhduxl/IMG_4084.jpg)
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Post by: cider on August 13, 2016, 10:15:20 PM
Lost my passenger rear light lens  :( >:(blast them crappy plastic headed screws >:(
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Post by: Club1n on August 14, 2016, 09:37:42 PM
Ran out of petrol at a closed petrol station.. Got rescued by my brother! Found out my petrol gauge has decided to break, going to dig further into it later in the week :p

(http://i.imgur.com/vu2qmJe.jpg)
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Post by: Frigorius on August 18, 2016, 02:48:57 PM
Installed a new starter, but it seems to block sometimes. I think I have to mail the manufacturer.
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Post by: Frigorius on August 21, 2016, 07:54:51 PM
Hi there,

the starter seems to be OK now, didn't hesitate today when I fired her up a few times during the day.

I lubricated the accelerator today, because it sometimes sticks, which is, off course, not a good situation. I also took a look at my front lights, leading to the well known frustration of the little plastic things they have used on the BIS.

While I was doing that, and here comes the question, I also tested the windscreen washer pump and the read window washer pump. They both work fine, I can see the water getting pumped up, but at the rear window, I do not see any water. Can anyone point out where the water should come out and land on the rear window, cause I don't see it :-). It's a BIS from 1989. A picture would be great
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Post by: Gadge on August 21, 2016, 08:13:24 PM
If your standing at the back of the car looking at the tail gate it should be at the top left of the window :thumbup
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Post by: Frigorius on August 21, 2016, 09:00:25 PM
That thing in the red square on the picture? That's a kind of "plug" than, I presume. I guessed it should come through there, but is't flat. Maybe they closed it when they threw the wiper away (for an unknown, probably stupid reason). I'm still looking for one, but they are not easy to find. Read wiper motor works.

(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh307/Frigo/Anouk%20achterkant%20ruitensproeiervloeistof_zpsvc1vb6yc.jpg)
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Post by: Marco126 on September 21, 2016, 12:11:15 PM
I had a busy morning doing a steering rack conversion, disc brake conversion, fitting a new reverse eye spring and 14" rims.

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p298/Marc_O/126/DSC_0384_zpseovcrtd6.jpg) (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/Marc_O/media/126/DSC_0384_zpseovcrtd6.jpg.html)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p298/Marc_O/126/DSC_0388_zpsrapjri0w.jpg) (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/Marc_O/media/126/DSC_0388_zpsrapjri0w.jpg.html)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p298/Marc_O/126/DSC_0390_zps7bvngaxd.jpg) (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/Marc_O/media/126/DSC_0390_zps7bvngaxd.jpg.html)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p298/Marc_O/126/DSC_0392_zpsjcw4ftzx.jpg) (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/Marc_O/media/126/DSC_0392_zpsjcw4ftzx.jpg.html)

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p298/Marc_O/126/DSC_0396_zpsnwcpd1je.jpg) (http://s131.photobucket.com/user/Marc_O/media/126/DSC_0396_zpsnwcpd1je.jpg.html)

Now time for a cuppa, or is it too early for a beer?

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Post by: Joe Webb on September 21, 2016, 02:34:07 PM
Oh cool! Where did you get the rack adapter mount thing marco?
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Post by: Marco126 on September 21, 2016, 03:19:12 PM
I measured it up, did the drawings and had the plates laser cut.
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Post by: Joe Webb on September 21, 2016, 03:34:12 PM
Oh fair enough! Will you be making the drawings available? :)

Is there any bump steer?
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Post by: Marco126 on September 21, 2016, 05:50:08 PM
I see no reason not to make the drawings available.

I still need to adjust my camber when the new spring settles and have it tracked properly. I only did a few miles in it today and I didn't feel any bump steer.

The rack is mounted as close as possible to the BIS mounting position as I could make out from photos I found online, although I don't have the actual measurements from a BIS
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Post by: Joe Webb on September 21, 2016, 07:08:18 PM
That's pretty awesome, I'd love to convert mine over some day

Very impressive!
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Post by: 1973/126 on October 10, 2016, 08:04:50 PM
 I`ve fitted this beauty toady. A virtually new Dell`orto FZD. Big thanks to Rusty`s Uncle again for hooking me up :thumbup
 It runs lovely, just have to play with the mixture a bit.

 (http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac53/Fiat-mad-lad/Y_zpsfddhmeuw.jpg) (http://s885.photobucket.com/user/Fiat-mad-lad/media/Y_zpsfddhmeuw.jpg.html)
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Post by: andyzeetec on October 11, 2016, 01:10:11 PM
Wow, it's nearly as big as the engine  :good:

I`ve fitted this beauty toady. A virtually new Dell`orto FZD. Big thanks to Rusty`s Uncle again for hooking me up :thumbup
 It runs lovely, just have to play with the mixture a bit.

 (http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac53/Fiat-mad-lad/Y_zpsfddhmeuw.jpg) (http://s885.photobucket.com/user/Fiat-mad-lad/media/Y_zpsfddhmeuw.jpg.html)
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Post by: 1973/126 on October 18, 2016, 09:13:35 AM
 Andyzeetec it`s only an optical illusion ;D.

 I`ve been working on a different set up the last couple of days. A slightly modified engine with a Panda 30 head and Weber 30 DIC. Managed to install it all yesterday and the engine seems to run pretty well. Unfortunately have problems with leaking push rod tubes which will be a pain to sort out.
 
 Anyone else on here running a Panda 30 set up that can advise me on what push rod tube seals they used?
 
 (http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac53/Fiat-mad-lad/IMG_1494_zps4vrnohdk.jpg) (http://s885.photobucket.com/user/Fiat-mad-lad/media/IMG_1494_zps4vrnohdk.jpg.html)

 
 
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Post by: DEYAN IYI on October 18, 2016, 11:00:04 AM
Hi!

I have instaled a Panda's head as well, sadly still no test drive and can't be sure if the silicone o-rings would hold the waterfall. The original ones (on the original engine) were like a piece of wood. The oil-dusty pasta was about a centimeter here and there.

I went with a pipe to a store specialized in gaskets and tried different sizes.

Unfortunately have not written the measurements down...

Kind regards!

Deyan
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Post by: thepuddlejumper on October 18, 2016, 03:46:29 PM
Hi, I have a Panda 30 head fitted to my 126 engine in my Gamine. I used original 126 tubes, I cut and shaped the head to fit the original tinware, replacement 126 seals with with a smear of good quality silicone gasket seal. It's been running for 11 years without any leaks from the push rod tubes.

Ralph
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Post by: Xylaquin on April 09, 2017, 12:33:06 AM
The good:
https://www.facebook.com/lachlan7/videos/1656648487695042/

The bad:
Engine is not idling smoothly. When decelerating or crusing at a constant speed you can feel the engine... jumping? (best way I can describe it).

Almost tempted to swap it for a Renault 5 at times.
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Post by: andyzeetec on April 09, 2017, 02:18:43 PM
Went for a cruise down the seafront in the lovely weather  8)

Brightens up my day aswell as other motorists and pedestrians. The little red car is certainly an eye catcher. :o  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: AvB on April 16, 2017, 06:45:40 PM
Today i just returned from another province called Matanzas in my country, Cuba. You can look for it at google maps. Total mileage was 300KM, old mighty fiat went sooooo smoothh i was really amazed :) !!!

Cheers
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Xylaquin on April 18, 2017, 10:36:59 AM
Wish mine ran smooth, AvB.

Did my monthly drive across Scotland and back (700 miles/1100 km) with a crunchy gearbox, no brakes and a jumpy engine.

Came back with an accelerator pedal that sticks. Another thing to fix.

Urgh
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Post by: 1973/126 on April 18, 2017, 07:53:41 PM
 Xylaquin 700 mls is a pretty good going. I can imagine some cars don`t do that in a year ;D

 Oh and I though I post a video of the air horns I`ve installed 8).
 
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Post by: Bar Vitelli on April 18, 2017, 09:11:19 PM
Awesome, love it!  ;D
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Post by: AvB on April 18, 2017, 10:43:21 PM
Wish mine ran smooth, AvB.

Did my monthly drive across Scotland and back (700 miles/1100 km) with a crunchy gearbox, no brakes and a jumpy engine.

Came back with an accelerator pedal that sticks. Another thing to fix.

Urgh

Wuuuhh, too bad mate :( , you'll have some fixing to do !! .. BTW, long trip!!! 700miles? thats the total length of Cuba LOL!

Planning next month a trip to Viñales .. check it out!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vi%C3%B1ales_Valley
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/pinar-del-rio-province/vinales

Excellent place!. Its 200KM from here ... will prepare little fiat for the journey and for sure will take photos :)!

Cheers!
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Post by: 1973/126 on April 27, 2017, 12:22:12 AM
 Few jobs done on the EL. New engine, gearbox oil and some poly engine mounts.The list is long...
 (http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac53/Fiat-mad-lad/zz_zpsgehdagrp.jpg) (http://s885.photobucket.com/user/Fiat-mad-lad/media/zz_zpsgehdagrp.jpg.html)
 (http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac53/Fiat-mad-lad/IMG_3448_zpsp8qshp7v.jpg) (http://s885.photobucket.com/user/Fiat-mad-lad/media/IMG_3448_zpsp8qshp7v.jpg.html)
 (http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac53/Fiat-mad-lad/IMG_3481_zpsa4recbjo.jpg) (http://s885.photobucket.com/user/Fiat-mad-lad/media/IMG_3481_zpsa4recbjo.jpg.html)
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Post by: mintex on July 14, 2017, 08:43:45 PM
Just got otrs ready to play its part in a classic car show on sunday, cant wait now  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on July 14, 2017, 10:53:01 PM
today I fitted hidden LED side marker indicators and received a dissapointing set of shock mounts which I wont be using... >:(
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on October 15, 2017, 01:32:56 PM
I took my rusty, red car for a 187 mile round trip yesterday, a new 1 day record for me and it did not miss a beat! It's the third long trip it's done this week, 158 miles on Tuesday and 156 miles on Friday, that's 501 miles altogether! It's amazing what our cars are capable of! In fact its running better than ever as a result of being driven! Be sure to get some miles in while you can before winter sets in! It's the DeVilles turn next week, might see if I can get over 200 in a day!  8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: andyzeetec on October 15, 2017, 06:10:45 PM
I took my rusty, red car for a 187 mile round trip yesterday, a new 1 day record for me and it did not miss a beat! It's the third long trip it's done this week, 158 miles on Tuesday and 156 miles on Friday, that's 501 miles altogether! It's amazing what our cars are capable of! In fact its running better than ever as a result of being driven! Be sure to get some miles in while you can before winter sets in! It's the DeVilles turn next week, might see if I can get over 200 in a day!  8)

Your right about getting the miles in,  what with lovely weather we are having in October.  8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on October 21, 2017, 06:19:06 AM
 I've got this one running after being off the road for nearly 30 years ;D.
 (http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/GPQVsi.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poGPQVsij)
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Post by: fixit on October 27, 2017, 06:54:18 AM
well done 1973  ;D the driving fun begins
 ;D
regards f
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Gadge on November 04, 2017, 02:26:58 PM
Took Luigi for his MOT today and he passed!  :wave so 12 more months of 126ing :thumbup
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Post by: fixit on November 04, 2017, 07:41:29 PM
brilliant news  ;D
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Post by: andyzeetec on November 27, 2017, 01:33:47 PM
Took the BIS out for a spin. Amazing heater   (:>
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: DeVilleChris on November 28, 2017, 08:04:07 PM
Nearly set the :@#?ing thing on fire!!!

It doesn't work!  :rant :rant :rant :rant :rant
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: stuey on November 30, 2017, 11:55:08 AM
Today these now parts arrived from piotross for my supercharged bis engine I’m gonna build next year- my aim is to build it all from brand new parts throughout- these will will be off to the powder coater prior to build so gonna be awesome!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/8708CB45-B0D5-4EF6-AAE1-A811E6AE9BA7.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/8708CB45-B0D5-4EF6-AAE1-A811E6AE9BA7.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/69EC0EC7-280C-4B70-8278-CA968BEB15FA.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/69EC0EC7-280C-4B70-8278-CA968BEB15FA.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/5EFE245A-0346-4C0B-9479-963798252E9B.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/5EFE245A-0346-4C0B-9479-963798252E9B.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/B7FD66CC-98C0-447C-8AA1-B120AD28BCD3.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/B7FD66CC-98C0-447C-8AA1-B120AD28BCD3.jpg.html)
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Post by: DeVilleChris on November 30, 2017, 01:16:01 PM
WOW! That'll be nice.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Gadge on November 30, 2017, 01:54:19 PM
Now THATS what’s I’m talking about  8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Xylaquin on February 26, 2018, 08:00:45 PM
Fitted new seat covers. www.pok-ter.pl make ones specifically for the 126 in various colours and styles, these ones cost about £50 including postage. Quality seems excellent, and certainly better looking than my previous normal car sized ones.
(https://thumb.ibb.co/gvSHyH/IMG_5870.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gvSHyH) (https://thumb.ibb.co/jTemsc/IMG_5873.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jTemsc) (https://thumb.ibb.co/c2j85x/IMG_5874.jpg) (https://ibb.co/c2j85x) (https://thumb.ibb.co/dCx6sc/IMG_5875.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dCx6sc)

Also did an oil change. I'm used to doing them but I still wish it wasn't such a hassle... I miss the convenience of normal oil filters!

Behold, some new 15w40 API SG oil off eBay (a German company called Mannol makes it)
(https://thumb.ibb.co/chN6sc/IMG_5867.jpg) (https://ibb.co/chN6sc)
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Post by: andyzeetec on May 29, 2018, 09:08:16 PM
4 New Tyres for the BIS..
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on June 10, 2018, 08:24:38 AM
Made a nylon bush to repair the steering rack on the Brown. It had a really bad rattle over cobbles (which we have a lot of in Yorkshire!), the garage diagnosed the problem as wheel bearings so I bought a set but my friend took one look and found that the rubber bush on the steering rack had completely wasted away! He proceeded to thinly slice a plastic bottle top into pieces and used this to act as a bush! The rattle has gone completely and I've also learnt how to repair steering racks! I've got a spare rack as well with the same problem which a good friend gave me so I'm going to have a go at that myself!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 126blackbird on June 10, 2018, 10:32:56 AM
Not 3what bush your talking about, is it in the rack or  holding the rack to through body. A picture would be good to see exactly what you've done
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on June 10, 2018, 11:10:11 AM
I'll probably get the term wrong but I think it's on the 'knuckle', I've got some pictures but dI'm not know how to load them, if you send me your e-mail address I'll send them over! Apparently it's a common fault on 126 racks but the repair could not have been more straightforward and probably took less than 30 minutes to do!  :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: andyzeetec on June 24, 2018, 11:26:52 PM
Went along to local classic car show last weekend opposite Bodium castle. Interesting day and plenty to look at. Parked up, went to register, returned to car and there were  two fiat 500's parked next to me. Nice chaps although I could sense one of them wasn't keen on 126's  ;). Both were tuned,one modified to about 45hp. Apparently beefed up to keep up with traffic. Anyway great day out. 8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on June 25, 2018, 06:33:16 PM
Fixed the steering rack on my DeVille using the soon to be patented old bottle top technique and reset the brakes in readiness for the MoT retest on Wednesday, tuned my favourite blue car and the gorgeous green car and rebuilt the dynamo on my Giardiniera! All with a little help from a friend! Hot bath tonight and if I don’t fall asleep I might toot over to Appletreewick for a pint or two of Night Jar in the Craven Arms!  :beer:
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Yoshimisumi on June 28, 2018, 10:59:40 PM
Wheel alignment done after replacing the steering box, idler and track rods. Feels likes a new car! All set for MOT on Tuesday now!


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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: andyzeetec on July 16, 2018, 01:26:21 PM
Tried to adjust the hand brake cable but ran out of adjustment at the wheels. Did a search and found an old thread advising there's some adjustment on the handbrake lever itself. Removed the plastic cover and the centre carpet, four bolts that secure the handbrake lever. Slacken them and slide the lever, which gives more adjustment.  :D

No need for new cable, unless it snaps of course.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Yoshimisumi on July 23, 2018, 07:02:42 PM
Not quite today but had a great weekend at the Silverstone Classic. Car ran faultlessly if a little slow up the hills with the bags on the roof!
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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Joe Webb on September 28, 2018, 09:41:37 PM
2 years after I garaged my Fiat and I have finally finished rebuilding the front suspension! (on the left side at least  :$ )

Problem was that the garage was about 180 miles from where I was living so that's the reason for the slow progress. It's finally being supported by its own wheel-bearings again! all ready for the trip up to my new garage mere inches from my house!

So the restoration should hopefully accelerate somewhat!

Here's a before:
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1975/31102174838_802a1972c7.jpg)

And some afters:
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(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1968/44974621781_aed69b02e7.jpg)

Now to balance it on my dad's motorbike trailer  :o
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Joe Webb on September 30, 2018, 10:49:29 PM
success!  8)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: danthemanic on October 07, 2018, 11:02:18 AM
With all the other jobs that still need doing, I really shouldn't have bought these new plates.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Yoshimisumi on October 07, 2018, 03:27:50 PM
Great morning at Bicester Heritage today. Too much to see but got a quick snap of the 126. 80 faultless miles done in the sun!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181007/c7ccbd166de9f499f32e844d72fc60e8.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: samdavies97 on October 21, 2018, 04:26:58 PM
This week I replaced the following; Leaf Spring to lowered type
Drums to discs
Shock Absorbers
Wishbones
Bushings
Exhaust

Got wheels balanced and tracked.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: samdavies97 on October 21, 2018, 04:29:02 PM
This week I replaced the following; Leaf Spring to lowered type
Drums to discs
Shock Absorbers
Wishbones
Bushings
Exhaust

Got wheels balanced and tracked.

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Also replaced Inner tie rods and outter track ends, wheels sand blasted and powder coated



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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Amateb8 on November 21, 2018, 04:58:19 PM
The Silverstone Classic and the Bicester Heritage are not too far from me. It would be great if someone posted these events (and others?) in the "Meetings and Events" area. Yoshimimusi, I could have joined you!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Gadge on November 21, 2018, 08:59:06 PM
I've never been to Bicester heritage and it's not too far from me either! So ild be up for a meet up there :thumbup I belive there's one happening at the start of January
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Yoshimisumi on November 29, 2018, 11:36:00 PM
Sorry I'm not much of an organiser I just focus on getting myself there! There may be a Bicester thing first weekend of Jan but I'm busy unfortunately although I'll try give some warning next time I'm attending something!

There's a new car cafe (massively short selling it) place opened up near Stratford-upon-avon called caffeine and machine which I just get to soon

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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: mintex on December 07, 2018, 10:21:55 PM
not enough, ive done the brakes but with trying to get a garage done and other things the fiats taken a back seat, its ready and drive and able but the mot has run out, i need to get it back on the road as i miss driving it  :( 
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on December 13, 2018, 05:16:56 PM
Changed the ignition coil on my rusty, red car, I can’t believe what a big difference it makes, it’s always been a fast car but now it’s like a rocket powered Ferrari! 🚀🚗
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on December 14, 2018, 11:53:07 AM
Took the Silver to be fixed, the gears are not working properly, it only does 2nd, 3rd and 4th, no 1st and no reverse, I was hoping to get it back today but it looks like its going to be an overnight job. I miss it already.  :(
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: dajwid on December 14, 2018, 05:34:26 PM
Nothing, but the pile of new parts is getting bigger and bigger. The engine that's going in has arrived, hopefully rebuild during the colder months.  The tinware, suspension parts are ready to be blasted and powder coated. I found a place to do the banded 12" Steels. I cant wait until the spring to start with the angle grinder.
with any luck I will meet my deadline of 2 years.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on December 17, 2018, 05:15:09 PM
Sorted the Silver, the plastic gear selector bush had disintegrated, thankfully I had a rubber spare! There’s nothing more satisfying than having a spare part in stock that you actually use! We did not do the job right the first time though, the 13 mm fixing bolt came loose and the gear stick lifted out of the socket as I was driving! All good now and my little car is home safely!  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: mintex on March 23, 2019, 09:10:34 PM
fitted a new (second hand) stater, now i can take it for its mot next  :D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Maluch_UK on March 24, 2019, 09:32:49 PM
Trying my very best to sort out the many rust holes  :-
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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: DeVilleChris on March 25, 2019, 12:28:36 PM
I thought that small hole at the bottom of the spare wheel well was for drainage? :o
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Maluch_UK on March 25, 2019, 12:46:54 PM
I thought that small hole at the bottom of the spare wheel well was for drainage? :o

I was debating with myself when I was fixing the rust holes under the battery shelf whether I’d need the little drainage holes or not. My thought at the time was I’ll never take the little car out when it’s wet. I’ll maybe reinstate them


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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Gadge on March 25, 2019, 05:52:52 PM
If it fills up with water it'll help keep the front end down on the straights  :P
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Maluch_UK on March 25, 2019, 06:06:22 PM
If it fills up with water it'll help keep the front end down on the straights  :P

Hah noted


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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on March 28, 2019, 01:14:00 PM
Tried to fix one thing and broke another... :(
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on April 01, 2019, 10:17:00 PM
8 hours working on the Black engine, we may have fixed it, will find out for sure tomorrow!   8)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Maluch_UK on April 14, 2019, 06:57:52 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190414/c68c63d263363094d0f9bfd55af9a23c.jpg)

Replacement windshield purchased (thanks for the heads up Vitelli) and now in the process of sanding down the body.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on April 14, 2019, 07:29:21 PM
Great work, Allan, there are 3 things that you need as a minimum when working on a 126, a jack, a set of axle stands and a mug of coffee so it’s great to see that you have all of those in your picture!  ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Gadge on April 15, 2019, 06:29:07 PM
I gave luigis battery a retro look :thumbup

(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj521/aroantree1980/Mobile%20Uploads/70FEDE29-8D0E-4A5C-AFC0-F25CAA74F46F_zpsmzsgdkpc.jpg) (http://s1266.photobucket.com/user/aroantree1980/media/Mobile%20Uploads/70FEDE29-8D0E-4A5C-AFC0-F25CAA74F46F_zpsmzsgdkpc.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Yoshimisumi on April 28, 2019, 09:40:45 PM
I had a great morning at the Bicester Heritage Sunday Scramble today, quieter than normal but it was presale only so assume they're having to restrict numbers.

I know I threatened last time but we should organise a mini gathering there at the next one? I'll try and be on the ball when the tickets are being released.

A few extra photos thrown is as well.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190428/c4e9f9f14562de6e7b72bd3b6780b505.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190428/eb89ab0c1461691d72a34e66a5e48e41.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190428/f1bcbc3804b05639961bbd3cf115031a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190428/5279ec64a6117d6d88e79ec5e6161251.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190428/6f6bfcefb395627b7e32f198d80fca75.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Gadge on April 29, 2019, 06:38:40 AM
I had been planing on going to this since I went to the January one but when I went to book tickets they said they sold out! :( I was gutted as I hadn’t realised that it could sell out?  :$
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: andyzeetec on April 29, 2019, 08:58:04 AM
Lovely looking Hillman Imp there, very rare down here. Reminds me when I used to hack around an orchard in one when I was a youngster.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Da Londo on May 06, 2019, 12:34:58 PM
Started cleaning the starter(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190506/e69febac1cff2b57531e9557904c6856.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Club1n on May 07, 2019, 05:43:05 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/f9ZBfyx.jpg)
I finally managed to get paint down on my rally car!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Pete126 on May 07, 2019, 09:13:10 PM
Looking Good :good:
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on May 07, 2019, 09:23:59 PM
Looks a stunner! Is it going to be plain white or do you have something racey rally planned?
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Club1n on May 08, 2019, 04:37:56 PM
Will be full works spec, with the blue stripes & reg ;) - just gotta let the paint cure for a lil' bit before painting the stripes on, to be honest it should be built up and done in the next month or so  ;D
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Gordan on May 08, 2019, 04:41:03 PM
Looking good!  8)
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Post by: Da Londo on May 09, 2019, 12:46:40 PM
More cleaning(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190509/da2c389977521ad64eff992c3e634c24.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190509/8f49cd51dd408df99b858c70db2417f8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190509/0efd0be386522c90a203912660b1267e.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Club1n on May 13, 2019, 06:18:28 PM
Managed to get the stripes painted, and they're straight which is a massive bonus! ;D
(https://i.imgur.com/F2BYqMc.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Bar Vitelli on May 13, 2019, 10:10:06 PM
Stunning!  :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Club1n on May 13, 2019, 10:16:11 PM
Thank you! Now for the build up and trying to remember where I put all the bits!  ???
Stunning!  :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on May 17, 2019, 05:40:33 PM
 That is looking very nice Matti 8)
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Post by: Club1n on May 17, 2019, 05:42:46 PM
That is looking very nice Matti 8)

Thanks Ladislav  :)
It's pretty amazing what a bit of metal, paint and knowledge can do :P

Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Club1n on May 19, 2019, 11:55:13 PM
Just small stuff today unfortunately, spent the majority of the day trying to find lights/ indicators etc- got the wiring loom basically fully in, lights, handles & locks changed- (no more 3 different keys :D ) dash and clocks! And a couple other bits and bobs, starting to look like an actual car again so motivation is high!

(https://i.imgur.com/TppjzK4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5oLRLfy.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Maluch_UK on June 02, 2019, 01:24:09 PM
That’s a cracking job Matti!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Maluch_UK on June 02, 2019, 01:28:59 PM
Just given the steel wheels a bit of a (lazy) makeover

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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: danthemanic on June 23, 2019, 07:12:09 PM
Stripped down the carb and replaced the gaskets, valve and filter. Gave the house something of a clean too.

It's booked in for an MOT this week, so finally got the brake pipes changed.

New air filter clip. Thanks Rusty.

And the decal went up a couple of weeks ago.
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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: DEYAN IYI on June 27, 2019, 11:50:11 PM
Had fun preparing for moving Ficho's Eastern European post-soc ghetto style tin garage to a new location. ;D Do not worry :$, tommorow is the bath-day. :P Splish-splash... It's been a while...
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: andyzeetec on June 28, 2019, 02:55:13 PM
Looks like you've got a co-driver sorted aswell.  :good:


Stripped down the carb and replaced the gaskets, valve and filter. Gave the house something of a clean too.

It's booked in for an MOT this week, so finally got the brake pipes changed.

New air filter clip. Thanks Rusty.

And the decal went up a couple of weeks ago.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190623/9ecd63d56ef155bcbdd78926151b4e5c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190623/ef417ac6cfa533b69773506dff35bb7d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190623/121736fcd5b5128a00c73c123cd0f4ea.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: danthemanic on June 28, 2019, 03:41:00 PM
MOT did not go as expected

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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: danthemanic on June 28, 2019, 04:21:52 PM
Looks like you've got a co-driver sorted aswell.  :good:

Yeah, he can't wait to go for a ride in it.  His favourite place is in the garage with Daddy and the Baby Car now.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Yoshimisumi on June 30, 2019, 03:55:32 PM
Nice run down to Caffeine & Machine near Stratford this morning. Proper array of stuff coming and going for the hour I was there.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190630/1b4bbcf4a783c3d960f6e475b4409de9.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: DeVilleChris on July 13, 2019, 10:03:34 PM
Started to put the 126 back on the road today...

New HT leads made and fitted.
Distributor replaced as the old one was surprisingly worn and causing issues.
Fixed an air leak on the fuel pump and one of the hoses


Need to rebuild the carb next as I think there is a float chamber issue..
New tyres needed after 3 years sitting..
Drivers door window needs fixing as the winder mechanism and cable broke

Looking forward to driving it again!
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Maluch_UK on July 21, 2019, 07:50:31 PM
https://www.fdricambi.com/en/fiat-126/door-parts/do1253-door-handles-set-with-tank-cap-black-fiat-126-p

Bought and fitted this set today. Everything fits as it should with the exception of the tank cap

Now shopping about for a new tank cap (for one that actually fits).

Also on the lookout for chrome bumpers, if anyone has a set spare for a ‘97 126P and willing to sell drop me a message (thanks).


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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Ricksy1121 on July 24, 2019, 11:21:54 AM
I like that a lot !

I gave luigis battery a retro look :thumbup

(http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj521/aroantree1980/Mobile%20Uploads/70FEDE29-8D0E-4A5C-AFC0-F25CAA74F46F_zpsmzsgdkpc.jpg) (http://s1266.photobucket.com/user/aroantree1980/media/Mobile%20Uploads/70FEDE29-8D0E-4A5C-AFC0-F25CAA74F46F_zpsmzsgdkpc.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: danthemanic on July 24, 2019, 06:53:05 PM
New Wheels! Got them on eBay for £170, tyres like new. Sorry if the 'other' bidder is on here.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190724/e276e9aadcbe06a4ce434bdfc47a8177.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Toasted on July 24, 2019, 09:47:53 PM
Looks great.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Pete126 on July 25, 2019, 10:51:33 AM
Nice! Completely lifts the appearance 👍
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Post by: Amateb8 on July 26, 2019, 01:29:06 PM
I saw those 13 inch alloys as well.

It really looks good on your car!!!! Wasn't your original steel rims 12"?   
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: danthemanic on July 26, 2019, 01:48:34 PM
I saw those 13 inch alloys as well.

It really looks good on your car!!!! Wasn't your original steel rims 12"?

Hi,thanks.  Yeah, originals were 12"s. These new ones are a fraction wider too, handling feels a lot different.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Amateb8 on July 26, 2019, 03:50:12 PM
Check the effect on your speedometer reading.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Club1n on August 05, 2019, 01:27:10 AM
Managed to finally get my wheels and tyres mounted on the rally car, after putting the car on the ground for the first time after all the hours of work I re-fell in love with it, comes up to around my midsection.. and I'm only 6foot! ;D Suspension still needs setting up, but definitely getting close to being able to take her out for a spin!


(https://i.imgur.com/JOc9otV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ln43wIB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8TV1Dwr.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6Xah40j.jpg)
Also never buy the Ricambio 12" conversion kit and expect to fit 12" wheels without having to grind away ALOT of the caliper AND have to run a 6mm spacer and for them to tell me that they've had 0 problems with them in the past  ??? Standard NOS 12" wheel that I had didn't even turn, absolute junk, put me off buying from the company completely, nothing but bad experiences with them!  >:(

Franco will tell you that it fits standard 126 no modification at-all, yeah and I'm sure 22" wheels would fit with no modification too Franco...
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Gadge on August 05, 2019, 08:43:05 PM
Fantastic build mate! Looks awesome  ;D

Your not the only one who's had a bad one with ricambio - useless overpriced company who don't refund faulty goods! Your better of buying from Axel Gersil even though their in a different country I've alway had a good (and reasonably priced!) service from them :thumbup
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Club1n on August 05, 2019, 11:32:55 PM
Yeah I really didn't want to buy from them in the first place to be honest, was on a bit of a time crunch as I realised that the original 12" conversion kit I got from poland was missing the caliper retaining clips.. and they were Daewoo Tico and I couldn't find them for sale ANYWHERE

If it was a road car I probably would've just bodged it and used them, but I have a reputation for driving hard, and part of that is actually stopping safely too :P

It's actually got "kinda" safe brakes now so we'll see- Might just have to pay them a visit in person, I highly doubt he'd tell the same lies to my face ;)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 1973/126 on August 07, 2019, 05:29:11 PM
 Matti the car looks the dog's 8)
 What engine and gearbox are you using? Any mods there?
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Amateb8 on August 08, 2019, 06:16:04 PM
Just had both rear shock absorbers of my 126 Bis replaced. Omg, the rattle emanating from the rear completely disappeared. The suspension is now completely quiet on uneven road surfaces. There is also a huge difference in the handling!

I bought the rear shocks (original Fiat/Lancia) in kit form (i.e. including built-in bottom bushings, upper rubber rings with washers and lock nuts) from Ricambio. Believe it or not, it was cheaper than other suppliers. No one sold the shock absorbers in kit form. Many sold the other bits like the bushings separately, so ended up being more expensive.

I also had the idling sensor/relay/controller (Fiat/Lancia branded)(also Ricambio supplied) replaced as one of the connectors of the old one broke off. It increased the idling when the two speed radiator fan switches on. It behaves better than the old one. It switches on seamlessly, with no sudden rise in idling speed.

Also had the transmission fluid flushed and replaced. From the service history records, it has never been checked/topped up from new. So, thought I'd give the transmission a new lease of life with new fluids.

Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: 126blackbird on August 08, 2019, 08:52:12 PM
I hope you used non EP oil for the gearbox
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Amateb8 on August 08, 2019, 11:14:25 PM
I used Gearbox Oil TUTELA ZC90 1Ltr (80W-90).   
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Club1n on August 09, 2019, 04:07:58 AM
30k mile(ish) 650cc, BIS box, lightened flywheel, opened up the airflow a bit, and cooling mods for now.
I've got a spare engine that I'm planning on building on the side, but with the regulations of historic rally and such, you can only *really* do things that you can prove are period correct, I'll have to do alot more research and suchlike before starting that.
It will be good to get a bit of seat time in the car before making it a little pocket rocket though :D

Matti the car looks the dog's 8)
 What engine and gearbox are you using? Any mods there?
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Rusty's Uncle on August 09, 2019, 07:26:06 AM
[quote .
I've got a spare engine that I'm planning on building on the side, but with the regulations of historic rally and such, you can only *really* do things that you can prove are period correct, I'll have to do alot more research and suchlike before starting that.
It will be good to get a bit of seat time in the car before making it a little pocket rocket though
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I have receipts from 1984 for the 795cc Alquati conversion done on one of my engines. That would have been pre 1977 as the engine was originally a 594cc. The guy who commissioned the work raced cars on the European circuit on an amateur basis but I do not know if that included the 126. I think that the car came to some sort of a sticky end after 3,000 miles. Also very little seems to be known about Camillo Alquati but I do know that he ran a racing team in Italy and specialised in the Super Mirafiori & 126 Fiat cars.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Club1n on August 09, 2019, 07:30:37 AM

I have receipts from 1984 for the 795cc Alquati conversion done on one of my engines. That would have been pre 1977 as the engine was originally a 594cc. The guy who commissioned the work raced cars on the European circuit on an amateur basis but I do not know if that included the 126. I think that the car came to some sort of a sticky end after 3,000 miles. Also very little seems to be known about Camillo Alquati but I do know that he ran a racing team in Italy and specialised in the Super Mirafiori & 126 Fiat cars.

I'd definitely be interested in looking at them if you can get a couple pictures of them! :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Rusty's Uncle on August 09, 2019, 10:09:16 AM
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I'd definitely be interested in looking at them if you can get a couple pictures of them! :)
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No problem , probably easiest for me to send you a photocopy. The bills from Italtune and Lanciana mention lowering suspension, fitting Tarox shocks and brake linings. Big bore kit, Alquati camshaft & alloy sump, Weber 30DIC carb & manifold, stage 1 head etc
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Club1n on August 10, 2019, 12:41:01 AM

No problem , probably easiest for me to send you a photocopy. The bills from Italtune and Lanciana mention lowering suspension, fitting Tarox shocks and brake linings. Big bore kit, Alquati camshaft & alloy sump, Weber 30DIC carb & manifold, stage 1 head etc

Have sent you a pm, thanks! :)
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: jonny on August 13, 2019, 02:21:10 PM

No problem , probably easiest for me to send you a photocopy. The bills from Italtune and Lanciana mention lowering suspension, fitting Tarox shocks and brake linings. Big bore kit, Alquati camshaft & alloy sump, Weber 30DIC carb & manifold, stage 1 head etc

Have sent you a pm, thanks! :)

love seeing the progress on your restoration.  really wonderful work.  keep at it dude
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Da Londo on August 20, 2019, 08:58:53 PM
I bought a Gianinni oil sump and noticed the oil return opening wasn't cast that well, so had to take some material off.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: Kent126 on September 01, 2019, 07:06:03 PM
I went to the garage and looked at it buried deep at the back and under its cover, then walked away and closed the garage.
Title: Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
Post by: danthemanic on September 20, 2019, 03:34:10 PM
Just got back from Poland with a suitcase full of goodies. Technically all I've done today was put the new made to measure cover on. But here is the rest of the swag too. Enough to keep me busy over winter.
Refurb calipers were £40, adapters were less than £10.
Kingpin kits were £15 for both.
Shock rubbers were £3.
Cover was less than £20.
Fuel pump was actually a UK purchase, eBay £21.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190920/91613b66b82f657625e5e11785902bd3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190920/74a9fb7f19a934a37de9b67e4bd39a2a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190920/4f61fa73c8f3a74b2e6c056c3d9899c7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190920/ac28ab23af9f7cf73b413287b359c099.jpg)