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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Terrible Engine Vibration
« Last post by Pete126 on May 25, 2019, 10:00:44 PM »
Have you checked for play in the alternator bearings? Try taking off the fan belt for a moment and see if the vibration disappears also check that the fan hasn’t started to do disintegrate, if some of the blades are broken or missing this will unbalance the engine also.
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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Terrible Engine Vibration
« Last post by 5816nick on May 25, 2019, 09:11:29 PM »
Hi Guys. Mine Vibrates so badly - both when stationary and when driving, between 1700-2200 RPM it is terrible, it is so bad it cannot be driven, I've driven it once round a car park so far....

I've read about flywheels being put on incorrectly on 126 BIS and am wondering  are Aircooled 126's the same in that if you put the flywheel on wrong it will make the Crank out of Balance?


Thanks Nick
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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Terrible Engine Vibration
« Last post by Gordan on May 25, 2019, 08:58:16 PM »
Could be the spigot bush that the gearbox mainshaft inserts into. I’ve had this happen before

If I understood this correctly i had the same problem, only mine vibrated only in 1st gear….
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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Charging problem
« Last post by Skippy on May 25, 2019, 07:31:45 PM »
The small black and purple cable with the spade connector goes to the ignition lamp. If I take it off and earth it to the body, the lamp illuminates so I know the working and bulb are ok.
Tomorrow I’ll temporarily connect an ammeter and test the output of the alternator. I suspect it is busted.
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Hi from france/ 595 barchetta moulds
« Last post by Pete126 on May 25, 2019, 07:00:06 PM »
 :welcome to the Forum, if you do a search there are a few posts on the Barchetta

http://club126uk.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=9558.0
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Introduce Yourself / Hi from france/ 595 barchetta moulds
« Last post by nigy on May 25, 2019, 03:15:09 PM »
hi, thanks for letting me in your group. i live in france and have found some moulds made by the Dove company for a 126 converted into a fiat 500 style sports car.
i believe they were made for Peter Stevens the car designer and may have been marketed as simpatico. not many were made i think as it was a very expensive bodyshell.
i bought these moulds blind, and when they arrived i was suprised how many parts and how well made the moulds were. there are even moulds for windscreen stays, hinges, seat, to name a few.
i wrote to Peter about them, and he replied on a sunday! what a gent. he was going to speak to other members of the dove company to find me some information and maybe and old build manual.
if anyone on here knows or maybe has a 595 barchetta who could share information as i may have bitten off more than i can chew.
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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Terrible Engine Vibration
« Last post by Gadge on May 25, 2019, 01:06:38 PM »
Could be the spigot bush that the gearbox mainshaft inserts into. I’ve had this happen before
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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Terrible Engine Vibration
« Last post by Bar Vitelli on May 25, 2019, 10:56:17 AM »
I’m not sure if the spring is the cause of the vibration but it sounds like you’ve put an early aircooled spring into a later model which can’t help as they must be shorter for a reason. Upload a video if you can as it might help give some clues as to the cause.
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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Terrible Engine Vibration
« Last post by 5816nick on May 25, 2019, 08:46:05 AM »
Hi Guys, I have a Terrible Vibration on my Aircooled 126 at about 1750 RPM to 2000 RPM, It is seriously  so bad you cannot drive it, I have replaced the Gearbox and Engine Mountings, The new mountings were recently Purchased and the only difference is spring is Longer and there is a Green Plastic Bush - I wasn't sure where this went as The Original set up didn't have one? 

I was reading on here about A Terrible Vibration on BIS Models with the Flywheel Being Put on Incorrectly  - Can it happen on Aircooled Models if the Flywheel has been put on Incorrectly  ?
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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Brake lights
« Last post by Amateb8 on May 24, 2019, 10:18:39 PM »
Hi Pete,
As far as I know, everything works. I'll recheck tomorrow.

From recollection, i think the driver's side tail lights/brakes electricity source comes from the passenger side tail lights/brakes
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