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Hazey-n-Marc

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Re: 126 Buyers Guide
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2013, 11:18:25 PM »
The common fix for the headlining seems to be throw it away :D.

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Re: 126 Buyers Guide
« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2013, 07:17:41 PM »
Any one know somethings about fiat 126 red on ebay caled bambino with ferari badge wird

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Re: 126 Buyers Guide
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2013, 08:14:59 AM »
Check the eBay section of the forum  :P
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Re: 126 Buyers Guide
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2013, 03:21:16 PM »
you could aways remove then turn over and recover the headlining ;D ... If you watch American Hot Rod Gabbe does all sorts of interiors, I liked the one he did on the peddle car (edit just realised there was no headlining on that car lol but the door card method should work)
(new ones range from around 46euro cough cough not sure about the postage)
that would fixit
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Re: 126 Buyers Guide
« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2013, 02:35:32 PM »
The Polish apparently just glue the headliner back on once it drops. This video is all in Polish but still worth a watch:


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Re: 126 Buyers Guide
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2014, 05:30:35 PM »
Thanks for that, nice little read!  [-/

Does anybody know the production figures per model? I understand 4.6 million were made (i think?) but how many of those were the BIS model? Is the BIS rarer?

Check this site to find which is the rarest. http://howmanyleft.co.uk/

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Interesting site, 2013 Quarter 4 for uk BIS was..

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Re: 126 Buyers Guide
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2014, 09:54:55 AM »
2014 Q1 for BIS:

On road: 83
Sorn: 322

So either some aren't sorn or on the road.. or totally scrapped :(. How sad. lol.
My 1991/2 Fiat 126 BIS Restoration: http://club126uk.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=8559.90

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Re: 126 Buyers Guide
« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2014, 12:14:59 AM »
I get 75+ in my mk2 reliant robin

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Re: 126 Buyers Guide
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2015, 09:19:19 PM »
Evening All,

Has anyone heard about any 126 Personal for sale?
I found one in Italy and one in Portugal but these all LHD...
I have LHD but struggle to find RHD Personal.
BTW does anyone know what would be estimated cost of RHD?

Many thanks,

M

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Re: 126 Buyers Guide
« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2015, 09:22:21 PM »
Hi All,

Does anyone has any information about Fiat 126 TA (tetto apribile), e.g. how many were manufactured, if there are any left and what would be the cost of it. Friend of mine have found one (RHD) and he is considering to buy it. Any help would be highly appreciated.

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Re: 126 Buyers Guide
« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2015, 01:33:08 PM »
The only downside is the insurance if you're a young driver

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Re: 126 Buyers Guide
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2016, 01:10:51 PM »
As I have ascertained myself, I think the buyers guide should say: don't buy a water cooled one.

I have a water cooled BIS from 1989, and it costs a serious amount of money to keep it on the road, because I had to change about everything inside the engine area (except the engine itself).
The car had been on a field for 14 years when I decided to buy it, so I guess that also has something to do with it.

Are there other water cooled drivers who can contradict or confirm if the water cooled is really worse then the air cooled?

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Re: 126 Buyers Guide
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2016, 08:16:55 PM »
We have a bis and ive not had any problems, its been very reliable for the last 12 months we've owned it
Only money ive spent is on things like a rev counter and converting it to electronic ignition, oh and i put new engine mounts on  :)
« Last Edit: March 20, 2016, 08:20:39 PM by mintex »
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Re: 126 Buyers Guide
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2016, 10:27:36 PM »
As I have ascertained myself, I think the buyers guide should say: don't buy a water cooled one.

I have a water cooled BIS from 1989, and it costs a serious amount of money to keep it on the road, because I had to change about everything inside the engine area (except the engine itself).
The car had been on a field for 14 years when I decided to buy it, so I guess that also has something to do with it.

Are there other water cooled drivers who can contradict or confirm if the water cooled is really worse then the air cooled?

You can't expect any vehicle that has been stood outside for 14 years to have no faults even the air cooled engine would need to be stripped down and refurbished to make it reliable
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Re: 126 Buyers Guide
« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2016, 10:26:53 AM »

You can't expect any vehicle that has been stood outside for 14 years to have no faults even the air cooled engine would need to be stripped down and refurbished to make it reliable

That's good reasoning. But still I hear from my suppliers the BIS is more "faulty" than the others. I have to admit that it starts to be more reliable now I've done all the costs to the engine, but I only drive when it's dry weather and she's sleeping inside, so I'm not sure what she would do if she stays outside. An old car needs to be comforted off course
« Last Edit: March 21, 2016, 12:43:32 PM by Frigorius »