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Tate

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Re: Fiat 126 -73 Restoration from Finland [Now: Sheet metal work]
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2012, 03:33:47 PM »
Just bought myself a used set of front brake calipers from Cinquecento.

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Re: Fiat 126 -73 Restoration from Finland [Now: Sheet metal work]
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2012, 07:21:40 PM »
Plan for today was to remove the engine from the orange polski.



First I removed the engine lid.



Engine removal took 2 hours.



Empty engine bay



Engine and transmission removed



This is how engine looked at the end of today

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Re: Fiat 126 -73 Restoration from Finland [Now: Engine]
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2012, 07:51:14 PM »
good work tate a true work of art.... ;)

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Re: Fiat 126 -73 Restoration from Finland [Now: Engine]
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2012, 08:58:06 PM »
nice work waiting for finish:)

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Re: Fiat 126 -73 Restoration from Finland [Now: Engine]
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2012, 10:45:58 AM »
Thanks! It's still a long way for a finished car.. and a lot of £ & €  ::)
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Re: Fiat 126 -73 Restoration from Finland [Now: Engine]
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2012, 10:23:03 PM »
and pln?? :D

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Re: Fiat 126 -73 Restoration from Finland [Now: Engine]
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2012, 01:50:44 PM »
and pln?? :D

Yes.. Especially pln  ;D
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Re: Fiat 126 -73 Restoration from Finland [Now: Engine]
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2012, 06:18:28 AM »
Yesterday I bought a second hand steering wheel. It's real leather with white stitching. It feels very good on my hands  :)

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Re: Fiat 126 -73 Restoration from Finland [Now: Engine]
« Reply #38 on: May 25, 2012, 08:20:27 PM »
My "own" design brake disc adapters came from laser cutting. They are made from S690 series fine grain structural steel. With minimum yield strength of 690 N/mm2  ;D



Decided to change the "base" engine. Orginally I thought that I would make it from that polski 126 but I changed my mind. I will use the orginal -73 engine block so I had to dismantle another engine :)

This way the engine will look "orginal" by the block numbers and identification codes.

So here we go again.. Engine ready to dismantle:



Something done already.



Pistons  :D



In the end of the day:





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Re: Fiat 126 -73 Restoration from Finland [Now: Engine]
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2012, 06:43:57 PM »
Today new NANNI intake manifold arrived.....  :o



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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [Now: Engine]
« Reply #40 on: June 03, 2012, 04:06:09 PM »
One big setback was when I measured for the first time the cylinder kit which I bought last year from French Ebay.. It was supposed to be 82mm 750cc kit as the french guy sold it like that.

When I measured the cylinder a couple days ago it was 80mm not 82mm as sold to me.  :cry:


My new "old stock" Weber 32 DCOF came from Germany.



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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [Now: Engine]
« Reply #41 on: June 04, 2012, 01:35:43 AM »
Hi Tate,
Its gonna sound great with the weber installed! Its all coming together now so keep up the momentum and i look forward to seeing your project completed :P
Pete.      il cavallo piccolo

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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [Now: Engine]
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2012, 11:13:38 AM »
Do you want to conect this intake mainfold with Fiat Panda 30 head ?

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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [Now: Engine]
« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2012, 04:08:57 PM »
Do you want to conect this intake mainfold with Fiat Panda 30 head ?

Yes I will mount that Nanni intake manifold to Panda 30 head..?
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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [Now: Engine]
« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2012, 04:58:50 PM »
I hope that you know that standard ventilator housing wont't fit.