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popik81

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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #225 on: August 04, 2013, 07:37:44 PM »
sweet....

Tate

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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #226 on: August 17, 2013, 04:52:01 PM »
Nothing real has really happened with this because I'm still stuck with the drive shaft problem..

I had to buy new springs though. The black springs are from 126FAN and they are "17,5cm". There was nothing wrong with them but the rear end of the car was sitting too low so I had to buy new ones. So I ordered these red "19,5cm" sport springs from fiat500ricambi.com and seems that they gave just what the rear end needed.







I've also made this oil cooler kit for my car


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« Reply #227 on: August 17, 2013, 05:02:05 PM »
Bloody hell. Amazing!!!!!!! Absolutely, an engineering feat. There is definitely light at the end of the tunnel now. Keep up the fantastic work!!!!!!!

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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #228 on: September 11, 2013, 06:05:21 AM »
I've been struggling between drive shaft problem & lack of motivation.. :$ So yesterday finally I got the drive shaft problem sorted out. Now the original drive shaft from Fiat 600 has been modified. Also a sleeve was made which has two needle roller bearings and an axial sealing. This was made because I have Fiat 600 gearbox installed and the drive shaft comes in an modest angle out from the gearbox resulting that the original cover rubber gets wringled. And if you would go driving with that setup the lifetime of the inner cover rubber would be max. 100km and gearbox oil would drain out.

Original setup (rubber rubs to the drive shaft)



Measuring the drive shaft



Drive shaft sealing area was modified to be wider



Cover sleeve was made and it includes needle roller bearings in both ends and a axial sealing







The sealing rubber (from a Citroen C5) and the cover sleeve will stay on and the drive shaft will rotate.



And here it is installed to the car.. (axial sealing not installed in the picture)


« Last Edit: September 11, 2013, 06:13:47 AM by Tate »
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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #229 on: September 11, 2013, 03:37:44 PM »
That's a very nice solution, it must be frustrating when you find these issues you had never even considered at the start! Keep up the good work.
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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #230 on: September 11, 2013, 04:10:20 PM »
Some excellent work here, Tate :)
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Tate

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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #231 on: September 13, 2013, 06:10:22 AM »
Thanks guys!
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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #232 on: September 28, 2013, 05:10:19 AM »
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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #233 on: September 28, 2013, 08:49:07 AM »
 :thumbup :thumbup :wave :yahoo:

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« Reply #234 on: October 06, 2013, 02:00:23 PM »
perfect job.
but we need more photo )

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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #235 on: October 08, 2013, 07:56:28 PM »
...mine is whiter...



 :D :D


Hi Tate,

top thread and the car looks perfect

driveshaft length is standard?
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« Reply #236 on: October 08, 2013, 08:01:02 PM »
double post
« Last Edit: October 08, 2013, 08:02:51 PM by Kowalski »

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« Reply #237 on: October 09, 2013, 06:07:59 AM »
Thanks! It has been a long journey for me and the car. Drive shafts are from Fiat 600 and the length is standard.

And I will upload more pictures soon  :o  ;D
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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #238 on: October 09, 2013, 08:07:20 PM »




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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #239 on: October 09, 2013, 09:12:26 PM »
Looks immaculate tate. Really nice job!!  ;D
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