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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #240 on: October 09, 2013, 11:01:45 PM »
lovely, but You need green doors cards... and light(in colur) carpet

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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #241 on: October 10, 2013, 09:20:03 AM »
Loving the rear camber.
It's so low, Tate, how's the ride in your 126? (by 126 standards...)

Oh... don't forget your plates before you go anywhere...just an advice, mind  :D

Cheers,

Andre
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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #242 on: December 23, 2013, 02:17:41 PM »
Tate I put a post up only an hour a go asking if anyone had fitted a Panda engine to a 126 as I was thinking of doing it and Pete kindly pointed me to your thread.
Brilliant stuff with fantastic results Sir.

They say copying is a kind of flattery so I hope you don't mind if I follow your ideas when I start my build. I do intend to use a 1992 Panda 1000 engine.
Can I ask is it possible to use the 126 gearbox though as I suspect a 600 box might be hard enough to acquire.

Top job, your skills are excellent.

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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #243 on: December 27, 2013, 07:02:00 PM »
Tate I put a post up only an hour a go asking if anyone had fitted a Panda engine to a 126 as I was thinking of doing it and Pete kindly pointed me to your thread.
Brilliant stuff with fantastic results Sir.

They say copying is a kind of flattery so I hope you don't mind if I follow your ideas when I start my build. I do intend to use a 1992 Panda 1000 engine.
Can I ask is it possible to use the 126 gearbox though as I suspect a 600 box might be hard enough to acquire.

Top job, your skills are excellent.

Feel free to copy anything you wan't. I used gearbox from a 600 because it's said to be more stronger than original and no adapter plate between engine and gearbox is needed.

Thanks and good luck with your project!

Loving the rear camber.
It's so low, Tate, how's the ride in your 126? (by 126 standards...)

Oh... don't forget your plates before you go anywhere...just an advice, mind  :D

Cheers,

Andre

Andre, I have to admit that I haven't really driven with my car because I run out of summer.. I can answer your question not until next year :D

lovely, but You need green doors cards... and light(in colur) carpet

Yes green door cards would been nice but it seems impossible to find them with reasonable price??

Looks immaculate tate. Really nice job!!  ;D

Thanks!!!  8)
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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #244 on: September 24, 2019, 04:54:00 PM »
I'm back. 8)
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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #245 on: September 27, 2019, 09:56:30 AM »
  :) How are you? And how is the car??  :D

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Re: Fiat 126 -73 restoration [ Now: It's ALIVE...!!! :) ]
« Reply #246 on: September 28, 2019, 06:29:48 PM »
  :) How are you? And how is the car??  :D

I'm fine... I had a long (many many years) break from all of my car hobbies. I have had other things to do + other intrests. However I still own my 126, and it's pretty much in that condition what I left it when I last wrote here. It's a sad story that I kind of had a "burnout" with this car.  :cry: I worked so hard to enjoy the car and when it was about to be ready it didnt work as I planned. Thats why I lost all my "fire" to car building and it has not really been intrest since that.

So what's the plan then? I would really like to drive this car summer 2020. I have never been satisfied by the engine/gearbox combination. It could have worked just fine but it would need few bigger modifications to work 100%. Thats why I have decided to remove engine/gearbox from my car and do some metal work to fit the "original" engine and gearbox back in the car.
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