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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #435 on: July 26, 2019, 01:48:34 PM »
I saw those 13 inch alloys as well.

It really looks good on your car!!!! Wasn't your original steel rims 12"?

Hi,thanks.  Yeah, originals were 12"s. These new ones are a fraction wider too, handling feels a lot different.
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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #436 on: July 26, 2019, 03:50:12 PM »
Check the effect on your speedometer reading.

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #437 on: August 05, 2019, 01:27:10 AM »
Managed to finally get my wheels and tyres mounted on the rally car, after putting the car on the ground for the first time after all the hours of work I re-fell in love with it, comes up to around my midsection.. and I'm only 6foot! ;D Suspension still needs setting up, but definitely getting close to being able to take her out for a spin!






Also never buy the Ricambio 12" conversion kit and expect to fit 12" wheels without having to grind away ALOT of the caliper AND have to run a 6mm spacer and for them to tell me that they've had 0 problems with them in the past  ??? Standard NOS 12" wheel that I had didn't even turn, absolute junk, put me off buying from the company completely, nothing but bad experiences with them!  >:(

Franco will tell you that it fits standard 126 no modification at-all, yeah and I'm sure 22" wheels would fit with no modification too Franco...

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #438 on: August 05, 2019, 08:43:05 PM »
Fantastic build mate! Looks awesome  ;D

Your not the only one who's had a bad one with ricambio - useless overpriced company who don't refund faulty goods! Your better of buying from Axel Gersil even though their in a different country I've alway had a good (and reasonably priced!) service from them :thumbup
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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #439 on: August 05, 2019, 11:32:55 PM »
Yeah I really didn't want to buy from them in the first place to be honest, was on a bit of a time crunch as I realised that the original 12" conversion kit I got from poland was missing the caliper retaining clips.. and they were Daewoo Tico and I couldn't find them for sale ANYWHERE

If it was a road car I probably would've just bodged it and used them, but I have a reputation for driving hard, and part of that is actually stopping safely too :P

It's actually got "kinda" safe brakes now so we'll see- Might just have to pay them a visit in person, I highly doubt he'd tell the same lies to my face ;)

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #440 on: August 07, 2019, 05:29:11 PM »
 Matti the car looks the dog's 8)
 What engine and gearbox are you using? Any mods there?
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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #441 on: August 08, 2019, 06:16:04 PM »
Just had both rear shock absorbers of my 126 Bis replaced. Omg, the rattle emanating from the rear completely disappeared. The suspension is now completely quiet on uneven road surfaces. There is also a huge difference in the handling!

I bought the rear shocks (original Fiat/Lancia) in kit form (i.e. including built-in bottom bushings, upper rubber rings with washers and lock nuts) from Ricambio. Believe it or not, it was cheaper than other suppliers. No one sold the shock absorbers in kit form. Many sold the other bits like the bushings separately, so ended up being more expensive.

I also had the idling sensor/relay/controller (Fiat/Lancia branded)(also Ricambio supplied) replaced as one of the connectors of the old one broke off. It increased the idling when the two speed radiator fan switches on. It behaves better than the old one. It switches on seamlessly, with no sudden rise in idling speed.

Also had the transmission fluid flushed and replaced. From the service history records, it has never been checked/topped up from new. So, thought I'd give the transmission a new lease of life with new fluids.


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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #442 on: August 08, 2019, 08:52:12 PM »
I hope you used non EP oil for the gearbox

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #443 on: August 08, 2019, 11:14:25 PM »
I used Gearbox Oil TUTELA ZC90 1Ltr (80W-90).   

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #444 on: August 09, 2019, 04:07:58 AM »
30k mile(ish) 650cc, BIS box, lightened flywheel, opened up the airflow a bit, and cooling mods for now.
I've got a spare engine that I'm planning on building on the side, but with the regulations of historic rally and such, you can only *really* do things that you can prove are period correct, I'll have to do alot more research and suchlike before starting that.
It will be good to get a bit of seat time in the car before making it a little pocket rocket though :D

Matti the car looks the dog's 8)
 What engine and gearbox are you using? Any mods there?

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #445 on: August 09, 2019, 07:26:06 AM »
[quote .
I've got a spare engine that I'm planning on building on the side, but with the regulations of historic rally and such, you can only *really* do things that you can prove are period correct, I'll have to do alot more research and suchlike before starting that.
It will be good to get a bit of seat time in the car before making it a little pocket rocket though
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I have receipts from 1984 for the 795cc Alquati conversion done on one of my engines. That would have been pre 1977 as the engine was originally a 594cc. The guy who commissioned the work raced cars on the European circuit on an amateur basis but I do not know if that included the 126. I think that the car came to some sort of a sticky end after 3,000 miles. Also very little seems to be known about Camillo Alquati but I do know that he ran a racing team in Italy and specialised in the Super Mirafiori & 126 Fiat cars.

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #446 on: August 09, 2019, 07:30:37 AM »

I have receipts from 1984 for the 795cc Alquati conversion done on one of my engines. That would have been pre 1977 as the engine was originally a 594cc. The guy who commissioned the work raced cars on the European circuit on an amateur basis but I do not know if that included the 126. I think that the car came to some sort of a sticky end after 3,000 miles. Also very little seems to be known about Camillo Alquati but I do know that he ran a racing team in Italy and specialised in the Super Mirafiori & 126 Fiat cars.

I'd definitely be interested in looking at them if you can get a couple pictures of them! :)

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #447 on: August 09, 2019, 10:09:16 AM »
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I'd definitely be interested in looking at them if you can get a couple pictures of them! :)
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No problem , probably easiest for me to send you a photocopy. The bills from Italtune and Lanciana mention lowering suspension, fitting Tarox shocks and brake linings. Big bore kit, Alquati camshaft & alloy sump, Weber 30DIC carb & manifold, stage 1 head etc

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #448 on: August 10, 2019, 12:41:01 AM »

No problem , probably easiest for me to send you a photocopy. The bills from Italtune and Lanciana mention lowering suspension, fitting Tarox shocks and brake linings. Big bore kit, Alquati camshaft & alloy sump, Weber 30DIC carb & manifold, stage 1 head etc

Have sent you a pm, thanks! :)

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #449 on: August 13, 2019, 02:21:10 PM »

No problem , probably easiest for me to send you a photocopy. The bills from Italtune and Lanciana mention lowering suspension, fitting Tarox shocks and brake linings. Big bore kit, Alquati camshaft & alloy sump, Weber 30DIC carb & manifold, stage 1 head etc

Have sent you a pm, thanks! :)

love seeing the progress on your restoration.  really wonderful work.  keep at it dude

 

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