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Bar Vitelli

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #375 on: June 25, 2018, 06:33:16 PM »
Fixed the steering rack on my DeVille using the soon to be patented old bottle top technique and reset the brakes in readiness for the MoT retest on Wednesday, tuned my favourite blue car and the gorgeous green car and rebuilt the dynamo on my Giardiniera! All with a little help from a friend! Hot bath tonight and if I don’t fall asleep I might toot over to Appletreewick for a pint or two of Night Jar in the Craven Arms!  :beer:
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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #376 on: June 28, 2018, 10:59:40 PM »
Wheel alignment done after replacing the steering box, idler and track rods. Feels likes a new car! All set for MOT on Tuesday now!


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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #377 on: July 16, 2018, 01:26:21 PM »
Tried to adjust the hand brake cable but ran out of adjustment at the wheels. Did a search and found an old thread advising there's some adjustment on the handbrake lever itself. Removed the plastic cover and the centre carpet, four bolts that secure the handbrake lever. Slacken them and slide the lever, which gives more adjustment.  :D

No need for new cable, unless it snaps of course.

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #378 on: July 23, 2018, 07:02:42 PM »
Not quite today but had a great weekend at the Silverstone Classic. Car ran faultlessly if a little slow up the hills with the bags on the roof!



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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #379 on: September 28, 2018, 09:41:37 PM »
2 years after I garaged my Fiat and I have finally finished rebuilding the front suspension! (on the left side at least  :$ )

Problem was that the garage was about 180 miles from where I was living so that's the reason for the slow progress. It's finally being supported by its own wheel-bearings again! all ready for the trip up to my new garage mere inches from my house!

So the restoration should hopefully accelerate somewhat!

Here's a before:


And some afters:




Now to balance it on my dad's motorbike trailer  :o
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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #380 on: September 30, 2018, 10:49:29 PM »
success!  8)

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #381 on: October 07, 2018, 11:02:18 AM »
With all the other jobs that still need doing, I really shouldn't have bought these new plates.

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #382 on: October 07, 2018, 03:27:50 PM »
Great morning at Bicester Heritage today. Too much to see but got a quick snap of the 126. 80 faultless miles done in the sun!

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #383 on: October 21, 2018, 04:26:58 PM »
This week I replaced the following; Leaf Spring to lowered type
Drums to discs
Shock Absorbers
Wishbones
Bushings
Exhaust

Got wheels balanced and tracked.






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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #384 on: October 21, 2018, 04:29:02 PM »
This week I replaced the following; Leaf Spring to lowered type
Drums to discs
Shock Absorbers
Wishbones
Bushings
Exhaust

Got wheels balanced and tracked.






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Also replaced Inner tie rods and outter track ends, wheels sand blasted and powder coated



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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #385 on: November 21, 2018, 04:58:19 PM »
The Silverstone Classic and the Bicester Heritage are not too far from me. It would be great if someone posted these events (and others?) in the "Meetings and Events" area. Yoshimimusi, I could have joined you!

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #386 on: November 21, 2018, 08:59:06 PM »
I've never been to Bicester heritage and it's not too far from me either! So ild be up for a meet up there :thumbup I belive there's one happening at the start of January
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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #387 on: November 29, 2018, 11:36:00 PM »
Sorry I'm not much of an organiser I just focus on getting myself there! There may be a Bicester thing first weekend of Jan but I'm busy unfortunately although I'll try give some warning next time I'm attending something!

There's a new car cafe (massively short selling it) place opened up near Stratford-upon-avon called caffeine and machine which I just get to soon

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #388 on: December 07, 2018, 10:21:55 PM »
not enough, ive done the brakes but with trying to get a garage done and other things the fiats taken a back seat, its ready and drive and able but the mot has run out, i need to get it back on the road as i miss driving it  :( 
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