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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #450 on: August 20, 2019, 08:58:53 PM »
I bought a Gianinni oil sump and noticed the oil return opening wasn't cast that well, so had to take some material off.

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #451 on: September 01, 2019, 07:06:03 PM »
I went to the garage and looked at it buried deep at the back and under its cover, then walked away and closed the garage.
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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #452 on: September 20, 2019, 03:34:10 PM »
Just got back from Poland with a suitcase full of goodies. Technically all I've done today was put the new made to measure cover on. But here is the rest of the swag too. Enough to keep me busy over winter.
Refurb calipers were £40, adapters were less than £10.
Kingpin kits were £15 for both.
Shock rubbers were £3.
Cover was less than £20.
Fuel pump was actually a UK purchase, eBay £21.
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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #453 on: October 27, 2019, 03:16:23 PM »

Just recently started to disassemble the rear suspension. I want to refurbish all the parts before putting them back together. New parts are orded.
Removing the old suspension bushes took some serious persuasion :rant and heavy iron. We welded this old press on a serious piece of steel beam and use a meter long steel tube to turn   :good:





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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #454 on: October 28, 2019, 05:45:49 PM »
All my parts arrived from Allegro today.  I'm considering writing a buying guide to help navigate buying things from Poland. Is this something you guys would be interested in?
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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #455 on: October 28, 2019, 06:03:45 PM »
I'm considering writing a buying guide to help navigate buying things from Poland. Is this something you guys would be interested in?

Yes that would be great.  How did you make the payment? Do allegro sellers accept paypal?

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #456 on: October 28, 2019, 06:08:26 PM »



Yes that would be great.  How did you make the payment? Do allegro sellers accept paypal?

I used a Revolut card, it's like a travel money card. Excellent exchange rate and no transaction fees. You don't even need a real card, a virtual card works fine.

I'll get on it shortly, if deemed good enough maybe you can sticky it on the forum somewhere.
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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #457 on: October 30, 2019, 08:01:55 PM »
revolut is great as most sellers prefer bank transfer. I have an address in PL so normally just pay COD then when I have a big pile of bits courier them home about £20 up to 30 kilos.
I'm popping over for a week in 2 weeks, I've found a few unusual bits I would like for BYL.

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #458 on: April 01, 2020, 02:53:58 PM »
Well with all this time on my hands have done a few jobs recently. Firstly a good wash, wax and polish. Then a good polish of the chrome and a thorough clean inside. Then I got round to fitting a pair of rear seatbelts that I had been putting off (don’t know why I had put it off as it was an easy job). Have also stripped down and cleaned the fuel pump and carburettor and car is running better than ever, although not taken it too far as it doesn’t really count as an essential journey! Am looking forward to when we get to the other side of this and taking the car for a long unessential drive.

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #459 on: April 09, 2020, 08:24:57 PM »
Not strictly done today but all complete since coronavirus sent me home from work

Welded new floors in both sides
Fabricated and welded OSR jacking point
Welded in new panels on the OSF suspension mountings
New bump stops
Rebuilt underfloor support members
Painted underside and undersealed
Welded seat rails back in
Seats and carpets back in
New fuel tank
Fitted new fuel sender unit and fuel hoses
Rebuilt rear brake lines
Removed, sanded and painted rear suspension arms
Painted all dampers
Repainted rear drum backing plates
Reassembled OSR suspension
Attached number plate lights to the plate surround
De-bumpered the rear
Fitted temporary reversing and fog light
Fitted horn from my seicento
Cleaned the gunk off the transaxle
Drained the gearbox
Fitted new drive shaft boots
Removed steering box and idler
Disassembled front suspension again for king pin repair
Repainted NSF wishbone
Removed gearbox support and cradle and prepped for paint
Refilled screenwash
Fitted new oil pressure sensor

Next jobs are front suspension bushes, kingpin repair and steering rack conversion  :D
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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #460 on: April 11, 2020, 12:16:57 PM »
brillant to see someone doing something :thumbup

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #461 on: April 23, 2020, 08:45:50 PM »
Taking this to work today really cheered me up...





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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #462 on: May 24, 2020, 09:43:44 PM »
I cheat fixed my favourite blue car, faulty thermostat, I’ve got the part but chickened out of taking the whole housing off to fit it so simply dropped the linkage rod so that the flap stays open, I think it’s only 4 bolts to take it off, I think I could have got them off but was not sure that I could get them back on! I was hoping that I could do it without taking it off but it seems to be far too fiddly. The main thing is that it works so I’m going to bed very red wine happy! 😘🍷

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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #463 on: May 26, 2020, 11:26:05 AM »
Returned from a lovely drive  8) to discover my tail lamp lens had broken off. (Plastic screw heads had snapped off) So retraced journey in the hope of finding it undamaged, unfortunately it had been driven over😪. Oh well, ordered a new one. While I was at it, took the opportunity to clean the earths and lamp connections. Also checked and cleaned connectors in passenger footwell/wheelarch.











Another job; I suspected the head gasket had gone on the BIS as coolant was coming out of the expansion tank. Bought a CO2 Combusion Leak Gas Test kit and did a sniff test, luckily fluid stayed blue, so fine. Problem was I had over filled the coolant tank as Float switch was faulty, so removed side grill and switch so coolant could flow out to switch hole level.



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Re: What did you do to your 126 today ???
« Reply #464 on: June 02, 2020, 08:45:20 PM »
I broke down seven times in the DeVille today, I love it but it’s a heartbreaker. Before I had Fiat’s I had a Vespa. It never broke down. All I ever did was put oil and petrol in it and it ran forever. I didn’t even clean it. It’s a real beauty though so I’ll have to keep trying, I’ve done everything I can think of multiple times so the next step is to take it to a specialist.


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