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« on: February 16, 2014, 06:45:45 PM »
ok so a new chapter and a new luigi. a 9000 mile BIS it has tax and MOT so is already to go  :) so the plan is to basically pick up from the last one and transfer all the rebuilt and refurbished parts from the old one and onto the new one. work started in earnest on swapping the parts over. so far I've done the following.......

new steering rack,
refurbished hubs with new king pins'
disc brake conversion with crossed drilled discs and OMP pads,
new track rod ends,
new rear drums, shoes and wheel cylinders,
new front shocks,
new brake hoses,
new wheel bearings,

I've also fitted a MK 1 steering wheel for that retro look :D retro is the theme of this car so I got lashings of chrome work to go on after its been stripped down and buffed up.
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 04:40:03 PM »
white 126s are the best... ;D

good work on Luigi II, looking forward to seeing some progress...


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Re: luigi II
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 06:48:00 PM »
Thank you, me too  :D it's either red or white for me and I've already had two red ones. I gave him it's first wash for a LONG time. The grime was thick on and didn't shift easily - especially behind where the bumpers were. I could do with finding out the paint code for that white? Does anyone know what it is? Can't seem to find it anywhere on the car?
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 11:22:44 PM »
bis and old style steering wheel??

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Re: luigi II
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2014, 07:09:41 AM »
Yes that's right it's made of bakerlite I think and came off a MK1. Going for the retro look :)
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 08:57:06 PM »
Few more pics - better quality this time thanks the photobucket  :D
Here's the disc brake conversion



And here's the rather scruffy luggage compartment - note the crusty battery tray






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Re: luigi II
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2014, 12:17:33 PM »
powder coated discs: carbo-ceramic?  ;D

No, serious: are you running Panda mkI calipers?

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Re: luigi II
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2014, 02:19:05 PM »
No there a new fancy material call steel  ;D

There actually Punto/seicento callipers and a TRS adaptor
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2014, 04:27:47 PM »
Mk 1 Panda callipers were used on some disc brake conversions. If anyone is interested I have two brand new pairs here  :)
The motor is looking good there bye the way. I know that original is good if you have a minter but it is great to see owners going for their own vision ;D

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Re: luigi II
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2014, 06:57:31 PM »
Thanks rusty  ;D I'm being particularly careful in my alterations from original to retro. Even though it's only done 9000 miles it's not a minter by any standards. Everything that's getting replaced is in a poor state such as the scuffed up bumpers and faded brittle door mirrors right though to the rusty door handles. I'm even fitting lovely steel wheels instead of alloys. I picked them up from the shop today and they look amazing! I can't wait to see them on  :)
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2014, 05:04:29 PM »
good full day on the car today, the forecasted rain never came which meant I was able to solider on putting things back on. so in went the battery, the jack, the spare and the washer bag. also went on was a new luggage compartment latch.


then it was all systems go with all the outside stuff, NOS chrome bumpers, NOS rear vents, clear repeaters and front indicators, NOS rear lamps, NOS fiat uno aerial, new door mirror and of course the new refurbished steel wheels which i'm very happy about  :D








jobs on the "to do" list are to fit the chrome door handles get some orange bulbs for the indicators and fit the rear fog and reverse light  :)
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2014, 09:31:58 PM »
looking good mate, where did you get the clear indicators?
cheers jud

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Re: luigi II
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2014, 10:12:55 PM »
Thanks Jud, I got them a while ago off eBay although I have seem them on other sites before
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2014, 07:45:35 PM »
Ok so I finally got round to finishing off luigi and what better way to celebrate than a 150 mile round trip to Monmouth  :D but before that I treated it to a new reverse eye leaf spring.







Few jobs left to do like removing the plastic trim on the side plus plugging the holes from the old bumper
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2014, 09:22:26 PM »
Bit of an update. I've been having issues with the cooling system........ Basically it's crap. It's well documented on here how bad the BIS cooling system is and mine is no exception so to avoid any impending head gasket issues I've fitted a thermostat relocation kit. This nifty little kit relocates the thermostat to the top of the engine where is should've been in the first place.  


While I was at it I decided to pinch the radiator and Uprated cooling fan off the first project as well as replace the coil, plugs and HT leads too


So far everything works ok, there were a few leaks but they were due to jubilee clips not being tight enough

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