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Re: luigi
« Reply #375 on: August 09, 2018, 01:53:15 PM »
If i use the cinquecento/seicento/Punto calliper set up is it just fitting or is it necessary to adapt? What are adapter plates? Are steering knuckle? I know the pieces, but in Portuguese, in English it is more complicated to understand the pieces ... my 126 is from the first series, I do not know if to make the conversion makes difference from the second series. I still do not have any parts to apply, I wanted to know what I need to know and what model to buy later. But I do not know what car is best to arrange to make the conversion and the exact parts that are needed.

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« Reply #376 on: August 09, 2018, 06:03:11 PM »
These are all the parts you need. The adapter plates are needed to bolt the calipers too. These adapters should fit your series 1 car. To fit the adapter plate you need to remove the drum and the back plate then the adapter plates will fit onto the hub (where the backplate was) then the calliper will bolt onto the adapter plate.

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Re: luigi
« Reply #377 on: August 09, 2018, 08:17:54 PM »
And where did you get these adapter plates? Are they only needed for front braking? The rest of the used parts were of which car?

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Re: luigi
« Reply #378 on: August 09, 2018, 09:33:34 PM »
I got them from eBay. Rear disc conversions work on the same principal - by that I mean using adapter plates made for the rear using rear calipers from a punto hgt. Everything in that picture is all you need no other parts needed, you can even use the hoses.
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Re: luigi
« Reply #379 on: August 10, 2018, 09:19:30 AM »
Thanks a lot for the help! And good luck with your 126! 👍🏼

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Re: luigi
« Reply #380 on: August 21, 2018, 09:55:17 AM »
Fun day out at Festival Italia on Sunday. There were only 3 126s there so one of the rarer Italian machines at the show but people loved it. Despite luigis poor running he got me there and back ok (just!). I’m convinced the issue is down to an air leak somewhere but can’t locate it. The only thing to do is remove the carb and manifold and work my way forward.








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Re: luigi
« Reply #381 on: August 21, 2018, 02:29:22 PM »
Saw your photos on Instgram Gadge. The car looks well.  :good:
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Re: luigi
« Reply #382 on: August 21, 2018, 02:56:52 PM »
 Looks just as good in real life as it does in the photos 8)
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Re: luigi
« Reply #383 on: August 21, 2018, 09:04:02 PM »
Thank you guys he did well to get me there and ok. He did two 2 and a half hour stints at 60 mph so he was worked hard. He's a bit poorly at the moment but I'm hoping for qui fix so hopefully he'll be back on the road soon anough  ;)
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Re: luigi
« Reply #384 on: September 27, 2018, 09:34:19 PM »
Last show of the year was a trip to tramways a museum dedicated to the preservation of trams. Well worth a visit.






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Re: luigi
« Reply #385 on: January 05, 2019, 02:11:35 PM »
I have been one busy bee over this festive period. It all started in mid November when I thought about yet another audio upgrade. If you’ve read this extensive thread about my car you’ll have noticed I’ve installed around 4 different head units in this car over the years but still I haven’t been totally satisfied. Two speakers ended up being four then it wasn’t powerful enough then when I did find one half the display wouldn’t work or the radio wouldn’t tune properly. All these units were of course second hand as I specifically wanted an old school pioneer (had to have the old PIONEER logo on it). The last one was great however I spent a lot of the 2018 car journeys listening to smash hits 96 on cassette as the radio was great at holding on to radio 2.

2019 however is going to be different! I’ve spent the last 8 weeks giving Luigi the biggest audio and electrical upgrade in his 31 year history. Out with the old and in with.... er, well the old again but this time I’ve managed to source what would’ve been the pinnacle in car stereos in the mid 1990s - a PIONEER KEH-P8200RDS. At around £400 over 20 years ago this unit would’ve looked more at home in a Maxpower feature car BMW than a humble 126 and I didn’t stop there.



To give the tunes a bit more welly I bough new NOS pioneer speakers for the front (I snapped a terminal on one of the old ones) and a retro old school amp for the rears.



And STILL there’s more! The “new” head unit has a plug on the back for a CD changer but sadly I have no where to fit a bulky CD changer but fortunately PIONEER made a gizmo that plugs into said plug which enables you to play music from an iPod. I bought one off eBay new for around £40 so I now have over 2000 songs to listen to through amplified speakers which I can now play through this head unit giving me the retro head unit look with all the benefits of a modern iPod which rather handily I installed into the ashtray :thumbup . All this plus a USB socket in the glove tray  was all plumbed in properly with another fuse box near the original one as the original wiring just wasn’t suitable for all the extra equipment being used.









I even managed to fit a hands free steering wheel control system by fixing the remote control to the spokes of the wheel using a little bolt screwed through the back of the controller. It can be unscrewed in seconds!




And still the work didn’t stop. When fitting the speakers in the rear parcel shelf it cracked because it was so brittle- in fact the whole thing just started to crumble! So I built a new parcel shelf out of MDF and hardboard then covered it in speaker box cloth. Alot better and strong plus also neater. Just got to bring on the sunshine now so I can get my elbow out of the window :D









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Re: luigi
« Reply #386 on: January 05, 2019, 02:54:11 PM »
now the big question is... will it hide the loud engine of a 126!

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Re: luigi
« Reply #387 on: January 05, 2019, 03:27:15 PM »
Now THAT is the question and tomorrow I get to find out ;D
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Re: luigi
« Reply #388 on: January 06, 2019, 03:52:35 PM »
The first show of the year already for Luigi! The Sunday scramble at Bicester Heritage. This is the first time I’ve been to this event and I was expecting maybe 60 odd cars. In the end literally 100s turned up! Everything from yank tanks to Ferrari’s and a whole lot in between. It was fantastic! And only cost me a fiver as Luigi was registered before 1990. There doing one again in April and I HIGHLY recommend going it was simply brilliant. :D









The people love Luigi ;D





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Re: luigi
« Reply #389 on: January 12, 2019, 12:07:14 PM »
Great work Gadgets, putting us all to shame once again.

I'm hoping to be at the next Sunday Scramble so we'll try organise it a little closer to the time.

Josh

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