Testament's '74 Fiat 124 Coupe
Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:16 PM
In the (slow) process of building an evil 8 valve turbo motor for this, but I don't know if I will be able to bring myself to put it in this particular car. Might have to get another shell or maybe a nasty 125 or 131 to put the motor in.
Posted 22 October 2007 - 05:22 PM
Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:26 PM
Props to richie for the pic tripod stz even if its the wrong wheel haha
Posted 30 November 2009 - 08:37 PM
lousy supposed to be a kit for this car but doesn't actually fit.
Posted 22 December 2009 - 10:24 PM
On thursday got one of the guys at work to shorten the rear shocks by 35mm
installed the LR shock and spring (all good now, I just hope they dont sag much at all)
made up SST #43453456 internal spring compression tool for the front springs, got the whole front end apart
managed to have a 22mm spanner get away from me while undoing one of the lower control arms and do the whole matrix end over end stz and the prongs of the open end split me open just above and just below my left eye.
drilled out the rivets holding the original bottom ball joints in then took the arms into work to use the press to get the old shagged bushes out and pillage the scrap bin for bits of tube and pipe the right dia. to press the new ones back in.
installed new bushes in the control arms and began to reassemble. but jeez even with my SST getting the front springs back in was a total mission as when you install the springs they are actually yanked over in an arch and then come straight when you bolt all the arms in, 1st one went in ok but the 2nd one i had to revise the SST about 3 times, try resetting the compressor about 5 times (damn I wish I had a rattle gun) and in the end just get brutal with a 16" crescent.
then the nut for the LH outer tie rod woulding gon on the thread as id bashed that getting it out and I spent nearly 2 hours stuffing about to get the thread/nut sorted out, so so so so so frustrating grr.
anyway got the front end all back in apart from the sway bar and just have to replace the leaking rear brake compensator install the right rear shock+spring and then change the bushes in the 4-link (much easier than the front control arms)
but fail at getting it sorted before headin up to aucks for xmas
Anyway hopefully finish that off when I get back down after xmas and get a warrant before new year maybe, and go roll it around on the compomotives for a while until the 131 is ready.
SST #43453456 internal spring compression tool
Posted 29 December 2009 - 08:53 PM
have a bit of an issue with the brakes pulling too the right atm will have to try to sort that tomorrow and maybe see if there is anywhere in town that might do a wheel alignment as I changed a couple of the tie rods so it's probably up the wop
Will put the compomotives on after I get a warrant/maybe tomorrow if I can be bothered.
Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:57 PM
As you can see it's not exaclty even front/rear which is somewhat dissapointing (wasn't quite so obvious with the 13's and big tyres), I have a few theorys on this
- the kit leaves the front higher so as not to put the front suspension geometry out of whack too much
- the rear springs they gave me are shorter than they are supposed to be (hence I had to get the shocks shortened even though it was a "kit" for this car)
- the front springs arent sitting in the spring seats quite right and/or need to settle more
- Spax are just cabbage and designed the kit wrong
Anyway too late to do anything about it before Kumeu so will roll in maximum acceleration attack mode for now
Posted 11 August 2010 - 12:50 PM
But a fun day and the car is still in one piece so I'm happy
after much stuffing about and rebuilding the carb it turned out the anti dieseling solenoid had died so it was not getting stuff all fuel hence no idle/running lean and popping and farting. got that sorted and then proceeded to fail it's warrant check 2 days before another trackday. RF wheel beaing had play and two bung tierods. tierods of the devil. was still trying to swap them out at 11am on the morning of the trackday and then threw in the towel as it was absolutely bucketing down with rain anyway. Springs do seem to have settled somewhat but it still has a lean so I will be on the lookout for some fiat 125 or fiat 132 hubs as these bolt up and will lower the front another 9mm or so alledgedly.
Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:16 PM
made a start around 930am
had to get the lid off things
and then put it in a safe place
then got stuck into getting the engine out of it
then had a breif intermission with our good friends at taupo hospital ED
with all greetings and meetings out of the way we had to say goodbye to our freinds there so things could be put in their place
I'm currently sizing up a 2JB conversion - I hear they run GREAT on alcohol!
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:48 PM
One of these things is not like the others, one of these things is not the same........
Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:45 AM
old and yuck
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