azzurro's 1969 FIAT 125 discussion
Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:18 PM
Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:30 PM
Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:11 PM
Now I think about how cool it actually was, it was mint, think his was a 69 and twin cam, which is incredible in itself, sideys etc...... So unique and rare, he had a bunch of 125T items and two full sets of interior one red one black. I really liked the interior. mean car.
The only problem he had with it was the linkages on the sideys kept coming off or jamming when he nailed it.
Anyway here is a pic.
Yours looks like a real good example brings back many fond memories of going to the Mount for new years in 1998 (indently when this photo was taken - owner, "Anpanman" and me.)
Keep up the good work, no new alloy wheels please!
Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:12 PM
not much progress lately, done all i can without a welder or a parts car while still keeping it mobile.
working on getting both soon, but not sure that the mrs will be happy if there is a 5th car in the driveway, a shiny new man-toy in the garage and no presents for her birthday
na, then the front quarter light windows wont work/look funny. i loved them on my vw's in the summer esp with no interior fan. the fan blows good in this, but they are notorious for never quite going 'cold' - the heater matrix valve doesnt close properly or something
haw haw lada
yep its 2107-tastic, but chrome-ier, cam-ier and more italian (but made with russian steel recycled out of captured nazi tanks and bourgeois intellectual's spectacle frames), oh and the new door rubbers and electric fan are from a lada too...
no new wheels
surely you mean "no modern wheels", not, "no more wheels" !
an italian gentleman cannot have too many loafers, and of course the shoes should always match the suit
Posted 25 January 2011 - 10:04 PM
how did you get the front springs out of the lada?
do you have an internal spring compressor thingee? can you giz? cbf taking the ball joints out and then how to reinstall the fucker even if it is shorter?
tried 2x sets of different external spring compressors but still have lowerage fail and took aaaaages on teh spanner
gaaaaah need FIAT special tool #4123555! but tis unobtainium
Posted 25 January 2011 - 10:12 PM
HAH HAH HAH
Getting factory springs in and out is the most cuntest job in the known world.
I do have internal spring compressors and you can borrow them.
Will try find them tomorrow.
Removing top ball joint is easy and makes shit way easier.
Removing swaybat helps also but can be a mission to get back in.
Have my cutties still that may fit, but is epic slam in terms of suspension components but not in terms of sills to ground.
Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:10 PM
I found you could use the jack on the hub to compress the spring a bunch first then fit compressor to save on spannering
heres what the fiat 125 service manual says
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:56 PM
Is the shock up through the spring?
As tom says, my suspension is like 124, found it a mad mission
Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:17 PM
plan is shock removed (easy), then spring compressor inside + jack under arm for som pre-compression, wind like billy-o = spring removal (hopefully)
then new bushes and paint etc, lowered spring in - happy
the external compressors dont have enough room to capture enuf spring to compress it enough and when tightend tend to walk around to one side, and enven if you could wind them, the shaft would lock one side or other of the spring in against the mount anyway, so def need an internal type.
if EURON8's dont work will have to make a dubtape of fiat special tool A 74112 like testament
Posted 27 January 2011 - 08:56 PM
Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:07 PM
Dad had one of these back in the day - brown with vinyl roof, worked, remember him telling me of a story when he was racing his mate from one city to another, went 4 wide on a passing lane, cleaned past all the other cars kept pulling, wound it off the clock and about 3km later it went bang! Cost him more at the time to rebuild it than buy another complete 125..
Just needs Wards mags and your lowering plans and it'll be sweet!
No roofracks, monsoon shields/gayness pls..
Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:59 PM
yep, wards would be sweet, but i like the 131R steelies (14inch vs 13inch and same width/offset) at the mo, and have a few other sets of rims too, so cant really justify it at the mo, but they do pop up every now and then
monsoon sheilds - no - thats what front 1/4 windows are for!
roofies - yes, but only when needed for actual holiday type stuff (surfboards/tent etc), not for carting scene 'tat'
everyone ive talked to about this car or who has seen it has a similar story of them (or their dad/uncle/'friend') totally wiping the floor with other cars of the era, or utilising the roomy back seat area for sneaking bases
lowerage is high on the list, but im thinking im gonna end up paying someone to do, as rear leafs need resetting anyway, and them front springs are a real bastard to get out let along getting them back in - also, my commie rear shocks for the front are too fat in diameter - i fitted them in the parts car (no springs) and though i was clever, but they wont fit thru the top hats or up though the wishbones - doh - wil have to take some measurements before grabbing random shocks next time!
plan is to keep it looking standard/low, but with a few period go fast(er) bits/reliability upgrades under the hood for weekend family cruising/holiday missions.
engine/brakes/drivetrain is refreshed, just need to do body work & zorst, then wof,
then go fast(er)
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