azzurro

azzurros 1966 FIAT Duemilatrecento Familiare Discussione

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Cheers duders,

I have a model of it already, blue with white roof, red interior, and black wheels :)

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Pretty keen on the 124, but ill see what the boss says about it first! If i do get it I wont be getting onto it for a while - the 125 needs some loving first.

I generally like to apply 'if fitted then must work rule' to parts on my cars, and i thought they  needed to work along with wipers - might be a vehicle age thing? They didnt check them in the end, but i like to have them and they are now electric.

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Washers don't have to work automatically with wipers. That is a newschool thing.

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Awesome work man! such a mean looking wagon, well done getting it back on the road. Gives me hope for mine!

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Was great to see this at Nats - very stylish and went well too.

Amazing the difference a wheel alignment made to the mileage (and presumably tyre wear as well).

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lol, yes, near new tyres half worn already. I didnt quite get onto it before we left for nats

they were 6deg toe out? each side (were even tho so it drove straight, just was funky in the corners) and the wheel alignment pulled them back to 2deg toe in? (cant recall but the opposite way to what it was) each side so 8deg out each wheel or 16deg total.

Im blaming this for lack of placing in Grasskhana. (i coulda been a contender!)

Caster (2deg) and Camber (0 to slightly negative) were pretty good.

With the rain on the way back it was pretty sketchy driving, so made the call to stop and get er done.

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Waterpump and head gasket for one of these on trademe. Cheap. 

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cheers man, already bought a big wedge of other 2300 treasure he was selling and had the HG on the ol' watchlist.

I presume he tripped over the pile of parts that was i assume originally in the boot of a 2300 sedan he sold last year :) 

New waterpumps are still available from europe for cheap (fitted to teh 4 cylinder 1500 version of this engine in polski125 cars and other fiat models of the era).

Actually a lot of parts are pretty easy to find if you know what else they were used in - eg brakes are Girling and used in Jags, Maseratis, Astons, Ferrarris and detomaso Panteras. (Searching the jag parts numbers being the trick to finding the bargains!)  Oil pumps and filters are used on most 60-70s Fiats from the 2 cyl 500 to the earliy 1400cc twin cams, etc.

Just 2300 specific engine parts like pistons, head gaskets, bearings etc are tricky, and very expensive (the 2300 coupes with the same chassis and running gear are 'baby ferrari' money, 50k euros+!) . And body parts are just unobtainium.

 

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Gotta love the modularity (I'm sure that is a word) of old fiats, particularly the twin cam fours!  Funny you mention Jag stuff, it was a well known performance upgrade to use jag valve springs in Triumph engines. Dirt cheap too.

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