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Bmtt4
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptyFri Mar 11, 2011 10:31 am

itll be on the road in no time!


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vietnam
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptyFri Mar 11, 2011 8:09 pm

Well the engines in- the drivers side mount was a proper pain in the arse. Half the wiring is done but I'm in the dark with some of the remnants... I also seem to be missing a few carb pipes ( not so bad since I want to fit a weber or similar in place of the pierburg)
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptyFri Mar 11, 2011 8:46 pm

PICS!!!!!

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nomates
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptyFri Mar 11, 2011 9:31 pm

yeah pics dude !!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptyFri Mar 11, 2011 9:42 pm

I'm off to see grandad tomorrow, then hopefully get some pics and the worst of the wiring done in the post night out hangover Sunday...
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptyFri Mar 11, 2011 10:13 pm

good man
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptyTue Jun 07, 2011 8:39 pm

Right, after a little bit of soul searching and a resolution to get fitter... this is staying the sensible fiat will be off as soon as soemone buys it...


...if anyone gets bored at the weekend and fancies helping under the bonnet feel free to drop by, beer will be waiting in the cooler Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptyTue Jun 07, 2011 9:10 pm

bristol volks fest this weekend fella, not going to be many peeps about.
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptyTue Jun 07, 2011 9:31 pm

Yeah, get yourself up to Brizzle Dude, it's a top laugh.
You might need 2 tents end to end to sleep in though!!

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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptyTue Jun 07, 2011 11:21 pm

I've got my scooter rally tent that I sorta fit in...

and a sleeping bag I kinda fold into...

but no way of getting there!
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptyWed Jun 08, 2011 5:55 am

Ah bugger, I'm going straight from work.....
Put a post in the Bristol Volksfest thread in the Shows area, I'm sure someone could find you a seat....

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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptyWed Jun 08, 2011 2:24 pm

i think baja has offered
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptyFri Jun 10, 2011 7:30 am

3 lights work, the wipers trip in when the lights are turned on and the warning lights all pop up on the dash...BUT I can't find the plug for the gearbox and the starter motor solenoid leads...

tune in next tiem for another unexciting heap of junk!
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptySun Jul 10, 2011 12:41 pm

It lives! I hate to say it but I reckon getting it on the road for my birthday might still happen...

I've had it running (minus exhaust) today, and it sounds ok, I appear to be missing a couple of cable mounts though, and still need to figure out what I can do with the gearbox plug.

Anyone want to buy a fiat?
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptySun Jul 17, 2011 4:02 pm

Ok, I'm too wet to continue, the pics will be loaded up when my phone is dry...

So, the driveshafts have been stripped, greased and re assembled, with a new outer cv joint on one, but whilst fitting the short one it appears the wheel bearing is shagged. A pair of new bearings have been aquired, and will be pressed in at work tomorrow, then the hubs stripped off painted and new brake backplates found/painted up

Therefore, the front end is in bits, the two hub assemblies are bagged up, the discs, wishbones, anti roll bar and mounts have all been taken down, given a wirebrushing and a couple of thin coats of paint and the base of the suspension struts similarly treated.

Since this is no longer a simple refresh, I've decided to order a pack of rear mounts, hand brake cables, hubs/bearings, shoes, and fixings in order to strip and rebuild the rear in the same way.

The bad news is since running it I've noticed the alternator pulley nut has wound itself off, so before doing anything more with the carb I'll have to take the end cover off and check all the belts and the security of the locknuts Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptySun Jul 17, 2011 4:36 pm

Think I've got a new shoes,drums and cylinders in the unit, and possible wheel bearings

Give me a shout if you want them, payment of cider would be excepted Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptySun Jul 17, 2011 5:12 pm

YES PLEASE! I've already got the front wheel bearings at work, so I'll fit them now but anything to refurbish the back end (pardon?) would be welcome, I'll find some cider come Friday (payday) and catch you at the end of monther if I can make it?

I'm also hunting front backplates, and anti roll bar clamps for the front if anyone/thing else is out there!

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stripped ready to wirebrush and paint - most of the beige in the wheelarch is actully mud, the vw black being pretty sound paint.

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Anyone got one of the little clamp pieces like this (I have the lower body part, just not the tab).
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptySun Jul 17, 2011 8:38 pm

theres a bucket full of mk1 cab bits in the unit so might be one your welcome to have a dig through and see what you need
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptyMon Aug 15, 2011 7:22 am

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TA-daaaa! Just waiting for some trackrod ends and calipers rebuild kits then I can drop it back on fourwheels, give everything one last coat of paint and set up the camber/wheel alignment.

Note to self, park further away from the fence next time

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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptyFri Aug 19, 2011 11:02 am

Done a bit of head scratching and ekta work... it appears I have 1.3l calipers fitted, so I'm off to find a get of 1.8 or gti calipers, discs and pads, any pointers welcome, I'll try gsf and a couple of guys on the mk1 oc forum before splashing out at gsf...
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptySat Aug 20, 2011 7:14 am

Nice one matt, good work sir
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptySat Aug 20, 2011 7:45 am

Cheers gunge, a set of gti calipers will be arriving next week, I'm Ordering seals and lines later/tomorrow before a week away courtesy of fgw so hopefully next weekend I'll be wrapped up and able to drive it off the drive, turn it round and attack the rear end Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptySun Aug 21, 2011 2:12 pm

After finding Boone has a fiat clutch cable I decided to spend the day on the golf, trying to track down the death rattle I was getting when the engine was running.

Turns out after stripping back all the covers, they were missing the rubber edging strip, the drive belts are still tensioned ok, all the proof marks I left are lined up too so none of the bolts have shifted.

However, cranking the engine over it appears that the alternator pulley and fan are spinning of their own accord!

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Time to get the punches and chisel out... I'm assuming it only meant to be a woodruff key and some sort of parallel key for the sleeve/fan.

I've also dropped off the 1.3 calipers and drained the brake system ready for lines, calipers and fluid sometime soon. Transmission fluid next maybe...

On my stereo: the best of De La Soul Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Matts comedy resto thread.   Matts comedy resto thread. - Page 2 EmptyTue Sep 06, 2011 9:12 am

Empty house for a couple of days and three days of work -

All the seat covers refitted, someone from work is gonna tension them correctly for me. It does appear one of the seat pull cables has snapped though, because the pax seat won't tilt foward.

Hopefully I can get one of the cleaners at work to shampoo the seats for me sometime soon. When the rain stops I'll rescue the doorcards and try foam cleaning them.

Lastly - that woodruff key? turns out it's the same as a lambretta series three flywheel one...which means I probs have one in my stash, but for now I've splashed out 20p on a new one! Once again, when the rain holds out, I'll fit it.

Next months goal - new brake lines, seals, tubes... then it should be drivable Very Happy

workshop tunage?
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Seats in and it feels like a car again. The passenger pull cord will be ordered later and the rear seat will go to work to get tensioned, the door cards will get shampooed/clean next weekend at work Smile
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