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Old 20-03-2014, 05:22 AM   #11
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Awesome ! That reminds my 18's :-)
I remember spending hours driving my friend's Turbo i.e, funny toy with a good engine but the handling was terrible. Engine 1 - Chassis 0 (OEM), too much power !
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Old 20-03-2014, 07:13 AM   #12
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Nice work Jas. great to see these being restored and the similarities between the Uno and the Punto. I really need to crack on with mine.

Old Fiats handle badly because their chassis were soft not because they were too powerful.
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Old 20-03-2014, 07:17 AM   #13
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Absolutely fantastic work, you will have a little beauty when she's finished.

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Old 20-03-2014, 07:38 AM   #14
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Subscribed,it was one of my all time favourite turbo hatches but I ended up backing and buying a Renault 5 GT TURBO.SJ.
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Old 20-03-2014, 09:15 AM   #15
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Finished of the rear window catch & screws (I had to buy M3.5 screws & nuts to replace the rivet pins I'd drilled out then paint 'em satin black) -



Assembled & fitted -


Refurbed front shock top plates fitted -



I also discovered that the new rear hubs that came with the car were wrong as they are non-turbo, so after a bit of searching I found some correct turbo ones & ordered them. *Pic shows non-turbo on the left, turbo (painted up ready to fit) on the right -


I set to work on the rusty & gunky steering rack -


Rack cleaned up & ready for painting (I did also strip, clean & regrease the rack internals but have no photos) -


Painted & reassembled with new rack ends, track rod ends & gaitors -


Rack/gear linkage bracket took a bit of cleaning up and the little swivel cranks were seized solid initially but it all looks good now after a couple of coats of POR-15 then 2 more of Hammerite aerosol -
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Old 20-03-2014, 09:16 AM   #16
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Cleaned, rubbed down & painted the servo & steering column -






Also painted the new master cylinder & mated it with the servo -


Caliper carriers/brackets are finished & ready to fit after a rub down & paint (with POR-15) -



Intake pipes rubbed down, primed within an inch of their lives, rubbed down again then treated to 4 coats of 'tough' gloss black -





Very pleased with how these have turned out, given their prominence in the engine bay

I decided that the scuttle panel & pillars needed painting again so did so with satin black then I could fit the windscreen -




Fitted the interior bulkhead insulation panel (steering column/shaft is also fitted in this pic) -


New front brake shields fitted -


Heater box fitted -
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Old 20-03-2014, 09:23 AM   #17
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Finished refurbing the gear linkage:


(Rods & pivot plate are new but painted up for protection)



Starting to look like an Uno inside instead of a bare shell:


A spot of extra protection around the vulnerable areas courtesy of POR-15:


Fished out this juicy OE part from my collection for a trial fitting:




Doors needed sound-deadening (Fat-Mat)...before:


After: (doors shut with a lovely 'thud' now )


Did the rear quarters too (brown stuff is Dinitrol, and lashings of it too!):


Knocked up the relay mod for the 'leccy windows: (one pair for each side)


Fitted:


Fitted new central locking motors:


Window motor fitted, speaker cable added & door loom all neatly wrapped up along with the cables for the c/l motor:


Lots of other little jobs done too, such as applying Dinitrol in every cavity, sill trims fitted and rigid brake pipes fitted.

I also completely changed the +ve and gnd cables for the fuel pump supply (with 14 awg cable) to be sure of a good electrical feed to the pump.
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Old 20-03-2014, 09:25 AM   #18
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Fuel pump cradle fitted:


With cover plate:


Refurbed gear-linkage fitted:



Some interesting mods to the fusebox (for the headlights) by a former owner that I needed to undo then redo properly:
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Old 20-03-2014, 09:29 AM   #19
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Got stuck into the pedal box...the whole thing had been sitting on a garage floor for 15 years or so hence was looking pretty rough, or at least a lot rougher than you'd expect for something that should have spent its life inside a car protected from the elements:







Stripped:


Cleaned up:




All painted & ready to reassemble (with new pedal rubbers):





All back together & ready to refit:


I also sent a bunch of parts off to be bead-blasted:


Some parts haven't done so well over the years:


Painted up the fuel filter holder/bracket:


LOTS more to come!
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Old 20-03-2014, 10:11 AM   #20
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Stunning so far, let see some more
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