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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by hakydan on Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:54 am

gtirx2 wrote:Great news mate cheers

There nothing like the tension of driving it for the first drive after major rebuild and the wonder if it will live up to expectations.

I look forward to seeing this car at a show at some point to have a good nosey Cool 

Thanks Rich:) Well you can have a little peak now:)

So after her first shake down there are a couple of minor jobs I needed to do. A coolant hose clip was loose and I have a small oil leak but other than that all looks good.

Now just to give a heads up, this build is not for the purists out there. I agree that the MK1 looks great in its standard form and once this one is finished that will be my next project. For the time being though with this one, I wanted to see if I could build a 21st century Mk1 as if Fiat/Abarth had done it. Here are the results.































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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by robr33gts on Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:12 am

wow looks great mate where did you find the fiat boot badge i got a new turbo ie one wouldnt mind a new fiat one to match
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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by Mintys-turbo-mk1 on Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:30 am

Very nice looking uno. Will have to let us no how you get on with fitting the omex been thinking of fitting the 600 on my lancia engine.
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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by Duncs on Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:44 am

I want this badly!!!
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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by charliemk1 on Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:02 am

Superb work and hats off to you mate.
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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by vern on Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:10 am

That is off the scale mate, looks superb and the seats really complete it.
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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by lewey on Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:10 am

Very good. Such great quality finishing.
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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by st1allstar on Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:17 pm

car looks great, not a fan of the wheels though but still overall looks awesome,

hows your brake pedal with those calipers?

thoses graphics looks mint i couldnt get mine straight and have done a bit of a hash job on my uno Embarassed 
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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by hakydan on Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:40 am

Its been a while since I updated so thought id get some new pics up of whats been going on in the garage.

Well since the last update I started stripping the engine down again in prep for the Omex 600 ECU. Both of the old ECUs and looms were removed along with the injectors, old aux pulley and various other components. Once that was all done I started by working out how I was going to get the crank sensor trigger wheel to work.

I looked at various different options but settled on buying a 36-1 trigger wheel and having my old pulley and the trigger wheel machined so that they could be fitted togther. The problem was that welding wasnt an option and neither was bolting them together:( So, they were machined so that the trigger wheel could be 'heated' on, something that I was very nervous of but in the end resulted in the perfect job.

Next I made up a replacement pipe that would replace the AFM as this is no longer needed and then wrapped the manifold as there is no way of getting a heat shield to work.

Then onto the injectors, something I had been calculating for some time. Ive decided that I don't want the car to run anymore than a very max of 200hp and will be very , very happy with circa 195 so I purchased a set of refurbished 315cc Injectors along with a MK1 injector rebuild kit so that I could use the OE ferrules and Pintle caps.

Once the 315's had been modified, the pintles were changed, all seals replaced and then fitted,Yey!!

Next, I need to order the sensors that ill be needing, Air temp, Map, etc as well as a new coil pack as I wont be running the car with a dizzy. Luckly I had a blanking plate from an X1/9 for the dizzy but ive just got to get it aqua blasted before I can fit it.





















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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by gtirx2 on Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:23 am

Looks like you have been having fun,how did you find getting the hose over the modded injectors?
Mine were a nightmare to get on with regular hose lol

I know they are a super tight fit and you are using the proper hose and fittings in the stock way, but even so I would still consider some hose clips aswell.

I cant help but look at the heat wrap and think hhmm but just what if lol,if that stuff gets saturated with fuel it would be a bugger to put out.

I only say this as my mate caught my old car alight Laughing
It was not fuel related but oil beleave it or not,the rocker cover was leaking and welled up down there and must of caught light of the manifold.
He was shit lucky really as all the hoses on the rail had just began to melt,if that went it would of been another story.
luckily he manage to put it out with one of them thick frijj milkshakes before the fire brigade turned up Laughing  

Oh and the cars looking stunning mate, and I am especially liking the seats Cool 

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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by hakydan on Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:34 am

gtirx2 wrote:Looks like you have been having  fun,how did you find getting the hose over the modded injectors?
Mine were a nightmare to get on with regular hose lol

I know they are a super tight fit and you are using the proper hose and fittings in the stock way, but even so I would still consider some hose clips aswell.

I cant help but look at the heat wrap and think hhmm but just what if lol,if that stuff gets saturated with fuel it would be a bugger to put out.

I only say this as my mate caught my old car alight Laughing
It was not fuel related but oil beleave it or not,the rocker cover was leaking and welled up down there and must of caught light of the manifold.
He was shit lucky really as all the hoses on the rail had just began to melt,if that went it would of been another story.
luckily he manage to put it out with one of them thick frijj milkshakes before the fire brigade turned up Laughing    

Oh and the cars looking stunning mate, and I am especially liking the seats Cool 
Cheers Rich:) Yeah its nice to know the end is in sight:) The hoses were really easy, I got the rebuild kit of a guy called Mr Injector who in his instructions suggests to dip the end of the hose (by 3mm) into DOT 4 brake fluid which makes fitting them really easy. Due to the fuel rail and the injectors having dual fitting heads, the use of the factory ferrules is 100% OK.

Re the heat wrap, I know what you mean but even though the manifold has been ceramic coated I still want to see if I can reduce the amount of heat sink around the inlet. 

Im going to be fitting an engine bay extinguisher anyway, just to be safe:)

Yeah the seats, every time I sit in them I can't help but smile:D
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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by richvans on Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:34 am

Wow what a beauty! great work
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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by st1allstar on Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:43 pm

I also have fitted the rebuild kit from mr injector and have just used the ferrules, i couldnt physically pull the hose back off,
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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by Mintys-turbo-mk1 on Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:13 am

Looking great, hope to see this at retro show next year? Are you making your own loom or are you using the omex semi assembled loom?
Please keep an up date on the fitting of the omex:D I'm thinking next winter to fit on my lancia engine.
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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by hakydan on Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:25 pm

WIth the bad weather we have all suffered the UT didnt get much attention over the winter but ive recently been cracking on with a few things.

The AFM has been removed and a pipe cut to size to replace it but I wanted it to be fixed in place rather than just being held in place by the hose clips. So I made up a little mount to connect it to where the AFM mounts were, keeping it as factory looking as possible.

Next was to work out where and how the coil pack would be mountd so it seemed logical to position it where the dizzy used to be. With the coil pack purchased I went about making a mount for it.

I also had to fit a new TPS and once again, new mounts were required,lol.

The next job is to mount the Map sensor and fit the ATS. Happy days:)













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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by st1allstar on Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:06 am

did you know the punto gt coil pack mounts straight onto the end of the cam in the same place as the dizzy with the bracket off a 1.6 8v engine (punto sporting or tipo)

is it going to be ready for the retro show?  Smile 

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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by hakydan on Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:31 am

st1allstar wrote:did you know the punto gt coil pack mounts straight onto the end of the cam in the same place as the dizzy with the bracket off a 1.6 8v engine (punto sporting or tipo)

is it going to be ready for the retro show?  Smile 


I did Mark:) But the PGT coil pack doesn't work well with the Omex setup which is why I didnt use it plus its nice to have a 'one off' component:)

Its going to be ready for Auto Italia at Brooklands so yes, it will defo be ready for Retro Show.
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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by st1allstar on Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:39 am

your car is looking good, what sort of power are you hoping for?
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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by hakydan on Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:29 am

st1allstar wrote:your car is looking good, what sort of power are you hoping for?

Thanks Mark:)

I don't really know and TBH, im not really fussed about out right power. The idea with this build has always been to create a car that Abarth/Fiat would have built so I want it to be a UT that will be reliable and fast. It turns out there is a name for what im doing, 'Resto mod' by all accounts:)



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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by doody on Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:33 pm

this is a beautiful little uno with great attention to detail mate.
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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by hakydan on Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:10 am

doody wrote:this is a beautiful little uno with great attention to detail mate.

Thanks buddy and to all for the positive feedback:)

Its been a while since my last update so I thought id get on here and get one done:) Well the Omex installation is finally finished, its taken some time but this was one area of the build I was in absolutely no rush to finish, besides, ive been working on the UT for 3 years now so a few more days or weeks wont make too much of a difference:)

So, as with everything else I wanted to keep it looking as 'factory as possible so the ECU was positioned under the drivers side of the dash board where the factory Bosch ECU was along with the bank of relays. The loom was then fed through the hole at the top of the bulk head and  the factory grommet was used to seal and provide a nice clean factory look.

The loom I used is the Pro-Drive made race loom which wasn't really necessary but its the best so I just had to have it, no point in cutting corners I guess. The ATS was fitted into the air intake and the Magnetti 2.5Bar MAP sensor was fitted where where the factory coil was using the same holes:)

There were a few other small jobs to do but it finally got done. It was then time to have it mapped, I could have done it from the Omex software but there is a reason why good tuners charge a fortune for mapping...its a dark art;)

So what was the aim, well following many conversation with the tuner and informing him of what had been done to the UT and most importantly what I wanted as a driving experience, the decision was made.

I had the UT dropped off at the tuners and left the country for a little R&R with the family. Two weeks later im back in the country and heading over to Essex to get it.

WOWWEWOOOOOWAAAAAAA!!! Ha, ha, ha.

I am a very, very happy guy. My son Kynan who has been working on the UT with me is now 10 and said we should give it a code name like the McLaren MP4-12C. It seemed like a good idea so we gave it some serious thought and after a a couple of days settled on one:)

Gents, the KM79-223

Oh and there are a couple of pics I forgot to post including Kynan, my 10 year old welding,lol

























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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by Mintys-turbo-mk1 on Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:25 am

 Very Happy Great work,reading this is making me wont to buy the omex I wont to fit on mine.
How hard was it to fit? and what sensors did you need to buy?
I just started looking into buying the ecu this week think i will give them a call soon.
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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by gtirx2 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:05 am

Happy days mate,so this uno is now pretty much complete,it really has been an awesome build from start to finish  Cool 

What power did it make then, or is the clue in the code name Question

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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by hakydan on Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:19 am

gtirx2 wrote:Happy days mate,so this uno is now pretty much complete,it really has been an awesome build from start to finish  Cool 

What power did it make then, or is the clue in the code name Question

Yep, its all complete now apart from the carpet mats that im waiting on,lol.

As ive said from the start Rich, ive not been looking for all out power but a nice linear torque curve instead. So I asked the tuners to concentrate on smooth, progressive power delivery that could be driven reliably day in, day out.

But yes, lol, the clue is in the code name;)
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Re: Hakydans MK1 restoration

Post by jas_racing on Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:37 am

Hakydan wrote:But yes, lol, the clue is in the code name;)

79bhp isn't much after all the work you've done?! Wink

I don't suppose you have any close up pics of how your fse attaches to the fuel rail?
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