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Post by jas_racing on Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:06 am

I thought that the Fiat Uno page on Wikipedia was woefully inadequate when it came to the mk1 turbo so I've 'expanded' it a bit + added photos of my own example:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_Uno#First_series_.281983.E2.80.931989.29

Hopefully I got everything factually correct!

I think the mk1 turbo almost deserves/needs a separate page of its own but I'm not sure I could tackle that!
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Re: Uno Page - Wikipedia

Post by Oxide hunter on Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:35 pm

no one else has said it but thank-you. The page is much more informative and your car is the perfect example to have photos of in there. Very Happy
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Re: Uno Page - Wikipedia

Post by jas_racing on Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:37 am

Cheers dude. It's been edited by somebody else since & some of the detail removed but it's still a dramatic improvement in what was there before. I did find the comment "by whom?" about anti-skid not being a reliable system amusing as I've no idea who added it but they should try talking to anyone who's ever owned an anti-skid car!!
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Re: Uno Page - Wikipedia

Post by Oxide hunter on Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:51 pm

to my knowledge the anti skid system was a very last minute affair from fiat. it apparently rarely worked in the show rooms when the cars where new. i was once told some people from Bosch had a look at it to try and fix it and couldn't get there heads around it. system features included a control unit under the dash and a huge vacuum tank inside the drivers front wing!!!

some of the parts came included with my car but i would never even attempt to try and make it function. i imagine the best route to get ABS on an uno would be to rob parts from the Mk1 punto.

thats my take on it anyway. whoever wrote the comment on Wiki must have a differing point of view.
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Re: Uno Page - Wikipedia

Post by rod_dude on Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:04 am

Ha Ha - I clicked on the link and read through the wiki article before I read through the remaining comments, and I noticed the "By Whom" thing too. And my precise thoughts were "By me - it was shit". When I describe the system to people I liked it to someone yanking on the handbrake, because the rears were sure to lock up. Also, and my current Uno validates this, the introduction of the Anti-Skid mechanism makes the brake so attrocious that on dry tarmac it was impossible to skid anyway. I kid you not I did an experiment (back in the day) to see if I could get them to lock up.... nada! Just a very quick slow down. I contrast, I know in my first uno turbo (not an anti skid model), that could and did lock up.
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Re: Uno Page - Wikipedia

Post by jas_racing on Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:48 am

rod_dude wrote:Ha Ha - I clicked on the link and read through the wiki article before I read through the remaining comments, and I noticed the "By Whom" thing too. And my precise thoughts were "By me - it was shit"
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