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Post by vern on Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:29 am

So where to begin with yet another Uno turbo under my wing, ive had around 12 or so of these italian basket cases both Mk1 & Mk2's which i prefer tbh.
I should really know better with these cars as they hide and indeed boast so many issues not least the main culprit being rust rust and more rust!

Anyway its too late ive bought this Red Mk2 ;D so on we go, I stumbled apon its existance on another forum where a passing comment was made regarding the storage of it in a garage for 10 years infact not been taxed since 2001.

The good bits and there are many beleive it or not are as follows.

Its very much un-molested which means no bleed valves and no open cone filters in the engine bay,OEM exhaust too, it is as was intended by Fiat.

It does however benefit from having new Koni Shocks and springs fitted to lower the hideous standard ride height but for me still sits a little too high so i will be changing the springs at some point.

Also it has new calipers, discs and pads fitted all round again so a nice money saver for me as i will surely need all the extra pennies i can get Surprised

The car hasnt been in the hands of some chav like most have been these days so to bring her back to its former glory will be enjoyable.

All the interior is present except the two rear door cards however i hope to have sourced some at the weekend plus a new drivers door as this one is soooooo rotten its about to turn into dust!

Right plans are as follows ive already done a full service on it including, plugs, leads, rotor arm, fuel filter, oil filter & oil, new fuel pump as the other was duff, air filter, dizzy cap just waiting on pre pump filter to arrive from Italy.

Next up is to fit the new handbrake cables and get that working, brakes have been bled and now its onto the clutch being hydrolic the slave cylinder has given up the ghost so a new one is on order.

Now on inspection ie jacked up and having a poke about its going to need both sides welding plus the rear arches welded aswell then the floor rubbed down and fully treated with a ton of wax oil.

Once the welding has been recitified then i will seek a full re-paint and then hopefully it will be some where near to how i want it 8-)

This is how she was, storred up in a garage ooop north.



And on my drive......



Obviously missing its alloys so thought i would put my Punto GT alloys and bin the steels until i source some oem jobbies



A sneeky peek of the new suspension, discs, pads and calipers although for some reason have been painted by Stevie Wonder they are horrid so will be rubbing down and painting black or silver



Although a filthy engine bay its completly original, standard boost pressure too Smile



Filthy interior continues the theme



Other side sporting the rotting door



Some of the floor that needs attention



Rear turret although rusty is not beyond repair so thats a bonus, the boot floor is pefect though all around the seams is bang on!




Ive been beavering away cleaning the interior and engine bay up so will bang some pics of my progress thus far on that front in a while too...
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Post by Unograle on Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:44 am

Cor Shocked its load better than thought it would be Matt Very Happy

Looks quite straight considering how it's been stored, you know, what with a bleedin tool box balanced on the roof Mad

No sunroof, bonus !

Did you manage to purchase either pair of Tempra alloys ?
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Post by vern on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:27 am

Unograle wrote:Cor Shocked its load better than thought it would be Matt Very Happy

Looks quite straight considering how it's been stored, you know, what with a bleedin tool box balanced on the roof Mad

No sunroof, bonus !

Did you manage to purchase either pair of Tempra alloys ?

For what i paid for it im more than happy tbh mate floor does need some propper attention though following piss poor jacking up, yeah the tool box on the roof when he sent me the pics i thought feck sake that will be dented but shes stayed flat so all good and yep no sunroog either which is a bonus.

Im working on that set you sent me the link to so hopefully that will come good pal.

A few more pics of the cleaning mission haha

Started with the minging seat, drivers by far the worst



Bit of foam and scrubbing.......



and much better



Deep soak of the dash, this was caked in dirt ect



and then onto the engine bay starting at the wings and turrets ect





Oh and a cheeky badge from Italy to go on once shes painted

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Post by robr33gts on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:29 pm

looks like a nice project you got there mate looks loads better already i need to order one of them badges for mine what was the postage charges like mate from there
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Post by doody on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:57 pm

looks really good, can't wait to see the progress.
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Post by Unograle on Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:00 am

That seat came out well mate Very Happy always said they are heard wearing in the Mk2's, but now very forgiving !!!

Thinking about it being laid up for so long, it's only really done 10 years worth of service, how many miles has it don Matt ??
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Post by richvans on Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:47 am

Looks good matt, seats have come up a treat, hope that fuel pump you got off me gets here going Very Happy
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Post by gtirx2 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:34 am

Nice, that does look really original,like you say most have been messed with by know,looks a good find.

What are your plans for it?keeping it original or are you planning a few mods,i am guessing the latter!

Will be good seeing this come together Cool

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Post by vern on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:01 pm

robr33gts wrote:looks like a nice project you got there mate looks loads better already i need to order one of them badges for mine what was the postage charges like mate from there
Cheers mate although it was a little doggy I wanted to some how make it appear a little easier on the eye haha
As for the badge was 10 euro for the delivery costs.
doody wrote:looks really good, can't wait to see the progress.
Thanks pal me too Smile

Unograle wrote:That seat came out well mate Very Happy always said they are heard wearing in the Mk2's, but now very forgiving !!!

Thinking about it being laid up for so long, it's only really done 10 years worth of service, how many miles has it don Matt ??
Yeah still not 100% the seat but much better though, unfortunetly it didn't come with any service history so I'm going to start a new book for it, she's on around 80k mate.

richvans wrote:Looks good matt, seats have come up a treat, hope that fuel pump you got off me gets here going Very Happy

Cheers Rich yeah meant to say that fuel pump work a treat thanks again.

gtirx2 wrote:Nice, that does look really original,like you say most have been messed with by know,looks a good find.

What are your plans for it?keeping it original or are you planning a few mods,i am guessing the latter!

Will be good seeing this come together Cool

Plans are to restore and make good again as close to oem spec as poss tbh, no lairy paint jobs or cut front bumper for IC's just visually how Fiat intended with a few choice mods added and possibly some mild tuning.
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Post by Caspian on Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:06 pm

Mine is currently running the same punto wheels as yours, yet i get scrubbing on the inside edge of the rear bumper. How is the fit on yours?

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Post by vern on Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:43 am

Caspian wrote:Mine is currently running the same punto wheels as yours, yet i get scrubbing on the inside edge of the rear bumper. How is the fit on yours?

MAtt

Hello mate, i havnt actually driven the car with the GT rims on it as yet, but i would think it should clear fine also mine isnt slamed as yet plus the Koni's are adjustable so can play with the settings but you could shave your bumper a little to clear the rims mate.
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Post by doody on Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:45 am

my tipo wheels well tyres rub on bad roads with the kids in the back, i have adjustable shocks too.
don't know how you adjust them as never had adjustable ones before.
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Post by vern on Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:57 am

My clutch slave cylinder arrived today from Euro carparts as my clutch pedal is as limp as a dick.

Problem is the fecking fluid pipe that screws into the cylinder is propper welded into it so im worried it will sheer off with a spanner, have soaked it in wd40 over night will have a look tomorow.

Fingers crossed i can actually move the car at the wkend



And the new jobbie

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Post by Unograle on Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:48 am

vern wrote:Problem is the fecking fluid pipe that screws into the cylinder is propper welded into it so im worried it will sheer off with a spanner, have soaked it in wd40 over night will have a look tomorrow.]

If that don't work Matt, swab the area with a malt vinegar soaked piece cotton wool on offending area, that's almost full proof if left overnight... Wink

Roughly 16p per bottle from Morrison's, can't go wrong really Very Happy
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Post by vern on Wed May 22, 2013 8:54 am

Little update on the old rot box. picked up a replacement drivers door at the weekend as lets just say mine has seen better days!





old one lol



Also while the gear box is out to sort clutch out i started to de-grease it and ready it for painting



alot better but want to do another coating of Gunk.

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Post by vern on Tue May 28, 2013 7:55 am

So cleaned up the inside of the box today but cant remove the clutch arm for some reason its virtually solid Sad

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Post by vern on Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:58 am

Great news is that i managed to free the fork up today without having to remove it which was a bonus, got it loose enough to regrease then worked the arm about a million times until it moved freely, started to paint it aswell.

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Post by Speedy on Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:12 am

Love it good job keep it up :-)

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Post by Biz on Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:24 am

Excellent work mate! Nice to see you in another one.

It will come up lovely in the red when it's all clean!

Evo looks tasty on the TE37's! (How much are they really to run? I guess alot but I'm looking into Jap stuff for a bit of fun)
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Post by vern on Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:08 am

Box 99% finished

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Post by Speedy on Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:19 am

Wooooop looking good buddy :-)

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Post by gtirx2 on Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:30 am

Looking good mate Smile

One question though,is that front gearbox mount/bracket on the right way?

I always mount it on the outside,unless maybe the mk2's are different.

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Post by vern on Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:20 am

gtirx2 wrote:Looking good mate Smile

One question though,is that front gearbox mount/bracket on the right way?

I always mount it on the outside,unless maybe the mk2's are different.

Cheers lads.

Yeah that bracket is correct as far as im aware, its how it unbolted from the car anyway.
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Post by doody on Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:54 am

that gearbox looks good, glad you got the selector sorted.
i want to do this to mine eventually.
your making good progress, at this rate yours will be finished before mine.
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Post by vern on Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:39 am

Managed abit more on the old girl at the weekend, got the new clutch lined up and fitted then put the gearbox back on bled the system i now have a clutch pedal Smile



Also collected some bits and bobs aswell, a replacement headlight, 2 x new wings, front and rear strut braces and full stainless Scorpion exhaust including down pipe complete with hard as nails 4" tail pipe haha




Couldnt really get to the fooking down pipe nuts as the drive shaft is right in way so took the inlet manifold off to make things a little easier and to have a look at the exhaust manifold/turbo while i was at it.



New down pipe and elbow ready to go back on



Noticed this split hose on the inlet mani, anyone know what it does?




While the inlet mani was off i set about tidying the dirty bastard up!



and after a de-grease, jet wash and a polish its on its way to looking repectable, going to paint the fuel rail black and clean the injectors up aswell.

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