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This is my diary of the restoration (all things being equal and not rotten) of a Sedivavole Mk1 Tipo.
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long time no see

Posted 30-11-2007 at 20:40 by Tony M (Big red - Tipo 16V project)

Well it's been a while since i saw the car in the flesh... and it still looks solid and serious. Even more serious now i have to consider possible costs involved with bringing the car back life. After an extensive walk around session with the rust hammer and looking at the melted wiring in the engine bay, and also pushing my finger through the offside rear wheel arch... (hey it's far enough away from anything MOT fail-able so it can wait...)

I am looking at a new rear brake caliper...
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it's back on track

Posted 23-11-2007 at 17:37 by Tony M (Big red - Tipo 16V project)

Ok, after a brief interlude that included a first child a house move and having no broadband at home for 2 months... I'm back

More to the point the Tipo has had it's appointment with the cam mechanic booked for next friday. So all i have to do is get all the bearings and belts delivered and find a set of bolts for the cam cover and the bolts for crank>steering pump wheel as they didn't come with the car.

I'll be asking on the forums as per usual.
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well i didn't mean to but i did...

Posted 20-08-2007 at 22:25 by Tony M (Big red - Tipo 16V project)

when you bid 99p for a stainless steel exhaust you don't really have high expectations... but it turns out no-one else was interested... got mine even cheaper than Tipomike. Although the manifold he won looked really good.

the only downside... is that postage is going to cost 15x more than the exhaust did.
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my pile continues to grow

Posted 19-08-2007 at 22:24 by Tony M (Big red - Tipo 16V project)

ok, so in preparation for the day that i return to the car in West Cumbria (2hr drive) I am collecting the bits that'll be needed/desired for the car to function as normal.

I picked up the battery yesterday. 075 44

here a pic minus the battery of stuff

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decision arrived at

Posted 19-08-2007 at 10:27 by Tony M (Big red - Tipo 16V project)

OK after combining the opinions of two people much more familiar with the engine than myself. I have concluded that the EFI thing is getting binned. and the balancer is getting refurbished... for safety/longevity reasons. it makes no sense skimping on these items if you are going to keep the smoothness of the engine.
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