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Old 16-10-2016   #76
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Re: Calling all tipo owners!

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Hi Michael,

I see you've been restoring a Tipo. Would you recommend it as a project? I have to scrap mine at the end of the month but am tempted to stick it in a garage and gradually fix the engine and then restore the outside to former glory. Is it worth it? How hard has it been to source parts?

If you need any parts lmk quick and you are welcome to use my 1995 Tipo ies as an organ doner! But tax runs out Oct 31st so then it's crunch time.

Hope to hear from you soon!
more info..from the seller " @Consuela ";
""The cam belt snapped. The garage said it then got wrapped around the engine so sounded like it was going to be a big job to replace it. But it's good for spares so if you want it please lmk asap as I was going to get a scrappie to collect it next week but I would much rather it got used than crushed. It had 2 new tyres in June and had quite a bit of work not long before that to fix an oil leak and it was a really good runner until a few days before the belt snapped. The tax runs out at the end of October so I need to do something with it before then either way.""

I suspect it'll need top-end work if the belt has snapped .., but even the new tyres could make it worth a go - for little more than it's scrap value

shame I'm 3 hours away..

Charlie
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more info..from the seller " @Consuela ";
""The cam belt snapped. The garage said it then got wrapped around the engine so sounded like it was going to be a big job to replace it. But it's good for spares so if you want it please lmk asap as I was going to get a scrappie to collect it next week but I would much rather it got used than crushed. It had 2 new tyres in June and had quite a bit of work not long before that to fix an oil leak and it was a really good runner until a few days before the belt snapped. The tax runs out at the end of October so I need to do something with it before then either way.""

I suspect it'll need top-end work if the belt has snapped .., but even the new tyres could make it worth a go - for little more than it's scrap value

shame I'm 3 hours away..

Charlie
Thanks for putting that message up for me Charlie.

If anyone is interested in all or part of my Tipo before it goes to the crusher please get in touch before it's too late.

Thanks,
Clare
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Re: Calling all tipo owners!

I would have bought this but you are too far way, why dont you try it on e bay , I am sure you will get more that 60 .
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Re: Calling all tipo owners!

It should go in the Forum classifieds... fair chance someone will want it.

Head refresh(some valves, a reskim, new gaskets + belt) should be straightforward, these are tough engines.
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It should go in the Forum classifieds... fair chance someone will want it.

Head refresh(some valves, a reskim, new gaskets + belt) should be straightforward, these are tough engines.
You are not wrong about these been tough engines,I drive mine above 6000 rpm without any problems.
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New member, hello.
Just acquired this one, my first Fiat in over 15 years after an unsuccessful experiment with a Panda. This is a known car on here I believe.
In the new year I may also become the custodian of an early Cinquecento that has been parked in a garage and not run since 2003, depending on how well it's fared.
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A running restoration project?
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@Camo16: we haven't had an update on your Tipo for a while?
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Most recent body alteration:


No Fiat badges to be seen, we're now completely incognito.
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