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Old 29-07-2012   #31
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Well off the top of my head i'ld say a set of good used calipers would be about 40 and you'll also need the mounting bracket too which should'nt cost a lot,a set of pads and discs (about 30 for the set) and maybe a new handbrake cable. To fit should be a doddle (I'm not sure how much mechanical knowledge u know) but if you can change a set of pads then you'll have no trouble doing this and not only will they look better but your braking will be improved greatly
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Well off the top of my head i'ld say a set of good used calipers would be about 40 and you'll also need the mounting bracket too which should'nt cost a lot,a set of pads and discs (about 30 for the set) and maybe a new handbrake cable. To fit should be a doddle (I'm not sure how much mechanical knowledge u know) but if you can change a set of pads then you'll have no trouble doing this and not only will they look better but your braking will be improved greatly
just found a whole rear beam with brake discs, calipers and brake lines from a 1.8 HGT for only 75 which sounds like an amazing deal! obviously i would have to go and check it out and make sure its all working...
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Wow that is good! That would eliminate any worrys about wether calipers will fit onto your old axle? Little bit more work involved but can be done on a drive way in a weekend
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Wow that is good! That would eliminate any worrys about wether calipers will fit onto your old axle? Little bit more work involved but can be done on a drive way in a weekend
i know i couldnt believe it when i saw it! and it would eliminate all worries as all parts are there and is a straight replacement
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Yep,straight swap, might be wise to stick new discs and pads on as well as changing the bushes and such while it's out on the ground? So at least it wouldn't fail the mot, these parts are cheap enough so makes sense
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Yep,straight swap, might be wise to stick new discs and pads on as well as changing the bushes and such while it's out on the ground? So at least it wouldn't fail the mot, these parts are cheap enough so makes sense
Yeah i would do that that aswell plus it makes it look shiny and new if i have new discs
hopefully its still for sale in a week or so as its my birthday this week so I am not gunna have time to sort anything like that out right now but its definitely on the high prioties list to be done in the next couple of months at least!
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quick update:
installed a new headunit with time alignment! sound quality and overall sound stage is amazing now! just got sound deadening left to get for the boot and doors now and then i will have a complete sound system

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Small update i have a new red LED interior light



also i have ordered some coilovers (FK Highsport)
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Surely you cannot see anything with that light.
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Its actually very bright but the picture quality of the light is extremely poor!
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Re: My Mk2 Punto 1.2 8v Project

Did you ever sort the HGT rear axle out?

As its only 3 bolts each side to unscrew the beam axle from the Car
Disconnect the Brake lines
Disconnect the Handbrake cable

I did a straight swap (1.2 8v axle for 1.2 8v axle in about 3 hours, inc brake bleeding

and away you go

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Did you ever sort the HGT rear axle out?

As its only 3 bolts each side to unscrew the beam axle from the Car
Disconnect the Brake lines
Disconnect the Handbrake cable

I did a straight swap (1.2 8v axle for 1.2 8v axle in about 3 hours, inc brake bleeding

and away you go

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No i haven't got around to it yet, haven't had the time and i am about to go on holiday next week aswell, my plans are in this order at the moment:
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2. Abarth front and rear bumpers and sporting spoiler fitted
3. HGT rear brake conversion
4. Colour Coding

All will be happening in the next month or so
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Re: My Mk2 Punto 1.2 8v Project

Looking good man keep up the good work! Not really too keen on the HGT rear axle disc conversion, no point in my opinion I was going to do it then thought no can't be bothered but good luck with it some cursing involved no doubt!
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Re: My Mk2 Punto 1.2 8v Project

My issue is with a HGT rear axle is quiet simple

you have the same brakes the front as you will the rear

Now they work fine on the front due to weight been there
But rear.... i dunno.....

Okay the rears do little compared to the fronts...
plus it looks off in my eyes, as most cars are Fronts bigger then rears
Or atleast vented

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plus it looks off in my eyes, as most cars are Fronts bigger then rears
Or atleast vented
I was planning on getting vented front brake discs after I get the rear axle done because i agree the fronts are usually bigger or vented plus it will enhance the look of the wheel area aswell without it braking the bank!
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