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Old 20-03-2018   #16
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Re: My 1990 Fiat Tipo 1.4 DGT G204XBC

Mike, do you have any plans to add power steering to the DGT?
Let me know if you do.
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Re: My 1990 Fiat Tipo 1.4 DGT G204XBC

No I don't like power steering,it's only good for one thing and that's parking ,Tipo handles a lot better at speed without power steering.
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Re: My 1990 Fiat Tipo 1.4 DGT G204XBC

I must admit that I completely agree with you as far as the Tipo is concerned. It's the first 'older' car that I've driven with P/S.
On cars built in this century it's fine because most regulate with speed and aren't as 'sloppy' as the Tipo, which took a little getting used to.
I initially bought an EPAS setup and made all the necessary alterations to a spare steering column etc., but decided that fitting a 'large round' motor in a 'small square' hole was a bridge too far.
It would be perfect because it has a manually controlled adjustable electronic power input from OFF through to EASY for parking.
It may yet be a job for a sunny day if I ever get bored.
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Re: My 1990 Fiat Tipo 1.4 DGT G204XBC

What happened to the Grande Punto and Seicento in the end?
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Re: My 1990 Fiat Tipo 1.4 DGT G204XBC

Still got them, Grande punto is parked on the garden as we have run out of space on the drive and the seicento I have rebuilt all the rear suspension at work but the tax has run out before I finished it so it's on sorn untill the beginning of next month so I can tax it again,so we have 6 vehicles now and a closed down garage has had a fiat Uno stood outside for the last 9 years according to dvla which I have offered to buy and it looks like it will be coming with me, don't know if it is savable yet but it's worth a gamble ! Trouble is I can only drive one at once !!!
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I must admit that I completely agree with you as far as the Tipo is concerned. It's the first 'older' car that I've driven with P/S.
On cars built in this century it's fine because most regulate with speed and aren't as 'sloppy' as the Tipo, which took a little getting used to.
I initially bought an EPAS setup and made all the necessary alterations to a spare steering column etc., but decided that fitting a 'large round' motor in a 'small square' hole was a bridge too far.
It would be perfect because it has a manually controlled adjustable electronic power input from OFF through to EASY for parking.
It may yet be a job for a sunny day if I ever get bored.
Let's put it this way don't sneeze doing 100 down the motorway in a car with power steering ,this is why I like the Tipo !
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Re: My 1990 Fiat Tipo 1.4 DGT G204XBC

When I'm doing 100 on the motorway, which has a 120 limit, I'm only doing 62.1371 mph and even the Tipo is fine at that speed. ֿ
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Still got them, Grande punto is parked on the garden as we have run out of space on the drive and the seicento I have rebuilt all the rear suspension at work but the tax has run out before I finished it so it's on sorn untill the beginning of next month so I can tax it again,so we have 6 vehicles now and a closed down garage has had a fiat Uno stood outside for the last 9 years according to dvla which I have offered to buy and it looks like it will be coming with me, don't know if it is savable yet but it's worth a gamble ! Trouble is I can only drive one at once !!!
1 can never have too many Fiats! If I had the money, I could quite easily fill a multi-storey car park with Fiats, lol! Keeping fingers crossed that you're able to save that Uno. When will you be able to put pictures up on here?
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Re: My 1990 Fiat Tipo 1.4 DGT G204XBC

The guy had found the log book but he can't find the keys, however in true fiat fashion he managed to open the door with any old key but the ignition is a different kettle of fish, keep watching this space.
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Re: My 1990 Fiat Tipo 1.4 DGT G204XBC

On eBay at the moment is a fiat tempra and a Tipo for 250 buy now.
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282901066544
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Re: My 1990 Fiat Tipo 1.4 DGT G204XBC

Any joy with the Uno?
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Not got it yet.
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Re: My 1990 Fiat Tipo 1.4 DGT G204XBC

Have you been able to have a good look at it?
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Re: My 1990 Fiat Tipo 1.4 DGT G204XBC

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On eBay at the moment is a fiat tempra and a Tipo for 250 buy now.
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282901066544
Looks like the Tipo has gone, but this must be worth bidding for:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIAT-X1-9...75.c100623.m-1

My 91 Tipo is in similar tin worm free condition, mainly due to our clement weather.
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Re: My 1990 Fiat Tipo 1.4 DGT G204XBC

Yes ,got it now,the guy managed to get the brakes freed off and someone towed me up to my place on the end of a bar, I have been quite busy at work the last few days so not had time to have a detailed look but after standing outside since 2008 because the clutch was slipping I don't know if it is saveable or not,I have seen in classic car magazines much worse cars brought back into mint condition but I have this feeling it may be too much work for me to do.However watch this space !
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