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Old 21-08-2017   #1
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After many modifications and lots of TLC:

1991 - 1.4.
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In 2014:
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A/C fitted Autumn 2016:
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PAS just fitted, July 2017:
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Front doors fitted with key-less entry.

Still completely rust free.
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Re: After many modifications and lots of TLC:

Just needs a nice Alitalia paint job...

Might revive the company's fortunes?
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Re: After many modifications and lots of TLC:

Stick on go faster stripes, maybe, like people did in the 60s.
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Re: After many modifications and lots of TLC:

A couple of recent mods:
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Dashboard dimmer switch neatly fits below rev counter.

https://servimg.com/view/19619576/54
Extended dipstick is a modified to fit the Tipo from a Seat Ibiza Mk 4.
It saves groping around between tubes and cables.
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Re: After many modifications and lots of TLC:

I've just realised.. you put the Mk2 grill and lights on a Mk1 !
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Re: After many modifications and lots of TLC:

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I've just realised.. you put the Mk2 grill and lights on a Mk1 !
Nope.
It's all original Mk1, slightly modified.

I cut off the middle bar and removed the Fiat 4 bar badge.

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Re: After many modifications and lots of TLC:

There isn't much left to do, but I'm sure I can always find something to add.
Yesterday I swapped the manual window mechanism on the driver's side for an electric one that I'd had hanging on the garage wall for a couple of years.


Switch is a cheapo Chinese, so I bought two, just in case.
Decided this was a handy place to mount it.


While I was at it, I fitted a light where the window winder handle went.
I'd had a pair of them 'in stock' for well over 40 years.
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A happy accident.

On the 11th of April, I was driving to collect a couple of plumbing parts for home when it started to rain, not something that happens too often in this neck of the woods. It got to fall heavily very quickly and the wipers couldn't handle it, even on the Tipo's whiplash high speed. Then the mechanism broke, to leave me driving without wipers for a very eventful few minutes that seemed like an hour.
At speed, the airflow managed to clear the screen a bit.
I almost reached my destination and parked up until the storm passed.

Upon reaching home, sin plumbing parts, I removed the wiper mechanism with the idea of fixing it as I had on once before, but found the motor to be damaged, so decided to replace the whole unit with one from my scrap DGT.

The happy moment arrived when testing it.
It operates just a bit slower, which is what I've been searching for for years.
It doesn't have that whiplash movement that I grew to loathe.
So, I still have all the original functions and wipers that don't aggravate.

Christmas came early this year.
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Re: A happy accident.

well done, SFB-

the mods never end!
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Re: A happy accident.

They'll end the day one of us dies, but I'm more likely to go first.

DIY pollen filter is next on the list.
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Re: After many modifications and lots of TLC:

Must be lovely to live some where that the weather and salt don't cause your car to dissolve.
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Re: After many modifications and lots of TLC:

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Must be lovely to live some where that the weather and salt don't cause your car to dissolve.
It's more than lovely and that's after spending almost 28 years here.
I did my time back in the yUK, almost 49 years and that was more than enough.
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Re: After many modifications and lots of TLC:

oh!

that's interesting, about the pollen filter...

I recently bought a filter from eBay for the 146 (which seems to be an identical ventilation plant) as the picture showed it in a frame, which looked like it would fit the intake, above the fan.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bosch-Int...IAAOSwuspY9kY3

However, when it appeared; it was just a large filter, like an air filter, about the size of a piece of A5

If you can make a success of a DIY version; I'd be very interested.

I was going to try and fabricate a two-sided metal frame to hold a section of filter within, to enable mounting in the intake, above the fan.
But I'd need the scuttle panel and wipers off for a day of two to get it right...
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Re: After many modifications and lots of TLC:

I've had the scuttle panel off and taken all the measurements.
The newly fabricated unit will be up and running shortly.
I decided it didn't need to be as big as the original, so 220 x 170 mm is my choice.
I'll post the 'how to' with some pics when it's done.

Just for fun, here's a short list of manufacturer's sizes for the Tipo:
Filter type: Pollen Filter
Stark - Meat Doria - Ridex - Length [mm]: 384
Width [mm]: 174
Height [mm]: 20

Knecht - Overall Length [mm]: 385.0
Width [mm]: 170.0
Height [mm]: 17.0

Purflux - Length [mm]: 384
Width [mm]: 172
Height [mm]: 19

HD - Length [mm]: 386
Width [mm]: 173
Height [mm]: 17

Dephi - Length [mm]: 385
Width [mm]: 172
Height [mm]: 18

FrigAir - Length [mm]: 386
Width [mm]: 173
Height [mm]: 17

Mapco - Overall Length [mm]: 385.4
Width [mm]: 170.0
Height [mm]: 17.0

Swag - Length [mm]: 385
Width [mm]: 170
Height [mm]: 18
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Re: After many modifications and lots of TLC:

Wow, great detail-

Thanks for listing that

I can't wait to see what you come up with

Here is what I've got as a fan intake- you can see where a filter might sit, I think...
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