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Re: The latest addition - MK1 Punto 60 Team

I've done 380 ish miles in Betsy - so far, so good!

She's due her MOT on Saturday so I've a trip to the garage to make tonight - they already know she needs a couple of spots welded and the handbrake cable (which I have) swapped. As long as she's back for next week and SICD then that's all good.

With a change in shift at work I haven't had much time to spend cleaning/fettling or even driving so when I went to fire her up yesterday to my utter shock & horror, she was suffering from flattinus batteryus. 10 seconds and a quick jump start later all was well.

We had a bit of a mini FIAT meet out in Ellon, trying to make our minds up what to do with poor old yellow. While there I thought it'd be nice to put the GT alloys I bought onto betsy...problem being, the wheel bolts I bagged (marked up for Punto mk2) only give 2 or 3 threads at best...not at all convinced they're safe/will hold so need suggestions on solutions so I can get my alloys on for next week

Otherwise life with a FIAT is good. Again
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And our survey says...

Do not drive until repaired (dangerous defects):
Nearside Front Suspension spring mounting prescribed area is corroded to the extent that control of the vehicle is likely to be adversely affected lower spring seat on strut (5.3.6 (a) (ii))

Repair immediately (major defects):
Nearside Rear Seat belt anchorage prescribed area strength or continuity significantly reduced (7.1.1 (a) (i))

Offside Rear Seat belt anchorage prescribed area strength or continuity significantly reduced (7.1.1 (a) (i))

Nearside Rear Service brake effort inadequate at a wheel (1.2.1 (a) (i))

Offside Rear Service brake effort inadequate at a wheel (1.2.1 (a) (i))

Nearside Rear Parking brake inoperative on one side (1.4.1 (a))

Parking brake efficiency below requirements (1.4.2 (a) (i))


Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories):

Front Exhaust mounting defective support corroded (6.1.2 (a))

Offside Rear Shock absorbers light misting of oil or has limited damping
effect (5.3.2 (b))

Rear Coil spring corroded both (5.3.1 (b) (i))


Bar the front suspension, all known issues. Not going to cost the earth to put right. Can't wait to get her back!
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A few later and she's road legal again. First real outing to SICD at the weekend...

Typically, the second I get her back from the MOT her brake lights jam on. Guessing just the switch needing reset? Hoping so, anyway
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Kinda forgot to put up pics of Betsy with her new wheels on

This weekend is bath weekend - hoping to get both motors fully cleaned..if the rain shifts for long enough!
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I saw those cars at SICD- I THOUGHT the blue one looked familiar!!! (from eBay)

good buy!

A lovely example...
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I saw those cars at SICD- I THOUGHT the blue one looked familiar!!! (from eBay)

good buy!

A lovely example...
Thanks It's not as clean as Simon's example but thats probably a good thing as I just don't have the time to spend cleaning it. Think I'd be terrified to drive it too!
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Ha-

I'm really pleased it IS that one; I was looking at it for ages on eBay- I thought I was going mad when something astonishingly similar turned up at SICD!

Glad it's come to Scotland- well done.

With I'd seen you to speak to, now
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Have you thoroughly rustproofed the underside?
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Have you thoroughly rustproofed the underside?
Part of it was done at MOT due to welding. Plan is to do that before she goes to hibernate over winter
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Quote Originally Posted by dante giacosa View Post
Ha-

I'm really pleased it IS that one; I was looking at it for ages on eBay- I thought I was going mad when something astonishingly similar turned up at SICD!

Glad it's come to Scotland- well done.

With I'd seen you to speak to, now
I blame Simon for me ending up with this...but I dont regret it. I had a few folk come up and speak about the car at SICD. Seems the punto was a fairly popular first car for many of us!
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I take full responsibility for spending your money every time I see you
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Saturday was bath day. She did 120 miles round trip to Dundee for work on Sunday and behaved fine...though she was a wee bitty iffy to start on Saturday.

Ive some time off in July and hope to get some of the door dents sorted. Hopefully! 👍
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Havent had any time off lately so shes in need of a wash. But, being used sparingly, shes done 1,000 miles in my ownership.

Still hoping to get some of the dents pulled out and she'll hit 40k miles before winter hibernation so thinking a service will be in order too!
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