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Old 16-01-2007   #31
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Yeah, it will be stripped back sometime probably in the spring, looks pretty good on the surface but I think isn't that great underneath. Any updates on your Ritmo Domo?

Oh yeah, got a Tipo also although it's not on the road, runs great just needs new downpipe and it's good to go. Too many cars not enough time.
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I haven't done much on my Ritmo.I was to preoccupied with Tipo, but I'm planing to sort out that problems with machine, so I can start driving it in spring.Lubos sent me Ritmo manual, so it will be much easier now
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Well ive got my rear hatch replacement and its rust free which is rare, so i now can get stuck into restoring my Strada 130. Just need this awful weather to clear and iam away. Plenty of welding to do, so will keep me occupied.
iam the same, too many cars, not enough time.

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Have you got any pictures, Andy?
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Have you got any pictures, Andy?
I have the carcover tied down over it due to the winds, so when i start, i will take some pics of my progression.

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Hi, I am from Czech Republic and I renew my car . See below.
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Hi, I am from Czech Republic and I renew my car . See below.
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nice work. Hope those holes in the rear panels were welded before filler applied. Looks really nice in white.

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Another photo of the Strada
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Lo all.. just joined up...

Bought my Strada last weekend- tisn't an Abarth- tis an 85 superstrada... which means it's got the 1.5sohc engine.. and 85bhp.. apparently.

Anyhow.. has very little rust, (bubble on the rear arch- and some previously repaired bubbles round the rear window)... and less than 40K on the clock...

Some photos below... haven't managed to get my camera out during the daylight as yet.. I seem to have spent all my time trying to apply polish to every inch of the car in order to help stop it rusting.. am keeping my eye out for some suitable alloys.. trying to work out where I can find bits to lower it.. and hoping to find a new auxillary headlight to replace my cracked lens.



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That looks a nice example saw that for sale on a couple of sites. I think you've got a good one judging by the pictures. Lowering isn't easy on these cars as they have a rear leaf spring arrangement. Personally I wouldn't even both trying. Abarth Cromadora alloys would look good on there - keep an eye out on ebay
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That looks a nice example saw that for sale on a couple of sites. I think you've got a good one judging by the pictures. Lowering isn't easy on these cars as they have a rear leaf spring arrangement. Personally I wouldn't even both trying. Abarth Cromadora alloys would look good on there - keep an eye out on ebay
Lower by retempering the spring. Quite easy actually if you take it to a leafspring company.

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Know any good ones? From what I gather retempering of leaf springs is rather a black art and difficult to get right, I could be wrong though.

How is your restoration coming on Andy? Probably about as well as mine, slowly.
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Know any good ones? From what I gather retempering of leaf springs is rather a black art and difficult to get right, I could be wrong though.

How is your restoration coming on Andy? Probably about as well as mine, slowly.
Well being from Manchester [you know the city with the best football team, and no not man city!! ], i would use Manchester Springs. they have been in business for ever! Really old company and they know what they are doing. Can even make new bespoke springs. I would get one of the classic mags. There are always companies in there who advertise spring reconditioning.
My project, well due to other cars being usual stubborn things in winter, had lots to do, so ive not even taken the cover off the strada yet to get started. The rear end of the strada has sagged, and the spring will need retempering. One thing is concerning me, when i got the car, it had fully polybushed front end, and its very very stiff. I think maybe too stiff. We shall see.

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Off the subject here but it's about the famous Fiat strada,did anyone notice on TV's 'deals on wheels' a strada in that collectors garage/ Over 50 cars including ferraris/morris minors etc....& a strada!
Twas me. My barn -I've 3 full of cars. probably around 25 pre 1990 Fiats including 4 130tc's, a 105 & 85 Strada.
But a load of 60's and 50's Fiats too
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Hi, I have an Abarth which I've owned twice, It is currently getting some attention due to some rot, I used to race it in the mid nineties in the Slick 50 Road Saloons and the AutoItalia series. I love it
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