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My M-reg Tipo 1.4 was all set to get an MOT after some sill / floorpan welding but unfortuanetely I broke my collarbone 3 weeks ago !
I was wondering if your Tipo was running. There can't be many Tipos on the road with the optional safety pack! Sounds like you could have done with that airbag 3 weeks ago...did you come off a bike?
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Yes my Tipo is almost all set for another (probably final) year on the road, I was due to fit some spare saved bits like seats bootlock door mirror etc. for the MOT but clipped a kerb riding my pushbike home from the pub one night and dumped myself onto my left shoulder. Three and a half weeks into the self-repair process and it seems to be going OK.

I'll take some photos and update my cars thread when I can. Incidentally how is the sunroof / air deflector mechanism on yours ? I have had problems with bits rusting up there and blocking the drain channels down the A pillars... sunroof then floods through headlining / light cluster, carpets get soaked, and florrs start to rust !
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@bluejohn125: have you thought about restoring your Tipo, given how incredibly rare they are?
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Not possible, itís had enough investment and attention every year to keep it going and doing useful work.

Itís tired and scruffy but usable and enjoyable.
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What do you mean when you say not possible to restore it?
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I'll take some photos and update my cars thread when I can. Incidentally how is the sunroof / air deflector mechanism on yours ? I have had problems with bits rusting up there and blocking the drain channels down the A pillars... sunroof then floods through headlining / light cluster, carpets get soaked, and florrs start to rust !
Yes, please do! I don't think I have had any problems with this one or the red one back in the day. As you say the plastic pipes run down and come out at the sides and are rather long. How can they be cleared out, if at all?

Meantime I've taken my engine parts to a specialist near here. The crank is scrap - it was cracked, new crank ok but Palio bearings are different so new set needed. Bores are ok though had water marks. Head has passed pressure test and will be sent for welding.
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I'm impressed you're doing a proper job on the engine... excellent !

To clear the sunroof drains you have to take off the sunroof and doorframe covers and drop the headlining, also the A-pillar covers which have breakable clips. Then you detach the metal tubes on the sunroof frame from the flexi hoses on the downtubes, and blast air or water (from a hose with a nozzle) down to clear them. You can try poking with stiff wire, you can probably get to the bottom corner of the screen. I think the drain tubes then just go round the corner and out onto the scuttle.

I've had to do mine twice but the second time it cleared easier, probably less crud to shift.
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