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Old 01-04-2005   #1
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Hey guys am new to the forum, however! have a few buring questions!

Really want to take my MK II 60s and turn it into something looking fairly nice and sporty without ****e loads of mods. Things like the grill etc and getting some nice wheels etc, but while Im sorted on the simple parts , its the electrics Im less sure of.

Can you get central locking kits to fit the uno, and electric windows etc?

Also can you fit turbo's to the smaller engines or is it easier just to do a straight swap to a bigger engine?

Cheers for your time!!

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Re: Questions Questions!

1 Can you get central locking kits to fit the uno, and electric windows etc?
on ebay you can get kits to fit most cars

Also can you fit turbo's to the smaller engines or is it easier just to do a straight swap to a bigger engin.
easier to swop car for a uno turbo
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Welcome to the forum!

My link to a recent e-bay FIAT UNO 1.0 CONVERTED TO TURBO SPEC NOW 1.4 TURBO .
The seller told me it was a 60S. I bought some alloys from him a few weeks ago.

F R O S T Y has also converted his nicely. he has a good Home Page.

Electric windows and central locking are standard with (MK2) SX and Turbo trim.

Is your 60s 3 or 5 door (any pictures)?

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MK I SX's and Turbos had remote central locking and elecy windows as well. Although most have stopped working by now
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Cool, thats really good to know, any idea where I would fit the window buttons though?

Its a three door and so only need the front two.
Will have some pictures soon, but is completely standard at the moment. Am picking up a load of parts later today to make it look good as new, including new tail gate, new front bumper, grill and starter motor!

Game on!
Cheers for all your help, is really useful!

(p.s can you fit 16inch wheels on a standard uno?)
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Hi Chris60S,

I’m getting the door trim(s) off an SX/Turbo. That’s where the electric window switches are mounted.

You will need the electric window regulators and door cards from a 3 door Uno. It’s only an issue with SX as no 5 door Uno Turbos were made (for UK?). There aren’t so many 3 door SX’s around.

I don’t think Mk1 door cards fit Mk2. On the standard Uno the door opener leaver is further forward.

Think everything else is the same. I’ve yet to see inside an SX or (Real) Turbo TBH never Mk1 VS Mk2 lol.

You may as get the rear side trim panels see my gallery for fitting https://www.fiatforum.com/uno/27390-rear-arm-rests-fitted-_____.html.
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Re: Central locking

Of the things you mention, the central locking is the easiest to sort out: you can add a standard kit easily. Try to get a kit with both front lock motors having five wires (for the switches: that way the doors lock/unlock from either side). The kit should be about 15-20 quid by my estimate, based on what they cost here in NZ. Run the wiring under the carpet along the sides, hook the power feed to the brown wire somewhere behind the stereo as this is live at all times. Get some corrugated wire-loom tubing, and make some holes with scissors in the door pillar rectangular blanking plugs (yes, really, a scissor blade, twisted, will allow you to make and enlarge a hole to exactly the right size for the wire-loom tube to fit!) Make it so that the tubing is fixed to one rectangular plug, and passes freely through the other plug as the door opens/closes.

To fit a lock-motor, just drill some holes in the door framework near the lock, and mount the lock-motor at a slight angle (not vertical), because the lock lever swings through an arc.

Thumbnails attached show rectangular blanking plugs from door pillars (note round hole made with scissors!), and lock motor mounting (front door of 5-dr).

The kit comes with some right-angle-ended rods and clamp blocks. There has been no need for the clamp blocks on my Unos, because the lock lever has a spare hole. All you need to do is to bend the rod with some vise-grips (locking pliers, I think you call them Mole grips), thread it through the hole in the lever, and squeeze the rod completely back on itself so that it forms a tight hook - who cares about how you would remove it

Obviously you have to get the bend in just the right place (a few measurements first with a thumbnail, perhaps, or do it before you fix the lock-motor in place). But there is nothing to slip or break off, and with a new lock-motor it should be totally reliable (remember to spray the mechanism with white grease before putting the trim back on).

Electric windows - give some thought to fitting relays inside the door, and a direct power feed from the battery. That way, the switches don't have to carry the full motor current, and the windows should be much more reliable. A bit of work, but you don't want non-working electric windows at any time! If you don't want to be creative with the electrics, you're better off to stick with manual windows!

Bigger engines: FIAT Tipo motor (1.6) would be a good upgrade for a 70 model.

Facelift mods: my choice is to paint the bumpers with black 'bumper coating', then mask off the bottom of the bumpers and paint with body colour (no other primer required). Makes the Uno look heaps better IMHO, more modern and less 'basic'. Consider also painting the door mirror casings (leave the concertina-piece black, for some reason it reminds me of a Porsche 911). Paint the grille also with bumper coating, unless you like mesh etc. (I don't, personally ) Oh yeah, hang on, if it's Mk2 then the grille's already body-colour, which is good (our Unos over here are almost all Mk1s!) And yes, I think the Mk2 grille looks quite nice with mesh in it, though I'd spray the mesh black first!

Other than that, as Dave says you should just buy an Uno Turbo - the ultimate Uno, I think we can agree Then do the above mods to that.

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Re: Questions Questions!

Hey AlexGS,

Do you know if the Punto 1.6 engine is a straight swap into the non FIRE ohc Unos? Have you done this? If so is it easy to do?

Information would be gratefully received!

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The 1.6 Tipo engine will fit in an non-FIRE 1.1/1.3 Uno as the 1.6 engine is based on the same block/design as the 1.1/1.3 engines. Did think about doing this myself, even got a Tipo Haynes manule to check if it would work and ireckon it would. Although you don't get a great deal of extra power only 80bhp but some extra torque. You can get more than that by tuning the 1.3 engine.

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