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Old 29-07-2005   #1
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Hi All,

I've been to my local Fiat Muppet dealer only to find that most of the parts I wanted to order are no longer available. They did manage to find another dealer who had them up north, but I'd have to call them myself and try and buy over the phone as the dealers aren't networked and my dealer can't/ won't get the parts themselves. So it's true about Fiats poor parts support for older models...

Anyway, can anyone recommend a breakers or specialist who deal with Uno's and in particular the turbo? Are there any in the south east/ London area? Anyone breaking a turbo themselves?

All I'm after are the upper suspension wishbone brackets that bolt to the anti-roll bar lower brackets. I want to fit the roll bar I got from a turbo, but can't without these brackets as they are unique to the turbo, diesel and mk2 SX models.

Any of you turbo guys know of some specialist breakers that have some turbos in stock for breaking? Anyone know of a good Fiat dealer in the south east that might actually be more helpful than the one near me?
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Re: Uno Turbo Breakers/ Parts

Chas you might be in luck, Lobster off turbo collective is breaking his mark 2 at the moment. Maybe you could give him a call. Have a look on the turbo collective site for more details.

http://groups.msn.com/turbocollectiv...32681663793088

And one other place i use quite often for NEW parts is called "INTERPARTS" on hanworth road in hounslow...
Tel no: 0208 572 2217
There is one fiat dealer in the SE of london whos quite good as well but i lost his number, i think its on clapham road somewhere if i remember correctly.
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Re: Uno Turbo Breakers/ Parts

Cheers for that Fro$ty! I've joined up on the turbo collective MSN group and will see if I can get some better luck on there. I'll also get in touch with Lobster and see if he can help.

I'm sure that before I know it I'll have you turbo guys convincing me to drop in a turbo engine
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Quote Originally Posted by 1986Uno45S
I'm sure that before I know it I'll have you turbo guys convincing me to drop in a turbo engine
Good idea. It's an excellent piece of engineering, a perfect compromise between durability, reliability, economy, and cost... because it's not just the engine, it's the injection and ignition, and exhaust, and cooling, and EVERYTHING that works so well... the extra power is just a bonus!

My Uno Turbo has been off the road for well over a year, but while I was driving it, the engine never missed a beat. No blocked jets/failing ignition etc. etc...

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Re: Uno Turbo Breakers/ Parts

Big thanks to you Fro$ty for pointing me to the Turbo Collective site - I got those elusive brackets I've been looking for! I also got a chance to drool over Lobsters mk2 Turbo

Alex, I agree with you on how well designed the turbo version is. Compared with the opposition from it's era it's light years ahead. The Renault 5 might have handled better, but it was so low tech. Pushrod engine, carburetor, build quality of an airfix kit. Escort RS turbo, used the CVH engine - ugh!

The Fiat turbo engine is so well engineered, especially for a car from 1985. Just think how many would still be on the road if rust hadn't killed them, unlike the rivals which normally blew their engines for a living.

Remains to be seen as to whether I'll go the full turbo route with my 45S. With college looming and a few years of student poverty ahead I might have to wait a bit and stick with the 999cc FIRE. Then again, a 1242cc Punto engine is quite within reach, and when I get cash later on perhaps I can turbo that instead!

For now the 999cc is more than up for my needs

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Auto Rosso - Fiat Specialists - 3 hightown industrial estate, crow arch lane, ringwood, hampshire, bh24 1nd - 01425 478 648 - www.autorossa.com - ***
Chevron Automotive, did everthing to my uno and are flawless, i'd recommend to anyone, stafford tel 01785 223336
D.A Motors - Fiat Specialist - 34 runwell road, wickford, essex - 01268 767 424 - www.damotors.co.uk - ****
Desira Parts - Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo parts. - Victoria road, diss, norfolk, ip22 3gs - 01379 650 131 - www.desira.co.uk - ***
Evolution Engineering - Serious Tuning Bods, speek to amand ( he is an uno expert ) - PELIER STREET, LONDON, ENGLAND SE17 3JG - 020 7703 2225 - www.evocars.com - *****
F.R.C.L - Loads of Fiat spares - 9 doyle road, London, se25 5jn - 020 8654 9853 - **
FIAT INTERPARTS hanworth road hounslow... new parts 4 fiats and if u become a regular he will give it 2 u really cheap.. number 0208 572 2217 tell him either abz or fasil abz brother sent u.
Fiat Spares - X1/9 Specialists but other late fiats also - 01406 330 460 - **
fiat uno turbo specialist servicing,repairs northants 01604861904 07753853061
Firela Motors - 354-356 clapham road, sw9 - 020 7622 7844 - firela@hotmail.com - great place for all fiat spares ( the only place we know of that canget brand new uno turbo plastic side trims ) - *****
Forza Itaila Fiat,Lanica and Alfa specialists,Oxfordshire Tel: 01865 303040 www.forzaitalia.com.uk
Franco & F Motors Ltd 31 Vine Place, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 3UE, 020 85703798
http://www.ccmotorsport.co.uk/
Panel Shop 2000 Ltd, Weston-Super-Mare, 01934 516689 - All those UNO panels that FIAT don't stock anymore......
Ricambio International - Fiat Spares new or old - 158 High Street, Banstead, Surrey, sm7 2nz - tel:020 8642 8577 - www.ricambio.co.uk - *****
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I currently have an Uno with some bits on it....


Basically everything engine wise is missing and the body work is very poor but an other little bits and pieces PM me and ill see what I can do...
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Quote Originally Posted by 1986Uno45S
Big thanks to you Fro$ty for pointing me to the Turbo Collective site - I got those elusive brackets I've been looking for! I also got a chance to drool over Lobsters mk2 Turbo Chas
Glad to be of help mate, And yeh i've seen Lobsters mark 2, its sweet. Sometimes makes me wish i didnt have a bodykit on mine because unos look so cool as fiat intended.

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