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#1621510 - 07/06/2018 16:24 New 20v Turbo Restoration
iainb Offline
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Registered: 04/06/2018
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Loc: East Sussex
Hi, have just acquired a 97 20v turbo for restoration. First issue has been getting the correct rear calipers as local motor factor has supplied wrong ones twice. Can anyone give heads up on types fitted (from what I can gather they are different 47168>) and also reliable/knowledgeable source of parts for the car? Many thanks.

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#1621513 - 07/06/2018 17:45 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
iainb Offline
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#1621523 - 07/06/2018 20:52 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
respace Offline
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Registered: 23/06/2007
Posts: 273
Good to see you won't need to find a spider for the mirror, every coop should have one!
Good luck with the restoration, looks like you've quite a job on.

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#1621536 - 07/06/2018 22:18 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
Morrison Offline
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Registered: 29/07/2007
Posts: 309
Loc: S Wales
Welcome to forum iainb, looks like a decent car under all the dirt!

Loads of info on parts on here, have a look at the buyers guide etc. Fiat eper will be able to give you part numbers for the bits you need.

There's a few specialists about the place, fcss, motormech, Midlands car servicing, alternative autos to name some off the top of my head. And Facebook has a number of active pages/groups.

Please don't move the spider on, she's your lucky charm!

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#1621543 - 07/06/2018 23:00 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
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Loc: Southsea
Welcome to the forum Iain.

Are the Calipers seized? If so it is possible to unseize them and refurbish.

The slider line can be pulled out, lightly sanded, regreased and reassembled. It’s posisnle to do the same with the pistons and replace the seals.

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#1621555 - 08/06/2018 09:23 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
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Thanks for the welcome. Pleased to report she is essentially sound and now has an MOT, but with the wrong caliper on one side! Looks like there is an early and late and I currently have a late on an early.

Gunzi the piston was seized on one side and we decided just to get a pair of re-manufactured from the off. She is at my girlfriend's garage (handy girlfriend ;-)) for the initial work to get back on the road and so it was a case of quickest route to get it off the ramp and out of the way.

Hopefully picking up today and will then be able to start on some of the other tasks. Needs a complete suspension rebuild including all sub-frame mounts, roof needs painting as lacquer has gone. Centre console has gone brittle and needs replacing. Previous owner was a carpenter - see photo.

Morrison, Alternative Autos now this is bringing back some memories as had a couple of X1/9s in the late 80s and I'm sure I used Alternative Autos back then.

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#1621556 - 08/06/2018 09:45 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
iainb Offline
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#1621557 - 08/06/2018 09:47 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
iainb Offline
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3rd pic given to me by previous owner, he was astonished when an identical Coupe pulled in for fuel at the next pump.

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#1621558 - 08/06/2018 10:41 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
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Registered: 12/09/2006
Posts: 14562
Loc: FCSS 01684 593187
Sprint blue and tan interior, nice thumb
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#1621559 - 08/06/2018 10:53 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
iainb Offline
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Ordered tech guide, await delivery. Some interesting cuttings from the history.
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#1621571 - 08/06/2018 15:19 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
Edinburgh Offline
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Registered: 04/03/2007
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Loc: Auld Reekie
Originally Posted By iainb
I'm sure I used Alternative Autos back then.


Steve and Tracey still holding the fort iainb, you should get a 5% discount with them if you become a member on here - a steal at £10 p.a.!

Welcome and good luck by the way smile

Interesting route for a/c pipework along the top of the radiator crazy
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#1621573 - 08/06/2018 15:42 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
Morrison Offline
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Loc: S Wales
Bit of varnish on that centre console, lovely.

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#1621576 - 08/06/2018 16:42 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
williamsdad Offline
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Registered: 29/06/2009
Posts: 59
Loc: Fleet, Hampshire
Hi Iain, im pretty sure the rear calipers on all 20v Turbo's should be the 'lucas' type... heres a pic of mine after they were refurbed:

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#1621603 - 09/06/2018 06:40 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
Gunzi Offline
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Registered: 30/08/2007
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Loc: Southsea
Originally Posted By iainb
Centre console has gone brittle and needs replacing. Previous owner was a carpenter - see photo.


Brilliant! laugh

Glad to hear she has a MOT, another one back on the road thumb

I like the petrol station photo that usually doesnt happen unless you’re near a car show.

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#1621710 - 11/06/2018 09:16 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: williamsdad]
iainb Offline
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Registered: 04/06/2018
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Loc: East Sussex
Originally Posted By williamsdad
Hi Iain, im pretty sure the rear calipers on all 20v Turbo's should be the 'lucas' type... heres a pic of mine after they were refurbed:

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Exactly the ones I have on there now, 3rd time lucky from motor factors. Yours look superb in red.

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#1621711 - 11/06/2018 09:21 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
iainb Offline
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Loc: East Sussex
OK so first drive on Friday and engine is sweet but suspension needs complete rebuild. 1st job is replacing the centre console as the sticky plastic is getting everywhere. Then a complete rebuild on the suspension from subframe mounts downwards.

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#1621947 - 17/06/2018 23:55 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
mr_nobut Offline
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Making a profit

Registered: 06/05/2009
Posts: 322
Loc: bristol
Iainb, no need to replace the centre console, look on here for a how to remove it and then some nail varnish remover and elbow grease and it can be rubbed off. Buff it up and leave it ‘naked’ or respray with plasticoat...did mine a while ago makes the interior much more pleasant (especially if you do the handbrake tunnel too!!)...have fun smile
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#1621966 - 18/06/2018 11:31 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
iainb Offline
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Loc: East Sussex
Thanks mr_nobut for that tip. I will try that with the handbrake console which has gone a bit sticky. The dash fascia is beyond repair and I have a replacement on the way from a breakers.

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#1622018 - 19/06/2018 07:23 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
Gunzi Offline
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Loc: Southsea
The how to guide index includes the guides on centre & handbrake console refurbishment.

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#1622024 - 19/06/2018 08:53 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
iainb Offline
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Registered: 04/06/2018
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Loc: East Sussex
what an amazing resource thank you so much. I have got my Coupe Club pack through now and also Coupe Fiat book. So far I have replaced the rear calipers, handbrake cables, headlights buffed for MOT, oil and filter change. She's back on the road. New set of plugs has resolved misfire under load. Meant to do compression test whilst at it but forgot. Have a dash fascia on the way from a breakers so when that arrives will clean and refurb the interior. Then I will get stuck into the first big job which is suspension rebuild.

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#1622026 - 19/06/2018 09:01 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
HiraethHuw Offline
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Registered: 17/10/2012
Posts: 809
Loc: Hereford
Love the picture of the wooden dash.
You'd pay a fortune for that in a Rolls smile

Love the Sprinty / tan colour combo too.

Enjoy your new motor.

Ain't no sound like a five pot Coupe love

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#1622028 - 19/06/2018 09:27 Re: New 20v Turbo Restoration [Re: iainb]
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Registered: 12/10/2010
Posts: 754
Loc: London, UK
Sprinty restoration thumb

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