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Nobby
post 6th November 2017 14:27
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Afternoon all, I used to be a regular here many moons ago but I ended up with a company car.
This meant my 145 became surplus to requirement. However.....I decided that I would keep it because I love it.
That was back in 2007, so as Iím sure you can work out thatís 10 years that it has been stood with the occasional fire up and very short journey round the block just to keep it ticking over.
Now the time has come for it to shine once again, it is currently in my friends workshop getting the once over ready for mot.
I am a little excited to be on the verge of using it once again as my daily driver.
Itís a W reg 145 16v T Spark with 52,000 genuine miles on the clock.
Iíd post some pictures but being the technological idiot that I am I canít work out how.

Seems it doesnít need much to pass itís mot either which is even better.
Iíll keep you all posted and try to work out how to add pictures. (I think Iíve cracked it)

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dante giacosa
post 6th November 2017 15:35
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It's a peach!

welcome back...
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post 6th November 2017 16:54
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Good to be back 👍🏻
Need to get a few bits done to make it shine properly.
Lacquer has flaked off in a few areas.
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post 6th November 2017 18:26
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Looking good thumbup.gif thumbup.gif thumbup.gif
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post 12th November 2017 01:00
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Great looking car clover.gif thumbup.gif Get it lowered! 52K its a brand spanker. Mine: 142k and still going strong. My last cam belt was still good after 80K. It was a Gates cambelt. One I will definitely use next.

Some more pics please.

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post 12th November 2017 03:14
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Hi!
Looks amazing, thumbup.gif


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post 28th November 2017 20:25
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My 145 is back on the road on Thursday. Canít wait. Will get it cleaned up and some more pictures posted over the weekend 😀👍🏻
Iím really excited if you canít tell....I havenít driven it properly in the best part of 10 years. Iíve owned it since 2004.
Ganz....itís already got a 40mm lowering kit on which I had done in 2005 I think.
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post 28th November 2017 21:41
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Hey Nobby-

that's great news!

The big thing you will find amazing upon driving it again; is the steering.


Can't wait to hear how you get on...
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post 5th December 2017 21:00
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Well that didnít go quite to plan. Picked it up Thursday...radiator gave up on Saturday.
Back in the garage waiting for the new one to arrive.
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post 17th December 2017 10:29
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Back on the road for a week now. Brand new radiator only cost £53 with free delivery from eBay.

Job list as Iíve discovered so far.

Cable not connected to the heater box so no warm air.
Exhaust could do with being replaced.
Boot latch playing up and takes ages to close. Also leaves boot light on when closed.
Boot struts could do with replacing.
Offside door handle, trim above offside rear window, grille, bonnet and bumper to paint as lacquer is lifting.
Change to brighter headlight bulbs ( any recommendations )
Fix airbag warning light ( drivers seat connection replacement )
Completely strip and replace under seal ( gotta keep the rot away )
Replace front and rear badges.
And probably a hundred more I havenít stumbled on yet.

So many little jobs to do but itís to be expected after sitting for so long.
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post 17th December 2017 11:37
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Well done

I can see the boot catch being a problem- but I think the heater cable would be the biggest priority for me!

I've still never replaced the gas struts in the tailgate ( 146.gif ) or the badges on mine- I've always imagined those are cosmetic items and the VERy last thing that will need doing.

Having said that- I'm spending a lot of time on the stereo at the moment- and that's hardly important in the scheme of things.

Do you have a cover to keep it under for the winter, Nobby..?

A lot of the FIAT Coupe guys swear by these Osram Nightbreaker lamps- look 'em up- that would be my recommendation.
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post 17th December 2017 21:22
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You can never lower it too much.. I replaced my boot struts to save my head being severed everytime i put the groceries in the back. I brought some marrelis from a Latvian eBayer. One of the best replacements i did. Amazing how heavy the boot is. I don't have a rear badge on mine only a Kmoon wiper grommet as i have ditched the rear wiper. Quite like the idea of keeping people guessing when i get in front which is as often as possible. Use the fiatmultiscan paid version to get rid of the airbag error code.


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post 17th December 2017 21:50
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de-bagded & de-wipered...!

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