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« Reply #45 on: 04 June, 2013, 09:03:45 AM »

Theo, your Trevi tribulations made me smile - typical of trying to live with any 'historic vehicle'.  I know whereof you speak.  Grin

You may want to check the vacuum pipe from the intake manifold to the brake servo, which can sometimes crack.  Huh?
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« Reply #46 on: 04 June, 2013, 09:54:32 AM »

You may want to check the vacuum pipe from the intake manifold to the brake servo, which can sometimes crack.  Huh?

Yes the pipe was old and cracking and was replaced ages ago.
The brake problem was due to the master cylinder which I replaced a year ago before the MOT. And I used time and gravity to bleed the system!  Wink I replaced the master cylinder, used a piece of wood and a brick to keep the brake pedal pressed all the way down and walked away for a week and when I got back in the car the brakes worked perfectly with a lovely solid feel to the pedal  Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #47 on: 04 June, 2013, 10:44:15 AM »

Archimedes would be proud of you Theo!  Grin
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« Reply #48 on: 04 June, 2013, 11:13:41 AM »

 Wink Cheesy Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #49 on: 04 June, 2013, 11:37:49 AM »

How did the brake fluid stay in the master cylinder and not all over the floor. A Fulvia takes c 1 day by gravity.....to lose all its fluid Angry
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« Reply #50 on: 04 June, 2013, 12:30:20 PM »

How did the brake fluid stay in the master cylinder and not all over the floor. A Fulvia takes c 1 day by gravity.....to lose all its fluid Angry

Well, that just shows how good a car the Trevi is!  Grin Grin

Incidentally, the Trevi has the same master cylinder as a Gamma which costs about four times as any other master cylinder  Embarrassed Certainly four times as much as a Fiat 131 master cylinder  Undecided
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« Reply #51 on: 02 July, 2013, 10:56:04 AM »

Nearly there  Cheesy The bottom of the doors needed quite a bit of reconstruction  Undecided  but it's all done now  Cheesy and there's paint which actually shines on the car  Grin  Just needs to be put back together and then it's up to me to sort out the interior .....





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« Reply #52 on: 02 July, 2013, 11:52:19 AM »


Reading back I saw the expansion tank.  Any luck sourcing better?

I recently cleaned a similar one up for a Fiat Strada with a brush backed sander and was able to cut through the impregnated dirt to a clean surface below and get a pleasing satin finish.  There's enough control to leave text and other detail in place.  A brush backed sander is quite an exotic thing (I had it for woodworking) but a similar tool is a webrax flap wheel like this:

http://www.abtec4abrasives.com/flexclean-flap-wheels-spindle-mounted-129-c.asp

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« Reply #53 on: 03 July, 2013, 09:44:02 AM »


Reading back I saw the expansion tank.  Any luck sourcing better?


I managed to get a good used one.
The problem wasn't dirt (the picture of the dirty one was one I found for sale on ebay) but leaking due to cracking. Apparently it's a common problem with these; they crack round the central 'support' and it's impossible to glue them effectively. 
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« Reply #54 on: 03 July, 2013, 10:43:55 AM »


Would have been a shame to have to go all tig-welded ali and blue hoses under there.  Perhaps strip lights down each side of the engine to show it all off as well Smiley

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« Reply #55 on: 03 July, 2013, 11:44:48 AM »

Getting there ...  Cheesy

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« Reply #56 on: 03 July, 2013, 02:05:51 PM »

Looking nice ! There can't be too many left in the UK ?

We had a couple of Trevis and I loved the dash .......
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« Reply #57 on: 09 July, 2013, 09:39:15 AM »

Nearly there...   Grin

New windscreen (the last one in the country apparently!) was fitted last Friday and only finishing touches left now  Cheesy
Should be coming back home on Friday  Cheesy





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« Reply #58 on: 09 July, 2013, 09:41:57 AM »


With a top tint no less!!

Now what's the car in the background...

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« Reply #59 on: 09 July, 2013, 09:42:35 AM »

There can't be too many left in the UK ?

Four of them in the UK of which two are in regular-ish use and only one, mine  Wink  is an automatic. But with over 60,000 miles on the clock I'm not sure how long the automatic gearbox will last, they're only good for 60,000 miles apparently  Undecided
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