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Fiat Multipla 1958 - restoration

Discussion in 'Other Italian' started by 330 4HL, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. 330 4HL

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    so, we now have a car that runs at proper temps in all situations!
    solution as outlined earlier, included sealing the area around the motor to avoid heated air from re-entering the engine compartment and a thermostatically controlled electric fan.
    this solved the cooling issue but we then faced the issue that the generator was unable to keep up with the draw of the electric fan at idle; enter a new alternator and attendant bracketry! we have since installed a temp gauge (photo) under the dash to monitor the performance of the upgrades, fan kicks in at 165 and holds temp to 185.
    temp gauge & thermostatic control for the fan have generated the brass "Christmas tree" you can see in the 1st photo!

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  2. energy88

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    That has to be the smallest instrument cluster ever put in a car. Something like 4" X 8" ?
     
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    Mine measures about 4" tall by 7 1/4" wide. Same unit on the 600 Sedan and the Multipla.

    Rick has done a really nice job on his car!
     
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    controls are pretty minimal as well with two stalks for lights and signals, two toggles for fan and wipers, and two levers between the seats for choke and starter behind the shifter!
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