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  1. The Polonez on what's probably one of its last outings of the year. Still as crap as ever. ;D
  2. Not been here in a while and I don’t want to spam up the general threads, but here are a few photos of the Fiat that I’ve taken recently. Both it and the Polonez alive and well.
  3. Somebody is being rude towards FSOs again. You know how LMP1 cars were the pinnacle of endurance racing cars for a while with LMP2 cars being slower? Well, apparently a Polonez Atu Plus is an: Mean. 😕
  4. Woke up in a good mood. Gave my gran a lift to the woods so she can pick mushrooms. It's one of her favourite things to do. Tall suspension came in handy.
  5. They're around 20p-30p a screw on allegro.pl. Also, for a decent selection of 126p parts check out https://sklep.regmot.com.pl/. They're slightly more expensive than individual sellers on auction sites, but I still use them every now and then. Fairly sure they also ship abroad. Just checked and they have the correct screws in stock for around 40p apiece: https://sklep.regmot.com.pl/wkret-lampy-tylnej-krotki-fiat-126p-kierunkowskaz,3,14128,16368 https://sklep.regmot.com.pl/wkret-lampy-tylnej-krotki-czerwony-fiat-126p-1517,3,14128,16670 https://sklep.regmot.com.pl/wkret-lampy-tylnej-fiat-126p-kierunkowskazu-fso,3,14128,1921 https://sklep.regmot.com.pl/wkret-mocowania-lampy-tylnej-fiat-126p-dlugi,3,14128,1068 https://sklep.regmot.com.pl/wkret-mocowania-lampy-tylnej-dlugi-pomaranczowy-fi,3,14128,16732 https://sklep.regmot.com.pl/wkret-mocowania-lampy-tylnej-dlugi-fiat-126p,3,14128,16369 I see that they also have BIS/EL taillight covers in stock so maybe the shortage is a thing of the past.
  6. Yep, original screws have plastic heads and look like this: Colour of the head is different depending on where exactly each screw goes. Bear in mind that these plastic heads also have a nasty habit of cracking and if they do all you’re left is a threaded pin that can’t hold anything. I happened to lose one of my taillight covers at one point due to screw heads failing. Luckily I managed to retrieve it after retracing my route and it hadn’t gotten driven over. 😅
  7. Sounds like it needs a tune up, but otherwise looks very solid. Congratulations on the purchase. Small point: take care not to crack the taillights. BIS and EL/ELX 126ps had this newer taillight cover design with a vertical reflector stripe and they can be a bit of a bastard to find to find replacements for at times. Very easy to break tightening them up too.
  8. Would be quite nostalgic for you as I’ve just discovered one of the rear window frames leaks quite badly in a car wash. 😭
  9. I do know one person who's really enjoyed his BIS ownership experience if that helps. He's not had any really major issues over the couple of years he's had his car. That said it's definitely a one eye on the temperature gauge sort of car. A BIS heaving cooling system issues is almost always a case of when rather than if. If you were to go deep into modifying one I wonder how many Cinquecento 700 parts could be of use. The CC700 used a much more developed version of the same engine. They made it spin the other way, but it's essentially the same motor. I'd have to consult some people in the know before I could say how (if at all) CC700 parts could be used to improve a 126 BIS though.
  10. I've not been here in a decent while, so I thought an update would be in order. The Polonez is still crap (as it's always been) but I'm keeping it for at least another year so hopefully I can drive it over for FOTU 2022. FOTU 2021 is definitely not happening, which is really unfortunate. As bonus, here's a photo of the Polonez with a mate from the same factory:
  11. I'm absolutely gutted, but the current covid related rules mean it's impossible for me to attend FOTU. I've decided to keep the Polonez for another year so I'm really hoping to drive it over for 2022. I was really hoping I could make it happen this year.
  12. Yeah, as many people say, I probably wouldn't bother with a BIS unless there’s a reason you want that particular version. The engine was rather underdeveloped and suffered from endless issues, mostly to do with overheating. Aircooled cars are slower and less practical in theory but also much easier to work on and keep on the road. No clue about swaps unfortunately.
  13. That is indeed a T-34. It’s part of a monument to an army unit that was formed in that particular village. There’s also a pillar with a memorial plaque and a cannon on that same site.
  14. It really is. Since my city suffered extremely extensive damage during WWII there are fairly few old buildings left. I hope this one gets saved. I know there were some people who wanted to turn it into a community centre, but the city council doesn’t seem too keen. Here’s an older photo of the building from before it was secured and boarded up:
  15. It’s an abandoned house along a slightly forgotten historic street in my city. Hopefully the council figures out what to do with this building before it falls apart.
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