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1. Rosso +1 (17 day Italy road trip) (Newcastle-IJmuiden Booked) Confirmed
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Henk an Jaaps on the Dutch list.
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Yesterday at 22:15
That's a real shame Paul, thanks for letting us know promptly thumb
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Yesterday at 21:03
Sadly, after all I won't be able to make this one.

My wife is having a replacement knee op. this year and the earliest date she can get is May 15th so will still not be fully mobile by the June dates and will still be having physio twice a day (based on what happened the last time)! Bit of a double blow as well, since she will need picking up from hospital on the Friday, the day I was due to drive up to the Loire region for one of our Railway Group days out! Would have been a nice trip for the Coupé too.

I wonder if me and the Coupé will be around in another 5 years for the next one......

Paul
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Coupés for Sale
Yesterday at 18:10
I'd love to get this sold so if anyone fancies messaging me an offer I'd happily consider it.
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Coupé Projects
Yesterday at 15:27
Yes owners have also applied Plastidip paint.

https://www.plastidip.co.uk/product/aerosol-spray
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Coupé Projects
Yesterday at 14:11
I understand. The soft touch look. Has anyone attempted achieve the actual soft touch?
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Coupé Projects
Yesterday at 14:07
My method is using isopropanol to remove all the sticky mess, wipe with panel wipes and a couple of coats of satin black rattle can to give it that OE soft touch look.
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Coupé Projects
Yesterday at 12:02
I’m working on the sticky dash at the moment. I’m slowly cleaning the stuff up, but is there a way to restore the original finish?
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Yesterday at 11:35
Originally Posted by Rosso
Sorry Simon, Sunday will be our last day before packing the coupé for Turin.


Quite understandable Brian..


1. Edinburgh
2. PaulL + 2tbc
3. G_Man
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Yesterday at 11:14
Bit of a bummer that Newby is also on the 26th so have committed to attend there rather than Hopetoun House - sorry peeps frown
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Yesterday at 08:24
Sorry Simon, Sunday will be our last day before packing the coupé for Turin.
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Yesterday at 08:20
1. Edinburgh
2. Rosso
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Yesterday at 01:47
Also historically our Spa dates have been much earlier in the year in March or April and although we have requested other dates they are very hard to come by.
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Coupé Projects
03/03/2024 20:53
Edit: a bunch of comments have been moved from here over to the Discussion thread.
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Coupé Projects
03/03/2024 18:56
Originally Posted by Nigel
That's going to feel like a much bigger-engined car to drive - 100ft-lb stronger in the midrange.

Gonna need better tyres (and a lot more often!)

Won't you miss that ridiculous rush that it used to give between 6,500 - 7,500?

The rediculous rush is now from 3000 - 6000 cool
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Coupé Projects
03/03/2024 18:48
Originally Posted by Nigel
It will be interesting to hear how it drives - the GT3071 I put on it was still producing full boost at 7,500rpm, which was why it felt so frantic to drive (as well as a bit laggy...) This one looks to be all done well before the redline.

If the torque is as high as you think it might be, I reckon you'll end up needing a clutch, and you risk killing the gearbox, or if you're lucky, just a driveshaft.

Great to see the car is still being pushed to (and beyond) the limits

The compressor is pretty much maxed out at 6000 rpm because the maximum boost is acheived soo early (4000rpm). However there is no real requirement to rev the engine to redline now because it pulls so hard in the mid range cool

Joe is currently putting a G25-660 on his car, so he should get a lot more power at the top end where mine is running out of steam.

I'm happy with the choice I made as the purpose of the change was to get the best possible mid range response without loosing too much Hp - it is still making 480Hp which is only 8 less than it was when you had it smile

I think the clutch was slipping when the car was on the dyno (there is a dip in the torque in the middle of the graph). On the hub dyno there is no wheelspin so the full amount of torque would have gone through the clutch, however on the road there will likely be some wheelspin thereby reducing the load on the clutch and gearbox.

It probably needs a new clutch plate soon anyway as it has about 50k miles on it now. Any idea how much torque the Helix organic clutches are designed to hold on a Coupe?
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03/03/2024 17:53
That's going to feel like a much bigger-engined car to drive - 100ft-lb stronger in the midrange.

Gonna need better tyres (and a lot more often!)

Won't you miss that ridiculous rush that it used to give between 6,500 - 7,500?
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Coupé Projects
03/03/2024 17:47
It will be interesting to hear how it drives - the GT3071 I put on it was still producing full boost at 7,500rpm, which was why it felt so frantic to drive (as well as a bit laggy...) This one looks to be all done well before the redline.

If the torque is as high as you think it might be, I reckon you'll end up needing a clutch, and you risk killing the gearbox, or if you're lucky, just a driveshaft.

Great to see the car is still being pushed to (and beyond) the limits
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