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13 hours ago
Certainly Switzerland I'd like another go at San Gottard or Great Saint Bernard
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Yesterday at 05:27
easiest way, how to get some BHP to 1.8 is to use some parts from 2.0 Twinspark/JTS engine form alfa romeo, which is the same family...

you can just fit cams from TS/JTS and after fuelling adjustment you get at least 140-150BHP

If go further - As I did on my stilo - you can rebore the block to fit 2.0 TS/JTS, or stilo 2.4 pistons (JTS are better due to higher compression ratio), put 2.0 crank (modified to fit 1.8 trigger wheel) and you are at -together with cams at figures of 2l TS/JTS engine

Or you can just put in alfa 2.0 TS block, with - again trigger modification... to use it with hitachi ecu...

Here in Czech, there are at least two people, who followed my path with 2ltr bottom end in 1.8

one dynoed 165BHP - modified original block 1.8, 2ltr crank, JTS cams, JTS pistons, adjustable fuel pressure to get desired AFR at WOT.. all in fiat coupe

second was not on dyno yet, but has only TS cams and pistons, but gasflowed head.. engine is in punto HGT

both are running stock ecu, without remap.. only adjusted FPR to get desired AFR..

problem with hitachi ecu is, that most tuners dont have tools to comunicate with it - there are only few cars which has this type of ecu, so it doesn´t make sense to purchase expensive tool due to one or two cars... I noticed only someone in itally who has direct support from Alientech with this tool, that was capable to tune the hitachi ecu..ž

Adding turbo to 1.8 - mechanically its easy .. . you can use rods from 20VT with stronger piston pin+ bespoke pistons to get lower compression ratio.., modified intake from 20VT (shortened by 1 cyl,), late headgasket, which is MLS, complete intake with IC too, oil cooling is simmilar, so could be took over from 20VT too... ex. manifold could be used from some JTD 16v diesel alfa, but I would make one - maybe by shortening one cheap intended for 20VT...

electrically it could be tricky smile
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Other Cars and Vehicles
29/03/2023 22:06
Just be aware that modern BMW’s aren’t as reliable as they used to be. I had a 116d as a company car from 2016-2018 and in those two years and 42,000 miles it had three faults. First one boot wouldn’t lock so whole car was unlocked, dealer replaced boot lock. Second one drivers door wouldn’t lock again whole car was unlocked, traced to a wiring fault in the door. Third one was a leaking oil seal on the output from gearbox to rear diff. My previous company car was an Alfa Mito 1.3 Diesel and in four years and 84,000 miles not one fault.
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General Chat
29/03/2023 12:18
Or "workshop porn" laugh

Here's my starter, only just falling short of using bread to remove a bearing....
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Coupé Related Chat
27/03/2023 15:15
Originally Posted by barnacle
Obviously, om lette to the fight...

The Chevrolet Omlette?
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General Chat
27/03/2023 14:07
Five million US dollars financial benefit has been given to you. Send an email to to get all the details.
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27/03/2023 11:32
Thanks a lot my friend !

Some electrical job wait for me this weekend ^^
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Coupé Projects
27/03/2023 08:03
Another small set back: when installing the sump drain plug, the threads literally started falling apart. I suspect there was an old Timesert in there.

I'm considering (drilling) tapping it to M20, any better suggestions?
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General Chat
27/03/2023 01:37
It is currently 2.37 in London, 3.37 in Berlin, and 7.07 in Cochin laugh
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Coupé Projects
26/03/2023 18:19
Had a brief drive in the car

Pulls like train,handling is pretty neutral, albeit it needs the tracking doing

Brakes are still a bit soft, so I’ll bleed them again

The only thing I’ve got to investigate is a knocking at the rear end. It’s coming from both sides, so my immediate suspicion is something to do with the anti roll bar and the brackets I had to pack out, which I know means a few things off to get at it

I’m on holiday early next week, so I won’t get chance until next weekend

Quick walk round video in the google drive for those interested

Cheers Jamie
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26/03/2023 10:25
Thanks Dave thumb. I might get the hang of it next time!
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General Chat
26/03/2023 09:13
BB is correct; it's a one way signal to any phone in range. Which is why my UK sim card in Germany won't get the test; they don't care about the number as they're working at a lower level in the protocol stack.

Governments generally don't want to track you anyway; they find it easier to let the googles and facebooks and tiktoks and whatevers do the job for them and then grab the data. If you don't need the location services, turn 'em off. The phone system has to know where you are to the nearest cell tower so it can send a call to you, or data, but it doesn't need exact location, only signal strength.

How do you feel about eCall?

There is a system which I'm sure they swear blind will never be used to track you or auto report if you went through a 20 zone at 21, or a motorway at a ton...
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Coupé Related Chat
25/03/2023 08:12
community events is the answer, I think

to bring people together, to promote 'the family', which will in turn promote the 'forum & 'club

time for another Coupe Tour...
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Coupé Projects
25/03/2023 06:32
Cheers Simon wink
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General Chat
24/03/2023 12:48
Thanks, I'd never heard of these, but the look is much more akin to what I've seen the craftsmen use online.

I note you can get them with teeth on both lower and upper edges....
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UK Social Events
23/03/2023 08:24


1. Edinburgh
2. PaulL
3. Rosso
4. Alan_K tbc
5. Scott1law
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UK Social Events
22/03/2023 11:52
Email received from the organisers, if anyone's got an Instagram they want to promote, add it below. Does the club have an Instagram? I'll give them the clubs Facebook page details.

Good morning,

Hope you are well.

We’re currently finalising plans for the show, we will be sending out hangers for yourself and club members shortly.

This is set to be the biggest show we’ve done, with cars stretching over a mile long – so you can imagine the admin for the small team here!!

Please can you send us your Facebook/Instagram handles so we can start to promote?

We noticed also, last year a few clubs had created ‘South Wales Car Show Event’ pages, which had created some confusion, please refrain from doing so if possible. You can use our event page here -

click for facebook page

Entry is free for exhibitors, we also had many people ask about donating to the hospice, so we have created a justgiving page if you would like to use it - Click to donate


Beth & Carshow Team
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21/03/2023 17:07
I have mine with Direct Line as they give a discount for multi vehicles although not huge amount. I got the coop and the Brera qoutes back within a week of each other, curiously the coop had gone up by 2.5% but the Brera by over 30%, when i queried it,( maybe Brera's are being stolen to be ground down into chinese sex potions?), they couldn't give me an answer so offered to knock £40 off each. I wasn't complaining about the cost just the difference but now the coop is fully comp, 8k/yr for £160, in practice it probably won't get anywhere near 8k so could have got cheaper still.
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Coupé Spotting
21/03/2023 13:03
Ha, no it was in Ayr laugh
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News & Press
21/03/2023 08:33
I think that's a private registration as it's not on the system.
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News & Press
18/03/2023 10:33
According to the owner of the car the cam belt change for the 16V isn't an engine out job unlike the 20V.

And the person who wrote the feature states Chris Bangle only designed the bonnet and the interior.
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General Chat
18/03/2023 08:23
Remember I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue ?

Introductions to the Criminal Ball included

Mr & Mrs Arm

and their Greek folk singing son

Grievous BoDiddlely Arm
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Coupé Projects
16/03/2023 08:04
Turin sounds interesting smile I will have to check, if its safe for car to go so long smile Not from mechanical point but .. can have some problems in Austria/Germany with engine sound level, this is what Im affraid of smile
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Coupé Related Chat
14/03/2023 10:21
Is this better ?

Our first coupe, outside our rented gite in the Tarn, 2002
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Coupé Spotting
13/03/2023 19:14
Great ! Enjoy it !
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