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Henk an Jaaps on the Dutch list.
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Non-UK Events
Yesterday at 22:15
That's a real shame Paul, thanks for letting us know promptly thumb
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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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UK Social Events
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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UK Social Events
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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Track Days
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 Related Chat
02/03/2024 16:53
Hi, I drove W159SBD this afternoon. It's a really good car, drives very well, no knocks, squeaks or rattles. Interior is mint. My only reservation is that it's had a mediocre respray and could do with a MOP session. If John Anastasio's old car isn't perfect, I'll be buying W159SBD.
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Other Cars and Vehicles
02/03/2024 12:27
...but far away...

https://thegreenwaltcarcollection.com/ as mentioned in this thread

Check out the videos.
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Coupé Related Chat
02/03/2024 09:34
Good photo for March !
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Coupé Related Chat
02/03/2024 00:00
I think that works thumb
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Other Cars and Vehicles
01/03/2024 15:56
Really professionally made and presented, no tat cool

Looking forward to the Fiat 127 salvage...
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UK Social Events
01/03/2024 09:15
Annual membership is £32.50 and people moan that £15 is too much rolleyes
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Coupé Projects
29/02/2024 22:36
So I decided to list everything that I currently know needs to be sorted on my Coupe, this is in no real order, just in whatever order I remembered what needed doing, some recommendations on how to do some bits, things I should prioritize, I know for example exterior painting, interior refresh and cleaning can wait until last. currently the car isn’t in the garage, but it will be within the next few months (I hope) Recommendations on where to get parts would also be helpful, I’ve put if I already have the part I’m referencing to in brackets next to it, the restoration will take time, I’m off to uni in September however studying Motorsports Engineering so ill have plenty of new skills every time I come home to work on the car during holidays. But the idea is to ensure the car will still be on the road in another 20/30/40 years, so I don’t mind the restoration taking many, many years, she might be able to pass an mot and be on the road sooner but for her to be as how I want her it will take quite a lot of time, my uncle has spent 8 ish years on his Tipo 16v and that’s going to be finished this year and its like brand new, that's how I aim to have my Coupe

List of work required.

• All locks swapping over (already got new ones)

• Badges refurbishment (got a new rear badge, potentially need all other badges new tho)

• Put new brake callipers on (already got new ones)

• Engine full service, full fluids flush, good lookover engine before attempting to get her started

• rust repairs in; floor pan in the corners under rear seats, passenger rear quaterpanel replacement, (its too rusted to save, got a non rusty one from 20v donor) bottom of B pillar also rusted, might need replacing with 20v too, some small areas of floor pan underside have rust, only surface, clean up the Eiffel towers, all look solid at this moment, mild corrosion around drivers side rear light cluster due to something being dropped on it and chipping the paint away, slight rust on the back of the sills where the floor pan joins, swap spare wheel well with 16v clean up inside rear quarter panel on drivers side, swap inside rear quarter panel with 20v donor passenger side, clean up rear brake disk stone protectors, new fuel tank straps, clean up wheel arches and will try get the subframes sent off to be properly cleaned up and protected. I’m unsure on the quality of the radiator support however seeing a lot of other peoples I will likely need a new one, I have new front bumper brackets, part no. 004603231 rust protection on all metals and painting, ideally in cars colour and have the underside protected.

• new spings/dampers and entire suspension refurbishment (I have new bushings, and arb linkages)

• new exhaust, could get the one from the 16v but tbf id like a new one, fairly loud if anyone has any good recommendations, will need the entire system

• new brake disks, pads and lines

• new floor mat and carpets

• refresh upper part of the centre console, remove the blue paint get it back to standard and unsticky the 16v lower centre console

• refresh fuel cap

• new seals on everything if possible

• swap windscreen with 16v or get a new one if they are even available, mines chipped

• new headliner material

• refurb headlights

• put on new fog lights (already have new ones)

• potentially put on the new front bumper I have, however the one on the car looks fine so maybe not

• entire respray, including engine bay (this will definitely be after I’ve finished Uni and have a proper job to pay for it)

• new bonnet gas struts

• LE seat clean and install

• wheel refurbishment and painting silver

Now that’s all I can remember of the top of my head, quite the amount of work isn’t it, should be fun, painful and every other emotion that comes with working on a 28 year old car, it will likely be expensive, I'll try to get a decent chunk done before I go to Uni and become completely broke however after uni, assuming I do well and get a decent job in motorsports that shouldn’t be a huge issue, ill aim to do as much as I can myself to one learn and 2 save costs and in the end I hope to have a car nearly as good as new and a large set of practical skills that will help me in the future.

Again this is in no real order, i know within the next week ill have the quarter panels and stuff cut out from the 20v and I might start work on sanding off the inside floor pan to find out how bad/good its looking in my car

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Coupé Related Chat
29/02/2024 21:20
Gotta say I can't see myself ever selling my 20V VIS. The noise combined with the throttle response and perfect pedal positioning makes it very special indeed.

I also have an LE and an Impreza STI blobeye. Both have bigger reputations than the VIS but both would get sold before it.

Mate drove the VIS and said, "I can see why you like it so much."

Not many of them at all, so only a lucky few have ever driven one. Can't recommend them enough.
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Coupé Related Chat
29/02/2024 17:17
I am sure it was a jolt to let it go Wink.

Its interesting the number who come back in the fold.

Regards

MM
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Insurance
29/02/2024 09:17
When looking for insurance whether car or house, try the above.

For two years now we have got our house insurance through them.

Insurance premium about £125.

But, we get twelve IMO car washes per annum (£7 wash ) and twelve coffees at Greggs.

There are alternative choices other than IMO.

Might be worth a try if you ever use either of those.

Paul
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Club Information
28/02/2024 15:06
No worries,

I think analogue land lines are due to be phased out by end 2025 anyway. I don't have one anymore, just a second mobile as a back-up.
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Coupé Related Chat
27/02/2024 20:26
I appreciate that. Thank you.
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Other Cars and Vehicles
27/02/2024 10:30
That's not good news T, relieved he didn't get hurt other than his pride so the car did it's job.
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Tuning
27/02/2024 10:26
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Coupé Projects
27/02/2024 06:03
Superb thread and very informative.
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Coupé Projects
26/02/2024 22:02
Cracking improvement on the torque with yours, I hoping for the same results with the turbo and big valve head, I'll dig out my old graph back from 2012.
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