Just passed on the info to the chap who sold it to the owner - he's very surprised as the owner loved that coop...
Ricky forgive my memory, was it you who had the sprinty with the black roof?
No, that wasn’t me...I had a pretty standard red one, the only thing I did to it was to replace the black fabric seats with red leather seats from a similar one (would have been mainly spotted down Easter Road/Leith way). Was not in the best nick when I eventually parted company with it...the guy I did sell it to hoped to return it to its former glory...but not sure if he managed to.
Cheers. I’ve driven the car 20 mins back to the house tonight. Leaked coolant but temps ok. I could see sort of where the leak was coming from but too many hoses in the way to get my hands to. Booked in local garage tomorrow:)
And there was me thinking you were going to be adding a turbo to this
me going turbo way.... haha never
PS.. when I´m thinking about purchasing dead 20VT is only about to make 2.4 VIS atmo conversion with some standart tweaks (head, mild cams, raised compression etc..) for daily use.. 200-220 bhp with loads of linear torque from 2.4 with great sound...
I´m designing long 4-2-1 exhaust manifold for my engine parameters:
44,5mm OD primaries ~650mm long (25.5") 50mm OD secondaries ~300mm long (11,8") 55mm to 60mm collector
I plan to make the headers by mysels during this winter..it will be from mandrel bent , mild steel bends, centerline radius R=100mm.
Its quite challenge to acomodate soo long primaries with this diameter in coupe engine bay.. as the original pipes has quite small diameter and they are too short - 450-500mm... its even more challange to fit e.g 4-1 manifold in the car like coupe due to clearance issues etc, so I looked around many competition cars -mainly S2000 ans S1600 clas rally cars...
as the template I used Orque (japan company) manifold for alfa romeo twinspark.. which looks that it could accomodate really long primaries into tight engine bay (in comaprison to rest of supplier, who makes and profits from enlarged copy of stock manifold..)
Take car magazine jorno’s comments regarding ‘classic cars’ with a large pinch of salt. They have no better idea of the future than mystic meg. Who cares, the coop is a fine fun car that offers pleasure in spades, and why should I expect more?
It will be a replacement chip. The EPROM holds both the software that the ECU executes and the maps that tell it how much fuel should be supplied at various standard settings, and those that tell it how to change.
I don't believe that there would be a need for new code - i.e. just the maps need to be changed - but it's rather dependent on how *little* the injectors will flow while still remaining controllable. From here, I'd have a word with Flea of this parish, but it's a bit of a trek from Tasmania!
Flea in the past has done both custom maps for tuned cars, and generic 'just make it a bit better' maps which will work with any coupe of the correct type.