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Fiat Coupe race car #1176213
24/02/2011 13:43
24/02/2011 13:43
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I suppose this all started when I bought, my 1998 red 20VT in 2008, it was originally bought with the view of it being a weekend and trackday car. When I picked it up I discovered that it was too clean to ever consider bringing it on track, I suppose you could say, Love at first sight! crazy

Anyhoo, a mate of mine was leaving Ireland and heading home to the UK and offered me his for peanuts, I took up the offer and so the project started...

First job, Engine out:
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Then get it home and strip it, many winter evenings were spent tearing chunks off it! laugh
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At this point in time I spotted a caged Coupe on ebay, yellow and already a nice bit of work done, I reckoned that the worst that come of it was that I would have a lot of spares! so I put the trailer on the Jeep and drove from Mullingar (central Ireland) to Doncaster to pick her up
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We did a few trackdays, and before long the headgasket went grr

anyhoo, it was stripped down and got a new OMP cage, Gaz Gold Sussy,
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and a new 7kg fiberglass bonnet. Meanwhile the engine had the head polished and ported, a GT28RS with 3" down pipe and 3" decat pipe straight out to the rear end, and EVO 4 FMIC.

(I took delivery of a Gotech Pro-X Stand alone ECU this morning, we're hoping to get 300bhp out of it when we get it mapped properly)


I did a round of the ITCC (Irish Touring Car Championship) at the end of last year and unfortunately a tyre disintegrating at 100mph gave me a DNF

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So, New wheels new Slicks, a front splitter and some hasty repairs to my bonnet later and I was doing a few trackdays

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Its in the workshop again at the moment, getting seam welded, ECU fitted, mapped and painted, I'm going for a mad color scheme I think, something like this:

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and then a few track days and the first round or the ITCC on April 10th.

Apologies if I'm duplicating info thats in my thread in the trackdays section

Liam

Re: Fiat Coupe race car [Re: LiamM] #1178060
28/02/2011 14:08
28/02/2011 14:08
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Spent the day on Saturday stripping it for seam welding, horrible horrible job.


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And a pic of the adjustable top mounts, they're for a Subaru Impreza, but we made them fit!
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Re: Fiat Coupe race car [Re: LiamM] #1209884
04/05/2011 00:45
04/05/2011 00:45
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Painting has begun!

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Re: Fiat Coupe race car [Re: LiamM] #1236385
11/07/2011 12:05
11/07/2011 12:05
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No idea yet, will be getting it weighted shortly


A few more pics:

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The eagle eyed among you will have noticed that the green paintwork has disappeared, it was terrible, did nothing for the car at all.

Last edited by LiamM; 11/07/2011 12:07.

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