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Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1321310
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Cheers guys,

I've been trying to find as much info as possible on your car and how its set up Sparco!! laugh

I'm not stalking, I swear! crazy tongue

The car hasn't been touched in over 6 months, as I've been concentrating on getting my road going Coupe going again (blown engine) Its now running sweetly so the Yellow race car is gonig back into the workshop today, re the bootlid, I have the GRP bootlid sitting ready to bolt on, to be honest its only a few kgs lighter than standard to i dont know if its really worth the expence, I'm limited to 1000kgs for car and driver in my class and thats my aim!
The two doors are 40kgs each, the replacements are less than 10kgs!

Plank, I can get a price for you if you like? a mate of mine makes them for me, and the molds are made from my panels

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Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1321346
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1000 kgs only with car, driver and cage shocked
car with all liquids / petrol ??
do you have to use a FIA tank?? do you have to have a minimum size ??

Interesting project btw love


Bravo 20VT Plus, Gtech1, K&N57i, Blueflame 2.75+race cat, OMP strut hi+lo, BC coils, AP brake 328x28
Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1321352
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Yep, the regs are 1000kgs minimum with driver, ready to race. It can be done, the plasma cutter is my friend!! laugh

Standard tank for the moment, will probably upgrade it during the year

Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1321403
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Liam, I would be up for a set of lightweight doors also. So yes i am interested in a price from your pal.



Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: magooagain] #1344316
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Originally Posted By: magooagain
Liam, I would be up for a set of lightweight doors also. So yes i am interested in a price from your pal.


I'll be talking to him next week, I will get a price for you

The issue of gearing has cropped up again, I can manage 98mph on the main straight in Mondello Park, which means that I never get to use 4th or 5th! The Honda's with their short gearing will eat me alive under acceleration even though I have nearly 100bhp more than some of them, Shorter gearing needed!!

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Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1438297
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Holy thread revival Batman!!

I've been away from home with work for the best part of a year now, and haven't done much work with any of my cars. Slowly but surely over the last wee while things have started to move again. Coupe is just home from mapping, 290bhp @ 1.2 bar. It's a little bit lazy, and needs 5 new coils and then she will run @ 1.4 bar.

She is booked in for a trackday on the 26th of the month.

The next job is applying some graphics, this is pretty much what we have in mind:

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Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1438401
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Originally Posted By: LiamM
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Interesting, invisible graphics/car, they'll never see you coming up the inside wink

Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1438490
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Hmmm.... does it work now?


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Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1438500
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Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1439328
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Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1445334
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Im interested it the door

Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1445377
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Originally Posted By: LiamM
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GRP door in the picture?
Skint but still interested to know the cost.
Keep up the good work!

Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1445788
30/08/2013 23:11
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Got more pics of the rest of the car?

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GRP door in the picture?

More likely GRP bonnet wink

Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1461195
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Standard doors in the pics, GRP bonnet, a set of GRP doors will set you back €500 euros.

Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1461212
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Not a bad price, as a door can`t be easy to do in GRP!
I think what your car needs most is some yellow smiley dust caps. smile

Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1461308
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LOL, not a bad idea!

Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1461309
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Some photos of her in action recently

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All tucked up for the winter

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Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1461334
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How did it perform on track?

Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1461547
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It did very well, desperately needs a decent limited slip diff, and as I keep saying, the gearing is a too long. on the main straight in Mondello park I'm hitting 98-99mph just before the breaking point, and to be honest it's only just starting to get going at that stage.

The new Ferodo DS3000 brake pads were just awesome, like throwing an anchor out!

Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1474934
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So, the car is in the workshop again, 15" wheels almost fitted, just waiting on 30mm spacers for the front wheels to help the rims clear the standard calipers. Also the newly built gearbox is almost ready to drop in. We have dropped the innards of a 2.5V6 Alfa 6 speed gearbox into the coupe 5 speed box casing, works a treat! gearing should be something like below:

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This should make a massive difference, as I struggle to get out of third gear in Mondello park!

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Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1474971
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I bet thats fun to drive Liam. Good work going on.



Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1475161
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It should be serious fun, next track day on the 7th march in Mondello park

Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1492096
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We had the car out testing on Monday, to say that the new gearbox has made a difference is an understatement, it is a different car completely, the pull in third gear!!!

Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1492114
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Thats good news Liam. Let us know how you do on the straight at Mondello please.



Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1492193
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Any Video's Liam?

Re: Fiat Coupe race car Discussion thread [Re: LiamM] #1492454
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Good to see someone else messing with gearing etc to make differences. Ive messed with it for years on my BMW M3 drift competition car. got it down to nigh on perfect now.
140mph and it will hit the limiter but damn does it get there quick.

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