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Another Bravo 20VT! #1295102
06/12/2011 19:54
06/12/2011 19:54
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Sofia,Bulgaria
kaci Offline OP
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Hi all.
Finally I decided to make a theme for my old project – Bravo 20VT!
Because of high tariffs and excise taxes in my country (to 2010), was impossible for me to buy Fiat Coupe 20V Turbo from another country, and in May 2009 conversion started:
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Engine complete with gearbox, ECU+immo box+red key and front suspension with Brembo calipers.
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In early June 2009, work began with mounting of the "new" engine.
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Several months looking for missing parts (some of them never found), and I put some parts from other Fiat models.
Bravo was completely ready for the road on 13.10.2009 (I will never forget this date).
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Everything was fine, and started with minor upgrades:
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2. New tires - Yokohama Parada Spec-2 click to enlarge click to enlarge click to enlarge
3. Painted the cam cover and polished ignition coils cover
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I was very happy with what I did, but then ........ this belt ........ and end of everything.
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I started slow and difficult repair of the engine.
I have no money, no time, and parts are hard to find.
Cylinder head was repaired, bought a new bearings, piston rings and assembly bottom of the engine.
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Then came another trouble:
Someone crashed into my car.
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This has ruined me. I could not do anything until mid-November 2010.
Then I bought the bonnet and stopped work on Bravo.
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THE REASON.
In the middle of August 2011, work began again.
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All parts of the body - assembled (sample).
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September 2011:
Mounted cylinder head, changed the timing belt, painted cam cover.
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October 2011:
Grinding exhaust manifold and new turbocharger.
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November 2011:
The car is almost assembled and fitted winter tires.
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December 2011:
Engine now works after more than a year and a half.
Currently the front of the car is ready for painting and remains only to change the windscreen.
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Cheers, Kaci

Last edited by kaci; 07/12/2011 10:29.

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Re: Another Bravo 20VT! [Re: kaci] #1314866
08/02/2012 14:51
08/02/2012 14:51
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kaci Offline OP
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Already painted and ready for final assembly,
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but the weather in Bulgaria is terrible crazy
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Re: Another Bravo 20VT! [Re: kaci] #1324394
12/03/2012 11:43
12/03/2012 11:43
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kaci Offline OP
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Bravo is almost ready!
Next week there will be more pictures.
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Re: Another Bravo 20VT! [Re: kaci] #1325362
15/03/2012 16:19
15/03/2012 16:19
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kaci Offline OP
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Everything looks so good when is clean!
Big day is so close ........ yipee
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Re: Another Bravo 20VT! [Re: kaci] #1326198
18/03/2012 19:39
18/03/2012 19:39
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I'm very happy yipee
After nearly two years, Bravo is moving again.
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Mounted and sport springs and shock absorbers (rear only for now) APEX.
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I made a video, showing oil pressure after repair (10W40 oil, "cold" engine, 800 rpm).
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Re: Another Bravo 20VT! [Re: kaci] #1338929
30/04/2012 09:04
30/04/2012 09:04
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Polished and one plenum click to enlarge click to enlarge
and bought HDI boost gauge
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but gauge will be mounted (with HDI boost controller) in my Coupe.


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Re: Another Bravo 20VT! [Re: kaci] #1348329
02/06/2012 19:00
02/06/2012 19:00
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Sofia,Bulgaria
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Crankpulley with guard that I bought from Nismo is now mounted and these days I do the first 500 km on highways laugh
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Re: Another Bravo 20VT! [Re: kaci] #1385502
17/10/2012 09:01
17/10/2012 09:01
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Sofia,Bulgaria
kaci Offline OP
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My job on the forum

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A little update - Bravo engine has a "new" right engine console, new alternator and new power steering pump.
Engine bay now looks empty when not mounted aircon compressor.
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after:
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Now, I will have time to work on the Coupe .


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Re: Another Bravo 20VT! [Re: kaci] #1412674
24/02/2013 04:17
24/02/2013 04:17
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Sofia,Bulgaria
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A few days ago, Bravo started smoke a lot!
The reason for smoking is known to all of us - a broken turbo frown
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I bought this turbocharger(brand new) some time ago and mileage until yesterday is only 3,000 km.
On one of the previous photos you can see this turbo before installation.


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Re: Another Bravo 20VT! [Re: kaci] #1429623
26/05/2013 10:00
26/05/2013 10:00
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Sofia,Bulgaria
kaci Offline OP
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Bravo already has a Plus wheels and OMP front pads!
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