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LE 30 Discussion Thread #1458308
15/11/2013 21:02
15/11/2013 21:02

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Please feel free to advise and comment here.
I am a bit overwhelmed by the project already, this car is the most complex thing I have worked on, except for that G500 mouse I modded!

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1458310
15/11/2013 21:14
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Tidy LE, potential for a show winner thumb

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1458315
15/11/2013 21:39
15/11/2013 21:39

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Funny you should say that Joe, because that is what I thought when I bought it. Wait till you see to corrosion though! You may be shocked

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1458320
15/11/2013 22:09
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Oh.... frown

Nothing that can't be repaired smile

Re: LE 30 Project Thread [Re: ] #1458836
19/11/2013 09:17
19/11/2013 09:17

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KBT, where did you get that pristine undertray? I want one wink

Re: LE 30 Project Thread [Re: ] #1458840
19/11/2013 09:35
19/11/2013 09:35

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Looking good KBT, these are the kinda threads I love reading. Keep it up mate smile

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1458876
19/11/2013 13:04
19/11/2013 13:04

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Undertray came from Joe, think it might have been the last one though.
Just got my pillar badges today, so you can shop away now patch! Also new dash badge, pollen filter and a sample stainless caliper bridge - shame it doesn`t fit, they couldn`t supply a technical drawing of the ferrules so I had to guess and I guessed wrong. Oh well.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1458878
19/11/2013 13:20
19/11/2013 13:20

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Pillar badges, shopping, where from??? Tell me!!! smile

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1458891
19/11/2013 14:06
19/11/2013 14:06

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Partsworld-UK via ebay. Thought you had bought your first pair already? I got the chrome on grey ones, think they will be a pain to paint though. I haven`t found the turbo badges as yet. If I spoke better German things would be easier, there are some parts there and in Italy too I suspect. I am wondering which is the correct FIAT badge at the back, the solid one or the individual letters - both are at Partsworld-UK. Just going out to the garage, so small update later methinks. smile

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1458897
19/11/2013 14:40
19/11/2013 14:40

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Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1458898
19/11/2013 14:42
19/11/2013 14:42

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what I was trying to say was. Yes I have some, but if I can buy new red LE 20VT badges, I would

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1458920
19/11/2013 15:27
19/11/2013 15:27

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Do you know the part number by any chance? Bunging in part numbers seems to bring up the German sites. I still haven`t been to FIAT dealer here, on my to do list.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1458922
19/11/2013 15:39
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Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1458935
19/11/2013 16:19
19/11/2013 16:19

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154504011 is LE code, no longer available it seems, but maybe in Russia, couldn`t translate webpage tbh.
turbo badge is 46317003, seems to be available in Germany.

Last edited by KBT; 19/11/2013 16:32. Reason: duff info
Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1459634
23/11/2013 22:34
23/11/2013 22:34

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Originally Posted By: KBT
Undertray came from Joe, think it might have been the last one though.
ohh well, I've sent him a pm JIC wink
Thanks for that, Ross.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1459638
23/11/2013 23:17
23/11/2013 23:17

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They are a reproduction, Joe may just need to order them, not as cheap as a second-hand one though. My air-con drier has a stone embedded because of no undertray though so...

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1459660
24/11/2013 09:07
24/11/2013 09:07

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Just trying to keep my engine bay a bit cleaner for longer click to enlarge I don't mind if it is a patent part, it won't be noticed down there wink so long as it fits well.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1495741
26/06/2014 00:01
26/06/2014 00:01

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eh what, dozed off...

How old was that picture Ross? The car looks stunning. I have a bit of a picky eye for the coupe now and couldn`t see much to fault. Nearside foglamp maybe?

The undertray is a very good fit, assuming your drop-legs are where they should be of course.

I really look forward to when our cars can rub shoulders.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1505082
28/08/2014 00:50
28/08/2014 00:50

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I take it the corrosion hole is on the O/S in the boot confused
Looks serious frown
Nothing a man of you skills can't fix I'm sure wink

Thanks for the comments on the P.C. article, good luck with the rest of the project, I'm sure we'll meet up one day and yours will defiantly be the tidier of the two wink

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1505245
28/08/2014 23:06
28/08/2014 23:06

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Yes, there is a smaller patch on the other side which I have yet to investigate, may be surface only. Serious if left for 3 years and not straightforward to repair either as at least 3 sections join here. I have decided that even if the chassis is holed where I don`t like the look of it the car will still be repaired - I have no alternative and she is making a very good test bed for my wacky ideas. smile

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1505400
30/08/2014 01:22
30/08/2014 01:22

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I can see that from your recent addition to the Modified or Standard thread. Mine is in for minor cosmetic surgery at the moment in exactly the same locations. But I'm sorry to say yours is worse than mine frown
Good luck wink

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1505548
31/08/2014 15:37
31/08/2014 15:37

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And I thought yours was in because Joe needed a new T tray. smile

I did see the thread you started last year, just not before i`d bought this car sadly.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1505621
01/09/2014 02:15
01/09/2014 02:15

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Hi mate.. coming along very nicely!! Are we going to see this sexy beast at a club meet when your done??
be rude not to show it off ay! Lol
going to look at a vinci le myself tues, touch wood she's a good un! Wanted a vinci since iv owned coupes! Lol just never been right time but im going to keep mine standard as it wil be a more daily driver type, my red one is for modding! Currently running around 360bhp, not to bad but would like bit more one day..

What hp is yours going to be once your done?? Well itsma never ending quest with coupes but lets call it your first incarnation! Lol

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1505757
02/09/2014 01:45
02/09/2014 01:45

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When I DO the blower mod, I hope for 200 lbs torque - just above tickover, the way the blower could be controlled these days, whoosh, power when you want it. I have some electronics in stock from model making that I will play around with soon for motor control. Top end - 540bhp. Different engine though, i`m not going to do much to this one and will get Flea to re-map for max driveability on the new induction setup, which I can finish now that my muppet supplier has worked out a - the difference between aluminium and stainless, and b - what the term o.d. means. Muppets.

Best of luck with the Vinci, hope all is good - I would like one aswell, and a black one and a silly track car - today I got advice as to what perspex I should use for this.
I will be doing some shows and meets, but i`m very low-rent, anti-authority so I don`t know exactly how i`ll get round this. (Probably just wear my `Hi my name is fccuk you` badge.)
I actually think the club should issue me with one of these instead of the window stickers which sadly are the wrong colour to put on the car.

Last edited by KBT; 02/09/2014 17:26.
Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1505962
03/09/2014 06:33
03/09/2014 06:33

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That should have read 450bhp! I`m seeing this a lot all of I sudden, I mix my letters around.
My thyroxin level is near fatal again, i`m still working and pushing myself but am due for some kind of crash. Reason is I can no longer swallow my meds. - like worming the cat it is in part psychological. However, I am going to take a break for a few weeks so see you all soon.
Jon
p.s. My latest Youtube channel (no car stuff yet though - sorry)
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgPvKNcAdsX7aKQEgYNGw7Q

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1505966
03/09/2014 08:34
03/09/2014 08:34

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Hi jon...

sorry to hear your not feeling to well, im simaler situation myself so I feel your pain!
Nothing worse than wanting to get a project finished but your healty stops you, the joys of getting older ay! Lol...

can you tel me more about this " blower" set up your thinking of?
I take it when u say blower you mean supercharger?
But a electronically controled for only used when turbos not on??
Have I grasped it?

Iv always thought about putting the coupes vis unit onto a turbo coupe so it acts in a simaler way, i.e opens the intake as rpms increase to improve the dreaded turbo lag! Only reason iv never bothered to try is what ever barbz did to the engine on my coupe when he owned it but my god its got good low down torque, very very little lag, I imagine its the head work he did as she was the original guinea pig for the head work he does , either way I like it! Lol...

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1506225
04/09/2014 15:04
04/09/2014 15:04

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Unfortunately the situation is critical healthwise and the NHS is so far beyond being able to cope with the vast numbers of sick that I can`t even get a prescription. So far I have waited 72 hours and my heart rate has climbed to 180 bpm which is still low in comparison to my peak. Time to look seriously at alternative medicine.

The `blower` is a 2 port supercharger made by Abarth. The unit is from a Lancia Beta. The 037 Rally had a 3 port, and I think the Delta S4 3 port also. I can`t fully remember but I think on the original installation the unit ran at 70% of engine speed, however I only need it to do anything between tickover and about 1800 rpm - based on my current engine setup.
It seems sensible to use an electric motor to make it spin, I did one valve design using off the shelf parts but due to an insufficient bore of the part I am having a rethink.

Due to the further level of change required to implement, I think I must just concentrate on returning the car to the road. So even the re-loom has to wait, the old one has only had 3 earths snipped so easy to refit.
Not that I have stopped working on it, there is a bloody great pile of Deutsch/Souriau connectors now fitted to the cfc junction cover with some more due to arrive - I have now started buying them new. At last. Not paying list though, currently about 30 percent of!

I am sure the Joe has done a 20vt vis unless I am quite mistaken, you could enquire. I think I am watching a vis as it happens.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1506427
05/09/2014 21:17
05/09/2014 21:17

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click to enlarge

I love freebies.

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1506441
05/09/2014 23:20
05/09/2014 23:20

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Hi mate.... terminal?? Dam that is some bad news, hope things improve soon!!

as for your blower idea, well all I can say is put me down for one once youv got all the gremlins worked out!!! I had no idea lancia used blowers, learn something new everyday ay! Lol

think I'll have a search for joes vis mod.. im suprised more people haven't done it do be fair, I can really see it improving the coupes drive massively, especially for standard coupes wheir the lag is prity darn bad! Lol
must be prity expensive mod is all i can think..

Re: LE 30 Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1506464
06/09/2014 02:29
06/09/2014 02:29

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Invariably fatal without treatment. All very hit and miss it seems, I think the best option is to have the thing removed but then you must take Thyroxin daily for life.

Blower is from a 1984 car, if you could find one expect to pay up to a grand. This one needs a rebuild as i`m not going to have it spray oil everywhere. It`s oil res. needs to be checked more often than a 20vt engine too. A different blower could be used - perhaps a smaller one.

I am bucking the trend with turbo pipework, mine has a max 57mm o.d. until a step up to the throttle body, i`m not expecting any power restriction and what I term `redundant volume` in the induction system is reduced and so is lag.

I`ll put up a video of the last drive I had at some point soon, the throttle response is not bad and I had only made minor improvements at that time.

I`m not 100% about the vis but I must have read something about it.

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