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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey [Re: Clintos] #1568442
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Originally Posted By: Clintos
Before replacing rotten OE exhaust system with custom stainless catback

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Original pipe? That old pipe looks standard for a 16V N/A engine!!........ Pics are not working for the afters Clint..

LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread #1568457
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Your car is Usain Bolt with wellies
Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Begbie] #1569664
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Looks a nice car, but it seems a bit of a strange list of things to do if it's only got 30K on the clocks? Can it really need the seats redoing?

Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Begbie] #1569665
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The thing is as a lot of people obviously don't appreciate. The car has never had anything replaced, repaired or refurbed in 17 years. Mileage is irrelevant when rubbers, plastics and leather have never been cared for and age itself takes it toll. My wish is to have what is as close to a brand new car as possible when I'm done, even though most items don't actually need replacing and many would say I'm replacing for the sake of it and wasting money. The thing is, this coupe is my long term pride and joy and I want the benefit of new parts as opposed to replacing on failure


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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Clintos] #1569700
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Originally Posted By: Clintos
The thing is as a lot of people obviously don't appreciate. The car has never had anything replaced, repaired or refurbed in 17 years. Mileage is irrelevant when rubbers, plastics and leather have never been cared for and age itself takes it toll.

I do appreciate the fact. Kind of raises more questions, kind of confusing.

Re: LE1157 Crono Grey [Re: Clintos] #1572455
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Clintos this is amazing

Can you say what the part number for the horns is? I didn't know they were still available: are they genuine FIAT items..?

What saddle wax treatment did you use, also..?

Re: LE1157 Crono Grey [Re: Begbie] #1573362
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Can only advise against using saddle wax as it sets like lard in the cold weather, different story if the leather is warm, which is what I should have done instead of applying it at 7am (Joe can confirm that....lol)

The best persons to ask about leather treatment are patch234 and Mark77 as patch has restored dozens of coupes and Mark is a professional detailer.

The horns are genuine fiat horns and the part number and price for the 2 horns including bracket is :

0046467570 cost £97.16 + VAT

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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey [Re: ] #1573364
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Originally Posted By: patch234
Originally Posted By: Clintos
Before replacing rotten OE exhaust system with custom stainless catback

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Original pipe? That old pipe looks standard for a 16V N/A engine!!........ Pics are not working for the afters Clint..




some photos can be found here on the project thread..........


http://www.fiatcoupeclub.org/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1573361#Post1573361



All other photos with respect to the major works being carried out by FCSS can be found here..........

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1028903790537800.1073741927.319959168098936&type=3

With respect to the exhaust Phil, the tip had fallen off the original back box and it was a case of any old tip will do to prevent the bumper from melting. The previous keeper wanted to replace with OEM exhaust but couldn't find one and had FCSS on the case until I bought it.

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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey [Re: Begbie] #1573767
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Well done-

Thanks for that- terrific info in the horns...

Re: LE1157 Crono Grey [Re: Begbie] #1574650
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Echoes...

terrific info. in the horns...

...and so much better than those dreadful red topped things some coupe owners seem to favour, be painting the grille red next!

Fabulous car also, once Joe has finished, best LE.
Alas, people make paint joke but they probably drive that jizz coloured Vauxhall.

Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Begbie] #1576909
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Refurbed wheel centre caps laugh

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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Begbie] #1576976
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I have a set but they looked wrong to me so i`m still going with `Salmon Look`.
However as I got into electro cleanse/plate I did some reading and recall being able to anodize plastic after pre-treatment, then there are a range of dye options. I`ll post when I have news.
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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Begbie] #1578485
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I have now seen the other photo`s of those and you have done a nice job. Have a look at the blue ones though in F.C.S.S Brooklands photo`s. Plastics have a soft highlight.
Here is original LE pattern, think you have Brembo Sportline, although the hole pattern seems to vary between cars.
If you look at the row of 7 closely, the job looks almost done by hand.
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Joe done well to source the others, I so nearly bought off that ziggy2ass ebay clown because I don`t read listings!

Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Begbie] #1582255
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As I was unable to source new replacement LE pillar badges and the original ones had broken silver swooshes and had been badly hand painted, I managed to obtain the regular silver badges and transformed them to LE ones, which are now with Joe along with the wheel centre caps for fitting.

Silver badges prior to painting

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Finished product.....LE pillar badges

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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Begbie] #1586820
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Coming along nicely and should be ready to collect this time home............Coupé project update in photos, enjoy!

https://web.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1028903790537800.1073741927.319959168098936&type=3


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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Begbie] #1590055
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What can I say apart from its been a very expensive and a lengthy project, but Joe Knight at FCSS has certainly proved to me that he is my only choice for maintaining my coupe.

Coupe was MOT'd yesterday, is planned to be re-mapped next week with any finishing touches carried out before collection on 22nd December

Credits (not all):
Joe Knight (FCSS) - complete stripdown and rebuild
Chris (Universal-Turbos) - turbo upgrade
Paul (Screentech) - Interior restoration
AK SEHRA - windows out respray
Leighton (FC Performance) - Live remap
Demon tweaks - OE front discs

View photos here but more will be added upon full completion and collection............. thumb


http://s1026.photobucket.com/user/Clinto...rt=3&page=1

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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Begbie] #1590248
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Clintos, I saw your car at FCSS last week. It's amazing. My words to Joe were "Flipping heck, it looks brand new". And with a smile, Joe said "Good, that's what we're going for"

It really is a special car, hope you have a fab time with it

Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Morrison] #1590254
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Originally Posted By: Morrison
Clintos, I saw your car at FCSS last week. It's amazing. My words to Joe were "Flipping heck, it looks brand new". And with a smile, Joe said "Good, that's what we're going for"

It really is a special car, hope you have a fab time with it


Thanks for the comment Morrison, Joe has done an amazing job making what was already a fantastic car even better. Very much looking forward to sitting behind the wheel again.........roll on 22nd thumb


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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Begbie] #1590408
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283.4 ftlbs - 300.4 bhp bow

Not bad for a 2.25" stainless catback system, stock SMIC, stock 30k mile engine with OE turbo housing upgraded with new super spool internals thumb

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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Clintos] #1590412
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Just been hearing a bit about this Clint, especially as I couldn't a hold of Joe as he was revelling in the ride back from Leighton's cool

Sounds like a first-class restore job with a sweet engine that should last you yonks..

Unless you take it to the supermarket/leave it in the street/have an argument with a truck/get it nicked ....




Don't want coupe paranoia setting in though laugh

Mine's at Flea's next!!


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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Begbie] #1590417
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Thanks Simon, looking forward to Thursday that's for sure and the drive home. Didn't even bring my head unit front so can't listen to any tunes driving home....oh well, will have to make my own music biglaugh

Good luck at FC Performance and hope you're pushing big numbers too!

PS no supermarkets and no street parking for me luckily as I have a driveway and a daily user, this is my summer toy thumb

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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Clintos] #1590423
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No skidmark stuff for the Bee as it's not got the appropriate turbo, but something which just a nice extra kick cool


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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Clintos] #1590425
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Originally Posted By: Clintos
283.4 ftlbs - 300.4 bhp bow

Not bad for a 2.25" stainless catback system, stock SMIC, stock 30k mile engine with OE turbo housing upgraded with new super spool internals thumb


That just shows you how restricted the standard cars are and the improvements possible. Great work Clintos - guessing thats a keeper.....

Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: ] #1590426
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Originally Posted By: Nello
Originally Posted By: Clintos
283.4 ftlbs - 300.4 bhp bow

Not bad for a 2.25" stainless catback system, stock SMIC, stock 30k mile engine with OE turbo housing upgraded with new super spool internals thumb


That just shows you how restricted the standard cars are and the improvements possible. Great work Clintos - guessing thats a keeper.....


Thanks Neil and without a doubt to both points mentioned above. I didn't spend this long looking for a crono grey and then throwing more than 25K at a car for someone else to enjoy. A, I would never recover what it owes me and B, whats the chances of getting the opportunity to own one in this condition and mileage ever again.............slim!

BTW, you should just keep yours too! wink


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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Begbie] #1590431
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Its not for not wanting to mate - just have too many other things going on at the moment. I'm sure its driving better and better though. Not 15 minutes ago I had a couple stand and stare at it as if it were a 50k supercar... Great cars

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Originally Posted By: Nello
Its not for not wanting to mate - just have too many other things going on at the moment. I'm sure its driving better and better though. Not 15 minutes ago I had a couple stand and stare at it as if it were a 50k supercar... Great cars


Cant beat that feeling when you walk back to your car and its got an audience......I love it! biglaugh


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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Begbie] #1591483
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Job complete! thumb
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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Clintos] #1591493
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Satisfaction.....good feeling!


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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Begbie] #1591528
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Re: LE1157 Crono Grey - Discussion Thread [Re: Begbie] #1591553
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I too have witnessed work in progress at FCSS and the car looks fantastic. cool
Superb work by all involved!


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