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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1517494
03/12/2014 23:18
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Originally Posted By: Gimmo
Friends in Italy that tried Tar-ox say me that they are not the best but.
The best buy are the Alfa Romeo 330mm caliper with 305x32 discs.

Gimmo - the best disc for the Alfa 330mm caliper is prob the 330x30mm split disc from Compbrake, its relatively light and relatively "cheap".
As you know I've been looking recently, this is what I've found out.

Was just about to order a pair when the garage had a big fire. So I'm out of the Coupe-world.

Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1517495
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Big fire???????????
Is it your coop ok???


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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1517498
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No both Coupe and the 125 Special are dead & gone.

Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: Per] #1517502
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Originally Posted By: Per
No both Coupe and the 125 Special are dead & gone.



Oh Per! This is very bad news. What happened?



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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1517504
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Per, this is the first I've heard of this shocking news, I checked it isn't 1st April so what happened? I hope your insurance covers you?

Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: Per] #1517507
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Originally Posted By: Per
No both Coupe and the 125 Special are dead & gone.

That is very sad and tragic cry Your coupe was lovely!


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Your car is Usain Bolt with wellies
Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: Per] #1517516
04/12/2014 11:12
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Originally Posted By: Per
No both Coupe and the 125 Special are dead & gone.


I'm gutted for you

Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1517809
07/12/2014 16:12
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In the coupe.
Next weekend i will be visiting another coupe owner Kevin_20vt where we will be removing the air con compressor and fitting a shorter belt.

All part of trying to reduce a bit of wieght up front.



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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1517901
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Has he not heard of global warming? The 2days a year it will be above 22 deg c he will regret it laugh



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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: dw89] #1517908
08/12/2014 14:43
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Originally Posted By: dw89
Has he not heard of global warming? The 2days a year it will be above 22 deg c he will regret it laugh




I should have explained a bit better. Its Kevin helping me to remove my air con! Not needed on a track car.
All though where we live we do tend to have slightly better weather than the UK!



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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1517941
08/12/2014 17:16
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Magoo take care about rotarion verse of the alternator.
I think that without air-con it Will work in the contrary. I have to ask to an italian friend that made this work.
You can also change hoses of water making them shorter.

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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1518607
15/12/2014 14:13
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Air-con compressor now removed along with a few other bits and pieces.

We managed to shed nearly 13 kilo's.

Big thanks to Kevin-20vt.



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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1518610
15/12/2014 14:41
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1% of weight distribuction, great! and 1.5 hp save!
Have you got a photo of your engine bay?


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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1518616
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The AC is switched off at full power wink

Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1518619
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Yes, but adding lightness is the same to add power, because of less weight to move laugh

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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1518701
16/12/2014 13:09
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Here are some pic's of the coupe as it stands today.
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Nowt flashy but gets along well on track. driving



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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1518706
16/12/2014 14:02
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What I see in the last photo!
A direct intake for air filter!

Great idea!
Did you notice any improvement?


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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1518707
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The tube enters direct underneath Gimmo. The original hole is still there,just without the trumpet part.

I cant say i notice any improvement to be honest,but its just something i wanted to try. Allthough it may only be temporary.

You may also notice that i know have a complete silicon hose going from the header tank to water rail. wink

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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1518710
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Originally Posted By: magooagain
The tube enters direct underneath Gimmo. The original hole is still there,just without the trumpet part.

I cant say i notice any improvement to be honest,but its just something i wanted to try. Allthough it may only be temporary.

You may also notice that i know have a complete silicon hose going from the header tank to water rail. wink


Just noticed the hose that's a weird one, any reason why you opted for a single?


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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1518714
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Just saves having to remove the metal pipe that is joined to the compressor and then join it to the two original hoses.

One piece of pipe is better than 3 i think.



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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1518735
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As you live in a `hot country`, your air intake would be better if sited at number plate height or above, as the air temp. will be higher just above the tarmac.

Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1518740
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Or by side, maybe with a NACA.
I want to do it when I will find a flexible NACA

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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1518750
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oh no, not that car, now I want it all over again...

A high pressure area may improve off-boost performance - once car is doing 70mph and above.

Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1518765
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My coupe rarely does less than 70mph!



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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1518789
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KBT: The Coupes original intake is a high pressure area already, no need to change it.
(In case you haven't noticed, there's no rubber seal along the hood front opening - hence a very large intake area)

Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1518803
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My intake was different when I bought the car. As yet I don`t know what I will use but expect some kind of pressure charged airbox.

Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1519619
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i have the standard airbox with a k&n pannel filter. when im on a trac day i remove the passenger side headlight and it makes a noticeable difference

Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1630680
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I thought I would update my coupes progress. Still going strong and I'm still striving to improve the car. It's a testament to how good the coupe engine is really. This car only runs on track so that's mostly flat out in all gears.
It's also a testament to how good the support I have had from many other coupe owners from here and Europe.

My FC performance hybrid turbo and mapping is still as good as the day it was installed.

A few additions to the car have been.

Fibre Bonett
Fibre front wings
Fibre boot lid.

Things about to be installed are.
Alfa 320 calipers and discs at the front,along with 17 inch wheels.

I have removed the airbag system along with the passenger glove box.

Fitted an after market momo steering wheel.

Headlights removed leaving just the plastic covers.

Bit lid springs and hinges are gone along with the lid release mechanism and key/lock.

Various pieces of metal are being removed wherever I can find it.

That's about it at the moment.

There are lots more things I want to do to the car but will have to wait until my new workshop is up and running as I fed up crawling about my gravel drive.

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Hi Joe
Great to know the car is still going strong. I assume that your car is as popular as ever at the track days?
Hope you get some good runs in over the summer.
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Re: 20 vt track coupe Magoo's Spec [Re: magooagain] #1630717
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Originally Posted by magooagain
I thought I would update my coupes progress. Still going strong and I'm still striving to improve the car. It's a testament to how good the coupe engine is really. This car only runs on track so that's mostly flat out in all gears.
It's also a testament to how good the support I have had from many other coupe owners from here and Europe.

My FC performance hybrid turbo and mapping is still as good as the day it was installed.

A few additions to the car have been.

Fibre Bonett
Fibre front wings
Fibre boot lid.

Things about to be installed are.
Alfa 320 calipers and discs at the front,along with 17 inch wheels.

I have removed the airbag system along with the passenger glove box.

Fitted an after market momo steering wheel.

Headlights removed leaving just the plastic covers.

Bit lid springs and hinges are gone along with the lid release mechanism and key/lock.

Various pieces of metal are being removed wherever I can find it.

That's about it at the moment.

There are lots more things I want to do to the car but will have to wait until my new workshop is up and running as I fed up crawling about my gravel drive.



Don't forget the door mirror spider Joe
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