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Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers #1652555
19/08/2021 16:12
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Not sure if this should be here or in Coupé Related Chat...
Whilst at the Silverstone Classic I stopped by the Mike Brewer car clinic stage just as he was saying what cars he'd like to 'restore' confused I thought he said a Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo.

Turns out that was a clever way of advertising what's in his new series as I went to have a chat when the show was closing Mike said he's already done one. He said it will be aired on the Discovery channel in October (I forget the date). I'll have to wait for it to come to free to air tv.
Anyone on here sold him theirs?


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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652556
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That's a bit of a shame, I'd heard one of the restoration shows was doing a Coupe, and kind of hoped it was any of them except Wheeler Dealers! Think the Car SOS chaps would have done a good job...... Still, great to see it's going to be on one of the programmes.

Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Che] #1652557
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Originally Posted by Che
That's a bit of a shame, I'd heard one of the restoration shows was doing a Coupe, and kind of hoped it was any of them except Wheeler Dealers! Think the Car SOS chaps would have done a good job.


Quite! I'd trust Car Sosage to do a decent job.


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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652568
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It was seen outside the workshop back in March - https://twitter.com/AutoPap/status/1367162291385479168


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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: andyps] #1652569
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Ooooh, a sprint blue one cool


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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652582
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Ah, so that's the one that went for a remap at Celtic tuning. And that people have been alluding to on Facebook.

I'll watch the program with interest, although they had a bad patch, I think wheeler dealers is a decent show, even without Edd.

Any PR is good PR, maybe I shouldn't have sold the silver bullet?!

Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652584
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I had the same conversation with Mike Brewer about a coupe restoration, and he said - three years ago, just after Ed left and Ant joined - that they'd already done one, expect to see it soon, but no date.

So I'm taking a pinch of salt with this one...


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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652602
23/08/2021 12:32
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Just seen the trailer for the new series on Twitter - https://twitter.com/DiscoveryUK/status/1429771233378410496 - looks like they are showing how a Coupe is quicker than a Ferrari 348.


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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652605
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I'll look forward to that !

Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652610
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Brewer looks a fat git, he’s getting bigger every series. laugh


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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652611
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Hopefully should be good.


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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652679
27/08/2021 16:23
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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652805
04/09/2021 09:07
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I just saw this trailer for the new series on the TV and came straight here lol. Quite looking forward to this I must say!



Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652902
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This is available now, watched the first part of it this morning over breakfast. Seems the episode is just focused on modifying for more power.

Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Che] #1652905
13/09/2021 15:59
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Find Italia Autos on utube for several episodes of a Coupe restoration.


Coupe sold 7 Sept 2021. Sad day.
Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: DavidFoster] #1652906
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Already watched them all smile

Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652907
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Just watched the episode on Discovery catch up.

I think Mike is bullsh***ing somewhat when he says they have created the fastest Coupe in the UK chinny


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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652916
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Just watched it, shocking is all I can say. Only mention of rust to look for was the top mounts he said &#129322; It was terrible IMHO.

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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652917
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Aye I agree, not enough information regarding underbody rust. Up on the ramp and a look underneath would’ve been good. The exhaust manifold looked like one of those cheap ones that eventually fell apart. To cap it all, Brewer screaming like a Lassie when the Coop was put through its paces silly

Watched the episode about the mini as well, Brewer getting in and out of the wee car, not a pretty sight.. crazy


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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652918
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Gotta love the maths on that programme ... its always been the same. £50 to refurb 4 wheels and tint the windows (not in the world i live in). I think my biggest 'Yeah mate' moment had to be right at the end when he 'sells' the car to the guy that originally wanted it for 6 grand ! hahaha how convenient.

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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652919
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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Rosso] #1652920
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Originally Posted by Rosso
Bring back Edd China


https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=edd+china%27s+workshop+diaries


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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: williamsdad] #1652923
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Originally Posted by williamsdad
Gotta love the maths on that programme ... its always been the same. £50 to refurb 4 wheels and tint the windows (not in the world i live in). I think my biggest 'Yeah mate' moment had to be right at the end when he 'sells' the car to the guy that originally wanted it for 6 grand ! hahaha how convenient.


Indeed, but you have to remember this is a TV show, it is what it is. Some parts are staged, all that said I do like to see the finished article smile


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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652948
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You would hope people do their own research on these things. Everyone on this forum knows not to touch a SS manifold and those water jets were just comical from a F1 mechanic


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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652963
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Here is a link to the programmed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQhAJ24Yq6k

Judge for yourselves


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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: PeteP] #1652968
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For me much better than I feared.

As Morrison said earlier any PR is good PR


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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652970
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"Some people have had 'em over three hundred horsepower!"

I knew there was a reason I no longer watched that show... (also, take Brewer out of the car and the power to weight ratio goes right up!)


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Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1652978
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I enjoyed it and love Wheeler Dealers but I wonder if they researched this piece about 20 years ago and never got round to finding a Coupe until now?
Back then cambelt changes and turbo mods were all the rage and "Baby Ferrari" was a thing people said. CHODs hadn't been invented.
If you were looking for rust it would be suspension turrets and door bottoms but you wouldn't find any there on the Coupe.

Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Ali_and_Marvin] #1653008
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Whoa whoa whoa,

300 freakin' BHP?
Taking a chip out of the ecu by brain surgery??
Customising a turbo?

No wonder GB leads the world if F1 technologies - 'innit.

The programme was disappointing and doubt it will bring any extra love to the marque.

Regards MM

Re: Mike Brewers Wheeler Dealers [Re: Master_Mariner] #1653012
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Originally Posted by Master_Mariner


The programme was disappointing and doubt it will bring any extra love to the marque.



Exactly this. Pushing the car as a cheap way to go fast isn't going to do us any favours.

I'm not sure where they placed the microphone, but I've never heard a 20v Turbo sound that ropey. What the hell was that exhaust about too rofl


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