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Basically this is a blog of thoughts and ideas about Imola Blue's development. Main stuff will be on the Cinq/Sei forum, but will be linked to here.
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    Engine

    Paracord! Or string if you don't have paracord. I first tied it to something solid (I used the gearbox bolt hole), then wrapped it so that it "intertwined" with the flywheel teeth, then tied it back up to the hole. May take a few goes "intertwining" it but once it locks it locks

    If you need more clarification on what I mean I can draw up an illustration for you.
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    Posted 07-02-2008 at 21:56 by col7104 col7104 is offline
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    Inlet thoughts

    Put an add in the classifieds for a set of oil squirters from a uno turbo. Looks as though some of the Volvo turbos may have used something similar (maybe better -- the Volvo ones seem to have a check valve so you don't loose so much oil pressure at low revs.

    Meantime some work on Yellow, especially the alarm and on Orange's front bumper. I hate the smell of polyester resin!
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    Posted 17-03-2007 at 02:11 by fingers99 fingers99 is offline
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    Inlet thoughts

    Won some cheap head bolts from eBay. They're 9mm x 1.25. Aaron recons they're same diameter and pitch as VW Lupo, and although the Lupo is about the only VW ARP don't make head studs for, they do make them for other VWs in 9mm, and I'd be surprised if they were not the same pitch.

    So, when I have a spare 100 in my pocket (off sick and skint at the moment) I'll go over to Tweeks and do some measuring.
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    Posted 09-03-2007 at 11:37 by fingers99 fingers99 is offline
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    Inlet thoughts

    I very nearly got a series 1 1241 12v inlet manifold complete off eBay,but someone outbid me.

    Decided that there will be two phases to the rebuild:

    1. Repair the damage (includes headstuds, solid gasket, new pistons). Run it in over 1000 miles or so, slowly stepping up the boost to something like 1 bar.

    2. The dirtier bits: 1400 clutch and flywheel, 15" wheels, oil spray to base of pistons, aftermarket ECU (still undecided), bigger intercooler, more boost.
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    Posted 05-03-2007 at 22:27 by fingers99 fingers99 is offline
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    Inlet thoughts

    In respones to the mini question "Uno 45?"
    Yes... IIRC, mines from an I.E. anyway an is the same manifold.
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    Posted 05-03-2007 at 17:32 by SkinzCinqSporting SkinzCinqSporting is offline