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https://www.fiatforum.com/classified...?product=34942



I'll not be bothering with the supercharger. September's track day is sold out so there's not a great deal of point continuing the project.

So in March with the bangle grinder wheels my best lap time was 1.30.4
In June with around 480 spent on the car (400 for the wheels) 1.24.8

That's less than a hundred Pounds per second. As performance enhancements go that's pretty bloody good.

I need a "sensible" daily driver and have been offered an awesome 133 project. Time to move on.
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400 wheels?



Worth it.
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As it's Sunday. I have nothing to report. But here goes anyway.

The Bravo has been back on daily driver duties. A couple of silly offers and critique from the advert but again nothing worth mentioning.



Picked up a really rather nice and bordering on grown up Alfa 156 V6 yesterday.

New daily so either the Bravo can become more track focused or sold and I get something more track focused.
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get my hgt bought for track liquid knight ;-)
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get my hgt bought for track liquid knight ;-)
If it was a driver (on the road) I would have.
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lmao wouldn't be for sale if it was lol shell is perfectly fine 10 month mot Jus chuck a 20vt in an keep hush lol registered as 2.0
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lmao wouldn't be for sale if it was lol shell is perfectly fine 10 month mot Jus chuck a 20vt in an keep hush lol registered as 2.0
That's the beauty of the conversion. The capacity should be the same so just declare the new engine number to the DVLA and they'll assume it's a like for like swap.

I would be tempted to drop a stroked Stilo Abarth in there to make it 2.7 with forged pistons good for 600hp.
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Re-Yellow'd or de-Abarth'd?



See the not grumpy thread for the reason why.
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Re: Broom Yellow HLX

im all about vanilla, but i would keep the spoke alloys, i'm not a big fan of the coupe wheels.
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im all about vanilla, but i would keep the spoke alloys, i'm not a big fan of the coupe wheels.
Me to. But the 400 I paid for the set I can't afford to replace them if I hit another pot hole. Not that I'll be able to find a set 4x98mm anyway.
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Good news, bad news.

A place has come up for the September track day so I am going.



I have reyellowed the car and pretty much sold the OZ's.

Still nine weeks to find an alternative set.
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Well the Bangle Grinder wheels are sold via the forum and will be ready for delivery Sunday.

But...


It will be the last ride in the Bravo for me. She's sold and I'll be dropping her off and collecting a new just as yellow Fiat on the way home.

It is no exaggeration when I say my Bravo has been one of the best all round cars I have ever owned. From a boot full of stuff to a race track she has done everything and more than I could have possibly expected for such a bargain buy.

Sure I had to replace a few things to keep her on the road and had to do a few things to make her keep up with more focused stuff on the track but she got me home and back to work the next day while those focused cars were loaded on to trailers and needed repairs.

A brilliant car and that is what I am passing on to someone else.

As for what's coming next? Be on the look out for Guff III

I have some unfinished business to attend to. Wooooooo-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaa!
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Well that was unexpected.

The expansion tank blew on the Alfa as she was being driven to her new home (probably being thrashed to see how fast she'll go).

The deal for the Bravo fell through because the chap who wanted it has a hp van that broke down and needs cash to get it collected and fixed as the warranty isn't worth the tree they killed to print it on.

So the Bravo is staying for a while longer.
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