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Old 11-11-2017   #361
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Re: Broom Yellow HLX

Sorry to just butt in but I must say, I so envy the fact that you can put any motor in your cars over there! Here we can only swap the motor for one with up to 20% more power and pretty much only if the manufacturer produced a version of the same model with a bigger engine. Which is why most people just turbocharge or port their engines, which seems to be considerably more pricey than just slipping a new one in (how would you turbocharge a NA 1.242 anyway?!?).

In any case, good luck with your car Liquid!
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Old 21-11-2017   #362
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How bad is the bravo underneath?
Like the underwater pictures of the Titanic but without the fish. The reason I bought Adrians Bravo and was going to keep old yellow as a pile of spares.

Sadly Adrian's was terminal structurally and my Bravo has caught up.

https://www.fiatforum.com/classified...?product=35146



Still didn't stop some thieving twuntbag tying to steal my cat'.



I drove almost five hundred miles yesterday without incident and couldn't make it off my drive today.
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Sorry to just butt in but I must say, I so envy the fact that you can put any motor in your cars over there! Here we can only swap the motor for one with up to 20% more power and pretty much only if the manufacturer produced a version of the same model with a bigger engine. Which is why most people just turbocharge or port their engines, which seems to be considerably more pricey than just slipping a new one in (how would you turbocharge a NA 1.242 anyway?!?).

In any case, good luck with your car Liquid!
It's not quite that straight forward. We have authorities who need to be appraised and bribed with leek soup.

I wouldn't bother fitting a turbo to the 1242cc 16V engine. It's pretty high compression and the valves don't like boost. If it were an 8V you would start with the Van Aaken style kit from the Cinquecento and modify it to fit.
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Re: Broom Yellow HLX

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Like the underwater pictures of the Titanic but without the fish. The reason I bought Adrians Bravo and was going to keep old yellow as a pile of spares.

Sadly Adrian's was terminal structurally and my Bravo has caught up.

https://www.fiatforum.com/classified...?product=35146



Still didn't stop some thieving twuntbag tying to steal my cat'.



I drove almost five hundred miles yesterday without incident and couldn't make it off my drive today.
Blimey! That's quite a hole in the floor!
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That's why she's up for spares in the classifieds.

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You must be quite saddened at its approaching death?
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Yes but hopeful that as many parts as possible will be helping other Bravo's continue.

With the modifications I made for the track, cat' thief splitting my flexipipe and rust she's way beyond economical repair. But doesn't owe me a Penny.
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What's the next daily driver going to be then?
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You call that a hole?
This is a hole, before any cleanup.
Almost cut my lines when playing with Remstiger so it grew a little in diameter.

Not that hard of a fix, atleast not on mine as the rear part before the crossmember was solid.
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If the Coupe 16V turbo hadn't vandalised itself I would be stripping, welding and painting the old girl but that valve was the last straw.
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If anyone needs any parts let me know before the car is collected.
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The last ride in my Bravo I took a great county lane with a humpback bridge that's good for fifteen to twenty feet of air depending how fast you are going.

Obviously for the record that is a silly thing to do on a public road as you can damage your vehicle, easily lose control, crash or damage the road/bridge/stuff around.

Someone in a similar car matching my description (a-hem) landed the other side of the bridge and the car was making a clunky thumpy sound the rest of the way home.





The plastic lower spring locator disc with a pin in the middle had shattered and the spring itself was only just on the car.

Just as well I didn't; I mean that driver didn't go back for another go.
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Breaking for parts this weekend.

Get your orders in before it's gone.
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Rust In Peace yellow Bravo
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