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Old 04-09-2013   #1
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Roxy, Coupe 20V Turbo

As some of you know I also own Chalky which is my main mini monster project car. But I needed something to tinker around on and spend as little money on as possible. A reliable daily basically...

Roxy came up as a "non running" car without tax or MOT and had a fair few issues that needed urgent attention.

The gear selector was seized, meaning side to side throw was non existent. Complete strip down of the gear selector was required. Cleaned, sanded, and polished.

The clutch hydraulics were leaking everywhere so both cylinder have had to be replaced.

Complete service as all the spark plugs were mis matched and not one of them was the same. The car hasn't seen any use in over 2 years so the oils and fluids were all replaced.

Couple of small dents needed to be repaired and blended back in.

A small selection of owners manuals, and tool kits missing which have now been re equipped.

Style upgrades, front grill has been repaired and painted gloss black. The complete LE styling pack has been purchased, requires painting and fitting.

Ported and polished throttlebody with 50% of the throttle restriction removed (I didn't want to remove all of it as I wanted to be able to drive the car).

Coilpack cover has been sanded back and polished. (Tempted to just paint the main cover in wrinkle paint)

GTEC1 remap chip fitted along with a K&N pannel replacement filter.

Here is a few pictures of the car as she stands.


Grill has been refitted.








Leather interior has been repaired and is kept freshly cleaned and moisturized.




Gear selector ready to be bolted back in.


Slightly buggered clutch master cylinder.


Throttlebody prior to porting and polishing, take note of how much material there was.




Top lip has been V'd in, literally taken out 5mm of material all around. Throttle restriction mostly removed but kept some for drive ability. Hand sanded smooth with all cast imperfections removed. Hand buffed and polished to mirror finish. (Willing to do these but at a slightly increased cost over the normal ones PM for info).

I'm currently toying with the idea of possible lowering and LED tail light conversion.

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ooo a new toy! this should be interesting!
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Re: Roxy, Coupe 20V Turbo

So this weekend has been a very counter productive one, I have cut pipes, cut nuts, and broke rubbers....

Of course i'm talking about fitting a new exhaust. Here are some pictures for you to all enjoy.







Yes it's a ricer cannon, but it doesn't sound that bad to be honest.


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Re: Roxy, Coupe 20V Turbo

Get that CHOD Replaced looking nice anyway..good to see a few more coupes on FF
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Re: Roxy, Coupe 20V Turbo

20vt coupes sound awsome with a fat can on the rear :P
I WILL one day have a 20v ..vt fiat

when will roxy be out on the road?
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Very nice, makes me want to go and get mine sorted now !
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Re: Roxy, Coupe 20V Turbo

Bit of an update on Roxy.

Yes I still own her, and yes it's still an amazing car to own.

She is now sitting on a set of Borbet A Alloys 16x7.5 front, and 16x9 rear. Paired up with a set of coilovers with bravo top mounts to soften the ride a little.

Does need a service and a new exhaust manifold as mine has since cracked on the fifth branch (As per usual). New manfold will be purchased at the end of the month fingers crossed.





This picture was taken by Bedworth, thanks goes to him.

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