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Re: My Sporting 1.2 16v in black

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Aww man, im glad you bought it back!
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bar the required welding thats not that bad at all really.. The rest of it easy and cheap to fix, and i suspect with a service and an italian tune up it would pass emissions as its wasn't far off passing as it is.
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This thread could be a good short film:P

Glad you bought this little car back.lol. Looking forward to seeing what you do with her
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Bit of an overdue update, as was probably guessed the car has sat there for a while now. I bought a Subaru Imprezza, my little girl started eating my time and she has been sat out the back of my uncles garage untouched for a while now.

Times change however, my partner and I have unfortunately parted, I unfortunately wrote the Subaru off the same night (bugger) and these two unfortunate things mean new life for the little punto.

I brought myself a Mk4 Vauxhall Astra just to use whilst my claim went through and I decided what I wanted to do. Skip forward just over a month and I've just sold the Astra for a tidy little profit and have arranged to pick up a 2L 16V turbo Coupe at 08:30 tomorrow morning in Devon (so another bloody early morning for me then).

Can anybody guess what's about to happen?
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bar the required welding thats not that bad at all really.. The rest of it easy and cheap to fix, and i suspect with a service and an italian tune up it would pass emissions as its wasn't far off passing as it is.
Well before I sold her she had a new flexi pipe and lambda sensor.. I'm assuming is because its been sat for a few months without running and also when she was in use it was to go less than 2 miles down the road to work and back.. Hardly ever getting up to temperature.. I wonder if a good blast out on the way to the MOT centre would do her some good..
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Re: My Sporting 1.2 16v in black

should do, particularly in this case, get everything good and hot and at operating temperature for a prolonged period will burn off unwanted deposit build ups.

I'd let it warm up on idle, then go 'the long way' to the MOT test station with lots of heavy right foot or if you can get it on dual carriageway or motorway hold it in a low gear so its at high revs for a while.
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should do, particularly in this case, get everything good and hot and at operating temperature for a prolonged period will burn off unwanted deposit build ups.

I'd let it warm up on idle, then go 'the long way' to the MOT test station with lots of heavy right foot or if you can get it on dual carriageway or motorway hold it in a low gear so its at high revs for a while.
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Re: My Sporting 1.2 16v in black

So to update, I have picked up the Coupe, I'll try to download the forum app on my phone so I can upload you some pictures.. Cracking little car and I love the way this handles, I'm tempted to look into a 20VT as a daily driver..

The 16VT isn't without is problems though. The back box has collapsed and the internals were hanging out accompanied by a lack of power by the time I got home. A simple, temporary fix will be either punching the internals out or just disconnecting the backbox. The car doesn't feel as though it has a turbo so I'm hoping that changes once I've cleared it all out and the car can breathe again.

I'm supposed to be at the garage on Thursday to look at the fog light loom and hopefully get that working for the Punto's MOT. If I have spare time I'll see about maybe cutting the box open to empty then weld her back up.

Hopefully pictures up in a few mins, if not tonight when I'm back at home
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Yay, pictures as promised. Just a few coupe snaps, I'll treat her to a clean and show you more at the weekend.

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I've pulled a small carrier bags worth out, it feels slightly better but I know there's still so much in there!
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Re: My Sporting 1.2 16v in black

can't be many 16vt left now, hardly ever see them for sale anymore... that said if i were you i'd be really tempted to get a 20vt and drop the 16vt engine in the punto
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Re: My Sporting 1.2 16v in black

I've found just 1 over the last month.. Hence I went to Devon and snapped it up seeing as it's been well looked after. I have receipts for over 25k of mechanical work since purchase and this one has done just 11,000 since 2004.

I'm not sure if I should put a 20VT in this shell as I know it's solid of just to buy one and use what's left of this for spares..

Either way this engine is going in the Punto, it's the only reason I got the car!

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Is there a manual clock version? Or is that just some custom work?
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Re: My Sporting 1.2 16v in black

i would guess the centre is custom just by looking at it, i'm no coup aficionado myself though.

and good man, i have always fancied a 16vt punto

Whether you drop a 20vt in this or get a 20vt and just keep that i guess depends largely on whether you find a really nice 20vt for a good price or whether you end up with one thats tatty round the edges.. My advice would be to concentrate on one car, get the punto done and finished and then come back to the coup situation - 2 ongoing projects in tandem is never a good idea imo.
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Ah, yes Punto is my project. I plan now to drive the coupe until May when I will replace her and use the engine in the Punto.. Until then though project Punto only goes as far as an MOT and some dirt cheap motoring weekdays due to the tiny engine and lack of weight.

Just tempted to replace with a 20VT or buy a 20VT engine ready to put straight in place of the 16VT when I drag it out.

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I've found just 1 over the last month.. Hence I went to Devon and snapped it up seeing as it's been well looked after. I have receipts for over 25k of mechanical work since purchase and this one has done just 11,000 since 2004.

I'm not sure if I should put a 20VT in this shell as I know it's solid of just to buy one and use what's left of this for spares..

Either way this engine is going in the Punto, it's the only reason I got the car!

Here help me out..

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Is there a manual clock version? Or is that just some custom work?
To answer my own question;

Late 1996, the interior also got an update. Some find it rather strange that it was the Pininfarina designed element that got updated rather than the exterior. But the new central console with analogue clock, new door cards, new handle bars at the B-pillar, radiator grill with rib design and a third brake light went down well with the buyers.

Courtesy of http://www.fccuk.org/?navi=THE%20CAR&page=1.8%2016V
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