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PEX - my return to cinq ownership

Well I've been out of the cento game a fair while now but yesterday I went and picked up PEX to start a new cento adventure.

Sure many will know him already, I'm not going to go into every single detail in this first post. But a quick rundown: it's fully stripped inside, buckets, harnesses, custom cage. It's on avo coilovers, had pgt3 front brakes, Oz racing wheels. Arch extensions, skirts, lancia delta bonnet vent, zender spoiler, carbon front splitter. Engines a wolf racing engine, which is a 1242 block, the rotating assembly has all been balanced and has a knife-edged crank with a lightened flywheel. A ported and flowed p75 head, I believe cam is a reground 866. Intake is a carbon dexcraft bob with BMC CDA. Exhaust is a 421 manifold, custom mid section with 200 cell high flow cat and a sportex centre exit back box. It's painted white and blue with red bumpers and bodykit, with martini inspired stripes and loads of decals. Think that covers most the general things about it.

Don't have a set plan for it, was all rather an impromptu and unplanned acquisition lol.

Feels good to be in a cinq again!

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Re: PEX - my return to cinq ownership

Chris.....if you remove the coilpack holder, the end of the cam will be stamped up if it's a WDR spec cam ground by Piper, it'll say BP285 or BP270 etc.

I have asked Piper about the specs but they don't have any records of the cams but they are more than happy to measure it for you for a cost.... I did it myself.
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Cheers Brooky, I do want to open this engine up for a look at some point. It's not that I don't trust it's not what I've been told but I'd like to have a look over it myself.

Well, first update, sticky throttle.. Apparently some "specialist" had looked at this and couldn't figure it out.
So took bob off top, had a quick look and everything looked okay, took the throttle cable off, which is brand new, and then the flap snapped shut as it should.
So I thought this has to be something sticking in the cable or the pedal itself. Both look fine, move freely.
It was now time to take the throttle body right off for a closer look, and on inspection I noticed a mark where a spring would sit on the cam the cable joins to.. rummage in parts that came with car uncovered a spare throttle body and yep, that has 2 springs and is way harder to turn.
So quickly swap them over and presto, the pedal doesn't just stay where it was when you stopped pressing it, which made the drive home the other quite interesting lol.

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Re: PEX - my return to cinq ownership

Few little bits done

Removed the 2nd air filter
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Decided to have a look why the interior fan wasn't working.. so after taking car apart and doing some electrical tested turned out there was a missed plug behind the dash, so that was easy.
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The speedo isn't working so while that was out i twiddled the speedo bit and the speedo moved, so probably not the actual clocks. The speedo drive cable is all new so not likely that.. So looks like I'm changing another speedo worm drive, don't think I've had a Cento and not replaced this piece.
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I'll fit that up soon and finger crossed that's the issue, will be obvious when I take old one out though lol.
Anyhow, while clocks were out I pulled the white carbon wrap off the surround and the mobil1 sticker off the tacho.
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And some more blacking of stuff, the wiper..
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Bare metal'd
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Primed
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Painted
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....and the wrong clear, sigh
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Start again..
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Won't bore you with the whole process again, but ta da, one black arm with a new Bosch flat blade wiper
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There is some more updates soon, but parcelfarce has the parcel so god knows when it'll arrive.
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Re: PEX - my return to cinq ownership

Well parcelfarce finally managed to get my parcel to me.

Full flexeo hose kit in black silicone, had my eyes on these for while, even back when I had a Cento but with the pipes being slightly different on my turbo and 16v I had previously I couldn't justify it as I'd would have had to cut and chop them up to fit.

Bit of luck I'll find time to fit these at the weekend, and I suppose then remove the samco stickers off the car lol.
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