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    Hey guys,

    I had a Fuego motor that was sitting outside a workshop im Macleod, that myseriously vanished.

    If anyone has heard about where it may have gone, or who may have grabbed it, I would love to know.

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    There must be some black market for Fuego stuff, the same thing happened with a Fuego block I left out once :-). Likely to be found at the end of the rainbow where all the odd socks from the washer are I reckon.

    Any idea of the engine number so it can be traced?

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    Nah no idea of engine number.

    I didn't think to grab it when I was wrecking the car.

    Oh well.. Just a bugger I went to all of that effort to take it out, then had to pay to have the car removed, as it was no longer up to weight.

    Someone must have needed it more than me I guess.

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    I wonder if the person that had the Fuego on gas just around the corner from you in Macleod picked the motor up, thinking it had been abandoned?

    Worth a try anyway. you never know. I take it that you checked with the owner of the property that he or she didn't get it cleared away? Its not the sort of thing that is in short supply and one you would expect to walk by way of a casual sneak thief.

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    Yea true, thanks for the suggestion.
    As he is running LPG he may have a tired motor by now???

    I got it moved it off the property before I left, to the over the road, so I doubt that the owner has done anything with it.

    The plan was to put it on blocks and work it as not to take my car off the road.. but its off the road at the moment.

    I still have that Fuego I purchased from your friend, but never ended up getting her registered. I am thinking of selling it actually. The only thing I have done with it is put a new guard on it and roughly banged out the bonnet. The bolt holes toward the front of the car don't meet up, but all the damage is isolated to the very front corner, before the weld. probably easiest to cut that bit off a wreck, and re-weld it I recon. Besides that its a very straight car.

    I really have to get rid of it if I buy this Dauphine, and I was even thinking the Fuego motor could have possibly gone in the back. Now that would have been over powered.

    That motor only had 80k on it.. poor little car didnt get driven much before it was smashed.

    No point crying over spilt milk,

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    Why would a motor on LPG be tired?

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    OK, its a big assumption.

    I dont know.. doesn't running LPG lessen the life of a motor?

    Granted, the douvrin motors are pretty bulletproof.

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    LPG is kinder on the bores... it's certainly more demanding on valve seats, but an engine built with valve seats for unleaded will have no problem at all.

    Where it really wins is that it doesn't wash the oil down the bores, and it can't put a solvent into the oil.

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    you just have to work the motor harder to get anything out of it
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    Hardly noticeable...

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    except for maybe the lack of space left in the hatch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo
    you just have to work the motor harder to get anything out of it
    Bahhh...

    If you raise the compression ratio to the same detonation threshold as petrol, you will usually equal if not increase engine power without any other mods....

    Anyway, I can see this thread getting sidetracked.

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    LPG aside, if anyone finds themselves throwing a fuego engine in melbourne, let me know.

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