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    Default Since this has become the fiat thread...

    In alphabetical order:

    - Alfa Berlina 2000 '73
    - Alfa Giulia Super '65
    - Citroen ID 19 '6?
    - Citroen BX 16 Valve '90
    - Fiat 124 BC x 2, '71, '72
    - Fiat 130 Arbarth '86
    - Fiat 131 R, '81
    - Fiat 850 Sport, '6?
    - Fiat Uno Turbo series 2, '91
    - Lancia Fulvia 1.3s series 2, '71
    - VW Golf L, '77
    - VW Golf R32, '04

    As you can see, I got sensible and bought a new car with a warranty....
    Although still have the fulvia

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    Quote Originally Posted by bx16valve
    In alphabetical order:

    - Alfa Berlina 2000 '73
    - Alfa Giulia Super '65
    - Citroen ID 19 '6?
    - Citroen BX 16 Valve '90
    - Fiat 124 BC x 2, '71, '72
    - Fiat 130 Arbarth '86
    - Fiat 131 R, '81
    - Fiat 850 Sport, '6?
    - Fiat Uno Turbo series 2, '91
    - Lancia Fulvia 1.3s series 2, '71
    - VW Golf L, '77
    - VW Golf R32, '04

    As you can see, I got sensible and bought a new car with a warranty....
    Although still have the fulvia
    Very nice selection there, especially the 131 Racing and Lancia Fulvia. I take it when you say 130 Abarth you are referring to the Ritmo/Strada Abarth 130TC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyO
    Very nice selection there, especially the 131 Racing and Lancia Fulvia. I take it when you say 130 Abarth you are referring to the Ritmo/Strada Abarth 130TC?

    Troy.
    Yep, The 130 Abarth, was the Strada 130 TC. Pretty fantastic little car with plenty of grunt, and very little weight. Had awesome factory recaros which locked you in place, totally indestructible power plant, you could red line it in every gear totally happily, even by the time I sold it with 220,000kms on the clock it still used very little oil, ran superbly, and would still hit 100 in under 8 seconds....
    It did require various rust repairs, and bits of brittle plastic trim would break every now and then..

    The 131 I changed over to twin 45mm dellortos from the standard single carb. It also had a lower diff ratio than standard (the previous owner having destroyed the diff). It ran konis and lowered springs with nolethane bushes. It was a lot of fun but again required plenty of attention to the body due to rust, replacement doors, repairs to the back panel, boot floor, etc..
    I sold it back to the original 1st owner who has it wrapped up in a garage somewhere. It was used as a support car for the factory 131 Abarths that ran in the '81 New Zealand Rally. IT was the relatively plain silver/black trim combo. The ones I loved were the silver with fluoro green trim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bx16valve
    The 131 I changed over to twin 45mm dellortos from the standard single carb. It also had a lower diff ratio than standard (the previous owner having destroyed the diff). It ran konis and lowered springs with nolethane bushes. It was a lot of fun but again required plenty of attention to the body due to rust, replacement doors, repairs to the back panel, boot floor, etc..
    I sold it back to the original 1st owner who has it wrapped up in a garage somewhere. It was used as a support car for the factory 131 Abarths that ran in the '81 New Zealand Rally. IT was the relatively plain silver/black trim combo. The ones I loved were the silver with fluoro green trim.
    I was partial to the gun metal grey ones with the red trim myself. It's a shame we didn't get them over here, bullet proof cars despite the rust. At least we got the Superbrava, 2 too many doors but who's complaining.

    Did you run down or side draft carbies? I alway's wondered whether sidies would fit (my father had a set of Dellortos off an Alfetta 1.8). I finally found out about that at the recent Italian car day we had here. At Superbrava Mk2 with side draft Webers with a Strada Abarth aircleaner box and (what looked like) a Strada Abarth inlet manifold. The manifold was just thin enough to allow the whole setup to fit between the engine and the suspension strut tower.

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    They were side draft. You could buy a special manifold to do it that gave just enough clearance but you had to run a foam filter which was pretty loud (good loud, but tiring over any distance). The manifold had a weird kink in the No. 1 port to clear the distributor that certainly didn't look pretty but didn't seem to harm the performance. Other successful conversions used the twin IDF set up from the 124 BC coupe. I think this worked pretty well, cause you could use the BC long duration cams, and the distributor moved to the exhaust cam which helped with clearances.

    As far as I recall the only colour combos we got in NZ were:
    silver / black trim
    silver / green trim
    silver / blue trim
    orange / black trim
    met. blue / grey trim
    met. grey / black trim
    met. grey / green trim

    No red trim, but I have seen all sorts of repainted ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by bx16valve
    They were side draft. You could buy a special manifold to do it that gave just enough clearance but you had to run a foam filter which was pretty loud (good loud, but tiring over any distance). The manifold had a weird kink in the No. 1 port to clear the distributor that certainly didn't look pretty but didn't seem to harm the performance. Other successful conversions used the twin IDF set up from the 124 BC coupe. I think this worked pretty well, cause you could use the BC long duration cams, and the distributor moved to the exhaust cam which helped with clearances.

    As far as I recall the only colour combos we got in NZ were:
    silver / black trim
    silver / green trim
    silver / blue trim
    orange / black trim
    met. blue / grey trim
    met. grey / black trim
    met. grey / green trim

    No red trim, but I have seen all sorts of repainted ones
    We have a similar kinked manifold to suit the dellortos made by Lynx. It was to go into a 132 1800, but it never happened. But from what I could see it was too long for the 131. Either that of the filter had to be extremely thin.

    The twin IDF setup has been done, on my brothers 84 Superbrava. The only issue was that on the Australian cars, the exhaust gas recirculation went through the front of the head to the EGR valve on the standard manifold, so that had to blocked off (the EGR passthrough has actually part of the head). This was done by welding a blanking plate to the front of the 124BC manifold. Also the location of the EGR valve meant that dizzy ran off the camshaft. The 124BC aircleaner box also just fitting under the bonnet, but would sometimes rub against the bonnet when it was shut. It gave it a nice standard look under the bonnet.

    The red trim ones I have seen a british classic car magazines. It might have been orange trim (it was either that or red), I can't remember exactly. I would have to dig up the magazine article.

    Troy.

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    Car 1 - we only talk about when drunk
    Car 2 1974 DSpecial (1988- to date)
    Car 3 1956 Ford Customline (1998 - 2004)
    Car 4 1974 DSpecial (1998 - 2003)
    Car 5 1974 DS23 Safari (2002 - to date)
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    What!!! no one's had a 120Y??? or not game to admit it


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    Past -- 19?? 403 / 1974 504GL / 1972 R12TL / 1995 405SRi / 1997 406ST / 1998 306XT / 2004 406HD1 / 2008 308XSE HDi / 2008 307XSE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decca
    What!!! no one's had a 120Y??? or not game to admit it

    Decca
    Maybe Mort Subite's first car is a.....???

    I'll own up to having been passenger in one, and I did ogle a 120Y
    that had had a Leyland 4 litre V8 stuffed in the front of it, it
    handled ike a dog though....

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    damn in 10 years of driving my list is limited to :

    1996 Ford LTD DFII 5.0i V8
    2003 Citroen Xsara Coupe VTS mk3

    hmmm..
    ..senisible or deprived

    '04 Citroen Xsara VTS

    Mallala - 1:29.96

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    Default What cars have you owned?

    I also owned a ......... Purely for research. You know, like you buy the Playboy for the articles!
    Progress along the Freeway required two to three lanes. Like a yacht you had to tack to reach your destination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decca
    What!!! no one's had a 120Y??? or not game to admit it


    Decca
    They say confession is good for the soul....
    Yes, I owned a 120Y from 1978 to 1995.
    There, now I feel better...
    Worst car ever to drive in, but the b****r would never wear out!

    Past:
    1949 Austin A40... Complete with that masterpiece of Pommy engineering; Hydramech (read "nil") brakes.
    1967 Renault 10... 4 wheel disc brake heaven!
    1972 Renault 16TS....Fantastic car! Fantastic rust!
    1978 Honda Accord... More bland Nippon indestructability.
    1993 Commode door...How can so many parts fall off one car in so short a time.
    2001 Fairlane Ghia... Enough said.
    2003 Fairmont Ghia...Oh, the shame of it all.

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    You wouldn't want to know

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    In order of ownership

    1971 Morris Mini 1100K (still got it)
    1977 Lancia Beta Sedan (always liked the look of them)
    1979 Lancia HPE (loved that car, kept it for many years)
    1984 Nissan Pulsar ET turbo (impressive in it's day....it's had it's day)
    1987 Buick Century Wagon (when I lived in the US and Canada)
    1983 Toyota AE86 Sprinter - supercharged (hello oversteer)
    1990 Peugeot 405 Mi16 (my daily driver......great car)
    1991 Mazda MX5 - supercharged (the best car I've ever owned)

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    1995 Mazda MX5 - 2F Race Car
    1990 Mercedes 300TE
    1990 Mercedes 230E
    1977 Jaguar XJS V12
    1971 Morris Mini 1100K
    1967 Porsche 911S
    1957 Porsche 356A Speedster Replica

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    2004 Black 206 GTi 180

    What can I say, after the 205 GTi the 206 is my "Dream Car" and I own it.

    Next I will buy that 205 GTi...
    Clint

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    Ferodo DS2500 Racing Pads
    Green Cotton Dynatwist Induction Kit
    OZ Superturismo WRC 16" wheels

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    1. 1980 Peugeot 505 GR - sold before I finished putting in the motor

    2. 1986 Peugeot 205 GTi - ex hertz car wrecked

    3. 1989 Peugeot 205 GTi - again wrecked

    4. 1981 Peugeot 505 GR - gave to ex-girlfriend broke down regularly

    5. 1991 Peugeot 205 GTi - Put on its roof

    6. 2002 Aprilia Scooter - Sold to a bevan

    7. 1989 Peugeot 205 GTi - Dads now trashing it

    8. 2001 Peugeot 406 coupe - Dream car

    9. Who knows?? - But it will be here shortly
    Auckland NZ -
    2000 Peugeot 406 Coupe, Dark Green.
    2001 Renault Clio Sport RS, Silver.

    Brisbane Aus -
    1989 Peugeot 205 GTi, Light Blue.

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    unlike many of you here, ive only ever owned a few cars.

    1. royal blue '81 mazda 626 sedan

    2. red '92 crx del sol

    3. black '95 p306 s16

    4. silver '04 ricebox corolla (comp. car)

    4. graphite '88 p205gti s1(currently own)

    5. alphine '94 p205gti s3(currently own)
    current frogs :
    '94 s3 alpine 205GTi

    daily ding magnet: '98 1.8 16v citroen xsara


    previous frogs:

    88 S1 205GTi
    '95 306S16


    gimme corners. . .


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    Originally posted by briz205
    1. 1980 Peugeot 505 GR - sold before I finished putting in the motor

    2. 1986 Peugeot 205 GTi - ex hertz car wrecked

    3. 1989 Peugeot 205 GTi - again wrecked

    4. 1981 Peugeot 505 GR - gave to ex-girlfriend broke down regularly

    5. 1991 Peugeot 205 GTi - Put on its roof

    6. 2002 Aprilia Scooter - Sold to a bevan

    7. 1989 Peugeot 205 GTi - Dad's now trashing it

    8. 2001 Peugeot 406 coupe - Dream car

    9. Who knows?? - But it will be here shortly
    Better make it something expendable...

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    Here's my list in the last 22 years of driving;

    67 Renault 10... (puchased for $50 in 1983)
    73 Renault 16 TS......... Bloody brilliant revving engine!!
    77 Lancia HPE Excellent drivers's car...a very little rust!!!
    72 504 sed man
    78 Citroen c matic ....lovely to drive, but low geared.
    A couple of company cars
    86 505 Gti (just sold) after 10 years of ownership.
    Currently 2000 VW Caravell,e purchased in Jan this year. Very good Highway machine and not too bad to drive in the city. Caters for the other half, my three sons (including a wheel chair bound lad) perfectly!! Also nice 5 cylinder sound.

    Cheers,

    Scott

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    Ray... we are safe on the roads.. lives over the ditch

    Neural revolt. .. never heard of Hydramech brakes .. anything radical (besides not working)... peculiar to Austin?



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    Wow BX16V thats like my dream list.

    My list in 5 years is:
    - 1990 Mazda Astina SP. I just can't get rid of er.... too attached With minor suspension mods and thicker tyres it just handles too well. Wouldn't mind suiting it up for track and getting a RCS tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decca
    Ray... we are safe on the roads.. lives over the ditch

    Neural revolt. .. never heard of Hydramech brakes .. anything radical (besides not working)... peculiar to Austin?



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    A peculiarly British phenomenon; made by Girling, used on early post WW2 Pommy cars such as Austin A40,Riley RMB and some Wolseley (or was it Rover?) models.
    Consisted of hydraulic front brakes, mechanical rear.
    Braking effort distributed front/rear by a Heath Robinson device called a Bisector Unit that was a nightmare to adjust. The systems main claim to fame (besides never working properly) was that the handbrake acted on the foot pedal giving (hallelulah !), a 4 wheel parking brake .
    Only trouble was, this meant the hydraulic system was under constant pressure while the handbrake was applied and eventually fluid leaked past the front wheel cylinder seals with predictable results.
    Added to this was the twin leading shoes on the hydraulic front brakes and leading /trailing shoes on the mechanical rear brakes. This made for a hair raising experience when trying to hold the car stationery while ascending a steep hill (situation reversed; 1 leading shoe, 3 trailing).
    You can now see why I bought a Renault 10!!

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    That brake shoe arrangement was the same, of course, on every 403 and 404 up until 1968...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bx16valve
    Yep, The 130 Abarth, was the Strada 130 TC. Pretty fantastic little car with plenty of grunt, and very little weight. Had awesome factory recaros which locked you in place, totally indestructible power plant, you could red line it in every gear totally happily, even by the time I sold it with 220,000kms on the clock it still used very little oil, ran superbly, and would still hit 100 in under 8 seconds....
    It did require various rust repairs, and bits of brittle plastic trim would break every now and then..

    The 131 I changed over to twin 45mm dellortos from the standard single carb. It also had a lower diff ratio than standard (the previous owner having destroyed the diff). It ran konis and lowered springs with nolethane bushes. It was a lot of fun but again required plenty of attention to the body due to rust, replacement doors, repairs to the back panel, boot floor, etc..
    I sold it back to the original 1st owner who has it wrapped up in a garage somewhere. It was used as a support car for the factory 131 Abarths that ran in the '81 New Zealand Rally. IT was the relatively plain silver/black trim combo. The ones I loved were the silver with fluoro green trim.
    For what it's worth, I saw (and heard!!) factory 131 Abarths in the Safari rally and other minor rallies in Kenya in 1979 or 80. To this day, I've heard little to match them. A genuine WOW!!!!!

    JohnW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell
    Better make it something expendable...
    Of course ray I'm thinking a 504 with a big steel cage around it. Maybe retro fit airbags to it. I'm pretty good nowadays haven't writen of a car for 3 years.

    Nick
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    2000 Peugeot 406 Coupe, Dark Green.
    2001 Renault Clio Sport RS, Silver.

    Brisbane Aus -
    1989 Peugeot 205 GTi, Light Blue.

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    '91 blue hyundai lantra - mitsubishi 4g63 2.0l engine, konis etc... - Stolen
    '87 silver 205gti - Sold for gti6
    '99 nile blue 306 gti6, exhaust, intake, omp suspension. - hit by driveshaft on freeway $25,000 worth of damage
    '98 black gti6, only had it since janurary already spent two months with the motor apart just back on road here comes fun

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