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STEVIE BOY
post 1st January 2019 11:18
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Mines getting a new raggazon exhaust centre and back, it's arrived!

Santa just chucked it in my garage.
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post 1st January 2019 11:45
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well, Thankyou for asking; Stevie..

(It's hard to get a sense of scale on that exhaust box!- it looks like it could be the size of a bed!- lucky the reindeer could manage it, eh?)

2019 for me on the 146.gif is about moving forwards against age.

I don't want it to be a 'good example', which is currently is, albeit a bit tatty (as per age)- I want it to be really ace.


I'm going to be looking at probably;

* a two-thirds respray (£1500?)

* a replacement crank sensor (£70 fitted?)

* finally getting the A/C fixed (£100)

* boot floor-seam corrosion treatment (£-)

* source some final trim, before it's too late (£30)

* get my euro-spec rear cabin vent actually plumbed into the ventilation-plant at the front (£-)

* tidy-up my wiring for oil pressure & temperature instrumentation; under the bonnet (£-)

* fit those undertray rear-fixing points (£-)

* bit of inner wing corrosion treatment at the front (£-)

* maybe look at more efficient, more modern headlamp lamps (anybody tried these LEDs?) (£60)

* see if it's possible to get 'new' old-stock door rain-screen foam sheets, for behind the door cards. (£150?)

* find someone to take seriously my over fuelling issue (£200?)

* start to look at what it would really take to try for a six-speed gearbox (£££££££ !)


That's the minimum scenario, before I start getting into revised brakes and speakers.

I've decided I'm going to sell my FIAT Coupé this year; I might buy a Fiorano van- it's funny how you want different things as you get older, eh?!

Also- in 2019- we should be trying for some kind of group meetup (but; that's another thread)

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post 3rd January 2019 15:13
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My to-do list is quite short at the moment:

1) fit cambelt kit and waterpump

2) drive it A LOT!

Beyond that, a respray is a consideration (although I'll definitely get the bonnet resprayed as it's a MESS).

And after 2) I might be in the market for a suspension refresh or upgrade.

(And Happy New Year, all - hope you had a good Xmas break!)

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post 3rd January 2019 19:39
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Well , mines in the sprayers, there was a thin line of rust 8 inches or so, at the edge of the roof, as it touches the door rubber, sprayer says he would need to do the whole roof, I left it with him re the gypsy damage to my rear quarter panel. Need to get in touch with him. So mine might end up with a 30% or 40% respray!!

So aside from my exhaust:

All new pads and discs

New brake pipe to rear

New wishbones at front

All above I have the kit.

Then I have an inkling my knock sensor is not 100%, do they degrade I.e. still work but not optimally as they age?

I'm up for any get together!!
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post 4th January 2019 10:55
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what symptoms lead you to suspect your knock sensor, Stevie..?
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post 5th January 2019 20:29
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Well mine's SORN now until April probably (or when the last of the salt on the roads has gone). Then I think I'll get the AC fixed as it was a tad warm last summer. The car could do with a full body dent removal and respray really, but realistically I'll just settle with the front bumper and grill. It was always planned as a rescue rather than a restoration and the trouble with me is that if I get it looking too good, I'll get paranoid about driving and parking it.
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post 5th January 2019 21:15
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Mine is to get the Supersprint exhaust manifold on in time for Spring

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They made this at the Supersprint factory especially for my bella! That's what's great about Italy. They just said they'd make one up and ship it over. They did not have a 1996 June built 145 manifold (which is different to a '96 July 145!)

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To eventually, after 2 years, fit my Momo steering wheel.

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In addition a Jenfey itb throttle body.

Re-routing my air intake with a carbon air box. Would require quite a bit of rerouting. Not sure it will make that much difference as I've got a good cold air flow already. Purely aesthetic.

Some Colombo Barrani cams would be good. Cylinder head flowed and a lightened crank flywheel. Costs: £2000+

That chip that has a 8 to 10 bhp increase.

A proper front spiltter and my OZ Superleggeras on after purschasing them 5 years ago!

Loads of real carbon fibre to replace anything.

A Ganz sticker on the side window.. lol! Why not.

Other than the mods it would be great to meet up with some of you gentlemen at this year's events.

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post 6th January 2019 11:44
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For me, first job will be MOT - due on 11/01/18. To that end, fit NOS headlights and get the dent in N/S sill sorted and trim repaired/replaced.

Fitted a DAB radio some time back, but the windscreen antenna is crap, so combined FM/DAB roof aerial is planned. Also, replace Bose front speakers, as I'm driving them from normal radio! Intended to fit Bose system, but only after purchasing 147 sub/amp & rear speakers did I realise I needed whole wiring loom. Decided to abandon that and just upgrade front speakers.

Use it! It's been a bit neglected the last 6 months since the temporary addition of a 124 Spider to the fleet (leased) - the theory is by the time the lease expires, the X1/9 will be done laugh.gif

Happy and safe New Year to all
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post 6th January 2019 22:14
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ah, the eternal X1/9 question! I can't wait to see that rolling..

(Did I ask you already; if you know a guy called Jim R. in Edinburgh who also runs an X11/9, Steve?)


Hey Ganz- if you get those stickers made- I want one! I've started to think of you as a tuning-brand!!
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 4th January 2019 10:55) *
what symptoms lead you to suspect your knock sensor, Stevie..?



I don't think it is dodgy after a bit of googling, I thought I could hear a bit of knocking, occasionally , and then I thought I wonder whether the sensor slowly degrades, but apparently they're pretty long lasting.

Anyway she's back from sprayers! Now I have two cars at work!
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Well last year my car got a cambelt change, new rear shocks, rear discs, an alternator, top suspension mounts, no welding thankfully, so I'm hoping this year just a service and 2 rear tyres

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Mine is to get the Supersprint exhaust manifold on in time for Spring

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They made this at the Supersprint factory especially for my bella! That's what's great about Italy. They just said they'd make one up and ship it over. They did not have a 1996 June built 145 manifold (which is different to a '96 July 145!)

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To eventually, after 2 years, fit my Momo steering wheel.


That looks bloody sexy, can I ask how much

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some line up Stevie- well done!


those steering wheels are pretty ace actually- you never get tired of holding that...
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 6th January 2019 22:14) *
ah, the eternal X1/9 question! I can't wait to see that rolling..

(Did I ask you already; if you know a guy called Jim R. in Edinburgh who also runs an X11/9, Steve?)
Hey Ganz- if you get those stickers made- I want one! I've started to think of you as a tuning-brand!!


I'm not sure I do know a Jim R - I know a Ewan in Glasgow (I think), who has many X1/9s, sadly most were not roadworthy. He also had a barchetta at one point
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a FIAT Barchetta?

Fascinating...
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 6th January 2019 22:14) *
ah, the eternal X1/9 question! I can't wait to see that rolling..

(Did I ask you already; if you know a guy called Jim R. in Edinburgh who also runs an X11/9, Steve?)
Hey Ganz- if you get those stickers made- I want one! I've started to think of you as a tuning-brand!!


laugh.gif That's funny. I'm on it biggrin.gif


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post 13th January 2019 10:19
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something like;

my car is faster; because I know Ganz!
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Suspension being rebuilt. New arms on the front with OEM Monroe shocks and springs - mine was ridiculoulsy low. Refurb kit for rear arms, Monroes again and a Fiat Coupe ARB (rear only). Some of the bolts are putting up a fight - my mate is starting to regret taking the job on.
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