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Its half Euro.

 

tchiyeah...nah....brah....

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Its half Euro.

 

tchiyeah...nah....brah....

 

wait till you see the aston martin front bar.

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By that logic, every kent with M3-style mirrors is driving a BMW.

 

Yeah, no!

 

I vote to have this and the last 3 posts deleted from this thread.

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Its half Euro.

 

tchiyeah...nah....brah....

 

wait till you see the aston martin front bar.

 

 

Ass Clown

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By that logic, every kent with M3-style mirrors is driving a BMW.

 

Yeah, no!

 

I vote to have this and the last 3 posts deleted from this thread.

 

agreed in all aspects...just for reference

 

this is still a 180:

 

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despiste its CLK front end and CLK rear end...

 

this has been todays lesson...

 

kthxbi

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By that logic, every kent with M3-style mirrors is driving a BMW.

 

I have a Nissan turbo and Subaru intercooler in my Italian car... :ph34r:

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for the driver or the car?

 

Driver!! MUST. HAVE. A. C. :blush:

 

does the ac work in any italian made car lol

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My Euro Ride!

 

1997 MK3 GL Golf

 

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Pretty stock at the moment besides the VR6 tinted taillights and one VR6 headlight!

 

Soon to get stereo, wheels (15x7 Buddy Club P1s), new sus (springs, shocks, swaybars and strutbrace), VR6 deep euro front lip and some bits and pieces painted up :)

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sorry to bring up an old thread, but heres my euro, a '79 Fiat X19

 

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Right now its in the middle of a full bare metal restoration. The shell is around at the body shop now, in addition to the bare metal repsray they are welding in some new panels, making new sills and welding them in and doing some other smoothing and refining of the body. 100% rust free when they finish! They will be painting the body, interior, engine bay, both boots and the full underside of the car.

 

Im going turbo with it, and putting probably a GT25 on the 1500engine with fuel injection and microtech ECU.

 

Have started to assemble some parts for it, have sitting next to me 4 Willwood 4 piston calipers with braided lines and Wilwood track day pads (farking big brakes for the size of car!), a pair of Sparco race seats, brake bias valve, GReddy boost controller, Autometer guages, sump baffle and some other things i cant remeber right now.

 

In a few weeks I'll be ordering full coilovers with Eibach springs and Koni double adjustable shocks which will be porn. Will also get a pair of 3" 6 point harnesses (as car will be mainly used for supersprints and hillclimb), rear harness bar and some nice internals for the engine rebuilt. Need some new wheels as well (road and track sets for different tyre types) - would really love some Konig Rewinds but I dont think the budget will go that far so will probably get some Performance Superlight GT-R's.

 

So thats my euro....

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Hey, I took my turbo X for a spin around the block to test the new slotted rotors, amazing little car - still a shitbox as far as tuning is concerned but really fun. However it was 29 degrees when I was driving it, and within 2 minutes it was so uncomfortable I hated driving it - 29 friggin degrees!!!!

 

Believe it or not after driving it for 15 minutes I was happy to get back into my gf's hyundai, these cars just aren't made for hot weather.

 

If you think I'm being a pussy, yesterday I was quite happy being slightly warm in a Ferrari 360 Challenge race car - it was actually nowhere near as hot as an X.

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Hey, I took my turbo X for a spin around the block to test the new slotted rotors, amazing little car - still a shitbox as far as tuning is concerned but really fun. However it was 29 degrees when I was driving it, and within 2 minutes it was so uncomfortable I hated driving it - 29 friggin degrees!!!!

 

Believe it or not after driving it for 15 minutes I was happy to get back into my gf's hyundai, these cars just aren't made for hot weather.

 

If you think I'm being a pussy, yesterday I was quite happy being slightly warm in a Ferrari 360 Challenge race car - it was actually nowhere near as hot as an X.

 

bah, earlier this year coming back from bathurst we had ambient temperatures of 43deg across the hay plains!!! And I was driving the X19 for the whole day. No, it wasnt much fun, but yes it can be done!

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sorry dudes, but an X-19.... i could say lots about these things... buuuuuut

 

Loz used to own one....

 

now seriuosly...

 

they are great cars, but made by Italians... (and yes i am Italian so i can say that)

 

they will (in no specific order)

 

Rust

Engine breakdowns

Rust

Over heat

Rust

Have AC problems

Rust

Leak Oil

Rust

Be uncomfortable to drive

Rust

Be a nightmare to work on

Rust

Cost $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to fix

Rust

 

they will however, when working and running, while being uncomfortable behind the wheel,

 

be a very nice car to drive, and give you lots of warm and fuzzy feelings, (but one of those warm and fuzzy feelings may be coolant leaking on your toes)

 

M

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I was nearly going to buy an X1/9

 

my dad talked me out of it...i think he saved me many thousands of dollars and multiple headaches

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I was nearly going to buy an X1/9

 

my dad talked me out of it...i think he saved me many thousands of dollars and multiple headaches

 

and you would have needed a shoe horn to get in and out of it...

 

they are not big cars...

 

M

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I drove it...it was no worse than an MX5 or S2000 imo...

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sorry dudes, but an X-19.... i could say lots about these things... buuuuuut

 

Loz used to own one....

 

i was hoping he'd post the picture of his "It's the early 90's so it's not gay" X1/9 :)

 

 

 

now seriuosly...

 

they are great cars, but made by Italians... (and yes i am Italian so i can say that)

 

they will (in no specific order)

 

Rust

Engine breakdowns

Rust

Over heat

Rust

Have AC problems

Rust

Leak Oil

Rust

Be uncomfortable to drive

Rust

Be a nightmare to work on

Rust

Cost $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to fix

Rust

 

they will however, when working and running, while being uncomfortable behind the wheel,

 

be a very nice car to drive, and give you lots of warm and fuzzy feelings, (but one of those warm and fuzzy feelings may be coolant leaking on your toes)

 

M

 

that's what Italian (and more often) classic car ownership is all about...

 

it's about all the hours/weeks/months effort you give to feel that small moment that's feels fantastic...

 

much like sex, really...

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sorry dudes, but an X-19.... i could say lots about these things... buuuuuut

 

Loz used to own one....

 

i was hoping he'd post the picture of his "It's the early 90's so it's not gay" X1/9 :)

 

 

 

now seriuosly...

 

they are great cars, but made by Italians... (and yes i am Italian so i can say that)

 

they will (in no specific order)

 

Rust

Engine breakdowns

Rust

Over heat

Rust

Have AC problems

Rust

Leak Oil

Rust

Be uncomfortable to drive

Rust

Be a nightmare to work on

Rust

Cost $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to fix

Rust

 

they will however, when working and running, while being uncomfortable behind the wheel,

 

be a very nice car to drive, and give you lots of warm and fuzzy feelings, (but one of those warm and fuzzy feelings may be coolant leaking on your toes)

 

M

 

that's what Italian (and more often) classic car ownership is all about...

 

it's about all the effort you give the car to feel that small moment that's feels fantastic...

 

much like sex, really...

 

but like sex, 15 seconds of fun aint worth the ownership hassles...

 

M

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cars don't get pregnant... :)

 

 

edit...

 

I have an image here... and it's quite relevant to use it, but i'd rather keep this thread Work safe..

 

 

you all know it... it's the guy in the suspenders humping the exhaust pipe.. ;)

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sorry dudes, but an X-19.... i could say lots about these things... buuuuuut... etc

 

Thanks.. I've owned 5 so I know the whole story - 3 shit parts/banger cars and 2 awesome performance machines. And fwiw even with half those issues they are still quicker, more fun, sound and look a lot better than an MX5. :)

 

 

This one's not quicker, it has about 15 gerbilpower left. :(

 

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bah, earlier this year coming back from bathurst we had ambient temperatures of 43deg across the hay plains!!! And I was driving the X19 for the whole day. No, it wasnt much fun, but yes it can be done!

 

So can auto-fellatio. :wacko:

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sorry dudes, but an X-19.... i could say lots about these things... buuuuuut... etc

 

Thanks.. I've owned 5 so I know the whole story - 3 shit parts/banger cars and 2 awesome performance machines. And fwiw even with half those issues they are still quicker, more fun, sound and look a lot better than an MX5. :)

 

This one's not quicker, it has about 15 gerbilpower left. :(

 

 

yes indeed, the Aussie MX-5's sound like crap, they did not sound like that in other markets, the ADR rules in Australia made them have to use a quieter exhaust... :(

 

quicker... i beg to differ... even the 1600's would do a 9 sec 100...

 

and you quoted the only negative part of my post...

 

they do sound and drive great but as i stated they need loooots of TLC...

 

M

 

PS i am not a fan of the newer two MX-5's they just dont do it for me like a pop up headlight model...

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PS i am not a fan of the newer two MX-5's they just dont do it for me like a pop up headlight model...

 

That red one in the pic is one I've driven - brand new "Roadster Coupe". Way too soft suspension, felt heavy and lethargic, and the TCS was too much of a nanny - but not my car so wasn't going to drive it hard. The exhaust rort wasn't too bad up near redline, but still lacking. With a simple sports suspension, exhaust, and lose the TCS it would be a much more fun car. Trying to talk the gf into an older one so I've got something nice to drive when I have to take her car, either that or an MR Spyder.

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taken from

 

http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z1524/default.aspx

 

1972 Fiat X1/9

Year 1972

Make Fiat

Model X1/9

Engine Location Mid

Drive Type Rear Wheel

Body Material Steel unibody

Production Years for Series 1972 - 1989

Price $4,600.00

Weight 2085 lbs | 945.8 kg

 

Performance

0-60 mph 12 seconds.

1/4 Mile 19.0 seconds.

Top Speed 100 mph | 160.9 km/h Similar top speeds

 

Engine

Engine Configuration I

Cylinders 4

Solid valve lifters

Aspiration/Induction Normal

Displacement 1290.00 cc | 78.7 cu in. | 1.3 L.

Valvetrain OHC

Horsepower 66.50 @ 6200.00 RPM

Torque 68.00 Ft-Lbs (92.2 NM) @ 3600.00 RPM

Compression Ratio 8.5:1

Main Bearings 5

Fuel Feed Carburetor

1 Solex 2-barrel carburetor

Block Cast-iron

Head Aluminum

 

Transmission Information

Gears 4

Transmission Manual

 

taken from

 

http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z8067/M...ta/default.aspx

 

1990 Mazda Miata

Year 1990

Make Mazda

Model Miata

Engine Location Front

Drive Type Rear Wheel

Production Years for Series 1989 - 1997

Weight 2130 lbs | 966.2 kg

 

Performance

0-60 mph 8.5 seconds.

1/4 Mile 17.1 seconds.

Top Speed 188 km/h | 116.8 mph Similar top speeds

 

Engine

Engine Configuration I

Cylinders 4

Hydraulic valve lifters

Aspiration/Induction Normal

Displacement 1598.00 cc | 97.5 cu in. | 1.6 L.

Valves 16 valves.

4 valves per cylinder.

Valvetrain DOHC

Horsepower 116.00 BHP (85.4 KW) @ 6500.00 RPM

Torque 100.00 Ft-Lbs (135.6 NM) @ 5500.00 RPM

HP to Weight Ratio 18.4 LB / HP (Vehicles with similar ratio)

HP / Liter 72.5 BHP / Liter

Compression Ratio 9.40:1

Fuel Feed Fuel Injected

Multi-point Electronic Fuel Injection

Vehicles with similar horsepower and weight

 

Transmission Information

Gears 5

Transmission Manual

Final Drive 4.30

 

 

comparing the first models of each 1300 v 1600 and i am sure the 1500 would do better but would still be behind the 1600..

 

M

 

found here...

 

http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z9665/F.../9/default.aspx

 

the 1500 version...

 

1984 Bertone X1/9

Year 1984

Make Fiat

Model X1/9

Tuner Bertone

Engine Location Mid

Drive Type Rear Wheel

Body Material Steel unibody

Production Years for Series 1972 - 1989

Body Designer Bertone

 

 

Performance

0-60 mph 12.4 seconds.

 

Engine

Engine Configuration I

Cylinders 4

Aspiration/Induction Normal

Displacement 91.40 CU IN. | 1498 cc. | 1.5 L.

Valvetrain OHC

Horsepower 75.00 BHP (55.2 KW) @ 5500.00 RPM

Torque 80.00 Ft-Lbs (108.5 NM) @ 3000.00 RPM

HP / Liter 50.0 BHP / Liter

Compression Ratio 8.5:1

Main Bearings 5

Fuel Type Gasoline - Petrol

Fuel Feed Fuel Injected

Electronic fuel injection

Block Cast-iron

Head Aluminum

 

Standard Transmission

Gears 5

Transmission Manual

All-synchro

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PS i am not a fan of the newer two MX-5's they just dont do it for me like a pop up headlight model...

 

That red one in the pic is one I've driven - brand new "Roadster Coupe". Way too soft suspension, felt heavy and lethargic, and the TCS was too much of a nanny - but not my car so wasn't going to drive it hard. The exhaust rort wasn't too bad up near redline, but still lacking. With a simple sports suspension, exhaust, and lose the TCS it would be a much more fun car. Trying to talk the gf into an older one so I've got something nice to drive when I have to take her car, either that or an MR Spyder.

 

I have driven EVERY model, 1600, 1800 (pop up and fixed), SP (turbo) SE (turbo) and the new NC...

 

the new one is actually a better car to drive than the middle one, yes its heavier and needs bigger brakes, and more... but it does do things quite well... I personally dont like the mini RX-8 styling... but styling is just that personal...

 

she cant do wrong getting a 95-97 pop up light 1800, would be close to 12 k (max for an awesome condition one) and they are kinda bullet proof...

 

and fuuuun to drive...

 

M

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but mike

 

the MX5 doesnt have the "passion" and "exhiliration" of driving something italian made

 

(anyone who has seen the latest top gear ep of James May driving the new-ish Alfa 157 will understand the humour in my above post)

 

:lol:

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but mike

 

the MX5 doesnt have the "passion" and "exhiliration" of driving something italian made

 

(anyone who has seen the latest top gear ep of James May driving the new-ish Alfa 157 will understand the humour in my above post)

 

:lol:

 

nor does it have the back numbing driving position...

 

M

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Dunno where they got their stats from, X weighs only 880kg, but yeah they're slow. :)

 

nor does it have the back numbing driving position...

 

Actually I've spent a lot of full days in various cars, the Gallardo, Murcielago, and F430 all have exceptionally comfortable seats for long driving, the 308s and stuff are actually quite good too, we did ~1000km in a day about a month ago and felt fine. Only major problem with them is that they don't have cruise control (not sure about the F430) and so on long stretches at a constant speed the driver can get annoyed and fatigue in the leg - mostly from holding it UP so as not to go too fast. <_>

 

fwiw I can't get comfy in an M5, I seem to be the only guy on the planet who complains the seats are crap - even with 2 million adjustments they just don't suit me, porsche and M3 seats are nice enough.

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fwiw I can't get comfy in an M5, I seem to be the only guy on the planet who complains the seats are crap - even with 2 million adjustments they just don't suit me, porsche and M3 seats are nice enough.

 

that's because you didn't pay the money for them.... :)

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