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Re: luigi II
« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2014, 06:33:14 PM »
Thanks bud it's a work in progress :) I'm a stickler for painted and detailed engine bays and the BIS is crying out to have it block painted. I've done a red one before and a black. I chose green as a nod to my other love - classic british cars - and this shade of green is usually found on Morris minors and morris 1100s.

It's not been plain sailing though. I too had a lot of engine woes in the beginning. You just have to plod on and get to the other side and you'll soon be up and running :D
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2014, 07:02:22 PM »
I was thinking regular silver, black or red. Shame white would get dirty quick lol.

Fingers crossed I'll  be up and running within the next couple of weeks!
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #47 on: August 12, 2014, 07:58:19 PM »
Ok after fitting wider 145 tyres the 60 profile was causing some serious air gaps between the tyre and the arch so i decided to bite the bullet and flip a leaf in the spring. Now if you have followed this thread you'll know that I fitted a reverse eye spring which didn't exactly lower it as much as I though. So today I removed it and took it apart. This is the height before.


So I stripped it down. Ive decided to flip the second one from the top and put it on the bottom so it works against the others. I used a bench press to compress mine but a long threaded stud will work fine.


Here it was after. It now sits a good 8cms lower.


I couldn't resist doing the rear as well so I chopped a coil out of each rear spring. Here's the results :)








I got some negative camber which I'm not so sure about so may well do some more fiddling. What do you all think :)
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #48 on: August 12, 2014, 08:02:17 PM »
Damn he's sitting low now eh! Rubbing much? lol. I like though :)
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #49 on: August 12, 2014, 08:03:35 PM »
looks awsome 8)

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Re: luigi II
« Reply #50 on: August 12, 2014, 08:59:08 PM »
Damn he's sitting low now eh! Rubbing much? lol. I like though :)

Yeah he's low alright perhaps a bit too low at the rear hence the camber but no rubbing whatsoever :)
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #51 on: August 12, 2014, 09:10:17 PM »
Nice job Gadge, can i ask if you have put the other spring retainer clamps back on? these stop the leaves from slipping round. I too bought a reverse eye spring and suffer from severe camber and have 2 bags of sand in the front boot ;D 
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #52 on: August 12, 2014, 09:19:16 PM »
Yes I managed to reuse them. They were a heavy duty sort different from the original ones. When I fitted then spring I actually had terrible positive camber but it seems the lower you go the more negative it becomes
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #53 on: August 12, 2014, 09:32:31 PM »
 It`s looking much better now. I like it a lot.

 Now you just need some nice wheels :P
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #54 on: August 12, 2014, 09:44:28 PM »

Now you just need some nice wheels :P

Have you got some for sale ;D
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #55 on: August 12, 2014, 09:46:53 PM »
It`s looking much better now. I like it a lot.

 Now you just need some nice wheels :P

No way! I love the steelies! :D
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #56 on: August 13, 2014, 07:53:40 AM »
 I love steelies too just not the Seicento ones for some reason :-
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #57 on: August 13, 2014, 04:31:36 PM »
Get them bad boy steelies banded! :-)
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #58 on: August 13, 2014, 08:26:35 PM »
Get them bad boy steelies banded! :-)

No chance! Just spent £270 on 4 new tyres  :P
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #59 on: August 14, 2014, 08:17:57 AM »
I have to say I really like what you done with this car he looks awesome - sympathetic, tasteful modification personified :)- keep it up!
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