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Mike X

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Hi Guys .
This was indeed my car .
I part X‘d her for a 124 Spider Abarth .
The clutch is brand new , supplied and fitted by Marios at Autoshield .
She also has an X pipe ( Marios again ) and modded back boxes (Jason Searle ) , she sounds fantastic , not offensive and no drone at motorway speeds or while cruising .
I fitted an alloy pedal set ( 3 and a dead pedal ) .
The battery is new too .
Marios gave her the once over , saying all is good underneath and that she she is a nice car .
The gearbox is all good too .
The roof was the main issue , with the 2 little wear holes , but it never leaked and the plastic back screen was in good condition .
If I can be of any more help please drop me a line .
Cheers .

Mike .
 

Nibby

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Mike your car looks the great, in the sellers advert they sell it short. imho
ps couldn't find it on ebay so might of sold.
 

marcos

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I'm not talking about gearing, I'm talking about breathing. I do agree with you and in my opinion the car has more than enough power, but some guys, like you I guess, want to keep modifying it. Why not modify something that works rather than something that just annoys bystanders?
I'm not talking about gearing either, I'm talking about torque. It pulled well from the low end even in top gear. I assumed 6th was a low gear but perhaps the intake manifold was just optimised for torque rather than top end power.

How about I (and guys like me, I guess) modify what I want to?
 

Mike X

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Mike your car looks the great, in the sellers advert they sell it short. imho
ps couldn't find it on ebay so might of sold.
It has certainly ended on E-bay , again , not sure if it sold this time though .
I know , the write up is really half arsed , I was really quite upset when I read it , she is a great car and in amazing condition , they are a main dealer though ( Fiat etc ) so maybe not that interested in the second hand stuff , I don’t actually think they know what they have there .
 

Mike X

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Mike X,

Your picture of the clutch begs the question what happened?
When I picked the car up she was making a funny whirring sound , she had been stored for a while before I got her so I just thought it was something to do with being stood .
After a while the noise stopped , then one day , as I was on my way to have my X pipe fitted , every thing locked up , I managed to limp round the corner to my local garage and they diagnosed that the clutch had been munched .
I got her picked up and shipped off to Marios in Manchester , he fitted the X pipe at the same time . Marios did a fantastic job , replaced all the bearings and the clutch for me .
 

marcos

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Sweet Jeebus, almost a year ago. The new job never materialised I'm still commuting 30 miles a day in my shopping car RS4.

Anyone know where this car went? Did it make it to here? I think about it daily. Literally :(
 

FIFTY

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Sweet Jeebus, almost a year ago. The new job never materialised I'm still commuting 30 miles a day in my shopping car RS4.

Anyone know where this car went? Did it make it to here? I think about it daily. Literally :(
Yes it went to a forumer who is posting on MaseratiLife called "The Rat Man" not sure if he posts on here