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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:27 pm 
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Well I should have posted sooner but better late than never!

Now it may look familiar to some well thats because it used to belong to a nice chap called Jon, Lee's brother and has attended a good few Clubcento events over the years.

Its a Cinquecento 1.1 Sporting in the beautiful Imola Blue. Modifications so far include:

EBC Turbo Discs and Green Stuff pads
175x50x13 A539 Yokohama Tyres
Tricker 40mm throttle Body
Magnecor KV-85 leads
GSR Induction
BMC CDA Air Filter
Supersprint 4-2-1 Manifold
Sports Cat
Janspeed centre section and rear box
Black head lining
Monroe Gas shock absorbers
40mm PI lowering springs
Chequred vinyl roof

This is producing 71.1bhp and 78ft-lb torque

So far I haven't done too much but do have a few plans for the future on my to do list so will try and keep this thread up to date :)

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(Trip home after buying the Cinquecento)

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(My two cars together, 2008 Bravo 1.9mjet 150 Sport)

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(Its first meet and unveiling after I kept it secret for 2 weeks)

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(Second show at Fuelled Society Wakefield)

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(MITcar 2012)

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(Trax 2012)

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(Found hidden under the bumper!)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:09 am 
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Nice! This is the car that started my love for anthracite coloured wheels,keep us updated! :)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:56 am 
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Was a fab little car, hope it's treating you well. I forgot about that hanging from the bumper :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:30 am 
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Brilliant little car, so glad to see it went to a good home 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:58 am 
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hame41 wrote:
Nice! This is the car that started my love for anthracite coloured wheels,keep us updated! :)

Yea they do look nice. though I think the need respraying some time.

lee wrote:
Was a fab little car, hope it's treating you well. I forgot about that hanging from the bumper :lol:

Aye I love the car, brings a smile to my face all the time :) That cheaky chappy is now hanging up in the garage, it was well hidden in the rear bumper!

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Brilliant little car, so glad to see it went to a good home 8)

Cheers, Ill do my best. Have a long list of stuff to do on it so will be busy over the coming months.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Anyone got any suggestions what to do with the engine next? I wanna put off a 1.4 or turbo idea for a few years.

Just been thinking bout cams, pistons etc. Is it worth getting it rolling road tuned?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:31 pm 
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1242 8v was the next thing on the list when Jon had it and getting it remaped after.
As far as im aware it is still running the standard ecu chip so maybe a Mcritch chip would be an idea?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:52 pm 
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lee wrote:
1242 8v was the next thing on the list when Jon had it and getting it remaped after.
As far as im aware it is still running the standard ecu chip so maybe a Mcritch chip would be an idea?


Now this is something I'm not sure about, the advert on here says it has one. The eBay ad didn't mention it. Was it removed prior to sale? I'm not fussed if it was but just handy to know. Do you know if cam or pistons were changed?

My plan for the distant future is possibly a 1.4 16v turbo (possible?) or something else along these lines. Would there be any banifits over a 1242 8v than a 1.4 16v? I'm assuming the 1242 8v is a straight swap?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:05 pm 
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1242 8v is straight swap apart from the manifold will need lenghtening 20mm but it gives around 40% more torque and 8 bhp more in standard form which makes a big difference.

Currently its a completely standard 1108, totally original apart from the manifold, 40mm throttle body.

I think the chip was removed because the injector and code light used to be on with it in and the immobiliser doesnt work with a mcritch chip.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:11 pm 
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Ah right. That clears things up.

Am I correct in thinking the 1.1 in it is spi. If I stuck a 1242 in it would it then go to mpi? Does this work with the current ecu? Also would the tb and everything else work with it?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:47 pm 
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The Punto 60 1242 8v engine is SPI as standard, the 75 engine is a MPI.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:10 pm 
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Ok we'll think I got myself a winter project :P


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