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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:20 am 
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Hi all I am new to this forum and I am awaiting my full membership to clubcento. As you can see my name is Charlie and I am from Southampton, I own 2 Cinquecento sportings, 1 black P reg which is my daily runner and the other is my pride and joy P reg gunmetal grey project track car.
So far this is the list of mods carried out.

Suspension

1) Powerflex polyurethane bushes front and rear.
2) Eibach uprated anti-roll bar.
3) Avo coilover adjustable suspension front and rear.
4) Front top Sparco strut brace.
5) Lower front OMP strut brace.
6) Rear Sparco strut brace.


Engine Mods

1) GSR Induction kit
2) 4-2-1 Stainless Supersprint manifold.
3) Decat Power flow stainless exhaust system.
4) Ecu McCritch Chip.
5) Magnacore KV85 V5 Ht leads.
6) Custom made ‘Tricker’ 40mm Throttle Body, replaces the stock 30mm throttle body.
7) Bosch Super 4’s spark plus.
8) Ported and polished inlet manifold and bellmouth outlets.

Shell/Chassis/Body

1) Lightened Shell due to weight reduction, Stripped out the inside of the car, Dashboard still inside nothing else (no rear seats, brackets, seat belts, soundproofing, headlining).
2) 2 x Sparco Sprint bucket seats.
3) 2 x Sparco 3 point race harnesses.
4) 6-point full OMP roll cage, bolted and welded.
5) Black flocked clock surround
6) Lightweight Alloy race fuel tank

Brakes / Wheels

1) Punto GT caliper conversion at the front.
2) Brembo Motorsport drilled/vented discs for a Punto GT on the front
3) EBC ‘Green stuff’ Pads
4) Mille Miglia 195-45-R14’s alloy wheels x4.
5) Falken tyres on 195-45-R14’s.
6) Locking Wheel nuts.
7) Punto GT calliper conversion at the rear including rear conversion plates.
8) Brembo Motorsport drilled/vented discs at the rear for Cinquecento.
9) Goodridge Braided Hoses at the front.
10) Goodridge Braided Hoses at the rear

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:38 am 
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Welcome to clubcento.
Thats a pretty hardcore cento you have there 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:53 am 
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hi Balidey and thank you for the welcome and comment, I have been working on this car for over two years and loved every minute of it! Originally this was meant to be my 'little cheap runner to work' cos at the time I had a mk4 Supra RZS TT and the running costs for that was going up and up. Then the recession hit and the Supra had to go and kept the Cinquecento and I must admit the Cinquecento is far more fun and the modifing begun.
Don't get me wrong the Supra was great fun and instant power of 360bhp but mods for that was crazy money, and it was a case of hmm sold the Supra, instant cash injection, lets go shopping Yeah!!!!! :D
I have a 1242 I want to put in but I want to get the fly wheel and crank lightened and balanced, a small over boar on the block so that I can put forged pistons, then I want to get a lightened valve train and bigger angle cut valves and gas flowed head, once that has all been done whack on a supercharger and a all over paint rally car paint job.
This is all a long way off from where I am now but I will get there and when it does any parts coming off this car will be up for grabs.
I have many stock part for Cinquecento in my garage as well so if you need any thing I may well have it like I have 2 or 3 spare flywheels a few front wings, spare boot in imola blue, 3 doors, fuel tanks and so on. Tenpastnine a ember on here came down to me and got a set of Cinquecento alloys and a imola blue bonnet off me, top guy! So if I can help I will just ask.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:11 am 
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Hi and welcome, fantastic looking car. A lot of time and effort gone in there 8)

If you're supercharging, were you aware that fitting 16v pistons to the 1242 brings the compression ratio down? Might save a few quid if the specs etc. are already known to the makers.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:39 am 
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hi fixit, thank you for commenting. That is interesting and I was not aware of that at all and thanks, How much are 16v pistons?

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Any pics of the coilovers on the rear??

Also where have you stuck the tank? i was thinking about putting one at the back of the passengers footwell as i probably wont have a seat in there.

Before you get the 1242 flywheel lightened, think about getting a 200mm flywheel and lightening that if your charging the engine.will save getting two flywheels lightened. If you want to send one up to me i can lighten them


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:31 am 
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I've not priced a set of pistons up, but if you ring Big Mick at eurocarcare - 01332 345 869 he should be able to get you a club members discount price sorted out.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:55 pm 
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brooky wrote:
Any pics of the coilovers on the rear??

Also where have you stuck the tank? i was thinking about putting one at the back of the passengers footwell as i probably wont have a seat in there.

Before you get the 1242 flywheel lightened, think about getting a 200mm flywheel and lightening that if your charging the engine.will save getting two flywheels lightened. If you want to send one up to me i can lighten them



Hi Brooky I gotta say I have seen various posts that you have posted the amount that you have put into ur race cars puts mine to shame lol :P
Blimey all this new stuff I am learning about engine parts, is that a Stilo flywheel that I would need? And many thanks for offering to lighten it too, how much would I need to pay you for it, I will take you up on that thanks.
The pic of the fuel tank is the one at the bottom of my pics, my mate Paul who is a fabracator has installed it in the same place as the stock tank.
It can't hold as much as the stock tank but to buy the alloy tank costs about £114, I can find out who which company he bought it from it you want? :D

As for the coilovers sorry I have to correct what I have discribed as it is a full Avo suspension set that consists of two front coilovers with two rear shocks with adjustable dampers that you can switch from soft to hard ride, set cost me £510 from a company in Scotland.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:00 pm 
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fixitagaintomorrow wrote:
I've not priced a set of pistons up, but if you ring Big Mick at eurocarcare - 01332 345 869 he should be able to get you a club members discount price sorted out.



Lol yeah I know Big Mick AKA "FluffY!" top guy he has helped me out of loads of last minute problems like broken clutch cables etcthanks for the info fixit, can't wait till I get my full clubcento membership.

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please please find out where you got the tank from :D.

How much lighter is the tank tho ?

I may have a set of 16v rod and pistons for sale in the coming year or so...

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Only just picked up this thread, that car looks very tasty, wish it was mine :(


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:37 pm 
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Hi Ming I will find out from my mate Paul as he was the one who got me it, what happened was he was fittingg my role cage he saw a small fuel leak under my tank on his garage floor, he gave me the choice of paying £75 for a stock one or £114 for a lightened alloy one. The latter seemed the better choice :D I have no idea how much lighter it is but I know that I can't put as much fuel in, but I will find out for you.
As for the pistons those I will be interested in please.

Hi andre thanks for the comments and happy that I am now a full member :D

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this is an awesome project, keep it up!

i love the car, looking really good.
and i was thinking of charging waaaay into the future, 16v pistons are the way forwards.
what chargers were you looking at?
i was thinking the G-lader 'charger off the polo G40, or the charger off the new shape mini :D

and ill be interested in whatever comes off this car when you upgrade, as im always on the look out for cheap modded bits... ;)

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Hi there and cheers for the comments, I have been working this car for a couple of years. I was thinking of using the new mini charger I think it is made by Eton and cost around £300 bt then there is all the other gear that goes with it to buy. I never knew that you could use 16v pistons before how much are they to buy?

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Charlie T wrote:
Hi there and cheers for the comments, I have been working this car for a couple of years. I was thinking of using the new mini charger I think it is made by Eton and cost around £300 bt then there is all the other gear that goes with it to buy. I never knew that you could use 16v pistons before how much are they to buy?


Well to buy from fiat probably pretty expensive. I think you need rods and pistones.

Best to buy a cheap 1.2 16v block which could be found in many fiat now.

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