A firenza story!

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Re: A firenza story!

Postby droopsnoot » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:18 pm

bluemoontezza wrote:Nice looking Firenza
Whats the colour as its one of my favs
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Looks like Garnet Starmist metallic, same as my old 1600 Firenza.
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Re: A firenza story!

Postby Retro morgs » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:30 pm

HBPeter wrote:There are 19 Firenza 2000 on the register. Not sure if all of them are SL's and not all of them will be alive.

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This is making me reconsider my original plans for the car,with it being rarer than i thought. I was going to put a 2.3 engine in with a 5 speed box (both of which i already have) but i'm thinking of refitting the 2.0 engine when i get to that point. Wouldnt mind still fitting the 5 speeder though,anyone know if a 5 speed getrag box from an FE victor will be geared ok for the 2.0 engine and axle?
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Re: A firenza story!

Postby Retro morgs » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:34 pm

HBPeter wrote:There are 19 Firenza 2000 on the register. Not sure if all of them are SL's and not all of them will be alive.

Peter

This is making me reconsider my original plans for the car,with it being rarer than i thought. I was going to put a 2.3 engine in with a 5 speed box (both of which i already have) but i'm thinking of refitting the 2.0 engine when i get to that point. Wouldnt mind still fitting the 5 speeder though,anyone know if a 5 speed getrag box from an FE victor will be geared ok for the 2.0 engine and axle?
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Re: A firenza story!

Postby vxmad » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:35 pm

I think the Getrag boxes are overdrive top, the Phase 2, 490 axle ratio is the same as the 1800 Magnum axle, which equates to direct top in 5th gear, I hope this helps, Steve
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Re: A firenza story!

Postby viva power » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:55 am

Looking good now bet its nice to see progress. The guy I got my sportshatch from was called Baz and spent some time in birmingham. Wonder if it was the same bloke? He had a terban and beard lol.
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Re: A firenza story!

Postby hbpeter » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:23 pm

Turban and a beard and from Birmingham, now that rings a bell. I think many moons ago he had a lot of Sporthatches, bought them all up in his area. Bet it is the same bloke.

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Re: A firenza story!

Postby viva power » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:31 am

The Baz I got my sportshatch off had at least one more sportshatch three hpf's and a 1256 estate when I went to collect my car from bradford where he lives now and he's well known to the DSG.
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Re: A firenza story!

Postby Retro morgs » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:12 pm

viva power wrote:Looking good now bet its nice to see progress. The guy I got my sportshatch from was called Baz and spent some time in birmingham. Wonder if it was the same bloke? He had a terban and beard lol.

Yeh but it's a slow game this one! Will be made a lot easier,quicker and cheaper by the decision not to mod it as much as i had previously planned. The baz i met didnt have a turban or beard,judging by that description i'd say that he was def from bradford! :D
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Re: A firenza story!

Postby Retro morgs » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:05 pm

Well an update on plans/arrangements for the firenza. Once the welding has been completed the car will be having the 2.0 engine refitted along with a single weber carb,gryphon exhaust and overdrive gearbox (eventually!). I 'd like to uprate the suspension with a set of the springs that paul cullum is having made,already got the fronts. Then a set of uprated shocks,if i can find any! My welder buddy has had a look at the car and reckons he can get on with it some time in november and have it done in 3-4days. So fingers crossed progress will resume in november! :D
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Re: A firenza story!

Postby hbpeter » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:19 pm

Good news, sounds like a nice spec your planning, should make a nice quick car with decent handling.

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