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Re: My 131 abarth (never ending) story 2013 season update

Post by Guy Croft » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:06 am

Red light?

What is it set at M?

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Re: My 131 abarth (never ending) story 2013 season update

Post by miro-1980 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:06 am

Surprise, surprise ...

The red warning (shift) light is set at 7000 K and cut off si set at 7500.

Low ? Yes, but my max power is at is at 7200 (and I try to protect the engine) ...

Reving it higher does not make much sense, or does it?

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Re: My 131 abarth (never ending) story 2013 season update

Post by Piotrek125p » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:04 pm

This car looks every day better and better. You'll start him in the next Zubry Rally ? I can not wait to see this car live.
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Re: My 131 abarth (never ending) story 2013 season update

Post by magicjuice » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:55 pm

Great work Miro...excelent.Details make difference.
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Re: My 131 abarth (never ending) story 2013 season update

Post by miro-1980 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:56 pm

Hi all

It has been a long while since I updated this thread

Well here it is.

The only changes made since the last updates are:

1/ light windows from Plastics 4 Performance.

The windows are made from a 6 mm thick Lexan (polycarbonate) , are hard coated and thermo shaped ( with curvature fitting original glass). The windows come with FIA standards compliance certificate

They fit great and the weight saving was really surprising - ca. 30kg net.
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The door window is fitted with a custom made pro-slider.
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Complemented by Sebring Vitaloni rear view mirror .
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2/ gr 4 tank from Rally Sport Development


The tank is fitted with a bladder - custom made by ATL _ and has FIA standards compliance certificate
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I was surprised with RSD recommendation until I saw an original ex-works gr 4 picture.
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This is pretty much the end - just few minor items ... like window holders for the windshield and rear window.


After 9 years of development (and 7 years on GC forum) is it really the end of a never ending story ...

We will see soon ...

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Re: My 131 abarth (never ending) story 2017-2014 season upda

Post by miro-1980 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:39 pm

Well ... never ending story is really never ending ....

So we need new project ...

Well, there is one ... I have undertaken to build a 124 abarth replica .

As I am very much against building a replica of a car that never was , I have decided to build a replica of a specific car :

124 Abarth gr 4 , winner of the 1973 Polish Rally driven by Achim Warmbold ad co-piloted by Jean Todt.

It is an ambitious project , but after all this is a never ending story

Hopefully it will take me less tan 9 years as with the 131 project.

Wish me luck ... and offer any advice you can, please

You can read about it in a new thread : '73 Fiat Abarth 124 Rally - project

( viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3278&p=22415#p22415)

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Re: My 131 abarth (never ending) story 2007-2014 season upda

Post by TomLouwrier » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:10 pm

Miro!

So good to see you back here.
The 131 has ended up a very beautiful car, and now you're moving on to the 124, eh? Well as long as you don't get bored.
Are you converting it to Independent Rear Suspension? I have a hunch you may have some spare parts still lying around for that.

Maybe start a separate thread for this project? Looking forward to reading about it and maybe add some of my own if you like.

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Tom
(oh and I can already see you deciding to change the bonnet from late US-spec big bulges to the correct Euro smaller BS-1 bulges. It's the sort of thing you'd do.)
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Re: My 131 abarth (never ending) story 2007-2014 season upda

Post by miro-1980 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:40 pm

Hi Tom,

A separate thread is a good idea and I hope you and others with knowledge and experience will greatly contribute to its content.

I am starting one right now .... '73 Fiat Abarth 124 Rally - project .

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Re: My 131 abarth (never ending) story 2007-2014 season upda

Post by miro-1980 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:35 am

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This thread, started on December 4, 2007 is hereby officially closed on August 28, 2014 with 45 pages of text and pictures, almost 119 292 views and 617 replies (entries).

I want to thank Guy Croft and all contributing members for their assistance in completing this project.

Without the technical knowledge you have contributed , experience sharing and moral support it would never be possible.

Thank you all !!!

Miro


PS: by October 14, 2014 the entries count was 125 279. It means additional 6 000 views ( some 130 a day !).

Not bad for a once almost forgotten and unappreciated Italian creation of Bertone and Lampredi.

It looks like we have made a small contribution to interest in 131 Abarth - a tree time WRC champion, which as my friends who make and sell 131 Abarth replica parts - seems to be skyrocketing over the last few years.

I am glad that this little "beauty-beast" has returned to good graces with fans of historic rallying , after years of dominating fascination with Porsches and BMW's.

Miro

PS: by January 2015 the entries count was 132 885. It means additional 7600 views ( some 100 a day !). Great.

Hope all reader find it useful and informative!

Miro

PS: By October , 2015 the entries count was 150 273 It means additional 17 388 ( still over 60 a day ) Incredible ....

PS: By June 2016 the entries count was 166 288 . It means additional 16 015 ( still well over 60 a day ).
It looks like we may have had something interesting here ....
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Re: My 131 abarth (never ending) story 2007-2014 season updates

Post by Piotrek125p » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:06 pm

Miro, could you share your exhaust spec with me ? I found a short film with your 131 and I was amazed what it sounds ! Could you tell me what silencers you have in your 131 ?
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Re: My 131 abarth (never ending) story 2007-2014 season updates

Post by miro-1980 » Sat May 06, 2017 4:49 pm

This thread is hereby reopened !

As the car has been rallying for all these years without any engine inspection or body corrections and following Guy;s advise the car has been temporarily retired for extensive inspection:

Body : Inspection of the structure, installation of additional strengthening structures, minor rust elimination, removal of all "civilian" anti corrosion protection , installation of a stronger safety cage

Engine : Complete disassembly and inspection , overhaul exchange of parts and components as required

Here are some pictures to show history and progress :

PICTURES SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES THE ENGINE AFTER CA. 10.000 RALLY KILOMETERS IS IN PRISTINE CONDITION.
A BIT OF POLISHING AND CLEANING , SOME NORMAL PARTS CHANGE AND IT WILL BE READY FOR THE NEXT 10.000 RALLY KM !!!

THANKS GUY !!!!

PHENOMENAL ENGINE BUILDING !!!

VERY HAPPY RACER

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Re: My 131 abarth (never ending) story 2007-2014-2017 season updates

Post by Piotrek125p » Sat May 20, 2017 8:54 pm

Dear Miro please tell us when yout 131 will come back to the rally stages. This is a really pleasure to watching a cars like your on a polish rally stages.
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Re: My 131 abarth (never ending) story 2007-2014-2017 season updates

Post by miro-1980 » Mon May 22, 2017 10:58 pm

Lower Silesia Rally 2017 ( 7-9 September 2017)

(Rajd Dolnoślski 7-9 09.2017)

Rgds

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Re: My 131 abarth (never ending) story 2007-2014-2017 season updates

Post by miro-1980 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:43 pm

One more picture update ...

Note: don't be fooled : this is not a GCRE engine.

This is a 1.8 build for my 124 Abarth a project waiting in line for finishing the 131 Abarth first.
( see viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3278&start=165)

It has been put into the 131 just to fit all the ancillaries ...

The GCRE is waiting for springs , rings and stuff before being reassembled.

The timeline says about a month from completing the 131 overhaul. Seems like a century ..

Rgds

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Re: My 131 abarth (never ending) story 2007-2014-2017 season updates

Post by Spider 1969 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:06 pm

Now that is a major overhaul! Well done, I can imagine indeed it seems like a century for your engine to return. Keep it up.
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