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Testament's Fiat 131R


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Plans are to get it goin again as soon as I can, this requies:

finish the work on the front end and get it painted

re-wire front of the car

reassemble the car (as much as required)

finish building the turbo engine I have been working on, except I'll bolt the supercharger on it initially as this will be easier/cheaper/quicker to get sorted

get cert/homologation/authority card sorted

then go do some trackdays/hillclimbs more or less as it was. Once I have it going I can think about other stuff such as putting a huge snail on it, or installing trick suspension etc.

FYI the previous setup was

Lancia Volumex engine

132 diff w/disc brakes

uno turbo front brake calipers and OMP cross drilled discs

lowered heavy duty suspension (dont know what springs and shocks they actually are)

15x7 performance superlites

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Thats a nice collection of engine bits you have there.

I am building an 8v as well but N/A.

Are you going to run standard 84mm turbo/supercharge pistons?

Are you going to re bore the block?

For my engine I have the 84mm 105tc pistons and after reading a lot on the Guy Croft forum I was thinking blow by might become a problem. Thoughts?

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yeah Volumex = supercharger/supercharged engine/supercharged variant of the Lancia Beta called the Beta Volumex, or just VX

volumex engine

http://www.lancia-beta.de/motor/volumex03.gif

Beta VX coupe, and the weird looking wagon version, Beta HPE (High Performance Estate)

pict00248zb.jpgBeta-784951.jpg

The pistons I'm using are are new old stock volumex ones, standard 84mm bore, the block is pretty good so will be ok with just a hone and stay at standard bore. as long as piston to bore clearance is < about 4-5thou and you have the correct ring gaps it should be ok.

105TC pistons in a 2L is pretty high compression 11.5:1 or something, you will want to do a dry build probably, and definitely if you use big cams.

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