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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by Napolis, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. f308jack

    f308jack F1 Rookie

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  2. Iluvatar

    Iluvatar Karting

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    002C was born as a 159S, with a 1900cc engine, and in 1948 it was fitted with the 166 (2000cc) unit.
    MPC
     
  3. f308jack

    f308jack F1 Rookie

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    Thank you!
    Proves just how easy it is to go wrong from memory, and assuming the car was a 125 at the time, and completely forgot about the 159. Been away too long.
     
  4. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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  5. Martin D

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    looks fantastic!
     
  6. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    #256 BigTex, Dec 6, 2011
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  7. mcimino

    mcimino Formula 3
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    Congratulations! She looks Be-You-tiful!
     
  8. thecheddar

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    #258 thecheddar, Dec 6, 2011
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    Awesome! The grey wheels are fantastic and the new (ie old) lines are beautiful. It's amazing how different it looks with the sagging chassis fixed (evident on the body in those 2005 photos above). Well done, sir. Well done.
     
  9. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    She really looks a lot better.
     
  10. thecheddar

    thecheddar Formula 3

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    Sure does. The flatter nose and proper chin line matches the period shots so well now. I hadn't realized how that gentle arc of the hood line would suit the nose as well. I'd thought this was a minor adjustment but, in beauty, details sure matter.
     
  11. Cris

    Cris Karting

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    Painted wheels=awesome to see.
     
  12. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    It's 159 engine was bored out to 166. 002's engine still has 159 stampings. It's gearbox is 159.
     
  13. ggjjr

    ggjjr Formula Junior

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    Jim,
    as soon as possible, we'd love to see (and hear) a video. Congrats, she's a beauty.

    George
     
  14. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Thanks I'll try to get one.
     
  15. CMY

    CMY F1 Veteran

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    I have to admit I've always liked that MM nose you created earlier, but I really think this all works so much better now. That old body had some weird angles that never looked quite right, and it was made even worse with the chassis sag. She's absolutely lovely now.
     
  16. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    We also were able to correct a lot of other things that make her run much better.
     
  17. Napolis

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  18. Bryanp

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    It's amazing to me how much the character of the car is changed w/ the sag gone. can't wait to hear about its driving characteristics; it looks taut and ready to go!
     
  19. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    It is pretty wild as to what a huge difference that made.

    Best
     
  20. PSk

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    Does anybody have a before and after side shot? ... please :).

    Pete
     
  21. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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  22. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

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  23. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    A bit of work that...
     
  24. David Hudson

    David Hudson Karting

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    We need an after shot with Jim at the wheel to make sure the sag is totally gone! Just kidding, the car looks beautiful. With Smiles, David
     
  25. wizzells

    wizzells Karting

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    I can imagine it was quite a bit of undertaking.
    It has a much more muscular stance now and the color of the wheels compliments that nicely.
     

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