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Offline fredabarth

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Re: Fiat OT 2000 Coupe America
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2014, 03:26:11 PM »
Hi Ras,

That is also a way to do the frontbrakes. Nice ventilated discs.
What will be the next step with your car?
Keep on going!

Groet,
Fred

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Re: Fiat OT 2000 Coupe America
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2014, 02:37:05 AM »
Dummy Regatta 100s (1600) engine and VW gearbox

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Re: Fiat OT 2000 Coupe America
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2014, 11:38:41 AM »
This is a film of a German build OT 2000 replica.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs6g8Zp0Zcg [nofollow]

Greetz Patrick

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Re: Fiat OT 2000 Coupe America
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2014, 12:54:33 PM »
Hello Ras,

Your topic is working again!!!!!

Regards,
Fred

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Re: Fiat OT 2000 Coupe America
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2014, 01:08:33 PM »
Hi Fred

Thanks for the good news.
I was just about to start a new topic. i'll try to add some more pics over the weekend,

Ras

Offline slim4936

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Re: Fiat OT 2000 Coupe America
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2014, 07:40:36 AM »
Hi Ras, Great looking build. I, along with everyone else on this forum, am very jealous!

Regarding your front cross member setup:

Might be worthwhile double checking the shock absorber is long enough and/or is pinned in the correct/best location. A lot of these kits are sold with a "bolt in" promise but sometimes at the expense of the suspension set up itself. In order to fit this criteria, a very small short stroke shock is often used. In your pics I noticed the car up on a joist and the A-arms at full droop. How much shock travel will be left when the car is fully loaded (you,fuel,spare tyre etc) on the ground?

I did a similar conversion with my 600 and ended up using a much longer shock/spring and cut through the wheel arch into the front hood area (as TCR Abarth).Mine would regularly bottom-out the shock with normal/street use. With Abarth type of set up you could also put a strut brace between the towers to add strength. I guess with a twin cam in the tail she'll be a bit of a handful!
This would ofcourse mean more work but believe me, you only what to do this job once.

Sorry if this seems negative on your build but no disrespect is intended. Forums are a great way of sharing knowledge and experiences. Maybe you've already checked all this stuff anyways :)

The 850 coupe is my favourite Fiat shape and a big motor would be my dream car. Good luck with your build and thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
Toby