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Really hope you can get this to inters looks like some build you've got on the go, your living the dream I think haha

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Mot tomorrow

Installing polycarb windows and sorting out wide arches

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First drive coming up tmrw! If all is well and no major snags then wheel alignment is next followe by some fresh paint prior to Inters :)

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Lupo Quattro. You, sir, are an evil genius.

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At mot station

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It is now fully mot-ed, first drive to test centre was quite good, no knocks bangs or anything untoward apart from long brake pedal travel but all discs and pads are new?machined so lots of bedding in is needed

Steering was a little woolly but that is down to need for full wheel alingment

Tuesday it will have 4 wheel alignment done followed by a proper test drive!

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Called round my local Ats and asked my mate that works there to quickly check wheel alignment

As suspected all 4 wheels were out but not by much so my eye is still a good one smiley1.gif

Never touched camber and castor angles, literally just tweaked rear tow and tracked front wheels to them, not perfect but close enough to carry out some testing

Had few runs slowly upping the load on transmission components carefuuly looking for anything untoward

Had one spirited set off in 1st gear and heard a metallic sounding "click" typea knock from just behind me, then when i braked it clicked again

Knowing that something was moving i drove it back home and left it til today. I knew it couldnt have been much as it drove great when not been abused

This morning i decided to deal with inlet manifold to bonnet clearance first so i can drive car properly looking for snags

Went local Subaru breakers and aquired an impreza bonnet scoop and set about fitting it as it looked perfect for the job in hand

Made a template for it and offered it where it should be

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Then dfid a brave thing and started drilling rare aluminium bonnet!


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Then cut it out leaving some tabs for scoop to be fixed to


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Few tweaks later scoop dropped in and now bonnet is almost fully closed with plenty room to spare around inlet manifold


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I decided to mount it wrong way round to vent air out instead of scooping as per impreza


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I will add another couple of small vents at rear edge of bonnet above exhaust manifold to vent heat out

Inlet can be seen in this pic


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With bonnet done i went out for a test run to try and locate clicking/knocking noise and this time i had an idea that it could be from rear diff cradle area so returned home and got the car on ramps to nip up bolts a bit more, got nearly half a turn on each bolt

Took car out again and replicated hard acceleration and hard breaking and knocking was no longer there, result smiley1.gif

Then i decided to try some proper launching of the lights with 4wd fully engaged!

1st, 2nd and 3rd gear on full boost and wot throughout rev range and car responded like a scalded cat !! smiley4.gif

No wheel spin at all just a heavy kick up the backside and off it went. Felt very quick indeed

As i was driving past a recycling place decided to call in and get Lupo on to the weigh bridge

Was surprised at weigh in result and a bit peed off if i am honest as it weighed in at 1020kg some 50-60kg then i was hoping for but it is on quite heavy 16" audi rims and about 20 litres of fuel so there is room for improvement so sub 1000kg should be easy to achieve smiley1.gif

Further testing with racelogic timing gear will take place mid week

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What a project. Wish I could build something like this. Keep up the good work.

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Sooo been busy few days

I'v managed to get wheel alignment done, running

Front -0.8 deg neg camber and half a degree toe in

Rear -0.5 deg neg camber and half a deg toe in

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Done few pulls like this and car is straight as an arrow but it may be different story on prepped track with sticky rubber and higher speeds involved!

So i will consider Inters as my testing w-end smiley1.gif


After the wheel alignment i started on bodywork thu eve and spent most of the w-end on it, used 2K oem colour paint over 2K beige primer



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Today costa del Blackpool was blessed with sun so we decided to apply some yellow!


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Very happy with results considering conditions it has been prepped and painted in!

Few paint runs to flat down then some 1200 wet and dry all over followed with a buffing session should have it looking quite good smiley1.gif

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HOLY ****! why have i not seen this before?!

amazing work... have you got any video's of it?

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That's the best lupo I've ever seen, your a genius, so awesome when I'm next in blackpool I've gotta see it in person

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Only just realised you're in Blackpool, I'm not far from there! Would love to see this!

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Come see the crazy lupo £5 a ticket :P

I'm from Blackpool now outcast in Scotland, big seasider always visiting my family and going to the football down there. Would be great to see this in action when I visit again

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Only just realised you're in Blackpool, I'm not far from there! Would love to see this!

Come see the crazy lupo £5 a ticket :P

I'm from Blackpool now outcast in Scotland, big seasider always visiting my family and going to the football down there. Would be great to see this in action when I visit again

No probs any time :)

Lots more done to the car mainly cosmetics but today also managed to squeeze in rolling road sess to make sure all is well

Few pics

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Then i did nut and bolt check and swapped to race rubber ready for car to be loaded onto the trailer tmrw

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Can't see the figures on my phone, what did it do?

500 horses :o

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Holy moly. By my reckoning if its under a tonne that'll be around 500hp/tonne power/weight ratio. For reverence:

Westfield Sport 2000S - (463)

Ferrari Enzo - (484)

Ariel Atom 3 245 - (498)

Caterham 7 R500 - (520)

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 - (521)

Ultima GTR - (548)

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