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#91 OFFLINE   tul66

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:23 PM

That does look rather lovely. The interior is a bit reminiscent of a Maserati Biturbo, which is also a nice place to be.

It is a little but the 8.32 is a far better car. I had a 430 4v for around 6 years but whilst it never actually broke down, it always felt like a £48000 car with a £47500 engine. The rest was a pile of shit.

 

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This is what happened to it.

 

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:49 PM

This is what happened to it.
 
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The engine must be good if you got up enough speed from that shed to do that much damage when you hit the tyres.

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:35 PM

Sooooo... has anyone bought this yet?

 

I'm right behind dropping the running gear into a Croma if the rest of the car is scrap...



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:34 AM

Went silly cheap, that did..


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:30 AM

tul66, on 22 Jan 2018 - 7:23 PM, said:

It is a little but the 8.32 is a far better car. I had a 430 4v for around 6 years but whilst it never actually broke down, it always felt like a £48000 car with a £47500 engine. The rest was a pile of shit.

 

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This is what happened to it.

 

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You absolute bastard.

 

That's the same interior I've got in my 222 and it's a bloody nice place to be. And you've reminded me of it, you git!

 

I really need to finish restoring the bugger... lol.


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:29 AM

One day I would love to see the forums Biturbo's lined up together.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:09 AM

You never cease to amaze with you vast collection Mr six-cylinder
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:18 PM

Shiiiiiiiiittttt, imagine a Fiat Croma 8.32

 

Imagining Fiat Cromas is all you can do with them nowadays anyway.


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:21 PM

You absolute bastard.

 

That's the same interior I've got in my 222 and it's a bloody nice place to be. And you've reminded me of it, you git!

 

I really need to finish restoring the bugger... lol.

 

I came very close to visiting you a few weeks ago about this. I had what can only be described as a moment of clarity though and decided to not buy any more cars until the rest of mine are sorted.


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:49 PM

I'd love a thema, I've decided there are more accessible ways to satisfy this. An estate would be sensational but finding anything in the uk for sale isn't easy.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:58 PM

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:59 PM

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 02:04 PM

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 03:18 PM

Brilliant! Love that first one- fly into Turin, drive back over the alps etc
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 03:21 PM

I like the Thema its just a shame you see so few of them, the only one I used to see regularly was owned by a serial Lancia bothered neat me. I'd like to see the basic one though, probably extinct outside Italy.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 03:35 PM

Where is Gabrielle now eh?
I have no idea where she is now.

 

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 03:43 PM

Shiiiiiiiiittttt, imagine a Fiat Croma 8.32

 

Imagine a Tempra SW 8.32, roof bars, on standard rims.  With Scotch-locked Digidash.


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 09:29 PM

I like the Thema its just a shame you see so few of them, the only one I used to see regularly was owned by a serial Lancia bothered neat me. I'd like to see the basic one though, probably extinct outside Italy.

Not true, I use this as my everyday car.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:05 PM

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The murder was in all the papers at the time, a Cypriot fella that killed his step father with a bowie knife in a Nissan turbo IIRC. Were talking 20 years ago this all happened. Owned the chip shop 'The Lazy Codling' on Eccelesfield Rd.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:58 PM

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:35 PM

Wonder what the chances of creating a 'neverwas' Marea 8.32 are? Maybe use a newer Ferrari engine of the same ilk. Enough usable Mareas about, and if you're getting into breaking Ferraris territory, it's gonna cost you an arm and a leg (and a kidney), so you might as well go for it. Engine out of a 348. So when you meet St Peter at the pearly gates, upside down and on fire, you've got a story to tell.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:40 PM

Wonder what the chances of creating a 'neverwas' Marea 8.32 are? Maybe use a newer Ferrari engine of the same ilk. Enough usable Mareas about, and if you're getting into breaking Ferraris territory, it's gonna cost you an arm and a leg (and a kidney), so you might as well go for it. Engine out of a 348. So when you meet St Peter at the pearly gates, upside down and on fire, you've got a story to tell.

I think lack of engine bay height could be an issue on the Marea/Bravo/Brava`s.. Worth a measure though


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:45 PM

I wonder how many Thema 8.32s over the years have had their Ferrari bits ripped out and something featuring fewer pistons "temporarily" substituted.

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:53 PM

I think lack of engine bay height could be an issue on the Marea/Bravo/Brava`s.. Worth a measure though


This is it. Dimensions like the gearbox/driveshaft centre line, that you can't do much about, would define the chances of success.

What gearbox did the original 8.32 use anyway? I keep thinking it was a dogleg first ZF, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was the same box as the turbo.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:09 PM

What gearbox did the original 8.32 use anyway? I keep thinking it was a dogleg first ZF, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was the same box as the turbo.

 

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 07:59 PM

I think lack of engine bay height could be an issue on the Marea/Bravo/Brava`s.. Worth a measure though

So just fit a flat 12 from a Testarossa.  Simples*.


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:01 PM

So just fit a flat 12 from a Testarossa. Simples*.


Fitted longitudinally with an angle drive to a sprocket, which drives the gearbox input by chain.
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:05 PM

Did Ferrari stick it's name or officially put it's engine in anything else? I know that new Alfa has a version of the Ferrari California engine with 2 Cylinders lopped off and Maserati have some Ferrari derivatives but did they do any other "Ferrari Inside" type licensing?


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:50 PM

Other than the Stratos and the abandoned Grp S Delta (with the 1500 turbo F1 engine in), I don't think so. Ferrari are notoriously twitchy about their copyrights and properties.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:11 PM

Did Ferrari stick it's name or officially put it's engine in anything else? I know that new Alfa has a version of the Ferrari California engine with 2 Cylinders lopped off and Maserati have some Ferrari derivatives but did they do any other "Ferrari Inside" type licensing?


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