I have recently bought a 1996 8 valve 155 in Black
My first 155 after moving on up from my 33's.
I bought the car knowing it needed work doing although I knew deep down it and having done some research it was well worth it.
I am nearly finished doing the work it needed to get back to 100%.
Mainly the whole exhaust system needed to come off and rebuilt with fitting again. During the process we discovered the cat inside the box had started to disintegrate so we poked out the remains. It had been fitted with a Silverstone Sportline Backbox. (Although I would prefer an original system with stainless pipes and mainfold.) But it looks good with the twin pipes poking out the back...
Have a few minor probs still need to iron out but I managed to have back for the weekend and took it out for a run to the shops (60 mile round trip)
It didn't let me down. True Afla.
It has the sports pack suspension so it is a hard but very sure footed ride, feels like your going along the top of the tarmac, late brake quick flick and we're round.
Job done 3000 rpm third gear round to redline 4th round to red... run out of road next bend please....
, very raspy with a nice rumble when rolling....
One thing I did notice my oil pressure was up from 4 bar to 7 bar when driving quite hard and then levelled out after a while on the long bits 6 and dropped to 2 bar when ticking over and hardley used any fuel.
I doo agree that a chain is better than a belt but that's the same as my bike, it has a chain and my car goes like my bike....but I am still unsure about the body style. If someone wants to enlighten me as to whether it's a skinny or a fatty.. at a guess it looks wide on the front and slim on the back hmmm
It's a skinfat or fatskin depends what end you stand at.
So yeh don't pass over the 155. Whatever model, they all have potential, character and are as indivual as the drivers.....