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So, do you?

And by this I dont only mean Q-cars, I mean any sort of car that has a monster under the hood, even if it is a one-of-a-kind project.

Personally, I do. I went for Alfa because of its good looks, but I would like some day to own a Q-car maybe, just to enjoy stunned faces of "premium" drivers :)

There is a local guy here who has just finished work on his Zastava 1300 (that is FIAT 1300 under licence) and put a massive 2.9 V6 from Ford Scorpio into it, along with the 4-speed auto transmissio. The best bit is that he didnt do anything to the cars appereance, except bigger wheels, as the old 13 inch tyres just couldnt handle the power.

The 800 kilos RWD Fiat has close to 200bhp - it literally spins wheels at 60mph, when floored.

And looks like this, apart from bigger wheels:

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Also, its quite popular here to put Lancia 1.5 or Fiat 1.6 (even Alfa boxers, but rarely) into old Yugos. Its quite a thrill to see BMW and Audi drivers on the highway being passed at 1xx mph by old bangers.
 

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I like the idea of sleepers as well.


My Brother recently sold a Morris Minor 1000, and me and my dad were toying with the idea of buying it and making it into a Q car.

It was either going to have a Rover V8 or a Rover T series turbo engine. We were going to fit strut suspension disc brakes, and slightly wider tyres, but other than that it would look standard.

However time and money meant we were unable to do it.


Maybe one day. ;)
 

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pritty cool :thumbs:

would have been cooler if it had a Arese V6 inside instead though ;)
This one was pretty cheap to get, from a imported car that couldnt be insured here. Of course, Arese would be better, but believe me, when this roars, you expect a testarossa behind the corner and you see old Zastava almost doing wheelie on its back wheels :lol:
 
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Most definitely. It goes back to a ride in a Mini years ago which had fairly heavily tuned 1275 Cooper S running gear in a dog rough 850 shell.
 

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I remember a few years back my mate had a civic type r, and at the lights a mk1 escort pulled up next him, the escort looked nice as in it was well looked after but not as if it had been modded. Anyway the lights went green and this escort just shot of like a rocket, front wheels nearly off the grond and fire coming out the exhaust. It looked like a nice well looked after car but was seriously modded underneath the bonnet.

Needless to say i was very shocked.
 

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I remember a while back there was a Skoda 120/Estelle on eBay that had been tuned to the hilt! I think it was 200 BHP... They had a YouTube video of it 'in action'. I think it would have left many BM/Audi and other drivers red faced.

worst of all it was that horrible NHS green colour!
 

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I remember a while back there was a Skoda 120/Estelle on eBay that had been tuned to the hilt! I think it was 200 BHP... They had a YouTube video of it 'in action'. I think it would have left many BM/Audi and other drivers red faced.

worst of all it was that horrible NHS green colour!


The ad for that had a brilliant 'in car' ride but although there is a clip of the car on You Tube it is nowhere as good as the Ebay ad.

It hadn't been tuned so much as having a Mazda RX7 engine transplant!
 

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That reliant Kitten would be a real sleeper.


However a while back there was a Robin on youtube with a big bike engine fitted to it. I can't find the link at the monet though. :(


The fact that it has 3 wheels would make it even more shocking as it left you at the lights. :D
 

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my dad once bought a used MK2 Astra 1.3 Estate. Dull red paint, dull grey interior, a worthy car, but dull. 'Odd choice of a car for you' I said to him. 'You reckon?' he replied with a mischievous twinkle in his eye...

...some months (and late nights) later, the Astra came home. New, bigger tyres, running on larger standard fare GM pressed steelies in black. Same old dull paint, but a distinctly deeper exhaust note, and an evident hum of an electric fuel pump that i didn't remember from before.

During those late nights, he'd slipped in the 160bhp engine and gearbox from a totalled Astra GSi, lowered the suspension, added slightly larger and wider wheels, and put disc brakes all round (don't remember now which GM they came from) and a bigger brake servo.

Of course, it flew - it was a bit rough and ready (more a result of the parts used than the execution) but it was a riot - it sounded excellent, and was (imho) less terrifying to drive than the mk2 GSI hatch (a car i refused to drive above 50mph because of its rather unruly chassis).

It looked like a tat-box outside, but my goodness that car was soooo much fun to drive. And not least for its ability to keep up with many other cars that would ordinarily smoke a tatty looking 1300cc Astra Estate :)
 

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The ad for that had a brilliant 'in car' ride but although there is a clip of the car on You Tube it is nowhere as good as the Ebay ad.

It hadn't been tuned so much as having a Mazda RX7 engine transplant!
Ahh right, an engine transplant! it certainly looked rapid on the vids! :thumbs:

I had a look on YouTube for it the other day but couldn't find it.
 
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my dad once bought a used MK2 Astra 1.3 Estate. Dull red paint, dull grey interior, a worthy car, but dull. 'Odd choice of a car for you' I said to him. 'You reckon?' he replied with a mischievous twinkle in his eye...

...some months (and late nights) later, the Astra came home. New, bigger tyres, running on larger standard fare GM pressed steelies in black. Same old dull paint, but a distinctly deeper exhaust note, and an evident hum of an electric fuel pump that i didn't remember from before.

During those late nights, he'd slipped in the 160bhp engine and gearbox from a totalled Astra GSi, lowered the suspension, added slightly larger and wider wheels, and put disc brakes all round (don't remember now which GM they came from) and a bigger brake servo.

Of course, it flew - it was a bit rough and ready (more a result of the parts used than the execution) but it was a riot - it sounded excellent, and was (imho) less terrifying to drive than the mk2 GSI hatch (a car i refused to drive above 50mph because of its rather unruly chassis).

It looked like a tat-box outside, but my goodness that car was soooo much fun to drive. And not least for its ability to keep up with many other cars that would ordinarily smoke a tatty looking 1300cc Astra Estate :)
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Love that kind of thing.
 

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my dad once bought a used MK2 Astra 1.3 Estate. Dull red paint, dull grey interior, a worthy car, but dull. 'Odd choice of a car for you' I said to him. 'You reckon?' he replied with a mischievous twinkle in his eye...

...some months (and late nights) later, the Astra came home. New, bigger tyres, running on larger standard fare GM pressed steelies in black. Same old dull paint, but a distinctly deeper exhaust note, and an evident hum of an electric fuel pump that i didn't remember from before.

During those late nights, he'd slipped in the 160bhp engine and gearbox from a totalled Astra GSi, lowered the suspension, added slightly larger and wider wheels, and put disc brakes all round (don't remember now which GM they came from) and a bigger brake servo.

Of course, it flew - it was a bit rough and ready (more a result of the parts used than the execution) but it was a riot - it sounded excellent, and was (imho) less terrifying to drive than the mk2 GSI hatch (a car i refused to drive above 50mph because of its rather unruly chassis).

It looked like a tat-box outside, but my goodness that car was soooo much fun to drive. And not least for its ability to keep up with many other cars that would ordinarily smoke a tatty looking 1300cc Astra Estate :)

I bet it still wasn't as fast as a white AstaMax Van though!!:p
 

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I used to have a 1967 cortina 1300 delux (pre crossflow) with a rover V8 and 5 speed hidden neatly away. The car looked stock, but taught many many RS turbos the flavour of some very humble pie!
 

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:lol: Royal Mail van :thumbs:
 
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