My Lancia Delta Integrale Project.

My Lancia Delta Integrale Project.

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nottinghamtuning

1 posts

128 months

Thursday 4th February 2010
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Well at last the finishing line is nearly here for the body work anyway,smile Sean as got no finger tips left with all the rubbing down he as done over the past 5 weeks. Dave no more projects like this one !!!!!!!!!! smilesmile

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Edited by nottinghamtuning on Thursday 4th February 17:40


Edited by nottinghamtuning on Thursday 4th February 17:42

dwrights

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241 posts

211 months

Friday 5th February 2010
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Hello,

Well the Lancia is all panelled up now except for the tailgate which we are painting today. The panel gaps are excellent and the car is starting to look like a proper Evo rally car.

Next job is to make a set of bumper brackets for the front bumper and also get the Speedline Corse wheels painted white to match the car.

Once the tailgate and spoiler are fitted we will get the car on the ramp and touch up the silver paintwork in the wheel arches and under the car, Group A style.smile

Here are some photos of the car today. Will post up more when it is all together and ready to go and be fitted up.




gj88

1,849 posts

152 months

Friday 5th February 2010
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Track_Cit

496 posts

180 months

Saturday 13th February 2010
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God this will be so cool once complete! Are you going to do the inside white too then?

dwrights

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241 posts

211 months

Sunday 14th February 2010
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Hello,

The inside of the car, the engine bay and the underneath will be painted silver like the works rally cars.

Just waiting for my Speedlines to come back from the painters then it will go up to Nick's place to be fitted up.

Very excited.smile

Evoman

80 posts

155 months

Wednesday 17th February 2010
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I'm loving this wink It's nice to see it all coming together, I bet you are struggling to get a proper sleep you must be so excited! I've been out in my Integrale today in the sunshine looking all shiny after it's recent paintjob, love it. It makes it even more of an occasion going out in your Integrale when you've not had it for so long. Watching this whole process from the car arriving in its unfettled state to seeing each step of the project is very enjoyable. It's going to be fantastic fun on track.

Evo

3,460 posts

212 months

Thursday 18th February 2010
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Also enjoying watching this thread unfold. I've made the decision to sell my TVR Chimaera and come back to an Integrale, I've been involved with Lancia's since i was five, wouldn't mind a Montecarlo to go with it either. smile

dwrights

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241 posts

211 months

Friday 19th February 2010
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Yes it's all coming together slowly but surely. The Delta is now all painted in Bianca 210 and looks fantastic.

Will get the Speedline Corse wheels back on Monday and then it's back up North to get fitted up.

New purchases this week include a light weight Steel flywheel from Allitalia. This is to replace my Findanza ali flywheel. The reason for this is that I don't want to risk the ali flywheel cracking under the high torque levels of the new engine. Steel is a lot stronger!

Also purchased a new clutch from my friends in Greece. This clutch will handle 600bhp and over 550 lbs/ft of torque yet is still quite driver freindly unlike the Tilton twin plate race clutch I was going to use.

Another purchase this week was all the braided hoses and Mocal fittings for the fuel and oil system. Think Automotive gave me a great discount and their level of knowledge is outstanding in this field. I have gone for high spec Pro gold fittings and vapour proof fuel lines. Have also added a Mocal fuel cooler and Laminova oil coolers. Nick helped me out with the shopping list for these items, many thanks.

Thats all for now, will post some more pics soon.smile


dwrights

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241 posts

211 months

Wednesday 24th February 2010
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Hello,

Here's some photos of the Delta with the paintwork finished. It's gone up to be fitted up now so I best start saving my pennies so I can pay for the engine mods etc.smile

Very pleased with the paintwork. Sean and Kev have done a great job, well done.clap








Edited by dwrights on Tuesday 26th April 16:01

Whitean3

2,100 posts

156 months

Wednesday 24th February 2010
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Great work and great thread- it's got me looking in the classifieds now!

dwrights

Original Poster:

241 posts

211 months

Wednesday 24th February 2010
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Hi,

Always good to hear that the thread is an interesting read to fellow PH'ers. Get scanning the classifieds and get one in your garage. Better than a pension!

Cheers,

David.

madrob6

3,585 posts

178 months

Wednesday 24th February 2010
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That's looking lovely. Looking forward to seeing it progress further.

Dr G

13,934 posts

200 months

Thursday 25th February 2010
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Can't really say anything that hasn't already been said but thanks for keeping us posted, really cool build.


dwrights

Original Poster:

241 posts

211 months

Wednesday 17th March 2010
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Hello,

Not much to report at the moment. The engine has been stripped down ready for it's freshen up plus the GT35 turbo has arrived from Owen developments which looks very tasty.

The custom made engine loom for the Motec M800 is also here. It is wired to run eight injectors which should give us scope for plenty of bhp.smile









I know it's a long shot but if anybody is breaking a Delta which has front window winder mechanism's could you please get in touch?

Thanks,

David.

Edited by dwrights on Wednesday 17th March 13:33

UncappedTag

2,102 posts

143 months

Thursday 18th March 2010
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Love it, awesome looking car smile

dwrights

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241 posts

211 months

Saturday 20th March 2010
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Many Thanks. Can't wait to drive it!

dwrights

Original Poster:

241 posts

211 months

Thursday 1st April 2010
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Hello,

Well the car build is coming along great. Derek has been folding and bending ali to make the front and rear bulkheads.

The dashboard has been modified to take a smaller heater because the standard Lancia heater wouldn't fit because of the roll cage. I know a heater is a luxury in a race car but it's very small and light.
Dashboard is being made to look like a Group A cars, except my speedo/clocks will be Motec and not Magneti Marelli.smile



We have got everything for the rear suspension now. It's all bolted up and looks great. Driveshafts have been overhauled and are ready for assembly.




Will post again soon,

Take care,

David.

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Edited by dwrights on Tuesday 26th April 16:04

10speeduk

144 posts

134 months

Saturday 3rd April 2010
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Quality. Looking fwd to seeing more pics and progress! Thanks. smile

dwrights

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241 posts

211 months

Saturday 10th July 2010
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Hello,

It's been a while since I updated the build thread here on PH. I have been busy with other projects and Derek has been busy with projects which pays better than my build. A man has got to eat so I don't blame him! smile

We are at that stage now where every job has to be perfect to look right, which in turn takes time and lots of effort. Just simple things like getting the original Lancia Integrale door cards to fit and not foul the roll cage when the doors are shut takes time to complete. Jobs like these can take two or three days to finish off so the days roll by and time ticks on.

On a more positive note,the front and rear bulkheads have now been fabricated out of ali and been fitted. The rear diff is in and all the rear suspension is now complete except for the Group A ARB which needs more work. The dashboard and mini heater has been trial fitted and fits the new front bulkhead well.

The engine has been rebuilt and is all together in readiness for it's day on the engine dyno. We have just got to get the exhaust manifold modified to take the external wastegate. Once this is done we will book the day for the dyno.

When the engine has been installed in the car we will then get the Motec man in to rewire the car using Raychem and the Motec PDM 30. This black box negates the use of relays and fuses and you can program the electric fuctions via your lap top. The car will have a Motec ECU, dashboard and power distribution. Great stuff!

Interior is coming along nicely. The Sparco Evo seats have had mounting brackets made for them by Derek because none of the shop bought items would let the seat go low enough between the strenghened chassis rails. Fire protection is all plumbed in, battery is in position, spare wheel carrier fitted etc.

Here are some more pics.

















Edited by dwrights on Saturday 10th July 20:00

The Nur

9,168 posts

143 months

Saturday 10th July 2010
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This looks nothing but awesome. Got to love a nice Delta!

When do you expect/hope to get your first drive? driving