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tonyvan 1st January 2019 08:32

Testarossa Rep; Early Christmas present
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Found this Testarossa replica in pretty good order. The intention is/was,to store it and not touch it until 2020, as Iím 99 % through completing my other project a Dino 246GT.
Based on the Pontiac Fiero this Testarossa,has been converted to right hand drive and the previous owner had the 2.8 v6 professionaly turbo charged and bored out to 3 ltr. I intend to do lots more cosmetic touches to the car to make it look a lot more authentic. The car itself has been off the rd and garaged for the past 7 years as the previous owner took it off the rd to do some cosmetic work , and respray the whole car. As with things in life this never happened and he decided to sell, and thatís where I am at at present. I donít want to jump from one project to another but inpatients does get the better of me sometimes, and although I have kinda promised not to start any work, Iíve found I have already taken the wing mirrors off in 1 day of ownership,and cut out the slots that are in the original wing mirrors. Just need to fill in and blend in the cut outs....then I must promise myself to stop!!!!.
If anyone else has one of these it would be good to hear about them, and their experiences

tonyvan 2nd June 2020 06:55

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Well finally after a lot of logistical problems I have finally got the Testarossa under the same roof as the other cars and now I can start working on it at my leisure . I was unable to do any work on it for the past year, due to it being inaccessible, and working on garage lift and the Dino.
Gave the underside a really good clean of all the years of grease grime and dirt.On closer inspection both rear wheel hubs/bearings are worn completely out, New hubs on order along with brake Caliper sealing repair kits front and rear.Callipers stripped cleaned and repainted red ready for new seal kit.
All this in 3 days of it being in its new This project was something that I would just do up slowly, so I just want it in a condition of it rolling and mechanically sound.

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