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Thread: First run after the mega engine rebiuld

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    Senior Member alfatwo's Avatar
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    It's very physical to drive those old manual 3200 Gt's fast, But get it right with the turbo boost full on, there nothing to touch them..

    There difficult to drive old school super cars, maybe that's the fascination!

    Dave

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    The auto is an easier drive, but I went for manual, such an involved and emotional feeling, and sometimes a challenge in the short time I've had it. Good to hear you have her back on the road.
    Paul

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    great news Dave, suspect after 2yrs its like getting a new car

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    Senior Member alfatwo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by EnzoMC View Post
    great news Dave, suspect after 2yrs its like getting a new car
    It was difficult to reconnect for the first few miles, those Getrag's aint easy either, after that it was lets rock and see what happens!


    Dave

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    As I was told when went to test mine, "It needs a firm hand"! All the better for it
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    How much was the engine rebuild? (If you don't mind me asking.)
    Steve.

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    Good to hear Dave and I think the gearbox will get easier once you drive it more regularly, at least that's what I found wit mine if it was laid up for any period of time.

    I hope that you can get to enjoy it some more now, you only live once!
    Stuart
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    GranTurismo S MC-Shift; 3200GT Assetto Corsa # 33/75; Lancia Beta Spyder; Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione

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    I can see the wide grin from here Dave! Happy the old girl back in fettle for you, nice one, now get some pics up!
    Greg
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    weekend drive - 3200 GTA 2000. Verde Mexico Metallizzato, green leather, green alacantera, green carpets, too much spec (and green lol) to mention . aka MARCI, "la Dea Verde" .

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    glad to hear all the comments on the the sort of drive the manual 3200 gives had mine 7 months now hardest car to get used to I have ever owned had all sorts of performance cars, but this car is special wrestling a gorilla sums it up raw and rewarding enjoy the car

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    Rewarding drive when it all goes right though, I chose the manual over auto when I had a 3200 because after test driving both it was like choosing between Jekyl & Hyde!

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