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Re: Venturi 200 Rebuild

Postby PaulyA610 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:59 pm

Congratulations mate, well done for bring a classic back to life. Looks very good.
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Re: Venturi 200 Rebuild

Postby smokin » Sun May 06, 2018 8:25 am

Keep coming to take a look at this thread, tremendous work, good memories when my father had the car, do let us know if you ever put it on the market, hope you're enjoying it!
Nice work on the house too!
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Re: Venturi 200 Rebuild

Postby ren5gord » Sun May 06, 2018 10:27 am

The car is now on the road I've driven it 400miles in the past 2 days.

I'm going to the rolling road with it on Wednesday which should be interesting, it will probably get painted next yr.
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Re: Venturi 200 Rebuild

Postby Williams » Sun May 13, 2018 12:23 pm

I hear it did quite well at the rolling road, despite a few limiting factors.... :up
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Re: Venturi 200 Rebuild

Postby ren5gord » Tue May 15, 2018 2:55 am

Yes it went okish,

It made 310bhp @5400rpm and 310lb.ft @ 5200rpm with 12psi of boost but I have a bank to bank fuelling in balance which looks like its cam timing.

So the engine will be coming out to check and adjust cam timing as max power should also be around 6500rpm, inlet temps were 45°C about 20°C above ambient temp.
I think I can improve on this though so have some mods to do to the chargecoolers and new wastegate actuators to fit at to allow me to get to 25psi boost.

As usual there is always more to do but a promising start and it didn't blow-up.

I'm out of the country now till early 2019 so all this will have to wait until then.
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Re: Venturi 200 Rebuild

Postby stevestamp » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:34 pm

Have just joined the forum as a potential Venturi 200 owner and came across this post - any update since the last entry? Is the engine now fully tuned and has the paint job been done?
I am on the Bucks/Oxon border and would love to meet any local Venturi owners.
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Re: Venturi 200 Rebuild

Postby simontaylor » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:12 am

Ren5gord used to live in Fleet, so not too far for you.
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Re: Venturi 200 Rebuild

Postby ren5gord » Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:30 pm

Since the last post in 2018, I drove the car in the summer of 2019 everything is mechanically complete its just the body work and AC that needs finishing.

The turbos were replaced in January in 2020 due to the left turbo starting to smoke.

The new turbos have larger turbine housings and bigger compressors, I only got to drive it twice at the end of the January before I left for the US and it was significantly quicker and pulled upto 7000rpm where as with the old turbos power used to start dropping away after 5500rpm.

I had planned on taking it to Circuit de Ramparts historic race meeting in France mid September this year but with the current situation this looks unlikely, so I think the trip will be postponed till 2021.

Maybe I'll treat it to a paint job before then!
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Re: Venturi 200 Rebuild

Postby PaulC1959 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:25 pm

Great to here you are continuing to develop the car and it is still in your possession, you really must bring it to a weekend event like La Vie en Bleu so week can see it.
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Re: Venturi 200 Rebuild

Postby ren5gord » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:23 pm

Next time I'm back I will try and bring it to an event, looks like that will be next year now....

I am going to try and organise getting it repainted in the mean time because it looks a mess unless you are 50ft away.

The MOT guys always look at it like what the hell is this wreck!! Then they get it in the air and see everything new.
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