Update: I sold the car in Italy and found out the new owner got T-boned. The car is dead. 05/17/2007
I own a Maserati 222 1989. I received this car by tra... Show moreding my Rally car (page 3) for it and $500 USD. Good trade. It took me six months to get it running and the past 2 years keeping it running. I have all manuals for the parts and maintenance and have 'bastard-ized' many tools and procedures to get the job done and to keep my Maserati original without having to take it to the dealer and paying $1000 Euro just for the visit.
This car has the 224 suspension, tested on the 222 before used on the 224 (five lug pattern, height, and rake in turns). The engine has the original Bi-Turbo 3 valve per cylinder head but has fuel injection with Dual ignition. Another test process for the 224. Show Less
I traded, for the Maserati, this car. The pics are about in the middle of my work. It really hauled ASS!!! Originally a Renault 5 TC, I renamed it to R5 T... Show moreurbo Custom. The first thing I did was remove the 900CC motor and complete front suspension with sub-frame. This worked out better than picking the engine out of the top.I (using a shoehorn and sledgehammer) dropped the shell onto a complete front end from a Renault GT Turbo, suspension and all. I installed a 3.5-inch exhaust open flow to the resonator. The GT I got the setup from had a T3 Turbo on it that the junkyard guy didn't know about. Next I removed the needle valves and installed (self modified)straws.I 'Flowed' the inter-cooler, as well as, moving the ignition to the opposite side of the firewall. A common error in early Renault?s is the ignition unit was about 6 inches above the Turbo and would melt. I installed a stainless steal shield over the turbo and exhaust.As I become closer to attempting a start, I realized the wiring harness was all wrong. DDDUUUUU!!! I went back to the junk yard and the complete harness and electric fuel system to include the sub-gas tank (it added another 10 liters and actually, when full, helped with weight distribution).I added a R5 GTX front bumper for the lower profile and forced airflow across the Radiator. Then a R5 GT Turbo rear bumper that would facilitate the 3.5 inch exhaust and skirt the rear. The door panels and everything but the two front seat were removed. Show Less