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HPDxxx

posted on 24/9/12 at 07:28 AM Reply With Quote
Hello from Italy!

Hello guys!
after one year of search and reading bords, finally i have my new toy in garage!
It's a Westfield MegaBusa, with LSD, dry sump, big brake kit (front&rear), some carbon parts, willans 4 point harness ecc..
i'm from north italy, very close to swiss and between beautiful alps and lakes, unfortunately, because of Italian bureaucracy I could not build a car at home , I bought used in England and transported here.
i'm very happy, it's incredible fun to drive!
i hope to learn more technical info from this community, i like to work in my garage with my cars..
bye
Davide

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hughpinder

posted on 24/9/12 at 07:45 AM Reply With Quote
Welcome to the forum!
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snapper

posted on 24/9/12 at 08:04 AM Reply With Quote
quote:

Westfield MegaBusa, with LSD, dry sump, big brake kit (front&rear), some carbon parts, willans 4 point harness ecc



That's a good start, should be fun round those beutifull roads
Perhaps a few photos of the car and those roads just to make us envious in this cold wet country.

And welcome.





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AndyW

posted on 24/9/12 at 08:05 AM Reply With Quote
Hello and welcome!

I dont think there has been a question yet that has not been answered.

There must be some great roads there to play on! I used to work in Lietchenstein and the roads round there were great!

Andy

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HPDxxx

posted on 24/9/12 at 08:51 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by snapper
Perhaps a few photos of the car and those roads just to make us envious in this cold wet country.



here you can see some photos... are take on my garden, but there is UK plates





























yes..... yes........ i know... wheels & tires are rubbish 16" on the rear, and 15" on the front...






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HPDxxx

posted on 24/9/12 at 08:54 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AndyW
There must be some great roads there to play on! I used to work in Lietchenstein and the roads round there were great!

Andy

yes, swiss alps are ewesome!
last weekend i was on Stelvio Pass... here you can see the roads we have do:


































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welderman

posted on 24/9/12 at 09:58 AM Reply With Quote
Hello, nice looking car, you are very lucky with the roads





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eddie99

posted on 24/9/12 at 10:22 AM Reply With Quote
Very lucky, i have just come back from italy driving through swiss and all the great roads around there. Hopefully i'll pluck up the courage to bring my kit up to your area.

Have fun with it





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NigeEss

posted on 24/9/12 at 10:26 AM Reply With Quote
Awesome,
I'm very jealous.





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adithorp

posted on 24/9/12 at 11:16 AM Reply With Quote
Having been to the Alps a few times now in the Fury, I can say there's nothing quite like driving a bike engined car on those roads. I'm very jealous of you having them on your door step.





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whitestu

posted on 24/9/12 at 11:17 AM Reply With Quote
Awesome!

In the second picture it looks like you have the hay trailer hitched up to the Westy!

Stu

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bi22le

posted on 24/9/12 at 11:48 AM Reply With Quote
Thats your garden!!!

Welcome to the forum, when are you organising a LCB Italy tour to your house!?!





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bobinspain

posted on 24/9/12 at 11:56 AM Reply With Quote
A seriously classy build.
Little wonder it took you a year to track it down.
We used to visit Etrouble to ski every year, for about 8 years running we drove through the Gran St Bernard tunnel. I always lusted after taking a nice car out on those roads, but we were loaded up in a people-carrier with kids.
Have some great fun in your new toy.

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HPDxxx

posted on 24/9/12 at 12:18 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by eddie99
Very lucky, i have just come back from italy driving through swiss and all the great roads around there.

where are you been ?

quote:
Originally posted by bi22le
Welcome to the forum, when are you organising a LCB Italy tour to your house!?!

eheheh you are welcome!

quote:
Originally posted by bobinspain
We used to visit Etrouble to ski every year, for about 8 years running we drove through the Gran St Bernard tunnel. I always lusted after taking a nice car out on those roads, but we were loaded up in a people-carrier with kids.


san bernardino pass it's a great road!
it's in "Top 15 Most Beautiful Roads in the World" and it isn't too far from me, about 65 miles.
if this weekend doesn't rain, i'll go!

here you can see some videos i have made..
http://www.youtube.com/user/HPDxxx?feature=mhee






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bobinspain

posted on 24/9/12 at 12:57 PM Reply With Quote
Great vids Davide, and utterly stunning scenery, particularly the lakeside run.

Your gearchanges seem very quiet, slick and positive. Have you a flatshifter fitted? It could just be that the vid' attenuates the sound a good deal, so everything appears quieter. What airbox have you got fitted. Even the engine seems quieter.

Do you get any prop-shaft lash and clunking on shifting? (particularly downshifts).

My gear changes are very 'agricultural' by comparison. (I have a Busa with Flatshifter Expert fitted).

Regards, Bob.

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HPDxxx

posted on 24/9/12 at 01:30 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bobinspain
Your gearchanges seem very quiet, slick and positive. Have you a flatshifter fitted? It could just be that the vid' attenuates the sound a good deal, so everything appears quieter. What airbox have you got fitted. Even the engine seems quieter.

about gearchanges, I have only mechanical leverism.. and use clutch pedal every time..
i did only a little mod to clutch pedal leverism to have better feeling...

on my busa there isn't airbox, but pipercross foam air filter..
if you don't go over 7000rpm, with partial throttle, noise is very low.



quote:
Originally posted by bobinspain
Do you get any prop-shaft lash and clunking on shifting? (particularly downshifts).

at low rpm and slow speed, yes i can ear "clonk" on upshift and downshift.... but if you revup rpm and increase speed, the gears it's a gun! flat and without noise!






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eddie99

posted on 24/9/12 at 01:31 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by HPDxxx
quote:
Originally posted by eddie99
Very lucky, i have just come back from italy driving through swiss and all the great roads around there.

where are you been ?


Came over st bernadino and did all of switzerland italy and france from La spezia area to essex here in the UK without going on any motorways.





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HPDxxx

posted on 24/9/12 at 02:15 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by eddie99
Came over st bernadino and did all of switzerland italy and france from La spezia area to essex here in the UK without going on any motorways.

very nice trip!






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bobinspain

posted on 24/9/12 at 02:40 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by HPDxxx
quote:
Originally posted by bobinspain
Your gearchanges seem very quiet, slick and positive. Have you a flatshifter fitted? It could just be that the vid' attenuates the sound a good deal, so everything appears quieter. What airbox have you got fitted. Even the engine seems quieter.

about gearchanges, I have only mechanical leverism.. and use clutch pedal every time..
i did only a little mod to clutch pedal leverism to have better feeling...

on my busa there isn't airbox, but pipercross foam air filter..
if you don't go over 7000rpm, with partial throttle, noise is very low.



quote:
Originally posted by bobinspain
Do you get any prop-shaft lash and clunking on shifting? (particularly downshifts).

at low rpm and slow speed, yes i can ear "clonk" on upshift and downshift.... but if you revup rpm and increase speed, the gears it's a gun! flat and without noise!




Yes, I have the Pipercross. The Gen2 Busa is difficult/impossible to fit a rigid airbox to in the MK-Indy. There's so little clearance (none) between the air-intake trumpets and the bonnet.

Thanks for the reply to my queries Davide.

I've sent you a U2U.

Regards, Bob.

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HPDxxx

posted on 24/9/12 at 03:12 PM Reply With Quote
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Yes, I have the Pipercross. The Gen2 Busa is difficult/impossible to fit a rigid airbox to in the MK-Indy. There's so little clearance (none) between the air-intake trumpets and the bonnet.

Thanks for the reply to my queries Davide.

I've sent you a U2U.

Regards, Bob.

i undestand you problem aboute limited clearance
if you need more info i'll be happy to help you!

now i read your PM






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David Jenkins

posted on 24/9/12 at 03:24 PM Reply With Quote
I bet that the car-crazy Italians *love* that car!

Some time ago I was reading about someone who took their Locost into Paris... all the locals gathered around taking pictures, chatting to the owner, and so on. I don't think that many had seen a seven-style car before!





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HPDxxx

posted on 24/9/12 at 03:33 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by David Jenkins
I bet that the car-crazy Italians *love* that car!

Some time ago I was reading about someone who took their Locost into Paris... all the locals gathered around taking pictures, chatting to the owner, and so on. I don't think that many had seen a seven-style car before!

yes yes yes!
every time i parking my westi for take ice cream, beer or everything else, all people come to take photo, ask question ecc... i feel like alien! hahaha!
here in italy there aren't too much "seven", it's rare car!
the last week i was driving my busa, there was a police block on the road... they were lowered to look at me, they started to laugh and not stopped! ahahahaha!
all people on the roads smile and look.. it isn't a good car for shy guys!







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daniel mason

posted on 24/9/12 at 05:49 PM Reply With Quote
fantastic looking car. very very
a nice set of 13" rims will transform the car completely!






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HPDxxx

posted on 25/9/12 at 07:09 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by daniel mason
a nice set of 13" rims will transform the car completely!

you're right, unfortunately with fron&rear big brake kit, the smaller wheels that can fit are 15"
but i have in garage 4 wheels very nice, need only new tyres...






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HPDxxx

posted on 2/10/12 at 02:52 PM Reply With Quote
Saturday I wanted to go to San Bernardino, but it was my first experience in the rain .. is not easy to drive in those conditions!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WU7GRTB_xs

ill try again next week






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