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    Re: scorpion #1147 found - resurrection thread

    I totally agree on the styling, but the euro ones -especially the repros available today- are they even bumpers structurally? I still may need some bumpers temporarily while I am dialing in the powertrain that's going in my Scorp...

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    Re: scorpion #1147 found - resurrection thread

    That looks really nice. Now you've got me wanting to find another now that my life has settled down again and I have a proper big garage to work in.
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    Re: scorpion #1147 found - resurrection thread

    Quote Originally Posted by prorallycodriver View Post
    F the US bumpers. Anyone who tells you that a Scorpion is less valuable because you put the stylish bumpers that were designed for the car rather than retaining the ones mandated by US government who do not design cars, go ahead and kick for me. Pinnifarina > DOT.
    amen to that!

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    Re: scorpion #1147 found - resurrection thread

    Quote Originally Posted by motoTrooper View Post
    I totally agree on the styling, but the euro ones -especially the repros available today- are they even bumpers structurally? I still may need some bumpers temporarily while I am dialing in the powertrain that's going in my Scorp...
    You need bumpers for your drivetrain? Becuz you think you are going to crash it?

    There is no structure to the Monte bumpers. They also did not come with airbags, door impact beams, accident avoidance system, good brakes and your original seatbelt webbing is now 30 years past the age racing sanctioning bodies force you to install new belts. Still a blast to drive.

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    Re: scorpion #1147 found - resurrection thread

    Quote Originally Posted by prorallycodriver View Post
    You need bumpers for your drivetrain? Becuz you think you are going to crash it?
    In a few words, maybe, possibly. Yeah, it's going to be interesting for a bit after I put the new drivetrain in. Also new brakes and suspension too. Mine will most definitely not be a garage or show car.

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    Re: scorpion #1147 found - resurrection thread

    today's miniproject... yank the trunk carpets, clean them, and clean/inspect the area

    the carpets were dirty, with mouse pee and stuff in them but in overall nice shape. a pleasant surprise was a plastic battery liner on the tray area which has kept rust down to a minimum.

    what I don't understand is what's going on with the hydraulic bypass line... anyone know what's going on here?















    that's all for this weekend. I'll put it all back together this coming week.

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    Re: scorpion #1147 found - resurrection thread

    Words can't describe how jealous I am. Currently looking for a scorpion right now.

    If you ever want to sell it...
    I really need a $500 rusty Beta to turn into an italian track car.
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    Re: scorpion #1147 found - resurrection thread

    The previous owner may have disconnected the brake booster and this may be the "fix" for the brakes. Doesn't exactly look "factory". (I think I've used up my quotation mark quota for today). Anyhoo, if you research the brakes stuff the booster disconnect was an advisable modification to reduce front brake lockup. (Very little weight over the front wheels.) I'm putting a fuel cell up front to help with this aspect of the Scorpion.

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    Re: scorpion #1147 found - resurrection thread

    Quote Originally Posted by motoTrooper View Post
    ...the booster disconnect was an advisable modification...
    Bad advice in my opinion. But we've beat that horse to death already.
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    Re: scorpion #1147 found - resurrection thread

    gentlemen, I have read about the booster stuff, and will leave it be. I'm not crazy about how the line is formed into place, but I'll leave that for another day. thanks for the tip.

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