Here is the rest of my 1996 article which summarises the specification as it then was and gives a few more details. I should add that quite a few changes were made between 1996 and 2003, in particular, the front brakes. Sorry about the layout: the text was copied over from Word and is impossible to format, despite my best efforts with the HTML - it just refuses to respond.
Next I shall, as requested try to write a little about the way we managed to fabricate the body work, with some pictures of work in progress.
1967 Fulvia Coupe. Sills reinforced with central membrane, all seam-welded. Sub-frame boxes removed, triangular sections rebuilt in 12/16g steel, seam welded. Rear of sub-frame removed. Sub-frame modified to use 2000 rear mounts. Gearbox tunnel removed and replaced with extended SII tunnel, triangulated to scuttle. Centre and rear sub-frame mounts triangulated with square tubing. Front flitch panels triangulated to "A" post. Wheel arches seam-welded to wing tops. New wings and rear panel fabricated from 18g aluminium sheet - riveted in place. Rear quarter lights removed and welded up. New front panel fabricated; front valance replaced with modified Porsche spoiler. Dash panel replaced with tubular structure; steering column lowered.
82 x 75mm, 1584cc. Block bored & sleeved; flywheel lightened; head gas-flowed; 40mm inlet valves, 35mm exhausts.
c.r. approx 11.5/1. Ex-works rally-profile camshafts(BWE) timing approx 50/70/70/50; lift at TDC: 4.3mm
Lucas mechanical injection Mk II. Bosch electric fuel pumps. Throttle bodies 42mm bore. Exhaust manifold 4-into-1, primaries 39" long, bore 35mm opening to 38mm; pipe after collector 60mm.
Oil and fuel coolers. Approx. 145 b.h.p. @ 6700 r.p.m.
Fulvia 1600 sport gearbox 11/39 diff. Extended remote-control with revised lever ratio and shortened gear-lever. Solid rod clutch throw-out.
1600 SII coupe suspension with Nylatron bushes. Rubber spring-to-wishbone mounts replaced with ball races in HD-30 supports and hardened steel plates on spring. SI rear axle, extra (inverted) leaf added to rear springs, solid bushes.
AP racing magnesium 4-pot calipers mounted on special adapter plates at front. SI Dunlop rear calipers lined with stainless steel. Pressure limiting valve. master cylinder: SI 18mm bore. Shortened, fly-off handbrake lever.
Cromodora 6x14, 185/60-14 tyres (to be replaced with Porsche 7x15 wheels with 195/205/50-15 tyres)
0-60: 7 secs, top speed: I haven't found out yet!
Alfa-Romeo - Radiator and fuse-box (Sud) fuel-guage (Duetto)
Ford - Fuel pump (XR3i) injection (Cosworth FVA)
Jaguar - header tank (XJ6)
Lancia (other than Fulvia) - Alternator, sub-frame parts & mounts, catch tanks, anti-roll bar (2000);oil cooler (Delta HF) silencer (Thema)
FIAT - various brackets, linkages (various),brake limiter (Panda)
TAXI - headlamps
TVR - rear lamps (Tuscan race-car)
Porsche - Spoiler, fuel-pump, washer-pump(911)
Honda - passenger seat runners (Activan)
Rank Xerox - Throttle linkage bearings (10-90 copier)
WORKERS, ADVISORS AND SUPPORTERS
Many thanks to:-
Martin Hall - bodywork fabrication and swearing lessons
Justin Hildreth -"Captain Bracket" - all sorts, notably exhaust manifold, injection installation, fabrication and the handbrake.
Doug Ellis - machining; throttle bodies, suspension mounts, brake mounts.
Barry Waterhouse - solid bushes, cylinder sleeving, flywheel lightening, lining of rear brake cylinders and what Harry would call "Facilities" and advice.
Peter Ward - design of front caliper mounts, advice re injection, concepts and technical theory.
Bob Blurton (BBI)- THE Lucas man - for advice and an entertaining Sunday afternoon.
Gary Crawford - preparation of bodywork, loan of MIG and spraying equipment, lots of good ideas and encouragement.
Dave Tweddle - advice and encouragement in the early days
Paul Collins - for the door handle idea.
Harry Manning - apart from everything else he sold me the car!
BWE - all sorts of things, far too many to list (but see above)
Goodwins - aluminium
George King Metals - aluminium, alloys and steel
Thos Tingley - steel tube
Think Automotive - Aeroquip tube and fittings, gauges
ADA racing - brake calipers
Ken Mills Injection - Lucas parts and overhaul of injectors
Wurth UK - Nuts, washers, rivets, connectors.
GSJ - stainless and standard bolts and nuts
Lucas - fuel system parts
Strand Glass - fibreglass cloth
Cannons MSA - Exhaust tubing paint etc.
Car Paint & Panel - paints
Fay's metals - copper sheet, aluminium and steel