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MADNESSLuckyJay
02-07-2013, 07:30 PM
... I'll leave the guess work up to you for a day or so

http://i.imgur.com/5gqmxbe.jpg

Corrnaus
02-07-2013, 07:43 PM
Heat Shield

Abarth Phreak
02-07-2013, 10:31 PM
Belt buckle

shagghie
02-07-2013, 10:50 PM
looks like some sort of scorpion.

:-/

rear window decal?

Tweak
02-08-2013, 01:31 AM
Heat Shield

Same.

Jeepnut
02-08-2013, 08:05 AM
Im guessing new hood

BigDaddySRT
02-08-2013, 08:16 AM
Paint Job with Orange Peel.

MrFiat
02-08-2013, 09:22 AM
... I'll leave the guess work up to you for a day or so

:hmmm: -- You're such a tease, Jay! -- lol -- :eagerness:

trevc
02-08-2013, 09:42 AM
I'm leaning towards a hood..

SailDesign
02-08-2013, 09:52 AM
I'm leaning towards a hood..

I reckon it's a hood, too - with a very cool air-intake built in. Sunny climates only....

EliRider
02-08-2013, 12:28 PM
NICE!
I'm sure we will all want one :)


... I'll leave the guess work up to you for a day or so

http://i.imgur.com/5gqmxbe.jpg

William M Jacocks Jr
02-08-2013, 12:56 PM
Engine cover?

cerebrix
02-08-2013, 01:36 PM
looks like a hood for sure

MADNESSLuckyJay
02-08-2013, 04:55 PM
http://i.imgur.com/HjzzpMP.jpg

MADNESSLuckyJay
02-08-2013, 04:56 PM
http://i.imgur.com/vx9hF9f.jpg

trevc
02-08-2013, 05:11 PM
A custom for Jon Olsson ??

shagghie
02-08-2013, 11:43 PM
its been a few days, time to spill the beanz

Racerflash
02-09-2013, 12:46 AM
New seats?

EliRider
02-09-2013, 12:10 PM
Maybe Harry Olson?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_F._Olson

Then the Superfast has me stumped.

http://www.topspeed.com/cars/ferrari/1964-1966-ferrari-500-superfast-ar78945.html

VTEC Mini
02-09-2013, 01:12 PM
It's a Harry Olson cheese grater in shape of the Abarth Scorpion, DUH! laugh2

Racerflash
02-10-2013, 12:15 PM
I still say it's new seats that mimic the vertical stripes of the Ferrari Superfast, with the scorpion cutout and red perforated leather or such behind the cutout???
4932 4933

Abarth Phreak
02-10-2013, 01:34 PM
Well...whatever it is...I am already annoyed by this thread.:banghead:

SailDesign
02-11-2013, 10:10 AM
Well...whatever it is...I am already annoyed by this thread.:banghead:

Yeah - I spend 38 hours with no power, knowing that the light at the end of the tunnel is the answer to this riddle, and STILL nothing....
Time to tell all, dude.

shagghie
02-11-2013, 12:33 PM
Pretty sure we cracked it here at M.I.T. It's a Swedish supercharger for your Fiat 1300: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSVkJP2YN04

MADNESSLuckyJay
02-11-2013, 01:24 PM
Making the full post today!

Scorponix
02-11-2013, 03:09 PM
It's a hood with a scorpion vent for cool air.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BepgNl14dVc I couldn't help but be reminded by this vid btw.

MADNESSLuckyJay
02-11-2013, 03:33 PM
It's a hood with a scorpion vent for cool air.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BepgNl14dVc I couldn't help but be reminded by this vid btw.

It certainly is not! One dead give-away is the pic of the scorpion, if that was a black hood, it would be painted, and if it were painted we wouldn't let it go out with any orange peel!

MADNESSLuckyJay
02-11-2013, 03:34 PM
It's a hood with a scorpion vent for cool air.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BepgNl14dVc I couldn't help but be reminded by this vid btw.

Scorpion, it's a scorpion, a scorpion? is it a Scorpion??

MADNESSLuckyJay
02-11-2013, 05:07 PM
Time for full disclosure!
We have teamed up with Nigel Olsson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Olsson), he is a big ABARTH & FIAT fan. He owns an ABARTH, his wife owns a 500T and he also loves taking his ABARTH to the track. We did some minor modifications on his car and he was impressed. He then commissioned us to do more design and development work on his car. We are working in partnership with him and will be introducing a line of limited edition and limited volume products that will carry his name and his input. We designed and built a custom engine cover, intake and other parts that are being featured on his car and will be available for sale shortly. This cover is completely custom and is built to order and installed at our facility only. We are working on a version that will be a little simpler and something that can be installed at home. There are new parts coming that are currently being developed and used on his own car.
Nigel had a graphics package that he already liked, we took what he had and brought the rest of the car up to par!

http://i.imgur.com/iuxxp1A.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/TTvrtx4.jpg

Color-matched Pogea Racing hood scoop and vent

http://i.imgur.com/QYt1wGG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/tEIRZn0.jpg

Custom 500 Super Fast badging

http://i.imgur.com/tw0ujs8.jpg

Added Nigel's logo to the B-pilars, water-jetted out of aluminum and polished

http://i.imgur.com/RRty81G.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/adwLRU8.jpg

Custom Engine Cover, designed and built by 500 MADNESS, Dzus fasteners used to give complete access to the engine at the track

http://i.imgur.com/TG5QaP0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/96jQtio.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/QaZ7kpc.jpg

Removed his cowl and had it color-matched as well

http://i.imgur.com/B5QqGJS.jpg

Color-Matched rear mid-wing

http://i.imgur.com/jnubi2z.jpg

Powder Coated Abarth wheels, with the ABARTH hand pin-striped in red

http://i.imgur.com/X1PhCgB.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/G97eAAF.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/XRJhddy.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/6uWx6NG.jpg

Scorponix
02-11-2013, 05:43 PM
Are the vents and scopes in the hood actually active or are they closed and just for looks? Also how much power did here receive? Also are you guys going to start selling the black'd out headlights/tails & fogs? I like those a lot <3

MADNESSLuckyJay
02-11-2013, 05:50 PM
Are the vents and scopes in the hood actually active or are they closed and just for looks? Also how much power did here receive? Also are you guys going to start selling the black'd out headlights/tails & fogs? I like those a lot <3

Yes! We made a new intake that puts the filter right behind that scoop, and the red 500 Super Fast on the engine cover is visible through the hood vent, they are high-quality Pogea Racing products. Yes we have been selling the 500T lights, they look great every time we've added them to a car!

motoraway
02-11-2013, 06:36 PM
Powder Coated Abarth wheels, with the ABARTH hand pin-striped in red

http://i.imgur.com/G97eAAF.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/XRJhddy.jpg

The whole package looks super sweet! To think the littlest thing could have such great impact on the look of the Abarth wheels!! Very nicely done, indeed!!

trevc
02-11-2013, 07:17 PM
Nigel Olsson is a great drummer. Considering he probably could afford a more exotic car, it is great to hear he has an Abarth and a 500T!
Elton John is playing in Memphis March 16 and I have tickets. There is an Autocross at the local track that day as well that I will be at. Please tell Nigel to bring his car and come have some fun :smile::rockon:

You guys did a good job with the car; I love the logos on the door pillars.
Has the engine cover caused the under hood heat to increase any?

MADNESSLuckyJay
02-12-2013, 09:50 PM
Nigel Olsson is a great drummer. Considering he probably could afford a more exotic car, it is great to hear he has an Abarth and a 500T!
Elton John is playing in Memphis March 16 and I have tickets. There is an Autocross at the local track that day as well that I will be at. Please tell Nigel to bring his car and come have some fun :smile::rockon:

You guys did a good job with the car; I love the logos on the door pillars.
Has the engine cover caused the under hood heat to increase any?

He's the type of guy that would love to hit that up, but when they are on tour I don't think the ABARTH will be with him, hopefully it will be here with us to do some more! Fingers crossed

Scorponix
02-13-2013, 06:00 PM
Yes! We made a new intake that puts the filter right behind that scoop, and the red 500 Super Fast on the engine cover is visible through the hood vent, they are high-quality Pogea Racing products. Yes we have been selling the 500T lights, they look great every time we've added them to a car!

I am going to go to the site and look for these lights you speak of :P I shall find them! There's so much stuff that I want now, the awesome engine stuff you did for Nigel, Short throw, Front Mount Intercooler, that cool shifter...Just take my pay check. lol

trevc
03-17-2013, 12:14 PM
Excellent concert in Memphis last night. Nigel was in great form!


He's the type of guy that would love to hit that up, but when they are on tour I don't think the ABARTH will be with him, hopefully it will be here with us to do some more! Fingers crossed