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For Sale: 1968 Fiat 850

Frankenfiat, big HP, low weight


Ad #182215448   Posted:2014-06-05 19:08:58

This ad expired 85 days ago.
$4,000.00


I admit it, I’m not man enough for this beast of a car. My paltry driving skills don’t let me get this thing anywhere near it’s performance potential, and I need a more wife friendly (aka windshield, AC) car so she will enjoy it with me. That’s right, I’m stepping down from this beast, and looking for a miata. So if you are tired of your low horsepower, boring ride, let me know and we can work out a trade.
Email, text or call with any questions, Car is located in Amarillo Tx, right on I-40. I can deliver depending on the price. I don’t check this website much.
Tony52398@yahoo.com
806-477-2731

Basics:
Starts, runs and drives great.
Body 1967 Fiat 850 spider HIGHLY MODIFIED
Engine Subaru ej20 twin turbo ran by microsquirt
Transaxle – Porsche 915 5 speed from a 1983 911.
Front suspension: Abarth designed a arms with coil overs.
Total I’ve invested: $7100. Asking $4000 about half of what I have in it.
The Good –
Built in the Collin Chapman “simplify then add lightness” mold. Weight is a lithe 1475 lbs. HP in the stock configuration is either 276 or 249 hp. I don’t have the intercoolers, and outfront motorsports estimates this configuration should be about 225 HP. That’s 6.55 lbs/hp. Let’s compare that to some other cars. The epitomy of chest hair manliness Dodge Viper SRT10 is 6.7, C6 vette – a paltry 7.5. I know that if you find a GTR in a long stretch or road you can hang with him no problem and leave him shaking his head and asking What the hell this thing is.
This thing makes a miata look huge. Just for comparison
Width - Fiat 59.1” Miata 65.9 (and boy can you tell on slaloms!)
Length – Fiat 150.4” Miata 155.5”
Wheelbase – Fiat 80.2” Miata: 89.2”

Also, this car gets more attention than I ever thought possible. Be it at an autocross, or local cars and coffee, if you like attention, This is your ride. Now a good portion of those people walk away shaking their head like you’re crazy, but you definitely get attention.
The stock front transverse leaf suspension has been changed to a copy of the abarth A arm with coil over set ups, this means the thing can turn! The previous owner had it set up for autocross and campaigned it successfully. Here is a video of him at the 2008 solo nationals. This is with the fiat 850cc engine, not the one that’s in it now.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G984DyTcXRI
The brakes are dang good as well. When I got it the fronts were wildwood calipers and rotors, but the rear was stock vw drums. With the added weight and HP these things were just totally overwhelmed. I put on Jamar 4 piston race set ups meant for sand rails since they bolt up to the existing VW setup. Now this thing brakes dead even with my dads s2000.

THE BAD: There is not much fiat left in the fiat. The steering wheel and shifter are stock! Pretty much everything else is either added on, stripped down or replaced with fiberglass. The body has several issues that I’ll show in photos shortly. The worst is a dent below the passenger side door, and a gap between rear end panel and the body because the two turbos stick out to far!
PICS:
Complete photo album with all pics I have of the car
http://s170.photobucket.com/user/icaneat50eggs/library/race%20car

As she currently sits
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/icaneat50eggs/race%20car/IMG_1741_zpsd882065b.jpg

Abarth door tag
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/icaneat50eggs/IMG_1469_zpsda196733.jpg

Dent beneath drivers door
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/icaneat50eggs/race%20car/IMG_1069_zpse9cd2818.jpg

Rear end
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/icaneat50eggs/race%20car/IMG_1073_zps9e4455aa.jpg

rear brakes
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/icaneat50eggs/race%20car/IMG_1071_zps0ee9b0a6.jpg
rear panel gap to clear turbos
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/icaneat50eggs/race%20car/IMG_1068_zpsc5c4ef58.jpg

engine bay
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/icaneat50eggs/race%20car/IMG_1067_zps83eff7d2.jpg

happy seat
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/icaneat50eggs/race%20car/IMG_1074_zps949f7134.jpg

don’t say I didn’t warn you
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/icaneat50eggs/race%20car/IMG_1075_zps09dac533.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/icaneat50eggs/race%20car/IMG_1076_zps5e19a65d.jpg

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u263/icaneat50eggs/race%20car/IMG_1136_zps245155a7.jpg


Complete parts list, with prices for the parts I installed, and links/pics
Front Suspension – Custom fabricated A Arms with coil overs
Wilwood Brakes – 2 piston front calipers $350
Wilwood proportioning valves $50
Walbro fuel pump 255 LPH fuel pump $109
http://www.diyautotune.com/catalog/walbro-gsl392-255lph-fuel-pump-p-312.html

Wheels – American Racing 15x7 Maverick Anthracite 5x114.3 bolt pattern - $400
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/are-88357012440/overview/ http://static.summitracing.com/global/images/prod/xlarge/are-88377545440_xl.jpg
Tires
Front – BFG Rivals – 205/50 r15 - $226
Rear – BFG Rivals – 225/45 r15 -$129
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=BFGoodrich&tireModel=g-Force+Rival&sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=245WR5GFR&tab=Sizes

Guages autometer tach, temp, oil pressure and speedometer

Wheel Adapters –
Motorsport techcustom two piece aluminum front adapters to change from fiat 4x98 to 5x114.3 $180
http://www.motorsport-tech.com/wheel_adapters.html

Rear – One piece adapters from VW wide 5 to 5x114.3 $45
Willwood brake master cylinder
Willwood clutch master and slave cylinder.
Transaxle – Porsche 915 5 speed Transaxle from 83 911. $1500

Computer – Microsquirt $340
http://www.diyautotune.com/catalog/microsquirt-engine-management-system-30-wiring-harness-p-131.html

Adapter – Kennedy Engineering adapter – $540
http://www.kennedyenginc.com/Pages/SubaraVanPricing.aspx
Kennedy Performance Clutch - $450
http://www.kennedyenginc.com/Pages/PorscheClutches.aspx

Starter – Stock Porsche 911 - $260

02 sensor – Innovate LC1 $210
http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/xcart/home.php?cat=262

Rear Brakes – Jamar Performance 4 piston rear brake kit – $825
http://www.jamarperformance.com/Online/catalog/products.php?27&cPath=2_10
[img] http://www.jamarperformance.com/Online/catalog/images/products/originals/27_221_dsc01965.jpg[/img]
Rear suspension
Engine – JDM EJ20 TWIN TURBO – $650
http://www.jdmtigerjapanese.com/subaru/ej20-dohc-twin-turbo-engine-only-93-98.html

Outfront parts
Twin Turbo Exhaust $350
http://www.outfrontmotorsports.com/300hp_setup.htm
Shortened oil pan $270
Reverse intake kit - $100

SPARE PARTS:
Hard Top (goes for at least $850)
Set of CV’s
5 gallon gas tank
Various trim pieces

Seller Phone Number: (806) 477-2731
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Trades ACCEPTED: miata
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Item Location: AMARILLO, TX Get Directions To This City
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Member Since: 2014-06-05

Phone Number: (806) 477-2731

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