Fiat X1/9 1300 Serie Speciale

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Fiat X1/9 1300 Serie Speciale

Post by CountVonZanzibar » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:37 pm

Hi Guy (and all)

I've just joined the forum (although I have owned one of Guys excellent Workshop Manuals for a year, so I'm not entirely new to the GC world) and thought I'd say hello before asking any questions.

I'm in the process of a nut-and-bolt restoration of a rare 1977 Fiat X1/9 1300 Serie Speciale and will soon be turning my attention to the power-plant.

The plan is to rebuild the engine keeping the appearance on the outside 'stock' but 'lifting' the bhp a little to allow it to keep up with modern traffic, but not so much that it changes the characteristics of the car too much: so I'm looking to increase output from 75bhp to a more sensible 90-100bhp.

So thats it really: I just wanted to say hello and explain what I'm hoping to achieve in the future rather than wading in with a load of questions.

Thanks for reading and Guy, thanks for letting me join the forum.

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Craig.

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Re: Fiat X1/9 1300 Serie Speciale

Post by Guy Croft » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:53 am

something like the one I did for Geraint Thomas for his rally X19 might suit you, cannot remember exact power, around 110 I think on the single carb
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Re: Fiat X1/9 1300 Serie Speciale

Post by Will01 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:32 am

I never get bored of seeing these works of art, sorry for being off topic there.
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Re: Fiat X1/9 1300 Serie Speciale

Post by Guy Croft » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:49 am

Kind of you Will..

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Re: Fiat X1/9 1300 Serie Speciale

Post by CountVonZanzibar » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:09 am

Guy, thats too damn nice to put in a car! I'd have that as a talking point in the living room if my wife would let me!

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Re: Fiat X1/9 1300 Serie Speciale

Post by Slim » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:47 am

Welcome Craig, you're in the right place! :)

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Can I ask why the water pump pulley has been removed? Electric pump?

I aspire for my next build to be as good as this. A work of art!

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Re: Fiat X1/9 1300 Serie Speciale

Post by Guy Croft » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:48 pm

electric pump, yes

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