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Old 04-09-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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Whats up you TRS jerks.

Here is what I am working on now. A 1976 Fiat 131. I'm using a 2.5 Duratec inline 4 and will be building a custom frame.





What it will look like when finished.





I have a full bodykit in route from Poland. Comes with fiberglass fenders, quarters, hood, decklid and bumpers.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:57 AM   #2
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Looks like a fun project. But where did you get the idea of doing this kind of project at?

I see them moving this to the non-RBV section though.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:02 PM   #4
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I've wanted a Fiat 131 for years......I am finally making it happen.

If someone moves my thread, they can straight to hell.
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I'd drive it.
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2.3 svo valve cover. i had one of those on my ranger must say thats going to be a fun build.
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Good to see you Sunk.

It's actually a Turbocoupe valve cover, the entire motor came out of a Turbocoupe, you can see the oil return for the turbo on the passenger side of the block. The motor does have a few miles on it, so it will be rebuilt.
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I say if you can find it (cant remember the head type came off another type of vehicle) put the DOC one on her.


How do FIAT brakes fit on a Ford setup?


I do agree, I would drive it.
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The volvo DOHC head?

I've thought about it, but I'm not going to go that route. Too much work for not a big enough payoff. I can get 260cfm from a bolt on aluminum head or close to that with a ported iron head, which are both good for over 500hp, which I won't even be going to.

I'm not sure what you're asking on the brakes. I'm using Mazda steering knuckles with rotors and calipers on the Fiat vehicle. I pictured the Fiat brakes to show how much smaller they are, along with being only a single piston.
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Ya the volvo head.

Aluminum would kill off some weight so thats what I would do.

Got my stuff mixed up I think. So some how you got the Mazda steering knuckles, rotors and brakes to bolt to a FIAT setup. I wont argue with that, sounds like a nice and cheap upgrade to me.

Anyways on with this thing!!!!!!
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