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Fiat 500 Abarth 180Bhp Engine Conversion Anyone?


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#1 HUBBA.HUBBA

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:46 PM

Has anyone done one? would love to see it done?



#2 Mini Manannán

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:39 AM

I'd like to see it, 180 horsies up the local hill would be dandy!



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:21 PM

I've looked at it, but it looked like the Fiat unit is wide with the gearbox attached?

 

Instead of a 500 /595 you could just buy a Punto or anything that has the 1.4T engine in it, they are all the same lumps and easily mapable.

 

Supposed to have good reliability too (suppose the FIRE turbo engine has been about since the 80's), as long as they are serviced and run on a slightly strange 10w-50 fully synth oil, the lumps run hot and need the extra addition of a 50 weight oil.

 

Seen reports of Abarths with over 200hp doing 150,000 miles with no problems.

 

Make a great swap.



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:33 PM

I wonder what they did to this one for a claimed 235bhp?

 

https://www.ebay.co....cBRHL:rk:1:pf:0



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 02:53 PM

I've looked at it, but it looked like the Fiat unit is wide with the gearbox attached?

 

Instead of a 500 /595 you could just buy a Punto or anything that has the 1.4T engine in it, they are all the same lumps and easily mapable.

 

Supposed to have good reliability too (suppose the FIRE turbo engine has been about since the 80's), as long as they are serviced and run on a slightly strange 10w-50 fully synth oil, the lumps run hot and need the extra addition of a 50 weight oil.

 

Seen reports of Abarths with over 200hp doing 150,000 miles with no problems.

 

Make a great swap.

like the fiat uno turbo engine?



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:01 PM

When I asked the question on the 16v mini forum the general consensus was the modern engines can be an absolute pain if not impossible when it comes to the electrics to do conversions with .

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:35 PM

This is much more fun

 

 

Classic Fiat 500 with Subaru engine ;D



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Posted 13 February 2019 - 08:26 AM

That makes me laugh. Chris Allison who is driving that fiat 500 is an ex copper and doesn't were a seat belt.😁

But certainly looks like a fun little car.

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 09:32 AM

 

I've looked at it, but it looked like the Fiat unit is wide with the gearbox attached?

 

Instead of a 500 /595 you could just buy a Punto or anything that has the 1.4T engine in it, they are all the same lumps and easily mapable.

 

Supposed to have good reliability too (suppose the FIRE turbo engine has been about since the 80's), as long as they are serviced and run on a slightly strange 10w-50 fully synth oil, the lumps run hot and need the extra addition of a 50 weight oil.

 

Seen reports of Abarths with over 200hp doing 150,000 miles with no problems.

 

Make a great swap.

like the fiat uno turbo engine?

 

 

 

I've looked at it, but it looked like the Fiat unit is wide with the gearbox attached?

 

Instead of a 500 /595 you could just buy a Punto or anything that has the 1.4T engine in it, they are all the same lumps and easily mapable.

 

Supposed to have good reliability too (suppose the FIRE turbo engine has been about since the 80's), as long as they are serviced and run on a slightly strange 10w-50 fully synth oil, the lumps run hot and need the extra addition of a 50 weight oil.

 

Seen reports of Abarths with over 200hp doing 150,000 miles with no problems.

 

Make a great swap.

like the fiat uno turbo engine?

 

yes, its just a few generations on with a 16V head.






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