Fiat 128 Sedan Build for the Bride of Burrito

Discussion in 'Front Wheel Drive Fiats' started by Burrito, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. Burrito

    Burrito Daily Driver

    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    I can tell you for certain that the Yugo injector placement differs from the X1/9 placement. I did have to do a little massaging with the die-grinder to make it so the injector wasn't squirting right into a wall. I took the time to clean up some casting flash while I was in there, too. I was holding out for a Yugo intake manifold, but I still haven't seen one pop up, so that ship has all but sailed. I'm sure the port shape is far from ideal, but I seen much more heinous port work make good power on FWD VW stuff.
     
  2. Jeff Stich

    Jeff Stich True Classic

    Location:
    Norco, CA
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    Here are some old photos of a Yugo EFI intake I used to have. The 4th pic shows the injector cut-out on the top of each port on the intake-to-head mounting flange, similar to the FI X1/9 & Strada intake. It's been many years since I've had a Yugo 1300 EFI head in my hands, so I'm assuming (on vague recollection) that the Yugo head would be ported to match for injector (nozzle/spray) clearancing, again like the FI X1/9-Strada heads.

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    Probably, but you usually have to buy it with the whole car still attached, & the GV+ cars were 1990-91 only here in the USA (ie: not readily available).


    Not at all man, go right ahead. Sharing the info is what this is all about. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jeff Stich

    Jeff Stich True Classic

    Location:
    Norco, CA
    Intake

    Wait, didn't you recently part out a Yugo GV+ & keep the engine? It didn't have the manifold?

    You might try contacting John (Fiatpwr) to see if he has a Yugo EFI intake manifold available. :2c:
     
  4. Burrito

    Burrito Daily Driver

    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    Looks like the EFI Yugo cylinder head casting number is 46641 555 128YA13EU

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  5. Burrito

    Burrito Daily Driver

    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    Sorta.

    Yes and no. The Yugo I parted out came with a F.I. Strada/X1/9 1500 engine swapped in and the original Yugo head in the hatch. The engine ended up being frozen up hard and the head junk.

    It's not my proudest moment, but I beat the pistons out of the bores with a 3lb mini-sledge and a block of wood, honed the crap out the cylinders, and slapped it back together with first-oversized rings filed to fit. The Yugo head was the only one I had that didn't need gone through, so onto the block it went.

    I'll eventually put together a fresh motor for this car, but this one seems to be surprisingly healthy considering it's checkered past.
     
  6. Simon Oaten

    Simon Oaten Daily Driver

  7. fiatfactory

    fiatfactory Steve Cecchele

    Location:
    Western Australia
    Except those 128's are very late model ones... Brazilian made cars reverted to a more Ritmo / strada type brake reaction rod setup (whereas a 128 sedan we all know and love has a full width front sway bar)

    sway bar from a Zastava vehicle with a five speed trans solves the problem, as the sway bar has a similar kink in it to clear the trans extension....

    If the car was a 128 coupe, then this brake reaction rod would probably be a very simple swap over (as the coupe is a longer distance to the front pickup point than a sedan chassis is)

    SteveC
     

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