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Fiat 500 Abarth Engine Harvesting

Discussion in 'Nuova 500' started by TonyK, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. TonyK

    TonyK True Classic

    Grimsby Ont Canada
    IMG_4405.JPG IMG_4436.JPG IMG_4409.JPG Some complain about working on the X1/9, it is too tight, can't get at anything.

    Take a few moments to look at the pictures and video here of the Fiat 500 Abarth Engine. There is a lot of hardware in the front of that car that is just as difficult if not worst to work on than an X1/9 engine bay.


    Grimsby Ontario Canada

  2. RJH

    RJH True Classic


    It would be interesting if you could post what the weight of the finished Abarth X1/9 is compared that that of the published weight weight for the original Bertone X1/9 car; which I think is 2,210 lbs. It would also be interesting what the finished final weight of the car is for the Midwest Bayless K20 X1/9 swap is.

    More HP is not always better if you end up with a super heavy and sluggish car.

    Perhaps, the smaller 1.4 liter Abarth X1/9 is the way to go v. a K20 when taking the weight into account.

    Specs from Fiat website: 160-HP 1.4L MULTIAIRĀ° TURBO ENGINE Every piece of the FIATĀ° 500 Abarth drives desire. The 1.4L MultiAirĀ° Turbo four-cylinder engine aided by twin intercoolers produces up to 160 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque for adrenaline-pumping performance.
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  3. TonyK

    TonyK True Classic

    Grimsby Ont Canada
    I took the completed car to the truck weight scales when completed, full fueled AC installed on this car was 2195LBS. A bit more weight in the X engine compartment in my view isn't a bad thing, it will keep the tires planted to the pavement.

    Currently I have a stage 2 tune from Open Flash tablet on the engine ECU which produces 177HP. The car is not sluggish.


    Grimsby Ontario Canada.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2017
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  4. Roobus

    Roobus Orange "K"rusader

    Orting, WA
    My K20 X weighs in at exactly 2000 lbs. 200 hp at the rear wheels

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