Fiat 600 "abarth" & Fiat 850

hamis

New Member
Hey!

Welcome to my little fiat build topic! My name is Henri, 25years old and living at Northern Europe in Finland. Sorry for my bad English. 😂 In this thread I will probably upload just a pics from my projects. I am not that good writing, so let's the pictures do the job.

Fiat 850 -75

This was my first fiat build at age of 22. This car used to belong to my father, but he never started to build it, so I just bought it from him.







And yes at the background you can see my fathers fiat 131 mirafiori abarth











after all the bodywork we took the car at my job. after work I started to paint it. 12hours at the work on that day. but now its looking amazing!





Complete! (1st time) 12years since last time on the road. This restoration took me five months to complete. year was 2018.



2019-2020 I wanted to make some power and look like abarth. 😂





Front disc brake upgrade





Original 850 block ported to 1000cc with 1L Nissan Micra pistons.





Aluminium oil sump from 850 sport coupe





















I love this thing!

Fiat 600 "abarth" -70

So this thing is my newest project. After all that 850 stuff I started to look new project, and I really wanted to build 600 Abarth at some point of my life. One friend of mine came at my work one day and we just talked about fiats and all that. He is 60 years old guy and I am 25, so its bit funny to some people, that guy on my age know something about these things. 😂 So he told me, that his friend has old rusty 600 at his garage and wanted to sell it. Long story short:

Here it is





At the home











winter of 2020-2021I have collected repair panels and Abarth fiberglass parts.



Cromodora cd66 13x8 on the rear. Not really sure about fronts yet. Probably gonna order some 13x7's





Motivation pics





Finally spring came to Finland and you can do something at the outside. 🤣

I started to take it a part









yup its rusty


Professional welder? xD


Took the front fender of. This is BAADDD😫



Like WTF!?





Yeah I know remove windows before cutting.





Got a custom rotisserie built for the 600





Well that's it at this point. Hopefully I can save this thing. Wish me luck! I try to update you guys soon as possible.

You can follow me on instagram: @haima_san there you can 100% see latest updates on my fiat projects and my fathers fiats like Fiat 131 and X1/9




Maybe summer of 2022? Or 2023?
 

kmead

Glutton for punishment
Wow lots of nice work there.

The fiberglas dinner table on the back seems a bit extreme… I prefer the lid propped up on the wire stands but its yours and not mine :)

The left front of the 600 is a bit painful to look at. Happily the right side is still a good guide to how it should be.
 

Dr.Jeff

True Classic
Excellent work, I like what you did to the 850! ;) Both are very nice projects, looking forward to seeing what you do with the 600. :) From what I've seen you guys in that part of the world build amazing cars. Maybe because of the long winters and lots of time to work on them indoors?
 

dnudelman

True Classic
Hamis said in his post quote
"Original 850 block ported to 1000cc with 1L Nissan Micra pistons." Which is why I asked him the question. For those that know, is the block in the photo 127 or Autobianchi? or in Finland did they get spin on oil filters a decade ahead of the rest of us.
 

hamis

New Member
Whoa! So many comments. About that block; its just a regular 100GB block from fiat "seat" 850 sedan from 1975, and yes it has a regular oil filter on side.
 

ramona300

True Classic
How much lighter are the Nissan pistons? I've got Suzuki F10 pistons to go in a similar block and they are as light as hell.
 

Jeff Stich

True Classic
Whoa! So many comments. About that block; its just a regular 100GB block from fiat "seat" 850 sedan from 1975, and yes it has a regular oil filter on side.
They were on regular (non-Seat) Fiat 850's, as well. Non-USA models. I have a few of them for my 850's (not for sale, sorry).
 

ramona300

True Classic
How do you guys find all of these cool options for things like other pistons that fit your engines? Wish I could find some cool stuff like this for my projects. ;)
I'm using the Suzuki conrods as well on a modded crankshaft. The differences in pin height means a fair bit will come off the top of the block. I sourced a 100GB block because they are about 5mm shorter.
 

ramona300

True Classic
They were on regular (non-Seat) Fiat 850's, as well. Non-USA models. I have a few of them for my 850's (not for sale, sorry).
Jeff, when I acquired my 100GB block it came with just a metal plate over the spin on fitting. Were these cars sold like this, fitted for but not with screw on filters?
 

Jeff Stich

True Classic
Jeff, when I acquired my 100GB block it came with just a metal plate over the spin on fitting. Were these cars sold like this, fitted for but not with screw on filters?

Yes, mine are like that, as well. Round plate with a bolt through the center. IIRC, the oil filter was fitted according to in which market (country) the car was being sold (often hot/dry/dusty areas like Africa, etc.).

If you want to install a filter there, you'll need to remove the bolt & plate, & install a threaded oil filter spigot (mounting tube) similar to what most "regular" cars use for their spin-on oil filter. The one for the 850 is a bit particular; it's got a small diameter threaded tube on one end that goes into the block, & a larger-diameter threaded tube on the other end that the filter spins onto. Fiat part 4126441, I got a few of them a while back on eBay from Mr. Fiat:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/312136418489

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hamis

New Member
Guess who's back!?

Time to update little fiat projects, let's go!

This update will be only about that rusty piece of sh...umm...fiat, yes fiat 600!

Nothing too fancy, but hopefully this will be back on the streets some day?

So, hers's many photos about replacing floor and inner sill on both sides.

old inner sill drilled/cutted off and new replaced
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Old floor cut off
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New floor
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Welded on
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Next is drivers side! Same thing, first old inner sill drilled off and then replaced by the new.

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Actually the floor wasn't too bad, so I left small pieces around of old floor and replaced the new floor on top of those old parts.

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Nice! Next rust spot is passenger side rear window. holy shi* this was hard. Plus! I haven't yet repaired inside. Only outside...

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That was painful but at least it's now almost done!

Next!

Some of previous owner weird mods. 👇

This car is from 1970 so these models doesn't have those triangle shaped ventilation chrome pieces, but for some reason somebody has modified those on this car. I don't like them, so they must go!

(hötsi 2023 is the biggest car show on my hometown) ;)
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Done!
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Next! some random repair spots. Some of these are still unfinished, like this front fender spot.

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Love these rear wheels and tires! 13x8 215/50
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Well that's it. Like I said nothing too fancy, but at least something progress. 🤷‍♂️

Follow me on instagram @haima_san there you can see latest project updates.

-henkka
 
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