my Project X update

Discussion in 'Discussion Forum' started by GregS, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. GregS

    GregS ProjectX

    Location:
    Australia
    I finished making and fitted a boot lid spoiler to my light weight track X on the week end. It might be a while before I get to try it on a track again though. I thought I may as well post some extra pics of some of the details that make this X a bit different from a standard one. The car is used for circuit sprints and the occasional hill climb, engine is still 1500, 5 speed, about 135hp at the flywheel, all opening panels are light weight, total about 700kg, 0-100kph (62mph) about 6.3 secs. There is a long write up from way back here https://t124.com/forum/forum/fiat-fans/fiat-fans-aa/14314-track-day-x1-9
    rear spoiler.jpg spoiler -side.jpg side shot.jpg front quarter.jpg dash.jpg engine.jpg plenum.jpg engine cover.jpg radiator.jpg hood hinge.jpg hood vents.jpg headlight etc.jpg seats.jpg
     
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  2. beezee

    beezee True Classic

    Nicely crafted...
     
  3. carl

    carl True Classic

    Location:
    Virginia
    Makes my X look like a pile of junk, what great looking car.
     
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  4. lookforjoe

    lookforjoe True Classic

    Nice work! I do like that rear duct - I seem to recall having a conversation on that in some thread....
     
  5. mkmini

    mkmini True Classic

    Location:
    Latvia
    Not only Your :D.

    This is one of X19 that are as a benchmark for me.
     
  6. lookforjoe

    lookforjoe True Classic

    The side stripe is reminding me I really need to get going on the Dallara stripes - they help break up the overwhelming red-all-over look :D
     
  7. lanciahf

    lanciahf True Classic

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Very nice! Thank for sharing
     
  8. Mike Schofield

    Mike Schofield True Classic

    Wow! I absolutely love the scoop to the carbs!
    It looks very sexy! Not to mention the chromed engine lid!!
     
  9. mkmini

    mkmini True Classic

    Location:
    Latvia
    It is aluminium lid
     
  10. Ulix

    Ulix True Classic

    Location:
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Super cool car!
    Lots of interesting details.

    do you have some pics of the dashboard?

    How horrible is it to drive in terms of rattles and vibrations compared to a stock X?
    We all dream of lightening our street cars like that...
     
  11. motoTrooper

    motoTrooper True Classic

    As usual nice spoiler! You have a nice talent for creating functional add-on modifications that don't dilute the purity of the design but enhance it.
     
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  12. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    Yes, very good looking project. Lots of excellent fabrication work. Nicely done, I'll have to review the link to your build on the other site.

    EDIT: Just took a quick look at the linked site. None of the photo links work for me. Is it possible to host them here as well? Thanks.
     
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  13. Bjorn Nilson

    Bjorn Nilson Daily Driver

    Location:
    Sandared, Sweden
    Nice build! The car looks awesome. Most of all I like the spoiler, hood and rear duct.
    Interesting story as well, and you got me inspired to keep my spare1500 dual 40 DCNF engine. I will find myself a project car once I am ready with my Uno Turbo build. A carbed 100% racer would be fun.
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2020
  14. GregS

    GregS ProjectX

    Location:
    Australia
    It looks like the photo links on T124 forum only work now when logged in, sorry. I will add a few more here but most are covered in this thread. Ulix asked about rattles and vibrations- I don't find it too bad, especially with the roof off, the suspension is not as stiff as most race cars, too much fun to worry about comfort.
     

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  15. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    Thanks for the added pics. I like your dash treatment.
     
  16. DanielForest

    DanielForest True Classic

    Location:
    Montreal
    If I understand, your airbox isn't bolted to the carbs but bolted to the firewall and the horns (trumpets) are encased in some soft rubber. Do I get it? I maybe going to follow the same route if I find there is not enough air circulating in the trunk.
     
  17. GregS

    GregS ProjectX

    Location:
    Australia
    The airbox is very light and is basically just sitting on 2 thick foam pads and located by the foam around the trumpets and the flex tube to the air filter. It does have 2 small screws into a thin pad stuck to the top of the foam support pads just to make it a bit more secure. The carbies and trumpets are so close to the cross member I couldn't come up with a better way and still allow for the engine movement.
     
  18. avusblue98

    avusblue98 True Classic

    Location:
    SoCal
    That front trunk/radiator ducting is just tits...
     
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  19. carl

    carl True Classic

    Location:
    Virginia
    I'll have to ponder that comment...I think that means you like it.
     
  20. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    What guy doesn't like them? ;)
     
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