Nice collection with significant Fiat content

Discussion in 'Discussion Forum' started by Kevin Channer, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Kevin Channer

    Kevin Channer True Classic

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  2. carl

    carl True Classic

    Location:
    Virginia
    Very delicious and the engine shots show a lot of 128 sheet metal. Dual IDFs is always a crowd pleaser.
     
  3. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
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  4. carl

    carl True Classic

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    Virginia
    Thanks Dr. Why do I have a sudden desire to put lots of very large driving lights on my Xs?
     
  5. AKimball92

    AKimball92 True Classic

    Check out the Ford Escort MK2 2000 RS pics. I have zero experience with the model but two observations:
    1. that is a very crude exhaust manifold. It certainly doesn't look tuned or free-flowing in any case.
    2. what is going on with the brake master cylinder, booster, and that long black train behind it? is that to get the proper pedal ratio and feel?
     
  6. Ryan59

    Ryan59 Daily Driver

    Location:
    Peck Kansas
    Looks like the vacuum diaphragm was in the way so they extended it past the engine. If the guy only knew about GM’s small diameter double diaphragm vacuum brake booster it would have saved him all that work.
     
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  7. AKimball92

    AKimball92 True Classic

    that does make sense now. Now throw in Brake-by-wire, so much room for activities!
     
  8. kmead

    kmead True Classic

    Location:
    Michigan
    I suspect both of the Fiat Spiders are not actually Abarth given that you can see the bog standard front lower A arms are clearly visible.

    The Abarth uses a proprietary lower cross member, lower A arm and a leading radius rod. They show no imagery of the rear suspension which was also proprietary with a large fabricated lower A arm and a Chapman strut arrangement (the X uses a Chapman strut in the rear FYI).

    Makes one wonder about the provenance of some of the rest of the cars
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2018
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