Discussion in 'Rear-Engine Fiats' started by gene cooley, Jan 9, 2019.
Fiat 600 autocross video from 2016
Not your normal 600
Wow, love it!
Nice drive, sound, and I also like the cute "very messy bun at the end!"
I keep wondering why I was hard on the gas and then coasting in the middle of the run. That bothers me more than the cone that I hit in the Chicago Box.
And, as I said before, the car is just not competitive; we're working on it.
Did you find a 903 block?
I have been doing structural repair on the front part of my garage and everything is piled together in the back making it really difficult to get to anything. But there's 14 bare blocks buried back there--633s, 767s, 817s, 843s and (3) 903s.
Cool! Are you competitive in your class? What notable mods are in the car? I haven't auto-crossed since about 1990 in my old 600 - slow and hopelessly out-classed as there weren't any sub 1 liter cars and very few vintage cars racing where I used to live. Back in the 70s there used to be a guy with a 600 Berlina Corsa with a 124 twin cam motor in it that I used to autocross against. That thing was fast...
I posted some pics and a description on Carl's "rat X..." thread but basically it's mid engined, 2.2L GM Ecotec, and a GM front drive 3 speed trans. Last dyno was 180 at the rear wheels but there was a flat spot from 6500 to 7200. I changed the intake manifold and improved power, now I have an "on/off switch" that's difficult to control. I think I picked up about 20hp but hurt driveability on tight courses.
Over the winter we will work on that and the suspension.
You have a really fast autoX car (A/Mod) in Vancouver. The Joe Cheng/Gary Milligan Vancouver Special is a rocket.
Edit: Joe Cheng not David.
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