Fiat 600 autocross video from 2016
Thanks.Nice drive, sound, and I also like the cute "very messy bun at the end!"
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.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...
Not sure what the Croma engine had for a cam box cover but it might have just had the "ECOTEC" on the cover like mine does. Maybe someone on the Forum knows.Love to see a photo of the Fiat Croma engine cam covers and see if it has Fiat on them. Fiat used this same engine in the Croma for awhile so if your in a Fiat club that only lets you use Fiat engines in competitions so if they allow it this opens up all those great engines in wrecking yards everywhere!
It's strictly an autocross car that runs local events in SCCA E/Mod. We run some SCCA National Events. In our class we can run a supercharged LS engine if we want. So, at the moment while it would be nice to have a true Croma/Ecotec it just doesn't matter.All the photos I have seen just have Ecotec so there might be problems getting approval. Alfa engines are fine though and the 147 engine and gearbox might be worth investigating. They are surprisingly cheap.
It's a GM 3T40, '98 Pontiac 3 speed hydraulically controlled front drive auto trans.I didn't see any cars pass you, so I guess you won?
I've never tried autocross and frankly know nothing about it, but it looks like fun. I can't figure out how you know where to go though.
You mentioned it has a three speed, I never saw any shifting, and I did not notice a clutch pedal...so automatic? Or do AX courses only require one gear (no shifting)?