What did you do to your X1/9 today ?

Discussion in 'Discussion Forum' started by Eastep, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. ecohen2

    ecohen2 True Classic

    Location:
    Arlington Va
    I don't have AC so I am just wiring it using the stock harness. If I was going to do two fans, I would use a relay setup so you don't overload the main circuit.. Unless you have AC, you might want to try just one fan and see how long it takes to cycle on and off. You might be surprised at how effective the single stock fan really is...

    Ed
     
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  2. Mike Schofield

    Mike Schofield True Classic

    Any chance anyone has a wiring diagram for the relay setup??
     
  3. Jefco

    Jefco Daily Driver

    Location:
    Portland OR
    What year is your car Mike? The later cars were wired for a second (AC) fan, with an empty relay socket in the drop tray.
    If you wired two fans in series, they will run at half speed.
     
  4. Mike Schofield

    Mike Schofield True Classic

    Mine is an 82
     
  5. Jefco

    Jefco Daily Driver

    Location:
    Portland OR
    I put a switch on my '86
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    If you have this socket, you probably have the wiring in place at the radiator; mine even had the second fan, never powered on until I got it!
     
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  6. Mike Schofield

    Mike Schofield True Classic

    7472D667-3FC6-4238-AF1A-F68D9AFC26C9.jpeg 4A56BC73-BFB9-403F-95E1-AC762636CDF8.jpeg E95C3C83-1532-452A-9C7D-F3A72FABDDE2.jpeg B6B50864-3F73-4653-8DE9-2A255532AE89.jpeg Ok, so not everyone will appreciate this but I upgraded my headlights. The new leds are on the right compared to the stock bulb on the left. First is low, second is high. There are both a white and yellow halo. I plan on having the white halo on a manual switch and the yellow hooked up to the blinker.
     
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  7. bensonbe

    bensonbe True Classic

    Location:
    Carlisle, PA.
    How did you get those speakers in the door panels are they 6.5 and tweeter separates? I like the red carpet.

    Best Brian
     
  8. We finally got a good weather day this year (60s and sun) so I decided to take the X out for a long ride. About 40 of the 51 miles was along narrow winding mountain roads. This photo is on a ridge at about 2,000 feet looking out toward the Pacific:

    1974 Fiat X19 at Turnout on Alpine Road - 2020_01_31.jpg

    I managed to make it out to the ocean while it was still warm and the sun was still out:

    1974 Fiat X19 at Pomponio Beach - 2020_01_31.jpg
     
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  9. Hybridfiat

    Hybridfiat Power costs money, more p

    Location:
    Australia
    Its going over the pits so I had to do a few things. Shimmed the drivers door so it closes level. Fixed the wingscreen washers. Speeded up the wipers. Reafixed the door and roof seals. Fed the leather seats and polished them. Changed the wheels over to the original 13"s. Got the radio/cd player going, replaced the front left wheel bearing and then went for a drive.
     
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  10. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Location:
    Missouri, USA
    It got up to 65F here today with a lovely bright sun, so I took the 85 and 86 Xs out for a spin. Had to charge the battery on the 86, but otherwise all went well. Driving the 2 Xs back to back gives me a good feeling about the mildly modded 85 vs the stock 86. The 85 is much more sure footed and not a lot harsher. I think I may start making some upgrades on the 86, but nothing crazy.
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    The 86 just rolled over to 37,000 miles last fall, so I will start by replacing some normal maintenance things like the strut top mounts and maybe the struts. I have a full NOS set of KYBs still in the box on a shelf somewhere around here.
     
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  11. Bobkat

    Bobkat 1979 x1/9

    Location:
    Calgary Alberta
    I used the same bulbs on my bike that I build last year. Super bright lights. Helps people see me even at noon on a June day. Might be handy on the X.

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  12. ghostdancing

    ghostdancing True Classic

    Location:
    italy
    nice moped! should be loud judging by that small muffler..also better dont drive on wet roads without rear mudguard; did you built it by yourself?
     
  13. Mike Schofield

    Mike Schofield True Classic

    Buttoned up the VAS header and exhaust install after flushing fuel system, adding a pre-pump filter, new regular filter and flushing the injectors. Oh! And installing ngk iridium plugs. Anyway, a bit stubborn to start but otherwise good!
     
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  14. nichol01

    nichol01 True Classic

    Location:
    pennsylvania
    Man that sounds great!
     
  15. motoTrooper

    motoTrooper True Classic

    Nice bike build, moar photos or a link? I had a Silverwing monoshock too, loved the sound of cored mufflers on overrun on these. One of the few bikes I didn't mod too much because the wife enjoyed riding on the back.
     
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  16. Mike Schofield

    Mike Schofield True Classic

    Ya, it has a nice growl!
    I can wait to drive it and get the full effect. That won’t be for some time though as the groundhog has predicted 6 more weeks of winter here in Ontario. :(
     
  17. Bobkat

    Bobkat 1979 x1/9

    Location:
    Calgary Alberta
    Wow that sounds sick! I have one of these setups sitting ready to install. Was not going to do it because there will be a swap. Might just have to install it anyway and have a bit of fun.
     
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  18. Bobkat

    Bobkat 1979 x1/9

    Location:
    Calgary Alberta
    It is a mostly bare metal bike so no wet driving anyway. Yes it is one of my builds. This was built to highlight some of our carbon-fiber/hemp composite materials.
     
  19. Bobkat

    Bobkat 1979 x1/9

    Location:
    Calgary Alberta
    This is a 80' Cx500 so it started with a dual shock setup. I converted it to a monoshock using a Ducati Ohlin coil and shock. Ya not much of the original bike left here. The exhaust tips are small mufflers and I had to put in some 4" baffles to keep the sound down. Ya they really do sound good. The remind me of a flat ford V8 with open exhaust.
     
  20. ghostdancing

    ghostdancing True Classic

    Location:
    italy
    i made exactly the opposite on this 1980 XT250..it was monoshock, but i'm happier with twinshock look mia2016 3 small.JPG
     

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