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Old 27-07-2004   #16
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I´m trying to get a 1250 16v punto engine into my Panda but it seems to be a very tight fit. I have the complete drivetrain parts for the conversion, now i just need the time and pacience for it. I also turbocharge a 999cc fire and got some very impressive rsults, but it should never be street driven because it is so light it looses steering response at high speeds.

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Old 27-07-2004   #17
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Hey Chas yeh i totally agree with you about how hard it is to find an uno turbo in immaculate condition these days, I did search for one for quite some time before i did my conversion but couldnt find any that were in decent condition. However like you say it is much more satisfying when building a car to your own specification and the way you want it. Especially when you see how its developing. I keep pictures in an album of my project cars as a reminder of how the car was in previous stages and how it is now in its present form. Regarding Capris i absolutely love those cars!!! I was brought up on them, when i was a kid my uncle had one of them. v6 and an absolute monster it was!! his mates all had capris too!! Absolutely love those cars!! And about creating a street sleeper thats something i would like to do for my next project. Like you say its more fun when the car is totally standard to look at but modded to the max under the bonnet because people dont expect it to be fast but get the shock of their lives when the car flies at the lights!! i know a couple of guys with Uno 45s with turbo engines under the bonnet but standard on the outside! I'm not too much of a fan of bodykits either, especially some of the new ones, far toooo plasticy and ugly in my opinion. The Hormann kit however is quite nice and i thought as it was going so cheap it would be stupid not to buy it. If i wanted to i could have sold it on for a lot more money but quite like the wide arches. Weston wheels is a car show which is taking place at weston super mare this summer on the 29th of august. I will be going with the Turbo Collective which is our car club basically, there will be loads of other car clubs there too such as the renault 5s and ford escorts etc should be right laugh. Will be camping out with the rest of the lads too. There will be a few other non turbos going too so you wouldnt be the only one without a turbo there mate!
I went to see my car at the bodyshop the other day, its almost ready and my god the color is absolutely amazing!! :D I'll post up a few pics on my site soon so have a look on there if you get the chance to.
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Old 29-07-2004   #18
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Hey Frosty,

I really like the sound of a standard looking Uno 45 with a turbo engine under the bonnet! Imagine just how many people you could shock with that! :D

Looking forward to seeing pictures of your Uno after the visit to the paintshop. And I take it this will be with the body kit fitted too? It should look mint after all this work. Does your aunty or whoever used to have it still recognise it?!!!!!!

I remember the Capri's very well too, as they were the cars a lot of friends had when I first started driving. Oooer, I'm probably showing how old I am :I

Also popular were Opel Manta's, mk2 Escorts, Cortinas and Chevettes. I ended up with a mk1 Cavalier with the insurance friendly 1300 engine. Talk about sloooooooow! Didn't stop me taking it up to 120000 miles though.

I always wanted a 2.8i Capri, but ended up buying a mk 3 Cortina instead and fitted it with a 2.8 V6 engine! I loved the 70's styling of the Cortina, guess I can still remember that decade of wild style from my childhood.

Talking about street sleepers, there was a road legal mk 3 Cortina in matt black that was featured in Classic Ford and also I think Street Machine magazines a few years back. It looked awful from the outside, but had a Cosworth 2.0 litre turbo engine under the bonnet running extra boost! It used to frequent drag strips up and down the country embarassing many other cars. It was street legal too! The sort of car that appeals to my warped mind;)

The Weston Wheels event sounds like fun, and I could be well up for going.

How about publicising it nearer the time on this board and see if we can get more Uno's to come along? It would be a great laugh to have a load of Uno's running in convoy along the M4!

Perhaps schedule some meeting points and times along the way to pick up more Uno drivers? I'm in SW Herts, so I guess a good first meeting place for London would be Heston services on the M4. I think I'm right in saying the Turbo Collective are west London based?

Oh, and is there a website with info on the Weston Wheels event? How much does it cost to get in?

Could be an absolute scream with loads of Uno's turning up en mass!

Respect to the Uno!

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Smokeme,

You're going to put a 1250 16 valve engine into a Panda?????!!!!!!!!!!

Wow! That would be some car with an engine like that!

And how did you go about turbo charging the 1.0 Fire?

Nice to see someone doing adventurous things with their Fiat!

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Many years ago when Max Power was pretty good, one of the writers called Hans had a mk2 5 door Uno.

He said he put a Bugatti EB110 engine in, and when people doubted him he always seemed to have the answers to shut them up. Im just wondering if anyone on here knows the whereabouts of this Uno now (if it wasnt just a load of rubbish)


How easy would it be to put the 16v 1250 punto engine into the Uno?
Although it sounds fairly easy, its the fact that this engine has multipoint injection and my Uno only has single point thats causing me to think that the swap might be a nightmare!


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Hey Chas i've updated my site with a few pics of the car in the bodyshop but i havent finished the links so you cant enlarge the pics at the mo but i'll get round to doing that later. www.geocities.com/ukoutlaws... If you go to the turbo conversion page theres a link to the horman kit page where the pics can be found! Check it out! P.S my aunt was absolutely shocked when she saw the car lol she couldnt believe i turned her sweet lil innocent uno into a turbo charged monster lol :D
Regarding Weston Wheels its £10 for a day ticket, £25 for a weekender where you get to camp out, theres free public transport into town so if you wana get totally trashed then you dont have to worry about driving back to the campsite. Club tickets need to be booked in advance, so as i'm going with the Turbo collective i've had to book my tickets already as club space area is limited. Booking your ticket in advance works out cheaper, its £8 for the day and about £22 for the weekender. But if you want to be on the turbo collective stand with us you would have to be there before 11am if you're just visiting for the day. the website is www.westonwheels.co.uk but i dont think that links working anymore not sure why. or telephone number is 0870 235 1340. Turbo Collective started out as a group of friends in south west london, they created a website for their cars and basically its just grown into one big club for all owners of the mighty fiat uno. we have members all over the uk. They will be convoying from all corners of the uk then meeting up at a specified location (still needs to be confirmed) so we can all roll in together. Sounds kool huh? i cant wait!!:D
RE ur age issue lol ur only as old as u feel mate and you sound pretty kool to me, like they say wisdom comes with age so you should definately try and make it down mate. Maybe you could help some of the lads sort out problems with their cars?? As they say knowledge is power and you seem to have a sound knowledge about engines mate!

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Re: Uno Engine Swaps

Hey Fro$ty!

Been of line for a couple of weeks, and boy had it got quiet on here!

I checked the pictures of the Hormann body kit, and phew(!), it is a good looking kit. I had in my mind a picture of a body kitted Uno I saw that had four square headlights and a very angular/ blocky kit attached. It looked like a giant Lego kit had been attached to the car, absolutely awful. The Horman kit looks great, and that takes a lot for me to praise a bodykit as I normally hate them!

Regarding Weston Wheels, I think I am still up for it as so far the 29th is free on my work calendar. Have you organised any meeting points yet? For me, half the fun would be riding down the M4 in convoy with loads of Uno's!

How about posting more info next week and see if you can get a lot of Uno owners from this board down as well? It could be a right scream.

Oh, and I always carry my toolkit with me, so just in case anyone breaks down I can normally fix most of the simple faults.....!

By the way, have you got your turbo back on the road yet? Painted with the kit on?

Hope to see the T.K.K. in a couple of weeks!

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Re: Uno Engine Swaps

Is the Punto GT engine the same as the Uno Turbo one? Cos ive noticed lots of crash damaged Punto GTs goin cheap thatve been rear-ended.

And when you did your conversion Frosty from 1.0l to UT, were the engine mounts in the 1.0 in the right place for the Turbo engine?
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Re: Uno Engine Swaps

Hey Chris the Punto GT turbo Engine is based on the Mark 2 Uno Turbo Engine, It is VERY similar but uses a different Turbo. Hence it does produce more BHP in Standard form, I think it pushes out about 130BHP as standard whereas the UT produces 118 in standard. Puntos are a lot heavier tho so they aren't THAT quick compared to an UT. To be honest if theres any engine that i could stick in my UT it would be the MARK 1 engine. They are solid as **** and you can get them up to about 300BHP!! I know one guy that beat an Evo 7 with his mark 1! lol But about your other question yeh the engine was a straight swap, the chassis is the same as the Turbo version so it has all the mounting points in the same places. I used a mark 2 engine in mines as my car was a mark 2 anyway so thats why i decided to go for the mark 2 engine. Not sure how easy it is to stick in a mark 1 engine into a mark 2 but i know its been done before. Not sure if anyones stuck in a punto GT engine either but it may be possible. Hope that helps

Chas about Weston Wheels, not sure whas going on but when i find out i'll post up the details. Not sure if i'm gona be able to make it myself now, having a few problems with the car at the moment. Damn shame cos i've really been looking forward to it all year. Just hope i can fix the damn thing in time.

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Ok Chas and to anyone else who may be interested in going, just to let you know most people from Turbo Collective are gonna be meeting up at GORDANO SERVICES AT 4PM on the saturday the 28th. This is to avoid the mad rush into Weston Wheels on the day. Looks like i wont be able to make it down myself as i have blown my head gasket and maybe even cracked the head. Not Good news as you can imagine. i'm Gutted as you might imagine but **** happens, its only inspired me to make my engine even better than before so looks like the UTs gona be off the road for a while before i can afford to get a full engine rebuild done.

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Re: Uno Engine Swaps

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You're going to put a 1250 16 valve engine into a Panda?????!!!!!!!!!!

Wow! That would be some car with an engine like that!

And how did you go about turbo charging the 1.0 Fire?

Nice to see someone doing adventurous things with their Fiat!
The 16V has been placed in the panda and the panda totalled by now, i already placed a parts list for the panda turbo for anyone interested.(sorry i hadn´t looked at this thread, never seen it after my post and thought it died off)

If i could find a Punto GT i would try fitting it into a later Uno(i have a shell, 1993 uno 45 i think)

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Re: Uno Engine Swaps

Hi guys, just registered on the site and need to phone a friend or try a 50/50 on a question. I got a '95 1300 Uno petrol engine and need to know if the diesel Uno lumps have the same gearbox mounts. Long story , might elaborate later but put into basics I have the Uno 1300 petrol in a bike frame ,but I want to convert to diesel using the bike transmission.
Does that make sense ?
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are you sure thats a 1300 and not a 1242? i didnt think the 1300 was a fire
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Not 100% on the engine, it's a fiat petrol, ask me about bikes lol. So what do you think it is? Can I search the engine no. somewhere ?
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well it a 8v f.i.r.e could be a few sizes, i dont think the diesel will fit with out work.
a 1242 8v mpi petrol from a mk1 punto would though, so would the 1242 16v
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