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My pandora has fiat x19 alleycat style alloys on. I think they look good and stand out in white against luigis'green bodywork. Got myself a twin choke 30dic and manifold, need a four branch now! I notice the compression ratio is low so am even considering a small turbocharger now!
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I need to replace the wheels on Connie in any case, the current 12" wheels are so badly corroded I need to have inner tubes to keep the tyres inflated - not good.

I'm looking at moving up to 13" or 14" rims with lower profile tyres (to keep the rolling circumfrence the same and not having to have the spedo recalibrated). The lower profile tyres should take some of the bounce out of the ride as well - more choice of tyres as well.

The key thing is trying to find some wheels that are in good condition but still period looking. A set of 4 Wolfrace reconditioned alloys have just come up on Ebay for 350 but at that price I can get 5 brand new ones - just need to decide on the right style for the van.
If you fit 850 sport gearbox with 850 sport wheels the speedo should be ok
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My pandora has fiat x19 alleycat style alloys on. I think they look good and stand out in white against luigis'green bodywork. Got myself a twin choke 30dic and manifold, need a four branch now! I notice the compression ratio is low so am even considering a small turbocharger now!
If you do fit a turbo you must document the details and share the photo's here - along with any other upgrades you may need to do. I'm sure there will be a few keen eyes watching - myself included.
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Hi Gary

do you have contact details for the panels. Ive been trying to find one of the panels that fits behind the rear wheel on the drivers side of our rhd camper, under the battery.


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Hi Tim, do you mean the very curved, bottom closing panel that follows the sill-line?
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Hi Tim

I sourced most of my panels from Ricambio (http://www.ricambio.co.uk/69-fiat/54...rts-and-panels) around 18 months to 2 years ago - mainly because I hadn't sussed out extending my Ebay searches beyond the UK. Overall though comparing prices and allowing for overseas postage there wasn't much difference.

Ricambio has the N/S (left panel) on their site: http://www.ricambio.co.uk/69-fiat/54...at-850t-900t-e

From what you describe you need the mirror image for the O/S (right panel). I'm not sure if Peter was more successful (he sourced many more panels than I did). I couldn't track down one before and I've just had a quick look on Ebay and can't find one at the moment.

The chaps that welded Connie used the N/S panel as a template for the O/S one. I think they did a pretty good job

Step by step photos of the welding are on my restoration website: http://fiat900t.co.uk/?u=81&p=Welding This shows the detail under the external panels which you don't usually get to see.

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Hi Guys


Yes that is the panel, It seems that the nearside is less rotten on most cars worldwide and so those panels are slightly more available,


thanks for the tips


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Hi Tim

You are in luck, a pair of rear corners has just been listed on Ebay see: http://www.ebay.de/itm/FIAT-600-850-.../172117988580?

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I had a search around the Italian EBay seller where all my panels came from. The bottom corners seem sold out. I was very lucky although I paid quite big money. PM me if you need other panels and I'll link you if he has them.
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Hi everyone, just to let you know, I am planning on having a batch

of these offside rear panels made, on a "English Wheel",

by a company who specialise in restoration of certain 60's vehicles.

Please let me know if anyone is interested, the price is not finalised yet !
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Hi everyone, just to let you know, I am planning on having a batch

of these offside rear panels made, on a "English Wheel",

by a company who specialise in restoration of certain 60's vehicles.

Please let me know if anyone is interested, the price is not finalised yet !
I would be interested in these thanks
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wow, lot of labour in such a small panel? Mine are ok, but am picking up whatever spares I can come across in readiness!
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further to previous post heres a twin choke webber on ebay.it
http://www.ebay.it/itm/FIAT-850-COUP...8AAOSwkNZUoFyD
this is identical to the one i fitted and also the same 4 branch i fitted
http://www.ebay.it/itm/MARMITTA-FIAT...4JIMAonAXrQ3rg
this will lift the rev range, then all you need is a gearbox upgrade and it will make you fly
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I've finally started the rebuild, the 4-branch exhaust fitted with a bit of fettling - hopefully it will sound as good as it looks.

The twin choke carb fits on the manifold but the connections for the choke and throttle cables are in different places (different sides). Are you able to provide a photo showing the route of the cables on your set up to remove the guesswork?

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I've finally started the rebuild, the 4-branch exhaust fitted with a bit of fettling - hopefully it will sound as good as it looks.

The twin choke carb fits on the manifold but the connections for the choke and throttle cables are in different places (different sides). Are you able to provide a photo showing the route of the cables on your set up to remove the guesswork?

Thanks in advance
Hi Gary.
I have a 1979 900t too, i did fit an 850 saloon gearbox(8/37) a couple of years ago but i did find it a bit too high geared for a 903cc engine. it was not able to get into the power band in fourth before the aerodynamics held it back. ive now put an 850 coupe gearbox (8/39) and its a bit more lively acceleration but still longer legged than standard.

I feel the saloon gearbox would only work if you can get an a112 1050 in the back.
I hope this helps

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