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Old 26-03-2008   #1
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Project PT Cinquecento

My project is to put a Punto 1.4 GT Turbo engine into a Cinquecento Sporting. Started project 2 weeks ago by buying a crashed cat B punto gt (56000miles) with a good running engine, had the cinq for about 4 months. Great little car!!! I understand that this is not an easy conversion but i'll give it a go.(this may take a while due to kids and wife!) few pics of cars before starting, i'll post as and when i can.

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Sounds a cool project, good luck with it and keep us updated on your progress
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take loads of pics of the conversion!
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yeah good luck mate, aint gonna be easy blood and sweat involved
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good luck, im looking forward to reading progress
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Yes Quality Cinqs are ace!

Hope it goes well.
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im amazed there hasnt been the usual people posting, 'why bother, it wont handle anymore' comments!

Seriously, hope you have the confidence to see it through fella, looks like another good project to watch

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im amazed there hasnt been the usual people posting, 'why bother, it wont handle anymore' comments!

Seriously, hope you have the confidence to see it through fella, looks like another good project to watch

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yeah but its usually 16 and 3/4 year old boys posting about doing it
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yeah but its usually 16 and 3/4 year old boys posting about doing it
And even then the story normally goes along the lines of my mates brothers girlfriends cousin has just offered me the engine, and havent actually got it there ready to see the task there about to take!
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Id rather get the 1.4 16v Panda engine and turbo that. It'll be lighter + alot less work to fit
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yeah but its usually 16 and 3/4 year old boys posting about doing it
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Id rather get the 1.4 16v Panda engine and turbo that. It'll be lighter + alot less work to fit
6 and 2 3's really from what I understand, as the bottom end of the panda wouldn't stand the added strain. So the cost of bespoke crank/rods may tot to more than the effort required for the GT fitment of parts.

There are contradictions to this of course There always is.

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the 1.4 T-jet engines are too new and expensive (not to mention harder to get hold of than rocking-horse crap) or they would quickly become the obvious engine swap for any small fiat

forged pistons and rods IIRC, and should pull 200bhp with reliability
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Just ordered a 1.5 ton crane today, hopefully it will arrive in 10 days and I can crack on. Not much happening at the moment, striping down the GT to its shell and selling bits off so I can have more space in the garage. I'm grateful for all the interest you guys are showing. Next post will be of engine and box coming out of punto when crane gets here!
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Looking forward to the pictures

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