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Cheers! I'll probably be bringing it to Gaydon if you want to have a look.
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punto's gauge in it? I like that it looks from the outside like every other panda. nobody guesses what's underneath
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Went to Mallory Park this weekend. Battery ran out in onboard camera before leaving the pits which is such a shame as the onboard would have been superb, particularly around gerards with the car moving like it did.

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Yes, just spotted thanks!
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Re: Classic Panda 100HP Sleeper

I fitted a 6-speed box and I am using the LSD for my new Panda Turbo project that I am planning.

The new box does seem more right with the engine and really keeps it on the boil when you are pushing on. The car feels faster. Annoying that 6th gear is lower than 5th gear in the old box slightly, but I knew it would be. First is now a bit low. Find myself pulling off in 2nd with a few more revs than normal instead of using it to avoid wheel spin festival on wet roads. Obviously the ratios were designed for larger diameter tyres, where they would be ideal. I can't fit larger tyres really. I am just getting used to the idea of going into 6th, but still hesitate sometimes. Old habits die hard. Most popular gear combos when accelerating from standstill to above 40MPH are 2nd to 4th to 6th. Wierd!

I think the new box actually adds a bit of silliness to the proceedings which I quite enjoy.
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My old Panda Fizz has just about had enough and the Oil light keeps blinking at low revs So... I thought i'd stick 1.2 lump in it after some rather funny discussions with insurance people i finally got a sensible quote ,only another fifty quid to drop a 1.2 16v super fire lump in.

Or do i just keep it simple and go for 1.2 with an 8v head single point injection lump which would basically just involve swapping the engines hooking up all the wires and driving out the workshop .

So many choices, of course i want the 16v MPEFI but is it a nightmare im setting my self up for ! whatever i do needs to be as quick and as cheap as possible really as this is my main transport.

I Look forward to all advice and workarounds that help make this a reality instead of a pipe dream
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Re: Classic Panda 100HP Sleeper

Find a 1.2 16v from a Mk1 Punto and use the ECU and everything (6 wires into loom or something). Will require a little chunk out of the big square air box on the bulkhead. Also need a higher flow fuel pump to install any MPI engine. No other parts required. Make your own thread and put pics in. Good luck.
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I fitted a 6-speed box and I am using the LSD for my new Panda Turbo project that I am planning.....
Hmmmm, what be this now. Planning on joining the elite panda turbo club? Is it abarth 500 meets classic panda? I might have a hard time keeping up with that now lol

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Hmmmm, what be this now. Planning on joining the elite panda turbo club? Is it abarth 500 meets classic panda? I might have a hard time keeping up with that now lol

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I'm knocking about in an actual 100HP Panda I bought at Christmas. I've had a plan to turbo one of these for a while. It's a slow burner and I'm doing the engine last after all the suspension, brakes, interior, etc. See here. More pressing is the completion of the Uno Turbo project.

I'm done with classic Panda modding for now. I drove mine the other day after having left it for a month and remembered how ridiculously quick and fun it was. I would need to have an idea that would make for something significantly better than that to even contemplate another Panda, but the bar is set very high in terms of the measured high performance and reliability I enjoy from the Classic 100HP Panda.

I hope that this summer there will be a chance to race yours at an event somewhere.
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I`m still looking for an 8v 1.4 lump for my Uno, then that 1108 can go in my 750 Panda!I recon more will be built as 1.4 engines start getting more easily available.....:sla yer:
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I`m still looking for an 8v 1.4 lump for my Uno, then that 1108 can go in my 750 Panda!I recon more will be built as 1.4 engines start getting more easily available.....:sla yer:
1.4s are easily available now. My 1.4 16v is 7 years old. They cost about 300 from scrap yards and are most commonly found in Stilos at the moment. This is not the reason people aren't doing the conversion.
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really cool man =] i want to do a engine swap on mine soon but wanna keep it carb as thats what i know =] do you know what fiat carb engines would fit ? with minimum changes ? thanks keep up the good work
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really cool man =] i want to do a engine swap on mine soon but wanna keep it carb as thats what i know =] do you know what fiat carb engines would fit ? with minimum changes ? thanks keep up the good work
All the answers are behind the search button if you spend the time. I can summise for you here though.

Good upgrade carb engines are going to be thin on the ground. With your 1000, you are going to be looking at FIRE engines ideally. The largest capacity carb FIRE they did was the 1108cc in the Uno. I personally would not bother.

Alternatively, you could look at the SOHC range of engines and using an Uno gearbox, you could go up to 1581cc on carbs from a Tipo/Tempra or perhaps a more commonly found 1372cc from an Uno 70. I would pay up to a quid for a good one.

However, alexbpl will be selling his 1.2 16v engine shortly and with only 5 or so wires spliced into your loom you would have by far the better option in my opinion.
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However, alexbpl will be selling his 1.2 16v engine shortly and with only 5 or so wires spliced into your loom you would have by far the better option in my opinion.[/QUOTE]


thank you um i would be interested in that engine at the rite price and as long as it isnt to far to go for it =]

do you have or no where i could get a wirering diagram so i no what goes where ? and i would prefer a 1.4 tbh due to the amount of motorway miles i do to and from shows thanks
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