Tuning 850 Coupe Engine.

FR85

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Ladies and Gents,

Looking at a Coupé engine with a gear box. Needs work but the extra couple of ponies will be welcomed over the standard 843 engine.
Have a reconditioned 30dic complete with breather box and manifold, waterpump, going to go with a powerspark ignition and all the other bits are easily attainable.
Going to free it up, not ran in years, pull the head and look at rings and bearings.

Have a 4 header exhaust but the box is rough, I was looking at going for:
https://www.autoricambilamolinara.c...ifold-fiat-850-abarth-seat-auspuffsystem.html

They seem reasonable and from what I can see and they look to be a respectable copy. While this item isn't in stock on this site it is available elsewhere, just used that link for ease.
This car is not a daily driver, weekend and nice weather machine.

Any opinions?

Gavin
 
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timmycm850

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Hi Gavin.

All sounds like fun, it will be noisier Nd a more frantic noise.

Be aware though that with the flat front panel and higher gearing of the saloon engine you may be hampered by wind resistance as the speed rises.

Tim
 
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FR85

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Hi Gavin.

All sounds like fun, it will be noisier Nd a more frantic noise.

Be aware though that with the flat front panel and higher gearing of the saloon engine you may be hampered by wind resistance as the speed rises.

Tim

Hi Tim,

Hope you are keeping well?

Not overly worried about the wind noise, hopefully the exhaust note will cancel that out!

Gav
 
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