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New owner - Faran Eliminator

Hi all,

I recently inherited an X19 Faran Eliminator from a relative... I believe this is a rare conversion.

I'm looking for any information on the 2L Lancia engines these are fitted with, as the car has been garaged for the last 5 years plus I wanted to change the oil and filter before trying to start it.
Can anyone help with my starting point?

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Re: New owner - Faran Eliminator

Hi
That sounds a very interesting vehicle

What is its general condition?

I should think the twincam motor isnt that big a mystery for people of that era..

10 years too early for me I'm afraid

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Re: New owner - Faran Eliminator

I'm under the impression it's been through a full rust repair restoration prior to being taken off the road, it looks great although not completely finished.
I will look to post some photos on here in the near future!
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Re: New owner - Faran Eliminanator

Have a look on the sporting fiats club, thereís some info and pictures on there. Youíll have to join to view the forum and itís little used these days but the info is still there.
I have some Lancia twin cam spares if you ever need anything....cylinder head, cams, manifolds, cam cover, even a spare faran support frame and the modified Lancia gearbox to go with the X19 conversion. Iíd planned to do this conversion myself but never found a decent car at the right price.
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Re: New owner - Faran Eliminator

Thanks for fingering me @varesecrazy

When it comes to X1/9s let alone twin cam upgrades (I recall 1300cc / 1600cc and 2000cc projects) I have no reliable info to offer.

As for Fiat/Lancia 80s twin cam engines then I have a *little* knowledge and may be able to track down a specific engine type number and serial number.

Beyond specifics then all I will say/add is the the Fiat/Lancia Twin Cam engine is pretty much bullet proof in standard form. Even well engineered units (late RIP Guy Croft Race Engines) shared the same bullet proof reliability.

For example most/if not all Fiat/Lancia engines came from factory with "tuftrided" hardened crank shafts. For production vehicles this was pretty if not totally unique.

I think the best pointer/summary/history for Fiat/Lancia Twin Cam engines is that they were designed by Aurelio Lampredi (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurelio_Lampredi )

As for specific engine detail/information then more information is required.
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I will get some pictures hopefully this weekend and hopefully that might ring a bell with somebody!
Will have a look and see if I can find an engine number too 👍
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