Here's a neat way to increase the cooling on your Fiat X1/9, watch John Edwards as he explains how he modifies the engine compartment lid vents to allow additional air flow in and around the engine. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Fiat X1 9 Intake Port Runner Enlargement
Watch as John Edwards at Costa Mesa R&D Automotiove Machine explains how he
opens the intake port runners on a SOHC Fiat X1/9 cylinder head to improve
flow. Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine (949) 631-6376 Be sure to 'Click'
Sergio 235 Simtest.wmv
Here's Sergio's 235 Chevy engine on the Simtester @ Costa Mesa R&D
Automotive Machine. The Simtester initializes the camshaft and performs a
low-stress break in of the engine. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Triumph Spitfire Bee-Hive Spring Kit.wmv
Here's another great new product from John Edwards @ Costa Mesa R&D
Automotive Machine, its beehive valve springs for the Triumph Spitfire. A
modified retainer is used to complete the kit for a tremendous weight
savings and increase valve seat pressure for performance cams.
www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Junkyard Find: 1984 Fiat X1/9 Bertone
Tour of a 1984 Fiat X1/9 Bertone in a local junkyard. This car has been
there about as long as the Yugo in one of my other videos and hasn't really
been touched apart from vandalism.
If you're interested in parts off this car, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME,
contact or visit the yard:
Ryan's Hubbell Auto Parts in Detroit MI.
Fiat Abarth X1/9 prototipo 2.0 16V
Fiat Abarth X1/9 prototipo replica
Buildt by Ove Thorkildsen, Norway
Fiat Croma turbo block
16v Tipo cylinderhead
Fiat Abarth 130 TC gearbox
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Preparation fiat X1/9
una settimana di stucca fibbra liscia, stucca fibbra e liscia per far
cambiare toralmente aspetto alla vecchia x1/9!! motore cambio nuovi,
interno tutto rifatto, esterno alleggerita e migliorata nei dettagli!! 5
giorni per scegliere un colore!!!!
Starting Fiat X1/9 Engine.
Starting my recently restored and modified Fiat X1/9 engine for the first
time since we dragged it out off a field in Ohio. We added a four port
intake, Duoletta carbs, lightened the flywheel, remove emmission controls
and the AC, 1500 block (retains 4 speed gearbox), as well we added a euro
cam along with a racing distributor and gave it some other tweaks to
increase HP. We're very pleased with the results!
1989 Bertone/Fiat X1/9.
The replacement for the tiny but beautiful Fiat 850 Spider began production
in 1972. Spurred by the entry of the mid engine VW/Porsche 914, Fiat took
the engine and drive train of the Fiat 128 sedan mounted it mid ship and
created an affordable and fun Targa top great handling light weight sports
Based on a show car concept of the Autobianchi Runabout. Designed by
Marcello Gandini of Bertone and was shown at the 1969 Turin Motor Show. The
car featured a mid-mounted Fiat 128 engine and gearbox. The wedge shape
design took many styling cues from contemporary power-boat designs. And the
distinctive head lamps were mounted on the roll over bar. The prototype was
a serious proposal at the time and became the bases of the Fiat X1/9.
Designed from the onset with US future safety rules in mind the car was an
instant success in spite of Fiat's spotty reliability record. Priced right
and economical to operate some 140,000 were built by Fiat and the last
20,000 by Bertone.
US Sales of X1/9s
The X1/9 underwent three generations in the USA: 1974 cars, 1975-78 cars,
and 1979-87 cars.
1974 USA examples aligned closely with worldwide models, including small
bumpers, 1290cc engine, and 4-speed transmission.
1975-78 USA cars were unique to the US market with "ladder-style" impact
absorbing bumpers front and rear. To meet USA evaporative and Exhaust emission standards, X1/9's were fitted
with Exhaust gas recirculation valves,
air pumps and an activated charcoal system. These cars were rated at 63HP.
In 1979 USA cars received an increase in displacement to 1498cc and a
5-speed transmission. 1979 USA cars retained the previous emission
controls. Model years 1980 and 1981 saw a transition from carburetion to
Bosch L-Jetronic fuel injection, with the changeover coming in 1980 for
cars sold in California and a gradual changeover for "federal" cars from
late 1980 to 1981 model years. The combination of Fuel Injection (FI), a
catalytic converter and unleaded gasoline allowed these cars to meet
California and later federal emission standards. FI cars were rated at
In 1979 USA X1/9s also received both exterior and interior revisions
including integrated bumpers front and rear, as well as a new front grille
and airdam. The instrument panel and dash redesign moved the heating and
ventilation controls from the center console up to the main dash, relocated
the radio into the center dash area, moved the fuse panel from the area
above the driver's left knee to the area above the passenger's footwell
where the glovebox was, and moved the glovebox atop the dash.
During 1982, Fiat ended its presence in the USA. Fiat turned over marketing
and support of the X1/9 to International Automobile Importers, Inc., headed
up by Malcolm Bricklin, and turned over full production duties to Bertone.
1983 was a transition year for the orphaned X1/9, which thereafter was sold
as the "Bertone X1/9." IAI and Bertone continued to update the X1/9, such
as providing rust protection, revised seating to accommodate taller
drivers, and a modernized electrical system for 1984 models.
US sales of the X1/9 took a nose dive in the final few years, and 1987 was
the last year that IAI imported X1/9s to the USA.
I recorded this awesome very rare Fiat X1-9 at Cars and Coffee. Please
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