Thursday, November 21, 2013

From New folder (2)
From New folder (2)

That is as close as I could get without breaking the bank. The door panel is the original Fiat color.

We decided to change the interior to match some nice door panels we got from a friend, they were however cut for speakers, too bad.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Heater box to be installed after I change the valve gasket again.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

With this 1.5l conversion I used an X19 engine out of a 79, since 128's and X engines tilt at different angles I swapped the oil pan and pickup from the old 1.3l 128 engine which I mated to a 32/32 weber DMTR. This engine came with a one wire Marelli alternator so the  wiring got a little upgrade as well. I want the under hood business to remain stock in appearance.

Friday, November 30, 2012

          This is a Dave Voss car that has been in the bay area with other Fiat loving owners probably since new it still has it's original California blue plates. Since I got the car I've installed a bigger 1.5l engine and struts from an X19, installed all new brake hydraulic and front pads, re sealed the engine, it has the 74 only 4-2-1 exhaust manifold and Yugo electronic dizzy. Also gone are the steel ingot front and rear bumpers, I have some series 1 chrome bumpers on the way. You can also see those pretty little Cromodora CD58 wheels I got back from a guy I sold them to with some fresh rattle can iron paint.  I have some other photos I'll post soon.  Oh pretty cool Fiat spider 2000 shaved side markers!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Italian Stallion

it's mostly done but some important details remain, different pedals and brackets  are on the way.
More beauty shots  soon.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

New project: "Italian Stallion"

This is a 96 VFR Honda with sexy MV Agusta F4 body work

 A list of parts so far:
Yamaha R1 fork, wheel and radial brakes
8 spoke VFR rear wheel
MV Agusta F4 body work
Yamaha 2002 R6 rear tail
98 Honda 900rr gauge set

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Fiat lover

Ayumi Jean Saler daughter of Ed and Mayuko
Born 9/24

Still in testing stage with about 500 miles since build. I drained out the breakin oil and put in Mobil 1 10-40 mixed with some 15-50 just because I had some.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Engine disassembled again

I messed up the intake porting causeing a massive air leak, so I got another Vespa case (74 caio), I will try to have it running later today.

Monday, June 13, 2011

This X is coming soon...

If it's good enough for Steve Hoelshler...

Our exhaust setup for the X, Steve is a 6 time national solo champion, 4 times with an X19, this setup is pretty much a copy of his except our header is not ceramic coated.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Almost ready to install big valve X head

Miller's Mule adjustable cam gear, his new website is here:

This trick little single DCNF manifold is courtesy of Paul Stoltze who has experience racing X19's.  It's a modified Faza unit that was cut apart, ported and welded back up, it should flow well with a 400mm DCNF, 1500 block and big valve head.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

And Cars I've owned


57 Ford Fairlane 4 door coupe
58 Chevy Bel Aire 283 4 barrel
59 Buick 225 Electra 4 door coupe
71 Fiat 124 spider
65 Austin Healey 3000
64 Austin Healey 3000
66 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham
63 MGB 
2-64 Chevy Impala convertibles
71 Mercury Capri V6
2-Lancia Scorpions
76 Lancia beta coupe
71 BMW 2002 tii
74 BMW 2002 tii
68 BMW 2002
71 Audi 100LS
81 Chevy full size wagon
    86 Ford taurus wagon  
55 Austin Healey 100-4
       54 Austin Healey 100-4 LeMons clone
 58 MGA
10-Fiat 124 spiders various years
BMW bavaria
88 BMW M3
86 Porsche 911
86 Mazda 626
67 Alfa Duetto
69 Alfa Spider
67 Alfa Guilia Super
84 Alfa spider
AMC Eagle
        87 Pontiac Fiero GT 
Datsun B210
66 Datsun 1600 roadster
68 Datsun 2000 roadster
1970 Datsun 240Z
86 Porsche 944
87 Porsche 924S
74 Plymouth Duster
75 Fiat X19
76 Triumph TR7 w/231 Buick engine Lemons racer
81 Triumph TR7
68 VW fast back

I'm forgetting several dozen forgettable cars
Favorite car, toss up between 54 Austin Healey 100-4 LeMons clone and 88 BMW M3


71 Ford F250 LB
75 Ford F150
87 Ford F150 LB
2-Ford rangers
79 Dodge Ramcharger
2-Dodge D100 pickups
84 Toyota van
3 Chevy S10's
        94 Ford Explorer 4 door 
79 Chevy step side P/U
74 Chevy LB camper special
81 1/2T Chevy long bed
86 1/2T Chevy long bed
96 Chevy short bed V6 stick
95 Chevy 2500 LB
72 Ford ranchero 351V8
    96 Toyota Tacoma 4WD 
72 Chevy 3door suburban
84 Chevy El Camino
78 Chevy El Camino SS

I have probably for got as many as listed
Favorite truck, 72 Chevy 3door Suburban


1948? Harley Hummer
1968 Allstate 125
1966? Honda 305 Scrambler
1977 Honda 550 four
1979 Honda 400 four
1968 Triumph 650 TR6 with scrambler pipes
1970 Norton Commando
1986 Ducati 750 F1
1977 Ducati 900SS

Favorite is no surprise, Ducati 900SS
        There is a1974 750 SS approaching $90,000 on Ebay right now

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cars I've owned

This might be an incomplete list but it was fun to remember all these rides...
76 Pontiac LeMans (sold to a scotsman who wanted to drive it cross country)
85 Toyota Supra (left me stranded in Santa Cruz)
84 Pontiac Firebird (had straight pipes that burned anyone exiting the pass. side)
71 Fiat 850 (left me stranded EVERYWHERE, sold to a guy in the Keys)
74 Fiat 128 (parting out after rear ending an SUV, not me)
81 Fiat 124 spider (active duty)
95 GMC Sierra
71 Ford F150
00 Ford Focus (totaled, not by me)
04 Ford Focus (active duty)
86 Mitsubishi Montero (left me stranded in Los Banos)
76 Triumph TR7 (part owner, race car)
85 Jeep Wrangler
76 Toyota Corolla
2 x 69 Buick Skylarks (sold one, other was crashed by my dad)
81 Audi 4000
Great memories with all of these, each were memorable in their own way despite either leaving me stranded or being crashed by other people.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Anybody have a 128 hood and grill

My son in law got a little distracted and rammed the 128 into a SUV, looks like a hood and grill will need to be replaced.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Vignale bodied Fiat 125s Samantha

According to BAT less then 100 of these pretty little coupes were make, with a 1608 twin cam engine and 5 speed trans.  it would be similar to 71 Fiat spider.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Fiat console

This is what the lower console looks like after I replaced the wood to fit the different location of the brava transmission shifter, I painted the dash and shift console satin black since a PO had installed the ugly 76 dark formica dash.