Tuesday, March 3, 2009


The devil is in the details, that's me workin the cherry picker, here is the build list:

We will use a 1800 Fiat head it has smaller combustion chambers that will give a compression boost it will be polished, ported and blueprinted with 30 degree seats and valves background to match, and 70 dergree throats, and gaskets matched on the intake side. The machine work and porting will follow a famous Fiat engine builders techniques who we will name later after we have his permission.

The stock FI cams will be utilized as well the stock FI system. We will modify the fuel pressure from about 42 psi to about 46-48 psi, a simple mod for more power. The cat will be removed and replaced with a tube after passing smog.

I will grind off the tip of the aux. shaft and tap it so there will be no collision with the crank in the event of a cam belt failure.

The biggest performance upgrade will be a aluminum flywheel from Millers Mule in Texas a beautiful piece that weighs 8lbs. vs the stock unit at 22lbs., giving better throttle response and acceleration.

Finally the front brakes will be upgraded and possibly convert the radiator to a aluminum 240 Volvo unit.

I will post some photos soon of the head work and flywheel.

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