Thursday, July 29, 2010

X19 bumper mod

I'm sure this has been done many times, but here is my take on modifying the ugly 76 style bumpers with out spending any money. The whole job took abo+ut 2 hours. I disassembled both bumpers and used the upper bars. I turned the brackets that are part of the piston assbly. 90 degrees and bolted the top bars back on, the front brackets were bent a little to match the bar angle. I cut the rubber ends with a sawzall and sanded them with my 10" sander. Approx. 60-70% weight savings and much better looking. Before and after shots.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mayuko and Buck at the lake

The other half of the blog
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Fiats at the 2010 Oregon meet

This only about 1/2 the cars that were at the meet, blame me for getting the organizer back late to get everybody in one shot. The place is Howard Prairie resort in southern Oregon, they run a nice place and couldn't be nicer people.
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GMC and 600

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Piggyback 600

We hauled the 600 and boat up with my GMC 3/4t, the Starcraft is light at about 1200# and the 600 wieghs in at about 1200. I built a small ramp inside the bed and used 8' ramp boards. It was a little exciting getting it up there the first time.
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Monday, July 19, 2010

RIP 903 engine

I blew up the 903 over the weekend racing in Oregon, there is some kind of metal on metal sound coming for the engine with a big loss of power. Anybody want to buy a cheap 600? Or does anybody have a used 843 or 903 short block for sale?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

128 got cleaned up for vacation

We freshened up Mayu's 128 and painted the wheels for the upcoming Oregon meet. Mayu will lead the way and I will follow with the new toy hauler, it should be an interesting trip. Towing the Starcraft with the 600 in the bed if the truck.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New to the family

Couldn't help ourselves
low mileage X that needs a head gasket
Comes with the gasket set