1 HISTORY OF THE FIAT

The fiat 126 replaced the 500 Nuevo Bambino. It was launched in 1972 and hoped to out sell the 500. The 126 chassis was based on the 500 with a few mechanical refinements and increased engine size. The fiat 126 was also known as the seat 133. In the 1990s, fiat thought that the 126 was ending its time, and designed the replacement which was the fiat cinquecento. The fiat 126 was killed off in 1993, but the fsm version lived until 2000.
Long live the 126.

2 HISTORY OF YOUR CAR

Started out as a 1980 Fiat 126 Bis, about 650cc. Then I bought a Mk111 Cortina with a 2 litre engine and used this as a donor car. Ran this for a while, then moved up to a Rover 3500 v8, but performance parts were expensive. From this, I then got a 305 small block Chevy, parts being a lot cheaper. Had some fun with this before moving on to the 350 Chevy. My times got a lot better but wanted to be a bit quicker. Then I stroked the 350 to a 383, which is my present engine in the car now, and very happy with.


3 MODIFICATIONS MADE TO CAR

(a)Engine top to bottom

Carb                      Holley 750 double pumper
Manifold                 Victor junior
Heads                    Dart iron eagle
Pistons                   Forged trw
Rods                      H beam
Cam                      Comp cam
Crank                    4 bolt mains
Starter                   Hitachi mini starter
Distributor              Mallory
Nos                       Sniper plate system
Bhp from engine      500 bhp
With gas                 650 bhp

(b) Gearbox

350 turbo with trick kit

(c) Back axle and front suspension

Ford 8” with mini spool and moser shafts, cortina brakes
vauxhall viva. Uprated spring and discs

(d) Chassis

Home made from 3 x 2 box section

(e) Wheels and tyres

Front wheels – revolution 5 x 12
rear wheels – revolution 6 x 15

(f) Interior

6 point roll cage and harness, carpeted and panelled. Line lock, fire extinguisher, mini dash with gauges and rev counter

4 BEST TIMES AND SPEED

9.8 at 138 mph

5 FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

No plans at present time just enjoying having fun

6 FUTURE GOALS

Got them - a 9 sec pass

 Mark Skinner 

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