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by JTBernhardt
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1608 Engine Rebuild
Replies: 14
Views: 541

Re: 1608 Engine Rebuild

I ended up buying the Mondial pistons. They're the correct size for my block (so I don't have to over-bore the block), and these are confirmed to be the correct high-comp pistons for a 1608cc engine. Estimated delivery from Italy is May 7 - May 23, so I'll post an update on the build after I receive...
by JTBernhardt
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1608 Engine Rebuild
Replies: 14
Views: 541

Re: 1608 Engine Rebuild

I also found a set of Mondial 7080 Pistons. I know that these are the correct Euro spec high comp pistons for the 1608. Is there a difference between the Borgo's and the Mondials in terms of quality? (assuming the Borgos are correct)
by JTBernhardt
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1608 Engine Rebuild
Replies: 14
Views: 541

Re: 1608 Engine Rebuild

I've been scouring for some pistons and I found some that look promising. They are Borgo Pistons with the part number 66.6533. They are 80.06mm. I've done some research, and Borgo part number 66.6523 is the correct part number for 1608cc euro spec (9.9-1 compression) pistons. Can anyone confirm whet...
by JTBernhardt
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1608 Engine Rebuild
Replies: 14
Views: 541

Re: 1608 Engine Rebuild

I'd like to have a modest increase in power over stock while retaining the original 1608 engine. I think at this stage I'd like to find some original Euro spec 9.8/1 pistons and have everything in the lower end balanced. I've already port matched and polished the head, converted the points to a pert...
by JTBernhardt
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1608 Engine Rebuild
Replies: 14
Views: 541

Re: 1608 Engine Rebuild

I still use them, I'm just worried about what they'll say about the new pistons, and about how long it will take them to finish up the engine. They've always done great work, but it seems that they're getting slower and slower.
by JTBernhardt
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1608 Engine Rebuild
Replies: 14
Views: 541

1608 Engine Rebuild

I've just removed the 1608 engine from my '71 due to a leaky rear main seal. The car has 62,000 original miles, and the engine is in decent shape aside from needing seals, but since the engine is out I'd like to rebuild the lower end and possibly do a few modifications to increase the power. I measu...
by JTBernhardt
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: '74 X1/9 Project For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: '74 X1/9 Project For Sale

I'd love to see this car go to someone from the Mira group or the Fiat community in general, so I'm offering the car to Mira members for $2700.
by JTBernhardt
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 850 Spider Parts
Replies: 1
Views: 309

850 Spider Parts

I sold my 850 Spider a few months back and I'd like to sell off the remaining parts to clear some space and earn some money to put back into my '71 Spider's engine rebuild. All the parts are priced obo, and don't include shipping costs. Local pick-up preferred on the body panels. I've got the parts ...
by JTBernhardt
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: '74 X1/9 Project For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: '74 X1/9 Project For Sale

I've had to get rid of the majority of my project cars over the last few months. I lost the place I was keeping the cars. I was really hoping to have this one back on the road before selling it, but now that I work in San Francisco I don't have the time to finish it and my parents are sick of lookin...
by JTBernhardt
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: '74 X1/9 Project For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 404

'74 X1/9 Project For Sale

I've put my '74 X1/9 for sale on craigslist. Here's a link to the add:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/cto/d/ ... 40437.html