Wanted: Any parts you have for 1972 Fiat 128 Sedan

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Wanted: Any parts you have for 1972 Fiat 128 Sedan

Post by Driven2slow » Wed May 03, 2017 12:39 pm

Hey guys, I purchased a 1972 Fiat 128 2 door sedan. It was the $200 shell formerly owned by "Carl."


Well I need to find a complete engine and transmission for it. There is nothing in the engine bay except for a motor mount so I will need everything.

2. Also need full interior

I'm currently looking for a service book so I can make a list of the parts I need.


Please let me know what parts you have available

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Wanted: Any parts you have for 1972 Fiat 128 Sedan

Post by bark » Thu May 04, 2017 2:31 pm

I have to say the biggest surprise in being a "new" owner of a 128 Sedan is the disappointing parts availability. I wish I had a better avenue to parts availability in places where 128s were made up until very recently (eg. Egypt, Argentina, etc.), but I have to say it's a tough row to hoe.
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Re: Wanted: Any parts you have for 1972 Fiat 128 Sedan

Post by cgranju » Thu May 04, 2017 2:41 pm

Engine/transmission is really X1/9 (or, actually I suppose X1/9 is really 128....), so that ought to be rather simple. This issue is I'm sure very much part of why my 128 wagon of similar lineage (wonderful word to associate with these specific cars, eh?) is built in the 'rat rod' aesthetic. It works. If I read the photos correctly, you have a dash, glass & body panels, so you have the stuff that is very much 128 specific. Good donor SOHC Fiat engines tend to have their bodies rust away from them, but still can offer a few other useful parts, transmissions perhaps are not just jumping off the vine so to speak. And, I think Home Depot sells 128 carpet sets while nearly every car manufacturer in the world produces seats. Matt at MWB has a vast supply of parts, as I'm sure you' also already discovered!

Good luck & have fun with it. Looks like it will be fun!
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Re: Wanted: Any parts you have for 1972 Fiat 128 Sedan

Post by friedman » Thu May 04, 2017 7:48 pm

Matt sometimes has128 stuff that is not on his catalog so you wii need to make inquiries to him. An X motor will work in your car and I highly recommend a 1500 motor (which I had put in your car and Chris' 128 wagon). The transaxle from an X will not work. Clutch kit, flywheel and starter for your car are the same as for a 1300 X motor. Front brakes are the same as front X brakes. Carb is the same but the manifold is different as the engine sits at different angle.

Matt's catalog is a great source of this type of info since his parts descriptions will tell you if a 128 part is the same as an X part.

Miata seats work great in a 128.
Carl in Virginia
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Post by cjwaters » Wed May 10, 2017 1:03 am

Welcome to the elite group of suckers who own a shell formerly owned by Carl! :D And thanks for saving me from having to figure out where to put another 128. In the photos the body looked very straight and pretty rust-free for an east coast car. Should be a good platform to build on!

To tag onto the good advise previously given, besides X1/9s and other 128s, you can also look to Yugos and Stradas for donors of mechanical bits. Yugo engines/transmissions are pretty much bolt-in but may need to have proper 128 brackets fitted. I've been running a Yugo trans in my 128 Rally for years. They actually have better synchros than the early 128s. Stradas (if you can find one) came with 1500cc engines and 5-speed transmissions. The long block is an easy swap but the trans would be more involved to fit. X1/9 stuff is a similar situation as the Yugos - long block is good but make sure you use 128 engine mounts/brackets and ancillaries (thermostat, heater piping, oil pan & pump, etc).

Interior parts are the most difficult to find for 128s, especially in nice shape. Mechanical stuff is not really that bad. The photos showed the car with a late model dash which is all plastic so at least they don't crack. The early dashes are vinyl and almost alway split, but they do have a different look/feel.

Where are you located? Might help folks pass on tips for local parts or cars. I've got a ton of stuff here in Charlotte NC that I'm not actively trying to get rid of but I help out 128 guys in need whenever possible.
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'78, '76, and '73 128 Sedans
'74 128 Coupe
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Re: Wanted: Any parts you have for 1972 Fiat 128 Sedan

Post by cgranju » Wed May 10, 2017 8:16 am

it is a quite an elite club
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Re: Wanted: Any parts you have for 1972 Fiat 128 Sedan

Post by PdxGeorge » Wed May 10, 2017 10:43 am

if you come across a source of a half way decent dash let me know...
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Re: Wanted: Any parts you have for 1972 Fiat 128 Sedan

Post by friedman » Thu May 11, 2017 9:37 am

Go paddle around on the Xweb, I think there are more 128 enthusiasts over there.
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Re: Wanted: Any parts you have for 1972 Fiat 128 Sedan

Post by bark » Thu May 11, 2017 2:33 pm

I occasionally see nice dashes on ebay italy and ebay uk. The best part about Italian ebay is learning a few automotive phrases in Italian!
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Re: Wanted: Any parts you have for 1972 Fiat 128 Sedan

Post by karhawk » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:45 am

You can probably find the stuff closer to home but I have Front left and right complete hubs with bearings I also have some drive shafts and the steel plate that goes between engine and tranny. Probably more, I'll look tomorrow. I'm in Oakland, Ca.

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