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Here's my 1980 Fiat spider 2000, new to this forum :)

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:18 am
by QuebecFiatSpider
Hi Guys, I just discovered this forum few days ago. Seems to be a great forum with great valuable informations :)

I Purchased my Fiat last summer (2017), it is my first Italian car and I really like it up to now. Since it is my nature to always restore and improve my toys (Mostly on motorcycles up to now) I'm now improving the engine bay of my Fiat as a first project phase...:)

So here it is and also where I stand in my project :)

If I may ask a technical question: Is it possible to replace both engine mounts without removing the engine form the engine bay? Did some of you has accomplished this?

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Re: Here's my 1980 Fiat spider 2000, new to this forum :)

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:28 am
by friedman
Nice looking spider. Yes the two motor mounts can be replace with the engine in place. Tricky to get the motor high enough as the transmission bell housing with hit the firewall if lifted too much. The trick is to do one at a time and tilt the motor to the left or right to remove each mount and insert the new one.

Re: Here's my 1980 Fiat spider 2000, new to this forum :)

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:03 am
by joelittel
Quebec, I really like the look of your tire/rim combo.

Would you mind posting a a few pictures that show them off a little better, as well as the tire size?

Re: Here's my 1980 Fiat spider 2000, new to this forum :)

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:16 pm
by QuebecFiatSpider
joelittel wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:03 am
Quebec, I really like the look of your tire/rim combo.

Would you mind posting a a few pictures that show them off a little better, as well as the tire size?
The wheels are 7.0 x 13 Mille Miglia Wheels. and the tires are 205/60R13.

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Re: Here's my 1980 Fiat spider 2000, new to this forum :)

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:36 pm
by joelittel
I don’t think I’ve ever noticed that particular rim before. It seems unlikely that I’ve never seen them, given the hundreds of FIAT pictures I’ve looked at over the years. I guess I’ve just never noticed.

Very cool

Re: Here's my 1980 Fiat spider 2000, new to this forum :)

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:42 am
by friedman
I'll second that, never seen those wheels before. They are nice looking.

Re: Here's my 1980 Fiat spider 2000, new to this forum :)

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:51 am
by SimcaBertone66
Ya think they are the "same" wheel I thought I had seen them before ... on
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a Simca 1000 Coupe's..... not mine ... pretty wheels

Re: Here's my 1980 Fiat spider 2000, new to this forum :)

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:26 am
by SimcaBertone66
The ones on the Spider are pretty deeply offset ...?

Re: Here's my 1980 Fiat spider 2000, new to this forum :)

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:34 am
by QuebecFiatSpider
Hello guys, I just realised I haven't shown you the end results of my engine bay restoration project. So here are some pictures :

This year I'll be improving the interior of the car...To be followed...

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Re: Here's my 1980 Fiat spider 2000, new to this forum :)

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:29 pm
by miker
That is a really clean engine bay! I'll second the comments on the wheels, I've never seen them before. I had those tires, but here in the US, they are no longer available and mine got too old and flat-spotted. I ended up dropping back to 185/70-R13 tires.