Treb Reader
6/8/10 1:38 p.m.

Don't think of the jokes.

Think of how much it's like an Elise.

Sub-2000 pound curb weight; engine borrowed from an economy car by one of the world's biggest automakers; more fun than it has any right to be.

Kidding aside, it's an 88, so it's an 1100/4speed. The motor is the same as a Fiat 128 or X1/9. Parts available pretty much anywhere.

I've rebuilt the front calipers and the carburetor; added relays to the electrics to keep the switches from melting.

Took it out this weekend; fired up first shot on the key and had a blast on the back roads.

Located in Lexington, KY.


93celicaGT2 SuperDork
6/8/10 2:21 p.m.


DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
6/8/10 2:23 p.m.

and where do you find parts? I cant find anything for my Fiat 128

HeavyDuty Reader
6/8/10 4:26 p.m.

I'm going to guess it's this one?

JThw8 SuperDork
6/8/10 8:55 p.m.

Gah... I dont know if Im happy or sad that it's not closer

Treb Reader
6/9/10 5:24 a.m.

Mr. Duty, you are correct.

Mr. GT2, let me know what you'd like to see, and I'll try to get it tonight when I get home.

Mr. of Understeer, I've had really good luck I guess. Minor stuff -- switches, sensors -- is off-the-shelf X1/9 or 124; I've even found a few things in stock at FLAPS. Motor stuff is normal SOHC Fiat stuff, so the usual Fiat places. Midwest/Bayless is becoming a new favorite, because they're good with the SOHC stuff, but IAP isn't bad. There's a guy named Jay in Texas; runs a place (or did, anyway) called Orion. Lots of actual Yugo pieces.

Mr. Thw8: aw, it's only about 12 hours away. You know you want it.

Powar Dork
6/9/10 3:38 p.m.

Ha. I saw it earlier on eBay while checking semi-local listings before I saw the thread. Best of luck with the sale.

Treb Reader
6/10/10 7:34 p.m.

Semi-local-er than you think. I work in E-town.

Thanks for the good wishes.


914Driver SuperDork
8/9/11 5:37 p.m.

Your ebay gig is over, got pictures?


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