Started on Aug. 10 by Raze

1972 Fiat 124 Spider

1972 Sport Spider 1608 Engine 32/36 DFEV Weber Carb Reman 5 speed Trans ANSA style exhaust Work to date: Fluid flush Installed new battery bracket from Southwest Speed New battery Rewired battery cables New Kumho Power Star 175/70/13 Dyed carpet black Painted engine bay De-bumperette’d the bumpers Reattached bumpers Retimed cams Blacked out front grille Added ‘FIAT’ grille badge Painted tail light housings chrome Painted tail light lens covers with Krylon stained glass paint Painted windshield wipers aluminum (one was black) Painted mini-turbo sideview mirrors with truck bed liner to protect housings and give sheen Removed exhaust and ceramic coated Added wideband O2 sensor for easier carb tuning New coolant overflow bottle and bracket Rewired the fuse block Removed the old stereo Truck bedliner’d dash Steering wheel leather wrapped Fixes to do: Recover both seats Install new head unit

Latest updates
Feb. 02
Fuse Block Installed...

Finished crimping all the pigtails to convert from the old Euro-style fuse block to a …

Feb. 02
New Fuse Block...

The old fuse block had melted where the PO had installed an aftermarket stereo w/o …

Feb. 02
Steering Wheel...

I found a nice leather steering wheel slip-on cover for $13 at Target, got some …

Feb. 02
Exhaust Header, O2 sensor bung, Coolant Overflow...

I pulled the exhaust header (Pacesetter), rust treated it, and then painted it with some …

Feb. 02
Bumpers, Grille, Badge, Sideviews...

Reinstalled the chrome bumpers after opening the bracket holes that the PO had filled with …

Feb. 02
Running!

Retimed the cams, and voila, power…

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Ovide
Aug. 16, 2010, 9:04 p.m.

I have a 1974 Fiat 124, I love it. I hope you get yours done soon. It’s a great ride in a classic italian sport car. Looks like a Old Ferrari 275 GTS from the 60s. Congrats

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