Fiat 126p - Aircooled 650cc 2 cylinder

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Fiat 126p - Aircooled 650cc 2 cylinder

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Anyone familiar with these?
I'm thinking of getting one in Slovakia when I move there in end May.

Does anyone have any knowledge of them or their 2 Cylinder aircooled engines?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_126#Polski_Fiat_126p
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YES !!!!
The Blond one .,...... the other one ....Maybe... :lol: :lol: :lol: :oops: :oops:
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Yes Eben, this was the update to the 500 and 600
Good little car, but rusted well. :shock:
Most guys fit a 128 motor into it for more power on the hills.
I think the 850 motor slips in unchanged, but not sure.
Had the 500 station-wagon, Most fun car I ever had. :lol: :lol:
In Italy you fit a family of 7 into it. :roll:
We will send you a VW1600 motor for it, you can then get up the ALPS with it.
Will look like this
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maybe you can get the "Last Edition" 2000 like this
Image Will be joining these guys soon then.............http://www.fiat126.co.uk/
Quote from...http://www.fiatforum.com/other-fiats/11 ... -swap.html
Quote "..........Hello everyone and thanks for letting me in.
We have a 126 and are quite far down the road in an engine swap. I had a 2332cc T1 VW aircooled engine sitting in the corner of the garage and decided it would fit nicely in the 126. The engine actually has more room around it than it would in a Beetle. The gearbox is also a Beetle IRS item and we are currently working on extra mounts for the gearbox as it is not solid as it needs to be considering the engine has about 200hp in current trim. This engine would cost 3000+ pounds and the car should run 12s in the 1/4 mile as a road car (which is about as quick as Lambos etc). Of course, you don't need that much power and can pick up modified beetle engines making 100+hp for 1000pounds. If you don't want that then a vw waterboxer in standard trim makes 90hp for the 1.9 and 110hp for the 2.1. There are lots of them about and can be had second hand for anything from free to 150pounds. There is also the Subaru turbo boxer engine, which is a similar size and makes more power. Can also be fitted to a Beetle gearbox.........Quote....
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This is the one I'm looking at:
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EUR300
What do you guys think? It's aircooled :D
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eben wrote:This is the one I'm looking at:
EUR300
What do you guys think? It's aircooled :D
What model is it. ??
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eben wrote:1982
NICE, :D will it stay standard. :shock:
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I saw one in France. I think they look cool. Cant picture it running through the Alps, but for puttering around town I think it would work
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I'm just looking for something to get me to work & around town to begin with then I'll try and source something I can do longer trips with later.
It will stay standard... for now....
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Anyone know of a 2 cylinder compatible Electronic ignition system? ... except 123?
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Have they got an ignition only module? Site doesn't want to come up.
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I am using mine for ignition only at the moment.
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I got a pertronix-type in the end... Haynes manual at the ready....
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So thaTTTssss the way a half a beetle engine looks, nicccccee. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Hi Eben,
Would seem as if you have your Fiat 126p...
How about some photos,
Lets have an Off topic "project" thread on it as I am very interested in the air cooled fiats, had the 500 SW at one time.
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