The New daily driver is a 1984 Fiat 131 SuperMirafiori, This model 131 standard has a 2ltr twincam 8v motor with only 113BHP at the flywheel(yuk), we can fix that!! …this car (Not brand New) unfortunately also came with striped LHR hub (nearly killed us!) and a broken LHR wheel, 6 of 12 spokes cracked through!!…Body not bad for age ,afew unexpected bits to repair ,but it is a 80′s car when all is said and done!….Plans are to check-out the “smog motor” burning oil, replacing with a spare bits we have from a Lancia HPE (for dismantling) then adding either the twin Weber 40IDF’s and set of mild camshafts, or a Volumex Supercharger!! maybe an exhaust upgrade(but quiet!) and a RADIO that works!!
Update 1/2017- Hubs removed cleaned and drilled ready for 53mm 12×1.5 stud kit bought from ebay! replaced missing stoppers in carby ,removed self tappers holding air cleaner to carby ,replace oil wire spiral restrictor in breather hose, reattach that hose to air cleaner and remove the rice type exhaust tip, replace all worn out brake pads with Bendix Ultimates, now just waiting on stud kit to arrive from the U.S!!!…WOW this was sitting on the edge of just falling apart!
Update 2/2017- Stud kit has Arrived!..Now to get Servicing done and ready for the FLCWA “Sams Run” on the 25th!…..Done ,Made it!...Fantastic to Drive a Fiat 131 at a Fiat Club Social type Drive!!
Update 3/2017- This month…. the whining Diff and flogged bushers need replacing…..done!!! ok a quick compression test to see if we throw the motor or just upgrade! ….or a bit tied!!…Not too bad!
Update 9/2017- Exhaust done by Jeff at Carline….Now sounds like a Fiat Twincam again!!
Update 11/2017- After using as a daily driver past 8 months….have decided to give this 131 a Birthday (if just repairing wasn’t enough) , the Volumex 2ltr twincam motor will grace the 131 shortly maybe?, as will coil-overs to fix the sea sickness issues!!
Update 12/2017- No Longer a Daily driver!!….Unknown to direction at this stage for this 131…maybe another Racecar for Joel and Deb???