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Amateb8

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Fiat 126 with Subaru Impreza engine
« on: March 06, 2019, 06:00:05 PM »

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Re: Fiat 126 with Subaru Impreza engine
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 07:17:38 PM »
Yeah spotted this one the other day. It's progress was actually covered on YouTube if type in fiat 126 Subaru conversion you'll be able to see it. It's ridiculous from the start the guy in it sounds like he's not long finished school (Dom Kellet maybe?) and his thoughts and ideas about how he's going to squeeze the scooby lump into the back are hilarious. He had a "cross that bridge when we get there" kind of attitude - he couldn't find a suitable transaxle to fit the engine to so simply fitted it to the STANDARD BIS gearbox and just hoped it'll be ok....... It pretty much summed up the whole project. And whats he ended up with? A 126 with a grossly oversized mis-mashed Subaru lump hanging out the back which will never end up on the road  :cry:

Secretly I was hoping he would at least get the thing running but alas as usual the complex re-engineering and planning that was so obviously needed at the start got the better of him. This is why I get on my soap box about bike engined 126s kids (or child like adults) get this bug in their heads about high building a high powered 126 then give up when it gets to tough but what they leave behind is basically a scrap car that nobody what's to finish. This one won't be the last......
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Re: Fiat 126 with Subaru Impreza engine
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 05:23:04 PM »
Another RHD Bis bite the dust. What a waste.

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Re: Fiat 126 with Subaru Impreza engine
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 05:50:22 PM »
Hold on to yours, chaps, they are getting more rare by the day!  :o
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Re: Fiat 126 with Subaru Impreza engine
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 02:07:16 PM »
£1900...
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Re: Fiat 126 with Subaru Impreza engine
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2019, 10:44:13 PM »
was  this the one that had a Facebook page showing its progress as i was following one but cant find it now?
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