DIY Fiat 600D restorodding

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Out of curiosity, how tall are you @noripsni ? Cuz the Fiat looks kinda small, wondering how someone your height could fit comfortably inside? Or are you going to modify the seat position too?
there is loads of room in these cars........... even with stock seats, 6ft can fit easily.. on my car i have cobra classics, sitting lower and further back. 500 also has lots of space, actually better than a mini
 
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there is loads of room in these cars........... even with stock seats, 6ft can fit easily.. on my car i have cobra classics, sitting lower and further back. 500 also has lots of space, actually better than a mini
the main issue is peddle space, as the wheel arches on both 600 and 500 intrude, so slim shoes are needed for quick driving, cheap sandles are no use
 

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there is loads of room in these cars........... even with stock seats, 6ft can fit easily.. on my car i have cobra classics, sitting lower and further back. 500 also has lots of space, actually better than a mini
The car looks small but it does have a high roof....

the main issue is peddle space, as the wheel arches on both 600 and 500 intrude, so slim shoes are needed for quick driving, cheap sandles are no use
Understand what you mean. I am big size myself and have driven car with closely fitted pedals before, keep stepping on 2 pedals......lol
 

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its not just high roof, the fact is there is no engine or gearbox in the front, so the front floors go way forward...... almost to the front leaf spring
 

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Hey man, can I ask how is this car registered to be on the road once you're done rebuilding?
 

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Good luck bro. Your restoration skills are amazing. Most of the time, restoration job like this would take years, but the finished product is worth all the time, money and effort that you spend.
 

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there is loads of room in these cars........... even with stock seats, 6ft can fit easily.. on my car i have cobra classics, sitting lower and further back. 500 also has lots of space, actually better than a mini

i laughed at one australian haltech guy vid in youtube...

coz he is over 6ft tall if not mistaken...

and driving the mini, his knee is touching his elbow... :driver: :biggrin:


 

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well thanks for the comments etc. not much feed back on my questions about daihatsu engines. i will ask else where. thanks.
 

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well thanks for the comments etc. not much feed back on my questions about daihatsu engines. i will ask else where. thanks.
Eh? You had questions? Where?
 

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well thanks for the comments etc. not much feed back on my questions about daihatsu engines. i will ask else where. thanks.
missed your question on this...


but if it relate back to old question in facebook (wheelspin group if not mistaken).... then it really depends on how far u want to make your resto-mod 600....

some purist may cry.... but if it purely for insane turbocharged power...it can handle that easy..
 

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well thanks for the comments etc. not much feed back on my questions about daihatsu engines. i will ask else where. thanks.
actually, what is your Fiats original CC? L2 and L5 aren't the same CC
 

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Fiat 600 is around 600cc like L2, no?
no, stock 600d is 767cc, mine was 903cc with around 60+ bhp and a red line of 8000rpm, the reason I was/am thinking of putting in a different engine is for possible power gains and higher reliable RPM to off set my low gearing, 8000RPM was just 154KPH on my old car, also, supplies of good uncut heads and uncut cranks are kinda low, and I still need to find a crank for a new build if I stick with Fiat power---. the stock gearbox can handle up to 100ish BHP and I have already upgraded the drive shafts so a tuned daihatsu motor of over 70-80bhp and able to hold high RPM is a definite plus. as for purists? lol, I dont care about them, the car is already quite modified from original with changes to brakes and suspension etc............. I was hoping to connect with some DIY or workshop guys over this, as set up in the car will require a bare spare block/crank/flywheel combo in order to design and make a conversion adaptor and check out clutch work, was hoping to find some unservicable stuff to play with. checking out the chop shops half cuts seem cheap enough, but I don't have the knowledge on what to choose as the best basis for a hot screaming turbo twin cam :)
 
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no, stock 600d is 767cc, mine was 903cc with around 60+ bhp and a red line of 8000rpm, the reason I was/am thinking of putting in a different engine is for possible power gains and higher reliable RPM to off set my low gearing, 8000RPM was just 154KPH on my old car, also, supplies of good uncut heads and uncut cranks are kinda low, and I still need to find a crank for a new build if I stick with Fiat power---. the stock gearbox can handle up to 100ish BHP and I have already upgraded the drive shafts so a tuned daihatsu motor of over 70-80bhp and able to hold high RPM is a definite plus. as for purists? lol, I dont care about them, the car is already quite modified from original with changes to brakes and suspension etc............. I was hoping to connect with some DIY or workshop guys over this, as set up in the car will require a bare spare block/crank/flywheel combo in order to design and make a conversion adaptor and check out clutch work, was hoping to find some unservicable stuff to play with. checking out the chop shops half cuts seem cheap enough, but I don't have the knowledge on what to choose as the best basis for a hot screaming turbo twin cam :)
Since its completely custom, have u considered YRV engine?

Personally i called this engine the naughty engine if fitted to Perodua Kelisa or Kenari.
 

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no, stock 600d is 767cc, mine was 903cc with around 60+ bhp and a red line of 8000rpm, the reason I was/am thinking of putting in a different engine is for possible power gains and higher reliable RPM to off set my low gearing, 8000RPM was just 154KPH on my old car, also, supplies of good uncut heads and uncut cranks are kinda low, and I still need to find a crank for a new build if I stick with Fiat power---. the stock gearbox can handle up to 100ish BHP and I have already upgraded the drive shafts so a tuned daihatsu motor of over 70-80bhp and able to hold high RPM is a definite plus. as for purists? lol, I dont care about them, the car is already quite modified from original with changes to brakes and suspension etc............. I was hoping to connect with some DIY or workshop guys over this, as set up in the car will require a bare spare block/crank/flywheel combo in order to design and make a conversion adaptor and check out clutch work, was hoping to find some unservicable stuff to play with. checking out the chop shops half cuts seem cheap enough, but I don't have the knowledge on what to choose as the best basis for a hot screaming turbo twin cam :)

if u say so... then the L200 sohc turbo is pretty easy to work with...

really simple because plenty of its part sharing between the normal older spec of perodua kancil 660 (except for piston,conrod,and probably camshaft)

and often from 660cc people mix n match the engine part to be 850 turbo and even 1.0 3cyl turbo...

but atleast if u think going to 1.0 turbo mix n match part...u should consider straight to yrv 1.3 turbo... more modern engine.. and 130hp straight from factory spec... (with slightly lower rev limit at around 6-7k rpm)