some photos of my B16a engine conversion

some photos of my B16a engine conversion

Scott Biswanger
Scott Biswanger

March 10th, 2008, 6:28 pm #1

Step 1 - Remove engine and stuff



Step 2 - clean engine bay with lots of rags and acetone




Step 3 - Now's the time to do a little paint work and detailing in the bay. My car started out as a pumpkin and now sports a cheapy Maaco job.


A view of the shift linkage tunnel with the access plate cut - be careful when cutting not to cut the e-brake cables like I did!


The B16a minus a/c and p/s which I removed as they won't be needed awaits positioning under the car and fabrication of mounts.


Right now I'm waiting on the timing belt and engine mounts...stay tuned...

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Joined: December 1st, 2007, 10:55 pm

March 10th, 2008, 7:52 pm #2

not good. keep the pics coming please.

reyy
longtime fiat freak
74 x1/9
san dimas, ca
USA
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Scott Biswanger
Scott Biswanger

March 10th, 2008, 8:42 pm #3

That jackstand supports no weight and is there only as a temporary safety measure.
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gs
gs

March 10th, 2008, 9:37 pm #4

Step 1 - Remove engine and stuff



Step 2 - clean engine bay with lots of rags and acetone




Step 3 - Now's the time to do a little paint work and detailing in the bay. My car started out as a pumpkin and now sports a cheapy Maaco job.


A view of the shift linkage tunnel with the access plate cut - be careful when cutting not to cut the e-brake cables like I did!


The B16a minus a/c and p/s which I removed as they won't be needed awaits positioning under the car and fabrication of mounts.


Right now I'm waiting on the timing belt and engine mounts...stay tuned...
very cool indeed!

the engine bay cleanup was a tremendous help- as it looks SO much cleaner and OEM (contemporary OEM, that is)! That black is a great contrast and just all around great look.

How many miles are on the B16a that you bought? Are you planning to do a once over/through that drivetrain before install?

GS
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Duane K Estill (Corinth, Mississippi)
Duane K Estill (Corinth, Mississippi)

March 10th, 2008, 11:02 pm #5

Step 1 - Remove engine and stuff



Step 2 - clean engine bay with lots of rags and acetone




Step 3 - Now's the time to do a little paint work and detailing in the bay. My car started out as a pumpkin and now sports a cheapy Maaco job.


A view of the shift linkage tunnel with the access plate cut - be careful when cutting not to cut the e-brake cables like I did!


The B16a minus a/c and p/s which I removed as they won't be needed awaits positioning under the car and fabrication of mounts.


Right now I'm waiting on the timing belt and engine mounts...stay tuned...
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Scott Biswanger
Scott Biswanger

March 11th, 2008, 12:03 am #6

very cool indeed!

the engine bay cleanup was a tremendous help- as it looks SO much cleaner and OEM (contemporary OEM, that is)! That black is a great contrast and just all around great look.

How many miles are on the B16a that you bought? Are you planning to do a once over/through that drivetrain before install?

GS
The engine had 62,000 kms on it or about 40,000 miles. A careful visual examination of the engine reveals it to appear to be in great shape. Of course you never know till you fire it up. The only plans I have right now are to replace the timing belt since that would be difficult with the engine in the car. Any other problems should be able to be dealt with with the motor in the car. Of course I'll replace fluids and plugs before start-up...whenever that finally happens!
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Joined: January 30th, 2008, 12:10 am

March 11th, 2008, 1:24 am #7

Step 1 - Remove engine and stuff



Step 2 - clean engine bay with lots of rags and acetone




Step 3 - Now's the time to do a little paint work and detailing in the bay. My car started out as a pumpkin and now sports a cheapy Maaco job.


A view of the shift linkage tunnel with the access plate cut - be careful when cutting not to cut the e-brake cables like I did!


The B16a minus a/c and p/s which I removed as they won't be needed awaits positioning under the car and fabrication of mounts.


Right now I'm waiting on the timing belt and engine mounts...stay tuned...
Wow! how exciting! It is my dream to do this conversion one day...you're my hero! Keep it commin!

-Alex
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Albert
Albert

March 11th, 2008, 1:53 am #8

If so I`ll be more then willing to ship my Prototipo(car in the works) X19 and pay you so you can also perfom a Honda engine retrofit!!!!.....Seriously,just start thinking how many people will be willing to pay for this transformation.I`m one,remember me whenever you decide to do so on the side as i`m the one "just" suggesting it!!!!!! and the first one!!!!....
Please keep posting pics,.............Al
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Duane K Estill (Corinth, Mississippi)
Duane K Estill (Corinth, Mississippi)

March 11th, 2008, 2:50 am #9

Too many Dallara kits around. I want to go the Prototipo route with the Honda engine.

This is a link to a place to get the kit, Laursen-Online.....it's a PDF that shows the prices for the individual components including sticker kit.

http://laursen-online.dk/x1-9/pdf/Fiat_ ... totipo.pdf
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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

March 11th, 2008, 5:26 am #10

Step 1 - Remove engine and stuff



Step 2 - clean engine bay with lots of rags and acetone




Step 3 - Now's the time to do a little paint work and detailing in the bay. My car started out as a pumpkin and now sports a cheapy Maaco job.


A view of the shift linkage tunnel with the access plate cut - be careful when cutting not to cut the e-brake cables like I did!


The B16a minus a/c and p/s which I removed as they won't be needed awaits positioning under the car and fabrication of mounts.


Right now I'm waiting on the timing belt and engine mounts...stay tuned...
My best,



Tony
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