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Fiat 124 Spider Road Race Car, VSCDA, SVRA, SCCA

Posted by bradiger about 6 years, 5 months ago

Location: Grover, Missouri

Built as a race car in 1999 by an avid SCCA racer in Ohio and raced with SCCA primarily at Mid Ohio in G Production class with a 1438 motor.  This Fiat 124 is well prepared and can be raced with SCCA, and also will qualify for most if not all of the vintage race clubs. I bought the car in 2011 for vintage racing and have raced it since then with VSCDA, and CVAR with my most recent race at Road America in fall of last year.  It has a full SCCA legal roll cage, current harness, fire system, and all necessary safety items. It is in good condition but it is not a trailer queen and does have some typical racing rash, but you can pick this car up and take it straight to a track, run it through tech and race it all weekend, everything is current and race ready with good Hoosier Street TD tires. The only thing you will need is a race suit, helmet, and HANS.  I am also including the original log book that dates to the first race this car ran, through the VSCDA Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival last fall.

History:  The car was built in 1999 and raced with SCCA until 2005 when the previous owner had to stop racing due to health issues.  He built it with a 1438 race prepared motor and Weber DMSA carb and raced the car in GP class and also qualified and ran in the 2000 SCCA Runoffs at Mid Ohio.  I bought the car in Jan. of 2011 and have raced it primarily with VSCDA at Road America, Blackhawk, Grattan, and Gingerman, and also with CVAR at Hallett.  The car always ran good but wanting to be more competitive, in 2014 I built a fresh 2 liter motor from a 1983 Fiat Spider.  I raced it last year at Blackhawk and Road America with the 2 liter and it ran great.

Safety: Halon fire system, ATL fuel cell, SCCA legal & numbered roll cage, current dated safety harness, race seat, SCCA required on/off kill switch, operable brake lights, race seat, electric fuel pump.

Motor:  Pulled from a 1983 fuel injected Fiat Spider, completely rebuilt and bored to 85mm with Vick Autosport 8mm dome high compression pistons, stock crankshaft.  Head is basically stock from the 1983 fuel injected motor with some port matching but no extensive porting.  Valve springs are high performance Iskendaian racing springs from Auto Ricambi.  Header is a standard design, I think from Vick Autosport or International Auto Parts (it came with the car).  Cams are of unknown manufacture but I had them profiled (see pictures for graph) and I was told by another Fiat racer that they are the same grind as the Abarth Ralley cars of the early 70's. Cam gears are Millers Mule adjustable gears.  I have the 1438 motor that will also go with the car as a spare or to race in a different class.  It has FAZA race pistons, I was told 11:1 by the previous owner, ported head, and ran well when I removed it.  The radiator is from the 1983 car and I had it boiled out and serviced by a local shop last year.  It does not run a cooling fan and I have never had problems with overheating or even running hot, but one could be easily added.  CARBS:  Dual Weber (EMPI) IDF44 carbs and intake from Pierce manifolds.  EMPI makes Weber IDF carbs under license from Weber, they are identical to genuine Webers and use all of the same parts and service kits.  Ignition system is stock Plex electronic system from the 1983 donor car.  Oil cooler.

Transmission and drive train:  Clutch and flywheel are stock, as is the 5 speed transmission, drive shaft, and rear end.  The rear differential is a 4.44:1 welded unit, I think from a Fiat 131 Wagon or something similar.  Rear axle bearings and seals were replaced spring 2014.  I have other ratio differentials and a complete spare rear end that go with the car.  Transmission is nice and tight and shifts as it should.  I replaced the flex joint in 2012 and it shows no signs of deterioration.

Suspension:  Front end has Delrin bushings in the lower and stock (replaced in Aug. 2014) in the upper with new ball joints.  Front springs are red non-stock, I think from International Auto, and rear are cut stock springs.  Koni yellow shocks on all 4 corners.  Brakes are stock Fiat 4 wheel disc with EBC yellow racing pads front and rear. Front pads are new, never raced, and rear pads have 2 race weekends.  Tilton adjustable brake balance system.

Transponder:  MyLaps AMB TranX direct wire transponder DOES NOT GO WITH THE CAR.

Electrical:  Stock wiring has been removed and the car has wiring for racing power, ignition, and brake lights. The car runs on battery power only and does not have an alternator.  I usually put a charger on it in the evening before racing and it has never been a problem, the previous owner did the same.  An alternator could be added easily if you want.  Brake lights are stock.

Tires/wheels:  3 sets of tires and wheels.  On the car in the pictures are a set of 14" Lancia wheels with Falken Azenis 205-60/14 tires.  I use these for transport only and they have not been raced since 2013 but they would probably be okay for a track day or tuning session to save the Hoosiers for competition. The competition race set are 13" ARS Racing wheels (black) with a good set of Hoosier 205-60-13 Street TD tires.  I keep the race tires in my basement so they stay in good condition and they are good for at least a few more weekends.  I also have a good set of original Fiat Cromadora "Iron Cross" 13" stock aluminum wheels with old race tires that will go with the car if you want them They would be good if you want to race it in original vintage form.  Also has been converted to racing studs and lug nuts instead of the original Fiat lug bolts.

Spares:  A lot of spares including the 1438 motor, 2 good transmissions, Vick Autosport header, clutch & flywheel (used but good), several sets of brake calipers, 4:10 open differential, complete rear axle assembly, ignition system, distributor, and a lot of other small spares, too much to list.

Car is located in Wildwood, MO about 20 miles west of St. Louis.  Shipping is not included but I would be willing to travel up to about 150 miles to meet the buyer at no additional cost.  Please email with any questions.

(This vehicle is current up for bid on eBay. Price reflects current bid amount, and the reserve has not been met.)

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