PROJECT FIAT 124, Testing, Measurements, Dyno, etc

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Re: PROJECT FIAT 124, Testing, Measurements, Dyno, etc

Postby Brian » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:55 pm

Fun to look at what the factory does with max aerodynamics effort on the Fiat 124.

GT4 version in testing.

We may vent the hood as needed, watching oil temps at coming track events.
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Re: PROJECT FIAT 124, Testing, Measurements, Dyno, etc

Postby LateNights » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:37 am

Makes me wonder if the guys at CarbonMiata would tackle a replacement hood in carbon fibre (with some vents)?

Not sure about everyone else, but I'd much rather something I could use and return to factory at a later date - people tend to shy away from heavily modded cars where I am, unfortunately.

I'd love to see them do a replacement trunk with a small ducktail style spoiler too - as I've said before, something that looks like the first generation BMW Z4 would be perfect!
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Re: PROJECT FIAT 124, Testing, Measurements, Dyno, etc

Postby Brian » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:37 am

Laguna Seca Event coming soon!

Really enjoying the car with the stuffed turbo! Been working back and forth with Tuner on tune refinements and that is coming along nicely, will return to dyno for final numbers in the next few weeks as time permits.

Also getting the car ready for Laguna Seca Raceway event! Will go back up to our Good-Win Racing Premium 12.88 Big Brake Kit because I do most of my passing at Laguna deep in the brake zone for turn 2. Will also add some brake ducts to help keep the brakes at best temp. Also checked local yards for a factory hood and black trunk lid. How very convenient! What are we going to do with those? More on that soon....but it's about better cooling and better aero for fast Laguna.

My buddy Moti has done up some seat lowering mounts, since I am tall for these cars at 6'2, those will help better get my helmet under the Blackbird Roll Bar.
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Re: PROJECT FIAT 124, Testing, Measurements, Dyno, etc

Postby LateNights » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:04 pm

You gonna add the "heritage stripe" (matte black paint), while you're at it?

With that and the new "scorpion sting" decal and she'll almst look like a proper little race car :D

(Edit - wow nvm, I see you already mentioned the trunk was black :roll: )
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Re: PROJECT FIAT 124, Testing, Measurements, Dyno, etc

Postby Brian » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:43 am

Getting ready for Laguna Seca Raceway!

Brake ducts going in.

Also notice TALL bumpstop on the Ohlins, and what you cannot see is plastic packer on that, this is for the unique drop into the Corkscrew so we can limit wheel travel. Otherwise you get tires doing your braking at the bottom of the Corkscrew as the tire contacts top inside of the fender area.


In the foreground is our 322 hp Supercharged 07, it's a lot faster than the Fiat at the track, but work continues!
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Re: PROJECT FIAT 124, Testing, Measurements, Dyno, etc

Postby Brian » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:12 pm

Where did my seat go? :wink:
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Re: PROJECT FIAT 124, Testing, Measurements, Dyno, etc

Postby Brian » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:11 am

Factory seat is now LOWER thanks to new lowering brackets for stock seats by our buddy Moti at AuroraAutoDesign.com

FiatSeatSideView.jpg


Driver and Passenger seat in same positions and as far back as they go. It may be hard to see from side view but Ryan on stock height passenger seat has my helmet hitting, and actually lifting the yard stick as it lays from top of windshield across the roll bar, but on lowered Driver's seat he is now under the classic 'broomstick' test. This bar is a lot higher than stock hoops, this is a Blackbird bar and and that bar is as high as we can get without removing the top.

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Re: PROJECT FIAT 124, Testing, Measurements, Dyno, etc

Postby Brian » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:25 am

Picture of the drop brackets, nicely finished and properly stout.
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Re: PROJECT FIAT 124, Testing, Measurements, Dyno, etc

Postby klikai » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:59 am

Brian wrote:Fun to look at what the factory does with max aerodynamics effort on the Fiat 124.

GT4 version in testing.

We may vent the hood as needed, watching oil temps at coming track events.


I wish we have a body kit like that to put on our car, that would be awesome and creates so much room to mount coolers
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Re: PROJECT FIAT 124, Testing, Measurements, Dyno, etc

Postby Brian » Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:49 am

Fun History in a Picture.

Me with my 1978 Fiat 124 (bought the car for $50, restored it, painted it, did suspension, raced it, etc).
Me and wife the day we bought our 2017 Classica
Our 2017 Fiat 124 Classica race prepped at SCCA event.
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