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« on: April 02, 2006, 13:49:43 pm »

Fiat, what do you think of them?  Why do they allow them at VW's show.
What if, we keep the engine lid closed on two identical cars at a show,
one of them do have a VW engine and the other don't. Actually it has it's
original engine in the back. Will you say: "yaaa, way to go" to the one with a VW engine, and
"what a f... is that car doing here at a VW show" to the other?
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2006, 15:48:13 pm »

I ask the same question last time. Maybe its something nostalgie, but Im not interessed in such cars Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2006, 00:11:50 am »

Sadly. if you have to ask these questions, then you clearly have little knowledge of the VW drag racing scene back inthe 1960s/70s! VW-powered Fiat gassers were a big part of the scene and have every right to be part of the scene today - or did Darrell Vittone get it all wrong when he built the Race Shop Fiat? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2006, 11:49:09 am »

Well..a Fiat will always be a Fiat, no matter if it's powered by an aircooled flat four or not. But they make cool race cars!  Cool
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2006, 12:09:58 pm »

Wow!! Tossing this issue back and forth a litlle. This is what I came up with. The combo of a Fiat body and a type 4 engine has to be something to talk about. Let's put the "it is a street car" issue to it and we have the whole internet on fire!! Anyway...I like the Fiat gassers and have no problem with them. The ealy non chopped version of the Litlle Giant Killer is hard core!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2006, 12:33:09 pm »

Well, the Fiats are a big part of the Gasser nostalgia...  and they were raced by the VW crowd, with hot VW engines...   They were, and are, sort of a extreme lightweight trick... kinda like Buggys.  I have no problems with them... but hey, I like Porsches to ;-)
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2006, 18:57:56 pm »

Sadly. if you have to ask these questions, then you clearly have little knowledge of the VW drag racing scene back inthe 1960s/70s! VW-powered Fiat gassers were a big part of the scene and have every right to be part of the scene today - or did Darrell Vittone get it all wrong when he built the Race Shop Fiat? Roll Eyes
Hi,
You're right, my knowledge of nostalgia gassers isn't big, but a beetle with a liquid cooled Alfa engine is for me the same as a Vw powered Fiat..

Funny discusion.

How do the rest of you think about a Vw powered Fiat?

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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2006, 19:33:39 pm »

Well I like the Fiats with a VW engine...

But-I have to agree that a Fiat with a VW engine is the same for me like a buggy with a Corvair engine-real nice conversions but not "strictly" VW somehow. Nevertheless it´s still a "petrolhead´s hobby" and not a religion Grin, so for me personal everything is interesting that´s got to do with aircooled VW stuff, and gassers based on a Fiat body are always interesting although not being my cup of tea.

But very intereting discussion going on here!
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2006, 19:47:18 pm »

I just have to say that i love the fiat.... in nostalgic gasser look....
for me its a kind of history..........
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2006, 19:55:49 pm »

some old fiat pict  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2006, 19:57:08 pm »

 Wink miller & park fiat 850
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2006, 20:24:52 pm »

love  fiat with hots vw engine very sexy   Shocked
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2006, 20:26:10 pm »

 Cool
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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2006, 22:03:00 pm »

By all means, they are cool. Anything Type 1 powered is cool. To me it doesn’t matter if it is an airplane, an air boat, a VW powered lawn mower or an air compressor. A Type 1 powered Fiat fits right in. Looking back in history it also fits the California-Look. In my humble opinion, the only un-cool VW powered vehicles are semi truck like trikes and Albar Buggies. I get the shivers just thinking about Albar buggies, but that’s another story.

Peace  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2006, 22:57:39 pm »

As Frederic said at DAS DRAG DAY last year it may be a Fiat but it has a heart of a vw. Sorry you have got to love them part of VW drag racing history. Great photo Sharkman of Pete at the pod hope it was ok to use it on here. Grin

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« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2006, 10:27:55 am »

As Frederic said at DAS DRAG DAY last year it may be a Fiat but it has a heart of a vw. Sorry you have got to love them part of VW drag racing history. Great photo Sharkman of Pete at the pod hope it was ok to use it on here. Grin



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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2006, 10:10:18 am »

 there'isnt that the fiat 500,600,850 which were modified, you should not forget fiat x1 / 9 here is a very beautiful example kelly larry's baby huey too
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2006, 10:15:58 am »

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« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2010, 00:15:39 am »

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« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2010, 00:39:07 am »

I dig Fiats with VW engines! The race shop Fiat is just stunning!
And everytime I see Petes´ car starting at the tree I drip my pants.

For me it works well!

But this whole "it MUST be period correct" ... and ... "it has to be the original whatever" isn´t my cup of tea anyway.
I like strong flat4s. And if someone makes a 10sec run in an ugly duck like an Albar Buggy I take my hat off  to him, too!
I even kinda like this idea!  Roll Eyes Grin
 
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« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2010, 01:24:11 am »


     I guess I better park my NSU VW powered across the street for the Classic and at Nick's burger.

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« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2010, 02:29:05 am »

IMHO I think FIATS were used in the VW scene was because of their wonderful aerodynamics  at that time. They seemed to be much more aerodynamic and lighter than any VW body. The origins probably started with EMPI. It might of been that the manufacture of origin of these cars matched the founder's own heritige. (Itaian) Cannot think of any other VW powered FIATS prior to Joe Vittone's Race Shop FIAT. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2010, 03:13:21 am »

Darrell built a VW powered VESPA also !
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« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2010, 03:50:51 am »

That's right! I forgot all about that one. Another Italian design (Piaggio) but French built.  Very different but very cool. I'll take one CHOPPED! Where is that car now? Gasser Garage's next find?  Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2010, 07:03:58 am »

That's right! I forgot all about that one. Another Italian design (Piaggio) but French built.  Very different but very cool. I'll take one CHOPPED! Where is that car now? Gasser Garage's next find?  Cheesy


I heard Russell is spending his Holidays in Italy from now on  Grin Grin Grin
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     I guess I better park my NSU VW powered across the street for the Classic and at Nick's burger.

     Frenchy
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« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2010, 12:06:52 pm »

Darrell built a VW powered VESPA also !
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« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2010, 13:17:36 pm »

did someone say frenchy lol..........................................can't wait to see the NSU
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« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2010, 14:11:56 pm »

That one is mine, planing to take it to EBI.

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« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2010, 16:17:16 pm »

That one is mine, planing to take it to EBI.



Different, more pics off it?
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