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Old 08-26-2012, 07:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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scrapcento - '99 fiat seicento
90 day: 30.15 mpg (US)

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90 day: 27.72 mpg (US)

vespa - '04 Piaggio Vespa ET4
90 day: 57.6 mpg (US)

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The Scrapcento (new: Kamm 2.0, wheel covers)

Mods:
- Kammback
- Kamm 2.0
- Tire spats
- Full wheel covers

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Hi all,

I'd like to introduce my primary transportation, namely the scrapcento. It was a happy little 900ccm (39hp) Fiat Seicento which I decided to swap for a mighty 1.2 litre (I can see some laughs coming here ) from mk1 Punto (75hp stock). During the swapping I used to be a regular visitor at local scrap heaps, hence the nickname

The car is obviously not tuned for FE, it had the cam timing adjusted 1 or 2 deg. for better top-end HP (supposedly; hasn't seen a dyno yet) and a somewhat rough idle (100% confirmed) The gearbox is a short one from the so-called "sporting" version. It's supposed to be my Auto-X toy and the daily driver at the same time (I commute by public transport though, so not a lot to do for the 'cento).

As for FE abilities and equipment - it came stock with a partial grille block (pic). Also the car has been lowered approx. 3cm (1.2" ?) and has a bit stiffer, but still not truly "sport", shock absorbers. It's missing the partial belly-pan (or rather engine cover) that I believe was stock - IIRC the oil pan sticks out more to the bottom in the 1.2 and the cover could not be fitted. Not that I cared at the time anyway.

Cx is somewhere around 0.33 IIRC and I haven't found any data for frontal area. Still, you can imagine it's not that big

Since I regularly drive it only twice a week for a total of ~60km (<40mi?) with some small trips (up to 150km) now and then, I'm not planning any costly mods as they would never pay for themselves (see next post - coming up).

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