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#1 cosworth bdg

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 05:36

This is may sound silly, but have FIAT ever produced a V 8 engine . ?

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#2 maoricar

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 06:34

Yes at least once..early 50-ish..small-ish
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#3 cosworth bdg

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 07:01

Originally posted by maoricar
Yes at least once..early 50-ish..small-ish
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Do you have any stats or info? , Cheers.......

#4 eldougo

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 07:15

I wish to disagree they only made a V6 ,If it was a V8 it must have been in some other form of transport other than a car.

#5 Gerr

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 07:15

Google "FIAT 8V" rather than V8, you'll find mucho info.

#6 eldougo

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 07:26

:wave:
Thanks Gerr you learn something NEW everyday . :up:

#7 cosworth bdg

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 07:49

Originally posted by eldougo
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Thanks Gerr you learn something NEW everyday . :up:

Thanks very much ............ :up:

#8 dretceterini

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 14:50

Siata also used this engine. Tony Adriaensens recently did an extensive book on the subject. BTW, the motor is a 2 liter..

#9 Frank S

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 17:08

Originally posted by cosworth bdg
Do you have any stats or info? , Cheers.......

Pictures of just such an engine H E R E, #s 4-7.

Follow the link at the top of that page for a couple more photos of the wrapping, or

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I just can't get enough of looking at that one. Anton can tell a few good stories about it.

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#10 bradbury west

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 19:48

At least two of the classic car magazines have run articles of the otto vu in recent months. I will look them out

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#11 Ray Bell

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 21:48

I wonder if Marion's got details of it in his vast library?

Single plane crank? Common parts with 1100 engine? Certainly the heads are different...

#12 dretceterini

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 03:41

Anton (Tony) Kravanek is one of the world's experts on these cars, and has probably rebuilt more motors than anyone. Tony is a member here, but haven't seen a post from him recently.

#13 antonvrs

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 04:27

The Fiat 8V(their designation) is a 2 liter, all aluminium, 70 degree pushrod overhead valve motor with a bore and stroke of 72x61.3 mm. There are 3 main bearings and the rod throws are offset by 20 degrees similar to the so-called "even fire" 90 degree Buick V6.
With the standard 6-port, siamesed intake cylinder heads they were rated at 105 hp @5800 rpm. The slightly modified engines I build today make around 130 hp @6000 rpm on the dyno with the standard 36DCF3 Weber twin-choke carbs.
There was a competition version using 8-port heads and 36IF4C Webers that was rated at 140 hp@ 6500 but very few were built.
BTW, the only part in the engine that interchanges with any other Fiat engine is the drive dog for the distributor.
About 200 sets of parts were built and around 170 cars were completed before they were removed from the catalog in 1955.
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#14 eldougo

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 06:02

[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by antonvrs ......
...only part in the engine that interchanges with any other Fiat engine is the drive dog for the distributor.
So in a mass production terms it was not what you would call a common FIAT motor.

Thanks Antonvrs