Can you sell me an engine?

Can you sell me an engine?

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chassis

Original Poster:

300 posts

235 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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I am now looking for a replacement engine for my Fiat Punto. Since I will now not be designing a chassis I hope to put a Ferrari engine in it. Which one is best?

I am looking at the book about Ferrari and it tells me there are 2 tyoe of Ferrari engine. One with 8 piston and the other with 12. If I cannot put all 12 piston in the engine bay can I take some out? Will I have to saw off part of the engine?

marki

15,763 posts

239 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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I have a couple of V12`s out in the garage let me know what you need , they are just cluttering up the place , oh and i have a Lambo V12 as well if thats any use to you , tell you what take the lot and lets say ,,, what 500- and you pick up

chassis

Original Poster:

300 posts

235 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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I have a couple of V12`s out in the garage let me know what you need , they are just cluttering up the place , oh and i have a Lambo V12 as well if thats any use to you , tell you what take the lot and lets say ,,, what 500- and you pick up



Yes, please let me know you address and I will collect. Will it fit in the punto, if not could you send it too me via royal mail?

I would love to see a photo of the engine since I would not want to buy something which would be expensive to repair.

marki

15,763 posts

239 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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Ok i will send them today , you can post me the 500- , which Hospital do i send them to

chassis

Original Poster:

300 posts

235 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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Hospital? No, you think I am being funny? Well I have had this before on this website.

When can you send me a photo of the ferrari engine I must look at it and see if it is rusty.

Bodo

11,309 posts

235 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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Hey, chassis,
I suppose marki is fooling you!
V12s never fit into Puntos

You could have one of my 2 Landrover 4pots; they're easy to maintain and bring about 300kgs more weight to your front axle (wasn't the Punto mid engined? )
Landrover-engines have a good reputation for being strong and powerful!

We should discuss the price, because there will be more people interested and willing to pay a fortune!

marki

15,763 posts

239 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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ahh thanks Bodo now you have ruined my deal

marki

15,763 posts

239 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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And Bodo everone knows that Puntos are rear engined, not mid ,

Bodo

11,309 posts

235 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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I knew there was something wrong with your offer

Any offers for the 2 ?

kevinday

9,061 posts

249 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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Chassis, on a realistic note a new 456/550 engine is circa sixty thousand pounds sterling. Still want to go ahead?

chassis

Original Poster:

300 posts

235 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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No the Punto has it's engine in the front. But if I were to reverse the car would it make it have the engine in the back?

Should I change the seats around and also the gear box. Would this make it more like a ferrari? How come I have never seen a ferrari driving in reverse?

Bodo

11,309 posts

235 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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No the Punto has it's engine in the front. But if I were to reverse the car would it make it have the engine in the back?



Chassis,
what makes you sure, you've not driven your Punto the wrong way all the time?

chassis

Original Poster:

300 posts

235 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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Chassis, on a realistic note a new 456/550 engine is circa sixty thousand pounds sterling. Still want to go ahead?



Ah but this is for a new one yes? So I would get a cheaper one if I were to go to a scrap yard and clean it myself yes?

marki

15,763 posts

239 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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if you think the engine is in the front of your Punto then you are for sure driving your Punto in reverse all the time

trust me i am right

maybe the last owner turned the seats round the wrong way ,,,,, that would explain it

chassis

Original Poster:

300 posts

235 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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Now I feel very confused. OK so you think my car may already have a Ferrari engine in it? I do not think so since I have much trouble trying to go up hills.

So would it be better for me to put a small 8 piston engine in? Will this make a car go to 200 miles per hour when i go on the track? I have seen the cars with wings on the back. If I put these on would this help me go faster?

M@H

11,218 posts

241 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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Chassis, the best thing you can do is fit a few smaller engines.. easier to fit in than one big one.. perhaps a bank of 2-strokes.. you'll get much more power out of them too.. talk to the biker types on here and they'll be able to advise you..

Cheers
Matt.

JSG

2,238 posts

252 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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Now I feel very confused. OK so you think my car may already have a Ferrari engine in it? I do not think so since I have much trouble trying to go up hills.

So would it be better for me to put a small 8 piston engine in? Will this make a car go to 200 miles per hour when i go on the track? I have seen the cars with wings on the back. If I put these on would this help me go faster?


Hi Chassis,

Welcome back. You can check to see if your engine has been converted already (the Ferrari swap is popular for Puntos). Open the bonnet and check the cam cover on top of the engine. If the screw on cap says '710' on it then yours is a Ferarri engine already.

As to the problem with uphill performance, my friend had this same issue - it was due to the level checker on the directional input device - easily fixed.

Cheers,
JSG.

kevinday

9,061 posts

249 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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As to the problem with uphill performance, my friend had this same issue - it was due to the level checker on the directional input device - easily fixed.

Cheers,
JSG.



Yes it is easy, but only if you have a left-handed screwdriver.

chassis

Original Poster:

300 posts

235 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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I have been outside and the only cover I can see it a metal thing with water in it. It's says to remove it slowly. Does this help?

There is also a plastic bottle with blue liquid in it. Should there be oil in this? There is no cap with 710 on it. Is this number the power of the engine?

Bodo

11,309 posts

235 months

Wednesday 3rd July 2002
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I have been outside and the only cover I can see it a metal thing with water in it. It's says to remove it slowly. Does this help?

There is also a plastic bottle with blue liquid in it. Should there be oil in this? There is no cap with 710 on it. Is this number the power of the engine?




The metal thing is the tank; and if there's no 710 printed on the other cap, it should be the latest 2-stroke Ferrari water engine!
Rare conversion, indeed!