New engine goes in the Abarth Fiat 1500

After a very successful test session yesterday it was back in the workshop. Owner Guy Harman and racing driver Rupert Keegan put the car through it’s paces yesterday at Goodwood Motor Circuit in preparation for the 72nd Members Meeting at the end of March. They said the car has transformed since we made some adjustments to rear suspension and removed the brake servo. Today saw the installation of a new hot engine with a fully re-worked cylinder head and a new camshaft profile. Monday 3rd of March will see the little Fiat back out at Goodwood for another pre-race shake down.

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Fiat Abarth 1500 on the rolling road

The Fiat is almost ready for it’s Revival debut. The new engine is in along with twin Weber carbs, bespoke intake and exhaust manifolds have been fitted as well as an LSD and bespoke competition half shafts. Today we will get the new engine tuned up and run in before we go testing. Guy Harman will be sharing the drive with Rupert Keegan.

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