1987 Bertone (aka Fiat) X1/9

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Re: 1987 Bertone (aka Fiat) X1/9

Post by FRUNKenstein » Thu May 23, 2019 8:17 pm

02TX996Cab wrote:
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FRUNKenstein wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 1:56 pm

Just bought an oil filter, synthetic blend oil and two wiper blades for it at Advance Auto Parts. Total cost out the door: $33.67.
Time to start the inaugural X1/9 Oil Thread? :roll:
Ha, last night when I was searching the Fiat forums looking for recommendations for oil, I was thinking the same thing. Everybody had their opinion. In the end, it seemed like a 10w-40 synthetic blend was the most recommended. I went into it thinking full synthetic, but very few were recommending that.

I’m going to stick it up on my lift this weekend. It will get an oil change and a good detail. I’m going to dye the tan trim on the seats to dark gray. Then slip in the new stereo. On Tuesday, the new tires go on.

There’s an Italian car show next weekend that I might put it in. Then on June 8th, we have an “Oddballs and Oddities” show at the auto museum that I’ve already registered it for. After that, I will start the process of putting it on BringATrailer. I like it, but I just don’t have room for it. Plus, it’s not red. :mrgreen:
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Re: 1987 Bertone (aka Fiat) X1/9

Post by DTMiller » Fri May 24, 2019 5:20 am

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Re: 1987 Bertone (aka Fiat) X1/9

Post by DTMiller » Fri May 24, 2019 5:28 am

Did an expert level mock up (suck it B3!, bow down to your photoshop God) for you:
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2002 Guards Red Targa, Fister exhaust, H&R Sport Springs, semisolid motor mounts
1997 MX-5 track car
Friday at the Track, Chin Trackdays, SCCA WDCR Novice Classroom Instructor, SCDA, Audi Club Potomac, TrackDaze HPDE Instructor
June 16, 2017 Funland GoKart Champion (6:13 p.m. main event)
Willing to risk life for track time

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Re: 1987 Bertone (aka Fiat) X1/9

Post by FRUNKenstein » Fri May 24, 2019 9:40 am

Wow. It's, it's, it's gorgeous. I am now looking at it in a completely different light . . .


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Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4 Guards Red
1987 951 Guards Red

2006 955S Lapis Blue
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red; 2006 955S Arctic Silver

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Re: 1987 Bertone (aka Fiat) X1/9

Post by KoB » Fri May 24, 2019 2:55 pm

I hear KC’s insurance (!) premiums skyrocketing ...

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Re: 1987 Bertone (aka Fiat) X1/9

Post by ipman » Sat May 25, 2019 11:04 pm

Bitchin! Just put in your cassette of Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince and you’ll be set :D

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Re: 1987 Bertone (aka Fiat) X1/9

Post by FRUNKenstein » Sun May 26, 2019 6:46 pm

ipman wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 11:04 pm
Bitchin! Just put in your cassette of Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince and you’ll be set :D
Parents just don’t understand.
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Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4 Guards Red
1987 951 Guards Red

2006 955S Lapis Blue
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red; 2006 955S Arctic Silver

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Re: 1987 Bertone (aka Fiat) X1/9

Post by FRUNKenstein » Sun May 26, 2019 9:05 pm

Spent today working on the X1/9. Even though the car seems pretty rust free, I went looking for it today. Figured the battery box in the frunk would be a good place to start, and sure enough, I found some surface rust under the plastic box the battery sits in. Also found some in the floor of the frunk on the battery side. Everything was still solid, so I just used some rust neutralizer. Also found a very small amount along a seam in the nose of the car.


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www.kansascityautomuseum.com
Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4 Guards Red
1987 951 Guards Red

2006 955S Lapis Blue
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red; 2006 955S Arctic Silver

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Re: 1987 Bertone (aka Fiat) X1/9

Post by FRUNKenstein » Sun May 26, 2019 9:10 pm

I spent quite a bit of time cleaning, but still have some to do. I detailed the engine bay, but although I tried my best to cover the electrical bits, the car didn’t like it and is now running rough.

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www.kansascityautomuseum.com
Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4 Guards Red
1987 951 Guards Red

2006 955S Lapis Blue
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red; 2006 955S Arctic Silver

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Re: 1987 Bertone (aka Fiat) X1/9

Post by FRUNKenstein » Sun May 26, 2019 9:14 pm

Took it to the car wash and gave it a good bath. Then gave it the 944 Turbo’s spot on one of the 4 post lifts. The oil looks clean, but the filter doesn’t look freshly changed, so tomorrow it gets changed.

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www.kansascityautomuseum.com
Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4 Guards Red
1987 951 Guards Red

2006 955S Lapis Blue
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red; 2006 955S Arctic Silver

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