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Guzzi engined FIAT 500?!?!?!


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Oh! Be it known our engine didn't come from a "tractor" or the "Military Mule!"  :bbblll:

It started as Ing. Guilio Carcano's hot-rod motor in his (front engine) Topolino . . .

 

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Too bad it never happened - it would be a real source of spares.

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On 7/5/2022 at 6:28 PM, po18guy said:

Too bad it never happened - it would be a real source of spares.

Surely. Just as are the camshaft position sensors. I bought one from Romania for $18 plus about $25 postage. No Fiat model that used this sensor were exported to the Western Hemisphere.

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I had always thought Carcano's hotrod FIAT 500 was a "Topolino" that was produced from 1936-1955:

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Easy to see a Guzzi V-Twin behind that grill!

Yet, in the 2002 Anima Guzzista interview with Ing. Carcano, he is quoted:

"At that time I also built a V, 500 cc first and then a 600 cc. I put it on a Fiat 500. I remember that it gave me a lot of satisfactions. It was a motor, the 600, giving 36 or 38 HP. Exactly twice the output of the original Fiat engine, giving 18-20 hp. "

Since the 1936 -55 FIAT 500 "Topolino" only made 13 hp, Carcano's hotrod 500 must have been a Nuovo 500 or a 500D:

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