Fiat Topolino - Altered

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Fiat Topolino - Altered

  • This will be my first time sharing a model here at SA. My most recent completion is this Fiat Topolino Altered from AMT's Double Dragster "tin box" kit. Wanting to be different than all the Chrysler powered Fiat's out there, I switched it up and used the Chevy engine from the kit. The engine is pretty plain as it builds from the box so I spruced it up wth the Moon front cover and Cal Custom valve coves & oil pan from AMT's parts pack Chevy engine. The Hilborn injector is pretty boring out of the box too so I added a fuel block and hoses to each port and built some short velocity tubes to top it off. The kit headers are a little weak looking so new ones were made in the style of the kit parts out of a little larger diameter Evergreen tubing. I also put a B&M Hydro-Stick trans behind the engine. The rest of the car is out of the box except for the tires. Out back are 60's AMT pie rust Firestone's and up front are Modelhaus T110 resin tires. The wheel wells don't fit up in the body quite right, no biggie.


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  • A nice, nice build!  I like your engine swap and the added touches you put into that Chevy powerplant!  Overall, this is a terrific build; I really like it!  Paint and decals are just right, too!

    On the bench:  MPC '69 Camaro convertible.

  • Very nice build, dennis. The car has great period style. The engine has that clean simplified look that identifies well with the nature of the machine, and your modifications bring it to life. Well done Thumbs Up

    Power matters in the straights.
    Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman


  • YesYes

    Bernard Kron Keep On Buildin'

  • GREAT job, Dennis!  Build the dragster next.

    Wild Bill "Plastic cars are better than real cars cuz' they're a lot cheaper to fix. You don't even need duct tape and wireties"
  • Sweet lookin' lil Fiat


    Ya gotta stand for something or you'll fall for anything...........

  • Very nice clean build.  Like the changes you made.

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