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    Default Makeover of a Fiat Uno

    I have a FIAT UNO with, the perfect body and a blown out diesel engine at my disposal. I love the car too much to let it go. If any1's driven it, they should know the grip the car has on the road when racing. I have 100K to spend.

    1. Please "experts" suggest a high performance engine I can put in for this car. Please not that I plan to take the car in a rally in distant future.

    2. And if the "experts" can refer me to a place, where I can get this done, I'd be obliged. I do plan to go to Singapore in a week. If the "experts" think I should get hold of an engine from there, please advice.

    Thanking the "experts" in advance.
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    A toyota 7A may also fit. Parts may be a slight issue though, but the torque from that 1.8 engine is intoxicating!

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    @SpeedDemon
    I am not sure but I think, cannot find a 7A here in PK.

    Thanks
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    I just swapped a 7A into my 97 corolla. I also own a Fiat Uno diesel.

    In case you are going to Pindi for this swap, then call me on 0345 5001104.

    I can guide you to the 7A/4A engine and the right persons for the swap + wiring + all other stuff.

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    @SpeedDemon

    I didnt knew we'd have 7A in local markets. Good Job!
    Thanks bro, but i want it to be done in Lhr so i can catch the mechanics frem collar for after sales.

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    Last I checked Bilal Gunj, I could not find a 7A here. But I can check with the importer in his godown.

    I know one great mechanic here but I am not sure if he will indulge in a conversion.

    If all else fails, maybe we can get you an engine shipped to Lahore from Pindi and the wiring guy will come over and wire it for you too.

    This is an exciting project so kindly keep me in the loop.

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    @SpeedDemon
    Inshah Allah I will. Let me check the Bilal Ganj first, and see what is available. I will give you a call once i reach pk.

    Cheers :-)
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    i went to bilal gunj last week to find out available motors and price ranges. also tried to fnid out if any known mechanic had swapped an efi engine in fiat successfully.
    average asking price was 35K.

    i also found out one workshop in johar town close to the SKMCH who has not swapped an engine in fiat before, but has done other projects. he goes by the name of 'Rehman and Rahim Garage'.

    so far, did not find any technician done it before or any made over fiats.
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    I have seen a few uno's with toyota engines here in pindi islamabad
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    why dont u find original UNO TURBO engine
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    @HAshims
    UNO TURBO engine, chances of finding one here in pk are rare. even if i did, parts will be problem for maintenance.

    @spectra
    I remember you told me that earlier, I wish I could come to pindi and see for self.
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    Finally,

    Fiat Uno is in technically sound hands. Being stripped and washed. Engine will be flown from Khi tomorrow.

    2 options were available in the freshest stock available at Shershah, 4EFE and 5A.

    Chosen 4EFE because of the size. Project kicks off tomorrow. Will update people along with pictures.

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    Waiting for updates
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    hey if u hav a lac to spend den spend it in a gud way. i guess get a gud 1.6 civic vtec engine from peshawar or from bilal gunj... den hook up wid sum good mechanic .. and yea its possible .. as far as i have done research and engine measurements .. but they are gonna have to do major alterations in the engine mounts ... which is not impossible ..

    then get a new hood with a turbo intake .. get a new turbo charger and you are fixed for rally

    if u r in lahore then i can give u the contact number of the mechanic who did work on my uno...

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    if 4efe can run and fit perfect in a khyber,
    i guess uno would be even better with it.
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    Look at how Aridsoul gave his contact numbers immediately for any help, my heart went down reading his reply ....

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    Congratulations. Waiting for updates
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    @bugbuzz
    Dear bugbuzz, it is not that i dont have one lac to spend.
    My current, very basic proposed setup ,with 4EFE, alone is costing 80K. 42K for the engine with complete wiring and 16K labour.

    I am in Lahore. So the contact of the guy who did work on your car will still be helpful. The one doing work on my car is technically sound too. He's done a 4EFE engine swap on a Uno before, I am being told, and I have some good references of this guy.

    The idea was to get in a Toyota 4AFE but the mechanic suggests that 4EFE will fit in better, so there you go....

    The original engine mounts will not be altered, as per the plan. New rock solid mounts are to be fabricated.
    The axles may or may not change, depending I want to keep the current brakes system or not. However, a new axle rod will be made. Complete mods can only be known once the car is stripped.

    This is the first and basic experiments. If the results are satisfactory, will do more work on it.

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    Good luck...
    Sounds interesting!
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    Stripped and naked.....UNO
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    Stripped and naked.....UNO
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