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Grtechguy
Grtechguy SuperDork
10/26/11 11:16 a.m.

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/2655469187.html

CL said: 1978 Fiat X 1/9 Needs new fuel pump and clutch line. New slave cylinder for clutch was installed. Vehicle is not driveable due to clutch line and fuel pump. Interior is in good condition. Excellent Tire Tread. Minimal/Usual rust on outside.

Does usual rust mean if I breath hard it will fall apart?

Rusted_Busted_Spit
Rusted_Busted_Spit SuperDork
10/26/11 11:17 a.m.

Its $500, go get it already.

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit Reader
10/26/11 11:30 a.m.

Are you back yet........ that would be on my trailer and chained down on by now

Paul B

Salanis
Salanis SuperDork
10/26/11 11:32 a.m.

'79 Fiat X1/9 - the only car I ever drove that prompted a girl shout me her phone number at a stop light.

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
10/26/11 11:32 a.m.

Fuel pump is wicked easy, clutch line can't be that hard.

Looks pretty clean for Michigan.

ThePhranc
ThePhranc Reader
10/26/11 11:39 a.m.

I miss my 85 Bertone

Go get it.

procker
procker Reader
10/26/11 11:41 a.m.

If you need, I got wheels I could sell you for that X...

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
10/26/11 11:42 a.m.

If that was closer, I would have gone got it! GET IT NOW!

ansonivan
ansonivan Dork
10/26/11 11:52 a.m.
Salanis wrote: '79 Fiat X1/9 - the only car I ever drove that prompted a girl shout me her phone number at a stop light.

Bet her father ran a rust prevention business

Salanis
Salanis SuperDork
10/26/11 11:58 a.m.
ansonivan wrote:
Salanis wrote: '79 Fiat X1/9 - the only car I ever drove that prompted a girl shout me her phone number at a stop light.

Bet her father ran a rust prevention business

This is out in CA. Not much rust. The paint barely had any oxidation.

ransom
ransom Dork
10/26/11 12:02 p.m.
914Driver wrote: Fuel pump is wicked easy, clutch line can't be that hard.

Don't forget the usual pinch of salt for CL ad diagnoses. Well, maybe not salt with the rust concerns...

That being said, go see it.
I would, and I would probably leave with a Fiat.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
10/26/11 12:04 p.m.

From what I have heard the rust on X1/9s should be fairly obvious unlike other Fiats.

92CelicaHalfTrac
92CelicaHalfTrac SuperDork
10/26/11 12:05 p.m.

E36 M3, i would buy that as a winter beater.

porksboy
porksboy SuperDork
10/26/11 12:09 p.m.

So how is your new to you Fiat?

Grtechguy
Grtechguy SuperDork
10/26/11 12:11 p.m.

uhmm....I've emailed...

ultraclyde
ultraclyde HalfDork
10/26/11 12:15 p.m.

Not a month ago I saw a Bertone with almost the EXACT same wording and problems listed on CL for Savannah, GA - at $1200. Odd to see the same issues like that, must be common.

Grtechguy
Grtechguy SuperDork
10/26/11 12:19 p.m.

so are fuel pumps and clutch lines made from unobtanium?

ransom
ransom Dork
10/26/11 12:28 p.m.

In reply to Grtechguy:

Does it matter? At $500, you can have a clutch line custom made and put a generic electric fuel pump on it and not hit $600... Not that I have any reason to think that either piece is unobtainium.

914Driver
914Driver SuperDork
10/26/11 2:02 p.m.

Fuel pumps are easy to come by; two hoses, two wires and almost anything off the shelf fits. It's Yugo fergodsake.

alfadriver
alfadriver SuperDork
10/26/11 2:54 p.m.

Funny thing. I click the link above, and it comes up with a totally different ad. for a Nissan. interesting.

If you want it, I hope you get it, and it's not a scam. I almost had one, and think I would have had a great time with it.

turboswede
turboswede SuperDork
10/26/11 3:24 p.m.

Clutch line is likely a bad master cylinder. The X-1/9's are prone to go through them if they sit for any time.

A 78 is a carb'd 1300 and would have a mechanical pump. A cheap Holley electric isn't hard to plop in place.

Also, I have a fuel injected 1500 sitting on the floor of my garage, available to anyone who wants it. Nice power bump and with MS, could be a bit more driveable.

fritzsch
fritzsch Reader
10/26/11 3:34 p.m.

why does link send me to an ugly maxima ad?

gamby
gamby SuperDork
10/26/11 5:18 p.m.

In reply to Grtechguy:

Cripes--just buy it and flip it on ebay for a couple hundred quick profit.

turboswede
turboswede SuperDork
10/26/11 5:20 p.m.

Hmmm....

Well, here's another one:

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/2665009784.html

Also this one:

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/2602647268.html

gamby
gamby SuperDork
10/26/11 5:27 p.m.

In reply to turboswede:

Jeebus. if that one on the bottom fetches even 2 grand, then flipping the one in the OP on ebay seems like a VERY good idea.

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