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Title: Abarth gearbox
Post by: Jozek on February 28, 2004, 07:00:41 PM
Hi folks,
I am searching for a stock Abarth gearbox for my 1998 Fiat 600.
Looking forward for offers.

Thanks, Jozek
Title: gearbox 600
Post by: guy moerenhout on March 03, 2004, 06:36:40 PM
whe not take a 6 speed form typo?
Title: Re: gearbox 600
Post by: ChrisD on July 12, 2004, 10:16:10 AM
Quote from: Guy
whe not take a 6 speed form typo?

Is it the same with the 600s??? How can you fit it to the car???
Title: Abarth gearbox for Fiat 600
Post by: Paul vander Heyden on November 06, 2004, 06:40:22 PM
Well where do I start.  The problem with the standard transaxle is that it has too high a final drive and there is a large hole between 3rd and 4th gear.

Abarth made 4 speed and 5 speed transaxles.  A ggod combination is a 4 speed close ratio gearset and a 9.39 ring and pinion.  You can retrofit these parts to a standard Fiat transaxle for probably around US$2000 or less.  This will give you good top speed and get rid of the hole in the ratios.

Of course a five speed is great.  There is th original Abarth  box (only used or abused available) and it will likely set you back from US$3000-5000 dollars plus rebuild costs.

Then there is the Collotti box.  OK but VER EXPENSIVE.

Then there is an Italian maker of a 5 speed at around US$4000

Note: Both of these will require minor body mods and shift linkages to be reworked.

Finally you can do as I did and graft a Punto front wheel drive 6 speed gearbox to the differential of the standard Fiat 600 transaxle.  All you need is the parts, a damn good machinist and about US$3000

Hope this helps.

Paul vander Heyden
Scuderia Topolino
Title: abarth gearbox
Post by: sime1600h on November 25, 2004, 08:44:03 PM
why not ask for price ?+discount30-40% from catalog price?
Title: Fast road gear set for Fiat 600 transaxle
Post by: Paul vander Heyden on January 25, 2005, 05:52:19 AM
I posted earlier about making a conversion to a 6 speed Ounto gearbox in a 600 chassis.  This is a major undertaking.

The problems with the standard gearbox is that there is a large hole ibetween 3rd and 4th gear. also, the 4.88 final drive does not let you use the benefits of the 1050 power curve for additional top end speed.
So I now have an easier and less expensive solution.  Scuderia Topolino now has available a 4 speed close ratio gearset and a matching 4.33 final drive.  This get rid of the large step between 3rd and 4th gears, puts 2nd gear a bit closer to 3rd and when combined with the 4.33 final drive provides for great acceleration and top speed.

Check out the details on


Paul vander Heyden.
Title: bacci
Post by: guy moerenhout on January 25, 2005, 10:13:00 PM
sorry Bacci,discount is  0 % ,our dou you have ? :?:  :?:  :?:  :?:  :?:  :?:  :?:  :?:  :?:  :?:
Title: info
Post by: sime1600h on February 15, 2005, 09:09:12 PM
Hi, exuse for not answer ,I have teavel .....7 years ago I buy
LSD from bacci end I pay 1o66000 lira , I have 20% disc...
for Alquati -hi give me 30-40 % sconto , you ask for sale parts
for BE. ?
Regards Sime :idea:  :idea:  :?: