Fiat 1500 Spider car history from 1963 to 1966
1963 to 1966
Body versions :
Petrol 1.5 liters
|Wheel base:||92.13 in, 2,340 mm|
|Overall length:||160.83 in, 4,085 mm|
|Overall width:||59.84 in, 1,520 mm|
|Overall height:||50.79 in, 1,290 mm|
The Fiat 1500 Spider of the Italian car brand Fiat . was a produced between 1963 and 1966 as atwo-door convertible .
The Fiat 1500 Spider replaced the predecessor Fiat 1200 Cabriolet (118G). His Pininfarina body got, among other things, a new front. The largely unchanged chassis received front disc brakes . The most important change was the engine, which came from the sedan Fiat 1500 of 1961: a four-cylinder OHV inline engine with 1481 cc and 67 hp. The top speed was about 155 km/h.
Technical changes 1965 the engine of the Fiat 1500 C with 75 HP and the new five-speed gearbox was installed (118 K), with a maximum speed of approx. 160 km/h.Successor was from 1966, the Fiat 124 Spider , who had only the five-speed gearbox in common with his predecessor.
- Engine capacity: 90.37 cu in, 1,481 cu cm
- Fuel consumption:31.4 m/imp gal, 26.1 m/US gal, 9 Ix 100 km
- Max speed: 99.4 mph, 160 km/h
- Max power (SAE): 80 hp at 5,200 rpm
- Max torque (SAE): 87 1b ft, 12 kg m at 3,200 rpm
- Max number of engine rpm: 5,400
- Specific power: 54 hp/l
- Power-weight ratio: 25.6 lb/hp, 11.6 kg/hp
- Acceleration: standing 1/4 mile 20.3 sec, 0—50 mph (O—80 km/h) 11.5 sec
Also, the sister model Fiat 1600 S (OSCA) convertible equipped with the same Pininfarina body has been redesigned with the 1.6-liter double-camshaft engine from OSCA. It differed apart from the engine of the 1500 Cabriolet by the "four-headlight front" and a clearly high-quality equipped interior. Engine and chassis corresponded to the predecessor model (1600 S, 1962-1963). In 1965, as in the 1500 Cabriolet in the 1600 S, the new five-speed gearbox was installed.In addition to the Fiat Cabriolet, there was also a 1500 Coupe and 1600 S Coupe, but was marketed by Pininfarina itself under its own label.
Fiat 1500 Spider Technical details and specifications (1963-1966)
4 stroke; cylinders: 4, vertical, in line
bore and stroke: 3.03 x 3.13 in, 77 x 79.5 mm
engine capacity: 90.37 cu in, 1,481 cu cm
compression ratio: 8.8
cylinder block: cast iron
cylinder head: light alloy
crankshaft bearings: 3
valves: 2 per cylinder, overhead, push-rods and rockers
camshafts: 1, side
lubrication: gear pump, centrifugal filter, cartridge on by-pass
carburation: 1 Weber 28-36 DCD 20 downdraught twin barrel carburettor
fuel feed: mechanical pump
cooling system: water, automatic electromagnetic fan
driving wheels: rear
clutch: single dry plate
gearbox: gears: 4+ reverse
synchromesh gears: 2nd, 3rd, 4th
gearbox ratios: 1st 3.38, 2nd 2.09, 3rd 1.38, 4th 1, rev 3.38
gear lever location: central
final drive: hypoid bevel
axle ratio: 3.90.
front suspension: independent, wishbones, coil springs, anti-roll bar, telescopic dampers
rear suspension: rigid axle, semi-elliptic leaf- springs, anti-roll bar, telescopic dampers.
worm and roller
turns of steering wheel lock to lock: 3.25.
turning circle (between walls): 37.1 ft, 11.3 m
front disc, rear drum, servo.
voltage: 12 V
battery: 48 Ah
dynamo: 400 W
ignition distributor: Marelli
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
wheel base: 92.13 in, 2,340 mm
front track: 48.50 in, 1,232 mm; rear track: 48.42 in, 1,230 mm
overall length: 160.83 in, 4,085 mm
overall width: 59.84 in, 1,520 mm
overall height: 50.79 in, 1,290 mm
ground clearance: 4.72 in, 120 mm
dry weight: 2,040 1b, 925 kg
distribution of weight: 56% front axle, 44% rear axle
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Fiat 1500 Spider Maintenance and Service Guide (1963-1966)
Fuel: 92 oct petrol
Engine oil change: 6.16 imp pt, 7.40 US pt, 3.5 1, SAE 10W (winter) 40 (summer), change every 6,200 miles, 10,000 km
Total lubricating system capacity: 6.69 imp pt, 8.03 US pt, 3.8 1
Gearbox oil: 1.94 imp pt, 2.32 US pt,SAE 90, change every 18,600 miles, 30,000 km
Cooling system capacity: 10.56 imp pt, 12.68 US pt, 6 1.
Final drive oil: 1.58 imp pt, 1.90 US pt, 0.9 1, SAE 90, change every 18,600 miles, 30,000 km
Steering box oil: 0.35 imp pt, 0.42 US pt, 0.2 1, SAE 90
Greasing: every 1,600 miles, 2,500 km, 9 points
Tappet clearances: inlet 0.008 in, 0.20 mm, exhaust 0.008 in, 0.20 mm
Valve timing: inlet opens 9° before tdc and closes 61° after bdc, exhaust opens 49° before bdc and closes 21° after tdc
Tyre pressure (normal load): front 23 psi, 1.6 atm, rear 24 psi, 1.7 atm.
Width of rims: 3.5"
Tyres: 145 x 14
Fuel tank capacity: 8.4 imp gal, 10 US gal, 38 1.
Carrying capacity: 419 1b, 190 kg
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