Fiat 500 D
From 1960 to 1965
76.38 in, 1940 mm
125.34 in, 3185 mm
53.15 in, 1354 mm
51.97 in, 1323 mm
1190 1b, 540 kg
Turin and Termini Imerese, Italy
The FIAT 500 D is a small car from the Turin company, produced from 1960 to 1965.
In October 1960, shortly after the Giardiniera, a renewed version of the sedan, the 500 D, was presented. This replaces all previous models of the 500, including the Sport. From now on there are no more variants of the sunroof and convertible roof as the new the measurements of the sunroof go up to the middle of the roof. Although the other half is a piece of removable sheet metal, it is not possible to mount the long soft top as on the 500 N Economica as the crossbar that divides the roof from the soft top is part of the structure and if it is removed, it is no longer possible to drive on Street; everything is unified in the new D version which, with the Giardiniera, makes up the 1960 range of the Fiat Nuova 500.
This version derives directly from the 500 which it welcomes the latest innovations from 1959 but adopts the 499.5 cm³ engine of the 500 Sport, refined in terms of delivery and maximum power to deliver 17.5 HP at 4400 rpm instead of the original 21 HP, also through the adoption of a different carburettor (Weber 24IMB) to reduce emissions. It is approved for four people. The standard equipment is enriched with a few details: better padded rear bench seat with folding backrest to create a useful loading surface; padded under-plank edge to cushion any knocks with the knees; flashers and main beam lights to the left of the dashboard (with adjustable brightness); switching on of the internal courtesy light when the driver's side door is opened; onion tank (21 litre capacity), positioned only on the driver's side to Favor the dimensions of the front trunk; headrest pads on both rear inner columns for bench seat passengers. The air filter box is no longer closed with three bolts, but with two more practical pressure wing nuts. The white sidewall tires and the radio are still available as options. The front suspension independent, wishbones, transverse leaf-spring lower arm, telescopic dampers at the rear also independent, swinging semi-trailing arms, coil springs and telescopic dampers.
- Engine capacity: 30.55 cu in, 499.5 cu cm;
- Fuel consumption: 54.3 m/imp gal, 45.2 rn/US gal, 5.2 1 x 100 km;
- Max speed: 62-1 mph, 100 km/h;
- Max power (SAE): 21.5 hp at 4600 rpm
- Max torque (SAE):26 1b ft, 3.6 'kgm at 2800 rpm
- Max number of engine rpm: 4600
- Specific power:43 hp/l
- Power-weight ratio: 55.1 lb/hp, 25.1 kg/hp
- Acceleration 0—80 km/h) 40 sec
- Standing 1/4-mile 30.8 sec
During 1961 the padded sun visors, the ashtray in the centre of the dashboard, the manual windscreen washer with pump, the courtesy light with automatic switching on controlled by the driver's side door were offered as standard. In 1964 the windscreen wipers became self-returning, the mouldings on the sides at the height of the handles became a little shorter at the rear .
Accessories of the time, widespread and also produced outside FIAT, were: the servo horn or horn ring, produced by the Vitaloni Brothers of Turin (to allow easier use of the horn without taking your hands off the steering wheel rim); the vinyl leather steering wheel cover, a typical accessory found in many cars, to facilitate gripping the crown while driving; the sun visor with built-in mirror on the passenger side; the Giardiniera-style passenger handles; the frieze for the dashboard surface with the writing "FIAT NUOVA 500" in gold on a cream background, or with the writing "Cinquecento" and plastic handle for the front passenger; the rubber mats of various colours (red, black, ochre, havana, grey, green, blue) and in different pieces (from 2 to 6); the front grille entirely in aluminium or plastic but with an aluminium mustache; locking the bonnet with a key; the closure of the front bonnet with an enamelled red FIAT emblem, triangular, in polished aluminium and fitted with a key; the key-operated anti-theft BLOSTER to lock the steering knuckle (applied along the light switch with a spring clamp that acts from below); the petrol tank cap equipped with a key; bumper overriders with rubber reinforcement to cushion the daily shocks due to the harmful actions of inattentive or inattentive parking attendants; the chromed tailpipe to be applied to the final pipe of the muffler, used both for aesthetic reasons and to direct the exhaust smoke further down; the "shelf" in black plastic, FIAT 600 style, to be applied under the dashboard, along its entire extension; the coat hook (which could also be incorporated in the passenger handles); seat covers in fabric or wicker; the hook to keep the soft top partially open while the car is moving, in order to ensure greater ventilation of the passenger compartment (at the time it was applied between the centre of the front rod of the frame and the upper part of the windscreen).
- Chassis code: Fiat 110 D Berlina 500
- Engine code: 110 D 000
Fiat 500 D Technical details and specifications (1960-1965)
4 stroke; cylinders: 2, horizontal, in line
bore and stroke:265 x 2.76 in, 67.4 x 70 mm
engine capacity: 30.55 cu in, 499.5 cu cm
compression ratio: 7 : 1
cylinder block: cast iron
cylinder head: light alloy
crankshaft bearings: 2
valves: 2 per cylinder, in line, with push rods and rockers
lubrication: gear pump, centrifugal filter
carburation: 1 Weber 26 OC horizontal single barrel carburettor
fuel feed: mechanical pump
cooling system: air-cooled.
driving wheels: rear
clutch: single dry plate
gear box: mechanical; gears: 4 + reverse
gear box ratios: (I) 3.7, (II) 2.067, (III) 1.3, (IV)0.875, (Rev) 5.14
gear lever: central
final drive: spiral bevel
ratio: 5.125 : 1.
front suspension: independent, wishbones, transverse leaf-spring lower arm, telescopic dampers
rear suspension: independent, swinging semi-trailing arms, coil springs, telescopic dampers.
screw and sector
turns of steering wheel lock to lock: 3.05.
turning radius (between walls): 14.8 ft, 4.5 m
drum; braking surface: front 33.48 sq in, 216 sq cm, rear 33.48 sq in,216 sq cm
total 66.96 sq in, 432 sq cm.
voltage: 12 V
battery: 32 Ah
dynamo: 230 W
ignition distributor: Marelli
headlights: 2 front.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:
Fiat 500 D saloon
wheel base: 72.44 in, 1840 mm
front track: 44.13 in,1121 mm
rear track: 44.68 in, 1135 mm
overall length: 116.93 in, 2970 mm
overall width: 52.05 in, 1322 mm
overall height: 52.17 in, 1325 mm
ground clearance: 4.92 in, 125 mm
dry weight: 1070 1b, 485 kg
distribution of weight: front axle, rear axle
turning radius (between walls): 15 ft, 4.55 m
tyres: 4.90 - 12
fuel tank capacity: 4.62 imp gal, 5.55 US gal
Fiat 500 D Estate Car
wheel base: 76.38 in, 1940 mm
front track: 44.13 in, 1121 mm
rear track: 44.56 in, 1131 mm
overall length: 125.34 in, 3185 mm
overall width: 51.97 in, 1323 mm
overall height: 53.15 in, 1354 mm
ground clearance: 5.32 in, 135 mm
dry weight: 1190 1b, 540 kg
distribution of weight:37% front axle, 63 0/0 rear axle
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Fiat 500 D Service Guide (1960-1965)
Fuel: petrol, 80-85 Oct
Engine oil change: 2 imp qt,2.4 US qt, 2.3 1, SAE 10W (winter) 40 (summer), change every 3100 miles,5000 km
Gearbox and final drive oil: 0.9 imp qt, 1.1 US qt, 1.1 1, SAE 90,change every 18600 miles, 30000 km
Steering box oil: 0.11 imp qt, 0.13 US qt.0.12 1, SAE 90
Greasing: every 1900 miles, '3000 km
Tappet clearances: inlet 0.006 in, 0.15 mm, exhaust 0.006 in, 0.15 mm
Valve timing: (inlet) opens 25° before tdc and closes 51° after bdc, (exhaust) opens 64° before bdc and closes 12° after tdc
Tyres: 5.00 - 12
Fuel tank capacity: 4.62 imp gal, 5.55 US
Width of rims: 3.5"
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