This is the one and only patent-pending "K20" Engine Conversion kit for Fiat and Bertone X1/9, a Midwest-Bayless exclusive!
Turn your Fiat X1/9 into a lightning-quick, reliable and well-behaved sports car with excellent handling and 10:1 Weight/HP ratio or less!
Imagine a 210 horsepower engine in your Fiat X1/9 with 0-100mph in 15 seconds or less!
These are the exact pieces we use to implement in-house drive-line conversions that enable the installation of an Acura/Honda K20 2.0L engine with 5 or 6-Spd transaxle into a Fiat X1/9, while retaining the original FIAT outer carriers, hubs, and control arms.
PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA.
Nothing outsourced or offshored here! We make this kit in-house using only the highest quality DOM tubing, heavy duty steel plate, with quality rod ends, cable components and fasteners. All fabrication is 100% TIG welded construction.
The axles are formed from NHRA racing-grade billet blanks to spec by a leading axle builder in the USA, using the highest grade alloy steel which is then induction heat treated and magnafluxed prior to machining.
This kit is now being offered only after the R&D and testing associated with four complete K20 / Fiat X1/9 in-house conversion builds.
We've done our homework so you're not scratching your head spending hundreds of hours re-inventing the wheel and years making your project a reality.... And we've proven the design as "race-track" reliable.
This kit is deemed the "Stage 1" package, and includes the most critical components to hold the engine firmly in place, and position the driveline so that the axles are perfectly straight; - a critical requirement for longevity of CV joints.
The lower engine cradle strenghtens the rear chassis of the car and fastens directly to the body using existing cross-member and suspension pick-up attachment points. The mounting brackets bolt directly to the engine and transaxle using existing hardpoints on the Acura/Honda driveline.
This kit includes every piece that typically requires the greatest design, fabrication and welding skills.
The Stage 1 kit is the minimum that any "do-it-yourself" conversion effort should start with. It contains the following components:
Rear transaxle mount bracket
Forward left transaxle/motor mount bracket
Forward right transaxle/motor mount bracket
Side engine mount chassis stand-off bracket.
Rubber side engine mount, and support bracket
Rubber vertical engine / transmission mounts x 3
Custom axle pair converting Acura/Honda to Fiat X19 outer
Custom heim-jointed direction-reversing shifter head
Highest quality teflon lined shifter cables
Serpentine belt idler
Please Note!: Additional modifications are required to the chassis of the car in order to install the K20 engine and driveline. This kit alone will not do it all! Cutting of the frame rails in specific locations and gusseting of those sections is required. Modification to the fuel lines, fuel pump location, engine bay cooling lines, clutch hydraulics, and throttle body are required.
Other kits (Stage 2, Stage 3, etc.) to provide additional project components are planned at a later date, but this collection will solve the most difficult issues involved with the swap and give you a huge head-start on your project!