Midwest Bayless is always on the looking for new and used Fiat or Lancia parts and cars. If you have a pile of parts sitting in the corner from a past project, give us a call instead of taking them to the scrap yard. Do you have a clapped-out, has-been Fiat or Lancia sitting in the corner of the garage or out in the back-forty that needs a new home? Give us a call at 1-800-241-1446 or email us at email@example.com and if you're close enough, we'll even help dig it out of the dirt for you!
In addition to general Fiat and Lancia parts, below is a list of Fiat X1/9 items that we are always on the lookout for, and will offer either cash or store credit for them.
FORUMS AND LINKS
The links and references on this page are great places to meet other Fiat and Lancia enthusiasts. Many of these forums contain threads with excellent technical information and how-to, a communities quick to lend advice and help if you're having problems with your car. These are also great places to search for or post vehicles for sale.
SERVICE AND RESTORATION
Midwest Bayless Italian Auto
is your number one source for service, refurbishment, restoration or race-prep of your Fiat / Bertone X1/9. We have a multi-bay service shop that can perform everything from replacing a tailight, to replacing an engine. We can work within your budget to improve the car in whatever way you'd like. Suspension, engine upgrades or exterior finish. Give us a call at 1-800-241-1446
or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Worried about how to get your car to us? Check out www.uship.com . It is a free reverse-auction shipping site whose specialty is matching customers like you with independent haulers who have empty trailers on one-way trips. Costs are much lower than dedicated auto transport companies.
Check out a few of the jobs we've performed below.
1978 Fiat X1/9, Full Restomod with Acura K20 Driveline
- This is a gutted, fully street-legal track-day car fitted with an 05/06 Acura RSX driveline with K20 engine, 6-speed transaxle and Hondata engine management. Car dyno'd at 238HP and weighs 1765lbs! Power/Weight Ratio of 7.4:1 - Supercar territory!
Chasing a Ferrari
1983 Bertone X1/9, High-Performance Engine and Long-Ratio Transaxle - This car was brought to us for a high-performance engine and transaxle. We built a performance "100HP" engine with stock Bosch EFI controller, modified the 5-Spd transmission with a Strada 3.61:1 final drive. The engine bay was fully detailed with stainless braided fuel lines and hoses. The suspension was rebuilt, with front and rear swaybars, and a custom, dual outlet peformance exhaust with long-tube header was installed. The owner claims "It's the best handling and most fun car I've ever owned"
1981 Fiat X1/9, Refurbishment - This car started and lived its entire life as an SCCA showroom-stock racecar. It had sat for 10 years before being brought to us. We performed a full sport suspension upgrade including KYB struts, sway bars, and lowering springs. The engine was given a tune-up and a free-flow exhaust. Most importantly, the interior was modified to support a 6'-4", 280lb driver. This was accomplished by relocating the seat belt retractors, fitting 74 seats, and an offset steering wheel.
1987 Bertone X1/9, Performance Upgrade - This car was brought to us with 116,000 miles on the original engine. 0-60 times were 16 seconds. We installed a performance cylinder head for the 116K-mile bottom end, a shorty header compatible with AC, and built a custom dual-outlet exhaust with one of the most aggressive exhaust notes we've ever heard on an X. 0-60 times dropped to 11 seconds!
1986 Bertone X1/9, Full Restomod with Acura K20 Driveline - This car had 30,000 miles when started and was a pristine, rust-free vehicle. We performed a ground-up restomod, fitting the engine and 6-Spd transaxle from a 2006 Acura RSX-S. A full write-up of the effort can be found here: Midwest Bayless Modern X1/9 with Acura Drivetrain
TECHNICAL ADVICE AND FAQ's
Here at Midwest Bayless, we understand that asking a few intelligent questions up front can save you a lot of time and effort working on your car. You don't know what you don't know, right?! Keep an eye on this page for a growing list of frequently asked questions about your particular model of car.
The following are new arrivals to Midwest-Bayless. Limited availability on some items!
Midwest-Bayless Gift Certificates make great gifts for any Fiat or Lancia fan! They can be redeemed through phone or internet orders!