Engine swap, Fiat 20VT into 156, has it been attempted before?
Hi, ive currently got both cars, a 1.8ts 156 which i love to pieces. The handling is simply sublime, so predictable, steering precise and the feedback excellent. It just lacks the outright grunt needed. I know at this point your probably thinking yes but there is the GTA for this, and i agree but i also own a Fiat coupe 20VT which sounds amazing, goes like stink but the handling is shocking, it feels like a boat.
There is massive scope for tuning the 5 cylinder 20VT engine, with simple modifications i.e Decat exhaust, Exhaust system, high flow air filter, Chip/Remap, and a change of intercooler it can produce upto 300bhp on standard internals and run reliably.
So my question, Has anyone ever attempted the conversion of this engine into a 156?