Fiat 128 Coupe Sport/128 3P
1971-1978, 330897 produced. (All Types)
Hatchback,3 doors,4 seats(3P)
Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
In 1971 Fiat continued the theme set by its successful 850 Coupe with its new 128 Coupe Sport, based on a modified Fiat 128 platform. The 128 Coupe Sport initially used a 1116cc four cylinder engine mounted transversly to drive the front wheels. Later versions used the more powerful 1290cc four cylinder.
Typical engine fault for this model is its camshaft. Its a sohc type engine and it seems the oilways in the head are poorly engineered. The first signs are that the engine sounds tappety; as the engine is ohc with bucket and shims this seems very odd; when you attempt to gap the cams you see that 1 or 2 will be nearly closed, so you strip the camshaft down and you will see the problem - 1 or 2 of the cam lobes will be very worn. Camshaft replacement is the only thing you can do.
In 1975 Fiat replaced the original 128 Coupe Sport body with a new three door hatchback coupe body, known simply as the 128 3P (meaning "tre porte" - "three doors") Production ended in 1978 after over 330,000 examples had been built.
Further information submitted:
The 330000 plus figure refers to combined 3p and earlier coupe SL numbers. The total production number for the 3p was 120897 (last chassis numbers out of 330000 combined).
|Weber||1||Twin choke downdraught|
Drivetrain and Suspension
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|93 mph||0 s||0 s||0 mpg||64 bhp 6000||1116cc engine|
|101 mph||0 s||18.2 s||0 mpg||75 bhp 6600||1290cc engine|
|Disc||Drum||Servo assisted, dual circuit|
|Wheelbase||Front Track||Rear Track||Length||Width||Weight (CWT)||Turning Circle|
|7' 3"||4' 4"||4' 3"||12' 6"||5' 1"||0 (0)||0' 0"|