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Old 08-12-2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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Anybody tow a Fiat Spider?

I have a '79 Fiat Spider. I Can't seem to find any information on whether this is a good vehicle to tow behind a motorhome. Anyone?
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:35 PM   #2
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" I Can't seem to find any information on whether this is a good vehicle" lol
I did see one a few years ago behide a DP.
Sorry I'm no help. Don't know a thing about Fiats. There is a thread going about fitting a MGB for towing.
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If the xmission is sump lubed and the caster is correct I don't see why not!

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The FIAT trans is good for flat towing. They got a lot of that back in the day.
I had a '72 back in the late 70's ran good, I guess I was luckier than most.
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Some info here!

www.FiatSpider.com • View topic - Towing a Spider
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From what I've found out, the transmission (manual) needs the engine running to properly lubricate it. Most recommendations seem to suggest disconnect and tie up drive shaft. Here's a link to a 2000 Spider owner's manual, it suggests no more than 30 miles tow. Fiat Spider 2000 Owners Manual

If you aren't already a member, I'd suggest signing on here and search for your answer. www.FiatSpider.com • View forum - Fiat Spider Related
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I had a Fiat 124 Sedan and the best way to insure it would get somewhere was to tow it. That car ranked up there among the tops POS vehicles I had owned.

When was running good and not at the dealers waiting on a part, it was fun to drive.

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I had one and it ran very well. In fact, it got faster by the day because every time I closed the door it lost 5 pounds.
As for towing......can't help there.
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The x 1/9 can be towed four down, but then it is basically a front wheel drive power train stuck in the middle. Speaking of Fiats, the new 500 ( stick shift ) is suppose to be a nice little toad.
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Ha Ha I had a Chevy Vega like that. The inside of the door and the outside of the door would close separately.
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But it actually wasn't too bad. There wasn't much of a floor and I could use platform shoes for the emergency brake.
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I had a 69 Spyder. I'd be amazed if the tin worms left enough metal to connect the front & rear wheels by now.
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I always was told that FIAT was short for Fix It Again Tony.

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Quote:
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I always was told that FIAT was short for Fix It Again Tony.

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Actually it stands for Fabricazzioni Italiano Automobilo Torino. A piece of completely useless information I picked up years ago.
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Quote:
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I always was told that FIAT was short for Fix It Again Tony.

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Mine fits under this acronym better!
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