Simca Abarth 1150 car history
Simca - Abarth
Years of production
1963 to 1965
The Simca Abarth 1150 is a series of sports cars made by the Italian manufacturer Abarth on behalf of Simca .
The Simca 1000 is actually the result of the project "Fiat 122", the one that was to be the replacement of the Fiat 600 but which was not accepted by the general management of Fiat who preferred the project "100G" which would become the Fiat 850 . During a visit to Turin by Henri Théodore Pigozzi , boss of Simca, then a subsidiary of Fiat , in 1957 , he was seduced by this study and obtained to recover the project to achieve it in France.
The body designed in Turin by Mario Revelli de Beaumont , famous Italian designer and sees his engine at the rear by the classic design that Fiat has developed with its new Fiat 600 and 850. It is a "very back "with a four-wheel independent suspension (helical springs at the rear and blades in front) and a motor cylinder four longitudinal cantilever rear box with a four-speed synchromesh Simca Abarth 1150 and SS Corsa also with competition suspension option. It was also the last car to receive the contribution of the Fiat design office for its design very inspired by the Fiat 850 .
It was therefore not very difficult for Abarth engineers to work for an upgrade of the car in its sports version. It was during the summer of 1962 and Simca Abarth sign this cooperation agreement, especially as the main competitor of Simca, Renault, had just launched in June its new R8 Gordini and his partner had to study a sporty version.
In 1961, a first agreement was made between the two manufacturers for the supply of one hundred Simca 1000 platforms for the production, by Abarth, of the Abarth Simca 1300 GT which will be homologated in Grand Touring in 1962. The car is officially presented at the Salon Geneva in March 1962. in the 1962 24 Hours of Le Mans, with a 1000 cc engine Fiat, and two 1300 cc Fiat-Abarth engine in prototype: one in 1300 ended with an average of more than 150 km / h. In 1963, a 1300 is engaged in Grand Touring, but does not finish the race.
In December 1963, this coupe evolves in Simca Abarth 2000 equipped with a Fiat-Abarth engine of 1,946 cc developing 192 DIN hp at 7,100 rpm and a box with 4 or 6 speeds. The car will be homologated in Grand Tour at the end of January 1964.At the Turin Motor Show in November 1963, it is not a car that is presented on the Abarth stand but four! The Simca Abarth 1150, 1150S, 1150 SS and 1150 SS Corsa. carburation for the 1150 1 Solex F 32 P BIC downdraught carburettor 1150 Corsa 1 Solex twin barrel carburettor and 1150 SS 1 Solex C 32 PA IA 7 downdraught carburettor.
The engine displacement of the original 944 cc engine was increased to 1,137 cc by increasing the bore by 1 mm and the stroke by 11 mm, allowing it to develop 55 hp compared with just 50 on the model Simca. The speed was just over 150 km / h instead of below 130.
The model was different from the basic model with its grille adorned with a red banner supporting the shield Abarth, the rims were perforated to better ventilate the brakes and included hubcaps bearing the Abarth logo. The interior layout was identical to the basic model but as an option we could have a more refined and complete dashboard signed Abarth.
All Simca Abarth 1150 models have the same rear mounted 4 stroke 4 cylinders engine slanted at 15°, in line engine with 1,137 cc but each model offers different powers depending on the compression ratio with additional :
- PERFORMANCE: Simca Abarth 1150
Engine capacity: 69.36 cu in, 1,136.747 cu cm
Fuel consumption: 35.3 m/imp gal, 29.4 m/US gal, 8 x 100 km
Max speed: 93.8 mph, 151 km/h
max power (DIN): 55 hp at 5,600 rpm
max torque (DIN): 63 1b ft, 8.7 kg mat 3,500 rpm
max number of engine rpm: 6,500
specific power: 48.4 hp/l
power-weight ratio: 28.9 lb/hp, 13.1 kg/hp
- Simca Abarth 1150 S
max power (DIN) 58 hp at 5,600 rpm
max torque (DIN) 64 1b ft, 8.8 kg m at 3,500 rpm
max speed 96.9 mph, 156 km/h
- Simca Abarth 1150 SS
max power (DIN) 65 hp at 5,600 rpm
max torque (DIN)65 1b ft, 9 kg m at 4,500 rpm
max speed 100.6 mph, 162 km/h
fuel consumption 33.2 m/imp gal, 27.7 m/US gal, 8.5 1 x 100 km
- Simca Abarth 1150 Corsa
max power (DIN) 85 hp at 6,500 rpm
max torque (DIN) 80 1b ft, 11 kg m at 4,500rpm
max speed 107.5 mph, 173 km/h,
fuel consumption 28.2 m/imp gal, 23.5 m/US gal, 10 1 x 100 km
Abarth Simca 1150 Technical details and specifications (1963-1965)
4 stroke; cylinders: 4, slanted at 15°, in line
bore and stroke: 2.72 x 2.99 in, 69 x 76 mm
engine capacity: 69.36 cu in, 1,136.747 cu cm
compression ratio: 8.5
compression ratio Simca Abarth 1150: SS 9.5
compression ratio Simca Abarth 1150: Corsa 11
cylinder block: cast iron
cylinder head: light alloy
crankshaft bearings: 5
valves: 2 percylinder, overhead, in line, push-rods and rockers
camshafts: 1, side
lubrication: gear pump, centrifugal filter
lubricating system capacity: 4.40 imp pt, 5.28 US pt
carburation: 1 Solex F 32 P BIC downdraught carburettor
Simca Abarth 1150 Corsa 1 Solex twin barrel carburettor
Simca Abarth 1150 SS 1 Solex C 32 PA IA 7 downdraught carburettor
fuel feed: electric pump
cooling system: water
driving wheels: rear
clutch: single dry plate, hydraulically controlled
Simca Abarth 1150 Corsa heavy-duty clutch
gearbox: mechanical; gears: 4 + reverse
synchromesh gears: I,III, IV
gearbox ratios: I 3.546, II 2.119, III 1.408, IV 0.963, rev 3.436
(option) 6-speed mechanical gearbox
(optionS)(I 3.167 2.571, II 2.000 1.889, III 1.540 1.476, IV 1.696 1.304 1.208,V 1.167 1.120 1.038, VI 1.080 1 0.963 0.926),
gear lever: central
final drive: hypoid bevel
axle ratio: 4.111.(options) 5.429 4.375 3.889
front suspension: independent, wishbones, transverse leaf-spring lower arms, telescopic dampers
rear suspension: independent, oblique semi-trailing arms, coil springs, telescopic dampers.
Simca Abarth 1150 SS Corsa competition suspension
worm and roller (Gemmer)
turns of steering wheel lock to lock: 3.25.
turning circle (between walls): 29.5 ft, 9 m
disc (diameter 9.06 in, 230 mm).
voltage: 12 V
battery: 40 Ah
dynamo: 240 W
ignition distributor: Sev or Ducellier
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
wheel base: 86.61 in, 2,200 mm
front track: 49.21in, 1,250 mm
rear track: 48.03 in, 1,220 mm
overall length: 149.41 in, 3,795 mm
overall width: 58.46 in, 1,485 mm
overall height: 52.56 in, 1,335 mm
ground clearance: 5.51 in, 140 mm
dry weight: 1,588 1b, 720 kg
distribution of weight: 35% front axle, 65% rear axle
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Abarth Simca 1150 Maintenance and Service Guide (1963-1965)
fuel: 98-100 oct petrol
engine sump oil: 4.40 Abarth imp pt, 5.28 CIS pt, 2.5 1, SAE 10W-30 (winter) 20W-40 (summer), change every3,100 miles, 5,000 km
gearbox and final drive oil: 2.99 imp pt, 3.59 US pt, 1.7 1,SAE 80, change every 12,400 miles, 20,000 km
cooling system capacity: 9.68 imp pt, 11.63 US pt
steering box oil: SAE 80
greasing:every 12,400 miles, 20,000 km, 4 points
tyre pressure (medium load): front 17 psi,1.2 atm, rear 26 psi, 1.8 atm.
tyres: 145 x 13;
fuel tank capacity: 7.9 imp gal, 9.5 US gal
carrying capacity: 706 1b, 320 kg
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