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Got it yesterday afternoon and installed it. Took it out for 70 mile drive today. Mind you the temps here today are mid 90s.

First Impression...WOW!!!!...what a difference. I have not really laid it to the floor yet...just part throttle accels. The low rpm torque increases are substantial. I have the automatic and 2nd/3rd gear pulls from 2500 up to 4000 are quite fun now and very impressive. It was worth every penny. This is the way this car should have been from the factory. I will post further updates as I get more miles. Next time out later this evening when it cools off I will be hitting it harder up to redline. Stay tuned for the next update. Thanks Eurocompulsion...Greg...Chris...Jordan and everyone else.
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Is there not another place to install that super-large ECU? I prefer a stealth look for my mods, unless you absolutely can't hide it (a larger turbo in the 124 will be hard to hide!) Plus it's rather close to the screenwash inlet, and if you're a bit careless...

On the Fiat Coupe here in Europe, a little box of electrics (to do with A/C etc.) was originally placed similarly on top of the screenwash reservoir, but relocated on later cars...

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There is plenty of wiring length, so you can put it wherever you want. I happen to like that specific location, but if you don't, you can put it somewhere else.

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Got it yesterday afternoon and installed it. Took it out for 70 mile drive today. Mind you the temps here today are mid 90s.

First Impression...WOW!!!!...what a difference. I have not really laid it to the floor yet...just part throttle accels. The low rpm torque increases are substantial. I have the automatic and 2nd/3rd gear pulls from 2500 up to 4000 are quite fun now and very impressive. It was worth every penny. This is the way this car should have been from the factory. I will post further updates as I get more miles. Next time out later this evening when it cools off I will be hitting it harder up to redline. Stay tuned for the next update. Thanks Eurocompulsion...Greg...Chris...Jordan and everyone else.
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It took around 2 hours. You will spend half that time getting the cam sensor connector off and the harness back on it. It's all by feel and it's very cramped spot. It helps if you have small hands and forearms like me. The other connections are fairly simple. Spend some time securing the harness to the existing harnesses. I used 3m moulding tape to attach the control box to the top of the washer reservoir. It has survived 2 100 degree days here and it sticking great. If I can help in any other way let me know.

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The cam sensor is buried in there, however if you follow the instructions it's not too bad to deal with. Once you drive the car with Euro+Drive Lite, you will know it was worth the installation time.

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Are there any quantitative data (hp/torque increases) out there yet? Guesstimates? Would you say maybe 20hp?

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Got it yesterday afternoon and installed it. Took it out for 70 mile drive today. Mind you the temps here today are mid 90s.

First Impression...WOW!!!!...what a difference. I have not really laid it to the floor yet...just part throttle accels. The low rpm torque increases are substantial. I have the automatic and 2nd/3rd gear pulls from 2500 up to 4000 are quite fun now and very impressive. It was worth every penny. This is the way this car should have been from the factory. I will post further updates as I get more miles. Next time out later this evening when it cools off I will be hitting it harder up to redline. Stay tuned for the next update. Thanks Eurocompulsion...Greg...Chris...Jordan and everyone else.
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Are there any quantitative data (hp/torque increases) out there yet? Guesstimates? Would you say maybe 20hp?
All data is on another thread in this forum or at this link

https://shopeurocompulsion.net/colle...ystem-fiat-124

around 48 whp and 40 wft-lbs. It feels every bit of that. Take a look at the data on the charts.
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All data is on another thread in this forum or at this link

https://shopeurocompulsion.net/colle...ystem-fiat-124

around 48 whp and 40 wft-lbs. It feels every bit of that. Take a look at the data on the charts.
Thanks! Trying to make sense of this. 48 whp translates to how many hp total? 200?

Also, do you think it pushes 0-60 close to 5 secs?
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Thanks! Trying to make sense of this. 48 whp translates to how many hp total? 200?
The linked page has a dyno chart with max HP and torque values.
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