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Old 19th December 2012, 14:57   #496
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The bumpers were fabricated by modifying Contessa metal Bumpers . The interior is fully standard and I will post pictures after the carpet and a/c work is done.
Hi E30B16,
You are now going to be bombarded by a bunch of Contessa owners (who have had a tough time finding those steel bumpers) for cutting and welding them.
The adaptation has been well executed. If you had access to 2 rear bumpers of contessa you could have had a complete long bumper for the front too.
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Old 19th December 2012, 15:47   #497
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The Contessa bumpers were Black and mangled when I found them at the local scrap market. Now that you said it, I am glad that I did not do the same to a good chrome set .
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Old 19th December 2012, 19:21   #498
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thanks rahul

her's another pic

Right now it has bodywork with wheelarches, paint, stock engine with single weber, headers, custom exhaust, custom springs with shocks, hella H 4 head lights (can help anyone interested in these), cromodora wheels.
Will have twin webers, cam, race head, hopefully lsd and a Huge Smile

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although i do lament the end of those metal bumpers since they couldve easily been rechromed (i own a contessa), i can console myself since they ended up on such a stunner. personally my favourite mod are those wheels. Do tell me the size offset and width of those rims and all the tyre specs as well. This will probably be the first mod ill do on my NE that i plan to get once i have more space to park it.did you lower the car as well? if yes then how ? just shortening the springs?(cuz i dont think thats a good idea) Put up interior pics as well. FAr too many contessas are destroyed while people try mod them and make them look hideous. your cars pics are going on the contessa page as an example of what a good mod job for these cars looks like.

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Thanks for the complement. The wheels are 7x13 with 185/60r13 Yokohama tyres.
The car is lowered on Custom Springs which are about 1 and a 1/2 coils shorter than standard. The interior is fully standard. I will post pictures of the interior when the carpets are done.
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Thanks for the complement. The wheels are 7x13 with 185/60r13 Yokohama tyres.
The car is lowered on Custom Springs which are about 1 and a 1/2 coils shorter than standard. The interior is fully standard. I will post pictures of the interior when the carpets are done.
How do you manage steering the car with such wide tyres? Doesn't it feel harder than the 5.6-13 or 155-80-R13 tyres. Hope the wheel / tyre doesn't rub against the A-arm while steering (a full turn)
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How do you manage steering the car with such wide tyres? Doesn't it feel harder than the 5.6-13 or 155-80-R13 tyres. Hope the wheel / tyre doesn't rub against the A-arm while steering (a full turn)
-Ilango
The steering effort is more than with the standard wheels and tyres, but it is more so only at crawling speeds. My first Fiat with big wheels was in '84 so am used to it I guess.

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The steering effort is more than with the standard wheels and tyres, but it is more so only at crawling speeds. My first Fiat with big wheels was in '84 so am used to it I guess.

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Can you also pl. post a picture of the front grille? In your other picture, the grille goes into a shadow area so cannot figure out properly. Also can we have a side view profile of the car so can figure out the wheels properly?
What's the bhp rating with the Weber & Cams? I am sure the performance would be much better then a stock engine.
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Can you also pl. post a picture of the front grille? In your other picture, the grille goes into a shadow area so cannot figure out properly. Also can we have a side view profile of the car so can figure out the wheels properly?
What's the bhp rating with the Weber & Cams? I am sure the performance would be much better then a stock engine.
The car just has the Weber carburettor on now, the cam is not here yet. I have no idea what the horsepower is. The car goes well though .

I will take some pictures later and post them up.
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Well, there is a ghost in the car who does the colour changes from time to time! Jokes apart, the credit for the colour changing needle goes to the Auto Correct option in the Microsoft Office Picture Manager application!
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Why use MS Office Picture Manager. Look what i've done

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The car just has the Weber carburettor on now, the cam is not here yet. I have no idea what the horsepower is. The car goes well though .

I will take some pictures later and post them up.
Thats a fantastic car Sanjay, looks meaty. Behram Dhabhar would jump up in joy seeing this
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Look what i've done
How can I forget your "Diwali Effect" mod on the 118 NE meter? 7 bulbs instead of 3 and those red needles! Amazing! You had posted the pics on page 10 of this thread.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post2104791 (The Premier 118 NE thread)
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For those who dont want to get rid of the thermostat but not being able to find a new one, here is an alternative. I took an old, non-functional thermostat from a 118NE to a couple of car & truck spare parts shop. As a result of this hunt I found the one that could do the job. The thermostats of a Cummins or Tata Truck shares the same size of housing, but opens at 82 degress while the Nissan thermostats is marked for 87.8. I thought 82 degrees would be a better option that to run without one, as my driving distance to office is hardly 2.5 kms now and the engine doesn't get the time to warm up.
Bought the thermostat for Rs 360/-.
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will be checking out an NE that a friend wants to buy this saturday. Anyone knows the range of pressure i should get on a compression test for the ne's engine? it will be useful info in deciding if the cars worth buying or not.
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will be checking out an NE that a friend wants to buy this saturday. Anyone knows the range of pressure i should get on a compression test for the ne's engine? it will be useful info in deciding if the cars worth buying or not.
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Compression Pressure : More then 180psi.

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Anyone knows the range of pressure i should get on a compression test for the ne's engine?
The 118 NE Workshop Manual gives the engine compression values at 350 rpm as:
Standard : 12.7 kg/cm2 (180.3400 psi)
Minimum : 10.0 kg/cm2 (142.0000 psi)
Since the normal idling is set at 700 +/- 30 rpm, I think the above values were measured at 350 rpm using a dynamo-meter in the factory.

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Hi Guys,
Just a few pics of my LatDat (Latin Datsun). Thought the 118 gang might like these pics of my car.
That is beautiful!

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Right now it has ... hella H 4 head lights (can help anyone interested in these) ... had a bunch imported, hella H 4 , equipped with 90/100 for my use
I've myself just acquired a 118 NE and would love to put in the round headlights, could you text or call me on (0)9786772226 as I have no access to PM as a newbie? Thanks!
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