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Old 8th February 2008, 17:20   #1
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Hi!

I'm Ignazio from Italy, I'm 40 next July.
I live near Turin, Fiat home, as you all know!
My passion for cars has always been alive in me since I was a kid... I'm a satellite engineer, but mechanics has been my second passion after electronics since my teen age.
I start drive on a 1968 Fiat 600, then a Fiat Panda 30, Fiat UNO 60, Autobianchi/Lancia Y10, Opel Astra 1.7TD, Renault Express 1.9D (little van), Honda HRV 1.6 4wd and now I have a Tata Telcoline Pick-up 4x4. This is why I found you, looking for info and upgrade of my Tata. I thought, who can better know an Indian car? Indians is the answer!!! So here I am!
Looking forward to share all the possible information! Ready to have and give advices as much as I can!
Best regards to everyone reading!
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Ignazio, Welcome on board TBHP. Nice to know that you own a Tata pick-up. What is the exact name of the pick-up and what kind of upgrades you had in mind? Also, it would be great if you can post a picture to get an idea about the pick-up

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Ignazio, welcome on board. We are happy to have you. You will also find many other members like you who are not Indians and yet log in regularly.

In your case, expect to be bombarded with tons of queries on two counts.
1. You own a Tata. We have a huge Tata fan brigade here and they will soon pick up the trail.
2. You come from Turino man! On top of that you drove so many legendary Fiats. That automatically makes you the cynosure of all eyes amongst the very strong Fiat fan club that we have here.

But before everything else please do read the board rules and get conversant with the rules and expectations that we have from all the members.

Njoy.
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Ciao Ignazio come stai? Benvenuto ad un forum con i migliaia degli amanti indiani dell'automobile. E tutti sono pazzi, lol. I promise you.

Io? Sono mezzo italiano e parlo un po'.

Ma, ma, ma non e' permesso sulla Team-BHP. So welcome and have a great time.
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hi & welcome to team-bhp. I am sure you will find answers to anything you need to know about the tata vehicle you have there.
cheers
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Also, it would be great if you can post a picture to get an idea about the pick-up
There is a nice picture of the truck in his profile, take a look.
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Ignazio, welcome on board. I am sure you will find the information you need here.

WOW, a satellite engineer, tell us a bit more about what your job is about (hope this is not too personal a question to ask).
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There is a nice picture of the truck in his profile, take a look.
Yes, just saw that. Its GC seems to be higher than the ones we have here or it must have been modded.
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Welcome Ignazio.... you have come to the right place...... whats the wheel /tyre size your truck, it not the same as in India[it looks a bit taller than the once here]....what sort of Mods are you looking at.
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Welcome aboard Ignazio!

I guess now we can have some first hand info on Fiat & its cars!
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Hi All!

What a lovely welcome!!! Thank you very much!
I'll reply all the queries that will come with pleasure, glad to do it!
@Sam Kapasi... WOW you speak Italian!!!! What a pleasure mate!!!!!
Something more about my job, more than please to talk about, I used to run and operate a satellite truck for sports event, news, live tv transmission and such all over Europe.
Now I'm dealing with a fleet of about 10 satellite transmission vans spread all over Italy, I fix, repair, fit, upgrade and service those vans used by tv networks. A mix of hi tech in electronics and mechanics...
I love Fiat too, despite the fact I do not own one, hope to be of help to someone.
TATA is now my passion!!!
I did not know that GC is the model of my truck.
Here is sold as "TATA Pick-up Telcoline 4X4". Engine is the 483L
It does share the whole mechanic with Safari except rear axle that has leaf springs rather than coil springs. Also new Dicors 3.0 and 2.2 have the same drive train but different ring and pinion to comply with different torque/speed.
Here is a different picture in a Tata club meeting last November...

The tires I have are BFGoodrich Mud Terrain 215/75 on 15" original alloy rims.
I bought my Tata used, and it was low, as most of those
vehicle became after intense use. I found a good garage that was able
to refit the leaf springs with heat and a press (unfortunately the
pick-up does not have coil springs like Safari). Then just tensioning
a bit more the front torsion bars to get about +4/5cm.
will list the rest of repair/mods maybe in the appropriate thread...
Up to you now!

Ciao ciao

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Welcome aboard Ignazio. Its great to see more and more international members on the forum, especially since you are a fan of Tata.

So you live in Turin? Great. Some day years from now Ill be driving one of my Fiat 1100s there, and Ill drop in to say hello

Cheers, and have a great time at Team-BHP.
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Welcome aboard, Ignazio!

Good to have another FIAT fan here!

You drive a real looker!

BTW, by GC, mobike008 meant the Ground Clearance of the truck.
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I did not know that GC is the model of my truck.
I warned you amico, they're all quite pazzo. GC means ground clearance.

By the way Ignazio, did you know that Fiats are built like a tank?
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Welcome to the forum, Ignazio.

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By the way Ignazio, did you know that Fiats are built like a tank?
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