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Old 3rd December 2011, 23:15   #31
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Actually, IMHO the brown colour also would look good on this car, a bit different from 'conventional' colours used. As for this one, looks a bit too bland and almost like white!
I liked the Brown shade on Sameer Kadam's mini cooper.
IMHO the brown color one on my car doesn't do justice to the lines of Mille.
I'm damn confused now, Creme-dela-creame, Peacock Blue, Green... PLEASE HELP.


Amol's fiat colour is awesome too, but as he said, it came only on the '57. The Millecento also came in a dark metallic blue but cant find pics. of one in that particular colour at the moment. FIND IT FOR ME PPLLEEAASSEE

Reg. headlights, Karl had once suggested that Swaraj Mazda ones would be a good alternative fit?
Swaraj Mazda is news to me. I'm on hunt for proper MINIDOR lights as Rony showed a car that he had done with MINIDOR lights & they look awesome, even much better than Jawa lights.
The garage guy showed me a light of Fiat 600, Do they match?
The size I checked on those lights is 5.75". Is this correct? Or can I go for 6" lights.

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Infact I am also going for a green, Almond green from the Duco shade card. (may not use duco) but shade will be similar.

you online source will be a better bet.
Is the green shade same as the one on Beetle in your Avatar?
The ONLINE hunt for nearest best possible lights have taken me from Italy to Delhi & recently to US, but no avail. Either they are as expensive as the car itself, say CARELLO lights or way out of league.
Another unfortunate thing happened is that someone whacked the headlight rings. It just so happened that self & garage guy were discussing headlight sizes & we brought out the rings to check on a set of lights that I had got from Grant Road. I kept the rings on a car (Super Select) parallel parked on the road, right outside the garage & we both forgot about it. Damn me.
Now I'm short of another important part. :(

We have still not started on the engine.

Raab Rakha.

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Swaraj Mazda is news to me. I'm on hunt for proper MINIDOR lights as Rony showed a car that he had done with MINIDOR lights & they look awesome, even much better than Jawa lights.
The garage guy showed me a light of Fiat 600, Do they match?
The size I checked on those lights is 5.75". Is this correct? Or can I go for 6" lights.



Is the green shade same as the one on Beetle in your Avatar?
The ONLINE hunt for nearest best possible lights have taken me from Italy to Delhi & recently to US, but no avail. Either they are as expensive as the car itself, say CARELLO lights or way out of league.
Another unfortunate thing happened is that someone whacked the headlight rings. It just so happened that self & garage guy were discussing headlight sizes & we brought out the rings to check on a set of lights that I had got from Grant Road. I kept the rings on a car (Super Select) parallel parked on the road, right outside the garage & we both forgot about it. Damn me.
Now I'm short of another important part. :(

We have still not started on the engine.

Raab Rakha.
No that is a darker shade of green, Gogi (V16) also posted similar car color pictures.

However I liked this one as is a bit dull and more period. Here is a link to my thread.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...ration-24.html (MPR 4142, 1959 Fiat 103D Select Restoration.)
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I visited the garage today to find the demure lady standing outside with her new eye sockets & a pleasant smile on face. The new fuel filling point had also been crafted.
The engine work has begun & I'm now on lookout for following parts:
01. Full gasket set
02. Clutch plate
03. Complete finger kit ?? (What's this?)
04. Engine Foundation 2 nos
05. Timing chain assembly with wheel
06. Oil Filter
07. Oil Filter pipe
08. Clutch bearing with hub
09. Clutch form, Clutch rod setup
10. Gear lever bush set
11. Point condenser (Some specific make, Marcelli or something was mentioned, Pls advise)
12. Spark Plugs 4 nos
13. Delco wire ??
14. Front & rear turning oil seal
15. Chamber nuts 17 nos.

Some engine bore work material has also been requested but the writing is in typical doctor handwriting which either doc can read or the pharmacist.

Which is the best place for such parts? Shetty motors as Opera house is one, any other leads would be welcome.
I intend to do the shopping in next two days.

Some eye candy:
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf0403.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf0404.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf0405.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf0411.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf0410.jpg

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Nice to see the progress on Brownie. The headlamp wells and Petrol cap outlet have come out really well, a true professional job by the tinker.

BTW the Point condenser must be of Magneti Marelli make and not Marcelli.
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Finger Kit - (funny name) is for the Pressure plate. Please go for a full replacement of Presuure Plate along with Clutch plate (make is MSL).

Delco wire - Ingnition wire comming out of Distributor (Please use the normal copper wire set available).

Point Condenser - It is Magnetic marelli make, the distributor and coil is also made by same company. Globe auto were the agents of them in that period of time. So if you find stuff with Globe Auto as a manufacturer, you are good to go.

By the way if you visit my thread, most of the original stuff is shown there. You can reference that also.
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Nice to see the progress on Brownie. The headlamp wells and Petrol cap outlet have come out really well, a true professional job by the tinker.
BTW the Point condenser must be of Magneti Marelli make and not Marcelli.
Thanks bro. The tinker is so much at peace when working & enjoys chatting with me. I have gifted them some really good tools that I got from ship getting scrapped, so now I get some extra BROWNIE points.

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Finger Kit - (funny name) is for the Pressure plate. Please go for a full replacement of Presuure Plate along with Clutch plate (make is MSL).
Delco wire - Ingnition wire comming out of Distributor (Please use the normal copper wire set available).
Point Condenser - It is Magnetic marelli make, the distributor and coil is also made by same company. Globe auto were the agents of them in that period of time. So if you find stuff with Globe Auto as a manufacturer, you are good to go.
By the way if you visit my thread, most of the original stuff is shown there. You can reference that also.
I have taken color prints of all pages of yours & Amol's threads & compiled in a file. I carry same as pdf on my phone & hard copy is kept at garage itself.
here I have a query, while sourcing front chasis the seller asked me if my car is PETROL or DIESEL. Does that make any difference?
Also a fair idea on how much will the above spares cost-in-all would be helpful.

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I have taken color prints of all pages of yours & Amol's threads & compiled in a file. I carry same as pdf on my phone & hard copy is kept at garage itself.
here I have a query, while sourcing front chasis the seller asked me if my car is PETROL or DIESEL. Does that make any difference?
Also a fair idea on how much will the above spares cost-in-all would be helpful.

Raab Rakha.
Color print is too much . Diesel chassis is of no use as mounting of engine is different. Use a petrol one only. I bought mine for 1500 bucks for a very good used one.

As for the price is concerned of other stuff is concerned, as some stuff is fast depleting expect top bucks for rare OEM stuff, but then Replacement parts would be not that high on pocket.
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Color print is too much .
Diesel chassis is of no use as mounting of engine is different. Use a petrol one only. I bought mine for 1500 bucks for a very good used one.
As luck would have it the b&w printer on that fateful day was not working & I was all set to take prints so there your go.

I got one petrol chasis, almost like new, for 2k.
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Nice to see the various stages of Fiat 1100 restoration. It will be a good learning curve for them who want to restore Fita1100s. So one more FIAT is saved. Keep it up!!!
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The work on BROWNIE has slowed down due to some other interests in the garage. This gave me time to shift house & arrange some unavailable spares from different locations. The flu also kept me half drowsy during this entire week. With sweet-throbbing head I went to see my beloved & here is what she looked like with first coat of primer & without her doors.
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-17122011404.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-17122011409.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-17122011405.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-17122011406.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-17122011407.jpg
The footrests for rear passengers were being fabricated & shall be fitted within today.
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-17122011408.jpg

The front chasis work will begin today.

I NEED HEADLIGHT'S RINGS FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSE. CAN SOMEONE LEND ME THEIRS FOR A DAY OR TWO?

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Sad to hear of your Flu, hope you're back in good health now.
Slowly but steadily its progressing and that is what matters rather than a complete standstill.
BTW why don't you get the combination switch removed from the car. Its a very rare to find item and from the pics it seems complete and usable.
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The work on BROWNIE has slowed down due to some other interests in the garage. This gave me time to shift house & arrange some unavailable spares from different locations. The flu also kept me half drowsy during this entire week. With sweet-throbbing head I went to see my beloved & here is what she looked like with first coat of primer & without her doors.
Hi,

I must say that your car is taking shape in a nice way. The new coat has really made a difference after seeing the car without primer.

Best of luck and please update regularly.

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BTW why don't you get the combination switch removed from the car. Its a very rare to find item and from the pics it seems complete and usable.
Thanks Bro, It is indeed rare. I'll see to it that its taken care properly.

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Hi,
I must say that your car is taking shape in a nice way. The new coat has really made a difference after seeing the car without primer.
Best of luck and please update regularly.
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Thanks Prithvi. Yeah the undercoat has indeed brought her lines out, I'm still two thoughts about color but if nothing works well then will go back to ORIGINAL brown.

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We went under the hood last week but some personal issue kept me away from the job.
The engine was sent for refurbishing but some spares were not readily available. So placed the order with SHETTY MOTORS & they called today to inform that all requisite parts had been arranged & were ready for delivery.
Here are pics of parts for greaseheads:
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-23122011470.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-23122011472.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-23122011481.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-23122011471.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-23122011477.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-23122011479.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-23122011473.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-23122011474.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-23122011475.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-23122011476.jpg
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-23122011478.jpg

Total damages 8750/- for above spares

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BROWNIE update: The 'LAMBI' coats have been put on car & she now awaits some HOT work inside her engine bay. The engine was overhauled last week & delivery taken yday. So now we needed components to piece it back together. The shopping indeed was fun but the clutch plates are still pending:
Here are some domino pieces that will eventually put fire in the heart of BROWNIE:
The whole lot-
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-25012012038.jpg
The "SPARKIES"-
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-25012012040.jpg
Sparkies wire kit-
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-25012012041.jpg
Full gasket kit-
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-25012012042.jpg
Timing kit-
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-25012012043.jpg
Oil seal & bearing-
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-25012012044.jpg
Timing seal & condenser-
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-25012012045.jpg
Oil filter-
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-25012012046.jpg
Engine mounting/foundation-
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-25012012047.jpg
Clutch cover assembly-
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-25012012049.jpg
Clutch cover assembly-
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-25012012050.jpg
Clutch fork & clutch rods-
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-25012012053.jpg

Total damages: Rs 3800/-

Raab Rakha.

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