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Old 25th January 2012, 17:59   #46
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Sonu bhai nice to see all those elusive parts being procured for the Brownie. Am glad the work on engine is over, my best wishes for the first crank. Hope to see some updated pics of the car soon.

Ps: Can you share the price and availability of that Timing chain set.
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Sonu bhai nice to see all those elusive parts being procured for the Brownie. Am glad the work on engine is over, my best wishes for the first crank. Hope to see some updated pics of the car soon.
Ps: Can you share the price and availability of that Timing chain set.
Thanks bro. The cost of TIMING Chain Set is 850/-.
If you need one, let me know & I'll pick one for you.
Now waiting for clutch plates which I'll get by next week, probably MSL brand.
Will post details once in hand.
What other parts you would suggest me to buy & store for future.

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Its been looong time that I posted something on the progress of BROWNIE.
With tinkering, front chasis replacement, engine turning & assembling done, we were left with nothing but one IMPORTANT job, find a suitable carb. Then came the FCCCI MEGA meet & I threw in the word for same & some other spares that were (are) still on my WANTED list.
The OREEGEENAL SOLEX carb came home today, courtesy fellow enthusiast Adheesh. His knowledge about engines & their working left me speechless. I cannot thank him enough for providing heart to my engine, errr I meant my car engine.
Here are two pics of carb, it reads 1062 907 on its side:
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Its been looong time that I posted something on the progress of BROWNIE.
With tinkering, front chasis replacement, engine turning & assembling done, we were left with nothing but one IMPORTANT job, find a suitable carb. Then came the FCCCI MEGA meet & I threw in the word for same & some other spares that were (are) still on my WANTED list.
The OREEGEENAL SOLEX carb came home today, courtesy fellow enthusiast Adheesh. His knowledge about engines & their working left me speechless. I cannot thank him enough for providing heart to my engine, errr I meant my car engine.
Here are two pics of carb, it reads 1062 907 on its side:
Attachment 895575
Attachment 895576

Raab Rakha.
Nice find Sonu bhai, Adheesh is always ready to help others and you're lucky to get this Carb with his help. Its next to impossible to find original ones.
BTW This thread awaits some updated pics of the WIP.
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Sonu Bhai,

We are not as lucky as you . Long time since pics of your Brownie please post the current updates.

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since yours is a millicento, it would have come with a Weber carburetor, solex made in italy came on later fiats. Indian solex was introduced in later cars.

The nomenclature of the Solex carb was C 32 PBIC ( it had hump on the fuel inlet pipe of carburetor and made in Italy was written)

The nomenclature of the Weber carb was 32 IMPE 4, I have seen couple of Millicentos with original Weber carbs in Bangalore.

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... & the resto story continues.
brought home the precious ORNAMENTS today for buffing (Aluminium parts) & for Chrome work (Metal parts). We planned to fire engine today but due to some technical glitches could not do so.
Feast your eyes gentlemen:
The Engine
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf1238.jpg
The "MOUSTACHE" grill
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf1247.jpg
Tail Light
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf1254.jpg
..& it reads "TORINO"
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf1256.jpg
The Jewel box
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf1264.jpg
Door Handles & window winders (I need TWO more)
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf1267.jpg
Cups for door handles & window winders, Should be 8 in nos (are they original fitment??)
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf1280.jpg
Door handles (Outside)
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf1275.jpg
Trim plate
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf1288.jpg
I dont smoke
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf1285.jpg
Front indicator's cowls, now I only need lenses.
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf1270.jpg
Trunk hinges & lock
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf1273.jpg
Window winders
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf1291.jpg
My name is "FIAT 1100"
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf1278.jpg

The aluminium hood line just behind FIAT monogram & back view mirror were left at the garage in hurry.

Raab Rakha.
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Cups for door handles & window winders, Should be 8 in nos (are they original fitment??)
I dont think these ever came on Fiats. They look like the aftermarket fitments for HERALD door handles (inner)!

Older Fiats I noticed always had plastic cups but with concentric rings, the padminis had different designs IIRC.
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the door handle cups will also be grey just like window winders. later cars came with black ones. you search in dhanbad, you might be able to get those cups. also is your front park light small one which is original or bigger one like my fiat, if bigger I can help you out.
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I dont think these ever came on Fiats. They look like the aftermarket fitments for HERALD door handles (inner)!
Older Fiats I noticed always had plastic cups but with concentric rings, the padminis had different designs IIRC.
Hmmm.. So my Brownie has some HEARLD also in her. I'm not surprised by herald parts here because I have seen plenty HERALDs biting dust & in most pathetic conditions that one can imagine in Jamshedpur. Hope you remember my Herald pics in RUST IN PIECES thread. SAD.
Black colored plastic cups are available in abundance & look very cheap. All Mumbai taxis have them.
I found five off-white cups & they look quite classy & so have ordered more.

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The nomenclature of the Solex carb was C 32 PBIC ( it had hump on the fuel inlet pipe of carburetor and made in Italy was written)
the door handle cups will also be grey just like window winders. later cars came with black ones. you search in dhanbad, you might be able to get those cups. also is your front park light small one which is original or bigger one like my fiat, if bigger I can help you out.
Brownie had Solex carb, as you have mentioned, when I picked her but the inlet pipe section probably broke & was very neatly fixed with M-SEAL (Awesome product).
I have your list on my phone & will scout shops in Ranchi & Jsr on my next visit. Dhanbad is off the route & I hope I have enough time to make the trip.
For park lights, I'll send you diameter by sms & then you can take the call accordingly. THANKS.

Sagar & Saleem: Thanks brothers. I'll post the FULL pics shortly.

Raab Rakha.

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I found five off-white cups & they look quite classy & so have ordered more.



Brownie had Solex carb, as you have mentioned, when I picked her but the inlet pipe section probably broke & was very neatly fixed with M-SEAL (Awesome product).
I have your list on my phone & will scout shops in Ranchi & Jsr on my next visit. Dhanbad is off the route & I hope I have enough time to make the trip.
For park lights, I'll send you diameter by sms & then you can take the call accordingly. THANKS.

Raab Rakha.
Good you got hold of "off white" cups . And after looking at your pictures I think your park lights are the right size ones. Let me see if the Mubarak meter works has lenses for these too. Your carb would have been replaced in some point of life, originally they came with Weber carbs.

On the other note I see that your Fan Pully and the Fuel Pump both are original Italian items, they are hard to find and I am envious cause I do not have these items.

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Hmmm.. So my Brownie has some HEARLD also in her. I'm not surprised by herald parts here because I have seen plenty HERALDs biting dust & in most pathetic conditions that one can imagine in Jamshedpur. Hope you remember my Herald pics in RUST IN PIECES thread. SAD.
Yes of course I do remember your pics of some of them! 'was even thinking of them a ew days ago coincidentally. Especially remember the white Herald BR(?)T 44! :(
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LO & behold gentlemen.
I present the ALL ORIGINAL SPEEDO for my Millecento. I'm thankful to a friend, who has requested anonymity, for its his efforts that have got me this meter. It has aluminium hood instead of bakelite but then one cannot everything.
Now BROWNIE has almost ALL the parts, but one, that I wish someone will help me with too; the headlight's RINGS.
DROOOL MAAAL:

Speedo (Travelled 22436 miles to get to me)
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf1295.jpg
The Rear & the inscriptions
Brownie - The restoration of my '56 Fiat Millecento-dscf1297.jpg
Inscription reads: VEGLIA FIII BORLETTI MILANO"
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(I'm so very happy)
Raab Rakha

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It seems your stars are shining bright, 2 OREEGEENAL parts within 7 days Thats some serious purchase. BTW even i am happy seeing that meter.

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LO & behold gentlemen.
I present the ALL ORIGINAL SPEEDO for my Millecento.
Fan-Tas-Tic Sonu !! This is really rare. My best wishes to you and to Brownie
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