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Old 3rd June 2012, 14:29   #16
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Thank you so much SuperSelect! Yes I'm gonna enjoy the car as of now. The only thing that I'm gonna change immediately is the front windshield. It's full of scratches and almost impossible to drive at night. :(
were windscreen glasses for SS securit? If the original glasses are present i would drive them with scratches. But then that's me! I am still looking for the front securit glass for my elegant. Can someone point me in the direction :-)
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None of the glasses in my SS are original. They are of some local brand and that's why I'm planning to change the front as of now. If they were original, even I'd be driving happily with them.
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None of the glasses in my SS are original. They are of some local brand and that's why I'm planning to change the front as of now. If they were original, even I'd be driving happily with them.
If you are planning to change the glasses do keep an eye out for the beautiful tinted variety of blues and greens that were available In that era as replacement. They will take your car visually to another level. I wish I could do that but unfortunately except for my windscreen all the glasses are original securit
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Sure. Will definitely lookout for tinted ones. But replacement will be only by next month when I get back to Coimbatore.

Lucky you to have original glasses. :-)
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Nice car and you can really be proud to own it. Congrats for finding such a classic piece.
BTB Are the speedo console, the dash, the steering and the gear lever replacements form later models?

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Thanks rajeev. Yes, the meters, horn button etc., are from the premier.
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This is a very ncie Super Select.Hearty Congratulations on bringing into your family.
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Thanks a lot hillram!

Finally found some time yesterday and got most of the pending items done. First, got all 4 wheels balanced and Aligned @ Tyre Care, Coimbatore.

Also, I had asked my trusty mechanic to come home for the oil change and got the below done:

1. Replaced oil filter
2. Replaced air filter
3. Selena K oil for the engine.
4. Gulf Gear oil for the gear box.

Next in line is the crown oil change and the radiator flush. Planning to get them done at TVS when I come back to Coimbatore some time next month.

I was using the car very sparingly till the oil change, planned to take it on a 100 km drive on Sunday, more updates after that.
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Amazing drive it was and had a great time. What an engine! Drives like a dream even after 50 years

The entire drive was 180 kms, most of the time I was driving at 50-55 kmph and the max I did was 60! Was such a pleasure driving it at the 50 kmph mark.

There were some squeaks here and there and a good wash and greesing job is required at the earliest. Now, the important part was the FE, got 15.5 kmpl for this drive. Not sure on the FE capabilities of the 1100 engine, but I believe that 15.5 is excellent.

Some pictures taken yesterday:

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Beautiful pics, h14 - you've made me go weak in the knees

Fantastic that you're enjoying driving your baby. The FE you've got is amazing - though not unreal !! These ol' Fiats are known to stretch the litre quite a bit, and I myself have experienced surprising FE on good days..

The last picture looks almost like it's from another era.

I too am tempted to go on a looong 'SuperSelected' drive.

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Thanks a lot SuperSelect. Had a wonderful time driving it on the highway. Now I need to get accustomed to driving without AC before heading out on a really long drive

But my next drive is gonna be to a hill station, either Ooty or Valparai.

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Thanks a lot SuperSelect. Had a wonderful time driving it on the highway. Now I need to get accustomed to driving without AC before heading out on a really long drive

But my next drive is gonna be to a hill station, either Ooty or Valparai.
Nice fiat ss, if pass by kangayam also please let me know, one more ss is in a workshop here.
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Thanks Mehul. Will let you know when I come there. You can also drop in if your happen to come to Coimbatore.
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My SS has now gone to the FIAT guru's workshop in Coimbatore. He's the best when it comes to old FIAT's and Premiers. His name is Aadhinarayan and is a retired TVS mechanic. He's been around with FIAT's his entire life.

Thanks to Mehul, I came to know about him. His workshop is in RamNagar, Coimbatore and has been running it since 1959!

Aadhinarayan is now close to 90yrs old and is still very enthusiastic and personally works on all the cars. To assist him, he has his elder son who is also pretty old.

I personally visited him and he had a good look at my SS and noted down my complaints. Since he was travelling, he asked me to leave the car on Tuesday, ie., today and so my driver went in there today afternoon and gave it to him. The following are the works that I have reported and asked him to fix. He too assured that he will check the car thoroughly and fix whatever required attention.
  • Gear rod and steering to be checked and corrected for excessive play
  • FL door refuses to open from inside
  • Radiator fan leaf to be replaced to the original one if available or to a smaller one as currently it is a bit too close to the radiator
  • Crown oil to be changed.
  • Petrol filter to be cleaned
  • FR shaft to be phased and wheel alignment checked
  • Battery terminals to be changed

Earlier, I also added Nulon engine oil additive. This was again suggested to me by Mehul. He said that he has been using it regularly and can find a lot of improvement. The Nulon products are now available online and I got mine by ordering at their website Engine Oil in India - Automobile Accessories, Engine Oil Price, Auto Lubricants From Nulon India Ltd

Will keep you all posted once the car gets back.

Below are video clips of the engine and exhaust of my SS. Any comments???




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The car was back from Aathinarayan workshop few weeks ago and I was able to drive it on Saturday when I got to Coimbatore. The car drives and behaves better than ever. The steering and gear lever play is gone. Gear shifts are butter smooth, especially the reverse. The ride quality too is better after the change of bushes.

Thanks to Mehul for suggesting me this place

The below is the list of works carried out and the labour charges:

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1. Changed complete rubber bushes - 200
2. Changes suspension upper arm bush - 300
3. Phased upper arm shaft - 150
4. Adjusted steering play - 75
5. Adjusted clutch play and fixed one spring - 50
6. Changed gear rod bush - 50
7. Changed differential oil - 250
8. Soldered battery terminal - 60
9. Repaired FL door lock - 50

Total = 1285/-

Cost of spare parts in below images:

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Car lined up at the garage today. I just went there as I was not happy with the carb setting. He was happy to check and tune it to my satisfaction.

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So now all set and ready to conquer Ooty on Sep15

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