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Old 15th September 2011, 23:19   #181
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Original RC ( Tamil Nadu - Coimbatore) of my Fantabulus is the Evidence, but dunno how far it is concrete by any standards.
will post my RC book scanned copy ., some time after this weekend discussion
My Fantabulus scooter's RC book... says 1963, physical features already in the thread..this gentle man George's ( first owner of this scoot @ 1963 - where he was working for Annamalis Retreading company, another sister concern of ABT , gownder & co- the Enfield India' s dealer then)) son told me, his Dad was much impressed after seeing his Boss's Fantabulus performance for at least a year, then he decided to choose this..... he could use it for a decade only, before he fell ill @ 1972 .
Here is the concrete EVIDENCE , that my Fantabulus is 1963, registered at Coimbatore ( Madras State then)
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My Fantabulus scooter's RC book... says 1963, physical features already in the thread..this gentle man George's ( first owner of this scoot @ 1963 - where he was working for Annamalis Retreading company, another sister concern of ABT , gownder & co- the Enfield India' s dealer then)) son told me, his Dad was much impressed after seeing his Boss's Fantabulus performance for at least a year, then he decided to choose this..... he could use it for a decade only, before he fell ill @ 1972 .
Here is the concrete EVIDENCE , that my Fantabulus is 1963, registered at Coimbatore ( Madras State then)
Thanks powertwin for uploading the scanned copy of your RC Book.The Fantabulus its confirmed came along in 1963. It was perhaps first launched in the Madras State and maybe in other parts of South India.
However, in many other parts of the country the scooter was launched later on after 2/3 years.

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Old 17th September 2011, 00:20   #183
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Thanks powertwin for uploading the scanned copy of your RC Book.The Fantabulus its confirmed came along in 1963. It was perhaps first launched in the Madras State and maybe in other parts of South India.
However, in many other parts of the country the scooter was launched later on after 2/3 years.
Yes, you may right regarding launch of this Scooter @ southern states in 1962.
For which, we ( me & Scootering guys) tried our best to get the production records from our present Royal Enfield........though the ownership has changed since around '87....a limited company with such a heritage to their belt...never considered our plea...NOT EVEN to reply a word of consolation
Any way here we Tbhpians are there to dig out the history from our dears & nears
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Please, if you can do a "rustoration". The paint does not seem that bad. Its worth much more this way that a complete paint job. You can never replicate originality.
As you said>>" You can never replicate originality...."

at last my Fantabulus was taken to this year's Auto Expo 2011 /Coimbatore
along with some of her gleaming cousins like Honda,Motobecane,lamb 48,Norton,RE700,Honda Cub,Mofa, AJS,Atlasolex etc......on as is were is condition after a coat of 3M's Cut & Finish rubbing and thin polishing..
I never expected...but she was crowd puller at the Expo!!
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A close up of WIPAC 5 position parrot nose switch>>




At the space provided for my machines @ Expo>>
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Hi can someone point me in the direction of a fabricator who can make the rear luggage rack and tire holder for my fanatabulus just like the one on powertwins. Thanks
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Hi Friend,
I am in the process of restoring my 1966 model fantabulus.Can you please send me a photocopy of the owners manual if you have one with you.


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A good news for mole!!
So,hereafter you need not source a " 5 position parrot nose wipac switch" for your Fantabulus( even if you source one, can pass it on to some one, who desperately need of..{LOL})
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Hi Friend,
I am in the process of restoring my 1966 model fantabulus.Can you please send me a photocopy of the owners manual if you have one with you.

Congratulation on your acquisition, Welcome to T-bhp

Well "owners Manual" wont be of much help to you in restoration, just it can be an additional document to your Fanta.think you need a workshop manual or a Parts catalog!!
PM your contact info & postal address.are you sure it is a 1966? ( as there are minor changes in the outside portions of the machine)
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Hi can someone point me in the direction of a fabricator who can make the rear luggage rack and tire holder for my fanatabulus just like the one on powertwinS. Thanks
There is a guy down south at foot hills of Ooty, who has a sample and will start fabricating, once he is bit relieved from his hospital duty.
On return he might be expecting a " short test drive in your FIAT 500" ( which he missed other day)
......are you game???
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There is a guy down south at foot hills of Ooty, who has a sample and will start fabricating, once he is bit relieved from his hospital duty.
On return he might be expecting a " short test drive in your FIAT 500" ( which he missed other day)
......are you game???
The guy from South has already done too much he is always welcome to take the car for the weekend why testdrive
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my address for sending the Fantabulus owners manual / workshop manual
Suresh Krishnan
Flamingo Motors
370 A B1, Near Kumbalam Toll Gate
N.H Bypass Road,Kumbalam
Kochi- 682506
Tel: 098460 53139
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Dear Sirs ,

I require a Fantabulus , are there any available for sale ?

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my address for sending the Fantabulus owners manual / workshop manual
Suresh Krishnan
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370 A B1, Near Kumbalam Toll Gate
N.H Bypass Road,Kumbalam
Kochi- 682506
Tel: 098460 53139
Well at least after a month came out with a reply.....Better late than NEVER!!!
See , even I told mole that the xerox copy was ready in just couple of days after you asking....As I din't get your postal address..I to forgot in long run
You should have sent by PM, it is safer & more than that the recipient get informed from the site.
Any way again I have to make a copy & send it to you ( the one reserved for you was taken by another friend.... He doesn't have a Fanta!!

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Dear Sirs ,

I require a Fantabulus , are there any available for sale ?

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Sure Captain !!
Noted!!
Will inform you ,if anything comes for sale...are you particular about " Siba -dyna start" version only?? or even post '66(just kick start version) is okay for you??
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Powertwin: I guess I've been standing in line for a very long time Any of the versions will do for me.
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Powertwin: I guess I've been standing in line for a very long time Any of the versions will do for me.

Same here .one token for me as well .


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Sure Captain !!
Noted!!
Will inform you ,if anything comes for sale...are you particular about " Siba -dyna start" version only?? or even post '66(just kick start version) is okay for you??
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Hi KMK,

Perak for Vintageman ( he's my elder brother ) presently not available.

Thank you for the positive post , will await the Fantabulus.

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My fantabulus all painted and now ready for assembly. A sneak peak as she soon heads out to another garage for assembly.
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