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Old 8th November 2015, 20:57   #61
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Today I was enroute to Panvel in my Palio when an immaculate Super Select overtook me near Kalamboli.

Wow! Nice car!...Hey! she looks familiar…And have I seen that handsome young gent driving her before? In a few seconds the tubelight sputtered into life and I recognized Karl and this beauty.



That is great restoration Karl, congratulations


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Today I was enroute to Panvel in my Palio when an immaculate Super Select overtook me near Kalamboli.
It is a small world indeed, glad we met.

8th November 2015

Have been using the car on and off through the week, luckily there are no starting troubles, no heating issues, no idling issues etc. So bit the bullet and drove to Pune. She moved perfectly.

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The stance of the car has also improved after 200 kms of usage. Its a big relief for me, since she was too tall earlier. Little bits and pieces keep getting completed. The wheels were balanced and aligned (with older style weights, fitted after final painting of the wheels, as advised by the gurus). Luckily the hubcaps haven't flown off as yet

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Karl,

The fiat looks much nicer without the sun shade, the chrome work looks better than when these cars left the factory.

Congratulations are in order for a very tasteful restoration.


Gujarat????
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Karl,

The fiat looks much nicer without the sun shade, the chrome work looks better than when these cars left the factory.
To be honest I would have loved to have kept the sunshade, if I find one that fits correctly I will revisit.

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Congratulations are in order for a very tasteful restoration.

Gujarat????
Thanks very much, full credit to Kaizad and his team. Gujarat here we come.
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Thanks very much, full credit to Kaizad and his team. Gujarat here we come.
Maybe some credit to Viveck for the chrome?

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Maybe some credit to Viveck for the chrome?
Without question - like you said,

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...the chrome work looks better than when these cars left the factory.
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May I ask how come you are running black on white instead of white on black for the number plate .
Carry paint for the long journeys ! It's a joke

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http://www.amazon.in/Rust-Oleum-2767...ords=peel+coat

Paint it, Peel it

Need to put in a thick coat for easy peeling though.
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Some images of the ever detailed car

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Images of the car taken on Sunday

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It is a small world indeed, glad we met.

8th November 2015

Have been using the car on and off through the week, luckily there are no starting troubles, no heating issues, no idling issues etc. So bit the bullet and drove to Pune. She moved perfectly.
Karl,

Your steed looks hawwt! Too good, truly! So glad that you have a beautifully detailed car that you're driving regularly. Great restoration.
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Karl,

Your steed looks hawwt! Too good, truly! So glad that you have a beautifully detailed car that you're driving regularly. Great restoration.
Thank you, I'm very happy with the outcome, though still plenty to be finished, most importantly the interior. I really don't know how we will tackle it.

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A thought - is the radiator upper tank supposed to be polished brass and not painted? I would have thought that they were painted but then I know next to nothing about Fiats.
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Am used to seeing them in this combination, and earlier I checked for reference with original cars, all of them had a bare brass radiator top, so have left it this way. Should anyone be able to confirm differently, that's a different story.
So tweety bird tells me that the radiators should indeed be painted black. Will correct it eventually. Ditto for the air cleaner colour (currently Padmini colour).

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May I ask how come you are running black on white instead of white on black for the number plate.
The old white plate has two neat brackets to easily clip on for regular use.
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lovely! But if I might ask, why's the bootlid badge not fitted yet? Didn't it have one when bought?
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lovely! But if I might ask, why's the bootlid badge not fitted yet? Didn't it have one when bought?
When patching the boot the original holes were lost - need to see original reference first. Another learning for me.
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Karlosdeville, thank you for sharing the journey of this restoration. It has been a pleasure to read. Your eye for detail and perseverance are to be complimented. I would have given up half way! Thank you for restoring the old girl to the original colour - it sits well with the car and its period. Retaining the original original seat covers was the right choice. When I saw the cover it brought back memories of what seats used to be like. IGP Modak must be smiling from up above. Happy motoring. - Narayan
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An update. Last month we completed a very enjoyable road trip across Gujarat and a couple of days in Rajasthan. In total just over 2000kms spread across 8 days. The roads were great, the weather was cool, and the car performed perfectly. The only issue I faced was the very cold starts in the early morning - and I do mean very cold! By and large cruising between 75 and 80, and overall fuel consumption was 13.2. In total I topped up about 200 or 300ml of oil, and even less water.

Here are some images from the trip, especially with the picturesque backdrops of Gondal and Baroda.

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Special thanks to Kasli for this shot
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