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View Poll Results: Which colour for the Fiat 1100/D Special?
Wine Red and White 34 25.56%
Blue and White 35 26.32%
Emerald Green and White 10 7.52%
Midnite Blue and White 54 40.60%
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Old 19th September 2007, 09:41   #286
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Tick tock...Any updates Gogi? Has she gone into paint yet? BTW please let me know when you buy your tyres, I have an order of around 20 tyres, we could get a good deal.
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I have an order of around 20 tyres, we could get a good deal.
I agree!...beats a speedy retreat.
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Old 19th September 2007, 18:25   #288
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Tick tock...Any updates Gogi? Has she gone into paint yet? BTW please let me know when you buy your tyres, I have an order of around 20 tyres, we could get a good deal.
Yup. Just paid a visit a few hours ago, unfortunately it was an unplanned one and didnt carry my camera. The car has got its initial coat after which hes doing the fine tuning on the shut lines and other stuff. The engine has been overhauled and was getting its coat of paint (red oxide colour) and the valve cover has gone for a chrome job. Expected back on Friday. The final finishing o fthe body lines will take another couple of days. In the Meanwhile the engine goes in to the bay. The Gear box has been since fitted taking BehramDhabar's directives. Luckyly the guy knew about this and was doing the exact thing what Behram had pointed out.
Work going on now :- Suspension; Viz, new shocks and leafs and new bushes.
After that she'll go to the booth. Il get some pics later today or tomorrow as this is from here on going to be a daily visit routine to follow up every minute work going on. The 115 is for the time being been left alone as all work force is pon the Fiat getting her ready for the &th October Bombay Rally. I hope we can get her ready by then. The cars looking good with its initial spray of colour, the blue with a white top. should look better with more coats in the Both and a good polish. The interiors are ready. Will visit the guy and post pics of that too.
Ill also go to the Tyre guy tomorrow and see what deal I can get for 20 white wall tyres

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Old 19th September 2007, 19:19   #289
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Gogi Bhai and Karl - count me in for 1 set of CEAT SAFETY DRIVE ONLY white sidewall tyres. If they are MRF, I DO NOT want them.

Gogi Bhai - thanks for taking the gearbox corrective action on your car. Also see if you can make a steering box strut as I have done in my BLL4919, the steering box mounting will never ever crack after it is fitted. Also if you can fit the degassing tank, it will keep the engine safe on the cooling system reliability front. Both my restored cars BLL4919 and MRY3112 have a degassing tank fitted. Let me know if you want the circuit diagrams etc.

----- and you can stop calling me "SIR" - makes me feel like a buddha bawa which I will never become.

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Old 19th September 2007, 20:31   #290
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Gogi Bhai and Karl - count me in for 1 set of CEAT SAFETY DRIVE ONLY white sidewall tyres. If they are MRF, I DO NOT want them.

Gogi Bhai - thanks for taking the gearbox corrective action on your car. Also see if you can make a steering box strut as I have done in my BLL4919, the steering box mounting will never ever crack after it is fitted. Also if you can fit the degassing tank, it will keep the engine safe on the cooling system reliability front. Both my restored cars BLL4919 and MRY3112 have a degassing tank fitted. Let me know if you want the circuit diagrams etc.

----- and you can stop calling me "SIR" - makes me feel like a buddha bawa which I will never become.

Best regards,
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I second that, age is all in the mind.
Boss, i used to feel as weird and uncomfortable (and I still do) with the "Sir" "Ji'' (i hate this one) and other names which bhp-ians refer to you as. But i realise that only because someone has some fondness for another (some of them have even not met you), do they use such terms of endearment. "Bhai" being another one. Though i still get a little miffed when people call me "Sir" or "Ji"
I have accepted this as a way they display their love and respect for members whom they address as such. (Thank you guys ...and dont get any ideas, Karl, Kiran, Dippy, Ishan and the whole lot...you know who ) Therefore I have come to accept it but would still prefer that everyone calls me just by my name, Gogi. So Behrambhai, if someone adresses you with the above terms, they are expressing their fondness for you "SIRJI". But as i get uncomfy, so do you so ill call you Behrambhai (pronounced as Bhyee as Bawas do) and you call me Gogi. Havve settle thai gayu. OK?!
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hello GOGI!!! any updates on the merc??
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Nice to see updates.....! Gogi, it looks like youve decided on the colour already? Although this sure isnt midnight blue...?
And yeah youve done a very sensible thing by having the wurth put before the final paint job.......the painter who painted my car put the chassis black after they painted the car, inspite of my telling......with the result it trickled out through some of the holes in the body panels (for the fittings/trim etc.) & another day was spent to wipe it all off carefully with petrol.....dumb a****s!
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Old 25th September 2007, 08:32   #293
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OK Gogi - baddhu settle thai gayu, Behrambhai is OK, Behram is OK but no SIR please.

Hawe taari gaadi kaare batavech ? I will like to set the engine myself if you allow.

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OK Gogi - baddhu settle thai gayu, Behrambhai is OK, Behram is OK but no SIR please.

Hawe taari gaadi kaare batavech ? I will like to set the engine myself if you allow.

Best regards,

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Shu Waat KArech??!! Sacchu??!! I will be honoured Boss!! I am going to him tomorrow and will know then. Ill call you and let you know. Great great!!!
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Old 5th October 2007, 19:41   #295
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Sorry for delay guys. The cars now in the booth and i bring you the progress below.

The engine and everything is in place. There was the trouble to get the primer to dry due to the rains and damp weather. Then there was the issue of matching the colour which after a few trail and error mixes was got to the one I wanted. You will note the paint on the front fender on the blue primer in the pics.






From outside the paint booth getting her colours.






In the booth with the painter.... God I've got a wheeze, but it was worth it!!













Tomorrow the white top paint goes on and then then fitting of upholstery and the rest. should be out in a week from now. Then for the final tuning from Behram Bhai as he has so graciously volunteered.

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Looks neat Gogi. Are we putting a white top on this one? I must admit I was refreshing this thread ever since you mentioned of putting up the paint job pictures and they have come out really good.
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Gogi, the car is going to look great!! Is this the same colour as a certain president on this forum??
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Looks swell.

I'm glad you didnt go democratic and paint it with the other blue!
Cant wait for the finished product!

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Gogi, the car is going to look great!! Is this the same colour as a certain president on this forum??
No bud see the car i posted. Its very similar to that

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Looks swell.

I'm glad you didnt go democratic and paint it with the other blue!
Cant wait for the finished product!

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Thanks. democratic, who me??
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Old 5th October 2007, 21:37   #300
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Good progress, waiting for the final product, since a real long time.
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