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Old 20th November 2007, 19:50   #16
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Lovely car Cyrus. Thats a very good buy. So one more to the crazy bawa's collection

How about pictures without "the stupid mirrors and alloys"
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Old 20th November 2007, 20:16   #17
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THERE IS NO STRUCTURAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A 1100D AND A PADMINI. it is just a myth. dad had studied the original drawings and they are exactly the same.

@ported head..fiat number 5-padmini number 3
This is an area where we had earlier agreed to disagree and left it at that.

Even this white car has the swooping continous arc from the headlight to taillight (continous seen from any angle).

Now, the drawings might not change, but a little unnoted change in the way front wings/fender are fitted could have resulted in this change. We have another 1100d in the family and that too shows the same traits.

Now, could this observed body differences be a real difference between Italian bodied cars and their Indian assembled counterparts? Now when I think of it, even the other LHD fiat belonging to Rony displayed the same continous arc.

I beleive it could do with the beam that supports the top part of the radiator holding the fenders together. (In a sence that there could be small pre-fitting angular differences with the same developed plate surface)

The only change on our car has been the front lower panel that has the extra openings, which looks much more cool than the blocked one. Likewise on the white car.

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Old 20th November 2007, 21:01   #18
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Congratulations once more. Im glad I could find you your elusive LHD Padmini. Looking forward to the travelogue.

Techno- That car has been spotted by many, regn MZA 1550, though I still havent seen it. Do you know of its whereabouts?
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karlos: I thought you have met that guy? Anyways I know the exact location where that car is parked. its driven almost daily I belive. Its in Aundh. Let me know if you want the exact location details
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This is an area where we had earlier agreed to disagree and left it at that.

Even this white car has the swooping continous arc from the headlight to taillight (continous seen from any angle).

Now, could this observed body differences be a real difference between Italian bodied cars and their Indian assembled counterparts? Now when I think of it, even the other LHD fiat belonging to Rony displayed the same continous arc.
Well, this white car was built in Kurla in 95/6, and is otherwise exactly a Padmini S1 barring the left hand config (and the locks flip the other way around). So rule out any variation in body panels.
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Old 20th November 2007, 21:48   #21
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karlos: I thought you have met that guy? Anyways I know the exact location where that car is parked. its driven almost daily I belive. Its in Aundh. Let me know if you want the exact location details
Nope, that means you speak of Dr Pants car. MHJ 7151 or something. I havent seen it, though Behram has. MZA 1550 im told is a creamish colour.
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Hey cyrus, cool! So you have a LHD fiat already! So could I be spared from looking for that other one here? (kidding!! )

Although why did PAL manufacture a LHD car for India?
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Hey cyrus, cool! So you have a LHD fiat already! So could I be spared from looking for that other one here? (kidding!! )

Although why did PAL manufacture a LHD car for India?
this car was made in kurla and exported to abu dabhi...and was re-imported in 1998..
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at Mahe,Pondicherry.....



the first MUMBAI milestone we saw.....onli 1223 kms....


enjoy the pics...more coming up...

too lazy to write a travelogue...

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a sticker in arabic....



speaks for itself doesnt it???
topped out at around 120ish
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A few questions:

- This one is a floor shift. Did it come with a Fiat gearbox or the one from Nissan?
- Is the AC after market or a factory offering?
- What is that small rotary switch next to the instrument console?
- Could you please put up closeup pictures of the badges on the boot? What do they read?
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it is a nissan tranny....
ac is factory fitted....
the rotary switch is the ac controls....
badges read..PREMIER PADMINI S1....

lazy oaf u should have come for the meeting on sunday na....hehehe..

btw i just saw the carera gt...i almost had a heart attack...the thing is huge..im not kidding...and ohh man its beautiful
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it is a nissan tranny....
ac is factory fitted....
the rotary switch is the ac controls....
Is there a Fiat floor shift tranny available for the 1100? Can column shift be retrofitted on this one?

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badges read..PREMIER PADMINI S1....
Closer look revealed a small Fiat Badge under the Padmini monogram on the LHS of the boot lid. The same badge that comes on the slower than the Padmini, Palio .

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lazy oaf u should have come for the meeting on sunday na....hehehe..
Trust me you wouldn't have wanted to see me on that Sunday.
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That ignition key position!! Horrible. When I had converted ours to the steering locking column, had to have this ignition as dummy. The dash center mounted ignition remained.

Any specific reason for choosing a LHD S1 Deluxe over the RHD one?
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Any specific reason for choosing a LHD S1 Deluxe over the RHD one?
Exclusivity ?
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