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Old 11th April 2008, 23:26   #361
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Here are a few pictures of a few things that will go onto the car.


From all the badges seen, The one in the center, the untouched one was bought by dad for 20 bucks a few years ago.

In the photograph of the badge that i am holding, i just painted that at home today. In the pic with all the badges, it was the one on the right hand side (below) of that original untouched badge.


Also seen in one of the pictures is a U.S. NABY plate which dad bought from the United States last year or so. It is going to go on the back of the car.
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I guess its too late now, but some flared wheel arches would have looked really hot.
I dont know if you have seen the yellow padmini parked at international tyres @ opera house, but thats a great example.

Can someone post a pic of sumit's car if they have it?

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Also seen in one of the pictures is a U.S. NABY plate which dad bought from the United States last year or so. It is going to go on the back of the car.
Please dont!!!!

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I guess its too late now, but some flared wheel arches would have looked really hot.
I dont know if you have seen the yellow padmini parked at international tyres @ opera house, but thats a great example.

Can someone post a pic of sumit's car if they have it?



Please dont!!!!

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Umm Rehan It has already been decided and that U.S. Navy plate is going on the car. Will take advantage of that if the cops do natak!!
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Umm Rehan It has already been decided and that U.S. Navy plate is going on the car. Will take advantage of that if the cops do natak!!
You are planning to scare a cop in India with a US Navy plate? I don't think it would serve a purpose but be assured I will post a picture of it in the weird and wacky mod jobs thread, just kidding. Please take Rehaan's suggestion and do not put the plate.
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You are planning to scare a cop in India with a US Navy plate? I don't think it would serve a purpose but be assured I will post a picture of it in the weird and wacky mod jobs thread, just kidding. Please take Rehaan's suggestion and do not put the plate.
Is that so?
Now i am definately puting it!! Just let me get my hands on your pic in a skirt.

Anyways, i am off to the garage to check the progress. The car will be painted tomorrow evening.
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US Navy in LHD car, good combo
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US Navy in LHD car, good combo
Exactly what i though. You can always tell the cops-"Embassy ka gaddi tha" or something like that.
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Exactly what i though. You can always tell the cops-"Embassy ka gaddi tha" or something like that.
OR, you can try not breaking the law.

I seriously recommend you dont fit that. Its relegates you straight to the wierd and whacky thread, honestly. Whats next, Ferrari stickers?

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.... I will post a picture of it in the weird and wacky mod jobs thread, just kidding.
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...Its relegates you straight to the wierd and whacky thread, honestly. ...

Hahaha, oh yes. I didnt think about that.

Seriously, check this out - you will have a lot of company :

COPS (hmm.. i wonder who posted this)
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/collec...tml#post784175

EX-POLICE (hmm.. i wonder who posted this)
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/collec...tml#post778767

ARMY
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/collec...tml#post694292

and the best one...

NYPD AND ARMY
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/collec...tml#post415892

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OR, you can try not breaking the law.

I seriously recommend you dont fit that. Its relegates you straight to the wierd and whacky thread, honestly. Whats next, Ferrari stickers?
Yes Maybe something from this!!
Just Kidding.

I have dropped the idea for now because of you guys. Lets see!!
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I guess its too late now, but some flared wheel arches would have looked really hot.
I dont know if you have seen the yellow padmini parked at international tyres @ opera house, but thats a great example.

Can someone post a pic of sumit's car if they have it?



Please dont!!!!

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I have seen it, but its not found these days. Beautiful car and one of the very few fiats in Mumbai with alloys.
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Dear Boeuff - that's one very good car you have. Please preserve it forever. If you need anything at all, please do ask, I will certainly help.

Hi Anirban - Round side indicators look much better to us (I have 2 on 3112 and I have 2 at home which will go on the LHD) but in the company, you know the type of -------- let's leave it at that. I was 18 years old in 1975. I am today 24 years old. I never want to cross 30.

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Dear Behram,

Of late my padmini has developed a strange surging/hunting problem when it is between say 35-50 km road speed in top gear.
This occurs in a corresponding engine speed in third gear as well.

The surging disappears after it crosses 50 km and does not reappear at any speed after that. I just came back from a trip to Mysore (sustained speeds over 100 kmph). and the car had faultless running except for this problem
The engine does not have any starting issues and fires in half a crank. It is quite powerful and does not have any sluggishness and has excellent response while climbing hills. The carburettor has been recently cleaned, tappets adjusted and new filter/castrol gtx engine oil replaced.

It feels as though vacuum collapse is occuring at this speed because if I modulate the throttle a bit, the surging reduces.

The engine has done 93000 km from new and has never been overhauled.

Any thoughts on this?
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Dear Behram,

Of late my padmini has developed a strange surging/hunting problem when it is between say 35-50 km road speed in top gear.
This occurs in a corresponding engine speed in third gear as well.

The surging disappears after it crosses 50 km and does not reappear at any speed after that. I just came back from a trip to Mysore (sustained speeds over 100 kmph). and the car had faultless running except for this problem
The engine does not have any starting issues and fires in half a crank. It is quite powerful and does not have any sluggishness and has excellent response while climbing hills. The carburettor has been recently cleaned, tappets adjusted and new filter/castrol gtx engine oil replaced.

It feels as though vacuum collapse is occuring at this speed because if I modulate the throttle a bit, the surging reduces.

The engine has done 93000 km from new and has never been overhauled.

Any thoughts on this?
Does this happen all the time? Or only when the engine is relatively cold?
Were your plugs cleaned? What Jet size do you use? What year model is your car? Does it have vacuum advance mechanism?
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Yes it happens when cold as well as hot.
Plugs were cleaned, It runs on 102 jet size.1976 model no vacuum advance mechanism.
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Yes it happens when cold as well as hot.
Plugs were cleaned, It runs on 102 jet size.1976 model no vacuum advance mechanism.
Where does the temperature meter hover/stabilize after driving a couple of km's?

How much water does the car consume every morning?

Have you checked for water contamination in the engine oil?

Does the oil level remain constant over time?

If all this is fine. We only need to adjust the valve clearance, timing and then the fuel mappings.

One more thing, after a drive, please try and check how much does your brake drums heat up. Normally the fronts will be warmer (not hot) than the rear ones, but yet both wont be very hot. Just checking if your brakes are loading your engine.

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