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Old 3rd March 2008, 14:47   #16
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Byas,

Where on earth did that beauty reach you.

You lucky man Byas.

He has a whole lot of relatives/ in laws/ cousins with cars needing attention. Believe me, there is probably more to come!
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Probably Yes Mods.

You never know with Byas and his cars.
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I never noticed the front styling was so similar to the 1100R till I saw this particular picture. Now the 1100R was launched in 66ish, so I assume it was inspired by this.


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Terrific car and congrats. That headlight is pucca period FIAT trademark, I must add.
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Thanks! Hey good call on the similarity to the 1100R. The parking light/turn signal lens should be more like the 1100R. I wonder if that is a match and avail somewhere.

First thing is to get all the electricals working. On a LHD car -- one that could be below the line of sight easily, I feel like uncomfortable with no brake lights or turn signals. Unfortunately, the wiring is all pretty messed up, so need a wiring diag to ease the rewiring. I wonder if a 1100/Premier wiring diag would be close enough to help me get started.

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These quickie pics don't really do justice to the fine Pininfarina lines on this car...





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The Fiat twincams are enormously tuneable and 140bhp can be reliable achieved out of the 1600 with some help from Guy Croft. The original exhaust design was a pretty free flowing 4-2-1 design that even aftermarket designs would be hard pressed to beat (thru stage 2).

These cars are actually pretty rare as only ~22K or so were made. And with Fiat's horrible build quality relatively few probably survive. I would have loved to restore completely stock down to the engine. But the original engine is long gone. So I'd aim for getting everything else back to stock and enjoying the uprated engine and probably match that with uprated brakes from the 124 spider.
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I never noticed the front styling was so similar to the 1100R till I saw this particular picture. Now the 1100R was launched in 66ish, so I assume it was inspired by this.


Karl : If you're alluding to the way the grille extends under part or all of the headlamp,
at least three other cars come to mind, besides the Fiat 1100 Rinnovato.
The 1971 Autobianchi A112
The Austin 1800 and the Peugeot 104.



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The last 2 definitely have Pininfarina in common with the Fiat. I suspect the Autobianchi does as well.
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Nice car 71C. It looks like the car to take your better half for a romantic getaway.
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These quickie pics don't really do justice to the fine Pininfarina lines on this car...


I just love the way the line curves from the A pillar to the headlight, and the way the bonnet curves/ slopes downward. Really graceful. Just what I could call flowing lines.
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Thanks! Hey good call on the similarity to the 1100R. The parking light/turn signal lens should be more like the 1100R. I wonder if that is a match and avail somewhere.
You could source something very similar. The parking lights from a 58 to 64 Fiat 1100 should be a perfect fit, with white glass to boot. There may be a small variation in design of the lens. The locally available good quality units are sold by Sweet Trade.

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Wow thats one well maintained classic
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congratulations byas the car really looks beautiful in your driveway, one might mistake it to be some porch in Italy do i see a beetle peeking from inside the garage?
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do i see a beetle peeking from inside the garage?
Tsk tsk amol. You really ought to spend more time on the forum. Byas has a splendidly original 71 convertible, hence the name. A most well carried out hands on approach too.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...tion-saga.html
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