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Old 6th June 2009, 09:37   #256
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I saw the same car. It's metallic green and white, a special like Gogi's. Hugely modded, but lovely body line an an outstanding paint job.
Belongs to Shariq Merchant, the owner of the petrol pump. One owner, 1961.
Actually I drove MRX 6839 there for petrol, the owner came out to see her, and we were both gaping at each other's cars for a while . Had a long chat with him... Another Fiat fanatic !
Then you must call him for Sunday's meet. The car was MIC 786?
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Hope you invited him for Sunday's meet!! I told my dad when we passed by that I thought it was a special, but i never bothered to look again. And by Hugely modded you mean...Twin Carbs et all??

Yes, the car was 786..Dont remember the first registration
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I knew he was painting the car, I suppose it is ready now. I had seen it a year or 2 back.
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Then you must call him for Sunday's meet. The car was MIC 786?
Yeah it was indeed MIC 786. God, you really really are a parallel RTO aren't you ?
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Hope you invited him for Sunday's meet!! I told my dad when we passed by that I thought it was a special, but i never bothered to look again. And by Hugely modded you mean...Twin Carbs et all??

Yes, the car was 786..Dont remember the first registration
No not as in twin carbs etc, but a MOMO steering, floorshift, new meters, Aircon, etc. Shariq said he did it years ago, when the car was in his hands. (incidentally it was bought new by his dad, its a one owner 1961.). He's repenting throwing out the original stuff, and is looking at getting as much originality back as possible. Yes I did invite him for tomorrow's meet, but he's out of town. Has promised to attend all future meets, and is a confirmed FCCCI member !!
By the way what state is the number MIC ?? Never heard of such a number.
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Those wheels look so Good!! Not as good as original, but really good!!
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This Super Select is a spotted often at the Poona golf course. Apparently belongs to an Army man going by the regiment badges, plus being immaculately maintained it comes as no surprise. If I remember right it even sported the original running period sticker on the windscreen.

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Is he a Part of the FCCCI??? Why dont you invite him.
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Is he a Part of the FCCCI??? Why dont you invite him.
I have not met the owner, but seen the car a couple of times.
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I regularly see this Super Select in Pune. Been wanting to meet the owner to invite him to the club, but have not been able to. Sir, if you are reading this do join us!

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'86 premier padmini. Sorry for the pic quality of my cell phone. I loved the hand painted job on the dash which was done by the owner himself(Nitin-the vw guy).
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Amen to that!!! Loved the color and the job done on the dash on that Padmini.
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I forwarded this pic to a friend of mine and he confirmed that this is not an Abarth however he wanted to know if you can get the VIN.
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This is a !967 Fiat 1100r 'Abarth' which was recently purchased by my friend. I searched a lot but couldn't find a 1100R abarth anywhere. This one has a twin cam twin carb setup. Experts, can u shed some light on this??
This is a FIAT 1100R introduced in 1966, and produced up to 1969. this car was introduced the same time as the FIAT 124, and while the FIAT 1100D was phasing out. It looks in between the FIAT 1100R and FIAT 124.

These are some of the technical features of the car:

1) engine is 1089cc, 55 BHP at 5300 rpm, compression ratio, 8:1
2) front grill larger than FIAT 1100D, different lower beams
3) interior speedo cluster similar to FIAT 850 and 124 series
4) modified gear shift to floor shift
5) front disc brakes fitted as the FIAT 850 special
6) all 13 inch wheels
7) rear leaf springs different to suit lower ride height
8) differential ratio = 43/10 in the sedan like the other FIAT 1100 models
Differential ratio for station wagon = 40/9, limiting top speed but increasing carrying capacity torque
9) rear wheel cylinders are ž inch in diameter
10) longer and square rear boot similar to FIAT 124
11) petrol tank as the FIAT 124 fitted inside boot RHS
12) filler cap on RHS of car
13) rear tails lights as the FIAT 850
14) front bonnet opens from windscreen side like the FIAT 124
15) divided 2 piece propshaft with hanger bearing like the FIAT 1100TV and 1200 models
16) engine has 1 FULL FLOW OIL filter (better) mounted externally, spin-on type. The reilief valve is fitted on the pump. Note there is no external main filter (gauze) like the other FIAT 1100 models. All other FIAT 1100 models have 2 oil filters, 1 main oil filter and the other a BY-PASS oil filter (either cartridge or spin-on)

There has never been a FIAT 1100R Abarth, I think someone has modified the front of this particular car by fitting 2 extra lights and the Abarth badge.

The only FIAT 1100 Abarth produced was the 207 series.

I hope this information helps
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Some different kind of select (why on earth do we do like this) found on innernet

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Is that a very badly modded TV by any chance?? Is it just me or does the rear andltes look a bit different from normal?
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[quote=manishalive;1399701]Some different kind of select (why on earth do we do like this) found on innernet]

Ha ha ha ! Nearly fell off my chair laughing ! They've tried to give it a 'floating roof' a la Swift. The front looks a bit (no offence intended ) D.C. !!
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