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Old 17th March 2008, 11:49   #1
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My friend's restored super select. In really good shape, and drives very well.
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My friend's restored super select. In really good shape, and drives very well.
Wow that's a sharp looker. Great paintjob. Fiats were always so special and its wonderful to see such care being lavished on them

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Thats a super looking car. It looks fully restored to me, and doesnt belong in a "being restored" thread, rather it should go to the vintage and classic cars in india thread.

PS Someone find me taillights like that please!!
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Dear JayD - a very nice super select indeed. See if you can convince him to use the original wheel rims instead of the Padmini wheel rims. It will add to the authenticity. Wheel rims are still available, lying around with kabadiwallahs. He has used Ceat C800 tyres, can you please ask him and let me know how good they are. The whitewalls look good though.

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He has used Ceat C800 tyres, can you please ask him and let me know how good they are. The whitewalls look good though.
Are you positive? I would have said they are Goodyears. But you would know best I suppose.
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@ karl, they are ceat tires. I think they are safety drive.(i think). I'll ask him about the source of the tires and let u guys know.

@ behram sir, yes, i'd mentioned to him reg the wheel rims, and he said he'd change it to the orig set soon. Also, did super selects come with a horn ring? If so, its missing in this car. But all the lights, meters, even the reserve warning lamp works perfectly on this car.

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@ karl, they are ceat tires. I think they are safety drive.(i think). I'll ask him about the source of the tires and let u guys know.

Did super selects come with a horn ring? If so, its missing in this car.

My bad.

A horn ring was not standard fitment in India, but available as an accessory, both dealer and otherwise. The most commonly available ones were made by Sweet Trade, and available in many designs.
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Interior of the super select.
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Everything looks to be in place, switches and jewel lights too. Thats a President horn button, and the ignition switch should be in the centre of the dash, not the right.
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JayD, thats a perfect Super Select. Nicely done.

Karlu, are the side indicators original? I thought this version came with a fish shaped indicator right?
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The bent balljoint above the accelerator pedal is not original. This one has pins sticking out which results in lost motion, the original one had a black spring. Very rare to get one in not worn out condition these days. And Karlosji and JayD, the tyres are not Goodyear, they are not Ceat Safety Drive, they are Ceat C800, supposed to be a premium product. In the Goodyear as well as in the C800, the treads wear dis-similarly (up and down, more so in Goodyear), that's why I do not use them. By their looks, I think ride will be harsher. JayD please ask your friend and let me know.

By the way Karl, what happened about our Ceat Safety Drive whitewall tyres order ?

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and also get rid of the Padmini Wheel Caps. The car looks super I must say. These selects have a charm of their own. Addy, get down to restoring your car now buddy.
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Karlu, are the side indicators original? I thought this version came with a fish shaped indicator right?
Shame on you. You have learnt nothing after years of me drilling these things into your head. Please refer to Indian built/assembled Classics thread and teach yourself something.

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By the way Karl, what happened about our Ceat Safety Drive whitewall tyres order ?
Like I said before to everyone including you, I cannot proceed untill I have payment in full for 50 tyres to place the order. This was valid over a year ago, I hope the offer from Ceat still stands.
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Shame on you. You have learnt nothing after years of me drilling these things into your head. Please refer to Indian built/assembled Classics thread and teach yourself something.
Sorry teacher . The Indian built/assembled classics thread is in ruins due to use of thumbnails to upload pictures. All the thumbnails now show up as imageshack links and I can barely see pictures. :-(. Abhi bata are these indicators original to the Super select? I remember seeing the fish shaped ones on your MRW SS and the ones on JayD's friends car are from a Delite / President.
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Sorry teacher . The Indian built/assembled classics thread is in ruins due to use of thumbnails to upload pictures. All the thumbnails now show up as imageshack links and I can barely see pictures. :-(. Abhi bata are these indicators original to the Super select? I remember seeing the fish shaped ones on your MRW SS and the ones on JayD's friends car are from a Delite / President.
Fine, forgiven. But not forgiven when you call my MRW car a Super Select. You should know better, it is a Select with an incorrect grille. The Select (without quater windows) had the tear drop indicators, and super select and delight had the round ones. JayDs friends car has correct ones fitted.
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