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Old 25th July 2009, 00:18   #76
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Lucky you Arun1100
Congrats, paint them the same color or "Black n White"
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Can anyone explain the need of a quarter glass on a padmini/amby. do they serve any specific need or do they work up on the aesthetics front ? Can it be arranged on latest padminis which do not have one ?
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Can anyone explain the need of a quarter glass on a padmini/amby. do they serve any specific need or do they work up on the aesthetics front ? Can it be arranged on latest padminis which do not have one ?
AFAIK,they are designed to direct wind towards the driver when open
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Can anyone explain the need of a quarter glass on a padmini/amby. do they serve any specific need or do they work up on the aesthetics front ? Can it be arranged on latest padminis which do not have one ?
Apart from giving a lovely breeze, (much required as most Fiats of that era don't have aircons), I think quarter glasses look super cool, and add the 'classic' touch, especially when open.
Yes, it is possible to retrofit them on Padminis too, as I did on my Super Select. The procedure however, is not very simple, and involves:
1) Welding of a 'support pillar' and 'support piece' inside the body of the door.
2) Re aligning your window winder, more importantly sourcing a winder with the correct glass holding patti. For some strange reason, the select (i.e. non quarter glass model) has a smaller glass holding patti, and the SS has a longer one. Just something to do with the mechanics of this I guess.
3) Sourcing the correct side window glasses is important, as you cannot simply cut the existing windows.
4) Aligning and fixing the quarter glass frames in place. They have an upright vertical patti which goes all the way down to the bottom of the door. This step is crucial as the smooth working of the quarter glasses will depend on this. If they are not correctly aligned, they may also leak in the rains.
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Guys help me out giving any place to get parts for Padmini in Bangalore. I had asked the same in one of other thread but no luck.

I am badly needing break pads for my Padmini.

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I am badly needing break pads for my Padmini.

Thanks in Advance.
For "Breaking" you require a hammer . Jokes apart, recently the gujari in russel market has scrapped two Padmani's. You can get a lot of parts form there.
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How about changing the DOORS of a car with quarter glass. I feel the door repairer might mess it up. Is there any difference in size (door measurements)
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How about changing the DOORS of a car with quarter glass. I feel the door repairer might mess it up. Is there any difference in size (door measurements)
You mean removing the doors that don't have quarter glasses, and fitting (old) doors WITH quarter glasses ? Yes of course you can do it, they are absolutely the same size. However, aligning and a total paint job will then be in order.
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Need help urgently!!!

My 1991 Padmini's water pump was due to be replaced since few years as the bearing was loosened. Finally yesterday I bought one and wen to the mechanic to get it fixed. Here is the problem. While removing the water pump, out of the three bolts only two bolts loosened and the third one was too hard to be removed. The bolt is either rusted or slightly melted. My mechanic was not ready to try to loosen it as the bolts head could break off and the other part of the bolt might get stuck in the engine head.

I need suggestions as to how the bolt can now be removed safely. Will the rust remover from 3M help in removing the bolt?
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Need help urgently!!!

My 1991 Padmini's water pump was due to be replaced since few years as the bearing was loosened. Finally yesterday I bought one and wen to the mechanic to get it fixed. Here is the problem. While removing the water pump, out of the three bolts only two bolts loosened and the third one was too hard to be removed. The bolt is either rusted or slightly melted. My mechanic was not ready to try to loosen it as the bolts head could break off and the other part of the bolt might get stuck in the engine head.

I need suggestions as to how the bolt can now be removed safely. Will the rust remover from 3M help in removing the bolt?
Try the rust remover, you can also try the WD40. If nothing else works you will have to cut/file the head off so that the pump can be removed, then you will have to prise the body of the bolt out. In the worst cases you will have to drill the centre of the bolt's shaft taking care not to go anywhere near the body of the engine block and remove the bolt after removing the core of the bolt.

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Try the rust remover, you can also try the WD40. If nothing else works you will have to cut/file the head off so that the pump can be removed, then you will have to prise the body of the bolt out. In the worst cases you will have to drill the centre of the bolt's shaft taking care not to go anywhere near the body of the engine block and remove the bolt after removing the core of the bolt.

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Thanks for the suggestions. The threading of the bolt is on the engine head. So i don't want the threading to spoil.

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Thanks for the suggestions. What is WD40?
It is a water dispersant, rust remover etc. available in most car accessory shops (I might be wrong about the number though).

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It is a water dispersant, rust remover etc. available in most car accessory shops (I might be wrong about the number though).

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The number is correct(WD40). I will try with it.
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The number is correct(WD40). I will try with it.
WD40 is renowned for such type of applications. Further some mechanic's heat the area to loosen the bolt out.
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Need help urgently!!!

My 1991 Padmini's water pump was due to be replaced since few years as the bearing was loosened. Finally yesterday I bought one and wen to the mechanic to get it fixed. Here is the problem. While removing the water pump, out of the three bolts only two bolts loosened and the third one was too hard to be removed. The bolt is either rusted or slightly melted. My mechanic was not ready to try to loosen it as the bolts head could break off and the other part of the bolt might get stuck in the engine head.

I need suggestions as to how the bolt can now be removed safely. Will the rust remover from 3M help in removing the bolt?
Liberally spray the area with any penetrating spray, WD40 is very good. Let it sit for about an hour, try to loosen it then.
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