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Old 9th July 2009, 15:38   #241
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more tomorrow...this covers most specification for the car. Is'nt it cool.
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just one more for today to speed up suren's car, the coding is on the previous page.
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Few more pages hopefully people restoring their elegants are finding this helpful.
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Hi I am resuming the manual posts after having accidentaly deleted them from my laptop.
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Finally I have the ultimate holy grail of horn buttons for a 53-56 Fiat 1100. That too in its original Fiat bag brand new.

Somehow the Red and black one gives better contrast to the white steering. I may alternate seasonally though
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Finally I have the ultimate holy grail of horn buttons for a 53-56 Fiat 1100. That too in its original Fiat bag brand new.

Somehow the Red and black one gives better contrast to the white steering. I may alternate seasonally though
Aai Ga !! It's looking achingly beautiful Amol.. It'll definitely match much better wth your Ivory steering and console. Put it on and get the car tomorrow .
ps: any more available ? At what fancy price tag ? (if available at all !)
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Aai Ga !! It's looking achingly beautiful Amol.. It'll definitely match much better wth your Ivory steering and console. Put it on and get the car tomorrow .
ps: any more available ? At what fancy price tag ? (if available at all !)
Hehehe they are always available at fancy prices, So is a Elegant or pre Elegant in the offing? My spies tell me you picked up a pair of Elegant tail lights from under my nose

Its easier to pick up a elegant than finding a brand new yellow horn button. I got mine after almost a year and a half.
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Some more pages of the manual.
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last one for today. Many more to go
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All most nearing the end 4more to go after these.
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Okay finally we are at the end.

Hopefully the next set of posts we will see the car retrived from storage in Poona, wit new hub caps et all. Till then cheers and Best of luck with who ever is restoring a 1100-103E
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Okay finally we are at the end.

Hopefully the next set of posts we will see the car retrived from storage in Poona, wit new hub caps et all. Till then cheers and Best of luck with who ever is restoring a 1100-103E
We'll look forward to seeing her soon Amol - Don't forget our proposed "Sunday morning Mahim Classic Fiat Drive" !!
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God Bless You Amol.
I know of very few persons who would be so willing to share what they have with the entire community. You are truly the MAN!!!
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I've been procrastinating. Wanted to polish the car and take proper pics. Thought everything which isn't original can be identified. But haven't been able find time to do that. Still have to do that.

Thanks a tonne for the detailed reply!

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Headlights currently on the car are not original, those from the boot are.
The headlights on the car have Renault's glass, it was maintained at a Gov garage during the 70's, I was told. They didn't find the concave glass so put these in. The headlight assemblies were changed before that though.

Now, the glass of the headlight from the boot protrudes about 3/4-1.00 inch out of the ring. Is that okay? Now, i've been looking for an original jawa glass for ages. My mechie always asks me to get an old fiat's glass if not a jawas. Could the reverse be done? I'm attaching a pic of the headlight from the boot with similar glass. (In worse case scenario, when getting hold of another similar glass isn't possible, could we probably do this?)

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The headlights should have further apparatus fitted to the rear end to light up the engine bay from the inside.
No, its not present.

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The headlight rings should be aluminium for these models, try getting them made.
I would love too. But how though. machine pressed or should the existing one be copied at a foundry?

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Could you find the hubcaps?
No. Couldn't find the extra set of side beading either. Guess it was given away with the '59 one. A couple of kleptomaniacs have done away with two bits of the right side beading and 3 rear door levers. That is an addition to the existing long list of stuff to acquire.
I did find a set of 4 hubcaps with one chap. But, they have a hole drilled in the centre. Would it be worth picking them up? (attaching a pic) Need one original wheel too.

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If I remember right your parking lights are also the very rare smaller units.
Yes, but the covers have deformed due to heat radiated from the garage door.

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If I remember correctly your numberplate light was from an Amby, hunt for the original, not too difficult to find.
Yes, its an Ambys. The original would be the long one right? I've asked at a few places. 118's mechie has the glass reservoir, have asked him almost a year ago but he still has to find it and give it. 80 year old chap, cant push him too.

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Bootlid handle was from a Padmini I think.
I'm attaching a picture of that. Not sure if its the correct one.

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Treat that steering wheel, meter surrounds...
The Speedo surround is cracked. A piece, about an inch in size, is completely broken. Will have too stick it. Have found a guy who has both meters to spare though. Hopefully I get those.

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Remove the FIAM horns, reconnect the original (visible under the battery box), it sounds super.
It sounds sweet. But it isn't working at the moment, but I'm sure it can be fixed.

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Do you have the original keys on this car, If so can you post pics here for reference?
Nope. We don't. Its an aftermarket one.
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Now, the glass of the headlight from the boot protrudes about 3/4-1.00 inch out of the ring. Is that okay? Now, i've been looking for an original jawa glass for ages. My mechie always asks me to get an old fiat's glass if not a jawas. Could the reverse be done? I'm attaching a pic of the headlight from the boot with similar glass. (In worse case scenario, when getting hold of another similar glass isn't possible, could we probably do this?)


I did find a set of 4 hubcaps with one chap. But, they have a hole drilled in the centre. Would it be worth picking them up? (attaching a pic) Need one original wheel too.
The original glass is supposed to protrude out. See this

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vbpgim...5&d=1221815769

1955 Fiat MILLECENTO - President's Photo Gallery - Team-BHP

Jawa/Yezdi headlights should fit on the dukkar, and should look close to original.

The hubcaps are from a later model, though better than nothing I should think. I would suggest pick them up. If you get your originals, pass these on to me
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