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Old 12th November 2009, 22:42   #601
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OmiGod, what a superb, thorough, and wonderful job being carried out ! This car is going to be one heck of a looker when done.
Btw, the colour scheme is quite unique, isn't it ? And why do the suspension components have these peculiar colours ?
Do keep us updated Arun, this is very promising and interesting.
Yeah Ravi, the colors used are unique. Of course the colors used on the body are not Period looking but might look very different and a bit sporty. Even i was surprised seeing the different colors on the suspension.

The Select is owned by the landlord where the workshop is located. I guess the colors are chosen by the workshop guys.

Waiting to see what all original bits the car will wear. Yes, I will keep you guys updated.
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Old 12th November 2009, 23:45   #602
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Hey Arun a quick question: In the pictures, the signal box (ie the housing for the light stalks) and gear lever knob, look beautifully finished in black.
When you go there next, can you find out if these are original preserved ones (with the original finish of the plastic maintained - damn hard to find) or have they been finished over. If so, how have they been finished ?
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@Roni and other Gurus: How do you rate this restoration? Professional enough? Especially on the quality of work done. Unfortunately i don't have the pics of the car before restoration.

Many are restoring their cars now. I just want them to know the exact steps and way of restoration.
Hey Aru,

Seems to be an excellent job done her man and also the cost should be high. Appreciate the patience in this.

Rest all to Roni Sir......

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Even i was surprised seeing the different colors on the suspension.
Actually IMHO it looks good, although I would've preferred red to yellow. If done in proper paint, it definitely highlights the details of the suspension.

How mundane would a common all-black suspension look! Especially if hand-painted!
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Actually IMHO it looks good, although I would've preferred red to yellow. If done in proper paint, it definitely highlights the details of the suspension.

How mundane would a common all-black suspension look! Especially if hand-painted!
While on the subject of detailing, this is how it should be done (though partially in this case).

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1113014-post131.html
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While on the subject of detailing, this is how it should be done (though partially in this case).

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1113014-post131.html
Karl some queries

1. All chassis and chassis components should be redoxide as original.

2. Steering rods in the engine bay - Black along with the Radiator, dynamo, starter, horn, intake air duct.

3. The oil filter should be red and yellow na.

4. The air filter should be pale green / grey shade.
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Karl some queries

1. All chassis and chassis components should be redoxide as original.

2. Steering rods in the engine bay - Black along with the Radiator, dynamo, starter, horn, intake air duct.

3. The oil filter should be red and yellow na.

4. The air filter should be pale green / grey shade.
Regarding Premier President,

1. Chassis and ancilliaries should be redoxide/red primer/'chassis red' - all the same.

2. - I think steering rods are black - subject to correction, am not sure. Radiator would be polished brass usually I think. Dynamo, starter would be black. Horn would have rear base painted black, I think original was Prakash.

3. - Oil filter used to be light yellow with a red cap (more of an orange)with insturction sticker if im not mistaken. Will confirm with pictures later.

4. - Round oil bath air cleaner would be black, with white lettering on cover with some warning/instruction.

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Regarding Premier President,

1. Chassis and ancilliaries should be redoxide/red primer/'chassis red' - all the same.

2. - I think steering rods are black - subject to correction, am not sure. Radiator would be polished brass usually I think. Dynamo, starter would be black. Horn would have rear base painted black, I think original was Prakash.

3. - Oil filter used to be light yellow with a red cap (more of an orange)with insturction sticker if im not mistaken. Will confirm with pictures later.

4. - Round oil bath air cleaner would be black, with white lettering on cover with some warning/instruction.
karl,

Sorry I had not mentioned that I wanted to know the details for my 1959 select.

1. Point taken and noted.

2. Horn is original Fiat (the long one) and should be full black na? Will the radiator be polished brass in select also?

3. Point taken and noted. Please post pictures to replicate the sticker.

4. Air cleaner is Dry type with flap to switch to hot air intake, so then the color should be pale green / grey shade.
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Sorry I had not mentioned that I wanted to know the details for my 1959 select.
2. Horn is original Fiat (the long one) and should be full black na? Will the radiator be polished brass in select also?
4. Air cleaner is Dry type with flap to switch to hot air intake, so then the color should be pale green / grey shade.
  • The original trumpet style horn should be painted black.
  • I don't think radiators were ever painted.
  • Pale green/grey shade would be correct for dry type.
I have not seeen a nice complete oil filter cap with sticker for reference. I had most of it intact on one of my Delights but my mechanic (with all good intentions) repainted the cap for me without my asking.
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  • The original trumpet style horn should be painted black.
  • I don't think radiators were ever painted.
  • Pale green/grey shade would be correct for dry type.
I have not seeen a nice complete oil filter cap with sticker for reference. I had most of it intact on one of my Delights but my mechanic (with all good intentions) repainted the cap for me without my asking.
Oh my my, this sorrows me, the sticker I believe would have the Italian script, as the case with the radiator cap, brake fluid reservior cap. The one on the presidents would have English / Hindi.

I do have one picture of Jay Leno's car with the sticker but it's torn and is not clear.

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Also any information on any other stickers place any where else. I believe parts manual should have a mention of these?

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Regarding Premier President,
3. - Oil filter used to be light yellow with a red cap (more of an orange)with insturction sticker if im not mistaken. Will confirm with pictures later.
Is the yellow shade of the oil filter in the pic correct??
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Guys,

Check this Select

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1581638-post9208.html
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Is the yellow shade of the oil filter in the pic correct??
I am quite sure that in elegants were red with black top, though mine is painted in the yellow with red top scheme.
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Small headlights with rims, Saleem
Hi Saleem,

Look at this Amol's Elegent restoration thread where he has done the conversion to small headlights

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1046649-post56.html

Also the window mirrors read starline on my Car, which I believe are the originals.
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@Saleem Bhai: Whats the progress of your car? I saw your car yesterday, good you removed the bumpers and lights.
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