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Old 10th January 2011, 22:15   #61
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Hello everyone,

I finally did manage to find a petrol cap for my fiat but am facing a new type of hurdle and that is finding someone who can fit this on..

Currently the fiat has a delight type petrol cap system.

Request a couple of close up photographs from both the outside and the inside (from the boot).

Also, I would be much obliged if any of the Hyderabad fiat enthusiast could point me in the direction of a mechanic who could help with this fabrication...

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Hello Saif,

Get in touch when ur in town...I know some one who mebbe able to do it for you.

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Hello Saif,

Get in touch when ur in town...I know some one who mebbe able to do it for you.

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Thanks Mohammed uncle... I am coming to hyd over this weekend, will call you on Saturday and come over..
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Thanks Mohammed uncle... I am coming to hyd over this weekend, will call you on Saturday and come over..
Saif,

Is the Fuel cap a screw type or a twist type. Please look at the below pictures. You need to get one metal pipe with either screw connection or twist connection. Further you need to have a fuel tank rubber as shown which is kind of tappered as visible.

Mine metal pipe has a screw type connection and I got a repro fuel cap screw type bought later. You will also be able to see the hole pattern in the body.

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Is the Fuel cap a screw type or a twist type. Please look at the below pictures. You need to get one metal pipe with either screw connection or twist connection. Further you need to have a fuel tank rubber as shown which is kind of tappered as visible.
Manish, thanks for the photos... this is just what i needed..

I think my cap is a screw on type one.. Dont remember exactly, but will check when i go home this weekend..

Regarding the rubber, did you get this fabricated or are they readily available? Also what is the purpose of this rubber? is it only to dampen the possible vibration..

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Manish, thanks for the photos... this is just what i needed..

I think my cap is a screw on type one.. Dont remember exactly, but will check when i go home this weekend..

Regarding the rubber, did you get this fabricated or are they readily available? Also what is the purpose of this rubber? is it only to dampen the possible vibration..

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The repro rubber I got from a shop in Bokaro (Jharkhand) . There is a clearenace between the pipe and the opening. The rubber is for that and to dampen the vibes.

By the way, the fuel cap that you got is the one that came with your car or you get it from some shop. Do you have the keys too.
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The repro rubber I got from a shop in Bokaro (Jharkhand) . There is a clearenace between the pipe and the opening. The rubber is for that and to dampen the vibes.

By the way, the fuel cap that you got is the one that came with your car or you get it from some shop. Do you have the keys too.
any chance that shop might have one more?

I bought the cap from my source in Bombay... No keys with it, but my Fiat has the original key petrol cap key.. i forget the make now...

anyway, the key hole in the petrol cap is pretty worn out so hoping the original key works..
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any chance that shop might have one more?

I bought the cap from my source in Bombay... No keys with it, but my Fiat has the original key petrol cap key.. i forget the make now...

anyway, the key hole in the petrol cap is pretty worn out so hoping the original key works..
I might be goin to the mentioned town some time in next month, will look out for the part.

You also look out for the metal pipe, if not fabricte it. Shyam and Shiva may be knowing of the Scrap yard guys in Hyderabad.
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Hello everyone,

The petrol cap has been restored and we re worked on the upholstery only to be pleasantly surprised by what we found under the seat covers, remnants of the original upholstery. Attached are a few picture..

I would like to thank everyone on this forum for their advice and help, without which we would not have been this enthusiastic about correcting a few of the flaws our fiat was sporting over the years....
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Hello everyone,

The petrol cap has been restored and we re worked on the upholstery only to be pleasantly surprised by what we found under the seat covers, remnants of the original upholstery. Attached are a few picture..

I would like to thank everyone on this forum for their advice and help, without which we would not have been this enthusiastic about correcting a few of the flaws our fiat was sporting over the years....
Glad to see the remaining bits in place - what an elegant looking car you have. For the icing on the cake do try and source a set of clean hubcaps (not drilled through the centre). Actually being in Hyderabad I'm sure you can get a skilled 'kaarigar' to fill in the hole neatly.

I have never seen the light blue upholstry before, very interesting. Do share some more detailed photos if possible.

Happy motoring!
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I have never seen the light blue upholstry before, very interesting. Do share some more detailed photos if possible.
Karl, I think that now makes this the third shade of upholstery that was offered on Selects/Superselects. The first being on MRY 3499- Beige, The second being remains found on BYH 5655- the aquamarine blueish green, and now this

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Karl, I think that now makes this the third shade of upholstery that was offered on Selects/Superselects. The first being on MRY 3499- Beige, The second being remains found on BYH 5655- the aquamarine blueish green, and now this
Well you can certainly add one more shade light grey as seen on my car and in the pics below.

Also My car originally came in a shade of blue. And when we look at the magazine net it is also made of blue thread. A date of 14-09-1959 is stamped on my cylinder block.

The design on my seat is totally different from Saif's 1960 fiat, it matches to that of Amols car.

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Well you can certainly add one more shade light grey as seen on my car and in the pics below.

Also My car originally came in a shade of blue. And when we look at the magazine net it is also made of blue thread. A date of 14-09-1959 is stamped on my cylinder block.

The design on my seat is totally different from Saif's 1960 fiat, it matches to that of Amols car.

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The same seats were continued in the 1100 Super Select (1962-65). I am seeing the original fabric here with the aluminium lining and the netted space for back seat passengers to keep knick knacks after so many decades.
Meanwhile here are pictures of a Fiat 1100 (the tail lights are changed though and so are the original indicators) that I sighted yesterday!
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Meanwhile here are pictures of a Fiat 1100 (the tail lights are changed though and so are the original indicators) that I sighted yesterday!
Not to mention the unique external fuel filler opening has been closed! Most likely for safety purposes.
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