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Old 9th September 2010, 10:02   #286
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Hello Manishji,
Whats the update on your car?

P.S: Where do you plan to do the paint job?
1. last leg of tinkering is going on, just couple of days left.

2. The shop near to Aruns house where the mechanicals are going to be done (Lokesh is mechanic and Murali is painter).

3. Work is bit slow. Intend to pick up once the tinkering is complete. mean while my shopping of parts will also be over.
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Manish bhai what have you decided regarding the engine head. Do you still intend to get the existing one repaired or will get it replaced.
One more thing i would like to know is what type of felt material is used in the grid of the window glasses. The one which is glued on the inside of the frame of windows on the doors. Can it be replaced with a new one.
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Manish bhai what have you decided regarding the engine head. Do you still intend to get the existing one repaired or will get it replaced.
One more thing i would like to know is what type of felt material is used in the grid of the window glasses. The one which is glued on the inside of the frame of windows on the doors. Can it be replaced with a new one.
I intend to get a replacement head. The rubber backed velvet trim is easily available and can be had in running meters. Caution should be in the purchase of right thickness. If it is more then it will cause issues in rolling up or down the glass.
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Here's an update from Arun1100.

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The roof has been tinkered. So around 80% tinkering is done. Manish, please visit the garage and suggest the tinker to put some tar or some anti-rust coat on the new floor as they have already started rusting.:-(
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Some more updates from Arun1100.

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Thanks for the update, the car is coming out good. As for the rust as per your earlier post it is only surface rust. Once the tinkering is over, a total stripping of car to bare body / shiny metal will take place. This will be the time where if we take all the precautions / preventions, the car will come out very good.
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The car is coming out very nice. Those line and levels are just perfect. I am delighted to see those clean round holes of the tail light housing. Manish bhai please share the steps you will/would take for the paint process right from the beginning i.e. first coat on bare metal. It wold be of great help.
BTW today i found a 72 model delight meter and hopes just went down after viewing the broken console (actually wanted to pick it up for you). From the side it seemed perfect but its totally a gone case. So am still looking for that perfect one for you. Will post a pic of the same shortly.
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Here are the pics of the delight meter with broken console. Can anybody state what purpose does the switch in the last 2 pictures serve. It has a 2 stage push movement. I will be hammering it if its of no special use to me as i want to use the show plate.
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Here are the pics of the delight meter with broken console. Can anybody state what purpose does the switch in the last 2 pictures serve. It has a 2 stage push movement. I will be hammering it if its of no special use to me as i want to use the show plate.

Didn't the delight have 3 round meters within the box? This looks like a padmini meter to me. I may be wrong though.
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Didn't the delight have 3 round meters within the box? This looks like a padmini meter to me. I may be wrong though.
Yes you are right. But only the last model of Delight in 1972 came with this type of meter. In '73 President too had similar meter with silver color background.
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Can anybody state what purpose does the switch in the last 2 pictures serve. It has a 2 stage push movement. I will be hammering it if its of no special use to me as i want to use the show plate.
Well, going by the 'L' on the knob, its meant to be a Headlight switch. Not original though, the console is supposed to have toggle switches that came on President too. So you can bring this one under the hammer!
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Dear Samsag12 - that is a headlight switch of Ambassador. It was made by PMP Auto.

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It has a 2 stage push movement.
In the first position the park / console lights will work and in the next pull, the headlights too. Good old memories!!
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JayD and all: I am posting the pics of the meters which came on delights from 1964-65 to 1972 and also a pic of the President model meter to clear the doubts,if any.

1964-65 meter. Though the console is not original
MPR 4142, 1959 Fiat 103D Select Restoration.-p180510_15.32_01.jpg
1965 onwards (gurus do confirm its continuity till 1971 )
MPR 4142, 1959 Fiat 103D Select Restoration.-image0399.jpg
1972 delight (the last batch of 1100 D) the temp gauge(non original) is of President though
MPR 4142, 1959 Fiat 103D Select Restoration.-image0518.jpg
1973 Premier President (notice the similarity barring just the difference of color of backing plate from black to silver.
MPR 4142, 1959 Fiat 103D Select Restoration.-image0082.jpg

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WOW, you seem to have 2 complete meter surrounds with the switches. Any chances of giving one to your friend in need .
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