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Old 17th January 2010, 17:36   #31
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Wow !!! What a transformation !!!!! I remember our family had a Millicento just like yours, but in light blue (BYB 1490) The starter was a mechanical pull knob.
Do share some pics of your cars if you dig some up.

I am particularly keen to know more about BYB 1490. Where was the BYB series registerd? I think it would be Gujarat, before the state was formed, along with BYA, BYE etc. (series not seen any more, unlike BYH, BYF which are still seen and valid)

For your enjoyment, here is a super picture I found on a flickr album, a car closely registered to yours.

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Old 17th January 2010, 17:44   #32
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For your enjoyment, here is a super picture I found on a flickr album, a car closely registered to yours
Could you post the weblink to the flickr album please
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Old 17th January 2010, 18:10   #33
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Could you post the weblink to the flickr album please
Unfortunately I do not recall the link. I had also posted it earlier here

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1364361-post427.html
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Do share some pics of your cars if you dig some up.

I am particularly keen to know more about BYB 1490. Where was the BYB series registerd? I think it would be Gujarat, before the state was formed, along with BYA, BYE etc. (series not seen any more, unlike BYH, BYF which are still seen and valid)
Was it then part of the erstwhile Bombay presidency?

And jai, how about a little comprehensive write-up on the restoration process done on your milli?? Kind of like what is being posted with respect to your Herald?
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Old 18th January 2010, 01:12   #35
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Unfortunately I do not recall the link. I had also posted it earlier here

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No problem sir. I though the flickr page would have a link to a larger size, wanted to see the headlights from closer and was wondering why there are two tax badges on the rear view mirror.
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Congratulations on a wonderful restoration job. I could'nt believe my eyes when I saw the transformation from when you purchased the car with all the incorrect bits and the pictures after you restored it, Wow!
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Could you post the weblink to the flickr album please
Luckily I found the link again, here it is

mom car wedding india on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Luckily I found the link again, here it is

mom car wedding india on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

...and a super size is available at the flickr page.
Thank you.
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An Article about this Fiat in newspaper.!
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-1...ml#post1778454
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An Article about this Fiat in newspaper.!
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-1...ml#post1778454
I might add that incidentally it is none other than our jai3033's millecento!
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That is an awesome restoration job. Hats off to you. You really have taste. Cheers to it. Hope your collection and passion grows.
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Lovely restoration Jai, hope to see it in person soon some time
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That is an awesome restoration job. Hats off to you. You really have taste. Cheers to it. Hope your collection and passion grows.
Thanks a lot Visaster for the nice compliment.

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Lovely restoration Jai, hope to see it in person soon some time
Yes you can see it next month as we are planning to have a rally in the first week of January.
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Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! is what I can say, hats off, here I take a bow to your car, amazing and fantastic restoration. I am falling short of words to express the outcome. You have touched the pinnacle of perseverance to restore this beautiful machine. People who have years of experience and expertise may get this. I couldn't believe this angel is restored by a new bee, FIRST CLASS restoration guys, good job!! well done, congratulations to you both for having this pride and cherish it for a long time. All the best you inspired me a lot.
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Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! is what I can say, hats off, here I take a bow to your car, amazing and fantastic restoration. I am falling short of words to express the outcome. You have touched the pinnacle of perseverance to restore this beautiful machine. People who have years of experience and expertise may get this. I couldn't believe this angel is restored by a new bee, FIRST CLASS restoration guys, good job!! well done, congratulations to you both for having this pride and cherish it for a long time. All the best you inspired me a lot.
Thanks a lot Chanu! The restoration process is still on and I managed to get recently the original wiper motors and even the Italian wiper arms. Iam still searching for the elusive "meter eye lids" .

I actually wanted to share one small experience with the wheel discs of this car which I had mentioned to Shyam and Shiva when they had come to see my car in Chennai. As you all know Millecento wheel discs are similar to Selects except for the perforations. Since it was difficult to get those kind of discs here I picked up the Select ones and had the holes closed. But the flip side is the welding cost is more than the cost of the discs.
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