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Old 4th April 2010, 19:13   #361
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Great find Ram bhai. BTW what happened to the 137D you were looking for ?? Whats next in line (next purchase)
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To Shiva's amazement,this Elegant has small headlights,on which an healthy discussion was going on this tread.
We took measurements of the headlights,the fender design and came back a little knowledgeable.
Ram the steering looks transparent/translucent was it an original lucite steering that came as an option in Italy?
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Ram the steering looks transparent/translucent was it an original lucite steering that came as an option in Italy?
Nothing is original in this car except the unspoilt light wells. The car however looks classy due to the shape and the color it sports. To clear the air about what's not original

1. Steering
2. Yenkay PP meter with a clock
3. Piano switches as present in the PP 80's models
4. Floor shift
5. Dash board cut to accomodate a mini TV
6. No push pull knobs
7. Center light / Head lights
8. No external fuel cap
9. Donno about the engine
10. wheel rims

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Old 4th April 2010, 21:00   #364
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The black car is the millicento. All the cars that I seem to come across are far from originality
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Ram ... I been a silent admirer of this thread till now and thats cause I'm used to seeing your enthu and vigor shining through all the initiatives you take.

But once again, KUDOS to you dude !!!! . All the official members are lucky to have you represent them and to take FCCH to great heights - which is something i will again not be surprised to see happen :-) .


PS : Knick one of them carbon-fibre badminton racket for me will ya ? :-) .
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Ram ... I been a silent admirer of this thread till now and thats cause I'm used to seeing your enthu and vigor shining through all the initiatives you take.

But once again, KUDOS to you dude !!!! . All the official members are lucky to have you represent them and to take FCCH to great heights - which is something i will again not be surprised to see happen :-) .
+1 to what you said
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Ram ... I been a silent admirer of this thread till now and thats cause I'm used to seeing your enthu and vigor shining through all the initiatives you take.

But once again, KUDOS to you dude !!!! . All the official members are lucky to have you represent them and to take FCCH to great heights - which is something i will again not be surprised to see happen :-) .


PS : Knick one of them carbon-fibre badminton racket for me will ya ? :-) .
Thanks Arun for your encouraging words.I will do my best and with all the founder members support.
Will try to get a badminton racket !!!
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BTW what happened to the 137D you were looking for ?? Whats next in line (next purchase)
Sagar Bhai..137D didnt appeal tome very well.
Instead now I have started to look at a Premier Padmini Safari,the estate version of Premier Padmini.There is one available for sale.
Can anyone shed light on this model,when did it originate,what kind of engine it sported.Pics are welcome.
Behram Sir..Im sure you can shed some light on this..???
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Default Progress on Shiva's Elegant

This sweltering afternoon was spent with Shiva to basically monitor the progress of his Elegant.
Phase II of the recovery of parts from Shiva's mechanic from old city took 2 hrs after the curfew lifted part of Hyderabad was choc-a-bloc.
Soon we reached the garage to see the beautiful elegant get its first coat of sky blue paint.I could see a glee on Shiva's eyes as he went round his Elegant savouring the fresh coat of paint.
Indeed it was treat to eyes,After carefully instructing the painter and mechanic the next phases of restoration,we retired to Taj Mahal Hotel for a nice bout of Masala Dosa and South Indian coffee.
An afternoon well spent with our passion for Fiats and Team BHP camaraderie.Few teaser pics of the Elegant on behalf of Shiva.
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This sweltering afternoon was spent with Shiva to basically monitor the progress of his Elegant.
Soon we reached the garage to see the beautiful elegant get its first coat of sky blue paint.I could see a glee on Shiva's eyes as he went round his Elegant savouring the fresh coat of paint.
Indeed it was treat to eyes,
Awesome! The car looks a stunner already!

Me too would like to check it out sometime while it is being finished.

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Awesome! The car looks a stunner already!

Me too would like to check it out sometime while it is being finished.
Thanks Shyam, anytime you visit the vicinity please do drop by
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FCCH: Is the date for the Grand Meet finalized?
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FCCH: Is the date for the Grand Meet finalized?
I have a tentaive date,but it depends on the completion of Suren and Shiva's Elegants.also the city is limping back to normalcy from curfews.
Devising a Plan B location,if we cannot do the launch at Charminar.
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Shiva Good to see the progress taking place on the car, first coat of paint would also make the dents, bulges if any evident.

I could see a dimple at the left side front sheild (I have circled and drew an arrow pointing towards it) i guess it should be evened by little hammering or else when you have the beading fixed there would be a gap between the body and the beading/patti.
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Shiva Good to see the progress taking place on the car, first coat of paint would also make the dents, bulges if any evident.

I could see a dimple at the left side front sheild (I have circled and drew an arrow pointing towards it) i guess it should be evened by little hammering or else when you have the beading fixed there would be a gap between the body and the beading/patti.
Yes you are right. I have pointed this yesterday to the denter and it should be taken care of today.
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