Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Street Experiences


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st July 2009, 22:53   #31
Senior - BHPian
 
chanu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: APX to AP 29
Posts: 1,481
Thanked: 140 Times
Default

EXPERTS, can anyone take the subject of converting Premier Padmini in to a LPG/CNG fuelled one. Pros & cons of it .
chanu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd July 2009, 08:34   #32
BHPian
 
anarchist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chicago / Namma Bengaluru
Posts: 371
Thanked: Once
Default

Hey I remember on a trip from Mumbai to Mangalore on our S1 back in 1990, our driver managed to do 120's quite frequently and the top he managed was a shade over 130 ofcourse the actual speed can never be judged due to the speedo errors. It was a brand new car and had done less than 2k's on the odo and engine noise was pretty smooth n enjoyable.
anarchist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd July 2009, 08:42   #33
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bangalore Cantonment
Posts: 1,642
Thanked: 19 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anarchist View Post
Hey I remember on a trip from Mumbai to Mangalore on our S1 back in 1990, our driver managed to do 120's quite frequently and the top he managed was a shade over 130 ofcourse the actual speed can never be judged due to the speedo errors. It was a brand new car and had done less than 2k's on the odo and engine noise was pretty smooth n enjoyable.
S1 in 1990? S1 engines came in around 1995. My 1991 Padmini driven 35000 kms till date, easily touches 120.!
arun1100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd July 2009, 11:44   #34
Distinguished - BHPian
 
sgiitk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Kanpur
Posts: 7,042
Thanked: 3,586 Times
Default

I remember doing an indicated 125kph in my FIAT in 1973. It was pedal to metal and ths speed just topped out!
sgiitk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd July 2009, 12:21   #35
BHPian
 
kannan666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: KA-02
Posts: 934
Thanked: 66 Times
Default

Mine does 120kmph too but very rarely drive at this speed because the Padmini's brakes take too much time / distance for stopping, not good for safety ! Yes, steering wobble / play is a problem too.
kannan666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th July 2009, 01:55   #36
Senior - BHPian
 
Nitin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,301
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by theMAG View Post
Man! Seeing those pics brings back sweet memories of my erstwhile 1986 Fiat.
Amen to that! Miss the days I used to sit in the driver's seat of our 1st car, and pretend that I was driving all around town. Of course, invariably I'd be driving my brother around town, mostly to the airport (hypothetically, ie).
Nitin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th July 2009, 08:35   #37
BHPian
 
anarchist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chicago / Namma Bengaluru
Posts: 371
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by arun1100 View Post
S1 in 1990? S1 engines came in around 1995. My 1991 Padmini driven 35000 kms till date, easily touches 120.!
My Bad not sure on the exact model though might not have been the S1 but the car was really good whaterver
anarchist is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Next-generation Fiat Linea caught in Sweden Edit: Named Aegea, now revealed in Turkey volkman10 The International Automotive Scene 24 7th June 2015 07:33
96 year old sells 55 year old Italian Fiat for Nano !! emkay456 Shifting gears 14 11th May 2009 14:02
Fiat Grande Punto and the new Fiat Sedan; Tata-Fiat JV jkdas The Indian Car Scene 37 4th March 2009 17:01
WASAN MOTORS-DEONAR (TATA-FIAT DEALER) is doing a good job for Fiat Cars! omar1310 Indian Car Dealerships 1 12th September 2006 16:24
virtual project:old fiat into old mini cooper aadix The International Automotive Scene 3 25th April 2004 15:39


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 23:41.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks