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Old 22nd March 2009, 23:08   #1531
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Obviously the S1. The S1 Block coupled with the S1 Head will give you around 50 Horsepower as compared with the 40(estimated) horsepwer you get from the standard Block.
Thanks for the info, and that raises a few questions as I am in uncharted but interesting territory.
1. To confirm if the block is indeed available and if so what is it.
2. Check my block to determine what type it is.
3. If the new block is a S1, and my old block is not, can I use my old head?i
4. When was the S1 first offered? Would it be better to find a used S1 engine and have it rebuilt and installed?
5. If we do decide to fit an AC the extra 10 Horsepower would be a distinct advantage as we want to be able to use the car as a daily driver and hope to make some long distance trips.

I really appreciate all the good advice from the Team BHP members on this.

I am a little of a purist and on one hand want to keep the it as original as possible but on the other hand need a solid, dependable comfortable car. We were considering entering it the Statesman Rally with a trophy in mind but this year they have changed the rules that excludes our model.

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John
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Default 96-year-old woman sells her Fiat to buy Nano

This is an extract from todays 'The New Indian Express' :

The first woman photojournalist, the 96-year-old Homai Vyarawalla, has sold her 55-year-old Fiat to buy the world's cheapest car,Nano.
Vyarawalla said that she sold her Fiat car to a vintage car lover in Mumbai after she found it difficult to get it repaired.
She said that the Fiat car, which was imported from Italy 55-years-ago, was brought to India through sea route.
Vyarawalla, who has clicked national and foreign digintaries, including late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the First woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, said, "I will book the Namo whenever its registration begins in the city and wait for my turn to get the car."
The allotment of the car is to take place by draw and Vyarawalla is hopeful of emerging lucky, so that she could drive the car.
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The topic is already discussed here - 96 year old sells 55 year old Italian Fiat for Nano !!
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Fiat Classic Car Club Of India, Bombay, Will be meeting this sunday at 10:30 AM on Sunday, 12th of April 2009.
The MEet will be as schedueled at Five Gardens,Dadar. As Roni Put it, Please Bring your Fiats and Families Along!!!

After the meet we shall be going for our usual Hogging Session!!
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TANGY is it?
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TANGY is it?
Yep! Tangy Tomato indeed!! My Favourites, The Chicken and Cheese Burger and Fresh Lemonade. As your Lemonade to be made the way Cyrus Likes it!!
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Confirmation list for Sunday meet so far............

1. Cyrus & fly
2. Rony
3. Varun
4. Feroze Mehta
5. Srinivasan
6. Riyasp Kothavala
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Dear all - I am bringing BLL4919 from Nasik today for tomorrow's meet. By the way, Nasik threw up one more surprise yesterday. I purchased brand new metal body tail lights but had to pay a bomb for them.

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Behram Dhabhar

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Guess will miss that have my exams going on. More so, 4919 and Roni's elegant acquisition, if he's getting it.
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Confirmation list for Sunday meet so far............

1. Cyrus & fly
2. Rony
3. Varun
4. Feroze Mehta
5. Srinivasan
6. Riyasp Kothavala[/quote]
7. V-16 (Gogi) without my fiat. Havnt met you guys for a while[I will leave in a while as i have to drop someone to the airport.]
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My college has gone mad. We have practicals on Sundays too and that too at 10am! I will be missing yet another meet. :(
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1. Cyrus & fly
2. Rony
3. Varun
4. Feroze Mehta
5. Srinivasan
6. Riyasp Kothavala[/quote]
7.V-16 (Gogi)
8. RAVI PAWAR
9 & 10. We might have two new entries.
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I have my classes tomorrow (as usual), hence would miss this one too

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I purchased brand new metal body tail lights but had to pay a bomb for them.
New metal body tail lights are available from Sweet Trade for Rs560 a pair. They need to be specially ordered from the company. It is the same for numberplate lights too.

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New metal body tail lights are available from Sweet Trade for Rs560 a pair. They need to be specially ordered from the company. It is the same for numberplate lights too.

Regards,
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I got them ! I got them !!! You won't believe it, I called up Sweeet Trade, chatted with the owner Mr. Ansari. (incidentally he owns a '61 select), and got to know a hole in the wall at opera house, which had one pair. I also got metal body front parking lights !
I've been unwell for the last few days guys... I'm in for tomorrow if I'm feeling better.
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I got them ! I got them !!! You won't believe it, I called up Sweeet Trade, chatted with the owner Mr. Ansari. (incidentally he owns a '61 select), and got to know a hole in the wall at opera house, which had one pair. I also got metal body front parking lights !
I've been unwell for the last few days guys... I'm in for tomorrow if I'm feeling better.
Congratulations !! I can visualize how your car would look after it is complete. Cant wait to see her completed (perhaps in the next meet ?)

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