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Old 14th July 2009, 20:27   #1801
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Great explanation Rony !!!!
All FCCCI Mumbai guys keeps their Fiat very safely in rains.
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Old 14th July 2009, 21:12   #1802
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Yeah see the irony, my Mercedes and Rover are stuck in Mumbai, But the Fiat is all warm and cosy in my house iN pune.
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Old 14th July 2009, 22:19   #1803
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By now don't you know the other meaning of FCCCI?

"FIAT Cars Continuosly Cared Intensively"?

Guess that sufficiently explains your query.
Yes, yes I very well understood.

Even I FCCCI all my Fiat cars

So next time i meet a person with a Fiat my first question to him/her will be.. "Do you FCCCI your Fiat?"
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Old 15th July 2009, 22:38   #1804
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Was SONAX the OEM for lights of Padmini?
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Old 15th July 2009, 23:14   #1805
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Was SONAX the OEM for lights of Padmini?
I doubt it- all cars "MADE IN INDIA" had LUCAS headlamps, initially "MADE IN ENGLAND" later on marked just "FOREIGN GLASS"

Some others had even LUMAX.
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Old 16th July 2009, 00:21   #1806
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Was SONAX the OEM for lights of Padmini?
AFAIK, yes, some later PADMINIS came with OE Sunax Tail light lenses.
I also remember picking up a few sets from the market about a year ago.
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AFAIK, yes, some later PADMINIS came with OE Sunax Tail light lenses.
I also remember picking up a few sets from the market about a year ago.
Are they still available in mumbai by any chance?

Here in Bangalore we get lights from UNION.
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Are they still available in mumbai by any chance?

Here in Bangalore we get lights from UNION.
Are they more reflective than sweet trade and have a ribbed surface design on the inner side as opposed to plain inner of sweet trade ?

If yes I had them and they are better than sweet trade. Although people may dissagree to it.
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Are they still available in mumbai by any chance?

Here in Bangalore we get lights from UNION.
We have to look see.
Surely, there could be some NOS lying in some shop somewhere.

As you know, FIAT/PADMINI stuff is no longer easily available off the shelf anymore.
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Are they more reflective than sweet trade and have a ribbed surface design on the inner side as opposed to plain inner of sweet trade ?

If yes I had them and they are better than sweet trade. Although people may dissagree to it.
You are right. The ones available now from "UNION" is far better than the original ones. Does not fade away soon too.

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Old 17th July 2009, 18:33   #1811
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Could we have some pictures of these please. I dont recollect seeing one. Or maybe I have never bothered much.
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Guys pardon my question but what does "keeras" mean
KEERA is a Bawa way of saying KEEDA(Insect)/Ungli/Khujli = Mumbaiya language. Never makes sense but we still understand it. Viva Mumbai.

Used in a sentence "Kya reh bhidu, tereko bahut keeda hai kya?"
Translated as "Buddy you have a problem?"

Translated literally it would mean "Wot man, you have a lot of insect/finger/itch?"

Now Keeda can be replaced with words mentioned above i.e. Ungli (finger), Khujli (itch) and the meaning remains the same.
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A beautiful 57 Fiat 1100 (belonging to President) is featured in Forbes magazine.

Forbes India - Road Hog
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Old 21st July 2009, 19:40   #1814
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AFAIK, yes, some later PADMINIS came with OE Sunax Tail light lenses.
I also remember picking up a few sets from the market about a year ago.
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Are they still available in mumbai by any chance?

Here in Bangalore we get lights from UNION.
Was Lumax also an OEM supplier (ever) ?

I remember having picked up Lumax lenses for the tail lights and front parking lights that were simply the best quality that I've ever seen.
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President spotted this interesting car last month.

Fiat Classic Car Club - Mumbai-001.jpg

It appears to be a 62(ish) Super Select (MRX registered), but the front end (after the windscreen) is from a Delight/Padmini. We've never seen a model like this before, so we assume it is a local alteration to 'upgrade' the car at some point. Note the 'spear' across the doors does not fuse into the mudguard like original cars do. Thought it would be interesting to share.
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