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Old 29th June 2011, 19:18   #3676
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My "Brownie" on her way home. Its was the most beautiful cloudy day over Ghats.
The P&M off-loaded the car at Pune instead of Bhiwandi & we had to drive her all the way back to Mumbai. Due to leaking radiator, we made n numbers of stops. This is where we had lunch & a small photo sessions.
The rope was used by P&M guys to pull her out of trailor as no one had any idea about its gear configuration.

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The car drives like dream but the leaking radiator is a huge issue.
The front right tyre bearing heats up after about four kms drive.
The left side windows do not wind up completely.
Fiat Gurus, Pls open your hearts & spare stores.
The car is in Kandivali (E)

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Some parts already sourced but still looking for some, I'll post exhaustive list shortly.

Now where is my FCCM membership form!!

Raab Rakha.

(the pics are about two month old)

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Old 29th June 2011, 20:46   #3677
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Lovely! Perfect project car id say. Looking forward to seeing her in person in september when I am back!
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My "Brownie" on her way home. Its was the most beautiful cloudy day over Ghats.
Dear Sonu, I was kind of reminded of my car when i saw these pics I am posting them here for your reference.How time flies by it has been almost three years since I have owned her I think. She was driven down from Pune too on a very rainy day Dont worry you'll get there too. and of course welcome to FCCCI- Mumbai. I am so glad that so many of these lovely Fiats are getting saved!
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Hey Sonu, she's looking sweet ! Good luck for this project, buddy. Mumbai has a lot of friendly Fiatians, don't ever hesitate to ask for any kind of help you may need. Keep us posted, and hoping to see you at the next FCCCI meet.

Amol - what a transformation man - it's unbelievable.
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My "Brownie" on her way home. Its was the most beautiful cloudy day over Ghats.
Nice to see her at last! Sure looks better than your previous (blue) one atleast (do you still have that car too btw?)

BTW, somehow this car seems familiar to me- the colour and the number too. I remember seeing a similar car in the same colour also reg'd in T'nagar in someone's online photo album....cant recall where now. But it was a 1-family ownered car, the 'owner' having mentioned her grandfather had bought it new. Was your car owned by such a family?

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My "Brownie" on her way home. Its was the most beautiful cloudy day over Ghats.
Wow, this one is looking so good. But I was under assumption, you had the blue one as told earlier. This one looks better. Why not the interior and engine bay pictures.

@ Shyam: I too remember seeing this beauty some where. there is one more pic of her here

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Haritsir, how many photos of vintage cars n related things do you have.
I do not know. It is easier to figure out how many grains of rice are there in a rice plate

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My "Brownie" on her way home. Its was the most beautiful cloudy day over Ghats.
Some observations:
The car drives like dream but the leaking radiator is a huge issue.
The front right tyre bearing heats up after about four kms drive.
The left side windows do not wind up completely.
Fiat Gurus, Pls open your hearts & spare stores.
Some parts already sourced but still looking for some, I'll post exhaustive list shortly. Now where is my FCCM membership form!!
Raab Rakha.
Congrats. Now you have this car and a new responsibility.

You have mentioned that the car is in Kandivali. How have you stored her? Ideally the car should be in a covered place, but not enclosed to allow air flow. And she should not be under a plastic sheet, the moisture will go in so deep that you will never be able to fix that permanently. ANd ofcourse first you get the mechanicals fixed, maybe the brakes last but the suspension, engine gear all can be done now.

Good luck and start a separate thread on her restoration.
Chor Bazar will sell you parts (provided they have them) even if you are not a club member.

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Nice to see her at last! Sure looks better than your previous (blue) one atleast (do you still have that car too btw?)

BTW, somehow this car seems familiar to me- the colour and the number too. I remember seeing a similar car in the same colour also reg'd in T'nagar in someone's online photo album....cant recall where now. But it was a 1-family ownered car, the 'owner' having mentioned her grandfather had bought it new. Was your car owned by such a family?
Thanks Shyam, She was bought in Jamshedpur in December 2010 & brought here in about March end. When I first sent her pics to Karl, he sent me back an earlier picture of her with owners.
My BIL found her at a roadside garage last December & her pitiful condition was sent to me. But under hood pics soared my souls & I bought her without second thought. .
I never saw her before but first laid my eyes on her in Pune, We had some issues with RTO (MH14 something) in Pune & sorted out yesterday only & hence the public apperance NOW.

SPL NOTE: I drove Karl mad with my questions & msgs. A BIG BIG THANK YOU to him.

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Wow, this one is looking so good. But I was under assumption, you had the blue one as told earlier. This one looks better. Why not the interior and engine bay pictures.
Hi Manish, I had first bought "BLUE" but she just crumbled like house of cards when moved from her resting place. It broke my heart & I started keeping distance from V&C section here. Then I found "BROWNIE" by sheer luck & so kept "BLUE" as a donor car. However during transpotation the entire BUE disappeared, only to be found back last to last week but about 50% parts are missing, especially the engine bay parts.
So now I have one & half cars. The BLUE is stored at my friend's garage in Powai.
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Congrats. Now you have this car and a new responsibility.

You have mentioned that the car is in Kandivali. How have you stored her? Ideally the car should be in a covered place, but not enclosed to allow air flow. And she should not be under a plastic sheet, the moisture will go in so deep that you will never be able to fix that permanently. ANd ofcourse first you get the mechanicals fixed, maybe the brakes last but the suspension, engine gear all can be done now.

Good luck and start a separate thread on her restoration.
Chor Bazar will sell you parts (provided they have them) even if you are not a club member.
Cheers harit
Harit Ji, BROWNIE is stored in a covered parking lot but not diurectly covered with tarpaulin or palstic covers. We have first floor podium parking in our building with ground floor becoming covered parking. My society people were so infatuated by her that they let me park her in the covered parking area with likes of Figos, i20's & Civics without any parking fee.
The guy who cleans my car, gives BROWNIE also a weekly clean up & that also almost for free.

She drives by self for short distances but as stated earlier radiator will require change, so mechanicals are tested by now. I had changed the oils at the Pune dump itself before driving her home but had to connect her directly with 5 litre jerry can as fuel line from tank was clogged. So we stopped at every pump on the way home.

have visited CB, not only for my car but also for Beetle Boy's (Saleem) car but unfortunately have not been able to find some genuine parts so picked few from Italian ebay.

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Dear Sonu, I was kind of reminded of my car when i saw these pics I am posting them here for your reference.How time flies by it has been almost three years since I have owned her I think. She was driven down from Pune too on a very rainy day Dont worry you'll get there too. and of course welcome to FCCCI- Mumbai. I am so glad that so many of these lovely Fiats are getting saved!
Hi Amol, Your MTP 8389 & President's black Millecento are my inspirations.
I'm even taking her to same Garage for resto. Aslam did show me your car's pics when I visited him with Brownie. He told me that he'll take long time for resto & I'm fine with that because it'll give me ample time to raise funds.

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Hey Sonu, she's looking sweet ! Good luck for this project, buddy. Mumbai has a lot of friendly Fiatians, don't ever hesitate to ask for any kind of help you may need. Keep us posted, and hoping to see you at the next FCCCI meet.
Amol - what a transformation man - it's unbelievable.
Hi Ravi, She is ADORABLE. May I suggest all of you to come & visit her sometime convenient & give me your feedback & also point out things that I may have missed.
How about a small FCCCI meet at my place. I'm not driving her because her front right wheel bearing makes hell of noise & heats up like hell, when driven.

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Lovely! Perfect project car id say. Looking forward to seeing her in person in september when I am back!
Hi Cyrus, WELCOME anytime bro.

MODS: I could not quote Amol, Ravi & Cyrus in my first response hence back-to-back posts. I'll be grateful, if you could merge my replies. Thanks.

Raab Rakha.

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My "Brownie" on her way home. Its was the most beautiful cloudy day over Ghats.

Some observations:
The car drives like dream but the leaking radiator is a huge issue.
The front right tyre bearing heats up after about four kms drive.
The left side windows do not wind up completely.

Now where is my FCCM membership form!!
Congratulations on finally getting her home. The car looks even better in these pictures, the line is terrific - very few Dukkars still stand the way she is. Most cosmetics are in place, the car will be a stunner once done.

The wheel is heating because the brake liners in that wheel must be jammed. DO NOT DRIVE THE CAR till this is freed up - your car probably still has the small aluminium drums and you do not want to risk cracking them. Besides the leaking hose pipes/radiator will also mean the car will heat up in no time and can cause big trouble.

The window winder mechanisms are still original in your car, and not altered. They must be worn/jammed/rusted by now, hopefully once opened and serviced they will be back to normal.

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BTW, somehow this car seems familiar to me- the colour and the number too. I remember seeing a similar car in the same colour also reg'd in T'nagar in someone's online photo album....cant recall where now. But it was a 1-family ownered car, the 'owner' having mentioned her grandfather had bought it new. Was your car owned by such a family?
Yup, I had posted a link from a flickr account some time back - coincidentally same car.
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Congrats Sonu, welcome to the club of Dukkar lovers/owners and all kinds of Fiats too. So the Dukkar at Aslam's is this one!! My cars were sadly in worse shape than yours but one is almost done 95% and the other is around 65%

Beware as parts (cosmetic mostly) are almost extinct and one needs a good nose and eye to find them in local shops/scrap yard dealer's too.

Good luck with your restoration. Please post the proposed colour etc.
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The wheel is heating because the brake liners in that wheel must be jammed. DO NOT DRIVE THE CAR till this is freed up - your car probably still has the small aluminium drums and you do not want to risk cracking them. Besides the leaking hose pipes/radiator will also mean the car will heat up in no time and can cause big trouble.

The window winder mechanisms are still original in your car, and not altered. They must be worn/jammed/rusted by now, hopefully once opened and serviced they will be back to normal.
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Yeah its an awesome feeling having first classic now wholly in my possession. So far she has driven around 280 kms since moving from Pune dump. But now the mentioned issues crept up.
I have noted your points & will ensure no further damage to its delicate parts.
Thanks again.

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Congrats Sonu, welcome to the club of Dukkar lovers/owners and all kinds of Fiats too. So the Dukkar at Aslam's is this one!! My cars were sadly in worse shape than yours but one is almost done 95% and the other is around 65%

Beware as parts (cosmetic mostly) are almost extinct and one needs a good nose and eye to find them in local shops/scrap yard dealer's too.

Good luck with your restoration. Please post the proposed colour etc.
Thanx Gogi Veerji, My dukkar is still in Kandivali. We intend to start after monsoons. I have been fishing for ORIGINAL parts from the day I fixed my sights on her. Have collected some & still fishing for more. I'll soon post clean & thorough pictures for Fiat Gurus to give me more tips on more parts required etc.
CB is now my second home.

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My cars were sadly in worse shape than yours but one is almost done 95% and the other is around 65%
Speaking of which (not intending to hijack the discussion from sonu's 'BROWNIE' post onwards!), what's the latest news on your 2 dukkars, sirjee?? Especially the 2nd one!
Not sure if thats the 95% or 65% one though.
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The second one is the 95% one. Im taking it easy as not really pushing for the rains
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The second one is the 95% one. Im taking it easy as not really pushing for the rains
Glad to hear that. Any chance of updates in that thread on the car?
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