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Old 24th January 2009, 15:51   #1396
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RE NETTING; PLEASE SEND ME PHOTOS, THANKS.

A L S O N E E D ;
-SET OF MOLDED MATS
-REAR FIAT 1100 EMBLEM, MINE BROKE, SANJAY MY RESTORATION MAN HAD ONE MADE UP, "CLOSE - BUT NO CIGAR" AND WILL REPLACE ONCE I FIND AN ORIGINAL.
-PAIR OF ORIGINAL TAIL LIGHTS
-SET OF TOOLS
-SET OF LOCKS - IGNITION, DOOR, TRUNK

I HAVE A COPY OF THE OWNERS MANUAL THAT COVERS THE STANDARD, DELUXE & FAMILY WAGON. WOULD IT BE OF HELP TO HAVE IT SCANNED AND POSTED SOMEWHERE FOR REFERENCE?
Hi John. Ill Pm you a pic as soon as i have my netting ready.

Ill see what i can lay my hands on from the list or things you require. Will keep a look for the stuff.

Yes it would help to have a pdf version of the scanned owner's manual. You may put it up on the FCCCI (Fiat Classic Car Club of India) thread.
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Hi John. Ill Pm you a pic as soon as i have my netting ready.

Ill see what i can lay my hands on from the list or things you require. Will keep a look for the stuff.

Yes it would help to have a pdf version of the scanned owner's manual. You may put it up on the FCCCI (Fiat Classic Car Club of India) thread.
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Thanks greatly.
I'll work on the pdf owners manual.
Just changed my handle to JAM to keep it simple.
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Old 26th January 2009, 02:37   #1398
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Thanks greatly.
I'll work on the pdf owners manual.
Just changed my handle to JAM to keep it simple.
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I dont think the forum has the facility to change handles. Maybe you could post an avatar with JAM on it or unless you've cearted another identity
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You can't cahnge your handle, one it is set. what you've chaanged is your signature.
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I have 62 Italian fiat 1100 deluxe WBF -1, which I will try and post photos, that has just been restored here in Calcutta. Finished in a baby blue with cream trim,
A small world - Team BHP makes it more so.

John, I did a double take when I saw your car in 2007 near the Ruby Hospital petrol station, heading towards EM By-pass from Garhia. I was on the other side and given the density of traffic in Cal there was no way of turning around and giving chase! I also left town the next day and only return for overnight visits mostly, or two days at the most (although it has crossed my mind to go sleuthing in the locality!). I have since often wondered about WBF 1 - the special Fiat 1100 Deluxe in grey and cream that almost made me cause a mini pile-up. Great car you've got, sir. Is she an imported piece?
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John, I did a double take when I saw your car in 2007 near the Ruby Hospital petrol station, heading towards EM By-pass from Garhia. I was on the other side and given the density of traffic in Cal there was no way of turning around and giving chase! I also left town the next day and only return for overnight visits mostly, or two days at the most (although it has crossed my mind to go sleuthing in the locality!). I have since often wondered about WBF 1 - the special Fiat 1100 Deluxe in grey and cream that almost made me cause a mini pile-up. Great car you've got, sir. Is she an imported piece?


Prabal, It is indeed a great looking car! We live in Toronto and winter here in calcutta. Wanted to have a set of wheels so I could be free to move around when and where I wanted. Have always had an older toy car and found the Italian Fiat the best crossover car, looks like a classic and is affordable, fixable and drivable in the madness of Calcutta.

The car was owned by a Bengali female movie star, last name is Das. The car was sold to one of the collectors in Calcutta who was going to do it up for his daughter-in-law. I met him at the Statesman Rally two years ago and he was considerate enough to sell it to me. It showed 140,000 km and in very good shape. Last year Sanjay Ghosh, who has the largest restoration works and one of his cars he restored picked up a 3rd in the Cartier Car show, did it up for me to concours condition.

I did a lot of research to identify the colors offered by Fiat and decided on the baby blue color. It turned out smashing. It is great to drive around the city and I have been averaging about 350 km per month and plan a trip out to Santiniketan shortly once I have sorted a few things out.

In driving it around the city, I find people give me a little more consideration which is nice and regularly people will stop and talk to me.

I hope more people will be inspired to fix their older cars that are fast disappearing off the streets as they will shortly become the backbone of the car collectors stable of affordable cars & unlike the bigger more expensive cars that are only brought out on an early sunday morning or for shows, these can be driven regularly.

Send me your email address, mine is jcmilne@rogers.com, and I will send you some photos and perhaps when you are in town come over.

What does your garage look like?

If you are in town this weekend the Statesman rally is on.

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Can somebody please post the FCCCI 26th Jan 2009 photographs ?

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Prabal, It is indeed a great looking car! Have always had an older toy car and found the Italian Fiat the best crossover car, looks like a classic and is affordable, fixable and drivable in the madness of Calcutta.

The car was owned by a Bengali female movie star, last name is Das. It showed 140,000 km and in very good shape. Last year Sanjay Ghosh, did it up for me to concours condition.

I decided on the baby blue color. It turned out smashing. It is great to drive around the city and I have been averaging about 350 km per month and plan a trip out to Santiniketan shortly once I have sorted a few things out.

In driving it around the city, I find people give me a little more consideration which is nice and regularly people will stop and talk to me.

I hope more people will be inspired to fix their older cars unlike the bigger more expensive cars that are only brought out on an early sunday morning or for shows, these can be driven regularly.

Send me your email address, and perhaps when you are in town come over.

What does your garage look like?

If you are in town this weekend the Statesman rally is on.

John
Hello Again John,

Sorry for the interim absence, but believe you me you'll get used to much longer periods of silence from me than just two days! This time I was being flogged in town, hence could come running back to the world of automotives sooner.

Which/ what's the older toy car you talk of? Yes, these Fiats are very usable since they were on the roads on a regular basis till quite recently and the Premier Padmini yet had a lot in common with their Italian DNA. But it still helps to have a peaceful disposition when driving them, especially after you have used a modern set of wheels recently. And averaging 350km a month is intrepid stuff in Calcutta (is that including the months you're away?)

Wow, your Fiat has a celebrity connection. And a female star that too. How lucky! In fact many stars of Tollywood had Fiats and quite doted on them. I know/knew a few. 140,000 km is a fair bit of driving put in and well maintained too. The owner therefore evidently bonded quite well with the Fiat. Sanjay Ghosh does good work, his own stable is rather impressive too.

Baby blue is a beautiful shade for this car. I really look forward to seeing how she looks now in it. Shantiniketan should be an enjoyable trip, hope you sort out the niggles soon so that it can be done while the weather is still somewhat pleasant. And I suppose you're aware of the poet's cars on display at the museum - something to look forward to for a car buff alongwith the pursuit of the arts.

Calcutta still has people who appreciate the simpler joys of life and deference for the elderly is insisted upon. I guess it spills over to the older automobiles too! But then, given your car I'm sure people anywhere would be reverential towards her and the owner.

I'll drop you an email from my id, which will put us in the loop. I'll also share details of my modest garage with you there. I wish I could be there for the Statesman rally but work beckons elsewhere! There's a wedding in the family in the first week and I'm not sure I can make it for that either - I have the worst attendance record of all in the family, but then nobody ever thought I'd come to much anyway. Will surely look you up when in Cal next, hopefully soon and thank you very much for the thought.

Guess all this would have been better written in that email, but then contributing to a bit of voyeurism never hurt anybody! Especially when many of us here are birds of a feather.

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Hello Again John,

Sorry for the interim absence, but believe you me you'll get used to much longer periods of silence from me than just two days! This time I was being flogged in town, hence could come running back to the world of automotives sooner.

Which/ what's the older toy car you talk of? Yes, these Fiats are very usable since they were on the roads on a regular basis till quite recently and the Premier Padmini yet had a lot in common with their Italian DNA. But it still helps to have a peaceful disposition when driving them, especially after you have used a modern set of wheels recently. And averaging 350km a month is intrepid stuff in Calcutta (is that including the months you're away?)

Wow, your Fiat has a celebrity connection. And a female star that too. How lucky! In fact many stars of Tollywood had Fiats and quite doted on them. I know/knew a few. 140,000 km is a fair bit of driving put in and well maintained too. The owner therefore evidently bonded quite well with the Fiat. Sanjay Ghosh does good work, his own stable is rather impressive too.

Baby blue is a beautiful shade for this car. I really look forward to seeing how she looks now in it. Shantiniketan should be an enjoyable trip, hope you sort out the niggles soon so that it can be done while the weather is still somewhat pleasant. And I suppose you're aware of the poet's cars on display at the museum - something to look forward to for a car buff alongwith the pursuit of the arts.

Calcutta still has people who appreciate the simpler joys of life and deference for the elderly is insisted upon. I guess it spills over to the older automobiles too! But then, given your car I'm sure people anywhere would be reverential towards her and the owner.

I'll drop you an email from my id, which will put us in the loop. I'll also share details of my modest garage with you there. I wish I could be there for the Statesman rally but work beckons elsewhere! There's a wedding in the family in the first week and I'm not sure I can make it for that either - I have the worst attendance record of all in the family, but then nobody ever thought I'd come to much anyway. Will surely look you up when in Cal next, hopefully soon and thank you very much for the thought.

Guess all this would have been better written in that email, but then contributing to a bit of voyeurism never hurt anybody! Especially when many of us here are birds of a feather.

Ciao,

Prabal


Hi Prabal, Thanks for the email.

Just posted my "introduction" which you should enjoy. forgot a few cars but will try and make a complete list for prosperity. Raised in Canada next to Mo-town, Detroit cars got into my blood.

The milage is since I arrived and considering the car is 47 years old, 3000 km per year I think is average. In Toronto I average about 16,000 and a few years back closer to 25,000 km. We have a 1994 Toyota Previa that know shows 280,000 km with no major work, just brakes, muffler and a few dollars to keep the air-conditioning working. It has been the family car and has done a number of runs to New York, Montreal & Chicago.

Sorry you will miss the Statesman this year but I will post some photos.

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Hmmm! why just Mumbai? I am trying my best to get the Kolkata folks under one umbrella, but then not many of the owners look enthusiastic (kolkata crowd does not like "cars", they like new gadgets to be able to show!)
How about getting together while I am in calcutta.

Just finishing off my 62 Fiat 1100 deluxe "BENGALI BLUE BULLET" and will have it at the rally Sunday. Need to strengthen the FCCC here in Cal before they are all done.

I have visions of taking a PAL, painting it black, frenching the front head and tail lights, mag wheels, tinted windows and putting a flame paint job on the front!!!! Plus a little work under the bonnet! A "young man's" HOT ROD for a not so old man.

email me at jcmilne@rogers.com if I don't see sunday.
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Guys, There will be a schedueled meet this Sunday at Five Gardens. Please be there by around 10:30 AM.
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Sorry guys. I cannot make it this time too Exams on 2nd,3rd,4th.

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I've been reading through the past postings and learning more about all the subtleties that have taken place on our Classics. Didn't know about the President.

Karl has been a great help and a fount of information and assistance for me, how ever it would be great to have a reference site that could logged on to.

I will scan and put up the "FIAT 1100 INSTRUCTION BOOK" 6TH EDITION when I return home to Toronto.

Another thought is when we find some rare parts, lock sets, hub caps molded rubber mats etc. that if the members were able to post what they are looking, they could be contacted. It would take some effort to set-up but would be of great assistance in finishing off our fiats the way they should be.

Sanjay will be mounting a set of door rear view mirrors for me shortly that are also available as fender mounts. Not sure of the costs yet and will post them on my car next week. Here's a set he mounted on his XK-120 that look great!
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How many members do we have here and how active are they??
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