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Old 1st March 2009, 22:00   #1471
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Yes Concrete Roads Do emit much more heat, dont know why, but its a fact. Imagine even I was in a Non AC Car today driving down also at 70mph, and even the quarter glass was throwing in Loo as in Heat wave where the air is hot[40*C+]. Luckily my car did Good, no boiling. Just the Dadar belt was choked and so slow moving.
Are you using just water or do you put in coolant?
All NA cars need the coolant for winter and it is more efficient for summer driving.
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Are you using just water or do you put in coolant?
All NA cars need the coolant for winter and it is more efficient for summer driving.
Thats just a myth. We have never used coolant in our cars. Never had any issues.

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Are those chrome snap-on rims?
If so are they available?
Those are Wheel Trims for the Fiat Wheel. Looks B-E-A-UTIFULL on the car especially when the sunlight glimmers on it.

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Old 1st March 2009, 22:33   #1473
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You came back by the expressway? I thought you were taking the old road. I took a 20 minute halt at Lonavala and then gunned it down the old road to catch up with you. Reached Bandra Reclamation by 3.20. And oh yes, enjoyed a cool and comfortable drive in my airconditioned Contessa.
AAre dude I was the one who was harping about taking the expressway(since i had purchased the journey already), everyone else wanted to take the old road.

Yeah we probably reached Bombay at the same time considering we stopped once to cool the car and second time to cool its occupants (Coke break as i call it). Ofcourse some people reached in AC comfort while some of us reached like baked potatoes

Cyrus Coolant helps to control the rust and scaling that can lead to choking of your engines water galleys, but if your engine is already overheating because of fuel starvation or some other reason it does not help much.
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I can't make it ... apologies to all, loosing water daily now and for the life of me I can't see where its going.
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Hope Cyrus cleared all your doubts John. And Addys thats exactly what i meant when i said that "some of us missed our a/c cars".
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Hope Cyrus cleared all your doubts John. And Addys thats exactly what i meant when i said that "some of us missed our a/c cars".
hey where are all the pics you were taking?
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Sorry Mole but these were all the pics I took.
I think Cyrus Ronni and even Kavesh have a few with them.
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Sorry Mole but these were all the pics I took.
I think Cyrus Ronni and even Kavesh have a few with them.
I do have alot of pics. Will upload them when i go home.
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Thats just a myth. We have never used coolant in our cars. Never had any issues.
Sorry Cyrus43, You are wrong. Using a coolant is not just a Myth.
The glycols in coolants do help. The freezing point goes down and the boiling point goes up. Relevant to our climate, the coolant will not boil and so the radiator/cooling system will not Throw up easily. Naturally your cars system has to be able to take the extra pressure generated by the higher temperatures. Some of my cars show normal operating temperatures of 100/105*C, if it was only water, the sytem would have thrown up/boiled over.

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Guys, there is an article in todays HT about the Black & Yellow Taxis. and they have a pic of Mr Barnawl's Taxi. and mentioned the source of the pic as TBHP. Atleast some of them have now started printing the source of the pic which is good.
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Who's car is the dukkar fiat, 2nd from left and 4th from left?

Fiat Classic Car Club - Mumbai-image00040.jpg
Was the dukkar driven by a gentleman with long sideburns and accompanied by a lady?

Because both these Fiats were side by side with me near Sion Junction. Dukkar was along from Chembur and President from Sion Junction.
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I just had a thought.
Suppose for the next FCCCI meet you were to invite a few like minded people (like minded, not same minded) with their other than Fiat cars for a run. This way finally an event will happen, and perhaps you can restrict to cars that are regular runners with all paperwork intact. That way no cop trouble, no permissions needed and we all finally have some fun. And Fiats will be allowed! You have already had a Contessa and a Merc 126.
The next VCCCI meet will be in a Sauna, and all you will get is a bottle of mineral water.

Food for thought.
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P.S. Have not the least intention to start a new club. Just want to drive with a few friends.
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I just had a thought.
Suppose for the next FCCCI meet you were to invite a few like minded people (like minded, not same minded) with their other than Fiat cars for a run.
Everyone is always welcome for the events, in Pune too we have always had others joinging us like Austin, Mercedes, Morris, Mustang, Dodge, Jeep, Skoda, Hindusthan etc. Our events are anyways just joyrides, non-competitive, nothing formal. Round up a few people and lets do something end March. Mahabaleshwar/Lonavala anyone?

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Round up a few people and lets do something end March. Mahabaleshwar/Lonavala anyone?
Weather improving, Why not? and please next time lets stay away from Rajdhani's with hot tire burning shadeless tarmac parking Oh and yes I forgot terrible food and service!
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Dear Karl - yes yes yes, let's go to Panchgani, I will come in MRF6466. I am dying to go to Panchgani in my fiat like in the good old days and stay at a good old Parsi's bungalow or something. I am game. Let's do it.
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