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Old 25th July 2012, 12:05   #526
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Our BHPían Kasli sent me a set of Topolino Meters for restoration, Yes he too owns a Topolino

And again, my meter fellow is awesome.
Those meters look so nice. Will take the car to next level. Were they imported?
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Those meters look so nice. Will take the car to next level. Were they imported?
No Nilesh, those Meters were Overhauled here in Bangalore

Now, coming back to the topic, Something to cheer about.

The car is indeed getting Delivered

There are tiny run-time issues with the car, but overall, its good to go.

Will update with further more details tomorrow. Keep watching for this space.
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Saw this car today. Paint job is coming out really well with all the hard work the guys are doing on it. Was wondering can a 6 feet tall human being sit inside this car?
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Our BHPían Kasli sent me a set of Topolino Meters for restoration, Yes he too owns a Topolino And again, my meter fellow is awesome.
Agree, your meterwallah is good.
What is the state of Kasli's engine? Just curious.

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Engine is good . Healthy and ready.

Cheers

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Agree, your meterwallah is good.
What is the state of Kasli's engine? Just curious.

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Fantastic Restoration Pawan!
Your hardwork and dedication has paid off and the MINT result justifies.
Keep it up.
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Our BHPían Kasli sent me a set of Topolino Meters for restoration, Yes he too owns a Topolino

And again, my meter fellow is awesome.
Amazing restoration of the Meters....really impressive !
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Fantastic Restoration Pawan!
Your hardwork and dedication has paid off and the MINT result justifies.
Keep it up.
Thanks sir, as they say, keep the Best for the LAST

3 days has been a Frenzy, Thanks to Fiat Club Bangalore for putting a deadline on me

There are lot many people who have been truly instrumental, we will get to that once i finish off with the last leg of restoration of this car.

A special thanx to my kid of 6 yrs for giving me company till late night.

A Teaser pic now, will post some better pics tomorrow.
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3 days has been a Frenzy, Thanks to Fiat Club Bangalore for putting a deadline on me

A special thanx to my kid of 6 yrs for giving me company till late night.
Have a blast tomorrow and I'm sure that she deserves to be the Chief Guest to unveil the mouse.
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Have a blast tomorrow and I'm sure that she deserves to be the Chief Guest to unveil the mouse.
We sure had a blast today

Almost 70 kms today and the car never broke a sweat, and finally reached the owners garage.

Will post some better pics later.
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We sure had a blast today

Almost 70 kms today and the car never broke a sweat, and finally reached the owners garage.

Will post some better pics later.
Super! Great work - looks like it's just been driven out of the showroom!
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Hello All!

My Dad's very first car, the 1950 FIAT 500C Topolino comes home!!! Enjoy these pics. More on the way. Thanks to Pavan and the FIAT Club Bangalore for all their interest and enthusiasm!!

A Myth busted...the TOPLINO engine can be fixed! We ran her almost 100kms at speeds of 40-60 and she still runs strong!!
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Pavan Anna ,

I hope i am not going over board but in below, gear knob is missing or was it a precious part that you hide it for the fear of getting stolen ( En circled in Red )
Apologies if i sound stupid with the above nit picking .

And congrats for getting the mouse running again .
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Pavan Anna ,

I hope i am not going over board but in below, gear knob is missing or was it a precious part that you hide it for the fear of getting stolen ( En circled in Red )
Apologies if i sound stupid with the above nit picking .

And congrats for getting the mouse running again .
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Firstly a BIG thanks to Fiat Club Bangalore - Sujith Thomas and Arun Srinivasan. These both guys gave me 3 sleepless nights at the workshop. They made sure, i get this car for the Show at any cost. Thanks guys for being the motivation and a reason behind this.


If you observe carefully, thats not the gear lever, thats the Jack Rod

The gear lever is under fabrication, should take a while for that to go in.

The most important part for me is

1) The car ran without breaking a sweat from morning till evening, many of them Test drove it, and it was holding its fort.

2) The smile on Joy's and his Family's face was something else.

I am glad that i could bring back those Nostalgic moments his folks spent in that little car 40 years ago, To my shock, Joy's dad drove the car, and he was overjoyed.

There are few things in life, well they are PRICELESS
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If you observe carefully, thats not the gear lever, thats the Jack Rod

The gear lever is under fabrication, should take a while for that to go in.
You Mean you are using Jack rod as gear lever in the interim , apologies i am not much versed with classics , you know it pretty well.
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