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Old 26th July 2010, 20:45   #121
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Hey Pavan..
Why are they leaving those brand new whitewall tyres uncovered on the car ?
I fear they may lose their "fresh" look - on the black as well as white rubber surfaces if they're exposed while the car's being worked upon.
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Hey Pavan..
Why are they leaving those brand new whitewall tyres uncovered on the car ?
I fear they may lose their "fresh" look - on the black as well as white rubber surfaces if they're exposed while the car's being worked upon.
2 more days, they will be off the car.

with what you say, but did not find a better way to align the fenders and bumpers.
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Old 26th July 2010, 21:31   #123
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2 more days, they will be off the car.

with what you say, but did not find a better way to align the fenders and bumpers.
Aah - that never occured to me . Perfect !!
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Old 27th July 2010, 18:41   #124
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Aah - that never occured to me . Perfect !!
you'll notice now, why

10:00am, Trinnngg... trinnggg... My tinker calls, he's already started the work on the car

I rush to the workshop, and monitor him all day today, bunked office... he he...!

Work done today.

1) Rear Fender (LH) aligned / Was shorter by 2 inches, new piece added
2) Front Fender (LH) aligned and fitment done
3) Front bumper worked on- was touching the wheels, cut open and adjusted
4) Both the front fenders set again, gaps adjusted and tinkered
5) Front grille adjusted and fitments checked

Tomorrow

1) Finish the left over job on the Front fenders
2) Complete the front and rear bumper fitment
3) Complete the LH running board and fit them
4) Set the door locks.

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Old 27th July 2010, 20:57   #125
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I love the last pic. where the tinker is smiling at the car and the car smiles back at him Perfect!
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Old 27th July 2010, 22:54   #126
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I love the last pic. where the tinker is smiling at the car and the car smiles back at him Perfect!
True

The tinker is mighty pleased at the present outcome, He's working non-stop for the next 4 days, and presently 80% of his job is DONE.

The rest 20% that was supposed to be done by other tinker, he's willing to put in some extra time and finish it

I am keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old 28th July 2010, 13:10   #127
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Happy to see the skull of the topolino in full form. After cutting also the front bumpers are too close to the tyres, will it be perfect once the engine also comes in?
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Old 28th July 2010, 20:23   #128
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Some updates of todays WIP

The tinker started his work early morning, and adding to my woes, even the mechanic wanted to start on assembling the engine. The trouble is both these guys work poles apart.

Anyways, went to the mechanic today morning, funded him sufficiently to get all the required spares, gave him the head, distributor, tappets and other parts needed for the job.

Later, at the tinkers place, he had finished few note-worthy work

1) Setting the LH and RH door shut lines, they have come out lovely

2) Fill the unwanted holes on the front grille.

3) Complete the work on the front fenders.

By noon left to buy some spares required for the tinker tomorrow, and since Namma Bengaluru started raining, returned back to the mechanic, who by then had started the work on the engine.

The Head finally arrived after doing its visits to most of the professionals in Namma Bengaluru, hope things go fine.

Tried the normal spark plugs, but we needed short range plugs, Found it and new plugs go in.

The pushrods are checked and installed, next goes the tappets.

In less than 5 hours, the engine is 85% assembled.

Some very little pics to do alllllll the talking
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Old 28th July 2010, 20:38   #129
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great to see the car slowly cominig to life cant wait for it to finish
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Old 29th July 2010, 20:50   #130
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great to see the car slowly cominig to life cant wait for it to finish
The reason we are doing it slow is because, we dont want to

Fix It Again Thambi

The tinker is steadily working around the pending settings on the front bumper, The headlights are yet to come, presently have a BIG 7.8 inc dia hole made to suit Amby headlights, but the original headlights are 6 inches Dia. Couple of days time they will arrive.

On the other part of the world , the mechanic is busy assembling the engine, we come across major hurdles.

1) Tappet adjusting screws are not allowing us to adjust the tappets, search around for matching screws, cut the existing ones with the newer ones, get the threads right, OMG........! But just before noon, the mechanic got everything fixed. Tappets Adjustments DONE............!

2) Head studs and bolts, again, the existing ones are old and some almost on their last legs, the threads on the engine block is reverse thread, and the other side is clockwise, grrrr.........! Search around and you dont find them, finally we found one particular 2 wheeler head bolt kit with one similar stud. So in order to get 4 studs, we had to buy 4 such packets, even though we did not need the rest of it.,, Anyways, part of life.... Got them and work done.. by evening . work DONE..............!

3) The water pipe on the head is cracked, thats made of aluminium. Need to get it welded. Thought its a 5 minute job, on the way back from office, i go to Yeshwanthpur, the nincompooop has shut his shop..( After effects of their one day Eid....) had to make many calls and finally directed to R T Nagar. The Hero there was very helpful, though he charged me a BOMB, but lot of work was also required, he finished machining the required portion, when he starts welding, some other side of the unit fell apart. grrrrr.............! So the 5 minute job became a 1 hour job. End of the day, Job DONE........!

Some pics , as usual.

BTW guys, just have a look at the carb packing kit ...he he he.. And mind you guys, the carb is original Solex
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Pawan,

The fan is not the original type, have you put the plastic one for better cooling?

And by Original Solex, do you mean made in Italy?
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Pawan,

The fan is not the original type, have you put the plastic one for better cooling?

And by Original Solex, do you mean made in Italy?
Yes the Fan is not original, the original fan is so puny. Did not want to take any chance with the controversial Head. so used the 118NE fan, again was removed from Joys NE

Today i could not stay for much longer at any shop since i had lots of work at office which i could not miss, but with whatever time i found, i managed to do these.

1) The front grille was completely scraped off , Tinkered and put back, while the tinker feels, he may have to replace one or two slots.

2) We managed to open up the original Hole on the A pillar meant for the trafficators.

3) Door locks were soaked in Oil, will be on the car by evening,

4) Purchased all the spares required to start the engine tomorrow, though i will not be present to watch it fire ( Have to attend training at office) But Joy's going to be spending his time with the mechanic and will be the lucky one to see the engine fire up and start.
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Old 30th July 2010, 19:43   #133
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Oops............! Sorry for not updating the pics.

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Very small but an important update.

Saturday and Sunday, since i was out of town, washed away without any work on the car

Today, got all the required parts from the donor car.

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Today, work started on the Headlights.

Earlier the car had Amby headlights mounted on them which is 7.9mm dia.

But the original lights are of 6.2 mm dia. Had to cut open the existing set-up, weld a new piece and align it .

All done by end of day.

The last stage of tinkering is approaching, and i am excited.
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