Archive | February, 2011

Readers e-mail from Luigino

Many thanks to Luigino for the following e-mail:

Hello, I’ve been searching the Internet on Fiat 1100, and all the various makes.

I specialize in the Fiat 1100D models.

Currently, I’m in South Africa, from South Africa.

I also belong to the: www.millecento.it website forum, and have put ina few technical articles, and manuals, which some of them are only assesible to members. Unfortunately, the membership was free, but then they made a membership fee.

Anyway, it would be good to hear is anyone has any archives or dispatch books on the number of various Fiat 1100 cars assembled in Australia.

MY Fiat was also assembled in South Africa, Durban, similar as yours, as a CKD kit.

The Fiat 1100D is actually a 1221cc engine, bored out version of original Fiat 1100 models with 1089cc engines. Basically, the Fiat 1100D engine, is the same engine as fitted on the Fiat 1200 models, although with only 1 x single choke downdraught carburetor.

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Readers e-mail from Christy

Many thanks to Christy for sending in this e-mail:

I bought one of these cars in 1968 for £95.00.It was my first car,and was first registered in Westmeath in July 1960. The registration was ALI-747.

I remember buying a set of Dunlop C41 cross-ply tyres from John Brown,(RIP)who had a filling station in Kilcock. I drove this car for around 4 years, in that time doing lots of starter and engine repairs.

I also put a lot of miles on in that time.My late brother and Father drove it till 1981 when my Dad passed away.

I still have this car which is parked in a shed. I have the best of intentions of having it restored but just never got round to it.

(Usual story)Its only when I see one thats been so well minded that I regret not having it done years ago.

These cars seem to be very rare now,especially at Vintage shows,you would rarely see one on show.Your car is a credit to you.

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