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  1. Mike, l've learnt that the only certainty, is that their is no certainty. I have been diagnosed with terminal cancer, mesothelioma, it has no cure, however I'm in remission and it has disappeared. I have continued to make my future plans and lived my life daily as one normally would, ones attitude and approach has a huge influence on survival time. As my German relatives say- Hope dies last.💪


    Go well



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  2. As someone who has been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma, all I can say is you can't be too careful with asbestos. The above may seem extreme, however I am not your traditional asbestos victim who worked for or with any asbestos manufacturer etc. It appears my exposure can only be explained by playing around with old cars.


    Again, people reading the above may think it's an extreme measure but I assure you once you have been diagnosed with a non cureable cancer of which is only caused by asbestos exposure your attitude changes. Border force go your hardest. The government also needs to alert the population of asbestos exposure in older homes, many people complete renovations without regard to asbestos exposure.


    Chemotherapy is not fun.......

  3. I realise you have completed much excellent work on getting where the fiat is today. I thought your quiz was to spot the differences between the two photos in your post 270. As you said it's not one shot from the left and the other from the right. No need to be condescending to myself.



  4. On 07/04/2018 at 8:38 PM, FiatGuy said:

    Hi Bj,

    I found this thread last night and couldn't resist the urge to sign-up and say g'day!

    I'm nearing the end of a 10 year restoration of a 1923 501c, and seeing your photos brings back many memories. I bought mine as a resto project when I was 15, and have thoroughly enjoyed the adventure of becoming a backyard mechanic, panel beater and motor trimmer along the way. I've attached some photos below showing the restored running chassis and the current state of the vehicle as it sits now. The hood and rear seat is all that is needed to say this car is finally "finished". If you're ever in need of any detailed photos or answers to questions let me know and I'd be happy to help.


    By the looks of things you're based in Victoria, Australia, like myself. If you find yourself at a loose end tomorrow there is an Italian car show called Autobella at Como Park North, South Yarra. In previous years theres been a few 501/3s so I'd suspect a similar turn out this year if you'd like to have a look at one in the flesh. My 501 is still in Adelaide at my parents house, but I'll be attending as a spectator in my 124 spider.


    Keep up the good work! 


    Cheers, Brodie 




    Hi Brodie, I spent some time on your YouTube channel, great work. I love your 501, I'd now like one myself!

  5. On 22/09/2017 at 2:02 AM, mikewest said:

    Forget the series 12 , you will get run over in traffic. I would say series 14 and up. ( This is just my opinion, and I don't intend to offend anyone ) If you are looking for a car I have several for sale , all side draft cars including 2 -14s, 2-15s and 2 series 16s.

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  6. 7 hours ago, oldcar said:

    Hello OnSafari

    Now with the new tires on it I will be able to push it out and give it a wash then I can start to give it paint a light cut and polish. I need to remove one door so I can have the paint colour matched. I am trying to reach a balance between spending time on mechanical work and body. I would also like to make a start on restoring the interior trim but unfortunately there is only one of me. 


    Bernie j

    Thanks Bernie, the painted wheels and new tyres would have substantially improved the appearance alone. The choice of a satin type finish is wise.



  7. It will be good to see them mounted on the car. Currently on ebay Australia there is a 1923 light six at Miners Rest for sale. It has the same wheels and it appears tyres too.


    I'll be fascinated once you have the Studebaker mobile, on your driving impressions between the Light Six and the First series Packard you restored. I am keen to get into vintage motoring and have joined the VSCC Victoria (newsletter subscriber). I am forming the opinion that the "lighter the vintage car" the more enjoyable the ownership experience.



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