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by Vravolta
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: The Fiat Dino
Topic: Fiat Dino chassis number
Replies: 13
Views: 7211

Re: Fiat Dino chassis number

For information, I'm progressing regarding my work based on correcting Mike Morris's book. I'm also adding hundreds of photos each time something is described and footnotes regarding things where there is a debate. The error regarding VIN length was not only made on page 118 but also anywhere else i...
by Vravolta
Thu Nov 04, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: The Fiat Dino
Topic: Fiat Dino production numbers
Replies: 33
Views: 42838

Re: Fiat Dino production numbers

Hello Brian, These data are coming from FIAT factory and are real figures. The last car, VIN nr 1583, has been produced January 1973. It was the only Spider 2400 produced that year. Best regards Eric This is not what your figures say: You display #1583 from november 1972 until january 1973. This me...
by Vravolta
Thu Nov 04, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: The Fiat Dino
Topic: Fiat Dino production numbers
Replies: 33
Views: 42838

Re: Fiat Dino production numbers

Hi Dino lovers, In my archive I found the only real FIAT Dino Spider production figures from 1970; Here they come; Please read it from VIN number up till VIN number. 1970 jan 1192 feb 1192 mrt 1197 apr 1208 mei 1220 jun 1225 jul 1252 aug 1271 sep 1280 okt 1299 nov 1331 dec 1331 1971 jan 1371 feb 13...
by Vravolta
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: The Fiat Dino
Topic: Fiat Dino production numbers
Replies: 33
Views: 42838

Re: Fiat Dino production numbers

I bet this bonnet comes from #3665 and has been changed to 3685 when it was stollen. Just have a look to the 8 figure middle bar and check on the internet the font of the eights stamped by Fiat: they never have "straight" bars between the shoulders and the waist. And then, the other number...
by Vravolta
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: The Fiat Dino
Topic: Fiat Dino chassis number
Replies: 13
Views: 7211

Re: Fiat Dino chassis number

All Fiat Dino chassis number plates should show the "seven-digit number", following the FIAT "chassis number plate standard" of the period. As already suggested, the reason for using a long line of zeros before the actual chassis number must be to prevent any kind of tampering w...
by Vravolta
Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: The Fiat Dino
Topic: Fiat Dino chassis number
Replies: 13
Views: 7211

Re: Fiat Dino chassis number

That's exactly what I'm doing when I ask this question about chassis numbers. By the way, still no answer on that particular subject. Any clue?
by Vravolta
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: The Fiat Dino
Topic: Fiat Dino chassis number
Replies: 13
Views: 7211

Re: Fiat Dino chassis number

Someone needs to do that otherwise our cars will become fake garage queens. And that's also a pleasure to search and find clues. Maybe also that at the end, the book will be so different from that of Mike that it will be by itself a new book that can be made available. Indeed, I got the sting from M...
by Vravolta
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: The Fiat Dino
Topic: Fiat Dino chassis number
Replies: 13
Views: 7211

Re: Fiat Dino chassis number

That's unfortunately not possible as long as this remains copyrighted content and that the owner of the rights (Mike's widow) is not opened to a new eddition. I was discussing the french translation with Mike, but he passed away before I've had the time to finish it. So, I'm finishing the job, inclu...
by Vravolta
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: The Fiat Dino
Topic: Fiat Dino chassis number
Replies: 13
Views: 7211

Fiat Dino chassis number

I’m currently in the process of checking the consistency of my updated e-version of Mike Morris’s book. There are tons of issues with our Dino chassis numbers, but today, one very obvious just exploded to my eyes: I’m pretty sure chassis numbers should be the actual chassis number padded with enough...
by Vravolta
Fri May 01, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: How do the interior vents work on a coupe
Replies: 3
Views: 3452

Re: How do the interior vents work on a coupe

As far as I've understand the thing, this works as a valve that allows the air to flow out of the car while driving. And when stopping, to prevent bad smell from the exhaust to enter the car, there is a "cloth valve" that locks the flow. If you turn the knob, this will lock the "cloth...