1. Introducing the smashing new Team FIAT T-Shirt !! To order yours click here : Team FIAT T-Shirt

Hello from Drifter

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by drifter, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. drifter

    drifter Regolare

    Messages:
    310
    London/Mumbai
    Hello to all Fiat nutters.

    My real name is Peter. Some of you might know me from other forums.

    My name suggests that I am not of Indian decend. Currently I am based outside of London towards the East, which is also known as the djungle of Essex. They have no tigers there, but much worse beast, which like to call themselves humans.

    Just because I live on this small island called Great Britain doesn't make me English. Well, I am not. I am German. Now it is up to you to decide whether it is worse to have a German or another British on your site.

    Being German means to be arrogant. If I fail to be German/arrogant you can hold this against me, otherwise don't complain. After all it was decided by the British that Germans are to be arrogant. You can hold it against them.

    The bunch I derive from isn't supposed to be funny either. In case I should fail on this too, try not to doubt my roots. After all I am a human and this means I am not perfect.

    In my profile I had to state that I am a Fiat enthusiast. I couldn't click on what I own. I own Fiats despite the fact that I can't stand Sergio Marchionne, the CEO of the Fiat group, who is responsible for the Alfa Romeo desaster and the poor service rating of Fiat all over the world.

    I was growing up with/in Fiats. My favorite Fiat is the 500. I mean the real 500 and not this overweight and oversized poor copy of the original one. 47 years ago I made first contact with them when my mother bought the first one of three with a power output of 13bhp. One day I will get one myself. Unfortunately they are not cheap to get hold of now.

    I own five Fiat Cinquecentos, one Punto Mk1 and currently only one Fiat Seicento as well as an Alfa Romeo 33.

    Now you might wonder what brings me to an Indian car forum? To start with I have to confess that I was married to an Indian. She left me for something better. However that does not make me hate India.

    I always wanted to visit India. It took me about fourty years to manage. Last year I decided to make steps to make room for my desire to visit and possibly spend a considerable amount of time in India.

    In my spare time I write scripts for movies, which I might turn into a second profession beginning of 2011. I am not totally new to the show business. I have been doing sound engineering for over 8 years alongside performance tuning and automotive engineering (wehere the automotive engineering side was a bit on the back burner).

    Today my core business is to design AIRs (air intake revisions. You might have guessed that I have done some work on Fiats since I own some. Correct, I have. And I have to admit that tuning Fiat engines is fun. The engines have got a lot of potential. Unfortunately India is missing out on the Diesel side. It is a shame that you don't have the 1.6 TD, 1.9 TD and the 2.0 TD. Anyway that's a different story and has notyhing to do with my introduction.

    I am in process of setting up a base in Mumbai in order of tuning Fiats and other cars.

    I am sure I have forgotten a few things, but if you are not bored by now, feel free to ask.
    revvingengines likes this.
  2. royj

    royj Esperto

    Messages:
    1,306
    Trivandrum
    Welcome Peter. So we have one more tuning Guru here.
    Germany? I had been to a small town in that country several years ago. Loved that place.
  3. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

    Messages:
    2,697
    Chandigarh
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Welcome to the group sir. I know one more tuning specialist from Europe who has come to India and is a member of other Indian Car forum.

    Just out of curiosity, I would like to know how did you come to know about this forum? Since ours is a new forum and relatively unknown to many.

    It's good to see though, that this forum is known internationally to some as well. ::D
  4. drifter

    drifter Regolare

    Messages:
    310
    London/Mumbai
    Thanks for the welcome.

    I came on the forum because a member of another forum I am on pointed me to the Fiat community here.
  5. Welcome to TFI Drifter,

    You've landed upon the right place. Looking forward for some awesome threads on tuning and tracks days :)

    It would be real awesome if you share the pictures of your car with us. Please...

    I firmly believe that you're referring to CPH. FYI, The 'drifter' and 'CPH' are the same person.

    ...and that member is me :D

    Amith
  6. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

    Messages:
    2,697
    Chandigarh
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Oh yes! You are right about CPH.
    I forgot the username. Welcome CPH.
  7. sanjay_mugur

    sanjay_mugur Timido

    Messages:
    23
    Bangalore
    welcome CPH/drifter/Peter.... nice to see you here... please bring in all your knowledge & experience here for the benefit of FIAT fans..
  8. drifter

    drifter Regolare

    Messages:
    310
    London/Mumbai
    Thanks again for the welcome.

    I promise I will give all my experience to this site. You may have noticed that I also started a business in Mumbai, which at this moment in time is a mail order business.

    The first car chosen for the performance treatment by torque 7 is the Fiat Palio. I am a great lover of the Tata Nano, which I will buy as soon as I have a need for my own car in Mumbai, but I will also acquire soon a Palio.

    It most likely will be a 1.1. The 1.1 has got quite some tuning potential and it is going to be revealed in the thread I just put up.

    Soon I will also start threads on the other Fiats. I am going a bit slow on this because I had to find out that between the European cars and the Indian versions are distinctive differences.

    For example the Punto M-Jet AIR, which I designed on the European model does physically not fit the Indian Punto. Why the pizza man made it different is beyond me.

    Another car that is different is the Linea T-Jet. It does not have an interccoler. In Europe it does.

    The Linea 1.4 16v is also different in some aspects. It uses a different ECU to start with.

    As I am professional and not a bodger I intend to provide solutions that work.

    I also would likr to let you know that I intend to take residence in your lovely country. It will not be full time for some time to come, but I intend to spent more than half the year over your end in the future. This means that the main attention of the future development of my little company is dedicated to Indian cars. Having the set up for the development in the UK at this moment in time it will be necessary to do quite some development work over in Europe and finalise it in India, till we can justify the investment in Mumbai.

    But during that time we have the possibility to work together with the existing rolling roads.

    Anyway, I am looking forward to an exciting time with you guys and making the Fiats what they are supposed to be:

    Nippy fun cars.
  9. Arun1100

    Arun1100 Regolare

    Messages:
    442
    Bangalore
    Welcome cph/drifter to TFI! I loved reading all the posts of CPH in TB. ::T
  10. drifter

    drifter Regolare

    Messages:
    310
    London/Mumbai
    Thank you.

    I hope it gets even better here. I can make now for you guys things much more Fiat specific.

    And feel free to ask anything other than my pin number. :mrgreen:

Share This Page