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Re: Wanted: FIAT Parts Computer... on loan!

Post by cgranju » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:29 am

abarth wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:40 pm
What do you expect to find on the hard drive that would be useful?

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Re: Wanted: FIAT Parts Computer... on loan!

Post by atruscott » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:39 pm

Hence why we think a mid 80s would be useful.... and that ATA interfaced 20mb HDD will yield it’s secrets....

Otherwise - I’ve got a mountain of parts catalogues to OCR and start the linkage. We have a cunning plan.
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Re: Wanted: FIAT Parts Computer... on loan!

Post by ramzi » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:30 am

There was a database.... with super sessions in the mid 80s. I recon the industrial might of Fiat had more power than Someones TRS80 did back then.

I’m checking that DB now. Hope I to be able to help
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Re: Wanted: FIAT Parts Computer... on loan!

Post by atruscott » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:42 am

Thanks Ramzi...
1970 238 Camper OHV
1974 124 Wagon TC (shortly to depart...)
1974 124 Special TC
1975 124 Sport Coupe
1976 124 Sport Spider (The Racer)
1981 Spider 2000 (The Resurrected)
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Re: Wanted: FIAT Parts Computer... on loan!

Post by bartigue » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:13 pm

rridge wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:12 am
A Fiat North America parts "computer" must have some sort of word processor that could do limited searching, sorting, and printout. Hard drive? I doubt it. Until the first IBM PC's became available in 1981...
The parts computers were IBM XTs and ATs, at least every one I've seen. Green screen PCs.
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