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Old 7th August 2012, 13:14   #106
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Prashanth,

That's a whole lot of things, that have gone in to your car. Kudos to you and pawan to bring the car to this level. And it was nice to see you in the FCB meet.
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Just a photo-log of the various work carried out on the car as in my previous post .Am not really good at documenting it and this is my first attempt usually have my hands dirty enough,and thanks to the apprentice(my wife) we have a couple of pics.
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Some more pictures to add .
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Nice to see some great progress there, looks like you are a DIY guy who loves smearing his hands with grease. Feel happy to find people of similar tastes.
From the pics it seems you got the steering overhaul done, was there any major parts replacement or just cleaning/change of bushes and tierod ends?
BTW your classic collection of vehicles is really admirable.
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The combination switch wasn't working for the headlight dim/dip selection and it was recommended that it needed to be overhauled by a specialist who services meters etc .I decided to use some of my skills and give it a go .On removal the fault was found to be due to the entire wires chopped off ,but nevertheless decided to service it.It is pretty simple and the pics should help the DIY types get it going right at home with not too much trouble .
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Nice to see some great progress there, looks like you are a DIY guy who loves smearing his hands with grease. Feel happy to find people of similar tastes.
From the pics it seems you got the steering overhaul done, was there any major parts replacement or just cleaning/change of bushes and tierod ends?
BTW your classic collection of vehicles is really admirable.

Thanks ,Yes love the grease and the smell of unburnt hydrocarbons ,A couple of years of building race motorcycles has helped improving skills on getting things more closer to perfection .

The steering was opened up and checked ,the last overhaul was done 5 years ago but nothing needed to be done ,we just cleaned it changed the rubbers through which it goes on to the body ,and the tie rod rubber gourmets and fitted it back works fine with no issues or excess play .

There are two other interesting cars in the stable ,thankfully in good shape and a couple of motorcycles as well.

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Although we have gotten the car to run the way i like it to ,there are a couple of small bits which needs special attention to get all the bits in good nick .One bit was the wiper motor and i spent a couple of hours some weeks back to service the unit and put it back ,since it was pretty rusted and had some overspray paint ,an aerosol can of black paint was used to spray some color and rust proof it .i was pretty kicked about the little mechanical intermittent switch and the way it operated quite ingenious and precise engineering i think .There are a couple of rubber gourmets and brass bushes for the linkages .the rubber gourmets were missing and i managed to adapt some motorcycle rubbers which seems to fit perfectly like original .

i need to put in a set of wiper blades now to complete the piece .have managed to plug in some modern sockets and color coded wires to make things easier for the future .I have tried clicking some pics hoping to help some DIY enthusiasts like me .
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Hi Pavan, This might be slightly off topic. Did you also restore MYX 2331 on the previous page? I see it once in a while and i was stunned at the quality of work on it. It just shines and sparkles..
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Hi Pavan, This might be slightly off topic. Did you also restore MYX 2331 on the previous page? I see it once in a while and i was stunned at the quality of work on it. It just shines and sparkles..

The MYX is rizwans car and was restored by murthy of pioneer garage on st johns road .


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On the drive to undo and perfect the bits one by one the completion timelines look further and further thanks to lack of time and other priorities of life pushing this .However some small work was completed through the past week .

1,The hose for the air vent was put in thanks to my friend vikram who found the right one and carried it all the way home .it is an automobile air cleaner hose used on one of the heavy vehicles and fits perfectly well .

2.The number plate was removed painted to the right spec and put back .i am still missing the side surrounds/aluminium frame for the numberplate but will leave that for later .

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1,The hose for the air vent was put in thanks to my friend vikram who found the right one and carried it all the way home .it is an automobile air cleaner hose used on one of the heavy vehicles and fits perfectly well .

Can you please share, what hose did you use for the air vent?

You have really put in a lot of effort and time into the car. Great work!

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I LOVED everything till you changed the period number plate. IMHO, You should have kept the original number plate as it is and get the embossed one for daily drives.
What do you call the steel piping that you are putting on car in your post no.107 on this page and is it custom made for these cars?
Can you please post photos of end parts of that piping and also photos of the way you fixed side patties.

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I LOVED everything till you changed the period number plate. IMHO, You should have kept the original number plate as it is and get the embossed one for daily drives.
What do you call the steel piping that you are putting on car in your post no.107 on this page and is it custom made for these cars?
Can you please post photos of end parts of that piping and also photos of the way you fixed side patties.

Raab rakha.
Well had to get the legality aspects in place so thought to get the car back to the modern plates ,just a coat of paint on the numbers and plates , so it is easy to revert back when required .

the piping is original on the car as also came on the elegants and selcets as well i think , its made of stainless steel and is a snug fit and need a roller to put it back in once removed .on most cars during paint it usually isnt removed and sometimes painted over .

i will take some pics and post it on how the beedings were fixed

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Can you please share, what hose did you use for the air vent?

I can cross check , but the easiest is to get to one of the heavy vehicles spares shop and you should be able to obtain it .I think its from the iveco truck

You have really put in a lot of effort and time into the car. Great work!
Thanks ...we still have a long way to go !!
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