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Old 8th August 2014, 14:51   #16
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Indeed a pity I had to part with it. Its with a collector in Chandigarh now. I'm posting some pictures here.
What a lovely car, I can also see some more classics in the background . Is there a mini cooper??
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And have you ever seen a working rear screen? It used to be a spring loaded mechanism with a string running through the cieling and a ring close to the rear view mirror. You simply had to pull the ring and hook it to roll up the screen.
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Thats interesting - I've never come across such a system in a Hindustan before. Probably an accessory fitting? I doubt they were all offered with it. Nevertheless I will look for any clues in my car over the weekend.
It would be an interesting find if we can confirm for sure that the Hindustan's also sported the rear curtain mechanism, either as factory standard or as an accessory.

Karl, does the Hindustan manual you have mention anything about this mechanism?

Here are some pics (shared and labelled by Major Ravi Khanna) of the same mechanism on a Morris Oxford.
Should be easy enough to fabricate, I suppose

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It would be an interesting find if we can confirm for sure that the Hindustan's also sported the rear curtain mechanism, either as factory standard or as an accessory.

Karl, does the Hindustan manual you have mention anything about this mechanism?
There is no mention of the blind mechanism in the Hindustan 14 owner's manual. My car had this mechanism and it appears quite unlikely that it would have been some optional equipment, considering the cord went through the roof lining. I'm posting a picture from the service parts list of the Hindustan 14.
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Karl, does the Hindustan manual you have mention anything about this mechanism?
I checked both the Hindustan 14 manual as well as the Morris Oxford Series MO, both don't mention anything of the sort. The only extras are a radio, and a heater (mentioned in both manuals).

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Here are some pics (shared and labelled by Major Ravi Khanna) of the same mechanism on a Morris Oxford.
Should be easy enough to fabricate, I suppose
Thanks for sharing - this is super.

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There is no mention of the blind mechanism in the Hindustan 14 owner's manual. My car had this mechanism and it appears quite unlikely that it would have been some optional equipment, considering the cord went through the roof lining. I'm posting a picture from the service parts list of the Hindustan 14.
Fantastic. Any other special items mentioned in the parts catalogue?
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Here is a nice example that participated in the Delhi event in 2011.

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One question - did the crank handle hole cover ever have an "H" letter embossed into it like the Landmasters?

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Fantastic. Any other special items mentioned in the parts catalogue?

Will have to go through the catalogue in detail to see if there are other interesting things mentioned therein.

I'm posting a picture of our earlier Hindustan 14 which we had till 1986.
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Yeah, that's me on the bonnet.
Please note how the side lamps were integrated in the headlamps in the earlier models.

A Radiomobile Marconi radio set was fitted on this vehicle. I'll probably still be having it and will post pictures as soon as I'm able to locate it. Although an aerial provision on the 14 is made on the roof just above the front windscreen, I can see a telescopic aerial on the right fender.
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Please note how the side lamps were integrated in the headlamps in the earlier models.
Lovely, thanks for sharing. What year was your car?

I always wondered if the earliest models for Hindustan 14 too had the side lamps deleted, or just the original Morris. Thanks for clearing that up. It is also reflected in this early ad, though these renderings are notoriously inaccurate very often.

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What taillights did the car have? the conventional triangular units or the smaller circular units?
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Here is a nice example that participated in the Delhi event in 2011.

One question - did the crank handle hole cover ever have an "H" letter embossed into it like the Landmasters?
Quite a nice specimen there, Karl. But if you've noticed, from whatever little we can make out of the interiors, the switch knobs are not original. Also, the ignition light.

And yes, the 'H' was very much there on the handle hole cover on the Hindustan 14 too.

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Lovely, thanks for sharing. What year was your car?


What taillights did the car have? the conventional triangular units or the smaller circular units?
The black 14 we had was a 1949 and we had it for over 20 years.

The tail lights were the regular units like on the later model. Infact, this particular unit was also shared by the earlier Minors (including the low light).
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Both runners and generally original.
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Both runners and generally original.
That's a smart looking pair.

This Austin took part in a Kanpur event in 2010, apparently from Allahabad. They must have stood side by side at the RTO when being registered as new cars. Have they been reunited since?

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That's a smart looking pair.

This Austin took part in a Kanpur event in 2010, apparently from Allahabad. They must have stood side by side at the RTO when being registered as new cars. Have they been reunited since?

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Nice observation Karl! The Austin Somerset is a first owner car belonging to the Mitras at Allahabad, and is a regular rally participant. My dad tells me there would have been a gap of atleast two to three days between the registration of these vehicles.
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My dad tells me there would have been a gap of atleast two to three days between the registration of these vehicles.
Two to three days?! In today's registration scenario it would've probably been barely two to three hours!
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Two to three days?! In today's registration scenario it would've probably been barely two to three hours!
No sir! Today, even in a small time city like Allahabad, we are doing a series every two to three months, which makes it well over a hundred registrations every day. Gone are times when we could identify a person by their vehicle's registration number.
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No sir! Today, even in a small time city like Allahabad, we are doing a series every two to three months, which makes it well over a hundred registrations every day.
Which is why I commented that that the gap between one registration and the next would barely be a couple of hours!
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Hello everyone, nice to see this thread! Here are a few pictures of our Hindustan 14, taken at the Vintage Car Rally organised by the Karnataka Vintage and Classic Car Club, on the 10th of this month. This car has been with my family ever since it was bought, newly, in 1950. It took quite a while to restore, but it isn't complete yet as we need to add a few finishing touches to it; looking forward to any suggestions!
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