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Old 28th September 2015, 07:11   #61
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Outstanding Kartik. The commitment to this restoration is unmatched and congratulations on the outcome. Loved watching the progress of the restoration and the cream was the Ludhiana story

The before and after pictures give the true story
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Indeed the car is looking very, very nice. Your attention to keeping it as per original specs is to be commended. Regarding the not go good brakes, my Jaguar (from the same time period) also suffers from the same issue. I have put in new shoes and adjusted all correctly. IMHO, we, the drivers of modern times have been spoiled by disc brakes. In the olden days all cars took many, many feet to stop. Since all cars had similar braking, it was OK. But today, one has to be super careful and anticipate the stopping distances.
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Outstanding Kartik. The commitment to this restoration is unmatched and congratulations on the outcome. Loved watching the progress of the restoration and the cream was the Ludhiana story. The before and after pictures give the true story

Waiting now for your next project
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Thanks for the lovely collage KPS, I will post the details of the next project as we make some decent progress !


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Indeed the car is looking very, very nice. Your attention to keeping it as per original specs is to be commended. Regarding the not go good brakes, my Jaguar (from the same time period) also suffers from the same issue. I have put in new shoes and adjusted all correctly. IMHO, we, the drivers of modern times have been spoiled by disc brakes. In the olden days all cars took many, many feet to stop. Since all cars had similar braking, it was OK. But today, one has to be super careful and anticipate the stopping distances.
Thank you again Sir, you are very right about the brakes and like you said its more about anticipation and practice.

Yesterday being Sunday took the opportunity to take her out for a good drive which was very enjoyable.

First we went to pick some lassi from the famous lassiwala on Mirza Ismail Road.
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Further went to Albert hall museum and took a few pictures there.

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The car drove very well and is great fun to drive.

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Old 1st January 2016, 15:50   #64
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To start the year on a good note, took out both my British cars for a drive in the afternoon sun.

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Happy New year to everyone !
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Hi Kartik,

I somehow feel that the front bonnet is not right because the front grill is sitting low. I hope I am able to rightly illustrate what I mean

Here are is picture from the net.

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The angled bonnet is not matching the squarish shaped car

I am open for correction

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Hi Kartik,

I somehow feel that the front bonnet is not right because the front grill is sitting low. I hope I am able to rightly illustrate what I mean

The angled bonnet is not matching the squarish shaped car

I am open for correction

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KPS,
You are right but the issue is not with the bonnet or the front grill, everything there has fallen in place, the issue is that the car is too high from the back and rear leaf springs have to give way to make it go lower from back and it should then rise from front, we are hoping that after driving her on our great roads for a few hundred Km's it should find the right balance, I hope it works, here is a picture to illustrate.

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Notice the gaps between the tyres and the body in front and back.
However the picture you have posted is a sports saloon and I think they are more squarish, here is a picture of another P3 from the net.

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Anyways I am not too happy with it myself and I hope to correct this any which way !

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wow @KartikeyaL . This is an impeccable restoration to say the least ! Amazing job. Looking forward to your other projects as well
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Excellent job impeccable attention to detail .

Wonderful looking car, a lot of hard work went into the restoration

But please give thought to what KPS said , may be the body needds to be re-aligned on the chasis by a couple of inches and the radiator raised up

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The car looks great

The sports saloon bonnet appears to be longer in length. Did it have a bigger engine?

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wow @KartikeyaL . This is an impeccable restoration to say the least ! Amazing job. Looking forward to your other projects as well
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Excellent job impeccable attention to detail .

Wonderful looking car, a lot of hard work went into the restoration

But please give thought to what KPS said , may be the body needds to be re-aligned on the chasis by a couple of inches and the radiator raised up

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Chauhan Sir,
Thank you for the motivation, will definitely look into this, thank you again.

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The car looks great

The sports saloon bonnet appears to be longer in length. Did it have a bigger engine?

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No, they were both available in 4 cylinder (rover 60) and 6 cylinder (rover75) versions .
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What an epic journey!! Deepest admiration for your work and attention to detail. Yet one more car from that great manufacturer Rover is rescued. Hats off to you Sir
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