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Old 26th July 2008, 01:28   #466
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JD, nice pics. The sepia tone one could be placed on an old newspaper and scanned to pass it off as a Original Landmaster ad.

Congrads Steer, except for the beige leather. Looks fullto original. Or is it that it came with beige leathers? I would not know.
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Ok! The car was supposed to be delivered today, but they had some trouble in adjusting the 'Hanging pedals'. I think a certain somebody was very inspired by wild west movies and Thought all 'Hangings' were associated with the neck, and accordingly designed the 'Hanger' as High as possible.

Driving the car in traffic reminded me of the game where one needs to put your hands and legs on Dots with different colours!(Forgot the name!). It needed an elevator to go from one pedal to another!

To add to the masterpiece, the pedals were mounted on a plate inside the cabin, and guess what we have on the other side of the same rod in the engine bay? The master Cylinder for the brake, So everytime the brake was applied, the whole assembly would move in Tandem like a see saw!!
So now they are welding clamps on either side to stiffen it up and stop the flexing.

I Thot i saw a See-Saw..... I DID!!! I DID SEE A SEE SAW!!!My Landmaster Project-250720081530.jpg

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Ok! The car was supposed to be delivered today, but they had some trouble in adjusting the 'Hanging pedals'. I think a certain somebody was very inspired by wild west movies and Thought all 'Hangings' were associated with the neck, and accordingly designed the 'Hanger' as High as possible.
Are all the pedals in the car suspended, I have a 2004 Avigo and only the break and accelator I suppose are suspended but the clutch is from the ground up, have you managed to have all 3 pedals suspended or coing from the top?
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I have a 2004 Avigo and only the break and accelator I suppose are suspended but the clutch is from the ground up, have you managed to have all 3 pedals suspended or coing from the top?
That's surprising! I thought HM have adapted the set up from Conty. 12 years ago I got the same done on my Amby.
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That's surprising! I thought HM have adapted the set up from Conty. 12 years ago I got the same done on my Amby.
Rudra Sir, is it a big task to get the clutch pedel suspendid, and is there a huge difference in comfort compared to the pedel coming from the ground.

I feel my break pedel which is suspended, should have been longer, as the distence from the floor to the pedel is too much, and one has to lift the leg to engage the same.
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Rudra Sir, is it a big task to get the clutch pedel suspendid, and is there a huge difference in comfort compared to the pedel coming from the ground.
It's not a big task. Any competent workshop can do this for you. And yes there is a difference in comfort too.
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I feel my break pedel which is suspended, should have been longer, as the distence from the floor to the pedel is too much, and one has to lift the leg to engage the same.
This is difficult to say without actually seeing. Check out with some other cars of the same make and model.
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Got the car back from the garage yesterday, too while taking it to the upholstery plsce, the chutch cable gave way, and we lost the clutch. Thankfully, we were stationary at the time. The mech came, and we managed to get the thing runnning, when on the way, the brakes jammed . At the garage, they said the car would be ready only on monday, but thankfully we were able to pursuade them to do the work even though the garage was almost closed. Finally, we got the thing running, but all our chances of getting the carpeting done were over!!!

Anyway the landy was stuck, so thought of taking some pix!
My Landmaster Project-260720081537.jpg

My Landmaster Project-260720081539.jpg

JayZ's Swift comes to the rescue!!
My Landmaster Project-260720081538.jpg
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Final Update:(from me ie): The car was taken to shornour today by Zak, A S H V I N and MaH1R. Dont have much details about their road trip, which i expect will be put up soon by zak. Glad to know that they reached safe and sound.


Ever since the landy came, it's been a never ending series of Workshop visits and T-bhp meets, now its gone and i'm already missing it!. But i can see something equally interesting in the pipeline heh heh!!!!

A Parting pic, taken yesterday, after parking it @ Steers place
My Landmaster Project-260720081541.jpg
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JayD it was an excellent car.Looks extraordinary. Old mingled with the new. Why did you have to sell it? Is this the same Landy that was advertised a few months ago in Autocar?
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I Intercepted the car at NH-17 Near Kodungallur Driven by a bearded Mullah and a Companion.Being Closely escorted by two Machine gun wielding Officers in a Qualis. Was Raining like hell and i was on my trusted steed so made a dash home.
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JayD it was an excellent car.Looks extraordinary. Old mingled with the new. Why did you have to sell it? Is this the same Landy that was advertised a few months ago in Autocar?
Uh, surely you dont mean steeroid's landy?? That was never owned by JayD! He plus some other bhpians just helped get some of the things sorted out post restoration.
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JayD it was an excellent car.Looks extraordinary. Old mingled with the new. Why did you have to sell it? Is this the same Landy that was advertised a few months ago in Autocar?
That's what happen when you go to a movie mid-way (or is it the climax here) and miss the plot. At least here you can catch the story by starting at the beginning of this thread.
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JayD it was an excellent car.Looks extraordinary. Old mingled with the new. Why did you have to sell it? Is this the same Landy that was advertised a few months ago in Autocar?
Me?? Sell The car???? Yes, I agree some of us planned to sell the car and go on a holiday+Get a baleno+ a lot of other things, But the thought of a certain somebody with a certain 4X4 who would run it over me, caused me to change the plan!

P.S: If the car would have been advertised a few months back, the Ad would be something like,


1955 thing on 4 wheels for sale, in a garage.('Thing' and wheels are seperate though.)
Was called a Landmaster some time back.
Now its master calls me a lot of other stuff!
Everything Hidden.(Pretty sure u'll never find them)
Complete in-car entertainment system.(Heck its even got a see-saw!!!) (You see, playstations were not invented in 1955)

Lotsa stuff promised, pls buy this car and fulfill them!

Oh! And how can i forget:
Car ready for painting.

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Yesterday I drove my parents to the temple in the Landmaster, and I suddenly lost my cool.

After 7 months of painful waiting which involved dealing with all sorts of characters, their egos and their idiosyncracies AND having paid through my nose for what is essentially bodywork, I have a car that is so mechanically unsound that its basics dont work - the brake fries, the clutch judders and the petrol engine, which we decided to fit for refinement, sounds worse than a bloody matador engine. Then there's a rear differential that makes as much noise as a moving Indian Railways compartment.

The only thing that really works in that car is the A/c.

And meters that dont work. And a makeshift dashboard, and after all those months of empty tall talk by the garage, I still have the stupid new Amby steering wheel that came with the original car from Pune.

I cursed the people responsible (and irresponsible) from the bottom of my heart. What they have 'earned' is wrath and the money, all of 4.47 lakhs of it, is tainted by that look of pure disappointment on my father's face after the first ride - the initial excitement from the fantastic looks of the car wore out pretty fast.

Shoddy & makeshift mechanical work that even a 3rd grade garage would be ashamed of, cranky and moody garage owner, shady practices, empty, meaningless tall talk, promises that were NEVER kept till the last 2 weeks when others got involved and exhorbitant bills that I paid promptly.

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Yesterday I drove my parents to the temple in the Landmaster, and I suddenly lost my cool.

After 7 months of painful waiting which involved dealing with all sorts of characters, their egos and their idiosyncracies AND having paid through my nose for what is essentially bodywork, I have a car that is so mechanically unsound that its basics dont work - the brake fries, the clutch judders and the petrol engine, which we decided to fit for refinement, sounds worse than a bloody matador engine. Then there's a rear differential that makes as much noise as a moving Indian Railways compartment.

The only thing that really works in that car is the A/c.

And meters that dont work. And a makeshift dashboard, and after all those months of empty tall talk by the garage, I still have the stupid new Amby steering wheel that came with the original car from Pune.

I cursed the people responsible (and irresponsible) from the bottom of my heart. What they have 'earned' is wrath and the money, all of 4.47 lakhs of it, is tainted by that look of pure disappointment on my father's face after the first ride - the initial excitement from the fantastic looks of the car wore out pretty fast.

Shoddy & makeshift mechanical work that even a 3rd grade garage would be ashamed of, cranky and moody garage owner, shady practices, empty, meaningless tall talk, promises that were NEVER kept till the last 2 weeks when others got involved and exhorbitant bills that I paid promptly.

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I can imagine how you must be feeling and the level of fustration after spending a huge amount of money, and not getting the satisfactory results, I'm of the opinion that for the amount of money spent, you could have got yourself a brand new engine from HM, along with the total interiors, just like the ones that come in the new range, with leather seats. Actually you could have got yourself a brand new Grand Petrol with the best trim level onroad for the price. For the price I paid for my 2004 Avigo Petrol second hand, you could have got 3 of them for the amount spent on this car.

In any case, I still think this car can be fixed and made fantastic, if in the right hands, and you'll be better off putting in the new dashnoard from the Grand or the Avigo.
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