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Old 26th December 2014, 13:09   #196
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I did get a set of new SS COX PLAIN (the early convex type, which also came on Heralds) hubcaps for my Herald a few years ago. But I was told the plain types are no longer available! The ones with the 3-pointed logo unfortunately are more 'popular'! :(

And, as Behram says, they do fit Fiat rims as well. Even the later padmini 'dimpled' hubcaps fit Herald and amby rims.
The plain stainless steel wheel caps by COX for ambassador and herald are still available (NOS) in some old shops!!
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The plain stainless steel wheel caps by COX for ambassador and herald are still available (NOS) in some old shops!!
I would like a set in that case!
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Yesterday, 25/07/2015 was a special day in the life of BYJ 276. About a week ago I had received a phone call from Mr Anand Kamathikar, son of the first owner of my car (48 year long ownership) Late Mr Balmukund Kamathikar requesting the presence of BYJ 276 at their residence for the day.

I agreed to leave the car. I was in Delhi on 24th July and had returned at about 7.15 am on 25/07. In the morning hours I left the car at their residence and the porch of the Kamathikar home, where this car spent its 48 years (1955- 2003) was vacated for the QUEEN. It was there for the whole day. The Kamathikars were having a gala family get-together and their two daughters, one son (Anand, he stays here with mother and family) and their families had gathered at Nagpur. They clicked dozens of pictures with the car.

In these Mrs Kamathikar is seen and her son Mr Anand is seen alongside the car and also pictures the porch can be seen. All the pictures are clicked in the Kamathikar residence.Sorry for some pictures that are not so good. I will post a few more soon.
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Yesterday, 25/07/2015 was a special day in the life of BYJ 276. About a week ago I had received a phone call from Mr Anand Kamathikar, son of the first owner of my car (48 year long ownership) Late Mr Balmukund Kamathikar requesting the presence of BYJ 276 at their residence for the day.
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Sweet pics! An old house- and an old car - lovely.

BYJ 276 looks a real classic! Must say that the original Bombay Presidency registration looks great on her!

P.S: Was there any private registration series for Nagpur in the Bombay Presidency series, apart from BYJ? There was BYY- but wan't that commercial? Pune had BYF and BYH for private registrations- along with BYL for commercial.

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2015 is for sure an eventful year for my Lady in Black. It has done three long distance runs from Nov 2014 till date - one to Sewagram (16/11/2014)- Wardha and back (about 190 kms), a trip to a farmhouse (02/08/2015) of a Central India Vintage Automotive Association (about 150 kms) and lastly a trip to Ghodazari Dam near Nagbhid (118 + 118 kms) on 1st November 2015.
It had also been to the house from where I had bought it - its first owner's house during August 2015 as it was Mrs Kamathikar's 80 th birthday. Her husband, the first owner Mr Balmukund Kamathikar passed away in 2007.
And now on 23/12/2015 the Lady in Black will turn SIXTY.
Some pictures from Nov 2014 to Nov 2015 :

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The Sewagram run of 16/11/2014

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The run to a farmhouse in Nagpur district of 02/08/2015

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The Ghodazari Dam run of 01/11/2015

And the car has never faltered at all, covering all these distances with the agility that can even put newer cars to shame.

Happy 60 th Birthday My Lady in Black

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Happy 60 th Birthday My Lady in Black
Just remembered. 23rd December 1955 is the date of original registration.

Six decades of being on the road. Six decades.

Happy 60th birthday BYJ 276!

And kudos to you sir- for having faithfully maintained her. Hats off!

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P.S: I'm sure the car is entitled to pension
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My car being readied by Mr Ashish Limbanna (seen in the picture) at his garage in Nagpur for handing over, yesterday. A fantastic job done at his garage.

Annual health check up of the black senior citizen was completed today. The engine, gear and rear differential oils were changed and the air filter and SU carburettor were cleaned.The first and third gear engagement had some hiccups that were repaired and corrected.

In the cosmetic department, the starter and choke switches (with C and S engraved) with cables were changed over to new ones. The front windscreen rubber beading is changed and is also fitted with a chrome insert. Thanks to Mr Lukose Thomas of Erode, T.N. for his help in sourcing some spares. The rear windscreen will also have a similar beading with the chrome plated insert within a few days. The tail lamp lenses are now "Lucas Made in England."

It has also got the 3 M coat after a thorough cleaning.

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More pictures to follow

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Some more touches given to the Landmaster very recently at Limbanna Motors. Again a 3 M job was done just prior to last Sunday's Times of India- CIVAA- SDPL , V & C Display and Rally.

The front and rear windscreen, new beadings have the aluminium trim. Thanks to Mr Lukose Thomas for sending them from Coimbatore. The last picture is of the car on display at the event of last Sunday (29/01/2017).

My Lady in Black continues to be graceful.

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Some more touches given to the Landmaster very recently at Limbanna Motors. Again a 3 M job was done just prior to last Sunday's Times of India- CIVAA- SDPL , V & C Display and Rally.

The front and rear windscreen, new beadings have the aluminium trim. Thanks to Mr Lukose Thomas for sending them from Coimbatore. The last picture is of the car on display at the event of last Sunday (29/01/2017).

My Lady in Black continues to be graceful.

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Sir, your car looks fabulous with all its original stuff. I feel painting the number plate would enhance its looks further.
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I have mostly posted pictures of my car with a gleaming look. Now for a change, some pictures that are a bit different clicked when the car was undergoing repairs at workshops during various times during the past. It underwent a major engine overhaul during Oct 2011 - January 2012

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Below: change of the rubber beading to fit the chrome strips on front and back windscreens 2016- 17. Thanks to Mr Lukose Thomas for shipping the rubber and chrome.

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