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Old 20th July 2008, 21:30   #16
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Yes karolsdeville - it belongs to Tim and Joe who did the Oxford to oxford Run to commemorate 50 years of this car!
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Old 26th July 2008, 21:09   #17
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Default The Landmaster's rear view and a better image of the dash

My Landmaster's front are side views are much visible on this thread and on My Garage. This is the rear view for the first time. Another dash's picture is also attached here.

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Old 1st August 2008, 19:29   #18
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ADVICE NEEDED
Friends can will you be able to please with your experience answer my query. One headlight sealbeam (left one) of my Landmaster is of Lumax make. The other one is Lucas , Made in England. I have now procured not the whole sealbeam, but the outer glass cover of make Lucas Made in England. Is it wise to change the Lumax glass cover and get the Lucas glass cover fitted on the reflector/sealbeam? Or should I wait till I get the full sealbeam of Lucas, Made in England?

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Old 16th August 2008, 21:03   #19
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The car is also featured on the New York Times website. It can be seen at:-

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Well done, Sir!
The 55 lady in black does not look her age at all!
It will be pure pleasure to drive her around.
Enjoy!
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Thanks sammy boy for your observations. Yes the car is a treat to drive.
More pictures of my Landmaster. The SU carburettor is seen in a picture. This SU carburettor looked so complicated in the beginning, but now I have got used to dissect it bit by bit for cleaning/ tuning and then reassemble. Really a marvellous carburettor. I was reading Auto Express car buyers guide of the early 1908's 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 and so on. Many budget and luxury British cars sported the SU carbs. SU stands for guess what?
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Too gud sir,it is looking very beautiful.
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Every time I see your car, I wonder what made me hand over my car to the bunch of incompetent rip-offs that ruined it totally.
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SU stands for guess what?
Skinner's Union if I remember right.
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Every time I see your car, I wonder what made me hand over my car to the bunch of incompetent rip-offs that ruined it totally.

Vinasha kaale vipareetha buddhi - what else? Dont worry, you landy will get well too - I am sure
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Amazing car sir.....whenever i come down to Nagpur next time, i will surely drop by your place to meet this beauty..
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Thanks sumanth,prabhuav and agspins. agspins you are most welcome!
Karl here's the SU story in brief.You're right its Skinner's Union.

mail from Mr Richard Monk, Spares Secretary, MCOIC, Oxford
Hello Anjan,
A long time ago you asked me what SU stood for, I am now able to
tell you. My partner Katy and I have just returned from a holiday in Oxford
close to where the Morris factory was, we had time to visit a new museum
dedicated to William Morris, the founder of Morris Motor cars. I bought a
book on Morris and it mentioned how William Morris had been impressed with
the SU carburretor in the 1920,s and managed to buy their factory and bring it within his company. The original company making the carbs were involved in the making of shoes, their name was Lilley and Skinner. Carl Skinner was interested in engineering and designed the SU carb. SU stands for Skinners Union. So now you know. I hope all is well with you.
Best wishes, Richard Monk.

The following cars among the many had SU carburettors in the 1980's.
(1) Morgan Plus 8
(2) BL Rover 2300/2600S
(3) BL Princess
(4) Morris Ital
(5) BL Mini Metro
(6) Jaguar XJ 6 (Twin SU HIF)
(7) Austin Allegro
(8)Bentley Mulsanne (twin SU HIF 7)
(9) Bentely Corniche (SU 4A1 compound four choke)
(10) Rolls royce Silver Spirit (Twin SU HIF 7)
(11) Rolls Royce Camargue (two SU carbs)
(12) Rolls Royce Corniche (two SU carbs/ Bosch K- Jetronic injection for the
US market)
(13)Hindustan Trekker
(14) Sipani Dolphin
(15) Daimler Limousine (two SU carbs)
Interestingly the Rollls Royce Phantom sported a Solex four choke carb.
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Every time I see your car, I wonder what made me hand over my car to the bunch of incompetent rip-offs that ruined it totally.
Steeroid hope things are working now. I can only wish you all the very best for a happy and healthy Landmaster.
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An update- My Landmaster's five year fitness was valid till August 2008.It was July and I woke up from my slumber to chalk out a plan to save the original (Bombay State) R.C. and T.C. book from destruction at the hands of the uncouth babus.
Yes thats true, because every car or any motor vehicle whatsoever, no matter how old within the state of Maharashtra, mandatorily now needs to surrender the original R.C. and T.C. books and in lieu get the plastic smart card with coded data, if the RTO office is approached for renewal of registration/ fitness, transfer of ownership or any other paper work for the motor vehicle.
I am not that smart to deserve a smart card, when it comes to my dear Landy so I had to scheme something. I approached our leader the local MLA Mr Devendra Fadnavis, who gave me a patient hearing. He immediately phoned the RTO and told him to do the fitness tests etc and make the entry in the old R.C. and T.C. book manually,telling him not to destroy the these original documents under any circumstances. The RTO gave his nod on the phone. I met the RTO a few days later, on the D Day and referred to his discussions earlier with Devendraji. The fitness tests were taken by an Inspector and my "Lady in Black" emerged FIT' N FINE.
After completing the whole gamut and paperwork, I was handed over the manually entered R.C. and T.C. books. And guess what? The Landy is now fit until August 2013. My special thanks to Mr Devendra Fadnavis.

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