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Old 18th March 2009, 12:04   #46
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Took part in the Rally on 1/3/09, had all the fun and the whale of a time. There were nearly 100 entries of two and four wheelers. The cut off date was 31.12.1970 (date of registration) for the entrants. have put up a separate thread for the rally with lots of pictures.
No Lady Luck did not smile on My Lady Love in Black and though it had a fresh gleaming coat of paint and a much more original look as compared to the last time (it had won the Best Maintained Classic Car -Runner Up, 2007)there was no prize for yours truly this time. Prizes are not everything, but participation and derivation of all the pleasure surely is! Some more pictures:
The pre-rally check-up and before the application of a new black coat of paint!
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At the rally venue on the 1st of March'09
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Old 18th March 2009, 12:15   #47
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Mods request you to please delete the pictures appearing as
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Two more March First 2009 rally pictures here:
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Hi Anjan.

Lovely car, does it actually have the side valve engine ??

There used to be a sililar car in Hyderabad and it was all original and had was the only such car i ever saw that had a sidevalve engine.
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Lovely car, does it actually have the side valve engine ??

There used to be a sililar car in Hyderabad and it was all original and had was the only such car i ever saw that had a sidevalve engine.
Yes wasif the Landmaster has the original side valve engine-I thought there were many with the original engine but now with all the feedbacks pouring in, I find that a side valve engine is quite rare these days! Since the 1970's after the oil shock, most Landmasters became victims and were fitted with diesels and second hand OHV Ambassador engines.Some OHV engines were available at dirt cheap prices of around Rs 2K then, as the Ambys were also getting dieselised.
You will find a posted picture of the original engine in this thread in a post, in the earlier pages.
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There used to be a sililar car in Hyderabad and it was all original and had was the only such car i ever saw that had a sidevalve engine.
That's interesting! I might have seen this car- any more details, like the no. etc.? You could pm me if needed..
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That's interesting! I might have seen this car- any more details, like the no. etc.? You could pm me if needed..
Stanher.

The car I am talking about was a single owner car which belonged to the Ahmed Mills (postman Oil ) family in Raichur.

I'm not sure there were any such cars actually present in Hyd though.

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Hi Wasif,

Do you remember there used to be grey colour open top cut door car looks like Sunbeam or MG sports inside the Chinese Restuarant compound opp. Grammar School, Abids. The owner home used to be at Road#1 B.Hills where presently City Center Mall is standing.

Do you know where that car is now? Any idea.
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Some pictures of my Landmaster.These show the steering which has nearly got the original look. The Morris logo in the centre of the horn button and the horn ring are foreign. I could not get the usual "H" logo . The mirror is now original.
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Looking good Anjan ! Please remove the plastic cover on the steering wheel ??!
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Looking good Anjan ! Please remove the plastic cover on the steering wheel ??!
Thanks SS. The steering is too thin to hold and maneuver the old car.Its like any old car steering. That cover is really off place and kills the classic lines of the interiors. I'll try to get a better looking cover.
By the way, whats the status of your restoration of the Super Select ? Did not see the thread since long.
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Thanks SS. The steering is too thin to hold and maneuver the old car.Its like any old car steering. That cover is really off place and kills the classic lines of the interiors. I'll try to get a better looking cover.
By the way, whats the status of your restoration of the Super Select ? Did not see the thread since long.
Hey she's ready and on the road !! (except for some detailing...) Do check out the thread. BTW my SS too has a thin steering wheel, which at times I wonder if it'll take the pressure. But it works very well, and it's a great feeling to hold the big thin contraption !!
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@ anjan_c2007,
Its really great to see a Landmaster in a fine & original condition after a very long time.
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Hey she's ready and on the road !! (except for some detailing...) Do check out the thread. BTW my SS too has a thin steering wheel, which at times I wonder if it'll take the pressure. But it works very well, and it's a great feeling to hold the big thin contraption !!
I'll check out your SS pictures.Its nice to see that you like the slim steering of your SS.The steerings of the older cars were really slim.Even the older Ambassador steerings were slim.

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@ anjan_c2007,
Its really great to see a Landmaster in a fine & original condition after a very long time.
Thanks dhrishikesh. I never knew that the old side valve BMC engine thats fitted in my car would be such a rarity. Its only now that I realise that older Landy engines have been swapped by the hundreds with the diesels and OHV Amby engines that were easy to buy and get fitted to give a new lease of life to the car. It was the easiest thing to do on a Landy to keep it fit and running.
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Wow Anjan, well maintained Lady you have there keep it up man, would love to see more pictures!
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