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Old 23rd February 2012, 09:52   #631
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I am posting pictures of my 1966 Ambassador , which was restored by me and also she has the original petrol engine . i would like to hear your comments.

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S.Venkat Kumar
Wow!! it looks like as if rolled down from assembly line. This is what I call a MINT condition. I know how much of efforts must have gone behind this magnificent machine, any pics of engine bay? can you also try to post some before and restoration pictures. All the very best and you must be proud having this legend Mr Kumar.
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Thanks for the compliment. In 1966 the cars came with rubberized mats which I was not able to locate, the gear lever is the original and I have not put the wheel mats as the cars came from the factory without them and it was only an add on.
The car was done at a place called G T Tuners at Coimbatore
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Dear Sri Anjan
I have used Dupont. I shall post pictures of the engine bay and the boot shortly. I could not find the white wall tyres and I was eager to get the car on the road that is why I went to fix the nylon tyres. Thanks for the compliment
Venkat Kumar

John,
I shall try and if sucessfull will keep you posted
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Q:Was that gear lever knob also offered on Mk IIs? I would think it would have been a black unit by then.
That is the original gear lever knob.The black knobs came only later.I am elated by being complimented by Gurus like you.

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I am posting pictures of my 1966 Ambassador , which was restored by me and also she has the original petrol engine . i would like to hear your comments.

With regards
S.Venkat Kumar
Hello Venkat,

I truly admire your efforts. Your car looks so original and as good as new. Congrats! You must be feeling proud of your car.

Can you tell me if you faced problem sourcing the parts during restoration? How long did the duration take?

It's my absolute dream to buy a Mk-II Ambassador and restore it to stock condition just like what you've done.

Thanks,
Jose.
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Old 23rd February 2012, 14:03   #634
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Looking awesome, get hold of a set of white wall tyres too.


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Hi Venkat,

Can you help me get the the rubbers with the steel beeding for front & rear wind shield.

Thanks,
John.
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I'm also in need of these beedings with steel inserts for front and rear windshield. Pls do keep me posted too if these are available.

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-Vinay.
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That really is a beauty - amongst the nicest looking Mk IIs I've seen in a long time, especially love the colour. Great to see the trim on the windscreens and the non locking petrol cap, amongst other bits. Well done! Do share some more detailed pictures.



Was that gear lever knob also offered on Mk IIs? I would think it would have been a black unit by then.

Incidentally the rear numberplate with the 'ledge' is very much the original plate that was (and probably is still) offered on Ambys.
Ok....I thought the initial ones with this type of speedos had the white gear knob.
Also I am talking about those no. plates which had the nos. embossed on them.
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Hi everyone,
I am posting pictures of my 1966 Ambassador , which was restored by me and also she has the original petrol engine . i would like to hear your comments.

With regards
S.Venkat Kumar

Mr. Kumar, all I can say is that as far as restoration goes, to my eyes, this is as good as it gets. The restoration is so well done, the overall panel fit, the colours used (and I like the interior colours A LOT), the chrome etc. etc., it's all just too good. I think it's so good that even if there are some tiny bits that others have pointed out (I don't know much about classic Ambassadors/Landmasters), I would disregard all that and just stare at the car the whole day and seen my reflection if I owned the car.

I'd also be in a dilemma; with the traffic and roads in Calcutta, I would be very scared to drive such a pristine car!

Many many congratulations and yes, engine and other detailed pics please.

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Old 23rd February 2012, 17:16   #637
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Hi Anjan,

Those are some nice old aticles you have put up, kind of nostalgic. I had never seen a interior snap of the Hindustan Porter before.
Just day before yesterday I was tailing a car trying to figure out what the contraption was (from behind). The moment I managed to overtake him I saw that the front was that of an Amby! Now I know what that contraption was

PS: The car was a govt registered car which still had the 'white lettering on black back ground' number plate
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I also noticed the absence of the clock between the two guages - were Mark IIs ever offered with this clock?
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I also noticed the absence of the clock between the two guages - were Mark IIs ever offered with this clock?
This is the Ambassador in its avatar around 1965 or so. That configuration of the two Smiths meters sans the clock lasted for maybe a year till the Smiths were replaced by Yenkay's.
The 1964 Mark II indeed had the same dash as the Mark I it had replaced. The chrome plated ashtray, atop the dash also came with the Mark II. There were air vent slots in the Mark I on the dash top that gave way to the ash tray. Believe there were more smokers buying Ambys rather than people who wanted their cars to be well ventilated.
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The twosome with the ashtray (Mark II 1965-66)
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Awesome painting and restoration!.Congrats Venkat!.

Now, I'm confused about the meters.In a mark 2 manual,I had seen three small meters and 1 speedo with 3 round lights in the center and the same is there in my mark 2 1968 model. Is this correct or should I fix meters as in Venkat's car?
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Awesome painting and restoration!.Congrats Venkat!.

Now, I'm confused about the meters.In a mark 2 manual,I had seen three small meters and 1 speedo with 3 round lights in the center and the same is there in my mark 2 1968 model. Is this correct or should I fix meters as in Venkat's car?
Sanjeev your car is perfectly original. The Yenkay combo as you state came after 1966 and continued till 1969. Yenkays came around as the Ambassador was under government orders indigenised and so the imported components stopped after 1966.
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This picture is from teambhp. Here two of the small meters shown may not be original, but the original configuration is like this.The speedo and the fuel meter with the three light cluster is original however and so are the dash plate and the switches.

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pictures of my 1966 Ambassador , which was restored by me and also she has the original petrol engine . i would like to hear your comments.
Sir, that is an absolutely beautiful restoration!! The interiors look exceptional!

Excellent job, and congratulations!

Would love to see some pictures of the car before the restoration, and some more of the engine bay.

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This 1965 Ambassador belongs to my paternal uncle who passed away about 8 years ago. The car was in fine running condition, but has turned into such a condition, lately. Though I am a regular visitor to their residence, only today I could click some pictures of the car. Its front part is abutting against the compound wall, so access to click frontal portion pictures was not possible. The headlight rings have gone missing, though the tail lights are intact. The original seat upholstery (red and grey), under the torn front seat cover can be seen. The car is quite original (including the cream paint from the company), other than the clock on the dash that has been replaced. The chrome plated ashtray atop the dash has also been replaced.This is from among the last lot of Ambassadors to be fitted by HM with the clock and the 2 big Smiths meters. The clock disappeared maybe within a few months and the later ones came with the two big Smiths meters only. The car needs lots of TLC,which will come its way do not know when? It will sometime undergo restoration. So rather than post this in the rotting cars thread, with optimism, I am posting the pictures here. They will never like to part with the car however.
A quote here in Hindi " kash waqt ki kuch lagam hamare bus me hoti to" meaning " wish we had some control for regulating time." We see many cars in decaying conditions, but if it happens to be one that one or his/her near and dear one/s were personally possessed with, its painful !
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I couldn't believe this Anjan ! such an intact and original car is slowly rotting, this can can be as good looking as the one below. I hope thi car is cleaned and kept in such a way that it survives for some more time i.e., some cleaning and a proper cover, wooden blocks under the axle, storing the important cosmetic parts like the tail lamp, meters, grille etc till you lay your hands on her, I hope she gets your care soon.
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I couldn't believe this Anjan ! such an intact and original car is slowly rotting, this can can be as good looking as the one below. I hope thi car is cleaned and kept in such a way that it survives for some more time i.e., some cleaning and a proper cover, wooden blocks under the axle, storing the important cosmetic parts like the tail lamp, meters, grille etc till you lay your hands on her, I hope she gets your care soon.
Thanks Chanu for the suggestions. Hopefully some day that should happen. The relatives say it is not on their priority list, but let me try and convince them.
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