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Old 2nd September 2008, 15:50   #46
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oh man! thats a lot of work! btw there are some parts lying with me which i picked up from KB100 last month. Guess we need to get that to the car as well. What happened to the other Isuzu Petrol engine? Am sure that would be a good swap!
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Saar,

Dont you remember that you have a spare engine ad GB sitting in my garage. We need to get that out to Shoranur before I run over it one of these days.

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Dont you remember that you have a spare engine ad GB sitting in my garage. We need to get that out to Shoranur before I run over it one of these days.
Sigh! Its one of those things I need to do, but have no idea how to.

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What was the car's stint in Bangalore all about?
It served as a fund-transfer mechanism - from my account to several others. Also known by the popular term 'rip-off'.

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I'm sure your old man knows but no harm reminding him once again:

Connecting joint of two prop shafts often makes thud sound under heavy load. This generally happens due to alignment problem.
Thud would have been bearable. Mine goes Thud-Thud-Thud-Thud-Thud - throughout the journey.

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oh man! thats a lot of work! btw there are some parts lying with me which i picked up from KB100 last month. Guess we need to get that to the car as well.
Yeah man - too many things to do.

The issue with moving the engine is not about how we transport it, but more about how can we MOVE it from where it is. Its bloody heavy and took about 4 people to load and unload it.

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hmmm. well there is a solution. come onam or maybe earlier, a certain scorpio from Bangalore with a driver by the name of Kumar and an occupant wearing a mundu and chugging some Kf could head out to the motherland. rest and recouperate for a day or two. relax rejuvinate and consume copious amounts of toddy whilst enjoying the rains and onam festivites. May I tempt you with a Sadhya or two?
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Which steering rack is this ? and was it new or where did it come off from ? If not i think cutting up the rack is a very very bad idea. keep the rack same and change the tierod end linkage arms

Can the Landy Steering be fixed on the Nova Steering Column Milling ?

Which discs are these ? From Conti or Amby ? from where ? what price ?

Ask the old man to do an extra metal clamp under the gear box near the gearbox tail rubber mount, otherwise it will start to sag in no time.

The Engine yes that would be the best idea, but if next engine also dosen't work i think unlike changing 6 engines like Rudra sir changed it would be better to overhaul the current engine , and what happened to the GTO engine ?

Whose there at the workshop to look after the Landy ?

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Ask the old man to do an extra metal clamp under the gear box near the gearbox tail rubber mount, otherwise it will start to sag in no time.
Have you done this in your car? If yes, can you post a picture of that?
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Which steering rack is this ? and was it new or where did it come off from ? If not i think cutting up the rack is a very very bad idea.
Made in Trichur power-steering unit - custom made for Ambassadors. Costs between 6 and 12 thousand, depending on what all needs to be changed. Guaranteed to work flawlessly as endorsed by the Taxi drivers in the district.

The rack is not being cut-up but it needs to have new mounts made to fit onto the Land.

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Can the Landy Steering be fixed on the Nova Steering Column Milling ?
Since the old man (not Rudra) suggested this over the Gypsy column, I guess he knows what he is doing.

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Which discs are these ? From Conti or Amby ? from where ? what price ?
Also from Trichur - dont know what make.

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Ask the old man to do an extra metal clamp under the gear box near the gearbox tail rubber mount, otherwise it will start to sag in no time.
Thanks, will do - if he hasnt worked this out already.

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Whose there at the workshop to look after the Landy ?
My dad.


Too early to make a call on the engine - let the old man open it up.

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Landmaster Project - Part II-020920081579.jpg

Landmaster Project - Part II-020920081578.jpg

Just came back from under my car,This kind of a clamp is what I said just to support the gearbox.
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I am no mechanical engineer, but the clamp does not look well engineered to me. Welded at the wrong place, if you ask me.
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I am no mechanical engineer, but the clamp does not look well engineered to me. Welded at the wrong place, if you ask me.

Dude, the whole car is not well engineered if u ask me,the clamp have held itself for the last 600km, I check the under body during every washing, nothing else to do , even after all these ,I learned the lesson the hard way , if you want to drive an Amby like a normal car , get yourself a normal car , this just would not hold up even the very simple abuse you throw at it, something will go kaput in a months time , watch my thread , will keep you guys updated.
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Dude, the whole car is not well engineered if u ask me
I agree and how!

For those who are thinking of going for an old Amby or landy (very few would go, I'm sure) and do it up, please keep few things in mind:

1. These cars cannot be noiseless. Something or the other will crop up now and then to keep you busy.

2. Door alignments go wrong on a regular basis. Indian road condition and pre historic designs at work here.

3. Rear window and luggage boot join area is the one where you'll see paint cracking first.

There are more to add but let all the owners add their point as we go.
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Window winders - all have their teeth worn out, new levers/gears to be fitted.
And it will do so again in every 5 or 6 months.
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Ashvin - When is Onam??
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interesting question there Ishaan. 12th is the main day. 13th and 14th(sat sun)
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hmmm. well there is a solution. come onam or maybe earlier, a certain scorpio from Bangalore with a driver by the name of Kumar and an occupant wearing a mundu and chugging some Kf could head out to the motherland. rest and recouperate for a day or two. relax rejuvinate and consume copious amounts of toddy whilst enjoying the rains and onam festivites. May I tempt you with a Sadhya or two?
Might happen man.. might happen. Only thing is dunno if both the engine gb sets will fit in the scorp..
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