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Old 3rd December 2008, 18:39   #76
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What is the Status on the Headlight Rings?
Do you mean do I have the headlight rings? yes i do thanks to a fellow Bhpian
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For everyones reference i am attaching diagrams of the headlight assembly. The first image shows the headlights to European spec where they had a glass at the back to light the engine compartment The second image shows the sealed beam headlights used in the US export models and the late 57 models.

I however will be using the first type as shown in the photographs.
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For everyones reference i am attaching diagrams of the headlight assembly.
Thanks, thats quite useful.

Ive noticed the American spec cars had very thick headlight rings as illustrated, plus the characteristic anda parking lights are replaced by round units with an adapter base. Tail lights too have some queer base unit, possibly shared with the wagon. I wonder why. US lighting regulations may be.

Also note the later style of wheel and wheelcap combination.
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Also note the later style of wheel and wheelcap combination.
well thats our backup option if we cant find our rims

okay after I got back today, went trooping to the garage to take a look at the car, and behold the mother of all sights. well the pictures will so most of the talking. Also you should see the external aluminum fuel cap has now replaced the incorrect fuel flap door. We managed to fabricate a rubber neck for it as well
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okay after I got back today, went trooping to the garage to take a look at the car, and behold the mother of all sights. well the pictures will so most of the talking. Also you should see the external aluminum fuel cap has now replaced the incorrect fuel flap door. We managed to fabricate a rubber neck for it as well
Great stuff. Is that the final coat underneath? Differential, chassis and suspension components etc should be in red ox primer. Ill await President to give us exact combinations as he has just finished detailing his car's underside, and it looks phenomenal.

Can you show us the rubber neck too?

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Wow Amol, that's quite acrobatic ! Tell me is it ok to keep the car like this, with all its weight on the side ? I mean can the body take it ? How much better / worse is it to jack up the car as in a service station ?
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Hey amol, awesome job man! I can say for sure that your car will turn up concours!

Btw, sorry for the but I noticed this red car in 2 of the pic.s- it looks like a Triumph Spitfire! Any history on this??
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You are one amazing guy. So much effort has been put into this restoration project.
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Wow Amol, that's quite acrobatic ! Tell me is it ok to keep the car like this, with all its weight on the side ? I mean can the body take it ? How much better / worse is it to jack up the car as in a service station ?
Im sure your car will go through the same. Its quite freaky when the car goes on one side, but it doesnt affect the car in any way. All my cars have gone through this procedure. In fact, 6466 was like this yesterday.
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Im sure your car will go through the same. Its quite freaky when the car goes on one side, but it doesnt affect the car in any way. All my cars have gone through this procedure. In fact, 6466 was like this yesterday.
And I guess it isn't necessary to take out the engine from the car for this either?
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And I guess it isn't necessary to take out the engine from the car for this either?
Nope. Absolutely not. The Chassis is Strong enogh to take the weight of the engine with the tilt.
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Great stuff. Is that the final coat underneath? Differential, chassis and suspension components etc should be in red ox primer. Ill await President to give us exact combinations as he has just finished detailing his car's underside, and it looks phenomenal.

Can you show us the rubber neck too?
No Karl not the final coat, still have to complete the exhaust system, and all patches along the edges, i personally thinkits best to paint the whole underside with a good coat of paint then leave anything in redoxide, as weather in bombay can get very nasty and undo your restoration quickly.


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Wow Amol, that's quite acrobatic ! Tell me is it ok to keep the car like this, with all its weight on the side ? I mean can the body take it ? How much better / worse is it to jack up the car as in a service station ?
When i restored my mercedes, i had put jacks all along the bottom of the car, ofcourse the weight of a ponton is tremendous and you possibly cant use this methods on larger heavier cars.

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Btw, sorry for the but I noticed this red car in 2 of the pic.s- it looks like a Triumph Spitfire! Any history on this??
yes its a spitfire indeed belongs to a illustrious bombay collector who has just purchased mumbai's oldest taxicab and will be restoring it to concourse condition. will post pics of the taxicab when i get a chance. The spitfire is there for some mechanical work though.
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No Karl not the final coat, still have to complete the exhaust system, and all patches along the edges, i personally thinkits best to paint the whole underside with a good coat of paint then leave anything in redoxide, as weather in bombay can get very nasty and undo your restoration quickly.
Hmm, the flooring too should be in body finish. Dismantle all the suspension before doing that, over run of paint looks cheap and is impossible to get out later. Chassis, differential, suspension etc should all be in redox primer, and do try and detail it.
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Hmm, the flooring too should be in body finish. Dismantle all the suspension before doing that, over run of paint looks cheap and is impossible to get out later. Chassis, differential, suspension etc should all be in redox primer, and do try and detail it.
okay i'll pass on your message, you can call him too if you like with the exact instructions
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Default Trial fit for exterior trim and fittings

Hi folks, as the bodywork draws to close, i think its always a good idea to check whether the bodywork has affected the original line and level of all the external chrome and fiitings.

Also time to start looking at the interiors, I found the original seats beneath all the velvety stuff that existed when i got the car, you can see the original pattern on the rear seat back, also thank god all the aluminum trim for all the seats is in place. Difficult to fabricate it. i was quite surprised to find the original upholstery in a brown/tan shade i was expecting greyish blue upholstery like the famous peacock blue car in pune.

Okay guys i need your help...can someone post pictures of the type of ashtray behind the front seat? mine is missing.
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