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Old 4th August 2009, 17:06   #31
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i have a 1960 model ohv ambassador.it had no ohv emblem on the sides of mudguard.was it missing?some says that earlier models had no such ohv emblem.i had seen" 0hv62"emblem on a 1962 model car.was it original ?
Vipin,

Until 1962 middle I think the Amby had the "OHV" Emblem on the front mudguards.

My uncle had a Amby 62 June delivery which had the emblem. But my Grandfather's - October 62 Delivery did not have it (Since october it may have been a "63" Model)

Both vehicles bought new by respective people delivered in Trivandrum (vehicle details still in Kerala MVD site). I have a feeling both vehicles have now been scrapped.

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R-nairtvm, My father used to own a 1961 Ambassador, registered KLE 1111, which was cream or white when bought. He then sold it and bought a Mark II, initially registered KLE 3333, which is now with me in Bangalore, registered CAP 3161. I saw 1111 more than 20 years ago in Trivandrum. It was painted black, by then. Do you know if its still around?
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R-nairtvm, My father used to own a 1961 Ambassador, registered KLE 1111, which was cream or white when bought. He then sold it and bought a Mark II, initially registered KLE 3333, which is now with me in Bangalore, registered CAP 3161. I saw 1111 more than 20 years ago in Trivandrum. It was painted black, by then. Do you know if its still around?
it is now owned by one M C Joy in PUNALUR .
the car is still having petrol engine and was running till at least 2006 as per dataavailable.
high probability that it is still around
by the way are you a vintage car restorer??
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Thank you Ajay, I've been trying to locate my dad's car for at least twenty years now. You don't know how happy my mother, who is now 89 years old, going to be! Yes, I'm an amateur vintage car restorer. You can see my details under the 'introductions' sub forum.
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Sunil saar,
Some pikchaars are in order. Waiting saar !
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I know you guys were getting impatient, so I thought I'd post the pics of the car "as is where is". The car is yet to be finished,upholstery,floormats,some electrical work etc.etc
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The car is coming out great SG. Is the car being done up at 'Fort automobiles'?

Makes me want to start restoring my '61!
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The car is coming out great SG. Is the car being done up at 'Fort automobiles'?

Makes me want to start restoring my '61!
Yup!! Fort Automobiles... unfortunately they are facing severe staffing problems..just like all garages in Kerala 'becos of the Gelf rush'..impossible to find good mechanics, tinkers, painters etc. so work gets delayed indefineltly!!
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Looking good sunil. I just love those tail lights ! BTW is the dashboard original ?
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with Superselect, get an original dash and paint the remaining parts.

i am sure it will look like a stunner.
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I must say, this is a remarkably original car! The only think wrong I could notice is the gearstick knob, which ought to be ivory colour. Have been searching for the original for my car for years! Do you have the rear seat ashtray? That is a rare item too. I was born and brought up in Ernakulam and would love to see the car next time I'm there.
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Looking good sunil. I just love those tail lights ! BTW is the dashboard original ?
No the dashboard is from another car, some @#%$&**% mechanic had fitted the latest fibre dashboard.Fortunately the previous owner had not thrown the meters away.Yup I must get the dashboard painted and lotsa small jobs.
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WOW!!! what a car, but the engine seems unoriginal.

what are these??
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Is the rectangular thing below the metres, the space for AC slider switches?? just like this-
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Dear Amit V8,
The button near the cluth pedal is the high beam to low beam switch.
Sorry, but I do not have any idea the one in the Instrument Panel, but it appears to be an AC control switch (may be fresh air / recirculating mode switch).
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The dash is post Mark II as it has the ashtray provision. The square shaped ash tray mounting provision continued for many years before it became integral with the dash. The mark I had a slotted square mount.
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The car looks great , most of the parts seems to be operational and very neat maintained . All the best - Please update the pictures at every level of restoration.
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