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Old 13th May 2010, 08:34   #166
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(ha ha ha) also Lukeskywalker.
Why sir?? I still offer any help if you deem it ok to use it.
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Old 13th May 2010, 09:35   #167
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Why sir?? I still offer any help if you deem it ok to use it.
Certainly, your locations and Riju's camerawork will be needed once i finish with the car.

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Interesting piece of work done on the car Pavan. We really need some good quality daytime pics of the car. The car has really come a long way from what it was and what it is now.

No offence meant, but the rear of the car reminds me of the DC Amberoid. Also, I feel it would look better if the wheel well was painted black. The chrome strip on the right fender is also missing in the restored car.
Will do it soon, the car is not polished as yet, also the interiors are not done due to the RTO hurry. Have seeked Rudra sirs help for the interiors. Most of the fittings will be done by today evening.


Regarding the rear. There are lots of fittings yet to go there.

The final design is not yet executed, once done, it might change. Lets wait and watch.
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Old 13th May 2010, 14:36   #168
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After a long wait, finally I got to see the Wolsley today. Thanks PK! I enjoyed the half day seeing all your lovely cars!
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Great work Pavan sir. I am happy to see it, well almost, 100% complete and on the road. So its finally ready for a new lease of life "THE SHOW STOPPER CAR"
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A suggestion - repaint the wheel wells in maroon, not white. I think it should look much better and more sober.
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Old 15th May 2010, 22:13   #171
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Thumbs down Things are getting beyond control right now.

As days are passing, the car is surely coming good, its getting all its attention its due. In the recent 2 weeks, my regular work has taken a beating, my pockets running dry, my phone bills rising, so is the outside temperature, also the car temperature and also my BP

The deadlock with the car owner and me never seems to end. As an enthusiast, i volunteered to restore the car, as usual without charging a single penny for myself. There are no restorers around my city who could have got the car to this stage within 8 months of restoration. I did it and i am proud of it.

But i am forced to work at the whims and fancies of the car owner.

1) Get the car out of its resting place - i did it instantly, when every restorer in Bangalore hesitated to do so.

2) Restore the car - did it with all my interests and expertise. Never bothered the car owner to get any parts, sourced it all myself.

3) Get the car ready as per RTO requirement - Did it exactly as per Chennai RTO Norms.

4) Resolve any niggles - Sourced parts myself, paid them myself, and finally the car is now roadworthy to be driven anywhere across the globe. Did the testing of the car, once in the day, once in the night and at whatever time i found. Gave office a miss lots of days to finish the car right in time for the RTO fitness test .

5) Drive the car to Chennai for Fitness - Agreed and got my mechanic to accompany me for a ardorous journey of 365 kms to chennai in a hot scorching Chennai weather. (Car owner not in country right now, being instructed by his Son-in-law)


Each and every passing day, the car is showing up small niggling issues, such as

1) Fuel pump failure - I myself sourced a suitable mechanical fuel pump, also an electrical fuel pump as backup and rectified the niggle

2) Radiator leakage - During testing, we started loosing water in the radiator, got it removed, repaired and re-fitted, now rectified.

3) Water pump failure - The water pump started making loud bearing noise, again i myself sourced a suitable pump and got it fitted, problem rectified.

4) Tandem Master cylinder - From the day 1 , we have been having issues with it, tried lots of solutions, finally Indrojits sarkars dad adviced that i remove it and replace available kits in the market, Thanks to him, i did it myself, surprisingly sourced the original , but old kit from Coimbatore and rectified the issue. Brakes and clutch working fine.

Inspite of all these, i have been asked to drop the car at owners place days before my journey, come back the earlier night, stay back at his place and drive the car to chennai. I have been asked to work as per his leash

I am not liking this anymore. I am asked to work on the car as if i am paid to do so,

I have told once clearly, that i am doing a favour, and kindly take it that way. I do not like to be controlled.

Only time will tell....

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Old 15th May 2010, 22:21   #172
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This is not a feeling you or any auto enthusiast would like. The last bit thats pending (drive to Chennai), insist and do it like how you would want to just the the entire restoration.

About the pending funds, you just need to show him the car and hopefully he understands the amount of work gone in and would settle it.

Good luck is all we can say!
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I would personally think that this is the last bit and you have made very good effrots to get the car to where it is and what state it is in now. Just give your best and give it a happy ending and let things be, after that, Be careful with the person you are dealing with.

No point in working so hard and then just letting everything end on a bad note.

Best of Luck!
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This is not a feeling you or any auto enthusiast would like. The last bit thats pending (drive to Chennai), insist and do it like how you would want to just the the entire restoration.

About the pending funds, you just need to show him the car and hopefully he understands the amount of work gone in and would settle it.

Good luck is all we can say!
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I would personally think that this is the last bit and you have made very good effrots to get the car to where it is and what state it is in now. Just give your best and give it a happy ending and let things be, after that, Be careful with the person you are dealing with.

No point in working so hard and then just letting everything end on a bad note.

Best of Luck!
Thank you guys for your kind words.

I have agreed to do this favour for the love for this car that i have restored.

But at my terms, cannot take a detour.

Favours are meant to be taken, not demanded.

I will make sure, this car will get its proper treatment. and will try to end this restoration on a good note.
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1. Can't you just handover the car as it is to him now.? You better do so. And clear all the dues. Hope the owner clears it.

2. I know that Interiors are not complete. But that he can get it done by someone else. You have successfully done all the major part of the restoration.

I personally saw the other day the way you were working hard to restore the cars. No task is easy but people should maintain the ethics when someone is doing a favor on them.

Anyway hats off to you for saving such wonderful Classics. Hope you don't get let down fully by this one restoration project and I wish you restore many more such Classics..

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I have agreed to do this favour for the love for this car that i have restored.

I will make sure, this car will get its proper treatment. and will try to end this restoration on a good note.
Thats the spirit saar. Hope the car is completed to full glory soon.

Sorry mods for the back to back posts.

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Whats the present status? Any improvement in terms of settlement of funds? When are you driving it to Chennai Pavan? Dont forget to take a well charged camera along. We need you to post many many pics!

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Hats off to Pavan Kadam for persisting with & restoring this car , I read the thread from the begining and his dedication to the project comes through , but , PK your last post reminded me of the 1957 film " Bridge Over the River Kwai " and Lt. Col Nicholson , if you persist with the restoration now , under the circumstances described - you are being taken for a ride - your expertise taken advantage off and then your efforts being belittled . So walk away my friend ( ?? ) and let the vintage community on this forum specifically the persons in and around Bengaluru take care of the owner when the car is displayed.

There are a lot of sailors expression which come to mind for the predicament you are in , but complying with the sensibilities of this forum ,I will restrain my self.

My apologies if I exceeded the brief permitted to me .
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Pavan Sir after reading the post I felt moved with the Intrest and dedicaton you have for the cars. I remember the post and pictures you have posted of this car when parked in a apartment when it was in a different colour. I can understand what all the pains, efforts, failures, stress etc etc you have gone through and as usual you have come out successfully.

As somebody else told you have been taken for granted for the love and effection you have for the cars. The car which now shaped up as on fine beauty is just because of you and you. We appreciate and admire the efforts of yours Pavan sir.
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1. Can't you just handover the car as it is to him now.? You better do so. And clear all the dues. Hope the owner clears it.

2. I know that Interiors are not complete. But that he can get it done by someone else. You have successfully done all the major part of the restoration.

I personally saw the other day the way you were working hard to restore the cars. No task is easy but people should maintain the ethics when someone is doing a favor on them.

Anyway hats off to you for saving such wonderful Classics. Hope you don't get let down fully by this one restoration project and I wish you restore many more such Classics..



Thats the spirit saar. Hope the car is completed to full glory soon.

Sorry mods for the back to back posts.
The car owner is presently in UK. I got a mail from him last evening, says things will be settled on his return. I do not want to leave the car at his house when its not completely ready. I dont like leaving things half done.

Anyways, Will comply and drive the car to Chennai for its scheduled Fitness test.

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Whats the present status? Any improvement in terms of settlement of funds? When are you driving it to Chennai Pavan? Dont forget to take a well charged camera along. We need you to post many many pics!
I will be leaving to Chennai tomorrow (Tuesday) I welcome any T-BHP'ians to accompany me on this trip. I will have a driver, a mechanic and myself. 2 more seats empty. Anyone can hop in.

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Hats off to Pavan Kadam for persisting with & restoring this car , I read the thread from the begining and his dedication to the project comes through , but , PK your last post reminded me of the 1957 film " Bridge Over the River Kwai " and Lt. Col Nicholson , if you persist with the restoration now , under the circumstances described - you are being taken for a ride - your expertise taken advantage off and then your efforts being belittled . So walk away my friend ( ?? ) and let the vintage community on this forum specifically the persons in and around Bengaluru take care of the owner when the car is displayed.

There are a lot of sailors expression which come to mind for the predicament you are in , but complying with the sensibilities of this forum ,I will restrain my self.

My apologies if I exceeded the brief permitted to me .

Yes sir, truly agree.

Will have to adhere to wait and watch policy.
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Dear Pavan,

Hats off to your passion for Vintage Cars.

Best of luck for your chennai Trip.
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