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Old 20th November 2009, 23:11   #16
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anjan,

Sorry I wasn't aware of that, thanks for the info. So in that case, MP shouldn't done the re-registering.

Manish, sorry about the little OT.
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Old 21st November 2009, 06:56   #17
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anjan,

Sorry I wasn't aware of that, thanks for the info. So in that case, MP shouldn't done the re-registering.

Manish, sorry about the little OT.
No Issue and yes MP should not have done the re-registering, but then since my town became part of Chattisgarh, number change in any way is inevitable. How ever I would have been Interesting if they had alloted the old series after the division of state.

Bye the way all old cars got MP XX W XXXX as in my car MP 24 W XXXX

and then recently after purchase CG 04 Zp XXXX.
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Old 21st November 2009, 09:10   #18
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Surprise, surprise..
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Old 22nd December 2009, 20:38   #19
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Manish: Please post pics of all the original parts you have.
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Old 1st May 2010, 21:23   #20
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Long time no update. My mechanic Mr. Kannan was busy with Austin, Merc, Morris. But now soon the work is going to start.

Meanwhile I have acquired a lot of Original stuff. Will start posting them for documentation.

Here a few pictures of my car, taken long back. Lots and lot's of rust. All original components have been removed from the car.

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Hope Mr. Kannan takes your car asap!
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Old 1st May 2010, 21:37   #22
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Has the work began Manish ? Whats the estimated time he gave ?
Will find some time to go and check out your car in the garage.
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Manish, all the best buddy - you've got a big job ahead .
Remember to remove ALL the plastic components, esp the steering wheel etc, when you begin. They are susceptible to damage when doing the overall job.
I have learnt this the hard way.
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Great rescue Manish. Wish you all the best with this restoration. Waiting for the detailed thread and report with pics.
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@ Arun and Sujith: Mr. Kannan has agreed to take my car, no time frame yet provided. Need to revisit him.

@ Ravi Bhau: thanks for the advice. Almost all hard to find parts are off the car. Removing steering wheel has posed some chalange, resulting in a small chip comming loose. Lets see how the garage handles this job.

@ Gogi praji: Yes I am also eager to document.

Yesterday my Parts store gave me a screw jack saying it is for fiat. I dont think so can any one confirm. In principle it works the same

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Glad to hear that the car will be going to restored at last. Do keep us updated Manish bhai on the progress.
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Hi Manish,
Did Mr. Kannan confirm that you can give the car to him this week?
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Yesterday my Parts store gave me a screw jack saying it is for fiat. I dont think so can any one confirm. In principle it works the same
Looks pretty similar to the original. Any lettering on it? From my memory looks identical to the original one supplied with our car.
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Looks pretty similar to the original. Any lettering on it? From my memory looks identical to the original one supplied with our car.
No lettering :O{. I checked with magnifying lens not even fainted one.
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No lettering :O{. I checked with magnifying lens not even fainted one.
Remember NEVER to use this jack even if it is in good condition. The jacking ports are located in the centre below the running boards, and go weak with age. You will see many cases where the running board simply collapses and causes hard to repair damage. Use a conventional scissor jack when needed.
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