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Old 2nd March 2010, 23:08   #46
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Sad to hear about the standstill! 'was looking forward to seeing the completion of this resto! 'hope it is done by a more capable tinker from now on.
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Sad to hear about the standstill! 'was looking forward to seeing the completion of this resto! 'hope it is done by a more capable tinker from now on.
The most eluding part " CLUTCH SLAVE CYLINDER" just came into my hands this day afternoon.

Year end and work is almost standstill, so just thought of dropping by our good old "Gujri" i see one herald gearbox being opened, though there was no car, the scrap guy said, the car is undergone an engine and gearbox change by some collector, the gearbox made its way to his shop.

Got my hands dirty and relieved him of that particular part, which was in good condition for Rs 650/-

Now i have everything to start the engine and run it
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Pavan: Jadsons was telling me that you had requested for some Herald parts.. Did you collect them?
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Pavan: Jadsons was telling me that you had requested for some Herald parts.. Did you collect them?
Thank you arun, dont bother, coz everytime i go there he says the part is available, but eachtime i come back empty handed.

Good news is!............ I found the part i was looking for, Good old Stephen square

The second good news is, the car has moved out of the present workshop to a better place,where we decide to complete the mechanical restoration of the car first.
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The second good news is, the car has moved out of the present workshop to a better place,where we decide to complete the mechanical restoration of the car first.
Good to find the car under attention again! Atleast this time though, I suggest you get the body lifted off chassis and the latter worked on!
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Good to find the car under attention again! Atleast this time though, I suggest you get the body lifted off chassis and the latter worked on!
Thanks Shyam, the chassis as such has 0% rust, we had put the car on a ramp earlier to check underbody rusting, surprisingly the chassis is intact and no signs of rust anywhere.

We are now at a point where, the paint shade has to be chosen. I've been getting various quotes from different painters since 3 days, average quoted prices for full painting is ranging between 27K and 30K

We are using Duxone or maybe a dupont, single color. Need some color suggestions here Please............

Are the above quoted prices OK for a Herald?
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the chassis as such has 0% rust, we had put the car on a ramp earlier to check underbody rusting, surprisingly the chassis is intact and no signs of rust anywhere.

I've been getting various quotes from different painters since 3 days, average quoted prices for full painting is ranging between 27K and 30K

We are using Duxone or maybe a dupont, single color. Need some color suggestions here Please............

Are the above quoted prices OK for a Herald?
Well, from my experience, any chassis may look good when seen 'intact'
ie. on the car. The one I'm restoring gave me (and even more to jai) more horror stories when it was opened up!
Rust can collect even at the top of the chassis rails, which is not visible when the body is mounted on top.

27k-30k just for a paint-job, that too for a Herald, which is even smaller than a car like Esteem, seems a bit steep. But is the quality of the work assured?

Here are the period colour combos for '62 Heralds, most of them being dual colours (known as duotone, and in my jargon as the "half-saree colour combo"- remember?! ) IMHO it was the most distinctive paintjob for a Herald.

Sebring white and signal red:



Sebring white and Litchfield Green:



-do- and Winchester blue (kind of like this):



Black and even signal red were offered as the only single colours.

BTW, pavan- also forgot to mention- do see the front bumper-guard mounts (circled) are corrected to accept the original longer ones. They seem to have been cut small for fitting the smaller guards (taken from a later herald)
My first Herald too had such an unfortunate mod done on it.

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Here are couple of pics. for reference of the original ones:

1967 MK1 Standard Herald-Restored-chfront01.jpg

1967 MK1 Standard Herald-Restored-chfront2.jpg

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One more set of painters visited the workshop today. The prices wont bugde

I also agree with them now, since the tinker left midway without doing the body filler job, its now the painters job to start with bodyfiller which as per him will take 1 weeks job and 2 boys at work.

Brakes are being checked today, radiator needs a complete overhaul.

Will post some pics tomorrow.
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One more set of painters visited the workshop today. The prices wont bugde

I also agree with them now, since the tinker left midway without doing the body filler job, its now the painters job to start with bodyfiller which as per him will take 1 weeks job and 2 boys at work.

Brakes are being checked today, radiator needs a complete overhaul.

Will post some pics tomorrow.
Found the fuel tank opener which Stanher had mentioned

New place, the car is getting little bit of care.
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since the tinker left midway without doing the body filler job, its now the painters job to start with bodyfiller which as per him will take 1 weeks job and 2 boys at work.
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Found the fuel tank opener which Stanher had mentioned

New place, the car is getting little bit of care.
Pavan, glad you finally found the fuel-filler opening!

But more importantly, I noticed for the first time in your pics., the tinkering has not (yet) been done sufficiently on the car, especially the door and runner board on the right side (circled) dont look too good to me. Do see that this is sorted out, before you proceed with the bodyfiller work. As you'd mentioned the last tinker who worked on the car was a young chap who wasnt experienced with these cars, the result is understandable.

Also how come the previous tinker didnt bother to take off even one of the "herald" roof badges and the trim around the rear of the roof (circled) before going ahead with the primer??!
Also do see that the bonnet catches/locks on either side and the rear bumperguards and tail-light assembly are all off as well, before you start the painting.

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Pavan sir any updates on the car. Did you managed to get it painted or is it lying as it was. Know that you were extremely busy restoring the MG Wolsley but was curious to know the progress.
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Pavan sir any updates on the car. Did you managed to get it painted or is it lying as it was. Know that you were extremely busy restoring the MG Wolsley but was curious to know the progress.
We started the car few days ago. but could not continue further since we do not have the stock radiator.

The painter will be giving his quotation in a day or two , only after the MG is moved out of his place.

Very soon, we will have the car painted.

Will update soon.
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Very soon, we will have the car painted.

Will update soon.
PAVAN, Pleasee let me know when the car is being painted. Would love to see!
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Hi Pavan,the 1962 heralds had the handle on the bonnet & the dashboards were fiber.In 1963, the bonnet handles dissappeared and from 64 onwards the indian yenkay instruments with a wooden facia panel were introduced.

Looking at the photographs, body work needs to be improved.Most important in the resoration of the heralds is the bonnet setting.This can make or mar the car.

When are you visiting Chennai?
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Hi Pavan,the 1962 heralds had the handle on the bonnet & the dashboards were fiber.In 1963, the bonnet handles dissappeared and from 64 onwards the indian yenkay instruments with a wooden facia panel were introduced.
Sorry to state otherwise Mr. Ananth, but AFAIK the handle on the bonnet came only on the earliest Heralds, ie. late 1960 and I think the stainless steel strip was added on just below the handle in '61, becoming full-length by 1962. Every original '62 Herald I've seen so far has the full-length strip. The dashboards were as you state. They look nicer but tend to crumble down much easier than the veneered plywood dash on the post '62 Heralds.

BTW Pavan, if it's ok with you, I intend to get a replica of said dash made in fibreglass at a person I know of who fabricates certain car-parts in fibreglass. It'll take some time though, so I would suggest you make-do with a wooden dash in the meantime. Your car is currently fitted with a Gazel dash.

PS: Also do change the year to 1962 in the thread title, which says "1967"
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