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Old 11th August 2010, 12:50   #121
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Just a query - is it possible to fit a solid-axle suspended on leaf-springs in the rear? This will greatly improve the ride quality when the vehicle is un-loaded. Going for independent suspension is another story (although it may be easier in the case of the Herald).

Easiest thing to do is to stick a sack full of dry sand in the rear of the car!
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Old 17th August 2010, 10:47   #122
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3M has come up with a new Antirust coating product. I am trying that on my Bus in a couple of days time. Same will be used on the Herald. Will let you know the costing once done.
Hi Pavan - any updates on the costing? There is already a antirust product from 3M that costs something like 1000rs per can, and my Indigo's underbody needed nearly 3 cans of it - not cheap!! You know why I am asking this right? My baby still needs your magic on it...

EDIT - was too lazy to read ur bus thread. Got the 5600 figure... What was the cost per can? and how many cans you needed for the minibus?

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Old 17th August 2010, 11:53   #123
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great job on the Herald there! My dad has one Black Herald from my grandpa.Its currently kept in a workshop fully painted and all.will post pics once i reach back home! The rear suspension setup of the Herald is quite unique i think.its normal for the rear wheels to buckle when the car is unloaded.i cant remember about the ride quality though, its been too long!
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Old 17th August 2010, 17:07   #124
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Will try to do that by weekend shyam.

Well thank you for the elusive front bumper stone guards, eagerly looking forward to get them

Some more fittings followed today.
Woooow, pavan! Those are sure some rare parts you got there- especially the side-trims! Congrats you lucky man!!

BTW, the bonnet centre trim has been fitted upside-down- the pointed end should come up, the broader curved end down.

This car sure is blessed to land in the hands of a dedicated restorer like you! Keep it up!
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Old 17th August 2010, 19:13   #125
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Woooow, pavan! Those are sure some rare parts you got there- especially the side-trims! Congrats you lucky man!!

BTW, the bonnet centre trim has been fitted upside-down- the pointed end should come up, the broader curved end down.

This car sure is blessed to land in the hands of a dedicated restorer like you! Keep it up!
Thank you buddy, you are the inspiration.

Some updates as on today.
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Pavan herals is coming up well,I ve never seen a herald with roof carries,was it factory fitted ??
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Pavan herals is coming up well,I ve never seen a herald with roof carries,was it factory fitted ??
Thanks man...!

I myself am surprised to find lot many elusive and exclusive parts for the Herald.

Today Arun1100 helped me in getting some much required and most hard to find spares. Though they were pricey, But got them. A BIG thanks to him for being such a great enthusiast


1) Liscence plate light
2) Front parking / Indicator lights
3) Standard monogram above the liscence plate light
4) Standard Herald Horn button
5) Original Herald Dickey hinges
6) Lucas Head lights for the Herald
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Another great acquisition of the parts. Arun really has very good contacts in the spare part market it seems. I am amazed to see every hard to find item so easily procured. Its really surprising to see the NOS plate light and the rare horn button.
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Today Arun1100 helped me in getting some much required and most hard to find spares. Though they were pricey, But got them. A BIG thanks to him for being such a great enthusiast

1) Liscence plate light
2) Front parking / Indicator lights
3) Standard monogram above the liscence plate light
4) Standard Herald Horn button
5) Original Herald Dickey hinges
6) Lucas Head lights for the Herald
Congrats on the 'loot'!

You sure are blessed to find mroe and more original parts! The horn button is not exactly 'Standard' btw, an aftermarket one.
This is what the original looks like:

1200 1969 Saloon | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

I should have an extra one like this lying at home....

The front parking lights again are herald ones, but not for the early ('62) Heralds- the originals would've been wider, dual bulb ones like this:

File:Triumph Herald 1200 1968.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

But those are impossible to find here now, so best would be to make do withthe ones available for now, until you're in a position to get the originals from UK.
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Thumbs up Electrical work starts today

Will not write, let the pics do all the talking.
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Old 21st August 2010, 08:50   #131
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Ah neat wiring job. Are you using finolex make wires? I always wonder why is that engine oil cap so huge as compared to the other cars. Is there any specific reason for that or is it just the design.
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Will not write, let the pics do all the talking.
Great job pavan! The headlight rings especially look awesome!

BTW, the rear numberplate light's fixed incorrect- it doesn t sit directly ,but onto a metal base (usually painted body colour) that comes between. I dont have the patience to paste a link of a pic. (I'm at another net cafe even today and this system's really c***!! Not able to even type properly from this keyboard! But anyways, good news is my PC might be well by monday! Phew!) so just refer to any images of Triumph Heralds online.
But otherwise, good job saar! More later...
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Ah neat wiring job. Are you using finolex make wires? I always wonder why is that engine oil cap so huge as compared to the other cars. Is there any specific reason for that or is it just the design.
I make sure he uses Finolex or Wonder cable, These are the only good quality cables available.

About the oil cap, Stanher should be able to answer.

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Great job pavan! The headlight rings especially look awesome!

BTW, the rear numberplate light's fixed incorrect- it doesn t sit directly ,but onto a metal base (usually painted body colour) that comes between. I dont have the patience to paste a link of a pic. (I'm at another net cafe even today and this system's really c***!! Not able to even type properly from this keyboard! But anyways, good news is my PC might be well by monday! Phew!) so just refer to any images of Triumph Heralds online.
But otherwise, good job saar! More later...


Let me search that mounting.

Now that your PC is working, you better put some pics for my reference.

Found something that i had not imagined for the Herald today.

" WIPER MOTOR AND NEW WHEEL TYPE WIPER MILLING" for the wiper.

The Wiring is almost complete, waiting for the tinker to finish the rest of the fittings including the dashboard.

All the meters apart from the Speedo will be replaced.
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So my guess for the wiring was right. I too insist on using finolex wires only. The wiper machine of herald looks quite similar to the fiat ones. BTW why that direct connection to the wiper machine, so use the park switch (plastic socket) as a mode of connection. Also from the 3rd last pic it seems that the roller cage (the outer shell of wiper teeth) is bent slightly. Do get it corrected otherwise the result will be very irritating noise when the wiper will be used. (personal experience).
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The wiper machine of herald looks quite similar to the fiat ones.
Actually that isnt the original Herald wiper motor- this is what it looks like (see on the extreme right):

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PS: Geez, looks like I spoke too soon in the other thread....now am able to attach pics. again!!

Also pavan, finally found a pic. to answer your query reg. headlight ring mountings:

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'hope it helps!

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