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Old 28th February 2011, 17:19   #346
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Further from Monday onwards...
Oops, looks like the 'Monday' came longer than expected!

Anyways, finally it looks like it'll only be a matter of time before the chassis is all reassembled and ready for the body to be refitted.

Firstly, 'turned out the gearbox had almost no oil left in it!

So got new oil of the relevant grade (140, IIRC) poured in.

Now to refill oil in the diff. as well.

Also rear tyres refitted onto wheels and, after quite lot of challenges involving tattered tubes and having to repatch what were repairable and replacing one that was too gone, all 4 tyres are finally on the chassis.

The drivershaft/UJ happened to need a new flange on one side- which is bought and will be fitted shortly.
But looking at the condition, I felt it entirely needs a dose of sandblasting, especially considering that there is nothing much you could expect these guys to do other than sand-paper it and spray primer on it. And it may not be sufficient considering the car's going to Madras.
'spoke to jai about it, he said he'll get back to me about it...let's see.

And, finally and fortunately, a new steering rack clamp had been sourced so today the rack was refitted too! 'couldnt take pics. at the very end as I had to leave early today.

But nevertheless, I'm finally happy today, after what the state of things were for months together!

Next to sort out is the brake/fuel piping.


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Incidentally, I just noticed this on the engine block for the first time today- the 'ENNORE' stamp.

I didn't know Standard Motors had anything to do with that place, as their factory was based at Peranglathoor, on the outskirts of Madras. And Ennore is a different town on the way to Madras (where Ashok Leyland factory is located incidentally)
Also I was under the impression that the engine/drivetrain was UK-made on the mk1 Heralds atleast. Or maybe, since this car happens to be a '65 mk1, its possible that by that year the engines were being locally made.

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Old 28th February 2011, 17:38   #347
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Wonderful sir . She'll be a beauty when she's finished. And one noob query - aren't you getting the engine block painted?
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Old 28th February 2011, 18:16   #348
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Wonderful sir . She'll be a beauty when she's finished. And one noob query - aren't you getting the engine block painted?
Thanks rutvik.

Well, I'm not sure because the owner said he'd get the painting done at Madras, so have left even engine block as it is.
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Oh! OK then. BTW what colours did the engines come in? My engine block has traces of black but some other components have a golden shade
And check your PM
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Old 28th February 2011, 21:44   #350
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Oh! OK then. BTW what colours did the engines come in? My engine block has traces of black but some other components have a golden shade
And check your PM
As the official cleaner of my Dad's car from 1969 to 1982 I can confirm that the Engine was painted in full black.

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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Thank you for the reply sir. As the official cleaner of MY father's car, I'll (myself) paint it black after its cleaned
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Thanks rutvik.

Well, I'm not sure because the owner said he'd get the painting done at Madras, so have left even engine block as it is.

OTOH. The gear box oil used by you is 140 Hypod.

I think it should be 90 Hypod
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Old 28th February 2011, 22:13   #353
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OTOH. The gear box oil used by you is 140 Hypod.

I think it should be 90 Hypod
I was told that 140 is the right grade for these cars' gearboxes. 90 is used for modern cars I guess.
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Old 1st March 2011, 09:02   #354
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Good to see the progress after a long gap. So whats the current status of the engine, is it finally running. I think lack of time from your side is making your various restorations to be put on hold. IIRC there was another Herald restoration going on too.

BTW whats the update on the Standard companion you acquired.
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Good to see the progress after a long gap. So whats the current status of the engine, is it finally running. I think lack of time from your side is making your various restorations to be put on hold. IIRC there was another Herald restoration going on too.

BTW whats the update on the Standard companion you acquired.
The engine is running, so havent done anything to it. The only major mechanical work in the running gear as far as I could see was with the clutch plate, now fixed.

Yes, you're right, I've been really pressed with time, especially in my last job!
Added to it the difficulty in procuring some spares.

Work on Companion needs to commence too.....was intending for it last month but they flatly told me it'll be only after this car is done.

'got the tyres filled up as the air had gone down.

'hope to get it started this month atleast!
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Shyam have seen Hypoid 90 used in most British cars in the 50's, and 60's, Triumph,Rolls and The Bentley's use the same.
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Old 17th March 2011, 00:28   #357
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Again, long time no see I know!!

Just when I think I'm coming close to finishing, a 'minor'(?) problem crops up!

This time, it was the silencer, which has badly rusted at the "U" bend at the front! The garage guy said it has to be replaced, but couldnt find a single one, despite scanning every known nook and corner of the city!

A local spares dealer assured of getting one from somewhere in Kerala but it looks like it'll take some time!

So, as a last resort, it was decided to give a shot at welding up the silencer at the rusted point, bit of a complicated job as you had to get the exact right shape of the bend. 'looks well-executed.

Silencer now fitted into place with a new manifold gasket. But, there is still the bottom half, including the muffler, which doesnt look any better off (lots of dirt and what not inside, plus there seemed to be some kind of clamp stuck inside it, so it has to now be cut open and set right.

Plus, a new fuel tank feed pipe is needed as well. Original again locally not available! Maybe some alteration has to be done.

Meanwhile the engine shrouds/shields have been patched up and refitted.

'got the chassis air-cleaned as well today.

All other things going well, I intend to have the body back on chassis by this weekend.

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Waiting for the body to be mounted on the chassis again. I know it's frustrating to have all these small niggles :( but I think in the end all these small details make sure the car runs better
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Waiting for the body to be mounted on the chassis again.
And your wait (and mine too I guess!) is finally over!

After a further brief delay due to sourcing an appropriate pipe for the fuel line (4mm- very difficult to get now), the final touches were given, namely fitting the fuel line, rest of the brake hoses filling up oil in the diff., and finally the bodyshell was remounted onto the chassis yesterday!

Now the body-to-chassis fittings (bolts, rubber mounts etc.) are to be purchased and next it will be the turn of the bodyshell to be tinkered.

More updates, although not too soon as I'll be out of action for the next few days (undergoing a minor surgery tomorrow)...so long until then!

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Great to see the bodyshell back on the chasis And wish you a speedy recovery
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