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Old 26th April 2011, 16:01   #151
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Ok guys, at last- the OHH REE GEE NAL accelerator linkage was completed today!!

Mech. got an OHH REE GEE NAL inner + outer cable for the car from the local dealer- took quite a bit of time because the guy had it kept inside some plastic bag deep inside his shop and had to be coaxed into searching it out!

The cable is usually given as bit long so can be cut to the required length. Quite a bit of it is left over, it can be used for another car or atleast a standard 10 if the length is shorter.

Not just the cable but the complete kit was obtained, including the washer and nut to hold the outer in place and let only the inner one go through the hole on the bulkhead, plus the stop collar to hold the cable in place at the other end (arrowed)

Fitting and adjusting done, accelerator all working now!

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Compare this pic. to the older one below, taken 3-4 years ago when the old OHH REE GEE NAL accelerator cable was intact (before the modification), you can hardly notice any difference!

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Gonna have some petrol brought in to start her up tomorrow!
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Old 6th July 2011, 23:00   #152
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Quite a lot of small but significant developments on CAN lately, which I've been wanting to post here....but couldnt thanks to the net acting up almost all the time here!

I'd actually intended to prepare the car for the fitness renewal, which- long story cut short- was supposed to be done by now but has been postponed a bit due to an issue related to the concerned RTO's online records, which is now getting sorted out from their side. Once that is done, I'll be asked to present the car for the FC renewal.

Meanwhile proceeded with getting some minor pending work done on CAN for now- first in the list was changing the right front bumper-guard, which has an ugly rust mark on one side, as seen in the earlier pics. Replaced with a clean, shiny one got via ebay UK!

Next, refitted the OHH REE GEE NAL black-knob window-winder handle on left door (also got via ebay UK).

Now yet another OHH REE GEE NAL aspect to come- successfully got an OHH REE GEE NAL wood-veneer dashboard panel made for CAN! Using the sample dash from jai's Herald (thanks jai!), which I'm also getting varnished and ready for refitting.

The first coat of varnish is already done on mine, final to be done. Should be ready by this weekend. 'cant wait to fit it on finally!!


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Now faced a few new challenges while driving the car down to the workshop- firstly the fuel pump turned out to be all blocked, diaphragm gone and seemed never opened up since ages!

Now all cleaned and fitted with a new diaphragm. Next clutch had failed! 'turned out to be due to the clutch slave cylinder (now fitted with new TVS-girling kit) and, now a more recent discovery- failed clutch plate!!

The clutch setting has been adjusted to make the car manage to some extent for now but I NEED AN ORIGINAL API CLUTCH PLATE (With or Without PRESSURE PLATE) PLS.!! ANY HELP APPRECIATED!

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Also another interesting item again from ebay UK: LUCAS L595 MADE IN ENGLAND front parking lenses with the markings on them!!

I dont intend to fit them on except for occasions though.

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Old 29th July 2011, 22:01   #153
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Finally back after a spell! Courtesy Internet problem at home of course!

But pleased to say that there has been some notable progress done on CAN in the last couple of weeks!

Finally got the original pattern dash fitted and now all complete with all the OHH REE GEE NAL guages and switches, including the OHH REE GEE NAL ignition switch with the "UNION- Wilmot Breeden" key and the fuel guage, which surprisingly happened to be working, much to my relief! Only the battery had to be turned around to have the terminals connected the original way they are supposed to be.

The veneer wasnt varnished to a very satisfactory level, but I can live with it for now. I intend to get a better job done at a later stage.

Only thing pending now is the interior light, which fits on the underside of the top shelf above the dash (just in front of the trim patti at the centre) but I'll have to remove and cut out the cardboard shelf for that, which I intend to do only when I replace the rexine on the complete interior, so it's saved for later.

I've also replaced the indicator and headlight dipper switches/stalks on the steering column with the OHH REE GEE NAL "made in england" ones. The ones that were fitted were much shorter in length and locally made, maybe Gazel ones.

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This was the moment I was most eagerly waiting for- the trademark OHH REE GEE NAL wood-veneer dash with everything intact!

This makes my car a complete Herald now!

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More later...! A couple more touches in store!
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The dash is looking awesome now And did you manage to procure a clutch plate?
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The dash is looking awesome now And did you manage to procure a clutch plate?
Not yet, the local spares supplier I know said he'll try and get one.
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Great going Shyam! a gem in town . What else is pending on the car? hope to see it in real soon
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[quote=Stanher;2420175]

Now yet another OHH REE GEE NAL aspect to come- successfully got an OHH REE GEE NAL wood-veneer dashboard panel made for CAN! Using the sample dash from jai's Herald (thanks jai!), which I'm also getting varnished and ready for refitting.

The first coat of varnish is already done on mine, final to be done. Should be ready by this weekend. 'cant wait to fit it on finally!!

quote]

Shyam,

You recall our brief messaging yesterday.

I just saw the pictures in this post.

From what I could make out of the pictures are that you have the wrong kind of plywood and hence the not so good finish.

What you should have got is a Teak Veneered Plywood piece. From the pictures it appears to be a plain plywood. That is why the wood grains are missing from your finished product.

This is what you should do
  1. Get a Teak Veneered or a Veneered ply
  2. Cut Holes etc
  3. Sand lightly
  4. Paint with wood filler (like the filler coat sold for Touchwood) slightly stained with teak powder (any furniture polisher should know this). If its a Veneered ply then you can increase the stain to a slightly darker shade.
  5. Sand to smooth finish (using "zero" water paper)
  6. Paint or Spray with the Wood Finisher
  7. Seal with a spray of Clear
This will definitely give you good finish. You even have the option to go for a Gloss or Matt finish as well.

You are doing a great job and these are a few suggsetions to make it better

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

Ram
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From what I could make out of the pictures are that you have the wrong kind of plywood and hence the not so good finish.

What you should have got is a Teak Veneered Plywood piece. From the pictures it appears to be a plain plywood. That is why the wood grains are missing from your finished product.

This is what you should do
  1. Get a Teak Veneered or a Veneered ply
  2. Cut Holes etc
  3. Sand lightly
  4. Paint with wood filler (like the filler coat sold for Touchwood) slightly stained with teak powder (any furniture polisher should know this). If its a Veneered ply then you can increase the stain to a slightly darker shade.
  5. Sand to smooth finish (using "zero" water paper)
  6. Paint or Spray with the Wood Finisher
  7. Seal with a spray of Clear
This will definitely give you good finish. You even have the option to go for a Gloss or Matt finish as well.

You are doing a great job and these are a few suggsetions to make it better
Thank you for your suggestions ram, much appreciated.

However, may I point out that I HAVE indeed got a VENEERED panel for the outer fascia, which I'm sure is TEAK VENEER, and certainly NOT cut out a plain plywood plank and then varnished (or lacquered?) it, which some people !

I went through much pains to source this veneer, got it from a local shop in the 'old city' who sourced a whole 8 * 4 sheet that was made in 1967, all the way from somewhere in the North (Ludhiana IIRC)

I then had it brought home and cut out two 1 * 4 pieces from it, originally intending to use the same veneer for the sample dash (from jai's herald) but the veneered sheet happened to be 4 mm and the plywood on his dash was even thicker, so putting this veneer on would make it too thick for fitting the guages/switches etc.

However, I have used the veneer for making my own dash, because the plywood to which it was attached was less thicker. Here are the pics. showing the veneer piece right from the start until finish. 'hope this clarifies things.

They also seem to have done it up using the wood filler. Am not sure if they used teak powder though (I've seen these guys using some red and yellow-coloured powders to bring out the relevant/required shades)
My guess is because their shop was on the main road and they dry out the finished pieces by their entrance, it is open to dut, pollution etc. and hence maybe why the final finish turned out to be bad. The first coat, which you can see, came out much better than the final in fact! :(

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However, may I point out that I HAVE indeed got a VENEERED panel for the outer fascia, which I'm sure is TEAK VENEER, and certainly NOT cut out a plain plywood plank and then varnished (or lacquered?) it, which some people !
N.B: Sorry about the back-to-back post but I wanted to edit this line in my above post and couldnt do within the 20 mins. time as my net conked out again () and just came back on now..But too late to edit the previous post.

Anyways, to complete the sentence, I meant to say at the end "which some people used to resort to as a "shortcut" to procuring the veneer, in case they couldnt or didnt want to bother doing."
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Hi Shyam,

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However, may I point out that I HAVE indeed got a VENEERED panel for the outer fascia, which I'm sure is TEAK VENEER, and certainly NOT cut out a plain plywood plank and then varnished (or lacquered?) it, which some people !

Unquote:

Sorry about that. I never had such an intention. I was only trying to give you suggestions to get a better dash board.

Here is a link to some pictures with how a Teak Veneered ply would look like. I think that these are unfinished peices

Google

Hope you would understand why I thought what you had was just plain plywood and not Teak Veneered one

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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Sorry about that. I never had such an intention. I was only trying to give you suggestions to get a better dash board.
Understood, ram. No offence taken.

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Here is a link to some pictures with how a Teak Veneered ply would look like. I think that these are unfinished peices

Hope you would understand why I thought what you had was just plain plywood and not Teak Veneered one
Yes, and incidentally my veneer looks most similar to these:

Teak Veneer Plywood - DIVYA PLY AGENCY , B-117, MANDPESHWAR INDUSTRIAL PREMISES, PREM NAGAR, OPP. S.V.P. ROAD, BORIVALI(WEST),, Mumbai, India

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This is specially for you Shyam.

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Nice one Bala! Incidentally you may not be surprised that I have seen that video on youtube before, as most Herald videos there!

Now for some good news- after what seemed like an eternity, finally got the green signal to get the fitness renewal + transfer to be done on CAN tomorrow!!

A couple of minor problems cropped up with the front brakes not feeling upto the mark. Opening the front drums revealed the front wheel cylinders in their last stages! Despite new TVS kits having been fitted recently.

A little adjustment was done and so they are working for now. But will replace them shortly when I'm able to get new ones from the UK.

Also going to get the underside/wheel-wells anti-rust coated with 3M. The garage guys have been procrastinating on this since weeks now!
Getting things expedited as I have to get 'er ready for 15h Aug.!!

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Back with further developments on CAN- major good news is that the fitness renewal was succesfully done on Monday. I was told I'd be receiving the RC next week but I could see in the online records (thankfully sorted out since!) that the car is already transferred to my name.

A few pending works being done up (trying to speed them up so as to prep the car up in time for 15th!!) include a couple of welding jobs- one on the right floorpan, which was showing some signs of rusting (circled), and the other of closing up the 2 holes on the bulkhead where the non-original throttle rod was earlier fitted. Both done today. It did leave welding spots on the bulkhead but no time left to touch them up I'm afraid! :(

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I also got CAN her first 'service' wash (albeit only on the underside) yesterday, as the underside/wheel-wells are due for some special treatment, as are the floorpans. Here's a hint:

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Finally this is available here too now!!

More to come tomorrow.
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Oh Boy whatta car and what amazing detailing!!! Hats off to you buddy. BTW, i will show you guys my latest STD acquisition!

STANDARD rockz! Hurray.

You have inspired us a lot. PAVAN KADAM is my GURU. Thanks guys.
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