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Old 22nd May 2008, 09:09   #1
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Hi friends,

This is my Standard Flying 8 tourer and I am desperately looking for an radiator shell / grill.
Please let me know if any one has a spare.

I got the hub caps from UK. the car is under restoration.

Please help me to bring my car in good original condition.

Thanks in advance
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Old 22nd May 2008, 11:46   #2
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girish,
You can contact the Standard Motor Club Home Page for help. BUT they will let you have spares ONLY if your a member of said club.
The process of registering as a member is a bit tedious too. So if you're not in a hurry to get it you could go ahead.

Meanwhile you can also have your car featured in an article for the club. Do you have more pics./info on the car?
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Dear Girish,
I think this car is from Adyar,Chennai. My friend had bought another car-a 1929 triumph from the same person.He also has a morris minor. Just one advice, the color is far from original. Reg the grille, this can easily be made.But the Union Jack at the top of the grille can be sourced from abroad.
Try Vanguardtriumph in Australia
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Dear Ananth,
Yes that car was bought from Adayar and that guy had an Triumph, Morris and also an Lambretta open LD.
I tried a lot to source one, but no luck......
At least if some one has or know about same type of car, we can make an replica......

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girish,
You can contact the Standard Motor Club Home Page for help. BUT they will let you have spares ONLY if your a member of said club.
The process of registering as a member is a bit tedious too. So if you're not in a hurry to get it you could go ahead.

Meanwhile you can also have your car featured in an article for the club. Do you have more pics./info on the car?
Dear Sir,

I did joined the club and was member for 2 years, asked many people, but no luck....
If any one has same kind of car, we could make an replica of the grill.

Feature on Prewar Flying 8 Tourers
mine was factory standard 8.

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wow!! thats the best looker of all the standard cars which i know. More so because this one is a convertible.
(sorry if i offend other 'stan'dard car owners)
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Friends,

I will be thankful to you if any one helps me to build one replica of the grill. I will bear all the expenses.
OR if making this replica possible, I will visit you personally.
Thanks
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hi
i Am The Press Officer For The Standard Motor Club I Notice You Have A Flying Eight Could You Please Send Email With Photos And Details Such As Engine/chassis No. Where Built How Long You Have Had It Etc

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Are You Still Looking For Radiator As I Understand There May Be One In Uk
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Are You Still Looking For Radiator As I Understand There May Be One In Uk
Thank you so much Mr. Darrel

Phil Holmer is already aware of my car and he has the photo too. Any way I will send you mail with all details
Hope this time I am lucky....cheers
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Dear Girish,
Try Vanguard Triumph australia
vanguardtriumph@msn.com
Mr. Justin Ross
He deals in old standard spares too
Good Luck
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Dear Girish,
Try Vanguard Triumph australia
vanguardtriumph@msn.com
Mr. Justin Ross
He deals in old standard spares too
Good Luck
Ananth
Thanks Mr. Ananth, mail sent to Mr. Ross and he said he is trying to source one.
Thanks a lot
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Experts,

I am thinking of working on my Standard, what color paint would you people recommend ?
How about Jet black with orange hood ?
Thanks in advance
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Dear Girish,
Orange was never an original shade. Ivory & Black were original shades
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Girish,

What a rare car you've got dude.

Would love to see it come out in flying colors.

Original colors are much better on such cars, pls loose that color which is on now.
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