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Old 1st January 2009, 12:16   #1
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I am new to this forum and have a Wolseley 14/60 which has been in our family since it was imported to India. For pictures, history and more details please visit:

The Classic Wolseley restored by Siddharth Swarup

Feel free to contact me in case you want to take or give more information on the car for restoring or other purposes.
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wow Siddharth,

Great stuff and its very nice to read the history and enjoyed a lot with photographs.

Hats off to you

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hi, the geocities account seems to have exhausted its alloted bandwidth. could you care to host the pictures here
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Hi Siddharth, welcome to Team BHP. This is awesome, your Wolseley looks simply stunning. Congratulations on a brilliant project !
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Hi Siddharth, welcome to Team BHP. This is awesome, your Wolseley looks simply stunning. Congratulations on a brilliant project!
Indeed it does!
BTW ravi, was your dad's wolseley a similar model?
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hi, the geocities account seems to have exhausted its alloted bandwidth. could you care to host the pictures here
I am attaching some pics with this post. As this is the first time I am doing this, I hope the pictures come out correctly.
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Indeed it does!
BTW ravi, was your dad's wolseley a similar model?
Hey you remember that ? . No, my dad had a much smaller 8 hp 1948 model, called Wolseley Eight, very similar to the Morris and Austin eights of that era. Although the basic "look" and bodyline is similar, Siddd's Wolseley is bigger and better appointed.
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Excellent car ,very well restored.siddd please also post pictures of the dash, upholstery, engine. What is the model year of this car? My friend's family in Kolkata too had one such car. 14 stands for the 14 hp engine,I believe.
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Excellent car ,very well restored.siddd please also post pictures of the dash, upholstery, engine. What is the model year of this car? My friend's family in Kolkata too had one such car. 14 stands for the 14 hp engine,I believe.
Yes, 14 stands for 14 HP. Some more pictures coming up.
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Yes, 14 stands for 14 HP. Some more pictures coming up.
Very,very lovely pictures. Looks like almost every part is original. And the dash and meters - "nazar na lag jaaye" is only what I can say.
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thanks siddd - truly a beauty
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Very,very lovely pictures. Looks like almost every part is original. And the dash and meters - "nazar na lag jaaye" is only what I can say.
Yes...almost every part is original or rebuilt to original specs. All the meters are original Smith's. I forgot to mention...the car is a 1947 model.
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For those who are interested....this car also has Jackall hydraulic system. One can sit inside the car and jack up the front 2 wheels or rear 2 wheels or all 4 wheels using a lever and pump located below the floor. I fail to understand why modern cars are not equipped with this system!
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For those who are interested....this car also has Jackall hydraulic system. One can sit inside the car and jack up the front 2 wheels or rear 2 wheels or all 4 wheels using a lever and pump located below the floor. I fail to understand why modern cars are not equipped with this system!
This jack system can be found on many British cars, including Austin Princess. It is also on my pre war Wolseley.
Basically you were supposed to place a stone or brick below the jack so that only that side would lift up. When attending to a puncture you required only the affected wheel to be lifted, why lift both wheels.
This was demonstrated to me about 35 years ago in Mahableshwar on, as far as I could remember an Austin Princess which very likely belonged to Pranlal.
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This jack system can be found on many British cars, including Austin Princess. It is also on my pre war Wolseley.
Basically you were supposed to place a stone or brick below the jack so that only that side would lift up. When attending to a puncture you required only the affected wheel to be lifted, why lift both wheels.
This was demonstrated to me about 35 years ago in Mahableshwar on, as far as I could remember an Austin Princess which very likely belonged to Pranlal.
As per my limited knowledge, you must lift atleast two wheels at a time without placing any brick. I am attaching a picture from the car's original catalogue showing the operating lever and the jack in operation.
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