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Old 27th January 2009, 09:28   #16
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Lovely girish! That is one well-done job! As anjan said, with the rims painted black and with hubcaps on them, it'll look a killer!

Also when you find the original steering wheel, could you keep the present one aside for me?? Thanks!
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Old 27th January 2009, 15:32   #17
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Lovely girish! That is one well-done job! As anjan said, with the rims painted black and with hubcaps on them, it'll look a killer!

Also when you find the original steering wheel, could you keep the present one aside for me?? Thanks!
Thakns Stanher,
We finished all the jobs on 26th Jan 2 am, and we drove her to my home (20Kms from the workshop).
This steering wheel is for you, when I find one for me.

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Old 27th January 2009, 22:59   #18
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I had 3 hub caps, had to make 2 locally in Coimbatore, its OK for now, but still trying to find the original ones from UK.
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Way to go Girish.... I have the exact same model and shape of the Flying Eight, but of 1936 Vintage. Im sure our cars are identical. Mine however is not restored competely as of yet. Had the body and chassis work finished a couple of years back, engine was in running condition. A few interior parts are missing as of now. Seats have dissappeared. I think its about time i get back to finishing it.

And yes please do something about the top, using the reference pics from the brochoure im sure it can be improvised, it will change the looks dramatically.

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Way to go Girish.... I have the exact same model and shape of the Flying Eight, but of 1936 Vintage.

And yes please do something about the top, using the reference pics from the brochoure im sure it can be improvised, it will change the looks dramatically.
Both of you (im sure Girish already has) can contact the Standard Motor Club with any queries. (Standard Motor Club Home Page)

They are an extremely helpful and resourceful bunch, always excited about Indian cars, and most of the info you need will probably be gratis anyways. Parts are easily available and fairly cheap.
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I had 3 hub caps, had to make 2 locally in Coimbatore, its OK for now, but still trying to find the original ones from UK.
wonder full car and a wonderful job done, i appreciate your efforts,art and ideas to give a beautiful car a new life , please let me know what is the rim size of your car,and is the floor metal (probably) or wooden ?
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Hi Girishpv, Congratulations your Standard look nice after restoration, once top is corrected it will give a nice appearance. BTW can you write
is the engine also tune up or rebuild, how it is performance, tyre size?.

How is your Austin 10, post latest pics if possible and other cars if any progress.

Good luck!
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@ inderpalgill..THANKS

The tire size is 500/525X16"....have to check the rim size

@ Vintagepoint5.....THANKS

The top is still pending...I was bit busy with other works.

The Standard 8 engine was good enough and I had bought head gasket from UK. Its performing well.
Got the 4th Hub cap from UK, need one more.

Austin 10 is fantastic.......got 4 wire wheels from NZ and will post photos tomorrow.

cheers

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@ inderpalgill..THANKS

The tire size is 500/525X16"....have to check the rim size

@ Vintagepoint5.....THANKS

The top is still pending...I was bit busy with other works.

The Standard 8 engine was good enough and I had bought head gasket from UK. Its performing well.
Got the 4th Hub cap from UK, need one more.

Austin 10 is fantastic.......got 4 wire wheels from NZ and will post photos tomorrow.

cheers
great appreciate your efforts, so were the tyres easy to locate,or is there a substitute available here,please update and keep it up, good job done very neatly,
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great appreciate your efforts, so were the tyres easy to locate,or is there a substitute available here,please update and keep it up, good job done very neatly,
forgot to ask is it a 4 speed or 3 speed gear box
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hello friends,from today onwards iam a part of standard family too, got a standard flying 8 yesterday ,
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