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Old 4th July 2009, 21:34   #2176
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Does anyone have more info on this 125??? I know someone who would love to pick it up asap.
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A Model A Ford and VW Beetle await restoration in Goa

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A Model A Ford and VW Beetle await restoration in Goa

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The VW Beetle looks like a victim of long time neglect. The Ford Model A though appears to have been in use till maybe a few years back.
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i think it is the old jims garage next to Forum in bangalore where the vauxhall is parked
I remember seeing this same car and house somewhere at Koramangala, while I was passing through that area on my last visit to Bangalore.

There were a few fallen coconut tree leaves surrounding the car then.

Only I'd then mistaken it to be an Austin Somerset.
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The Land Rover Defender looks really awesome, stills the whole show !!!!
Try for the more pics of Land Rover Defender & also Fiat (600?), please !!!
Its not a defender. Its a series III SWB
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what's the use of restoring that beetle, its a total "gone" case!! the ford looks ok to me.
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The Land Rover Defender looks really awesome, stills the whole show !!!!
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Its not a defender. Its a series III SWB
Dhrishikesh, lemme elaborate SirAlec's point a bit. I believe you saw the classical shape and called it a Defender. But actually the name "Defender" was not used on this car until 1990. Till then these car's were only named after their wheelbase in inches. The Land Rover 80", for example, is one with an 80" wheelbase.

This particular car is a Series III 88" SWB (Short Wheelbase).

SirAlec, any disconnect on this one?
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I wnet to this garage to see a Honda accord for sale (not buying it though) and came across this nice but forlorn looking Chevy Fleetmaster languishing in a dark corner of the garage! 'looks like quite a complete car atleast on the outside. ...
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All Chev sixes from 1930 to 1954 interchange both as complete engines and bolt in. But if you want to drive the car everyday without a problem look for a 1955-1965 235 Pressure fed engine. All the pre 1955 engines are splash fed con rods and unless you are veery experienced at setting up the "lucky dippers" you will not have reliable engine.
The booster he is talking about ias a vacuum shift booster so the car is indeed a 1946.
The Stude is a 46-48 commander.
Chev parts are both Cheap and easy to find on the Web so that car is a very good find and well worth buying.

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sorry didnt get any of the beetle. will get it the next time i go up there. there were two betles up there a black one and a red(?) one.
Ankan,the red one is a Renault 750 or 4CV .A very popular car for restoration and general tuning. I saw two here in Australia this last weekend at a car show. One had a Renualt R12 engine ,the other was supercharged.
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1930 or 31 Tourer and Very restorable. Models A's are made from really good steel and it takes a lot for one to become unrestorable, besides which there are enough new parts available to almost build a complete car if you had the $$$$

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Any update on that Fiat 125???
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Dhrishikesh, lemme elaborate SirAlec's point a bit. I believe you saw the classical shape and called it a Defender. But actually the name "Defender" was not used on this car until 1990. Till then these car's were only named after their wheelbase in inches. The Land Rover 80", for example, is one with an 80" wheelbase.

This particular car is a Series III 88" SWB (Short Wheelbase).

SirAlec, any disconnect on this one?
what does that mean.
but to put in finer points. Earlier Series I produced between 48-51 had 80 inch. which also happens to be the wheel base of Willys MB on which the LR was initially made.

Defender was also named based on their wheelbase. like Defender 90, 110 and rare 130.
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i think it is the old jims garage next to Forum in bangalore where the vauxhall is parked
Yes, this property is next to Forum Mall on Hosur Road.
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what does that mean.
but to put in finer points. Earlier Series I produced between 48-51 had 80 inch. which also happens to be the wheel base of Willys MB on which the LR was initially made.

Defender was also named based on their wheelbase. like Defender 90, 110 and rare 130.
The First land rovers were all Rover with no Willy's parts any where. They are very tiny compared with even the series 1 and nothing much interchanges. the diffs for example cannot be swapped around. I used to swap in Rover 90 diff heads into land rovers for customers so they could drive on the high way with engine turning slower but I couldn't fit them into the early (1948) LR diffs because they were too small.
I have seen some of those early Rovers for sale in the USA strangely enough.
If you find a relic somewhere you can tell if they are the early type by the size of the Speedo,it's only 2" diameter and there is a grill covering the headlights completely.
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The First land rovers were all Rover with no Willy's parts any where. They are very tiny compared with even the series 1 and nothing much interchanges. the diffs for example cannot be swapped around. I used to swap in Rover 90 diff heads into land rovers for customers so they could drive on the high way with engine turning slower but I couldn't fit them into the early (1948) LR diffs because they were too small.
I have seen some of those early Rovers for sale in the USA strangely enough.
If you find a relic somewhere you can tell if they are the early type by the size of the Speedo,it's only 2" diameter and there is a grill covering the headlights completely.
A long time ago, many moons ago, I had seen a picture of a Land Rover prototype. The steering wheel was in the center. There was admittedly some influence of the Jeep, but parts were sourced from Rover.

They also built experimental 4 wheel drive eatate cars where now very few are surviving. Just cannot get the name, similar to Land/Range Rover this was also a XXX-Rover.
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The First land rovers were all Rover with no Willy's parts any where. They are very tiny compared with even the series 1 and nothing much interchanges. the diffs for example cannot be swapped around. I used to swap in Rover 90 diff heads into land rovers for customers so they could drive on the high way with engine turning slower but I couldn't fit them into the early (1948) LR diffs because they were too small.
I have seen some of those early Rovers for sale in the USA strangely enough.
If you find a relic somewhere you can tell if they are the early type by the size of the Speedo,it's only 2" diameter and there is a grill covering the headlights completely.
Harit is right. The real reason that Landrover was born was due to one bloke named Maurice Wilks' Willys whose constantly used to breakdown while working in his farm in Newborough, England. ANd sourcing parts from the US was a pain. ANd coincidently that bloke also happen to be the influential chief designer of Rover.

What he did was took a Willys chasis, put up some War surplus aluminium on it and painted it with war surplus army green, plonked extra Rover engine and hence LR was born

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