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Old 11th March 2010, 08:32   #2941
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and guys here are the anglia pics as promised
Nice car.
The soft glow (light scatter) around the car is because of a dirty lens (as in smeared finger grease) on your camera lens. Could also be condensation from getting the camera out of a deeply airconditioned car to a warm humid outdoors. Cleaning the lens with lens cleaner and tissue or soft cloth would give a sharper, more contrasty picture.

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So is Talc Boric Powder, because thats what is being used for carrom boards? Can we use Boric powder then?
No Gogi. Talc is not Boric Powder.
Boric Powder is Boric Acid -- Hydrogen Borate that dissolves in water. It is hygroscopic and would be counter-productive if used to preserve rubber.

Talc is hydrated Magnesium Silicate. It is a stone powder that does not dissolve in water. Cosmetic talcum powder would be just fine, except that it is expensive due to the skin-safe perfume in it.
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Old 11th March 2010, 10:59   #2942
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Its actually in the SECOND book/movie, The Chamber of Secrets!
Now we know who the Potter fan is. I'm not, just noted the car.

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Wow!! Keeping in view the present old age of the lady, the age of her father's car (Merc) would make it a late 30's or early 40's model or even as late as the mid 50's W180, a VDO wind up clock(Mercedes 220A Cabriolet) till the early 60's, W121 Roadster 190 SL, an 8 day wind up clock.
Maybe mycarhasablower can obtain a photo of the car from the lady? That would be very interesting.
And BTW, what blower does your car have?

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Now we know who the Potter fan is. I'm not, just noted the car.
Incidentally that car was unfortunately stolen a year or 2 back.
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Old 11th March 2010, 14:47   #2944
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SO is Talc Boric Powder, because thats what is being used for carrom boards? Can we use Boric powder then?
Gogi, you are right, and I stand corrected. Boric powder is used on carrom boards and not French Chalk. My mistake, sorry.
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Old 11th March 2010, 18:03   #2945
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Default Defunct car body stolen from defunct studio abandoned in a defunct castle

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Incidentally that car was unfortunately stolen a year or 2 back.
The rusting turquoise blue 1962 Ford Anglia deluxe body, bearing the number plate 7990 TD, was "flicked" from the South West Film Studios (defunct since 2004) at Penwinnick Road in St Agnes, Cornwall on the night of Wed. 26-Oct-2005.

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An interesting tidbit is -- not having any mechanicals, the body was not driveable. The theft was a truck-n-trailer insider job. The thieves tried to sell it without the plate "7990 TD" but found no takers.

Finally police recovered the carcass from the foggy ruins of the 14th-Century Carn Brae Castle in Cornwall in May 2006. 15 km from where the car was stolen.

Flicked from here:
Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world!

Recovered from here:
Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world!

Abandoned barely 15 km away from the theft scene! Doesn't it seem like a story made for a rust in pieces thread?

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Gogi, you are right, and I stand corrected. Boric powder is used on carrom boards and not French Chalk. My mistake, sorry.
Prabal, i had no idea what the chemical composition of either talc or boric powder was, guess my Chemistry at school wasnt up to the mark as i never understood any of it.
Now with Ram explaining it like a chemistry equation,...nothings changed...i still dont understand it
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Old 13th March 2010, 21:28   #2947
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A few photos that I had in my PC but had kept forgetting to upload since long!

'had seen this very original (but for the ugly "home-made" convertible top mod- AAARGH! I HATE people who do that to these cars!! ) mk1 herald sadly left to rot in a local garage where another Herald I knew of has been getting restored. The car (which I photo'd more than 6 months ago) I'm told had come here to be done up a couple of years ago and has been left at this place since, the owner apparently having lost interest in proceeding with further work! I had tried asking but was told by the mechanic there plus my friend who's getting his herald done up there, that the owner (who incidentally, is known to the latter) does not want to sell the car in the near future! He is said to be quite well-off so money is not a reason for him to part with the car either! It happened to be his sister's car and so he is said to be 'attached' to it! Sounds familiar?
The car still has more or less everything, even seemingly the original paint and upholstery intact (sadly ruined now!) only the speedometer (taken from a Gazel) is non-original.

The wheels had been temporarily(?) borrowed by my friend for his own Herald, its original rims having been in a sad state.

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Incidentally, when I was living in my old colony, around 2001-02, a driver of a family who'd moved into our colony had told me that his employer's relatives had a Herald "open-top" that they had tried to resurrect but eventually gave up on and decided to sell. Unfortunately, I was in the process of going to Singapore for some studies then, so didnt show much interest then! I wonder if this is the same car, although he'd told me the colour being dark blue then, so not sure. Hmmm....

Nevertheless, I hope the owner decides to act one day!

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I really pray god to get this car to you Shyam. Why don't you give a try with the owner you don't know his frame of mind now, and again talking to you and your intrest he may consider giving it to you. Give a shot boss! All the very very best of good luck.
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As stanher says, i think many such owners need to wake up and stop these beauties from perishing
meanwhile, posting a few pics of a Austin A30 i found in a remote place in bangalore.
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@STANHER
Hi I have been reading your blogs for a quite long time and it gives me pleasure to find you authority on Heralds. If you see any Car any Make disintegrating or lying in Rust, feel free to communicate.
Keep up the good work buddy
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Saw this in Colaba, Bombay yesterday in a bylane . Hope it does not goto the choppers.

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@STANHER
Hi I have been reading your blogs for a quite long time and it gives me pleasure to find you authority on Heralds. If you see any Car any Make disintegrating or lying in Rust, feel free to communicate.
Keep up the good work buddy
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Muzzammil, are you on lookout for rusting vintage cars? if you are, then I think I can give you a couple of leads pretty soon.
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Found these buckets of Rust here:

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These two cars seems to be somewhere down south, both are in pretty good shape I am loving the second one and the one on the front the open top has a lovely engine ventilators with each having a handle. I hope they land up with a good care taker. they deserve it man!

The one in colaba is a real unique car can anyone give us some more details please. I wonder its still intact and even the headlamp is unique for me I am seeing it for the first time.
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That Colaba Car looks Awesome. What exactly is it?
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