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Old 13th February 2013, 01:53   #4351
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Here in Australia, that truck chassis would be grabbed for restoration or as a parts donor to complete another similar truck. A lot of our rusty heritage is being sold to the Chinese as scrap because of the high (read'insane') prices being paid per tonne. Once gone,it is gone forever .
The engine looks to be similar to a Perkins 6354 ,although the cross flow head is unfamiliar to me. An Indian made engine I would guess.
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Oh wow, an early Herald! Quite a pity! And the regn. seems to be a MS (Madras) one. But since the plate is white, the car seems to have been in use til recently.

Any other pics. such as the interior etc. if possible??
Hey guys. Sorry was caught up with life. Anyway clicked these for all of you. The car is dying if not dead already.


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Still trying to figure out who the owner is. The guards like all guards are clueless.

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Hey guys. Sorry was caught up with life. Anyway clicked these for all of you. The car is dying if not dead already.

Still trying to figure out who the owner is. The guards like all guards are clueless.
Man! Looks worse than it did in your first pic.! Totally r@ped this one! All the more a pity considering tis an early Herald!

'wonder why it was dumped so callously like this considering it was a runner even recently, going by the white plates!

Indeed it is dying and looks like there isnt any hope for't if the owner is untraceable!

Pity to find Heralds in this state even at this time when they are so rare!
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'wonder why it was dumped so callously like this considering it was a runner even recently, going by the white plates!
To corroborate your point, the front doors had been fitted with speakers of an audio system.
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To corroborate your point, the front doors had been fitted with speakers of an audio system.
If you say so going by the round hole in the (left) door, those werent for audio speakers but an original feature of Herald doors itself, most likely to enable access to the inner doors, including for fitting/removing the lock fixtures etc.
If you notice, the right front door doesnt show any signs of a speaker having been fitted.
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Man! Looks worse than it did in your first pic.! Totally r@ped this one! All the more a pity considering tis an early Herald!

'wonder why it was dumped so callously like this considering it was a runner even recently, going by the white plates!

Indeed it is dying and looks like there isnt any hope for't if the owner is untraceable!

Pity to find Heralds in this state even at this time when they are so rare!
What surprises me is the fact that all residents have one covered parking each beneath the apartment building. Also cars can be parked within the gated society though not covered. But this car is parked outside. Also this car is at the dirtiest corner which is far away from where cars are usually parked. The area is unsafe and prone to thefts. The least he could have done was to park the car beneath the building where it would not have taken such a beating. I guess it belonged to someone in his family who was an enthusiast.
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Has anyone come across a Mini Cooper disintegrating somewhere? Or has anyone restored a Mini?
Or do you guys consider it to be not classic or vintage?
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Two Land Rovers one Doomed & one saved

I cant reveal the identity of the place , owner & vehicle .... the guy will kill me

anyways the classic example of > dont touch it , I am going to do some thing about it < sad

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This one was fortunate & saved ( perhaps to its glory )

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No one will kill you its been here for ages and the whole world knows them..any Hidden gems also

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Two Land Rovers one Doomed & one saved

I cant reveal the identity of the place , owner & vehicle .... the guy will kill me

anyways the classic example of > dont touch it , I am going to do some thing about it < sad

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This one was fortunate & saved ( perhaps to its glory )

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Has anyone come across a Mini Cooper disintegrating somewhere? Or has anyone restored a Mini?
Or do you guys consider it to be not classic or vintage?
An Austin Mini of the 60's is a genuine classic and few of them have already been in the forum.

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Two Land Rovers one Doomed & one saved

anyways the classic example of > dont touch it , I am going to do some thing about it < sad
Hopefully it wont rust away till kingdom come, atleast the body, being made of Aluminium!
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Hopefully it wont rust away till kingdom come, atleast the body, being made of Aluminium!
A slight correction there the material was called burma brite
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Two Land Rovers one Doomed & one saved
These cars are decoys, the remnants of the real stuff are in his garage. If I remember correctly, these Landies are engineless, at least when they were when parked like this. Maybe the engines were kept back at 5 gardens

He can't kill me as we don't know each other

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A slight correction there the material was called burma brite
Birmabright would be more accurate, I think, coming from the company's name Birmabright Works, located in Birmingham. The alloy had a small part of magnesium added to the majority of Aluminum. I've heard the word Birmalloy being used too, unless my memory is playing tricks! I dunno if the series II and III bodies continued with exactly the same constitution of the alloy, or it was slightly modified. My memory is providing conflicting inputs at this hour, so I shall desist from pushing it. The first batch of the series I was painted with a military green that was in surplus after the WWII I do remember, but what again I'm not able to recollect with complete confidence right now is whether the Birmabright, or the Birmalloy had anything to do with the alloy used on aircraft fuselage, and if there's a post-war surplus leftover story therein too!
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Birmabright would be more accurate, I think, coming from the company's name Birmabright Works, located in Birmingham. The alloy had a small part of magnesium added to the majority of Aluminum. I've heard the word Birmalloy being used too, unless my memory is playing tricks!

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Rest assured your memory cells are intact . This is what the Google Baba/Wiki Baba had to say about this

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Birmabright is a trade name of the former Birmetals Co. (Birmabright works in Clapgate Lane, Quinton, Birmingham[/COLOR], UK for various types of lightweight sheet metal in an alloy of aluminium and magnesium. The constituents are 7% magnesium, sometimes 1% of manganese, and the remainder aluminium. The BB2 is one example, of which equivalent specifications are British standard NS4, American 5251 and designation AlMg2.
Gas welding of Birmabright is easier than that of pure aluminium and may be carried out using scraps of the same material as a filler rod.
Birmabright is best known as the material used in the body of the Land Rover and other classic British vehicles. The doors, boot lid and bonnet of most Rover P4 models were also Birmabright, however towards the end of production this was changed to steel to reduce costs.

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