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Old 6th July 2008, 18:22   #1396
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Gogi, Between the two cars, there is an absolutely restorable full car!!

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The above car has headlights jutting out. The below one doesnt. Can anyone explain please.

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Old 6th July 2008, 18:49   #1397
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Question!!..

The above car has headlights jutting out. The below one doesnt. Can anyone explain please.
The one without the jutting headlights doesnt seem to be a Morris but a FORD PREFECT! The late 40s model had separate headlights mounted on the fenders.
I can make out the flash with the "FORD" badge on the sides of the "bonnet", as per this:

My Prefect History

Ford Prefect History

http://www.ford-pop.co.uk/images/ford_pop.gif

http://www.britishcarlinks.com/Ford%20Prefect.jpg

http://blog.hemmings.com/wp-content/...-scrap-bw_.jpg
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From what I remember on seeing the cars earlier, one was a Morris 8 (with modified headlights) and an Austin 8 or 10. I doubt it was a Prefect.
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Oh, here are the pictures of that fait we found.

So what say we restore it?

I always wanted to work on a vintage car.


And that air filter I found was of that car only? And was it a original one?

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More pictures...and he was trying to find an air cleaner not an engine!!( look at the last pic)

There were also what appeared to be 2 Morris 8s.
Things like this make the blood boil! That jeep is almost sitting on the front of one of those classics...incredible callousness!
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From what I remember on seeing the cars earlier, one was a Morris 8 (with modified headlights) and an Austin 8 or 10. I doubt it was a Prefect.
I agree with Karl, it does appear to be an Austin rather than a Prefect. The Morris looks rather nice, guys. Does anyone here think it's restorable ? I would love to go and take a re look at it.
My guess (pessimistic) with my earlier experience at that garage is, that the guy will let the cars rust, and ask for an over-the-top price to shoo us away.
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I agree with Karl, it does appear to be an Austin rather than a Prefect. The Morris looks rather nice, guys. Does anyone here think it's restorable ? I would love to go and take a re look at it.
My guess (pessimistic) with my earlier experience at that garage is, that the guy will let the cars rust, and ask for an over-the-top price to shoo us away.
Lets run him over with BLB 1144. Ravi, should we have a look at it when we go for the 15th AUG rally?? That will be a sensible plan!!
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The topolino was the last thing i wanted to see rusted
this is really sad
really sad.
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Any idea if the papers are available for the topolino?

I'm guessing not...

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There were also what appeared to be 2 Morris 8s.
These were at that place only??
Where did you see these?
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Remember when it started raining really hard when we were there?? I had gone to explore the other parts of the garage and found those there. Right inside!!
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, you found a morris 8 there only and didn't call me.
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Btw, you will find pictures and details on all these cars discussed earlier on this thread itself.
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Hi Guys !!!

H E L P . . .

I Wanted to restore a vintage in a different way!! How about picking up a rusted body and fitting it with an esteem or zen engine and gear box?? This will help us in having a good looking and efficient car. Has an one of you guys lately seen any vintage rusting arround here in mumbai? Do let me know plzzz..
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KSM, I got your PM. I would recomend you not do that as firstly it will be a huge angineering nightmare and secondly the cost will be really high. Also remember that it is not easy to just fit an engine into a car which the engine is not supposed to fit in. Also remember that most of these old cars are not structurally viable enough to have these engines in them. Also remember, Most vintage or clasics are Rear Wheel Drive and the engines you are talking about is a front wheel drive spec. If you want speed and power, Plonk in a gypsy engine in a Fiat 1100. At least that can be done. And it has been done.
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