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Old 15th July 2008, 21:23   #1471
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if the engine and trans is still alive.. it would not be impossible to save the datsun.!! i hope some one gets it.

The engine & trans is original but needs a total rebuild - not an impossible task.
I have tried to make the garage owner to sell it to me & gave an offer to the garage owner. he said he want to restore it then sell it. If he changes his mind he will call me.
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Default A few rusting Classics at the Orange City, Nagpur

These are rusting in a few local workshops here. The Morrises (two Minors) are for restoration. The owners are taking interest and the Fiat also may soon be roadworthy as the garage owner says.

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It seems like The forum is getting flodded with Morris Minors today!!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/909343-post1.html
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Got these pics from an orkut album:

Indian (Or Indian Motocycle's Frame )..Rusting in Pieces..
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There is also a blue Lamby 150 by its side. Sad to see the Indian bike -just like the Topolino in Lonavala without an engine.
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Actually there was a flap on the outside to access the dicky, it also didnt have a full boot as the 10.
Thank you for the picture of the rear of the Standard 8. Is there one with the side view. Mohaan
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I quite like that Green Millicento. Thats the only shape missing for the collection now!! Anyone game for a trip to nagpur??

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Got these pics from an orkut album:

Indian (Or Indian Motocycle's Frame )..Rusting in Pieces..
Is it just me or does this bike look nothing like an Indian?
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Is it just me or does this bike look nothing like an Indian?

Looks more like a BSA than an Indian to me. But i may be wrong.
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Thank you for the picture of the rear of the Standard 8. Is there one with the side view. Mohaan
I'm unable to find the page with the photos of the same car, but here is a side view of a similar example. This is a later 8, with the "normal" roll-up/down side-glasses as on later (10/pennant) models.
The brochure pic. is of the original early 8 with the sideways sliding glasses. Front grille was optional (at an additional cost.)





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I came across this pic on thesamba.com, and "GDL 2939" Looked familiar, then i realized i had seen this van, & even went for a ride in it!
it seems that(after talking with the owner, and seeing more pics of the bus posted earlier(the blue and white one) it isn't the same, it's is a earlier model, dont know why they put the gdl 2939 plate on that one but!
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Is it just me or does this bike look nothing like an Indian?
i agree with you Karl. it is not an Indian for sure. it must be some other bike where the owner has got Indian written on it.

Jayd not even a Bsa does not look like one.
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Agree with Karl and the others that this does not look Indian at all. Maybe a 350 (or lesseer cc), AJS, or Matchless, Bantam...they all look like that to me. Bike expertts, whats this?
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I'm no expert with bikes but after having seen many old ones I suspect its a Matchless single-seat, with the "M" badges on either side of the tank missing?

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Got these pics from an orkut album:

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This definitely is an Indian! In the late 40s Indian Motorcycles started making smaller bikes, influenced much by british designs. The clutch and gear shifter thereby became conventional too. Earlier of course there had been the 596cc Indian Scout in 1920 (later increased to 745cc), but now, after the war, Indian introduced three "lighter" models, the Indian 149 Arrow and the Indian Super Scout 249 in 1949 and the Indian 250 Warrior in 1950. The Super Scout 249 had a sub-450cc (definitely sub-500cc; don't remember the exact configuration now) engine, the 149 was around 350cc and the Warrior I don't remember at all, but certainly below 500 again.

I'm attaching a few pix here taken from the net (not many available on the www, and I don't have my book on me right now), which will show you Vinzrox's post is indeed of an Indian. The oil tank ofcourse has swung around the other side. Without the engine it's difficult to tell which one of the trio this is, since the frame was pretty much common between them. Maybe, some of you can identify better by spotting some signs that I'm missing out on.

And yes, in the early 1950s, in an effort to stay in the game, Indian motorcycles started importing British bikes to the US and selling them as Indians. Most of them were Royal Enfields although the other popular British brands were also imported. And then there was also the paratrooper's folding bike with a 98cc Villiers engine (later with Italjet's 50cc Manarelli engine) supplied by Brockhouse Engineering of UK (known as the Welbike Para motorcycle), sold as the Indian Papoose. Indian's ownership changed many times, and in the 70s the brand was also selling some imports from South East Asian countries!!

So much for the smallest Indians, the British Indians and the Asian Indians (!!), I assume many of you would have seen the flick The Fastest Indian already? Those who haven't, I'd strongly recommend you do. Sure, It's about an Indian motorcycle but it's also as much about the indomitable spirit of a man called Burt Munroe and what he does with his 1920s Indian. Go on, see the movie!

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