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Old 19th December 2017, 11:19   #46
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Does your wheel have the same shape as the Herald wheel or the early 10/8 type?
The wheel is the same as the Herald. These later Super 10s all had them, the earlier models carried them over from the 8, with ribbed spokes, less dished.

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Maybe could try enquiring from the Standard Motor Club?
While the club is an excellent resource and very helpful, I doubt they would have India specific details. All cars in Europe I have seen with an off white wheel. However someone who had one brand new insisted his was black, as also in another very original unrestored car in Pune. So will probably stick with black.

This is always a challenge we face when looking at home market cars for reference - same case with Fiats, even with Dodges, Chevys and more.
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December 24th, 2017

Some updates

The headliner has gone in and looks great. Not too sure what exact shade the original would have been, but I am sure this can't be very far off.
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Some more fittings go in. All door (and boot) hardware is in.
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We decided to fit new glass all round (except the rear windscreen which is curved). The originals were all there, but badly scratched, and would look terrible on a newly restored car. All side trims fitted too, and really lift an otherwise bland profile.

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Looks good Karl.

The Door Inside beadings haven't been fixed I guess - hence, clips are visible, right ?

Also the windscreen gourmet beading - is it greay in colour or just looks so in the photo. With the colour of the car, there could be a clash, black wouldve been nice.

Great perseverence Karl

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The Door Inside beadings haven't been fixed I guess - hence, clips are visible, right?
Yup, those will be fitted shortly. Not sure but the originals would probably have been cloth wrapped, and I think red in colour. We will be fitting regular black rubber though.

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Also the windscreen gourmet beading - is it greay in colour or just looks so in the photo. With the colour of the car, there could be a clash, black wouldve been nice.
It is black of course, just the light in the image is probably giving you that impression. It is identical to the original in profile, but locally sourced so we saved some much needed money

I am still looking for the bakelite unit that houses the indicator lever and speedo frame, if anyone can help me. Thanks.
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Some updates for the new year.

16th January 2018

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Fitting continues. The rear red reflectors that fit below the taillights were missing, and reproductions are frightfully expensive, so till I find a correct set, we have fitted a close match. Even Made in England, though a Vauxhall part.
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The Super 10 (and earlier models) had a small indicator bulb wired into the end of the stalk, and that flashes synchronized with the indicator itself. We were missing the end cap, and a new one was procured in green (originals were probably brown? Not sure).
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As mentioned earlier, the seats had the original upholstery underneath but too far gone to retain. Luckily pattern reference was available.
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Original door pads were missing, even for a pattern. As luck would have it, a friend in Pune had the original set from his car, and served as good reference. There are various designs internationally, and this particular single tone design seems to befit Indian models. The style is very similar to the material and design used for later Heralds.
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22nd January 2018
Detail of the seat adjustment lever.
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The interior is finally in. I assume the original door beadings would have been red or cream, maybe fabric wrapped.
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The front grille moustache is ready and fitted after some adjustments. Bumpers go on as well.
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