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Old 6th November 2009, 13:57   #781
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Dear all,
can anybody help me with a workshop manual for a premier 118 ne
thankyou in anticipation
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Old 6th November 2009, 15:18   #782
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if for sale give me details


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Thats a Steyr-Puch Haflinger and its not an amphibian vehicle my friend:P.
Anyways thanks for the pics. Please keep us updated on the restoration process.
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@iraghava - congrats for starting this wonderful thread.since so many of you are interested in vintage cars i decided to visit a family friend who has been into restoration of vintage and classics for more than 2 decades.his collection includes 8 mercs (7 of his own),a pontiac,a ford mercury and a vauxhaul.forgot to mention the interesting amphibian vehicle of some italian make.i came to his house armed with my nikon but unfortunately after the first 3 shots my camera's battery got discharged.

i'll go to his house again to take the pics (this time with my camera fully charged ) and post the pics.meanwhile posting the 3 shots right now-

the ford mercury.

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the amphibian vehicle.


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As far as I remember, this person is called Mr Kumar, isnt it? I have an interesting anecdote to share if it is him.

Back in 2001, while still in college, I was working in a concern engaged in FMCG sales promotion. Worked hard, quickly became field supervisor.

One assignment was to supervise a rural van promotion project (for a toothpaste & healthcare major) took me to Bihar. We couldnt arrange all the required vehicles (matadors and Maruti Vans) from Kolkata due to festive season, so the Patna distributor asked me to contact Mr Kumar and try to get some Matadors from his fleet.

When I reached his home (like UBS, he too lives in a massive compound where the house is built on 1/4th of the land and the rest is his workshop, scattered with cars), Kumar was not at home. I randomly walked around the campus, and his collection of vintage beauties (especially Mercs) caught my fancy. Some were in running condition, some being worked upon, some just strewn about. I think there were 15 in total. I could identify 12 of them correctly.

When he came back, after a short discussion on business (you're such a kid and you're doing field sales? how many cars do you want? etc etc) the discussion quickly turned to vintage cars. Kumar showed me his collection, giving small stories about some specimens he had collected. This was followed by me driving a 47 Rover. The car had been received by him with a cracked engine and gearbox. Instead of wasting money on restoring them, he had replaced the entire set with a Isuzu 1.8 engine and gearbox.

It was a funny feeling. The car had all the cosmetic bits (huge steering wheel, long angled gear lever, period horn and instruments) of a classic, but the throttle response of a modern car. I had a lot of fun manouevring the car around Patna traffic.

This was followed by a ride on a rare Jawa 350 twin. The bike was fully done up mechanically and was awaiting a paint job. Funnily, rare bike as it was, I remember the ride to be quite an underwhelming experience.

The magic day finally got over with Mr Kumar dropping me to Patna bus stand. Much against his requests to stay back at Patna for the night, I decided to make it Muzaffarpur (where I had work the following morning).

What happened en route was quite a chilling experience, but lets save that for another day.

@kasli - well well, I've just given you a clue on where to look for the Steyr, haven't I?

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Hey is that a Mercury Coupe ?? What a neat hot rod could come out of it imagine that
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Hey is that a Mercury Coupe ?? What a neat hot rod could come out of it imagine that

I don't think its a coupe.Its more likely a sedan.I think the B piller has been cut i have Highlighted the place where it placed.We are restoring a similar car.I am uploading the pics of the car we are doing.You will see more pic of it on the other thread.
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Some time back I had spotted this 1947 Chrysler being restored in Pune. It appears to have a DeSoto dash grafted in.
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I am currently restoring a British, Ford Capri Mk 1 XLR, which I have had since 1985, but I had not been using it as I had kept it garaged in Bangalore since 1985. I have brought the car back to Delhi and I am working on the car. Any suggestions on restoration are welcome.
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I am currently restoring a British, Ford Capri Mk 1 XLR, which I have had since 1985, but I had not been using it as I had kept it garaged in Bangalore since 1985. I have brought the car back to Delhi and I am working on the car. Any suggestions on restoration are welcome.

Some current photographs of the car which show the interiors,engine,all around the body etc would be great before giving suggestions i would think.
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Some current photographs of the car which show the interiors,engine,all around the body etc would be great before giving suggestions i would think.
I shall post some photographs as suggested. Some parts that I need are the 1600 GT Fender/wing Monogrammes and the number plate light assembly.
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I shall post some photographs as suggested. Some parts that I need are the 1600 GT Fender/wing Monogrammes and the number plate light assembly.
Dear Mr. Jatti,

Parts for European Fords like the Capri and Escort are quite difficult to come by even over there because there was a huge fire which burnt down Ford's godown where the stuff was kept. To make things easier, please post exact pictures of the parts you want, there are many lose parts lying around without a label and have to be matched. This is usually a nice car.

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Some time back I had spotted this 1947 Chrysler being restored in Pune. It appears to have a DeSoto dash grafted in.
The headlight cover appears to be from the Mark I/II Amby.
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Karl this is also a similar dash(though not exactly the same) picture.

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The headlight cover appears to be from the Mark I/II Amby.
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Karl this is also a similar dash(though not exactly the same) picture.
The car you post I think is the orange Dodge at Ramoji film city (?). The car I have posted is a Chrysler of similar vintage and appearance. The dash in that car appears to be from a DeSoto, the 3rd badge engineered version of somewhat the same car, the 4th being Plymouth.
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Dear Mr. Jatti,

Parts for European Fords like the Capri and Escort are quite difficult to come by even over there because there was a huge fire which burnt down Ford's godown where the stuff was kept. To make things easier, please post exact pictures of the parts you want, there are many lose parts lying around without a label and have to be matched. This is usually a nice car.

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Dear Mr.Harit,

Thanks. Actually I do-not require too many parts as the car is quite complete both cosmetically and mechanically. The 1600 GT Fender badging has been missing since the beginning. I just have managed to buy a brand new pair of fender badging, thanks to Mr.Julian. I need a Licence Plate light, I am sure I will find it on e-bay one of these days. I have started work on the car and she should be on road shortly. I am posting some photographs of the car.
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Dear Mr.Harit,

Thanks. Actually I do-not require too many parts as the car is quite complete both cosmetically and mechanically. The 1600 GT Fender badging has been missing since the beginning. I just have managed to buy a brand new pair of fender badging, thanks to Mr.Julian. I need a Licence Plate light, I am sure I will find it on e-bay one of these days. I have started work on the car and she should be on road shortly. I am posting some photographs of the car.
Hi! This is a lovely car. Will stand pround next to the Mustang. If only she was a V888888888888888888...............

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a nice capri, what is the car next to it in the 1st pic?? is it a kingsway??
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