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Old 18th June 2008, 11:44   #616
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You are thoroughly mistaken V-16,the Hindustan 14's &Landmasters were offered in INDIA with the side valve engines.ONLY . The early mark I Ambassadors upto late 1959 were offered with side valve engine only(1467cc). The 60's ambassador came with the OHV engine.
Also in the 60's itself there was a mad rush to convert the side valve engines to the OHV engines as the sidevalve engine had a problem with the engine head(am not sure),that maybe the reason for the OHV badges(after all it was not a factory fitment!) .
Also the Landmaster WOODY Traveller being an import had only OHV engine( as far as my knowledge goes)
So, I guess the H14 i have seen might have had a engine swap? Will the docs specify the engine type?

Is it possible to source a side valve engine?
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Old 19th June 2008, 11:22   #617
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So, I guess the H14 i have seen might have had a engine swap? Will the docs specify the engine type?

Is it possible to source a side valve engine?
It is very difficult to get a working condition side valve engine of HINDUSTAN14.also you should get the bell housing cover(aluminium) if the gear box also has been changed. My advice would be to stay away from this car if you are a originality crazy guy.
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Just guess guys what i found,

Had been travelling towards Whitefield via the Ring road, came across a junction with choked traffic, went into a small gully, inside a compound i find one Shell of a Beetle


Got to the owner, he seems to have complete documents on the car updated, engine is completely overhauled, he's got all fitments on the car.

The only work pending is tinkering and painting, though the floor is not visible, we need to get a new floor for the car.

Its a complete ground up resto project. I dunno if the price tag of 1 lac is right for such a car?

Anybody interested in something like the above find. Pls revert.
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Just guess guys what i found,

Had been travelling towards Whitefield via the Ring road, came across a junction with choked traffic, went into a small gully, inside a compound i find one Shell of a Beetle


Got to the owner, he seems to have complete documents on the car updated, engine is completely overhauled, he's got all fitments on the car.

The only work pending is tinkering and painting, though the floor is not visible, we need to get a new floor for the car.

Its a complete ground up resto project. I dunno if the price tag of 1 lac is right for such a car?

Anybody interested in something like the above find. Pls revert.
I would be interested Pavan. One can always negotiate on the price front.
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Just guess guys what i found,

Had been travelling towards Whitefield via the Ring road, came across a junction with choked traffic, went into a small gully, inside a compound i find one Shell of a Beetle


Got to the owner, he seems to have complete documents on the car updated, engine is completely overhauled, he's got all fitments on the car.

The only work pending is tinkering and painting, though the floor is not visible, we need to get a new floor for the car.

Its a complete ground up resto project. I dunno if the price tag of 1 lac is right for such a car?

Anybody interested in something like the above find. Pls revert.
is it a white one by any chance?
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V-16 and JayD.

this beetle is of some green color, paint faded so not much paint on the car.

Of what i saw, the Engine is completely overhauled and is in pristine condition a 1300cc, Gear box is in nice condition, Wheels are in good condition. Dashboard looks awkward as some kind of chaska work done on it. Floor has to be done.Documents seem to be uptodate.

The owner started to get things together but lost interest midway because of his hectic schedule.

Could not get any pics, will try going there by Saturday and post some pics later.
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V-16 and JayD.

this beetle is of some green color, paint faded so not much paint on the car.

Of what i saw, the Engine is completely overhauled and is in pristine condition a 1300cc, Gear box is in nice condition, Wheels are in good condition. Dashboard looks awkward as some kind of chaska work done on it. Floor has to be done.Documents seem to be uptodate.

The owner started to get things together but lost interest midway because of his hectic schedule.

Could not get any pics, will try going there by Saturday and post some pics later.
Any meters on the dashboard? What about other cosmetics like beadings, light rings, bumpers etc. Left hand or Right hand drive?
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Any meters on the dashboard? What about other cosmetics like beadings, light rings, bumpers etc. Left hand or Right hand drive?

Based on the discussions with the owner,

All outer beadings available.
Light, rings not available
Left converted to right.
Other badges available
Door handles available
Meters available

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is it a white one by any chance?

WHITE..

JayD which white, have you seen any?

Pls let me know if anythings available in Bangalore that i am not aware of.

This ones not white, its lost lot of paint and might be some green or brown.

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Hi Pavan,
Could we please have a few more details.
I would like to take this further.
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Based on the discussions with the owner,

All outer beadings available.
Light, rings not available
Left converted to right.
Other badges available
Door handles available
Meters available
Thanks, Pawan. Pics welcome please.
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WHITE..
JayD which white, have you seen any?
Pls let me know if anythings available in Bangalore that i am not aware of.
This ones not white, its lost lot of paint and might be some green or brown.
Yes pava, there is a white beetle abandoned in a small gully/garage in bangalore, saw it the last time i came there. I dunno where excatly it is since i'm not that familiar with places in bangy, but will ask my friend for the location and update u guys.
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Is it inside a garage? are there 2 jeeps and some maruti's getting serviced there.

Is it next to a big construction site?

If its the one, i've seen, but if its a different place please let me know.
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Is it inside a garage? are there 2 jeeps and some maruti's getting serviced there.

Is it next to a big construction site?

If its the one, i've seen, but if its a different place please let me know.
It isn't excatly "in" a garage, its literally on the road side! I remember any construction site there, it was about half an hour drive from town.
I spotted this on the same day i spotted brat's beetles at his house!
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jd are you talking about the vw parked up at koramangla at rac? i have heard of another white one which was around viveknagar area but moved since.theres another yellow vw stripped and prepped for paint and left as it is since almost 4 years at another private garage.
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Based on the discussions with the owner,
Left converted to right.
This single qualification should make the car not approachable for a price like this. It should be way cheaper owing to this one deformity. Please note it will be very very difficult, not to mention expensive to re convert it to its original LHD avtar.
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