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Old 16th April 2014, 22:08   #1666
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Watched Malayalam movie Idukki Gold last week which has an old Standard 20 used by the friends to travel from Thrissur to Idukki. Some screen captures from the movie.

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The last image shows the van climb the winding roads of Idukki .
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Watched Malayalam movie Idukki Gold last week which has an old Standard 20 used by the friends to travel from Thrissur to Idukki.
Why do you call it old? This was the latest model launched in 1982 at the time of Asiad.
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Why do you call it old? This was the latest model launched in 1982 at the time of Asiad.
Well I guess he meant 'old' in today's context, which it technically is!
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A post-war "flying 8" Standard 8 for sale in Madras, no comments on the price!

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This advertisement appeared in the early 1950's in a WIAA magazine.
The photo is British though, but this model was sold in India, na? Where did the driver sit after loading all this luggage? Perhaps Karl and Stanher can help in experimentation.
Apparently luggage was loaded by folding the back rest of the rear seats, just like in pre-war 170V's. Surely will be water and dust proof as long as the tin lasts. LOL.

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P.S. A roof for a Herald is available with a friend. Could connect anyone interested.
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A rare advertisement of The National Rayon Corporation featuring a Standard Herald in the 1960's. (Readers Digest)

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Was shared by a facebook friend from Madras- an ad for the Standard Herald found in a book/magazine, probably when it had been newly introduced in India, in Tamil!

Funnily though, I understand that it says "Chennai" here as opposed to Madras!

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Do seniors remember what colour the engine block was in Heralds in India? I need to paint my engine block and ancillaries. The chassis, drums, suspension components I believe should be all black. I think also the tappet cover and air cleaner. But what about the block itself?
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Do seniors remember what colour the engine block was in Heralds in India? I need to paint my engine block and ancillaries. The chassis, drums, suspension components I believe should be all black. I think also the tappet cover and air cleaner. But what about the block itself?
Karl, as far as I recall our Mark II, the block was not painted. It had the typical cast Iorn colour, whilst bell housing had the bright shiny alloy colour.

The Oil Sump was metal finish and not painted

Tapet Cover and Air Cleaner was Black - so was the fan

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An early Standard Herald mk1 in Kerala, posted on a facebook group.

Car still retains the 'duotone' colour scheme; however, the parking lights are of Fiat, and the bumpers have been modified in their shape by a local tinker. Plus of course the various add-ons on an otherwise fairly original car.

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Hi All,
I have just started a ground up restoration of my Standard Companion and I would be needing the tyres.If anyone could give any suggestions the help would be highly appreciated.

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Hi All,
I have just started a ground up restoration of my Standard Companion and I would be needing the tyres.If anyone could give any suggestions the help would be highly appreciated.

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Very slim chance of getting any in India.Imports only option
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I have just started a ground up restoration of my Standard Companion and I would be needing the tyres.If anyone could give any suggestions the help would be highly appreciated.
I heard that MRF still makes the 5.60-13 size X-ply tyres but have not verified this as yet. You could try confirming from an MRF dealer at your place.
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Hi Mr Ananth,
Was wondering whether import of tyres are allowed because I remember reading somewhere that importing tyres has been banned,though I am not very sure.Meanwhile taking Stanher's advice and will check with MRF.
Mr Ananth I would be really grateful if you could clarify about importing tyres.

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Hi Mr Ananth,
Was wondering whether import of tyres are allowed because I remember reading somewhere that importing tyres has been banned,though I am not very sure.Meanwhile taking Stanher's advice and will check with MRF.
Mr Ananth I would be really grateful if you could clarify about importing tyres.

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I doubt the X-ply tyres are still made in India. Unless some CEAT or MRF dealer has in stock but that would anyways be old. If all fails, you will readily get 155/80R13 Radials off-the-shelf.
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