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Old 21st September 2014, 20:20   #1756
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Posted in a facebook group- Classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar.
In Kerala, but not sure where exactly.
Nice to see a relatively 'unmolested' Herald for a change!

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Received this image as a Whatsapp forward.
The person standing next to the car is Kannada cine actor, Ambareesh; the location is Lalith Mahal Palace, Mysore.
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Hi,

Here is a Standard coventry out after a few years of Hibernation. Single family owned since new.

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Spotted this lovely Herald convertible in Mumbai couple of weeks back.
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Another beautiful Standard from Kerala. Being a two door tourer makes this car more rare than the Bangalore Sedan

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Another beautiful Standard from Kerala. Being a two door tourer makes this car more rare than the Bangalore Sedan

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But the sedan will run atleast steadily. This one seems on Bike tires in Kerala ! Nevertheless handsome car

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Sent to me by a friend who spotted it a local garage. Seems to be an early car going by the bonnet vent.
Looks like twas just getting done up. NFS though, in case anyone asks!
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Sent to me by a friend who spotted it a local garage. Seems to be an early car going by the bonnet vent.
Looks like twas just getting done up. NFS though, in case anyone asks!
Also the dash is black as was the case for the earliest two tone coloured Heralds in India.
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Also the dash is black as was the case for the earliest two tone coloured Heralds in India.
Yes, should be Black pressed cardboard if its the original one.
And even I do wonder what happened to the B-pillars!
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In the 1930's Standard Cars were also advertised in Hindi. Here is the 1933 model.
This is a newspaper ad. The problem with such items is that the paper is aged and extremely brittle.

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Standard Herald mk1, Kerala.

Uploaded on a facebook group- classics of Travancore, Cochin and Malabar.

Always nice to see such clean and 'unmolested' examples still existing, considering how many we happen to come across that are, well- otherwise- these days!

Hope this one stays this way.

As for the metallic colour- though certainly not an original colour on Heralds, I must say it does look good on them nevertheless!

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Yes, should be Black pressed cardboard if its the original one.
And even I do wonder what happened to the B-pillars!
The mystery of the missing B-Pillars-

Simple.

In all probability, the car would've been converted into a convertible, or the roof would've been taken off, either with the intention of open-top motoring, or with the intention of making it into a 'baraat' car, which is unlikely in this case.

Open-top motoring.

One look at MRW 5100, and this theory is enhanced.

Perhaps, one of the previous owners wanted a phoren, open, imported (!) car for himself? Perhaps for a movie or some sort of shooting/photography i.e Serials, or perhaps one of the owners was simply a show-off, wanting to go topless!

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[b][i][u]One look at MRW 5100, and this theory is enhanced.
Dear Fintail - I saw a fleeting glimpse of MRW5100 being driven in Dadar Parsi Colony a couple of years back, then it seems to have disappeared for good. Any leads?

The Herald (especially the one with the Ambassador type headlight rings) looks really good without the roof but the axle shaft problem just won't allow me to buy it. My friend had bought himself a dark green MRD in the early eighties for 4000 rupees, we used to carry the bolts in the glovebox, I must have replaced them at least 5 times on his car. He got fedup and sold it. It will be great to know the root cause, it seems to be a case of poor kinematics.

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Dear Fintail - I saw a fleeting glimpse of MRW5100 being driven in Dadar Parsi Colony a couple of years back, then it seems to have disappeared for good. Any leads?

Behram Dhabhar
Any lead? M 'fraid, none whatsoever. I've seen it once- by chance. Scouting in and around South Bombay might help.

It is pictured in this very thread, as can be seen.

As regards to the famous issue-

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...tml#post243132 (Standard cars in India)

Most Heralds had rear Axles breakage problems but this was arrested by use TVS Hardened bolts and nuts and the Loctite thread lock adhesive. After doing this it never ever gave me trouble for almost 3 years.


I had no idea that Loctite existed in those days as well. None whatsoever.

It really plaqued a lot of Heralds. A lot. Perhaps this would help?

Happy new year, sirjee! This is MRY 3112's 51st year in existence! I thought I had seen MRY 3110 in Pune once- A closer look, and it was MRY 3310. An Amby in Model Colony.

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Most Heralds had rear axles breakage problems but this was arrested by use TVS Hardened bolts and nuts and the Loctite thread lock adhesive. After doing this it never ever gave me trouble for almost 3 years. It really plaqued a lot of Heralds. Perhaps this would help?
Dear Fintail - yes, it will certainly help. For drive transmission, as a rule, only 10.9 grade partially threaded bolts are to be used. Torque specification is also different. Whether to use thread sealant or not depends upon the specific requirement. I wonder how I missed all this, thanks!

Dear Karl - please tryout, because your axle shaft breakage may be the consequence of bolts not being able to take the torque and partially loosening. Please check if you have OD wear on the bolts, if yes, this may be the root cause.

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