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Old 21st November 2007, 11:25   #211
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Karl, lemme guess. Kurian's cars?
yep..u r right...bought my LHD fiat from there onli...

here are some pics i took in kotayam....dedicated to STANHER...













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Old 21st November 2007, 11:28   #212
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Old 21st November 2007, 14:27   #213
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very well maintained..(apart from the choice of wheels)

But i have noticed that not a single herald owner has rectified the rear suspension..every vehicle i have seen has the rear wheels tilting inwards..

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I love the way the bonnet opens up on the Herald.

btw is that a Herald GT-R in that picture?
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Old 21st November 2007, 14:47   #215
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The Herald has independant rear suspension, and does camber under incorrect loading. There really isnt much to rectify.

Shyam, here is the same car prior to the 2 door conversion.

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The Herald has independant rear suspension, and does camber under incorrect loading. There really isnt much to rectify.
from what i can see..there is a lot of uneven tyre ware on the inside..and the fact that the rear wheels are the driving wheels..doesn't do much in terms of traction either..

Changing the dampers and the angle of the rear arm mount helps..a stronger axle..trust me..


Check this one out..(They aren't from India though)

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2393449



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Old 21st November 2007, 16:22   #217
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is this for sale ! I want it
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Old 21st November 2007, 17:28   #218
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Wow! This is most fascinating, Ive never even heard of it! Dont tell me this is an Indian prototype...Could you give us the link too?

Does'nt it bear a startling resemblance to this ultra rare VW type 3 prototype I shot at the Wolfsburg museum?

Yes Karl. This picture is from India, but where / when...i cant say. Unfortunately i just saved the picture and not the link.

Your VW Type 3 pics are very interesting. Dont at all look like a VW. Maybe it was too radical for VW to go in for a mass production with these looks!

I had a 1972 Type3...cant imagine its one of the same family. Great find.
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Hi!

This thread has really brought up some fond memories, of my Dad's Yellow Standard Herald. 2 Door. He bought it from a small village near Porbandar in Gujarat and restored it. I remember him mentioning that the car was standing in a 'cowshed' with grass on it, unused for more than 2yrs.

What floored him was that it started in the first go!

I learnt to drive on this car when I was 15yrs old. The best part was the 'reserve' tap on the fuel tank ! Stop the car, twist n go!

I'm really happy to see so many admirers of the Standard Herald and Gazelle.

keep those beauties going!

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Old 21st November 2007, 18:41   #220
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Yes Karl. This picture is from India, but where / when...i cant say. Unfortunately i just saved the picture and not the link.

Your VW Type 3 pics are very interesting. Dont at all look like a VW. Maybe it was too radical for VW to go in for a mass production with these looks!
Dont tell me...this is a real find for us Standard enthusiasts!

Farhan, eat a couple of soaked almonds every morning and rack your brains and find me that link again.

It obviously appears to be based on the 8/10 platform, but a shorter wheelbase and most noticeable is the 2 door conversion.

Farhan, FIND ME THAT LINK!

Kasli, which car are you enquiring about? If its the Heralds, Im told they are for sale, if its the Stanmobile, tell us what it is!
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Karl :

Let me help you with the link.
1981 Stanmobile Microcar Factory Photo India - (eBay.ca item 320073236701 end time 14-Dec-07 12:39:12 EST)



Found it on ebay Canada.
May not last for long. So download and keep while it's still online.

Do answer: ID:394B in
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...tml#post633430

Cheers...
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Shyam, here is the same car prior to the 2 door conversion.

Oh, stumped again Sherlock Bhotes!

Thanks for the clarification......but why would anyone buy a 4-door & go through the trouble of converting it into a 2-door (although not too difficult considering the Herald's bolt-on detachable body) when he could as well buy a 2-doorer (far more easier to find)....
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Ok people we now know the secrest to how karl stuufed so much info in that little brain if you still not aware read above !

Gosh... its the almonds ... yesss..

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Karl :

Let me help you with the link.
1981 Stanmobile Microcar Factory Photo India - (eBay.ca item 320073236701 end time 14-Dec-07 12:39:12 EST)



Found it on ebay Canada.
May not last for long. So download and keep while it's still online.

Do answer: ID:394B in
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...tml#post633430

Cheers...
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This is exactly the same car!! Karl, If its on ebay... Bid fast before its gone.
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Old 22nd November 2007, 16:53   #225
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This is exactly the same car!! Karl, If its on ebay... Bid fast before its gone.
Done! Thanks to you and Ram of course...Its a most interesting find.
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