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Old 21st December 2007, 23:40   #1
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This is my friend's beetle.He restoring and he imported all the parts except alloys and tyres.This beetle is going to be a performance one.He is having a Ford Fairline which is 350BHP now and he is increasing the BHP to 750.
More pictures coming soon.

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wow..I'd like to see this Bug after its all done. Hope it doesn't find a spot on the 'Whacky jobs' thread.
Good luck to your friend..
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He imported even the glass beeding from UK.Everything original.
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Interesting.Seems like a really passionate guy,when it comes to the Bug.
I'm sure the project will come through with any hassles.
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looks like the beetle is going to come out cool
do you have any pics of th fairlane?

so far i am aware of only two fairlanes one black one in delhi
and other posted on 'classics bieng restred thread' can you post the pic of this one?
also what colour is your friend planning for the beetle?
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750bhp? Thats seems to be quite a lot,for such a small car. Experts out there,would the Beetle be able to handle so much power? 350bhp seems more like the numbers the Bug ought to have.
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looks like the beetle is going to come out cool
do you have any pics of th fairlane?

so far i am aware of only two fairlanes one black one in delhi
and other posted on 'classics bieng restred thread' can you post the pic of this one?
also what colour is your friend planning for the beetle?
Yeah i will take pictures tomorrow and post it.And he also have a Riley and Chevy.

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750bhp? Thats seems to be quite a lot,for such a small car. Experts out there,would the Beetle be able to handle so much power? 350bhp seems more like the numbers the Bug ought to have.
Nitin 750 for Ford not for Beetle.
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This is his another classic Riley .I dont know the year.
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750bhp? Thats seems to be quite a lot,for such a small car. Experts out there,would the Beetle be able to handle so much power? 350bhp seems more like the numbers the Bug ought to have.
Nitin im sure he meantthat his friend also has a Ford Fairlane which is 350 bhp to be upgraded to 750bhp.
Now the argument (friendly types). Even 350 is way too much for a VW but then he wasn't talking about the VW at all but Nitin if the bug had a 350 in it it would leave the chassis and fly off
The fairlane on the other hand was a very capable car and in the mid and late 60s it did come with a 335 bhp engine whicn was upped to 375 in the seventies. Which year is the fairlane and the VW.
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Jeri, take me to the ford please

Btw few days back i saw a nicely maintained red Hillman SuperMinx near the Police Headquarters being driven by a ver old gentleman. The car looked nice but it didn't have the hubcaps.
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Jeri, take me to the ford please

Btw few days back i saw a nicely maintained red Hillman SuperMinx near the Police Headquarters being driven by a ver old gentleman. The car looked nice but it didn't have the hubcaps.
Sure we are going .Red Hillman SuperMinx that is nice.I never seen here in Trivandrum before.
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Trivandrum has a good(not too many) number of classic/vintage cars.
there is a 1968 Morris 1098 cc in mint condition.
then there are 3 1957 Landmaster traveller(woody)
1938 Morris8 tourer Cut door.
1946 austin8, 1942 Austin10
1948 Austin A40(KLT914), 1952Austin Somerset
Standard penant,standard super8, super10.
Standard herald MK-1,MK-111, Gazel.
Rileys RM1300(3nos)
1936 Chevrolet,1956 Chevrolet BELAIR(2nos),1952 Chevrolet Fleetmaster
List goes on.....
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Trivandrum has a good(not too many) number of classic/vintage cars.
there is a 1968 Morris 1098 cc in mint condition.
then there are 3 1957 Landmaster traveller(woody)
1938 Morris8 tourer Cut door.
1946 austin8, 1942 Austin10
1948 Austin A40(KLT914), 1952Austin Somerset
Standard penant,standard super8, super10.
Standard herald MK-1,MK-111, Gazel.
Rileys RM1300(3nos)
1936 Chevrolet,1956 Chevrolet BELAIR(2nos),1952 Chevrolet Fleetmaster
List goes on.....
Any chance of getting pics. of any of the Standards??
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Jeri, take me to the ford please

Btw few days back i saw a nicely maintained red Hillman SuperMinx near the Police Headquarters being driven by a ver old gentleman. The car looked nice but it didn't have the hubcaps.
If it was a KLQ reg, I know the car very well, right from when it was in the UK
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If it was a KLQ reg, I know the car very well, right from when it was in the UK
Yes it's a KLQ!! Would you share some details about the car?
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