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Old 11th March 2008, 15:59   #46
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Awesome pictures, specially 1966 MGB. So neat and tidy in the stable.
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Old 11th March 2008, 16:47   #47
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Keep them coming, and do add some history behind each car as well.

You mentioned the MGB was imported as is. Was this recently? Could you elaborate on the process (read loopholes!) in getting it down?

Also, do avoid posting multiple messages at such short intervals. You have the facility to edit your post within 20 mins of posting it, to add futher details.
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Old 11th March 2008, 16:48   #48
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Simply Sooperb collection!

VOW!

I envy you!
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Old 11th March 2008, 21:43   #49
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Ananth i love every bit about your cars, I am in love with your beautiful garage as well, with its lovely barn doors.What a fitting and apt background for your lovely cars. BTW could you post some more pics of the Topolino's interiors.
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I have been wanting to ask the same question which Karl has asked. What is the regulation on import of antique (>20 yrs old?) car to India? Have seen some good condition Triump (Herald) in UK website.
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The MGB,
The Essex is a 1928 Super Six, Tourer.
and the Austin are the three cars that match my taste. I Quiet liked them, for the Elegant faces, Royal/rather Majestic faces.

All the other cars have been maintained finely, in the manner they are ought to be maintained. Congratulations on the same.

As asked by karlos it would be great to hear the story behind each car.
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Dear Mr.Ananth - your Fiat is indeed very good. In those days, we used to have twin carburettor installations in Fiats. Apex systems (Govindji Shah and his assistant) of Worli used to make these manifolds. I still have the inlet manifold with me. I was seriously thinking of putting it in one of my cars but at 50 rupees a litre (in those days it was 5 rupees a litre and I still could not afford it), it does not make sense anymore. Also, availability of new carburettors is an issue. Please do post engine compartment pictures of your car. I would have preferred the wheel rims to be in black colour. It would match the period rally look.

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Sorry, I forgot to add - the all India rally was flagged off from all the 4 corners of India (Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Chennai) in 1970 and if I am correct, it culminated in Nagpur. The Mumbai flagoff was opposite Ruia College, very close to my house. I had gone to see it. The interesting part was that the first prize was a Fiat car. This prize was won by Mr.Darayus Bhathena (Farad Bhathena's father) and the registration number of that car was MRG4705. Mr.Ananth, you will recall that this car was used by Farad in many races in Sholavaram. In one race we had fitted 4 Solex carburettors on it and it was tuned by Mr.Adi Malgham in Darayus's factory Natsteel in Wadala in Mumbai. I was there so I know. The last time I saw MRG 4705, it was lying unused in a place in Parel which I know very well. Sad but true.

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Behram

Nagpur I think was one of the stops. I remember attending a huge closing function as the cars reached Bombay. This was at a ground near Churchgate.

Do you recall seeing a white MG Midget?, that was my father and a brit
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Just mind blowing stuff... I really admire your patience and determination to restore all these models to this shape. Amazing indeed..
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Thanks for the compliments.

Sad to hear about the green Fiat of Darayus. I knew Darayus & Katie well, but that itself is story by now.
I have the twin carb manifold, but as you say @ 50Rs,it does make little sense.The engine of my car is stock, single solex carb

I shall send the story of each car as & when I can

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Very Very difficult to import. The Auto Maker Mafia have cleverly manipulated second hand car import barriers. One can import such cars only on TR.
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Mr.Ananth

I would love to see your cars. May i?. Please reply. I'm in Chennai.
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Dear Ananth - this sets me thinking. If we use a 24 mm venturi on a twin carburettor setup with 97.5 main jets with an MCS1062 setup or a twin Bicsa setup, theoretically it should give 10 kmpl (we are reducing the venturi effect). What are your thoughts ? Worth a try ?

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would love to see your fiat sometime Ananth sir.
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