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Old 24th June 2009, 21:41   #391
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Another very notable candidate were the Phantom Rolls's. Many lost their engines because of this.
There is a car in Delhi were a new block was cast in cast iron or so, not aluminium. Then there was a car in Hyderabad which Ali fixed as he had access to another engine. And the famous Travancore car with a Dodge engine. Another Rolls is languishing in MP, same problem,
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Please do oblige - which is the Travancore car (assume it is a RR) with the Dodge engine ? The only ex-Travancore RR I know of is the 20/25 with Mr. Bhogilal. Cheers
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The Hyderabad Phantom you mentioned would be the Baroda car which was aprehended by customs when it was being shipped out right. Current owner is a close family friend.
Yes, that was the Rolls I had in mind

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Please do oblige - which is the Travancore car (assume it is a RR) with the Dodge engine ? The only ex-Travancore RR I know of is the 20/25 with Mr. Bhogilal. Cheers
The Travancore car is a Rolls. It was lying for years in a workshop outside Chennai along with one or two more cars, I believe a 1949 Buick. One fine these cars left and travelled a lot between 4 to 5 owners, a big fight and today the Rolls still has the Dodge engine but a boat tail body. It is in a collection, a relative of the collector came on the forum but quickly retreated.
I believe that there are 2 more Travancore cars around, the 1938 Buick Limo in Delhi and a 1947 Buick convertible now restored, in Mumbai.

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heres a car which has come for restoration....
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Yes, that was the Rolls I had in mind
yes the rolls an the buick was bought by lukerebbelo we towed it from an house in t nagar when we tried to load the loaders broke the front grill of the buick and eventually sold to sharad sanghi indore after that i have no idea about these cars i do remember the rolls had an american car engine an no papers
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heres a car which has come for restoration....
What are these two buttons on the steering wheel? Are they adapted horn buttons in place of the ring?

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That would be the cruise control switches !!!!
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What are these two buttons on the steering wheel? Are they adapted horn buttons in place of the ring?
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That would be the cruise control switches !!!!
Wasif, I dont think thats right. The stock 190 never came with Cruise control, and the Heckflosse never came with holes drilled into the steering stalks. I think these are aftermarket fitments (as Karl said) to replace the horn ring.

Also, the 3 meters below the main dashboard slab look to be aftermarket fitments.

See Gogi Bhai's car dash for reference:

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Boss that was ment to be a joke, the cruise contol thing and yes those gauges under the dash are aftermarket

If its not Cruise Control then one must be the choke and the other the headlight switch !!!!

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maybe those are paddle shifts
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See I knew it. Damn and I thought I knew everything
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Thats pure German BDSM Where do people imagine stuff like this Pure torture for the German car.
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Obviously the horn ring is kaput so those switches are for the horn
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looks like an classic james bond car
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Obviously the horn ring is kaput so those switches are for the horn
you got it buddy! one is a positive the other is negative when you touch both your body completes the circuit and blows the horn
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you got it buddy! one is a positive the other is negative when you touch both your body completes the circuit and blows the horn
Does the shock make us the horn or does a horn actually work?
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