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Old 13th April 2009, 20:43   #166
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I hope this rally was not a precedent for the future.
'hoping the same!
Indeed a shame!

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Dear Wasif & Karlos, the vertical clyinders are indeed the starter and dynamo mde by Lucas , they run on the crankshaft through a gear arrangement. The rods that you see in front of the engine are for advance retard movement of the magneto which just about see in the bottom left corner of the pic. .

The body work is by Lanchester themselves and so is the carb. The car has both a magneto and a distributor for ignition as found common on many high end cars of that era, you can use either or both systems together; it also has a double set of spark plugs [i.e. 12 spark plugs for six clyinders] one set for magneto and the other set to run on the coil via the distributor.

The engine is also quite advanced it has an overhead cam. The engine was fully overhauled with new valves pistons etc.

We had the pistons custom made in UK and were very fortunate to find a brand new water pump [ as per the supplier the only brand new OE pump left in the world]
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The engine is also quite advanced it has an overhead cam. The engine was fully overhauled with new valves pistons etc.
It seems this car has poppet valves & not sleeve valves, as I assumed.

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Thats a long list of participants.
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Hi There Morris.

Thanks for the clarifications on the lanchester. By the sound of your post it would appear that you were responsible for its wonderful restoration.

If possible please do share pictures and info on this car, how it was to start with etc.

Also I'm sure me and others on this forum would love to hear and see your other projects, present and past.

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Dear Wasif,

I was involved in the restoration of the Lanchester to provide parts and genrally to overlook the overall restoration for trying to get her back to her formal glory. The car was bought from the Gondal collection around 18/20 years ago. The restoration started in 2002 , it was very painfully slow but all the hard work and money spent has borne fruit as you can make out from the pictures.
The car was virtually complete but lacked variuos things like the lamps were incomplete ,no seats ,broken and rusted hood frame ,no centre screen, etc,etc. all the fittings and fixtures that you see have been aquired at considerable cost and effort over a number of years.
Am currently working on a 47 buick convertible and 2 MG TC's, XK120,55 Dodge Kingsway. Have just finished the 34 Graham and 55 Chevy 210 sedan [both on shown on this post] Regards


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Hi There Morris.

Thanks for the clarifications on the lanchester. By the sound of your post it would appear that you were responsible for its wonderful restoration.

If possible please do share pictures and info on this car, how it was to start with etc.

Also I'm sure me and others on this forum would love to hear and see your other projects, present and past.

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Dear Morris1948.

Thanks for the reply.I had correctly assumed you are a man of considerable knowledge and experience

It would be a learning experience for all to hear more from you and see the cars you have done and are in the process of doing.

Is the XK120 a Roadster by any chance with the alloy body ???

Please post pictures of the work in progress on the Buick and the MG's.

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Hi cld u pls upload more pics of the lancia wld like to see them.

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Hi cld u pls upload more pics of the lancia wld like to see them.
You can find more pics of both Lancias here.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...es-report.html (India’s First International Concours D’Elegance - Pictures & Report)
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Thank you very much.
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This is a picture taken at an old rally in Mumbai, this was opposite NCPA.
The little boy is very famous today, high profile but full of tension. Any guess?

In all probability Vikram Pandit of Citigroup. How children grow!
This Ford A came for the rally, again they won a prize for period costumes and now declared that they will not compete for this prize in future, but may participate in fancy costumes.

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In all probability Vikram Pandit of Citigroup. How children grow!
This Ford A came for the rally, again they won a prize for period costumes and now declared that they will not compete for this prize in future, but may participate in fancy costumes.

Cheers harit
That does not work out some how, even if this picture was from 1980 and I dont think its older then that, vikram Pandit currently in his early 50's would have been in his 20's none of the kids look that old to me
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A neat blog entry on the rally can be found here

Windy Skies: Vintage and Classic Cars Rally at Nariman Point

Amongst the comments is Roy Wadia's

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This was beautifully written, many thanks for sharing this. My grandfather and father, the late JBH Wadia (founder of Wadia Movietone) and Vinci Wadia respectively, had a wonderful classic they entered in the vintage car rally year after year. My late brother Riyad Wadia drove it in the rally a couple of times. The car was then stored in the garage for years before my dad sold it about eight years ago. Your article brings back memories, and the vignettes you've described are very nicely done. Best wishes, Roy Wadia
Any idea which Rolls this is, and who owns it now?
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A neat blog entry on the rally can be found here

Windy Skies: Vintage and Classic Cars Rally at Nariman Point

Amongst the comments is Roy Wadia's



Any idea which Rolls this is, and who owns it now?
intresting piece of writing, writer seems to be fascinated by mercedes present.
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Hi, the blog windy skies does indeed have errors, does anyone remember seeing Jackie's SS 100? Maybe I will post a summary later.
Now about Mr. Wadia, well I know of two cars which his family had. A Chrysler roadster of the 1930's and a Merc 250SE series 108.
Unfortunately they never looked after their cars. They live on the Worli seaface. The Chrysler was corroded to the core, and tin work was once done in a garage near Worli Village near the Naval establishment end. Today that car belongs to Kundalmal's collection.
The Merc was abandoned with a mechanic at the start of Worli seaface, lot of parts missing. The car now belongs to me, lying in Nashik, body work done. Maybe I will keep its fuel injection system.
I find a Rolls being mentioned, have no idea if they had one lately. Went through the blog, could not find a reference, maybe I missed. These are the last 2 cars I knew about and mentioned, but surely they had more cars in the days of old.
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