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Old 14th March 2011, 16:56   #1576
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And did the radiator of MHN 3110 ever manage to cool the engine? How can it get any air while moving?
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And did the radiator of MHN 3110 ever manage to cool the engine? How can it get any air while moving?
I have seen several Willys CJ-3Bs in rural Madhya Pradesh with the spares mounted in the front this way.

Maybe the fan pulled cooling air through the radiator, from the slipstream below the front bumper. Quite likely the engine compartment admitted a lot of air. For one thing, the insulation on the CJ-3B was so absymally meagre that the roar of the F4/134 and the whines of the differentials, gearbox and transfer case could be heard inside the cabin.

Here is a 1944 WW2 Willys MB ready for mission-critical military duty, with the spare mounted exactly in the same way.

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OT: Note the two piece wheel rims, full-floating rear hubs and the fold-down-and-stow bows for the canvas top.

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Hi Cedric,
Nice number plate put up, clarifies a lot. There were quite some number of Indian in Lebanon in the 1960's.
Here is a TAJ Buick, this must be in south India. Who issued this TAJ series?

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Harit,
I guess we are not meaning Tamil Nadu from 1979 onwards?
I would like to think the photo is 1940s/50s but maybe you or someone else can advise on that.
TAJ is not an pre partition series that is known.
In theory, it could have existed in Malaysia or Pakistan but both would probably be much later than the photo looks.
Assuming that this is indeed taken in India, I think that we will have to put it down to unknown!
Sorry about that
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Bombay Poona road - 1949

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Found a treasure of pictures. Will post them by evening.

Does anyone know if BYF 5039 survive today?
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I just got this picture delivered to me.
The guy who got it thought that it was me in younger days.
I had a good look and thought of Jacky Schroff in his young days.
I wonder if the spare fitment like this was common, would have blocked the flow of air to the radiator.
It is a Willys, and is left hand drive if the guy was driving it.

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So ure trying to say you look like Jackie Shroff eh Harit??!!

Seriously that does look like Jackie Shroff and he looks like hes entering a Studio. The Willy's may be owned by some car supplier to films and it was common for actors to take a drive just before they used the car in the shot, to get accustomed to it. Jackie's love for cars is also not hidden from us.
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Here's a picture of a Jewish family which had traveled quite well back in the day.

The Jeep after reaching Poona.
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And this is one of what looks like a South Indian family with their Standard and their Amby?

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This is a very valuable picture for our own bhpian President, guess why?


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Here's a VW - MRZ 7016 crossing the creek to reach Manori between 1971 - 1978 driven by a German couple. They got stuck and were later pulled out by an Ox cart:

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The couple in their Amby stuck in floods outside the German school:

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I just got this picture delivered to me.
It is a Willys, and is left hand drive if the guy was driving it.
Cheers harit
This Willys MHN 3110 has been featured in one or two (may be more) Hindi movies as a police jeep.
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These are from the same Jewish guys who went back and forth between India and Israel:

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A couple of nice shots of Bombay:

Indian built / assembled classic taxi's
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Got these pictures just now on an email showing Pune in older times:
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Nice pictures, Kiran. I observed with curiosity, the one with the BMC headquarters - showing Select, Elegant, Minor, and Super Ten taxies.

That ghastly boxy building (central railway offices) in the background, completely spoils the period skyline. That means, this building too is quite old. A wonder how they managed to design it so badly, even way back then

Meanwhile, here's an old photo of Bandra Railway Station (or, is it Byculla ??) I came across. Nice vintage cars in the foreground..
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The last pic., is it Marine Drive?? 'looks a lot different from what I've seen in other pics. of it though- never seen the 'shore' on the left!
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That ghastly boxy building (central railway offices) in the background, completely spoils the period skyline. That means, this building too is quite old. A wonder how they managed to design it so badly, even way back then
Tell me about it.

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Meanwhile, here's an old photo of Bandra Railway Station (or, is it Byculla ??) I came across. Nice vintage cars in the foreground..
Not sure if that is Bandra.

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The last pic., is it Marine Drive?? 'looks a lot different from what I've seen in other pics. of it though- never seen the 'shore' on the left!
Yes it is Marine drive. The shore you see is called Girgaum chowpatty. Loved the bus.
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Nice pictures, Kiran. I observed with curiosity, the one with the BMC headquarters - showing Select, Elegant, Minor, and Super Ten taxies.

That ghastly boxy building (central railway offices) in the background, completely spoils the period skyline. That means, this building too is quite old. A wonder how they managed to design it so badly, even way back then

Meanwhile, here's an old photo of Bandra Railway Station (or, is it Byculla ??) I came across. Nice vintage cars in the foreground..
Ravi I think this is one of the Harbour line stations, either Currey road/ sandhurst road or one after that observe a crane on the left side of the picture.

Now the VT station box building was built sometime in the late to the early 70's, this photo with the superselects and elegants is definately from the mid to the late 70's as I have a lot of dated photos from that era which show these taxis.

Thanks for the pictures Kiran!
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