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Old 15th May 2011, 23:06   #16
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Indrojit, I am sure the current owner is not the first owner of the Dodge.He must have owned this one for a decade and no more.But I will get clarifications from him, the next time we meet.
Thank you sir. If possible, as suggested by Shri.Karl Bhote if you can have a look at the RC book as well.
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Thanks for starting this thread Mole Bhai.....

I am a Diesel chap through & through.

Any VW pics on the scene here.

BTW i did not think the Americans did their old cars in diesel.

I may be wrong.
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The first ever Diesel powered American car was a series of three experimental 1934 Auburn cars which were powered by a Cummins Diesel.

The 40-MPG diesel-powered Auburns of Clessie Cummins | Hemmings Blog: Classic and collectible cars and parts

The first series production of a Diesel engined car in the US was an Oldsmobile in 1978 and then GM went on to introduce Diesel powerplants in their other makes too. Check link below

Motoring Memories: American diesel cars - Autos.ca
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Thanks for starting this thread Mole Bhai.....

I am a Diesel chap through & through.

Any VW pics on the scene here.

BTW i did not think the Americans did their old cars in diesel.

I may be wrong.
Wasif bhai can correct me if wrong the earliest VW diesels were probably the Mk1 golfs. There are few scattered here on the forum. One was sold in my building 4 yrs ago for a pittance. No one wanted it.
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Wasif bhai can correct me if wrong the earliest VW diesels were probably the Mk1 golfs. There are few scattered here on the forum. One was sold in my building 4 yrs ago for a pittance. No one wanted it.
Yes the first VW Diesel was found in the 1976 Golf. This was the 1.5 litre / 50 BHP unit

Here is a link to a nice detailed article chronicling the history of the VW Diesel engines.

25-Years of VW Diesels...
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Wasif bhai can correct me if wrong the earliest VW diesels were probably the Mk1 golfs. There are few scattered here on the forum. One was sold in my building 4 yrs ago for a pittance. No one wanted it.
Gosh I wish i knew about it... I would have bought it...
Any ideas where it was sold off to.... I saw a Black colour one in Joggers park 3 years ago. Left a note on his windscreen to contact me if he wanted to sell it but never heard of him again.


Yes VW Golfs were the 1st Diesels. It came in Series 1 & 2 Series 1 being the smaller rear lights like the Cabby.

They then had a 1.6 Diesel Engine in it which was also found in the transporters. They also had the 1.6 TD engine which was in the LHD Golfs MK1 and RHD in GOLF MK2
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This is definitely a post 1970 dart. Made for export market (probably spain) for taxi use.

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This is a 1967 Dodge Dart with an original American Diesel. The car is still original and very American and the pictures speak.
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Gosh I wish i knew about it... I would have bought it...
Any ideas where it was sold off to.... I saw a Black colour one in Joggers park 3 years ago. Left a note on his windscreen to contact me if he wanted to sell it but never heard of him again.


Yes VW Golfs were the 1st Diesels. It came in Series 1 & 2 Series 1 being the smaller rear lights like the Cabby.

They then had a 1.6 Diesel Engine in it which was also found in the transporters. They also had the 1.6 TD engine which was in the LHD Golfs MK1 and RHD in GOLF MK2
there are quite a few VW JETTA diesels of the eighties in running condition in Kerala.There are least 5 of them in Kottayam itself.One blue 1984car is there for sale in cochin.search the net

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there are quite a few VW JETTA diesels of the eighties in running condition in Kerala.There are least 5 of them in Kottayam itself.One blue 1984car is there for sale in cochin.search the net
Thanks for the information as always ajay... Good to see you here.

Any chance you can post the Link.

Mumbai would have been better as there is a lot of hassle with transfer docs.
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Thanks for the information as always ajay... Good to see you here.

Any chance you can post the Link.

Mumbai would have been better as there is a lot of hassle with transfer docs.
here is the link for you
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Till more vintage and classic diesel cars pop out of the woodwork. I recall someone putting forth a question regarding glow plugs in Diesel cars, i think it was in a W115. Anyways find below pictures of the earliest type of glow plugs from the 170D era. The ponton ones had a ceramic housing at the back.
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These are " Glow Heater" Indicators...they are not actually " Glow Plugs or Heater Plugs "
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Amol Ji,
These are " Glow Heater" Indicators...they are not actually " Glow Plugs or Heater Plugs "
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Sorry slip of the hand so are you thinking of getting a diesel car?
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Sorry slip of the hand so are you thinking of getting a diesel car?
..Hm!! let not the "Bulova Space view" Slip of...A DIESEL Car..No never Tigers never go for grass :-)
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