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Old 14th June 2020, 08:02   #196
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The car is slowly but surely moving towards completion.

Here is the first glimpse of what the car looks like! Always the finishing take time, as we get to detail the car more extensively

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The headlights look fantastic!
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The original chrome has polished up very well.
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The dash is looking good. The original glove box is to be fitted back. We have done sound dampening, which additionally should also cut the heat.
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Lovely watching it progress. Do you plan to take the late Mr Srinivasan's family for a ride for nostalgia's sake once it is done?
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Lovely watching it progress. Do you plan to take the late Mr Srinivasan's family for a ride for nostalgia's sake once it is done?
Hopefully they will want to ride in the car, once it is restored. They have so many memories attached to this car and if they are comfortable, I will probably take them for a drive. I am in regular touch with the family.

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The Lucas semaphores had survived well and after a mild refurbishment were fitted back
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Fitted flush to the body
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I had procured a lockable fuel cap from UK
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As Chris says " the fuel cap and filler pipe was fitted to sit flush on the body unlike before. Sounds like a small fitting, but we had to remove the tank, do the measurements and then refit without anything showing except the fuel cap"
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Accelerator linkage bushing was done
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Various nobs are being fitted back and reconnected
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Slowly but surely we reaching the finishing line. The small things take a lot of time.


The car looks eager to get on the move !
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Typically British stance!
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The front seats are in
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The dash is complete
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KPS, she is looking absolutely beautiful.

When are you taking her out for a run?
Hope the pre selector gear box has the correct oil otherwise longterm damage may occur.
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KPS, she is looking absolutely beautiful.

When are you taking her out for a run?
Hope the pre selector gear box has the correct oil otherwise longterm damage may occur.
Thank you Bulldogji. I too am very excited as we complete the car. She is slated for the test run in the coming week.

Have been able to source the correct oil SAE 30. We need 6 litres for the engine, 3 litres for the Gearbox and 5 litres for the Fluid Flywheel.

Sharing with you a lubrication system for rear shackles and steering linkages.

As seen in the car, the expansion chamber
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Details from the manual
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Slowly but surely we reaching the finishing line. The small things take a lot of time.

The car looks eager to get on the move !
Senior, giving it a very close critical look. Great that its almost at finish line now.

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For the last one week Srinand and me have been debating on the badges. Both of agreed that we must not overdo the same. After further discussions at home, we agreed that we should not have more than 4 badges.


The MYSORE plate was something we discussed and debated a bit about. We did not want the MYSORE to dominate the front. So the size, designed, integrating the court of arms etc was discussed in depth.

I have received invaluable support from Srinand on this exercise!

With the bumper fitted. We have not chromed the bumper
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Post COVID, we would probably take up the chrome work
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We place the fog lamps and look at options from the placement, to the length and possible fitment points for the Badge Bar
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Just over the crank hole
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The discussions still continue ......

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Coming out really nicely !

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For the last one week Srinand and me have been debating on the badges. Both of agreed that we must not overdo the same. After further discussions at home, we agreed that we should not have more than 4 badges.
Which are the short listed badges ? what are all the options ?
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Coming out really nicely !

Which are the short listed badges ? what are all the options ?
We decided to go for 4 badges. The first 3 were easy picks

DLOC Badge
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KVCCC Badge (old type) which came with the car
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The AA Badge from UK
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The Gandaberunda was gifted to me and we debated to have it on the badge bar as the 4th Badge. But we all agreed that it is more like an ornament and should not be part of the badge bar
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The 4th Badge will the choice between RAC and British Field Sports. RAC was decided against, as it has been duplicated quite a bit
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We discussed MYSORE or MYSORE 89 to be done with a Gandaberunda or "Mysore Court of Arms". We do not want the MYSORE to dominate the front-end

After we do the badge bar and after placing the same, we review the final combo.

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We decided to go for 4 badges. The first 3 were easy picks

The 4th Badge will the choice between RAC and British Field Sports. RAC was decided against, as it has been duplicated quite a bit
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The RAC badge in this photo is not "period" for the car. It probably dates from the 1970s.
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The RAC badge in this photo is not "period" for the car. It probably dates from the 1970s.
Opted out of RAC!


Engine tuning, adjustments and overall checks are being done

Adjustments being done
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Engine is checked for signs while running
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Temperature is monitored, a good indicator on the health of the engine
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All is well!
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The Daimler on its own power after more than 25+ years!




What a joy on reaching the milestone!

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The Daimler on its own power after more than 25+ years!
Congratulations KPS and Family. Car looks really lovely. Going to be a definite heard turner

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The Daimler on its own power after more than 25+ years!


https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=s5bxUhr09WI

What a joy on reaching the milestone!

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Hi PKS,
CONGRATULATIONS 👍
It's a treat to watch ..... Wishing you a happy & safe motoring with this beauty. I'm sure she'll be a head turner on the roads. Enjoy the attention and appreciations. You very well deserve it.
Hats off to Rodriguez for the wonderful job on the car.
Eagerly waiting for his expertise with my Ponton.

Thank you
Dr. Kannan.
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