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Old 1st July 2021, 19:02   #46
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Hi Arun,

Sorry for the late response on this one.

What a beautiful find - a very original Ambassador! Congratulations. The Landmaster and the Mark I Ambassador (to my eyes) have the best road presence of the series. Hope you enjoy many years/decades of pleasurable motoring.

Especially since the car is so original, please do consider getting rid of music system ASAP That thing has no place in a car like this.

I recently bought a 1996 Rover Mini Cooper here in the UK (ownership thread coming soon..). This came with the factory fitted Mini Radio/Cassette Player and Speakers. I use an FM-Bluetooth Transmitter to connect my phone to the car speakers through the radio.

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Praveen
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Very rarely the Mark1 gets wet in rain!

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Celebrated International Coffee Day 2021 with the Mark1 over coffee and a long drive along with Bhpian funkykar!

Bangalore's Airport road, Hebbal.
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Working meters!
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Along the Yelahanka Lake.
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Brahmin's hotel Coffee!!
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Mark1 enjoying the cool Bangalore weather in mid May due to cyclone Asani!

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Quick breakfast meet with Bhpian funkykar and friends!

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Our Ambassador's Carburetor was cleaned recently. Here are some pics of Mr. Manjunath working on the Ambassador.

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Muck from the petrol tank
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Carburetor opened up fully and cleaned
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Carburetor is assembled back and fitted
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Engine is now complete
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Next update is of the Fitness Test!

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Our Ambassador's Carburetor was cleaned recently. Here are some pics of Mr. Manjunath working on the Ambassador.
Post the carburetor work was completed, few more works on the Ambassador needed to be addressed. Primarily the electrical and the Ambassador needed new tyres. This was important for the Fitness Test to pass without any major observations by the RTO Inspector.

Thanks to Bhpian Funkykar, he could source new ply tyres of size 5.90-15 from MRF.

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The old tyres were 22 years old!
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New number plate at the front.
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Electrician checking the lights and horn.
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Fitness Test - Update!

The Ambassador was all set for the Fitness Test and on 20th July, Bhpian Funkykar (Karthik Makam) and me had been to the Bangalore's KA-03 RTO.

Quite fit Ambassador!
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In-house fitness inspector!
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Karthik driving the Ambassador!


The Fitness test process of paying the fees, documents verification and inspection was quite smooth as expected.

Karthik and me were now relaxed and drove to the nearby coffee shop.
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Sequence of events as seen in the Vahan website.
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Updated details of the Ambassador as seen in Parivahan App.
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Catch up with friends over the weekend!

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Ambassador is now fit and legal to be on road for the next five years!
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Such a pleasure to see your Amby - fit as a fiddle and roadworthy. Your ride will be a senior citizen in a couple of years! Unfortunately mortals in Delhi NCR cannot live such experiences - the swords of NGT will shred to pieces anything that is 10-15 years old!
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Old 8th August 2022, 09:35   #55
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What a lovely looking car. Is it easy to get spares for Ambassador? I have hardly seen any Ambassador in the last few years. Please apply some polish and wax on the paint. The black colour will definitely pop up.
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Few pics from the Independence Day celebration with Bhpian Funkykar and friends.

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