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Old 9th July 2019, 10:48   #16
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Many congratulations KPS! I'm truly very happy for you! Fantastic unbroken chain of history, great car, caring owners; doesn't get better than this

I haven't been to Bangalore in ages but now I really have the incentive to go and check out your beauts.
We all know the value of cars being in long term ownership. Buying from such long term owners is always enriching, as we get to map the history of the car. Look forward to your visit to Bangalore

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Congratulations KPS.
Opened this thread casually and was mind blown going through all the history and detailed paperwork. Wow!
Thanks CrAzY dRiVeR. I was just very lucky. Such owners are not motivated by money as they enjoy ownership and use. Maintaining relationship with such previous owners is also enjoyable, as they like to get updates from time to time. I hope to drive the car back to Kochi and show him, post restoration.


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Congratulations again KPS ....
Rules are meant to be broken but in case you ever change your mind and start re-following the rules, you know whom to call
Thanks KartikeyaL. Ha Ha, there are many in the line already! I hope to enjoy use of this sporty car to the fullest.

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Congrats KPS on an excellent find......
The picture of Kaizer next to the Plymouth emphasizes the sheer scale and size of the PB and makes it stand out even further....
Yes Vanam, the PB dwarfs Kaizer! Finding such cars is all about patience!

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Also is there any edge or part in the car that gives a hint of the original Java Green shade?
Thanks Reline Shooter. The original colour could be seen on the engine bay.
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....... but request not to change the original number plate if possible
Thanks arjithin. Yes the car retains the KLA 2567 number. Even I was not keen to change to a KA number!

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Congrats KPS, thats a good fun project! For some reason a beetle has always stayed out of my garage. But i am told they are very enjoyable cars. Looking forward to the transformation soon.
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What an amazing read! Great to see such passionate collectors!
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What an amazing find. This is another lovely addition to the already beautiful collection. Eagerly waiting to see the original color back.

Wondering how the thiruvalla vehicle got an Aleppy registration ! And I thought all the beetles that originated from Germany were LHD. These questions are only out of curiosity though the original intent is to appreciate KPS and his passion for cars.
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The previous owner had saved up all the past maintenance related papers connected to the car. The records show that all the past owners had maintained the car very well.
Wow! That is a rare find. An original 1967 car with well preserved maintenance records.
Congratulations! Hope you enjoy her for many many years to come.

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I would like to revert back to the original Java Green colour and do a complete restoration, probably a project to be done in 2020.
Awesome! I'm a sucker for original colours on vintage cars.
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Wondering how the thiruvalla vehicle got an Aleppy registration ! And I thought all the beetles that originated from Germany were LHD. These questions are only out of curiosity though the original intent is to appreciate KPS and his passion for cars.
Thanks sunishsamuel. With respect to the registration, the Kerala experts JayD or Ajay99 could answer better.

If you recollect the original invoice, Model Type 114 is mentioned. Model Types, post 1966 are as detailed below

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Awesome! I'm a sucker for original colours on vintage cars.
I am sucker too for original colours. However, I have always looked at period colour options before deciding. The Plymouth and Daimler reflect the period options available for the respective model years. With the Beetle, will stay with Java Green.

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What an amazing find. This is another lovely addition to the already beautiful collection. Eagerly waiting to see the original color back.

Wondering how the thiruvalla vehicle got an Aleppy registration ! And I thought all the beetles that originated from Germany were LHD. These questions are only out of curiosity though the original intent is to appreciate KPS and his passion for cars.
Thiruvalla was part of Alleppey District till 1982 when Pathanamthitta district was formed.
Wolfsburg, Germany was the main Manufacturing plant of Beetles till 1976 and Both LHD and RHD cars were produced.RHD only plants were in South Africa,Australia etc

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  1. Availability of the 1300 CC engine in 1966 and 1500 CC engine in 1967
  2. 12V option being introduced in late 1967
  3. Wider suspension track
  4. Change in headlight design resulting in significant change in the front fender

Open to correction by the purist!


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Headlights changed from 1968 models(August1967 production) only.
1967 had one year only wiper motor, window cranks etc

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Firstly, very happy for Kaizer as she is now with a very passionate and knowledgeable caretaker - KPS! Having seen the way you have restored and taken care of the Vintage cars at home, I am confident you will give the best care to this little German Classic.

Eager to know, will you be restoring the Beetle right away or once the Daimler comes back home? Glad you have chosen the Java Green.

Hope to join you in the future classic drives.
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From the manual, it is clear that the wheels were black and white combo.
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On scrutiny of the wheels, we found traces of the old combo
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So we decided to revert to the original colour combination

Sanded down the wheels
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Primer
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Painted the same to the original combination
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Fitted new radial tyres too. The previous tyres we made in 2003, so were hard.
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Bills from 1980 shows that the Medical Mission did maintain the car well. Before they sold the car, they had done major maintenance work.
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Congratulations KPS.

I am sure you will get it back to the original glory by making it Java Green - a lovely colour for the Bug.

The bill of Manikandan Autos brought back a lot of memories. I used to get my Padmini Deluxe maintained by them whilst I was posted there in the late 1980s. They were a reliable lot and a no nonsense outfit. The chief Mechanic there would spend time patiently tuning and tweeking the carb until it gave 12 KM per litter in the city (of course under his feet). He was very angry with me when I changed the original solex to Webber Twin

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KVCCC organised a drive to the historical Kunigal Stud Farm. This was a 90 miles round trip and ideal to check out Kaizer!

This is the history of the oldest stud farm in India.
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The farm was created by Tipu Sultan for breeding horses for his wars in the 1790s.[2] After his death, the farm was used by the British Army to breed horses, mainly Arabian horses for their cavalry regiments.[3] In 1886, the farm also housed Pero Gomez, the first-ever thoroughbred stallion to be imported into India. Subsequently, the horses were also bred for racing and these horses started to challenge the supremacy of horses imported from United Kingdom and Australia as well. The imperial government held control of the farm during the period under the superintendence of Colonel Hay, General Stewart, Colonel McIntire, Colonel A. A. Jones and Colonel R. J. Jones among others. It was then transferred to the Military Department of the Kingdom of Mysore before transferring to the government of Mysore state in 1948.[2] In 1992, the Government of Karnataka leased the farm to the industrialist Vijay Mallya's race horse division of United Racing and Bloodstock Breeders (URBB).
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All members were given advance notice for this. More than 20 cars confirmed for this event.
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We grouped at the first toll on Mangalore Road, at Nelamangala
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After a sumptuous breakfast sponsored by one of our senior members, we get ready for next part of our journey. Picture courtesy KVCCC member Harish
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Father and Son with belly filled, great weather and a well performing car, could not have been more happy. Picture courtesy KVCCC member Harish
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We could keep a steady speed of of about 40 miles (64 kmph) and push it higher when there was no traffic. The car performed very well
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We reached the stud farm, soaked up the atmosphere.
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What a beautiful place and historical too!
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This being such an old place the trees and creepers are massive. This bougainvillea is just massive.
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The trees are well developed, keeps the place cool
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Beautiful setting, isn't it?
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With the prized Stallions in the back ground
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Pictures do not justice to this place
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All the buildings are historical.
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The stables in the back ground for the females and foals
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The other side too are where the females and foals are kept.
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I go around click pictures of the car and the stables!
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URBB is seen in the background
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On the way out of the stables
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Seen here are fillies, young female horses, which have been weaned away from their mother, on completion of 5 months.
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Some rest before the next photo session!
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This is the main office. I took pictures around this historical building.
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The VW's do a brief catch up before we say bye!
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Fit for the King, overlooking the horses
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We say bye to the horses on the way out, after a great meal sponsored by another member!
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The car performed flawlessly. On the way back home, the 46 miles (74 kms) journey was completed in one hours thirty five minutes.

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KVCCC organised a drive to the historical Kunigal Stud Farm. This was a 90 miles round trip and ideal to check out Kaizer!

This is the history of the oldest stud farm in India.
Nice Pictures and write up KPS.

Glad to see the stud farm is still being maintained well. Had seen it in its glory days when UB Group's flagship events used to take place in the late 1990s.

Best Regards & Drive Safe

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After the recent drive to Kunigal, the car was serviced

Good scrub down for the car
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Got an opportunity to check out the under body. The car is very clean in relation to it age that it was in Kochi for more than 30 years
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No damages were seen on the engine
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Took the opportunity to take the car to office on a Saturday. Had to stop at the Bangalore's most recognized landmark, Vidhana Soudha
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At the office my colleagues were very excited to get a first hand experience with the car.
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The glorious Bangalore weather was good motivation for a early morning drive. Since I did not have much time on hand, due to prior commitments, did a quick drive around Vidhana Soudha.


This Bus Stop at the rear side of Vidhana Soudha is one of my fascinating nostalgia places. This has survived and is maintained well due to its proximity to the Seat of the Karnataka Government.
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Enjoyed this picture and its composition.
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The famous Vidhana Soudha, is Bangalore's most recognized landmark.
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The Vidhana Soudha located in Bangalore, is the seat of the State Legislature of Karnataka.[1] It is constructed in a style sometimes described as Mysore Neo-Dravidian,[2] and incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian styles.[3] The construction was completed in 1956.
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Early mornings is the best time before the crowds start coming in. The Tricolour was in full flow. Great morning
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Opposite the Vidhana Soudha is the High Court of Karnataka, originally Attara Kacheri.
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The High Court is located in a building called as Attara Kacheri (meaning Eighteen offices). It is a two-storied building of stone and brick, painted red, in the Graeco-Roman style of architecture – a structure of vast expanse with Ionic porticoes at the center and at the two ends of the elevation. The construction of the building was supervised by Rao Bahadur Arcot Narayanaswami Mudaliar and completed in the year 1868. It was earlier named as Old Public Offices and got its name of Attara Kacheri when the eighteen departments in the general and revenue secretariat of the Mysore Government were shifted here from their crowded premises in Tipu Sultan's summer palace.
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One last shot of the Vidhana Soudha, as I leave the place. Beyond the Vidhana Soudha is the Vikas Soudha, where the Secretariat is located
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Over the last few months we have been sorting the mechanical issues on the car. The plan was use it and figure out the niggles and then keeping fix it. This way the car gets sorted while in use.

The compression on all the four cylinders are very good. The engine appears to have never been opened.
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The first thing we did was to upgrade the brakes master cylinder, change all the piping and wheel cylinders
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The Clutch was not in great shape. The collar of the pressure plate had snapped. The car was running with the finger touching the releaser than the collar
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The pressure plate was on its last legs
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The flywheel has been damaged by the starter bendex due to worn bushes.
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The culprit
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We were able to source as NOS Flywheel
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The No 1 cylinder was showing signs of oil. The plug was foul.
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The housing too showed oil at the bottom
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The culprit was this flywheel oil seal.
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Replaced the flywheel oil seal with a German Elring make seal
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Decided to go for a full new clutch kit with an updated set.
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The clutch is fully fitted
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Replacing all the shock absorbers
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The starter has been overhauled and ready to be fitted back. Hopefully in the next few months this car will be fully mechanically sorted.

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