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One question: why? Why do people let these cars rot, and then NOT want to sell them? (Not the temple, I know their story, but the private owners?)

And ripper, how old do you think those "A" series number plate bikes are? :)

What is the story behind the temple cars? Are they been looked after proeprly? If so what is the point of the temple spending money to upkeep classic cars when that money can be put towards betterment of the relegion or the society.

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the ex cricketer ne?...i think our mg tf belonged to that gentleman at one time or another...anyways my father tells me he had some facinating cars including some jags...any idea if they are they still there or were they all sold ? :unsure:

He doesn't have many left

There is a rather large Vauxhall with a large seating capacity left afaik

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What is the story behind the temple cars? Are they been looked after proeprly? If so what is the point of the temple spending money to upkeep classic cars when that money can be put towards betterment of the relegion or the society.

Good question. All I know about the story of the car is from Devinda's post here: http://forum.autolanka.com/index.php?s...amp;#entry40151 and another post later in the thread confirming the existence of a garage by a relative of the monk. I think someone had brought up the same question as you in another thread. The answer is anyone's guess.

Is it possible to trace the owners of any of these old cars from the RMV? Not that I think most of them are alive, but it would be nice to see who those A-series bikes and all were registered to :)

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the ex cricketer ne?...i think our mg tf belonged to that gentleman at one time or another...anyways my father tells me he had some facinating cars including some jags...any idea if they are they still there or were they all sold ? :unsure:

CI sold most of his cars He has a 1928 Vauxhall and some old motor bikes. I have access to his garage. I might go and take some photos if u guys want?

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CI sold most of his cars He has a 1928 Vauxhall and some old motor bikes. I have access to his garage. I might go and take some photos if u guys want?

wouldn't mind seeing whats available :)

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... and to see someone else drive away in them is like seeing your girlfriend with another bloke...

hence this happens...this car was actually drivable when bought,but 25 years of negect will do this to any car

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But sometimes man, its just better all around if you let go...I don't profess to understanding women; but as far as cars go man, I figure I'd rather see my car get restored, driven and maintained by an enthusiast rather than rust in my backyard. But that's just hypothesis; what's the story on the car buddy?

To my untrained eye that looks like a Triumph TR2 you've got there- Either way those long swooping fenders and the cabin's low waistline make it one gorgeous car. How come it hasn't been included in any of your restoration efforts to date? What gives?

Edited by Kavvz

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wouldn't mind seeing whats available :)

ditto that :)

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But sometimes man, its just better all around if you let go...I don't profess to understanding women; but as far as cars go man, I figure I'd rather see my car get restored, driven and maintained by an enthusiast rather than rust in my backyard. But that's just hypothesis; what's the story on the car buddy?

To my untrained eye that looks like a Triumph TR2 you've got there- Either way those long swooping fenders and the cabin's low waistline make it one gorgeous car. How come it hasn't been included in any of your restoration efforts to date? What gives?

well in my defense machan i actually got rid of the ones I had two of...a TR3 and a MGA,the TR can be seen at classic rallies everywhere nowadays driven by it's new owner,and the MGA is also undergoing rapid restoration i've heard.

the reason for not restoring the pictured TR2 is that i cant afford to restore more than one car at once currently...but i'm not selling it either cos i have this dream of restoring it and bolting in a massive supercharger to it...that may take years i'm afraid,but i'm gonna be selfish about it and keep it with me. :)

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well in my defense machan i actually got rid of the ones I had two of...

lol!!! You guys had multiples?? Thats Hilarious.. Yet oh! So enviable :D

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My car now and then

I like the subtle change made to the tail lights; and its refreshing to see you've stick to a near original look. It makes for a very good looking car overall buddy-Nicely done.

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dsc00066ow.jpgdsc00065ec.jpgdsc00338tl.jpgdsc00347e.jpgMy car now and then

Lovely restoration!

couldn't help but notice the Ford Escort & Minor Tourer :)

given that it seems to be a good job done, would you care to share who carried out the restoration for the reference of any other enthusiasts planning such?

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Question: Once a 40 or 50 year old car has been fully restored, what measures should be taken to prevent it from rusting (again)?

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Question: Once a 40 or 50 year old car has been fully restored, what measures should be taken to prevent it from rusting (again)?

Well it depends on how good a paint coat was applied. I mean if the surface was cleaned/grit blasted well it will not rust very quickly but if the cleaning was only manual hand cleaning (wire brush etc) it will likely rust again sooner. But all you can do is keep the vehicle clean (mud etc) and keep it out of the rain and moisture (hard to do in a coutry like SL). Clean the car underside when ever you get mud etc on it before putting it away. Personally I like to keep the underside of an old car clean by painting it and not putting a underbody sealant which gives a rough finish cos its easier to clean. Still I think a little surface rust will start to appear after about 10-12 years or so.

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Thanks for the reply.. So its an ongoing process to keep them pristine. How about the under body treatments you get various companies offering?

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Thanks for the reply.. So its an ongoing process to keep them pristine. How about the under body treatments you get various companies offering?

Oh yes its very much an ongoing process. You have to keep cleaning and polishing to maintain. A 40-50 year old car will always start to rust quicker than a modern car as a new car gets a much better application of paint when the steel is clean and new. There are quite a few good underbody treatments these are usually very thick rubbery coating applied to the underside which gives it a good thick coating leaving a rough finish. This rough finish also helps sound absorption/insulation into the car and the thick coatings help protect the steel from stone chips etc. Im not saying these arent good its just that my personal preference has been to apply a few coats of clean paint. On one of my cars I've applied a zinc rich anti corrosive paint all over the underside (the car being red and the paint also being red this went well together). To me this is very much easier to clean off than a underbody sealant with a rough finish cos the mud sometimes get stuck. I'm slightly OCD hence the preference to keep surfaces clean and smooth :lol: If you are likely to use the car frequently (everyday use) I think a good underbody treatment might make sense.

The other thing is to provide plenty of drain holes so water doesnt get stuck inside doors/boot etc and even chassis sections. and make sure all these drain holes dont get clogged up by keeping every one clean.

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Good info. Machan- when you say 'drain holes' you mean to just get down and drill small inserts?

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agree with everything malith said except that I believe a proper undercoat sealant is better. :)

personal experience is as long as you don't take short cuts with the restoration the car will last for a good 20 years before needing another one.infact the black mga i have was last restored in 1980 by my father and I started redoing it in 2008,it lasted almost 30 years!...lots depend how and who does the restoration.

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Agree with MasterDon/Malith.

Currently going through this very decision right now with my restoration. As Malith said, a 'cleaner' look is more desirable if you've got a car that is a sunday driver.

However,with SL road conditions (rain or no rain), one can never be certain! I have opted to do the rubber underbody application.

Depending on how far your pocket stretches, Wurth is selling a very nice product in a can with you can spray on- and additionally has a 'foam' you can have injected into the box sections that can't be reached/cleaned in normal servicing.

The second product sounds a little overkill to me, as i can't help but think what happens to moisture that settles in the foam...where does it go??

There is local underbody application which will do fine as well...

Elvis: For the metal body, to really know how much you're in for (as i have found) you have to do a bare metal spray. What i've done is go panel-by-panel with an orbital machine to remove the layers of putty, filler, crap previous owners had slapped on. Where there is rust (not corrosion), there is a chemical treatment that extracts the oxidation...but the flip side is that the metal has to be covered almost immediately to avoid moisture setting in.

Mr.VW: Where did you get your car restored? I noticed a blue 1303/superbeetle in the background of the pre-restoration pics - looks like C*r M&rt garage?

And...if you don't mind sharing...where did you get your interior done?

Edited by gunat

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Hi

Interior s from deens n da paint s done at car mart. altogether i hav spent about 8lks for da whole resto project..

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Mr.VW: Where did you get your car restored? I noticed a blue 1303/superbeetle in the background of the pre-restoration pics - looks like C*r M&rt garage?

And...if you don't mind sharing...where did you get your interior done?

Yup that be the Car Mart garage......and the blue beetle belongs to a good friend of mine. He works there in fact. Its a beauty indeed. Left Hand Drive car,

sounds awesome too.

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Thanks for the info Gunat. Whats the project you're working on?

Agree with MasterDon/Malith.

Currently going through this very decision right now with my restoration. As Malith said, a 'cleaner' look is more desirable if you've got a car that is a sunday driver.

However,with SL road conditions (rain or no rain), one can never be certain! I have opted to do the rubber underbody application.

Depending on how far your pocket stretches, Wurth is selling a very nice product in a can with you can spray on- and additionally has a 'foam' you can have injected into the box sections that can't be reached/cleaned in normal servicing.

The second product sounds a little overkill to me, as i can't help but think what happens to moisture that settles in the foam...where does it go??

There is local underbody application which will do fine as well...

Elvis: For the metal body, to really know how much you're in for (as i have found) you have to do a bare metal spray. What i've done is go panel-by-panel with an orbital machine to remove the layers of putty, filler, crap previous owners had slapped on. Where there is rust (not corrosion), there is a chemical treatment that extracts the oxidation...but the flip side is that the metal has to be covered almost immediately to avoid moisture setting in.

Mr.VW: Where did you get your car restored? I noticed a blue 1303/superbeetle in the background of the pre-restoration pics - looks like C*r M&rt garage?

And...if you don't mind sharing...where did you get your interior done?

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hey guys....

im quite new here.these posts are heartbreaking.anywy i'll get to the point.i just want to restore a car.something catchy.not a a lancer L light or sunny B211...:)

something like an old beemer,a ford cortina,capri or anything like that.but i dont know where to find one.they cannot be found on newspapers right??

so someone please help me on finding a car or a place where i can go looking for them.thanks in advance.....

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