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    Default Classic car mechanics in Lahore

    Does anyone know of any?

    I'm specifically looking for someone with the knowledge to tune S.U. carbs. I know they're pretty simple and I can tinker around with them myself, to some extent, but there's no substitute for a seasoned bespectacled 90-something ustaad.

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    lahori members help this guy plz
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    Jokes aside,, the mech i know charges 25 - 27k instead of 3 - 4k for a job, yr better off hunting 1 for yrself. i stop going to my mech now building my own tool kit
    ,,, unless you know the track, you're not good enough to sit behind the wheel." K T

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    malik bhai...mera exp tou yai ee kehta hai k go 2...khan autos...near shimla pahari(queen marry rd)

    dey r da best in town...else is ur..finkin..dey personally own 1962 merc...240D

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    juz sold sum months b4...and enjoyed it for almost 10 years...
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    Thanks for your help.
    Levin, do you mean they'll charge that much for a simple tune-up, or that they charge four or five times the going rate in general? If it's not a problem, I'd still like to know who this mechanic is, in case a problem that I'd like to entrust to someone with experience ever crops up.

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    @levin

    You mech charges 25k not for A 3k job but for a 200rs job. But not all can afford to pay so much for so little
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    @taimurmalik.....which su's you are talking about,single or twin??as I have twin hs4 su's on my spitfire and know a little about them.may be able to help you.but I think there are no real mechanic out there who know these su carbs.they just do hit and trial.....

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    I'm talking about twin SUs too... the biggest problem I face is synchronizing them. I find that listening to the 'hiss' of either carb through a tube can be inaccurate.

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    well there is a vacuam guage that you can you buy to sync these not sure if you can get it in pakistan
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    insane: i just added up recently 16k for engine swap plus 9k perfect working transmission and 3k or something like that for new clutch.

    just wondering how much it will cost to rent a space to work on car, along with some tools purchase
    ,,, unless you know the track, you're not good enough to sit behind the wheel." K T

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    @taimurmalik.....balancing/synchronizing these twin su carbs is very tricky and "insane power"is right that vacume guage is required to get optimum results...By the way in which car these su carbs are fitted ......

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    That's the thing, spitfire. Not sure if a vacuum gauge like that is available in Lahore. If not, I guess I'll have to get one from abroad, or maybe from India which is where my car (a 1970 MG Midget) is at the moment. Other than the synchronization, it's pretty easy... although I'm not exactly that great at setting the mixture strength by lifting the pistons and listening for a change in engine speed--I guess a Pakistani mechanic should be able to do that with some ease.

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    @taimurmalik
    since your car is in India and Delhi I presume, I 'll give you a couple of numbers of ppl who work on such cars in Delhi. Call them and give them my reference and I am sure they 'll take care of you.
    Gyan Sharma - 919810305470
    Ravi Gopala - 919810478869
    Tutu Dhawan - 919811022122

    I 'll also get you a mechanics contacts in Lahore who helped us in repairing 3 cars which were passing thru Pakistan on the way to Sydney. The cars were a Jaguar XK 140 and two Austin Healey 3000's. He seemed a good experienced guy (in his late 50's)
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    Mohsin Sahib,

    Thanks for your response. I know both Tutu and Gyan very well, was introduced to them by KC Anand and Diljeet Titus (who I assume you might be acquainted with). In fact, Mr. Titus has been kind enough to send his own full-time mechanic to my house on many an occasion.
    I was essentially looking into the future, though, for a mechanic in Lahore who might be able to tune the car and carry out its regular maintenance once I cross the border with it. The other option would be to amass as many tools as possible over the next year or two and prepare to get greasy myself.
    Please do get back to me with the mechanic you mentioned. Thanks once again for all your help!

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    @taimurmalik.....You come to Lahore with your car and we will take care of it....dont worry dear..

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    @taimurmalik
    lol! KC and Diljeet don't get along well at all. KC is a dear friend and we are in regular touch. He is coming to Lahore in a day or two to attend a wedding. I have spoken to Diljeet over the phone a few times and have exchanged a few mails....have you seen his museum? It would be interesting to see how you bring the car to Pakistan....
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    @spitfire
    Thanks a lot! You guys are great.

    @mohsinikram
    Hahah... I'm aware of their differences. Personally, I'm a lot closer to Mr. Titus. His museum is wonderful, as is his collection and set up in general.

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    Universal autos ferozpur road lahore.i think they r one of the best workshops in lahore
    I'm nt wht u think,I'm wht ITHINK!!Beside all this rude stuff m a smple humanbeing vo wnt 2'ev everything perfect otherwa NOTHING.

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    Sorry to revive a very old thread -- but my car is now finally in Lahore, and requires some basic maintenance/tune-up tasks. Any (more up to date) suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Taimur

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