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Old 31st January 2009, 00:08   #76
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And here are some more pix!
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Old 31st January 2009, 11:51   #77
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Nice pictures JAY D! :-)
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Old 31st January 2009, 12:34   #78
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Default Mansoor's MM540

No.57 JEEP

Engine - Simpsons S4 3300cc, 4cyl, 21Kgm@1300 68Bhp @ 3500
Chassis - NGCS Armada Grand cut short to 95" Wheel Base
Front Axle - 57" OKBJ With Drum Brake & 5.38:1
Rear Axle - 58" 2 Piece FFRA from Mahindra Van.
Gear Box - KMT90+ T-18 Transfer Case.
Steering - MRCBT
Tyres - Kumho Road-Venture MT KL71 33-12.50-15

The Quality of fit & Finish is superb in this JEEP.

There are niggling technical issues which are being worked on.
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Old 31st January 2009, 18:57   #79
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@ex670c,

Thank you so much sir. I must say when I saw the 57 no. jeep in one of the pics I just knew I wanted to know more.

Thank you very much for the detailed reply.

Cheers !!!!!!!!
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Old 1st February 2009, 01:35   #83
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Who owns that 'MDC 100' reg plate LR Def? I saw the same jeep in Kunjithany near Munnar where i was reworking my MM540. Here are those pics i took when i was there, i spoke to the owner also if im not mistaken.
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Default JT OTR, Group 2: Part II

Now we all head back and come back to the ridge. Now it is total fun time with jokes flying all around. This is when we decide to make tea and out comes the gas stove & we put in Kanan Devan tea in that boiling water and have tea with no sugar/milk.
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It is total darkness now and some of the poor souls are in 'banian chaap t-shirts' and they are shivering and every 2 minutes asking -- what's the plan? shall we move ahead? But no concrete answer from anyone. Almost everyone is frantically searching all over the jeeps to find any piece of blanket, cloth that can provide warmth.

Somehow, Vinay now sees headlights of the jeeps in the valley below and we think that all non Kerala group 1 folks are returning back. So we relax a bit.
This is how arka & team would have been driving
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Now the question turns to which route to take and what to do with Dwarak's Gypsy? After much deliberations, we split further with Hyd Jeeps, Prithvi's Gypsy, Jammy's & Shakir's Jeeps going along the original route to tow Dwarak's Gypsy.

This left me + wifey in the Gypsy & Vivek & his wife in the Classic + vinay with us at the ridge. Oh man, what an 1/2 hour it was looking at the stars and pointing out to various constellations. Vivek gave us a crash course in astronomy.

Soon Arka along with Chennai jeepers came along and we started on a different route -- coming out on the other side of the 'ancient' village. We had move some ~1 KM on this route when we see the other's groups head lights flashing and their jeeps stopped at a hill top. We thought they were stuck and we also stopped and started flashing the headlights of our jeeps. This drama of we flashing headlights & then they flashing headlights went on for 20 minutes and we thinking that they are stuck and they thinking that we are stuck

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Anyway, Prithvi then came in his Gypsy and we sorted the mess out and we continued with plans to meet on the other side of the village. Group 1, took Dwarak's gypsy -- which was ok now and drove through the mud walls & village.
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Meanwhile we had reached the other side of the village and it was bitter cold now. So a fire was lit and we had fun time there doing general chit-chat.
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Also, there was signal here so all SMS's sent by folks some 4-5 hours ago were reaching now and I got in touch with Shakir in Kodai. Came to know that they would be coming back to Munnar tonight itself.

Soon group 1 also came and we started a boring 'tarmac' journey back to Munnar. The only exciting part was the spotting of this India Gaur at the side of the road.
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All folks then had dinner at Munnar town and called it a day.



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what are these paddings for? Cushion'ing?
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Here are some pictures from my camera.
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Some more pictures from the OTR.
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Amazing guys, Looks like you guys have had a lot of fun cheers
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what are these paddings for? Cushion'ing?
From what I hear, these with some kind of lubrication (grease) inside the packing, keep the leafs well lubricated and prevents dust/mud to settle on the leafs.

IIRC, somewhere I read that Rolls Royce, when they had leaf springs set ups used to coat the leafs with grease and pack them in a leather booth.

The leafs travel over each other and the grease helps.

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From what I hear, these with some kind of lubrication (grease) inside the packing, keep the leafs well lubricated and prevents dust/mud to settle on the leafs.

IIRC, somewhere I read that Rolls Royce, when they had leaf springs set ups used to coat the leafs with grease and pack them in a leather booth.

The leafs travel over each other and the grease helps.

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Khan anybody has tried in Gypsy.
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