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Old 5th June 2008, 18:09   #76
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Oh, no comparison. Its Arka all the way. The Nissan is a pussycat compared to Arka.
Hey Arka, Go Man Go!
Hope that I get to drive it during my next Chennai visit.
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why is everyone calling it a behemoth? its not that big, its a bit bigger than the safari.thats all.
Ripper You are kidding right?

Look at it next to the Lorries




Just a bit bigger than the Safari?

Is this being restored in Pudupet? where is the place to park this thing? pics dont look like pudupet.

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Awesome!!! So can you drive this around with a normal car license?
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If you want comparison pics with the safari, wait till sunday.
Danny,The first picture was shot at Poonamallee where the truck was picked up from.
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Awesome!!! So can you drive this around with a normal car license?
Its registered as a private vehicle(white board).So, the Light-Motor-vehicle license is good enough.

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If you want comparison pics with the safari, wait till sunday.
Danny,The first picture was shot at Poonamallee where the truck was picked up from.

Its registered as a private vehicle(white board).So, the Light-Motor-vehicle license is good enough.
The comparison pics I cant wait to see. How about putting a 800 on the other side of the 4W73 just for garnish?

even if its a white board, I dont think this comes under LMV. this is clearly a HMV.

Not that Arka would not be able to handle our Chennai Maamas. He will give them so much specs of the vehicle and sell the idea that this is a LMV.

Maybe show them the comparative (photoshoped) pics with the safari -
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@ironwolf- I was not kidding, it does look only a little bigger than the safari. we shall wait for the comparison pics with the tata.

but like I said- definitely looks scarier than anything else on the road.
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@ironwolf- I was not kidding, it does look only a little bigger than the safari. we shall wait for the comparison pics with the tata.
Yeah, it's not THAT big but it is a little heavy. This makes me wonder if a HINO 110bhp will leave this vehicle a little under powered. If HINO is the answer then maybe a bigger HINO is a better answer? Ashok-Leyland uses some HINO engines. Which ones I do not know. HINO itself is supposedly going to open an assembly plant in India by the end of the year. Maybe this will gives us all some more options as to what diesels we can use. (HINO = the Toyota truck branch)
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The comparison pics I cant wait to see. How about putting a 800 on the other side of the 4W73 just for garnish?

even if its a white board, I dont think this comes under LMV. this is clearly a HMV.
A 4-tonne Tata 407 is classified as an LCV or a Light Commercial Vehicle.

This is lighter still and is not commercial. So perhaps he can get away with LMV though I'm sure the cops will always see this vehicle as a potential milch cow.
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DirtyDan : This makes me wonder if a HINO 110bhp will leave this vehicle a little under powered.
Should not. 110 bhp is what bigger trucks (the 10 tonners included ) are powered by.

Arka, have I missed the torque numbers ? If not, pls post that here.
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Default 4W73 - Engine Options

1) Nissan P40 Petrol Engine

Weight - 295Kgs
Torque - 26-28Kgm @2000rpm
BHP - 125-128 @ 4000rpm

2)Hino W04D aka Ashok Leyland H4D

Weight - 345Kgs
Torque - 28.5Kgm@1800rpm
BHP - 110@3200Rpm

The W04D is suitable for vehicles with 3.5 Ton Payloads.
Also the Nissan 4W73 gear Ratios are similar to the AL 709 (H4D & H4TCI)

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Arka, from the engine specs..the diesel engine is heavier by a good 50 Kgs..so maybe you SHOULD stick to the petrol engine and do that diesel conversion into some other vehicle. This vehicle will be a novelty if kept in PETROL, else yours will be compared with the police tow trucks..

Also, the petrol is a 6 cylinder one. What about the diesel?

You have a good 540 for a daily drive. Else play with your petrol 3B, leave this in stock form. We could always tune to get more mileage..say 5 or 6 kpl from the same engine. The mm540 with AC will be good for a daily drive..well i dont need to tell you about jeeps, especially a 540!

Am now eager to drag after our last session..looking forward for the weekend!

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1) Nissan P40 : Torque - 26-28Kgm @2000rpm / BHP - 125-128 @ 4000rpm
2)Hino W04D aka AL H4D : Torque - 28.5Kgm@1800rpm / BHP - 110@3200Rpm
Looks Good to me. Either option will give you loads of torque at normal, operating RPM's - even in city traffic.

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OT:
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(HINO = the Toyota truck branch)
I tell this to a group of "auto enthusiasts",last night.
And they thought I didnt know what I was talking about . Sigh!
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The Nissan is a pussycat compared to Arka.
Hey Arka, Go Man Go!
Hope that I get to drive it during my next Chennai visit.
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Hey John, finally arka gets a pussy eh? ROFL.

WHy not make it this weekend? We miss you in our sessions - reminds me of the Verna RWD episode.
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