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Old 11th March 2010, 15:21   #61
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Ankit- Its solely monentary aspects as this one is coming cheap.
My intention is to put more money for the modification work.
Considering to import used engine and gearbox of Suzuki Vitara(1.6L-G16b) in about couple of years time.
Any thougt on the tracks? Could that be changed to wide ones?
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Old 12th March 2010, 09:55   #62
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Ankit- Its solely monentary aspects as this one is coming cheap.
My intention is to put more money for the modification work.
Considering to import used engine and gearbox of Suzuki Vitara(1.6L-G16b) in about couple of years time.
Any thougt on the tracks? Could that be changed to wide ones?
You can change it to a wide track but unless you are getting the Gypsy very cheap (for under 30K), it is not worth going through the pain and effort.
The cost of conversion (with second hand parts) will end up costing upto 50K. This does not even take into account the amount of time you will have to spend - sourcing the parts, workshop time etc.


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Old 12th March 2010, 10:50   #63
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Conjon - I would suggest you look for a wide track 1.0L gypsy as your base vehicle if it falls in your budget. It will be a better base vehicle.

I am not sure how much it will cost to convert a narow track to a wide track and if it is possible.

Isnt GB16b the same engine as than in the baleno? You will need a 5speed gearbox as the 1.0L gypsies came with 4 speed.

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Ankit- Its solely monentary aspects as this one is coming cheap.
My intention is to put more money for the modification work.
Considering to import used engine and gearbox of Suzuki Vitara(1.6L-G16b) in about couple of years time.
Any thougt on the tracks? Could that be changed to wide ones?
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What is the difference between an mpi & mpfi gypsy? I googled but couldnt really find much. Not even on wiki. Also, is there absolutely anything such as mfi gypsy?
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I think MPI is a typo or a custom shortform, MPFI is the right short form for multi point fuel injection, this describes the fueling system of the engine.
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What is the difference between an mpi & mpfi gypsy? I googled but couldnt really find much. Not even on wiki. Also, is there absolutely anything such as mfi gypsy?
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Hey Nilesh,

MPI and MPFI are the same thing. MPI stands for "Multi Point Injection" whereas MPFI stands for "Multi Point Fuel Injection". So depends on the person who is referring to this. But technically both are the same.

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Did gypsy have MPFI engine in year 1999?
I am looking at a gypsy 1999 model.
not sure if it is mpfi. Please help
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Did gypsy have MPFI engine in year 1999? I am looking at a gypsy 1999 model. not sure if it is mpfi. Please help
No the Gypsy started life with an MPFi engine only sometime in the year 2000 onwards. I got a Maruti 800 MPi in 2000 from my company and that was just about released into the market at the time. It was around the same time that the Esteem, Zen and Gypsy all got their MPFi variants.

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Folks,

What would be a fair price for a 2003 model, 65000 kms run, Army-disposal Gypsy AFTER a paint job and basic service? The bodyline seems to be okay and minimal traces of rust on the tub.

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Folks,

What would be a fair price for a 2003 model, 65000 kms run, Army-disposal Gypsy AFTER a paint job and basic service? The bodyline seems to be okay and minimal traces of rust on the tub.
AFTER a paint job - It removes all traces of Mis-happenings the Vehicle has undergone.

IMO, Army would not throe out a Gypsy at 65K km although the age is due for its retirement. Possibly, the Odo is doctored.

Based on your description and considering the paintwork to be re-done, I would assess it to cost 1.8 - 2.0 Lac.
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Cross-posting from my other post.

Someone is selling an old 91 Carburetor Gypsy. What should I be looking for in these old carburetor vehicles? What problems should I be looking for? From the posts, seems like it is better to pick a MPFI vs a carb...guys your inputs please.

How much will it cost to do the following:

1) Fitting an AC? Can it be done?
2) Changing the canopy to a new one.
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Cross-posting from my other post.

Someone is selling an old 91 Carburetor Gypsy. What should I be looking for in these old carburetor vehicles? What problems should I be looking for? From the posts, seems like it is better to pick a MPFI vs a carb...guys your inputs please.

How much will it cost to do the following:

1) Fitting an AC? Can it be done?
2) Changing the canopy to a new one.
1) Fitting an AC? Can it be done? Yes. Around 40k
2) Changing the canopy to a new one. Yes. Around 5K if i remember correctly

MPFI anyday better than carb.
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Actully i'll tell you a little secret, those tires you see on the rear axle are actually worn down re-threaded ones, and they came as is in an Army RCL jeep that a friend bought.
======They say an original WW2 gunrack has no business in my jeep. Well, maybe they should know better.
Damn man!!! We think alike.... I hate people who destroy their vehicles, especially Jeeps.
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Guys,

What would it take to convert a HT Gypsy (carb) to a ST? Can it be done easily? What all does it entail other than removing the HT, fixing the supports for ST, and fixing the HT? Is OEM ST for Gypsy easily available?

Thanks in advance...
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1) Fitting an AC? Can it be done? Yes. Around 40k
2) Changing the canopy to a new one. Yes. Around 5K if i remember correctly

MPFI anyday better than carb.
Thanks. I have seen a MPFI Gypsy, but the garage that does the modifying job says an AC is not advisable - too much pressure on the engine. Is that true?

Secondly, what is the maximum or recommended "wide" tire for them MPFI Gypsies 215 70 R15?
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