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Old 12th March 2010, 21:53   #196
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^OT: You actually look like a healthier Lewis Hamilton with a french beard. Your avtar makes perfect sense now.

Oh and nice pics
Gained a few pounds during the season break !!!
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Old 17th March 2010, 01:01   #197
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Some more snaps i took while in Wyanad.
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Old 10th June 2010, 22:07   #198
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One picture that i couldnt resist sharing. Only if i had a better camera with me that time.

Just before the Monsoon....
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Old 20th July 2010, 23:49   #199
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Finally we have decided to go ahead with the second stage of upgradation.

The planned works are

a) 4X4 conversion,
b) Body work on the bonnet and front windshield
c) and a snorkel, if we get the right one

Till date from the engine transplant, we have done 55k, which is mostly tarmac barring a few '00 kilometers of rural roads. The mileage was a decent 14 kmpl, the lowest being 12.6 and highest 17.8 kmpl.

Apart from humming sound from the rear housing, a cross member issue we havenít faced any other problem.

The engine has been a delight to drive, the refinement, and the power delivery are all awesome, totally uncomparable to the Peugeotsí.


So thats' the story till now.

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Old 21st July 2010, 18:28   #200
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Is it possible to mate a normal jeep's 4 wheel gearbox with the current nissan gearbox we are running? Any body !!!

And also how usefull is the snorkel ? I have read reports here where the MM 540 electricals breaking down when in water. So is it really worth it, or rather better stay away from water.
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Old 22nd July 2010, 09:50   #201
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And also how usefull is the snorkel ? I have read reports here where the MM 540 electricals breaking down when in water. So is it really worth it, or rather better stay away from water.
prmd_cochin - The snorkel is something most people put on to prevent water from entering the engine through the air intake. (my reason actually)
I dont think any (including me) of our snorkeled 4X4's drivers actually intend to go underwater

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prmd_cochin - The snorkel is something most people put on to prevent water from entering the engine through the air intake. (my reason actually)
I dont think any (including me) of our snorkeled 4X4's drivers actually intend to go underwater

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Well not me definitly, as i dont know swimming just in case.

But i read here , i guess Samurai said that electricals do fail when in water so whats thye point, you will end up with one fault or the other. I like the looks of the jeep with a snorkel though.
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Hi Pramod. Read your thread. Nice trips and recce rides. Even liked yoour friend's converted Jeep. Any updates? How did the conversion to 4WD go? Any more pics?
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Hello Pramod, I like the colour of your Jeep very much. Intends to paint my Jeep with the same. Please tell me the manufacturer's name for that shade.
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Hi Pramod. Read your thread. Nice trips and recce rides. Even liked yoour friend's converted Jeep. Any updates? How did the conversion to 4WD go? Any more pics?

Thanks for the compliment. The converted jeep has indeed macho looks.

The 4X4 conversion had hit a snag as i have changed my job, I'm with VW-Kochi now.But i plan to start of the work in a coupke of weeks, waiting for some stuff to arrive.

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Hello Pramod, I like the colour of your Jeep very much. Intends to paint my Jeep with the same. Please tell me the manufacturer's name for that shade.
Its engine silver. Whats the story about your jeep? Is it on team-bhp?
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Hi Pramod,

the Jeep looks very cool - good shade of paint, and good list of mods too. Did you manage to get the 4X4 conversion?
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Hi Pramod,

the Jeep looks very cool - good shade of paint, and good list of mods too. Did you manage to get the 4X4 conversion?
Its been in the workshop since last september,we have got everuthing redy but no labour to get the work done. Availibility of labour is big issue in Kerala right now.
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hi,
i am rebuilding a mm540 2wd to 4wd in coimbatore - south india motors.You can see the thread in 4x4 vehicle section.Any help reqd check their web site.
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Thanks Rajith. I have managed to get 2 workers so finally things have started moving. And hopefully it would be done without any further hiccups.
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The frustrating, very frustrating work on my Jeep is progressing.
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