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Old 10th December 2009, 13:21   #211
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Rightly said Sir. Its better sticking to the present setup . No jhan-jhat in the middle of nowhere's if anything has to go wrong .
Amar, Was keeping a track on this thread so I must say, all in all , the gypsy has turned out very good.
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I would suggest that you stay Carb only and do NO transplant. Even a 1.3 mpfi transplant will NOT be as reliable as a factory fitted one.

A 1.3 Carb is a VERY capable machine and will serve ALL purposes of trail driving/hill driving/OTR's

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Old 11th December 2009, 02:03   #212
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Excellent looking vehicle Amar...By reading all these threads, its all the more inspiring to get a Gypsy but do you all think a Gypsy can be used as a daily vehicle in Mumbai.
Still contemplating as i have found a King Mpfi, but people are not very supportive of my decision as the gypsy being my only vehicle. FYI i drive alone most of the times..

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Old 11th December 2009, 08:23   #213
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but do you all think a Gypsy can be used as a daily vehicle in Mumbai.
a gypsy will never be as comfortable as a regular city/hway car. However with a couple of well thought alterations, like composite rear springs, better insulation for the Hardtop, good seating and an AC you can have a decent car suitable for daily use.

preferably though: the gypsy is an ideal 2nd car.
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Old 11th December 2009, 09:51   #214
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Hi Amar

Honestly, yours is the best restored ex-army gypsy I have seen so far!

Can you please give some feedback on the performance and FE with the weber carb?

Thanks
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Old 11th December 2009, 10:00   #215
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Khan Bhai,
Advise well taken, I am sticking to stock carb setup as its very reilable and never had any issues, AC works superbly even with standstill traffic and have no overheating issues.
I future when i have enough Vitamin-M, i will go for a new gypsy.

@Desmosedici,
My suggestion is , don't be impulsive in buying a gypsy. If you are buying it, just for yourself then its ok. Consider it a 2 seater vehicle with no comforts at all.

@Ankit,
Thanks Buddy for the comments, I asked Mandeep to install it but i need a fuel/air meter to properly tune it and fix the air gaps for no fuel overflow issues(cannot be tuned by local mechanics). I will try to tune it completely when i visit next time.
Its currently running on esteem carb.

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Old 11th December 2009, 14:18   #216
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Great Amar. Good to know that you are keeping the vehicle.
A friend of our (and he's on teambhp too) Ashish earlier had the Omni or esteem carb installed on his 413. Now he's got a performance carb and he totally swears that the performance difference is phenomenal.
I send him a pm and ask him to share his experience on this thread.

I remember Mandeep saying that you had a webber carb to, I think I have seen the pics on this thread. What is the issue with that??

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Old 11th December 2009, 14:49   #217
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I just saw this post on another thread, so thought thats its better to ask questions specific you your vehicle on this thread.

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Here is the list of my spendings on my Ex-Army 99 Gypsy King:

1)Purchase Price: 1L
2)Cost of Transportation: 5K
3)Cost of Power Steering: 7.5K
What PS is this. Is its the esteem PS and old or new???
4)Paint Job:25K
5)Registration:12K
6)New AC: 22K
Again details about the condenser, blower, etc
7) LightForce Lights:20K
8) Weber Carb:15K
9)Engine overhaul and new GB and spare parts:90K
By new GB you mean from MGP or refurbished??
10)New Battery:3.2K
11) New left door replacement:5K
12) Electricals:10K
13) Tyres:16K
14) FWH:1.5K
15)Booster brakes:4K
16)Carpeting:1.5K


You forgot to add the cost of the hood. I really like yours, what was the cost and where did you get it done

Here is the final product
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Old 12th December 2009, 11:39   #218
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PS in my Gypsy is just a typical mayapuri one. i think it is Koyo but i heard from mandeep that esteem PS works even better.

AC i can vouch is very very effective and has a brand new Sanden 507 compressor and superking cooling coil and setup is similar to Vaibhav's Gypsy.

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thats great. someone was mentioning that the suzuki samurai poert steering also can be imported, andthe best part of that is that its bolt on.
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thats great. someone was mentioning that the suzuki samurai poert steering also can be imported, andthe best part of that is that its bolt on.
No,
bolt pattern is mirror image of OE.

Amar,
Esteem got R&P steering system & Gypsy got Recirculating Ball Type.

Glad to hear that you are retaining OE engine
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Old 15th December 2009, 02:22   #221
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Yesterday Floor rubber plugs were installed
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hey man! such a beauty and you are selling this.???
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hey man! such a beauty and you are selling this.???
SirAlec,
I have no other option as i would not be visiting india anytime soon and there is noone to take care of her, my parents have also migrated to canada. My next visit will be in 2 years timeframe and i don't want her to rust away without being used as i have invested a lot of effort.

Secondly, another reason of selling is that i constantly feel like spending more and more on it without even driving it.

Its not about making money as i have invested way more than i have asked for. Weber carb(16-20k) i am giving for free as i won't be needing it after Gypsy is sold.



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Old 24th December 2009, 18:43   #225
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Hope it finds a owner who keeps her the way it should be kept.

i mean you and your parents have invested lot of time and money in it. I hate such a special vehicle go away like this without even driving to the fullest.
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