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Old 31st July 2009, 12:18   #136
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No problem Sir dont be sorry for such a small issue. The good thing is that the reg is done and the Gypsy is ready to go to Ladakh

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Kaushik, did you manage to get her registered? Sorry couldnt help you out as my sources lead to a dead end.
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Old 6th August 2009, 16:57   #137
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Lightbulb Ladakh!!!

Have some more time to work on the Monster as my trip to Ladakh has been delayed by 7-10 days due to some issues.

Any suggestions on what more i can do to prep her for Ladakh??
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Old 6th August 2009, 20:28   #138
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kaushik how much did the paint cost you? and the total restoration cost?
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Old 7th August 2009, 10:27   #139
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It cost my 5k only for external painting.

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kaushik how much did the paint cost you? and the total restoration cost?
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Old 7th August 2009, 11:39   #140
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Have some more time to work on the Monster as my trip to Ladakh has been delayed by 7-10 days due to some issues.

Any suggestions on what more i can do to prep her for Ladakh??
KSM-Vtec,

A set of lightforce or hella spot lights
2 D shackles
One Nylon Tow Road
Foot pump
If tubeless tyres, tubeless tyre repair kit
If with tube, 2 extra tubes
Tool kit
First aid kit
A petrol metal can, which can be fixed at the rear- 20 ltr capacity

Any more in specific to consumables like engine oil, diff oil, gearbox oil, coolant etc.

What are the dates for your travel?
Good luck
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Old 7th August 2009, 13:14   #141
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Thanx a lot for your inputs, my reply in line below -

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KSM-Vtec,

A set of lightforce or hella spot lights - In process
2 D shackles - What are these??
One Nylon Tow Road - Will get one
Foot pump - Will get one
If tubeless tyres, tubeless tyre repair kit - Done
If with tube, 2 extra tubes - NA but i still have them
Tool kit - Can you provide more details on the tools in specific
First aid kit - Will get one
A petrol metal can, which can be fixed at the rear- 20 ltr capacity - Will get one

Any more in specific to consumables like engine oil, diff oil, gearbox oil, coolant etc.

What are the dates for your travel? - 14th, 18th or 21st of Aug to +17 days
Good luck - Thanx again
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Old 7th August 2009, 21:22   #142
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I will not recommend a foot pump if you're going to Leh, in all probability, you will not face a puncture, but if you do, you will bust your backside pumping the foot pump in that thin air. Trust me, I know, from the days of my bike trip. Try to get a electric/battery operated one. In either case, just jacking the vehicle and removing the wheel will be an adventure in itself. All the best and have a safe trip!
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Thanx a lot for your inputs, my reply in line below -
D shackles are the links to connect two rope into tow hook. Shackle will have a rod which is screwed into.

Will post the picture tommorrow.

Tools, to include
Ring spanners of sized 7 - 24
Open spanners of above size
Wheel Spanner
Cutting Plier
Screw Driver
Connector
Insulation Tape
Brown gum tape
Tyre removing rods - 1 pair

All the best for your journey
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Thanx a lot dwaraka!!!
Ya do post pics when you find time.

What connector are you talking about?
Tyre removing rods - 1 pair - is this for the puncture repair?


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D shackles are the links to connect two rope into tow hook. Shackle will have a rod which is screwed into.

Will post the picture tommorrow.

Tools, to include
Ring spanners of sized 7 - 24
Open spanners of above size
Wheel Spanner
Cutting Plier
Screw Driver
Connector
Insulation Tape
Brown gum tape
Tyre removing rods - 1 pair

All the best for your journey
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Old 10th August 2009, 23:09   #145
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Here are some pics of my Copper Radiator and AC install...

will post more details on the install soon.

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Did you got heating issues resolved with A.C switched on in slow traffic?

I am installing A.C underbody in my gypsy and trying to put a wagon R fan with a thermostat on a stock radiator. Hopefully it will not have any heating issues.


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AC Setup - Heating problem has reduced with the new radiator. Temp stays at 50% w/o AC is city traffic and at ~65-70% with ac in city traffic. On the highways the temp is lower but again depends on how hard you push her.

Have also added an external thermostat to the blower, the cut-off interval can be tuned accordingly to take the load off the engine at regular intervals.

Radiator - Its a 3 line copper radiator v/s the 2 line aluminium stock radiator i had earlier.

Is it a good idea to have an AIR SCOOP for better air flow resulting in lower heating??? Only issue is cutting the bonnet
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Is it a good idea to have an AIR SCOOP for better air flow resulting in lower heating??? Only issue is cutting the bonnet
Hey Kaushik
DO NOT CUT YOUR BONNET
The bonnet is quite expensive.
If you are keen on a bonnet scoop then try and get some second hand bonnet and conduct your experiments.

BTW - Your monster is looking good - do post a set of comprehensive pics of the Gypsy.

Cheers
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Instead of bonnet, try some ducting on the bumper so that more area of radiator gets the air flow., this will be cheaper and easier job.
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Well i think you are talking abt installing the condenser under the body, ppl do that but only if you dont intend to do a lot of OTR.

But yes it should prevent the heating problem.

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I am installing A.C underbody in my gypsy and trying to put a wagon R fan with a thermostat on a stock radiator. Hopefully it will not have any heating issues.
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