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Old 11th August 2009, 12:42   #151
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Thanx a lot!!!Ya thats a good idea

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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.

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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.
Have also planned that but i am only worried about the dust getting in along with the air.
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Dust getting where? On the radiator, can be taken care with a simple pressure wash at service. From the looks of it the bumper is blocking the whole of lower radiator, so free up the air flow for better cooling.
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Thats a Good idea but, pressure wash in that region is a difficult thing to do because what you see there is not the radiator, its the condenser. The radiator and condenser are so close together that doing a pressure wash in there will be difficult. But i dont think i have a choice.

I was planning to do some ducting like a CAI to the gap between the condenser and radiator. But now that you have sparked the idea to free up the air flow in the bumber region, cutting a slot on the bumper with a covering mesh sounds like a good idea to me. What say?

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But now that you have sparked the idea to free up the air flow in the bumber region, cutting a slot on the bumper with a covering mesh sounds like a good idea to me. What say?
Perfect, this should help.

Dont worry about pressure wash, it will take care of the cleaning up, even if you have ac grill in front of the radiator. Wire mesh will take care of protection from bigger elements.
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Ok so the next thing is going to be cutting slots in the metal bumper for better air flow.(will cover it with a wire mesh) Just need to make sure that it looks good.

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Perfect, this should help.

Dont worry about pressure wash, it will take care of the cleaning up, even if you have ac grill in front of the radiator. Wire mesh will take care of protection from bigger elements.
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Old 12th August 2009, 16:21   #156
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•Water Leakages - done my best, now all i can do is hope for the best. Its not raining thesedays neways

•Matte Black Paint Job - Done

•Upgrading the Braking Setup – Brake Booster Installation - Done

•Air conditioner Installation - Done

•Front Seats from another car - Done

•A/T Tyres - Done

•Alloy Wheels - Later

•Interiors - Heatlon, Upholstery - Done for now, plan to go for ST post Ladakh.

Any more Suggestions????...pre Ladakh checks??

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Water Leakages
(This is giving me a nightmare, lot of water dripping under the dashboard and from the rear door)

Matte Black Paint Job
(Only exterior)

Upgrading the Braking Setup – Brake Booster Installation
(Booster from Gypsy King MPFI)

Air conditioner Installation
(Sanden 507 Compressor & Superking Blower)

Front Seats from another car
(Second hand but comfortable seats)

•A/T Tyres
(Yokohama Geolander A/T 235/75/15)

•Alloy Wheels
(Not immediately, will the above tyres fit & run on the stock rims without any issues??)

•Interiors - Heatlon, Upholstery
(To the minimum extend required as i am going to get rid of the top soon)


Guys need your inputs/suggestions on the above...
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Carry Jump Start Cable very useful for Carb Gypsy to start in early morning at Ladakh.
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I am sure it is. Am planning to get one made, any idea on the specs of the cable used??

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I too was planning to get one of these made!!!
Any idea what specifications should an ideal jumper cables be???
Thickness, Clamps quality, length???
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I too was planning to get one of these made!!!
Any idea what specifications should an ideal jumper cables be???
Thickness, Clamps quality, length???
hey what abt your trip to ladakh?? when are you doing it??
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Guys i am told by many people that the stock gypsy king carb is not the best once can have. Most people suggest that the esteem carb should be used for better performance in terms of FE, pickup and topend. What say??
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Kaushik,

Nothing wrong in gypsy carb. Get it once overhauled and be with it. Esteem carb may give FE but not pickup and topend.

You can tune mechanical carb to your choice, mileage or performnce , but not both. Which you can do tuning in gypsy carb itself.

M800 can do ladakh now. Would you doubt your gypsy carb for performance. Do not heed much to advice on changing carb
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Kaushik,

Nothing wrong in gypsy carb. Get it once overhauled and be with it. Esteem carb may give FE but not pickup and topend.

You can tune mechanical carb to your choice, mileage or performnce , but not both. Which you can do tuning in gypsy carb itself.

M800 can do ladakh now. Would you doubt your gypsy carb for performance. Do not heed much to advice on changing carb
Thanx a lot for your inputs, just what i was hoping to get as a response.

I am sure that the gypsy can do Ladakh, but i want it to do it in the most efficient manner. Also its not only abt Ladakh, looking at a bigger picture of owning a car i would want it to perform at its optimum best.
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Guys am leaving for Ladakh tomorrow here are the latest pics, havent been able to post in a long time

My Army Spec "Demon Gypsy": Project Complete-dscn4485.jpg

My Army Spec "Demon Gypsy": Project Complete-dscn4495.jpg

My Army Spec "Demon Gypsy": Project Complete-dscn4496.jpg

My Army Spec "Demon Gypsy": Project Complete-dscn4499.jpg
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One advice. Take chd bypass. The cops there will give you lot of grief for your fogs which are above headlight level.
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