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Old 28th December 2009, 23:53   #121
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[b][u] I had to very reluctantly sell it off due to total non-availability of parking space. The details are too unmentionable to put out on a public forum. If I would say anything, I would be transgressing the limits of decency. I"ll just say that an action by one man having money power and king sized pride has portrayed to me to what low level humankind's actions can go. I have been trying my level best to find parking but I guess this curse is on me for the rest of my life.


As I cannot have my CL340 (I have not given up, the day I get pucca parking, I shall immediately buy one), [u]
Dear Behram- We are in the same sea, sailing in the same boat. Just imagine my state, moving even down south. For all the beauties i wish to own and restore, one day, one of the problem is space. I understand your condition totally. But im confident you will get the kind of place you want. Just to share, I did sight one place couple of weeks back, my relatives unused garage, but my badluck, it was given to a family friend to store a three pointed star
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Old 29th December 2009, 10:10   #122
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By the way, please DO NOT use diesel tank for storing petrol. Please source a good petrol tank, however difficult it may prove for you to source.
Thanks for letting me know. My best chance right now would be a good used tank. I've been told a new petrol tank is close to impossible to find. In any case this one cost just Rs 1500 so I figured it would be better than a petrol tank with m-seal ! Are there no chemicals sealants available which coat the insides of the tank? They sell stuff like this in the US
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I have also heard of stuff to treat the inside of bike tanks, but those (tanks) were originally designed for petrol and this stuff is used to clean and coat when the tank is old and has some rust.
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Congratulations DKG on this awesum ride of yours.I am quite envious of you now!
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New hiking boots for my mountain goat. Especially for the monsoon season

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Oh i didnt see these, these are tractor tires? Looks mean!
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Old 10th March 2010, 16:43   #127
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Oh i didnt see these, these are tractor tires? Looks mean!
Yes from a company called Speedways in Jalandhar. Would be interesting to test these during monsoon season
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Why did you choose tires with such aggressive pattern? One of fellow bhpian had already tired this on his 550 and his rating for road travel was bad. Slush of course it was great!

IMO you could have opted for 700-16 NDMS for your 3B.

How much did those tyres cost you?
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Why did you choose tires with such aggressive pattern? One of fellow bhpian had already tired this on his 550 and his rating for road travel was bad. Slush of course it was great!

IMO you could have opted for 700-16 NDMS for your 3B.

How much did those tyres cost you?
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Having noticed all agricultural equipment, earth moving equipment and ATV's use such patterns or similar I wanted for years to experiment with this on a offroader. My favourite season is monsoon and I wanted something that won't pick up clay or soil and become slick. Its obvious these can never become slick, impossible for clay to hold on.

I once saw a Jeep in a old picture 40's/50's on a farm somewhere in the US with these tyres, almost identical. So I figured for some nasty slush filled trails these should be fun to try out.

I intend carting them to the location and changing this set on once I reach. Infact when considering I am doing thousands of kms of highway driving (have done almost 3500 kms of long distance driving in the CJ3B since the engine swap) I am also inclined to have a set of radials for highway driving and these for OTR's. When back in town for general purpose driving around Hyderabad and year round OTR's the NDMS are perfect.

These are 700x16 R1 pattern Speedways Grip King front tractor tyres. They have cost me Rs 16000 plus Rs 4000 for a set of four new rims and Rs 2000 for new tubes. So the set has cost me Rs 22000

The CJ3B is so much like a cart offroad. In peak monsoon I want to experiment with them in jungle trails. There's also a submerged ancient temple that surfaces in summer when the Srisailam reservoir recedes. There's apparently no way a car can get close on account of the slush. I want to try it with these on

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Great work Deepak. Makes great reading and is one of the threads one should refer to when building/restoring a Jeep.


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I have asked the owner for a comprehensive list of petrol Jeep spares he has....
I will post it here so anyone wanting the same can access them
Infact ideally people across India can source these lists and share here. Lets start a new thread for that.
Absolutely agree. Great initiative. Have already asked my spares guys to also give me a list with prices, so i can put it up too. Whoever gets the first list may start a new thread and post the list on it.

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At times when cruising it almost feels like a electric motor !!

All of a sudden now I am aware of small noises coming from the bonnet hook or the jerry can making a noise in its holder. Never ever paid attention to all this.

I would highly recommend all CJ3B owners to atleast once drive a petrol verison to know what their car's true character is.

I am yet to implement Mr. Dhabhar's recommendation for the fuel regulator, will do it shortly as I suspect the fuel pump pressure is too high and causing the carb to flood when I switch off the engine.

I have also noticed that it helps to place a washer or two in the oil pressure relief valve spring seat to increase oil pressure.
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Hi DKG,
We cranked the Jeep at hand yesterday. It started on the first attempt. This after being idle for atleast 3 years. Name a diesel that can do that. And to listen to the exhaust notes. PURE BLISS...
Guys, could you both post a video clip of your respective jeeps cranking, idling and then being revved?
It will give us all an idea of what a Hurricane engine should and does sound like.

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My mechanic arranged to get the 32 PBIC Carb from Delhi. Its brand new, but not Solex. Some company called KAPCCO. Do you have any idea what that is? Not that it has caused any problem.

I need to change my fuel tank. In your posts, you did mention that you too had problem finding a fuel tank. Any luck? Please share.
I read on some thread that KAPPCO is a total no no. It is a replica of the Solex but does not work like the Solex. I think it was either UBSji or Behrambhai who had made the statement. Maybe they can elaborate.

My old Solex carb's butterfly has also developed a play. I have given it for repairs to a supposed Solex specialist. Lets see hoe it turns out and what the cost of the repair is. Maybe we can then resurrect our carbs and save them.

Deepak, i was also thinking of putting on tractor tyres on my CJ but then as you said, they are best suited strictly for OTRs. I was thinking of investing in a set of Gypsy rims with Radials for light OTRs where slush is not involved (will there ever be such and OTR?) and swap them with the NDMS when i would expect to encounter hard core mud and slush. As of now im going to put on & 7:00-16 NDMS.

There is a tyre available with MRF in 6:00-16 calledthe MRF Safari. It is an NDMS with a tread in the contact spot. Check it out.

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There is also a Birla BT669 [JEEP TYRE] which is also available in the same size i.e. 6:00-16

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Would any of these be a better bet than the Normal NDMS type?

Please let us know after you take a test of these tractor tyres.

Did a see a fawn Great Dane and a brown Dobberman in the background?

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I once saw a Jeep in a old picture 40's/50's on a farm somewhere in the US with these tyres, almost identical. So I figured for some nasty slush filled trails these should be fun to try out.

These are 700x16 R1 pattern Speedways Grip King front tractor tyres. They have cost me Rs 16000 plus Rs 4000 for a set of four new rims and Rs 2000 for new tubes. So the set has cost me Rs 22000
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My old Solex carb's butterfly has also developed a play. I have given it for repairs to a supposed Solex specialist. Lets see hoe it turns out and what the cost of the repair is. Maybe we can then resurrect our carbs and save them.
Gogi just hunt around a little and you should find a brand new Solex for your Jeep. I just had to ask and got one. Don't waste time repairing old carbs. They are never the same as a new one. More so when the new one costs around 2500
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As of now im going to put on & 7:00-16 NDMS....Would any of these be a better bet than the Normal NDMS type?
The more I use it I feel the standard NDMS is the best VFM tyre for the Jeep. There may be better stuff but when this tyre does the job so well and suits the character of the vehicle why opt for something else?

The only reason why I got these tractor tyres is because I always wanted to experiment with them. Will share my experiences once monsoon sets in.

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Yes two Great Danes(Caeser and Zara) and a Doberman (Babban). They are too adorable. The male is your quintessential gentle giant, the female I call her the Aishwariya Rai of dogs, she's quite a looker, and the Doberman is a character unique with an interesting story. When he was born he was the seventh of a litter. Somehow he was too scraggly, tiny and almost close to losing it. I gave the best of the pups away and this fellow I thought wouldn't make it so kept him with the parents and named him Babban after a famous play character in Hyderabad known to be skin and bones !

Somehow Babban survived and is quite a character. Dobermans are fabulous guard dogs and terrific hunters. He most efficiently kills every rat or bandicoot that strays into our compound !!

I could keep going on and on

@ jeepster, no not this picture. I have it somewhere, its a vintage shot of a Jeep with these tyres on a farm. Lovely picture. Will find it and post it here

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DKG: Gogi has a new brand new carb now

Coming back to tyres, how would BF 215 size on gypsy rim work on a CJ?
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Gogi just hunt around a little and you should find a brand new Solex for your Jeep. I just had to ask and got one. Don't waste time repairing old carbs. They are never the same as a new one. More so when the new one costs around 2500
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DKG: Gogi has a new brand new carb now
Yup, i do have a brand new one and is already fitted. I got one for 1800/-, sprayed it liberally with WD-40 and cling wrapped it. OPened it almost after a year and uts like brand new. Thats the treatment i give tomost parts which dont have rubber in them but which have moving parts. The carb is fixed and it runs like new. Any idea about the ideal tappet clearance? I jhave asked this question even in my thread.


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The more I use it I feel the standard NDMS is the best VFM tyre for the Jeep. There may be better stuff but when this tyre does the job so well and suits the character of the vehicle why opt for something else?
But are the quirks mentioned about the NDMS so much true. I ask as you have extensively done both tracks, off road and highway running on your NDMS. What are the disadvantages?


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Yes two Great Danes(Caeser and Zara) and a Doberman (Babban). They are too adorable.
Great looking guys. I have three too, a Boxer (Tyson), a GSD (Max) and a Great Dane (Zwez)
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