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Old 6th August 2010, 12:35   #31
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pdev29: It is a full functioning snorkel setup.

Waterproofing of Spark Plugs, Ignition coil, Exhaust is remaining.

For the Exhaust, I am planning for a detachable extension pipe (plug it when going for OTR) My Mech says he has done such setup on Gypsy.

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Old 6th August 2010, 12:42   #32
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Good to see a thread about your Gypsy experience here. It seems like yesterday that you bought it and we met at Suraksha for analysis of your purchase.

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After reading all the build threads I thought I'd post my own thread of the build of my Gypsy....
Here are some pics of my Gypsy when I first bought it

yes the previous owner had made it into a car rather than a 4X4!!
ohh yeah did I mention that I got the front drive shaft a week after I bought the gypsy??!!
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My first order of business was to change the tyres. Here is a comparison between the tyres.
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Oh, it was pathetic when you bought it (in 4x4 terms). No front drive shaft, tyres that any offroader would be ashamed of using, LPG. But yes, the alloy wheels were/are cooooooool.

Kudos to you to have transformed your gypsy into what it is today.

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The lockers make the Hornet's steering a little tight and the locker release in sharp curves is particularly annoying (its a little loud)
Welcome. the Spartan lockers are more noisier than lockright.

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but on the trail its AMAZING!!!
Had gone to Chikmagalur (sorry no pics - was too busy driving) and was using 2hi in lotsa places where others were using 4hi
Go easy -- else that traction can also chewup your axles also :-)
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Old 10th August 2010, 10:18   #33
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Khan - true ... even I remember like it was just yesterday when we met for the first time at Suraksha. You were getting your SPOA done then.

I know there are lotsa people here who are angry with me for not posting more pics (esp under-hood) but am a little busy with my Bro's wedding next month.
Here are some pics from the Anaconda (Avalakonda) annual event.
Once again (standard disclaimer) these photo's arent mine so creddit goes to the actual photographers - Akaash and Mukund.

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Old 16th August 2010, 16:40   #34
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Finally got a under bonnet snap of how the Snorkel is connected to the air filter
Sorry for the delay guys
My Gypsy - The Hornet-dsc0000026.jpg

Simply put the snorkel pipe comes through the indicator hole and is connected to the air filter.
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Old 25th October 2010, 10:00   #35
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Put on some lights and an RPM meter ...

Fixed the RPM on the left side ...
My Gypsy - The Hornet-dsc0000043.jpg

The front of my Hornet
My Gypsy - The Hornet-dsc0000044.jpg

With original headlights on high
My Gypsy - The Hornet-dsc0000045.jpg

Top lights
My Gypsy - The Hornet-dsc0000046.jpg

Front lights
My Gypsy - The Hornet-dsc0000048.jpg

All the lights!!!
My Gypsy - The Hornet-dsc0000049.jpg


PS - sorry for the quality of the pics
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Why is the RPM meter on the Left Side??
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Why is the RPM meter on the Left Side??
It is on the left side to give me a clear road (or no road) view.
The RPM meter has been put on just to look good
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The RPM meter has been put on just to look good
Hey Ajay, couldn't help but ask does the meter work?
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Hey Ajay, couldn't help but ask does the meter work?

YES!!!
Did the connections myself!!
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Default My Gypsy - The 'Orange' Hornet

Well guys its been a loooong time since i've posted something here ...
So thought I'd update on my Hornet ... Now the Orange Hornet!!

A few pics of the Gypsy first
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Default My Gypsy - The 'Orange' Hornet

Now a works list

1) Complete engine rebuilt - New valves, Springs, Piston rings - Not rebored as the block was in decent condition.
2) Body, wheels interior painted
3) New soft top for cabin only
4) A/C
5) Deep dish steering
6) New rubber beedings all through the vehicle.
7) New Hinges
8) Original carpets
PS - These pics were taken half way through the works ...

Existing mods / Additions
1) Rear wheel lockers
2) Snorkel
3) Tachometer
4) Lights
5) Esteem seats

Future changes / Additions (Time permitting)
1) Seats (Esteem seats have a rust coating on them) considering the rest of the vehicle, wanted to change this for the better.
2) Water temp and oil temp meters.
3) Winch (?)
4) Inflatable seats for the rear (or maybe an air mattress)
5) Firewall insulation (sound and heat)
6) Door insulation (sound)

Will try and take some more recent pics and upload them

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Old 7th January 2014, 18:06   #42
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Your Gypsy reminds me of Chennai express movie!

Did you lend your Gypsy to Rohit Shetty for shooting purpose ?? :-)
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