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Old 12th November 2010, 10:08   #46
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You are forgetting the increased drag and weight of a bigger tire combined with a gutless 1.3 litre engine. Anything bigger than 215s on a 1.3 liter Gypsy will reduce top speed. Even with a 1.6 liter engine the drag/weight of the bigger tire will impede performance.
Wider tyres tend to do what you are saying . Like people who put 275s or 295 have a top speed of 95kmph approx . My friend has 7" NDMS on his 1.3 carb (yes NDMS) and no other mods . HE does frequent trips to Bandipur and claims he has touched 130kmph on a flat road.
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Hey Desmo , MG410 has lower diff ratios than MG413 . Allan may have changed his diffs to MG413 ones and who knows what all changes he has made plus he has 31" tyres and Sreejith smaller size tyres . Tyres do make a difference in top speed etc . This info is as far as i know .
im running a stock 1.6, headers and k&n intake.
king geard box, transfer case and diffs of stock mg410W

this setup is best for a torquey ride,
140 in 5th gear is cruisng speed as experienced by tejas
speeds over 150 easily possible
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im running a stock 1.6, headers and k&n intake.
king geard box, transfer case and diffs of stock mg410W

this setup is best for a torquey ride,
140 in 5th gear is cruisng speed as experienced by tejas
speeds over 150 easily possible

Finally a reply from the master for my post . My doubt clarified .Do you lockers in your gypsy?
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Finally a reply from the master for my post . My doubt clarified .Do you lockers in your gypsy?
no sir,
no lockers.

but dual handbrake for sticky situations
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Old 13th November 2010, 16:11   #50
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no sir,
no lockers.

but dual handbrake for sticky situations
oh tats rare. Whats the use of dual handbrake?

Sent you lot of PMs but did no get a reply

Sent you one now also please reply
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With two handbrakes he can individually brake either rear wheel so the other one gets drive. This is a "jugaad" diff-lock but it takes a lot of jugglery with levers and pedals to effectively use this.
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Sorry no updates from my end as i was busy with work. Was supposed to get my gypsy this thursday but again some hurdle that came along.

Have a important meeting tomorrow evening but planning to get it before that. Can't wait anymore.
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Sorry no updates from my end as i was busy with work. Was supposed to get my gypsy this thursday but again some hurdle that came along.

Have a important meeting tomorrow evening but planning to get it before that. Can't wait anymore.
Harry Buddy
Its been a couple of days. Whats the status of your vehicle.
I am eager to see the restoration and the performance of your vehicle, for obvious reason you know of.
Cheers mate
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Harry Buddy
Its been a couple of days. Whats the status of your vehicle.
I am eager to see the restoration and the performance of your vehicle, for obvious reason you know of.
Cheers mate
Sorry for the late response Harjeev. I was supposed to go on Tuesday however came late from office so could not make it.

I've planned to go tomorrow afternoon. This delay is primarily being caused due to me working in night shifts which makes it very tough for me to wake up in the afternoon and spend 2-3 hours for any task.

I'm as excited as you are for your obvious reasons
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Old 4th December 2010, 04:01   #55
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Finally after a long wait i got my gypsy released from the DDA site and got it to the friendly neighborhood known mechanic.

Hired a crane for Rs1000 to get it picked from INA market and dropped at the mechanic in Rajouri garden.

Soon after we ( me and my friend had gone to pick it up ) got the gypsy down from the crane we called the mechanic and he was excited to see the gypsy and it's condition , asked for the price etc. I asked him to cut the crap and get going with the initial check up and the damage on my pocket.

The DDA guy had told me that the gypsy was in running condition when it was parked there an year back which was true also because there was enough engine oil present in the car.

The mechanic asked me to get some petrol and use my Spark's battery to check if the engine had any life.

After pouring the petrol and using my Sparks battery the gypsy was able to take the self but refused to start..I was like Phew! atleast it has some life in it till now however the process failed as my Exide was 2.5 years old and had supported me for 53 k kms.

After the complete process of trying to start it , here is the first take on it from the mechanic -
  • New battery required - Which battery
  • Some more petrol
  • Engine oil - Which oil is recommended ? need advice.
  • Cleaning of the car
  • Radiator cleaning
  • 4x4 shaft ( i think there are 2 and 1 was missing ) - I guess i would have to source it from Mayapuri
Since it was already about 5:30 pm and i had to rush for work so i stopped the process there and immediately went to check for the battery. Here is what i found and would need suggestions on -

Exide - 35 amp ( 3 years warranty ) = Rs 3500 w/o battery in exchange
Exide - 35 amp ( 1 year warranry ) = Rs 2500 w/o battery in exchange

which one should i go for ? or are there any other better options?

OT - Chatted with Harjeev on BBM and told him everything as i was really excited and wanted to share it with someone who understood what i was going through

Here are some picture of getting the car towed and engine and body condition. Any tips would definitely help me build a nice machine
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I have still not Zeroed in on the battery. It would be great if someone can throw some light on what I should go for because i have to give it to the mechanic latest by Monday.

THE POA after it becomes road worthy is to run it in as is where is condition for about 10 days to check on more issues and then fix them completely even before going for any kind of tyres.
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get an amaron/base terminal/AC Delco 35A or 45 A

these are on my list after the research.
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Seems like there is a lot of work to be done but I think this will turn out to be a good one after the restoration. Remind me on a weekend and Ill tag along with you if possible. It has been ages since I spent time in a workshop working on restoring a vehicle. I just love the surprises an old vehicle throws at you especially as you start to unravel it piece by piece, especially true of Govt auctioned vehicles. Not to scare you but please be prepared for a few surprises as you start the work on this.
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My advise same as saintsinner. Amaron 35A battery should do the trick. However if you are thinking of mounting extra fog light or stuff a 45 A should make a better choice, though not necessary.
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Ive gone for the 35 A Amaron battery and also some other spare like the engine oil , gear oil , air filter , fuel filter , side running boards , fan , coolant , coolant box.

Now this guy told me that the carburetor needs to be changed and upon enquiring from MGP i found out that it's costing around 19 k.

Can someone validate if this is what it would cost? I'm currently asking my friend to help me get this as im busy this week with work/marriage at home.

The gypsy started and did a short trip however was wobbling beyond imagination.

@Wanderernomad - The carburetor was a big/expensive surprise thrown at me as rightly mentioned by you.
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