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Old 26th July 2011, 16:37   #76
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as the armada was not in use that much i didnt saw any problem with fuel gauge.

which was showing full tank when empty & empty when full.
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The new fuel level sender unit may be bi-metal. If that is so the reading on the guage will be from full to empty, showing empty when full!
Check and ensure that it is a regular unit.
so opened the tank to check the sensor which was OK.

after comparing it with other armadas sensor it the problem was solved.

electrician said to buy a new sensor but i thought what the hell another rs 300/-

after thinking for a while finally solved the issue by bending the float rod, as shown by red arrow.

& now the meter shows (approx ) correct reading.

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also the ODOMETER was not working so opened the & cleaned all the meters. (DIY)

broke the glass in the process.
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Old 31st July 2011, 13:40   #77
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finally got the tyres today.

ATF sand/highway 7.50x16" cross ply tyres.

ATF Farm King Tyres

final price is 4.5K per tyre including transportation.
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now need 16" steel rims ASAP.


NOTE: after receiving the tyres & tubres , now i am thinking that i should have bought 7.50x16 MRF tubes.
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Old 31st July 2011, 17:38   #78
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finally got the tyres today.==



==now need 16" steel rims ASAP.
What is your observation / thinking regarding the Tatamobile wheel discs (new type 16 " ) wrt suitability to armada & the offset
they have 160 pcd

Or the army 550 discs ( remember we discussed the change in pcd )

Sudarshan

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Old 31st July 2011, 20:21   #79
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What is your observation / thinking regarding the Tatamobile wheel discs (new type 16 " ) wrt suitability to armada & the offset
they have 160 pcd

Or the army 550 discs ( remember we discussed the change in pcd )
yes we can use them, as they are made for the PICKUP so they must be strong.

also i saw force trax kargo king rims which IMO should be 16" & trax aslo has 160 PCD.

so now we have following rim potions .
  • scorpio 6.5J 16" (LP1105)
  • Thar 6.5J 16" (LP1199)
  • mm pickup 5.5J(?) 16" (heavier than thar/scorpio rim)
  • force trax 5.5J 16" (rated for heavy load)
  • tata 207 5.5J 16" (rated for heavy load)
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Old 31st July 2011, 21:39   #80
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[*]mm pickup 5.5J(?) 16" (heavier than thar/scorpio rim)
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Jeepster,

MM pikup is 15" not 16".

Did you got the broken meter glass ? I can give you one If you need.

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Old 17th August 2011, 08:55   #81
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update
finally got the rims yesterday.
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total cost 6785/-
tyre installation 280/-
two spare wheel nuts 60/-
here are some pics.
at the tata workshop.
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my rims.
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the bill & gate pass
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pic at home
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part numbers & price.
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all rims weight.
11.85 KG
12.16 KG
11.88 KG
11.92 KG
11.96 KG
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i am a lucky guy.
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at the garage.
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old vs new.
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at a mm spare shop.
bought two wheel nuts for spare tyre.
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new height.
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a Chinese lock (used for my toolbox).
have to buy a new lock for it .
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awesome stance... whats the next stage of mod on cards? When is a paint/tinker job due?
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i am doing the mechanical's first, as suggested by arka, suershan & other jeep gurus.

next mod will be rear 58" FC axle. (its not needed but i like the look)
& front prop shat & axle shafts. free wheeling hubs.

& the paint will be done after i do some OTR,s. (in summer)
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@Jeepster - The Armada looks cool, though it takes a while getting used to the taller tyres. How does she drive on tarmac after the tyre change and how is it in mud/sand?
Nice progress and keep it up. I am glued and want to see the final outcome!

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Old 23rd August 2011, 00:15   #85
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it takes a while getting used to the taller tyres.
How does she drive on tarmac after the tyre change and how is it in mud/sand?
i have driven jeep with 6x16 cross ply tyres for 10+ years so it feels awesome to drive on cross-ply again.

the steering has become light as compared to 215-75-15 redials.

the grip on dry road is OK but wet road they become like EGG on Teflon coated pan.

also they make sound like a loaded leyland truck, which i feel is the best feature of them. L O L

air pressure is 28PSI front & 30PSI in rear.

BTW they are 200% paisa vasool product as every where i go people look at the tyres & then at armada then at me...

update.
installed old type front indicators as i dont like the ones on the fenders.
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remove this lock-ring to install the bulb.
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here i realized that the indicators will not fit.
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solution:
fit it with only one nut-bolt.
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installed a new fuel lock.
as i did not had a key for it.
but had to do a little mod to fit the fuel lock.

new lock
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old lock
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Nice work there Jeepster, this gives a lots of influence for inspiring Jeepers like me. though i am waiting on the monies.
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Though the Tyres are looking a little puny in terms of width, but the stance after fitting these is so purposeful. Your Armada looks all ready to get down and dirty.

How is the on road performance of these tyres, in terms of Ride, Braking etc?
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Drill your new holes using a drill machine!! none of my last 3 rebuilds would have completed without a hand drill machine.

I have a 'Skil' one, 550W, whole set (machine + 9 bits) came @ 2K rs before 3 years. I installed the same indicators on a 540 yesterday using a drill, AFM's would never fit snug direct on a OE spec position!!
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Nice work there Jeepster, this gives a lots of influence for inspiring Jeepers like me. though i am waiting on the monies.
thanks.

i will suggest to buy a jeep & build it according to your likes & dislikes, just like Enfields.

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How is the on road performance of these tyres, in terms of Ride, Braking etc?
yes they are narrow, are 6 1/2 inch wide (lug to lug),

i would love if the company makes a 10inch wide tyre.

the tyres are ok on the dry road.

they skid twice than radials.

i dont have any problem as i have driven my mm 750DP with only one brake effective brake on the front right tyre for a year.

if you have driven a jeep with cross-ply tyres then you will not have any problem.

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Drill your new holes using a drill machine!! none of my last 3 rebuilds would have completed without a hand drill machine.

I have a 'Skil' one, 550W, whole set (machine + 9 bits) came @ 2K rs before 3 years. I installed the same indicators on a 540 yesterday using a drill, AFM's would never fit snug direct on a OE spec position!!

yes i have plans to build a small workshop with all the tools needed for the build.
from s set of spanners to welding / grinding machine, etc.

rgds,
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I have gone once again through this thread ,looking for cues and ideas for my MM 540.
JEEPSTER ,one thing i missed is that the make of your Armada .
Moreover ,as far i remember all the old mm jeeps were 139 pcd ,including mine (mm international) .
Whats must be pcd of my MM 540?
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