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Old 11th November 2009, 15:52   #31
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Oh man...! that was definitely an interesting report to read.
Thank you SirAlec ji.

Could't help but do the math 1000Kms/360Ltrs = 2.777km/ltr

Any idea what is the service interval on these things ?
The speedo shows only till 100Km/hr, ofter I've seen truckers doing 80-90Km/hr (Edit : without any load, with load most of them keep around 60-65 Max well that's what I've seen anyways). So, they are really doing pedal to metal eh.. ?

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Thank you so much SirAlec. This is a brilliant thread. Enjoyed reading it so much. Threads like these make TBHP the best forum ever.

Cheers!
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Old 11th November 2009, 16:15   #33
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@ sahil yes, overloading is a common practice. and I have heard in south, trucks are modified to take more loads than that it was supposed to take.

@ Yzf
you are right about the mileage. Best you can get is 6kmpl.

These are practically maintainance free. Service intervals are 20000 kms. But depends upon the usage and haulage.

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@ SirAlec - Very nice write up and photos. Something similar happened with me when our house was under construction and a similar truck had come to delivery steel. But in my case i did get to drive, coz i would have denied his payment otherwise ha ha ha.
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@Sir Alec. Thank you for confirming my theory that airfilter relocation was a major factor in providing a neat engine cover in the later models.
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^^^^
Anytime man. Also not to forget the location of gear lever. Which is very ergonomically placed in the later models.
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Now, this is a refreshing thread. One of my friends had a 1210SE and when they sold it, I got the manual from him. Cleared lots of doubts. I've driven two 1210SE's it was a wonderful experience. And the 1st gear of the buses and trucks have a really tall ratio (in and around 7). So, most of the times, on level roads, they start from second gear (where the ratio is 3.xx). (Don't know whether it's still the case with new ones)

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Old 13th November 2009, 19:34   #38
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^^^
you are right. we don't usually need the first gear in these unless you are on hills and on full load. To be precise its 7.51 in this (GBS 40). In GBS-50 reverse is taller than the 1st.

A day with LPT1613 TC, a TATA 1210E & Semi Forward 1613TC-specs.jpg
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Great thread, SirAlec!

Lots of childhood memories came back. The earliest 1210 bus I remember had round headlamps and the front was roundish in contrast to almost flat front seen for the last 30 years or so. The rectangular headlamps debuted with the 1210D model. The 1210S was the first truck chassis with rectangular headlamps. Those models were upgraded to 1210E and 1210SE respectively in the late seventies or early eighties. The first turbocharged model I can remember was the 1312TC which was not popular. The LP1510 (without turbo) replaced it perhaps, followed by the 1512C (with turbo). In case of truck chassis 1210 was replaced by the 1612 and 1613 series.

What I'm writing is purely from my fuzzy memory. Any inaccuracy is regretted.
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you are right. we don't usually need the first gear in these unless you are on hills and on full load. To be precise its 7.51 in this (GBS 40). In GBS-50 reverse is taller than the 1st.
Thanks for clarifying. It's good to know that even after years, I remember the details
As a kid, I was always interested in vehicles and used to talk to bus and truck drivers whenever I got a chance. During those days, they used to call 1st gear as "load gear".
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Wonderful thread. I remember watching SBSTC Ashok Leyland bus drivers drive their monsters and dreamed of owning one someday.

Did I mention I still watch them carefully.
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Wonderful pics and explanations, SirAlec. It was nice to read something really different from the usual 'cars' threads.

Wonder why the drivers always release the air from the tank once they switch off the engine.
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Wonderful explanation and pictures, SirAlec. It was a refreshing to read about truck engines and brakes, for a change!
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Great thread, SirAlec!

Lots of childhood memories came back. The earliest 1210 bus I remember had round headlamps and the front was roundish in contrast to almost flat front seen for the last 30 years or so. The rectangular headlamps debuted with the 1210D model. The 1210S was the first truck chassis with rectangular headlamps. Those models were upgraded to 1210E and 1210SE respectively in the late seventies or early eighties. The first turbocharged model I can remember was the 1312TC which was not popular. The LP1510 (without turbo) replaced it perhaps, followed by the 1512C (with turbo). In case of truck chassis 1210 was replaced by the 1612 and 1613 series.

What I'm writing is purely from my fuzzy memory. Any inaccuracy is regretted.
i am sorry but you got all the info wrong here. In a hurry now. Will explain it in detail some other time. Maybe someone else like Stratos, who are expert on CV, may help you all these model confusion.

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i am sorry but you got all the info wrong here. In a hurry now. Will explain it in detail some other time. Maybe someone else like Stratos, who are expert on CV, may help you all these model confusion.
I'll look forward to the correct details on this thread. Will it be possible to get photos of round headlamp models? I'll also like to see a photo of the model with engine/bonnet outside the cabin and round headlamps on rod like stands.
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