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Old 22nd October 2005, 18:16   #46
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I guess you now join the ranks of Psycho, GTO and Rudra, with their lovingly restored classics![/quote]

You could me in too.But the only difference is mine is yet to be restored will be restoring my 1956 hindustan landmaster next year.

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Old 22nd October 2005, 18:22   #47
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I'm guessing there are other TBHPians that are also working like this, egangsta...how about some pics of your project?
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Old 22nd October 2005, 20:49   #48
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Thanks for the accolades, guys...I am really not worthy.
now this is what you call the height of humility; those humble words alone deserve respect..

hmmm...going to the u.s for a masters...somehow i don't believe that "poor" story...

that pic of the drag dolphin is absolutely stunning, for the lack of a better word..

and that's a beatiful li'l machine you've got there, ananth...pants off to you (i'm poor too...can't afford hats).

i always knew i had a L-O-N-G way to go before i knew a li'l bit about automobiles, but after seeing this...man, i can only hope to achieve the levels of knowledge that you have, someday....

p.s- you mentioned the maruti brake setup- in the pics, i think i noticed a 800 reservoir..but no booster; deliberately omitted or plans to add it later..? and also, that exhaust looks like an expansion chamber of sorts used for the shogun, RX, etc....
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Old 22nd October 2005, 21:25   #49
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hmmm...going to the u.s for a masters...somehow i don't believe that "poor" story...
Hey, by "poor" I mean I don't WANT to spend money, not that I don't HAVE money (well, a little anyway). Working with less money means more creativity. Anyone with a few lakhs to spend can tune his engine/suspension with parts imported from the US/Japan (with all due respect to fellow Team members).

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p.s- you mentioned the maruti brake setup- in the pics, i think i noticed a 800 reservoir..but no booster; deliberately omitted or plans to add it later..? and also, that exhaust looks like an expansion chamber of sorts used for the shogun, RX, etc....

The entire m/c is from my D1, which is the same as a Maruti's. The booster wasn't added because there's no space there to mount it due to its dia.

I need to sort out the brakes because they have absolutely no progression & are very grabby. I want to add a proportioning valve and then maybe a remote booster (Elgi).

The exhaust is an expansion chamber as you pointed out, but the shape is meant to not add significant backpressure. Also the volume is much, much bigger than what's used for a Shogun,RX or even RD.

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Due credit must be given here to my friend & mechanic Mr. Ravi Kiran for having prepared the car as per my guidelines. The guy is extremely good at his job. I do hope no one is under the impression that I did all the work myself.
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Old 22nd October 2005, 21:57   #50
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FICTION




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Old 22nd October 2005, 22:28   #51
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Hey, by "poor" I mean I don't WANT to spend money, not that I don't HAVE money (well, a little anyway).
o.k, so miser it is....he..he..

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Working with less money means more creativity.
agreed 100%...

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Anyone with a few lakhs to spend can tune his engine/suspension with parts imported from the US/Japan
but that requires creativity, knowledge, experience and a degree of accuracy too, don't you think..?


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I need to sort out the brakes because they have absolutely no progression & are very grabby. I want to add a proportioning valve and then maybe a remote booster (Elgi).
maybe you could initially play around with the brake pad/shoe materials....but i think a booster is a must...

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The exhaust is an expansion chamber as you pointed out, but the shape is meant to not add significant backpressure. Also the volume is much, much bigger than what's used for a Shogun,RX or even RD.
yea, the volume of the exhaust chamber can be made out from the pics itself- i was just referring to the shape...but then, this is the first time i have seen an expansion chamber on a four-stroke...

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Due credit must be given here to my friend & mechanic Mr. Ravi Kiran for having prepared the car as per my guidelines. The guy is extremely good at his job. I do hope no one is under the impression that I did all the work myself.
well done, Mr. Ravi...a large round of applause to you too...

and - HOLY COW, nice pics there....
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Old 22nd October 2005, 22:35   #52
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V1p3r, I dont have any pics at this moment as the car isnt in use, i have parked it in a parking lot due to parking prob near my residence,will suerly post them when i do start work on it.
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Hey Ananth YOU RULE!! Awesome write up and a nice restoration job... Cheers!
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Old 23rd October 2005, 00:25   #54
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Veyron, I do agree that even getting the right parts does involve a lot of creativity....and it really is the best method of tuning if you have the funds at your disposal....since you are buying other people's engineering very cheaply rather than spending time and money on your own...
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p.s- you mentioned the maruti brake setup- in the pics, i think i noticed a 800 reservoir..but no booster; deliberately omitted or plans to add it later..?
M800s never had brake boosters. I think only recently they incorporated a small booster based on the Alto one.
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M800s never had brake boosters. I think only recently they incorporated a small booster based on the Alto one.
even the omni's never had boosters; what i meant was- why wasn't a booster fitted in this particular car (as in - why didn't ananth fit one)...i didn't mean the 800's booster; but yes, the newer lots do come with a booster...

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Veyron, I do agree that even getting the right parts does involve a lot of creativity....and it really is the best method of tuning if you have the funds at your disposal....since you are buying other people's engineering very cheaply rather than spending time and money on your own...
yup....but then, you don't get the sort of satisfaction that a home-built ride can give, eh...? i feel that way sometimes..nothing is as exhilarating as tuning/building a ride on your own and see it perform (which, i'm yet to do)....

but then, if getting the job done is the need of the hour (in this case-tuning), then "other people's engineering" is a pretty effective way, considering they have already done their R&D, and we haven't.....
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FICTION
Well Ananth the fiction came after the fact
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Well Ananth the fiction came after the fact

Yes, sir, indeed it did!
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Old 23rd October 2005, 12:37   #59
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Pics of the Trike as requested by MPower:




These are video captures so the images are really small. The guy who keeps going sideways all the time is me.

The chassis was built using various sizes of 16 & 18 g square tubing. However the main frame is seamless pre-milled tubing poached from the Yezdi factory....& so are the mounts for the swingarm & head tube.
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hey ananth have recently spotted a dolphin below the bandra fly-over, yelow colour one and ts just left to rot there.

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