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Old 9th March 2009, 17:23   #106
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Zak, when are you back? Things are not the same without you around. I do have a very very blurry and grainy pic of a bull-dozer or something trying eat up JayZ's Swift. That is it. It was too dark to click any pics. :(
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Old 9th March 2009, 19:30   #107
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update from mustang.

lower arms, suspension, axles, sub frame gone!!! estimated at a huge amount :(

i have asked them to repair the sub frame instead of replacing it due to the cost factor.

@all,
do you have any friends/relatives in mustang?
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Old 12th March 2009, 23:26   #108
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Default SHort notice holiday chance

If anyone of you are free to take up a room in Sterling resorts Munnar for free here is juicy offer. Its extremely short notice though or else I myself would have gone for the trip.
Here is the letter I got from my friend in Bangaluru and and am copy pasting hit here.

Hi Sunil,
I had booked my flight and hotel in Munnar. However suddenly my child has fallen sick and I am not able to travel. I had to cancel plans for the moment. I could cancel the flight tickets and got something back in refund but I am not going to get anything back if I cancel my hotel booking. I have a booking in Sterling Resorts Munnar for 14th March check in and 15th March checkout.
If you or any of your friends there can go and make use of the same, I will pass on the hotel booking vouchers (I am not selling, giving it off just to see that it does not go waste). Pls let me know.

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Guys, how about a meet sometime tomorrow evening? Silverknight (the guy who came in the baleno for the wayanad drive!) is driving down in his shiny new swift, also, ripper, show off time for your new FFE!
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I'm on night shift tomorrow,so I'm out. You guys have fun.

Am open to a sunday morning blast between 8 and 9AM, which I will be doing anyways, meet or no meet. Will be taking the scenic route back home after work.
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Old 21st March 2009, 00:34   #111
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hey JayD, do let me know where you guys will be about and i shall try and turn up.

@ ripper, whats the course this weekend? i think i might be in for it. do let me know.
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hey JayD, do let me know where you guys will be about and i shall try and turn up.

@ ripper, whats the course this weekend? i think i might be in for it. do let me know.
Nothing special, just string together all the decent roads in cochin for a quick drive , and then going home or we could end with breakfast somewhere.
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Old 21st March 2009, 12:31   #113
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Talking hellow!

so you guys started making plans online leaving the mobiles and stuffs? please call this poor offline chap with the plans. Will join you for a rockNroll
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Whatever you guys do this weekend is not my business. But if I don't see you all next week, expect a mad Qualis crashing thru your gates!
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also, ripper, show off time for your new FFE!
I really hope you mean his Swift's new FFE, not his - especially after breakfast and all that.
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Old 22nd March 2009, 02:10   #116
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Just back after todays meet. If it werent for my car it would've been a'Swift' meet, with everyone else turning up in one. 4 in total. Ahd a nice TD of both Petrol and the diejell!! Also there was a war of the ID's between Jayz's and Hydra's SPL car!

This was followed by dinner, and then another round of it! And another round of ICE demos! lol.

Anyways, i guess someone will put up a more clear report soon!


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I really hope you mean his Swift's new FFE, not his - especially after breakfast and all that.
LOL!!yes, i certainly meant the swift!
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Old 22nd March 2009, 02:15   #117
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LOL!!yes, i certainly meant the swift!
Out of interest...what's the point of a FFE on a deejal?
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Old 22nd March 2009, 02:17   #118
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Out of interest...what's the point of a FFE on a deejal?
That is something all you deejal boys should answer, I'm a petrolhead!

EDIT: Remember the Lancer with the FFE??err...On second thought.... dont!

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In an attempt to clear my oft-besmirched username (the latest variation is 'hide'-rashok, yep another one to add to the growing collection), I managed to put everything off and meet the guys yesterday.

I met Nikkibike and JayZ at the International Stadium at 7.20ish. It was not difficult to home-in onto nikki's immaculate looking Swift with its shining alloys. There was a used-car mela happening in the grounds and Nikki & JayZ were checking out the maal. They came over when I pulled-in. We were shooting the breeze with engine-vengine talk and various happenings on the forum when JayD arrived in his new restoration project, a '63 Amby Mark I (I'm dumb in this stuff, so please correct me if I'm wrong about the year or the model).

The conversation turned to the Amby and other classic cars, pocket bikes, buggies, low-bonnet Jeeps, Tata Xenons, Nanos, Getz CRDIs, T.A.S.S. etc etc. By then Silverknight & AravindWarrier drove over in Silverknight's brand new White Swift VDi. There were now three Swifts and an Amby parked in our area.

We then locked all cars and moved to the nearby BTH in the Amby for dosas. After lots of dosas, coffee and discussions about a lot of stuff we left back for the cars. Nikki left a short while later. We then discussed the unearthly-loud original horn in the Amby, and JayD gave us an ear-splitting demo (without warning) with the bonnet up. An autorikshaw driver cruised by and asked us about the Amby. On hearing the vintage of the Amby, he saluted JayD and the Amby, and left with the exhortation of "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan". (Don't ask me why he said that).

The talk then turned to ICE for a bit. After poking fun at me for my "SPL" setup, JayD said that he'd rather get two cars for restoration than buy an amp (somewhat like a certain friend of ours who bought a new scooter instead of buying 16" alloys and tyres for his car).

JayZ then wanted to check out the difference the Apollo CAI made to a petrol Swift. We had an Apollofied Swift & a regular Swift right there.

I was a bit apprehensive of the traditional Kochi "shakedown" test but since Nikki (designated "shakedown" master of Kochi) had left already and since JayZ is a 'gentle' man, we decided we'd go ahead. JayZ took the wheel of my Swift (Apollofied & Remussed). Two revs from the car set off Silverknight's VDi's anti-theft sensors (You need to adjust the sensitivity, silverknight!). JayZ and JayD took the car for a spin around the stadium. Then they drove JayZ's stock Swift (petrol). The results of the back-to-back test are best explained by them.

In between, silverknight & AravindWarrier managed to start the Amby and take her for a TD around the stadium. As soon as they were out, JayD bet they wouldn't shift to third at first attempt. From what we could hear, he won the bet.

Then we turned to ICE and listened to music in JayZ's Swift and then in mine. Soon, it was time for me to go. As I left, I heard JayD calling for a repeat Dosa session.

Thanks for a great evening, Guys! It is always a great feeling to be with you folks, talking cars and ICE, after a long week of putting the nose to the grindstone. I was great to meet silverknight & AravindWarrier (I hadn't met them yet).
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Old 22nd March 2009, 15:03   #120
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helooo hydra, next time please inform me too . an sms will do just fine. i will be at cochin on weekends.
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