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Old 11th May 2009, 11:29   #451
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Hi Eddie,

Really enjoyed reading through the restoration project, the Dupont paint gives it a real classic look. And your involvement in the entire project is something else man. The attention to detail .. Kudos to you. A job very well done indeed.
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Old 11th May 2009, 12:57   #452
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Hi, my friend your RVMs can be casted out from plastics to steel, just check out with any guy doing Casting from SG iron or Melleable, he'll make patterns out of your plastic regular RVMs and then will cast them, then you can get a rough steel surface, get a shotblast of them, and then galvanised it or chrome it.

this will really work!

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Guys i still haven't found a replacement set of rear view mirrors, the spare ones that are specifically available for this model are really inferior quality!!!



The mirrors are mounted on the doors [The bolt holes are indicated in the yellow circle!] as opposed to the new designs which have them sprouting off the corner of the a-pillar on the door, any replacement suggestions????
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Hi, my friend your RVMs can be casted out from plastics to steel, just check out with any guy doing Casting from SG iron or Melleable, he'll make patterns out of your plastic regular RVMs and then will cast them, then you can get a rough steel surface, get a shotblast of them, and then galvanised it or chrome it.

this will really work!
Really? I'll ask around!
PS: What's SG?

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Wow this is a long time for a restoration thread to be alive.

Edmund you have done a wonderful job with you car.

Did you get the RVMs ever?

I also liked the silver and black look of the alloys better.
I had the RVM's before, but they were substandard ones!

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What's the Goa registered Esteem doing there in Pune?
Dying, someone in that building had moved from goa!

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Hi there Edmund! Long time no see Nice to see you back
Great to be back! What you upto now?

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Edmund, this passion was simply superb and extremely well documented. Its one of the reasons I decided to finally sign up here. Keep up the great work and keep updating this thread.
Hey, i was keeping a close eye on a australian forum [www.tamon.org] during the build process! It's the pick up version of my car, some sweet examples down there! Great to know i got you to join! Thanks for the comments!
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Old 26th May 2009, 17:13   #454
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Great project...


I doubt if you guys have a hand in the production of Maruti A-star. A-star is very similar to the modified 800.

- wheel size and alloy type
- Front seats positioned like race cars
- low seater
- disc brakes...
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Really? I'll ask around!
PS: What's SG?

I had the RVM's before, but they were substandard ones!

Dying, someone in that building had moved from goa!

Great to be back! What you upto now?

Hey, i was keeping a close eye on a australian forum [www.tamon.org] during the build process! It's the pick up version of my car, some sweet examples down there! Great to know i got you to join! Thanks for the comments!
Very very very nice job, Eddy.

And very inspiring as well. I learnt how to drive on the good old 800 Version 1—you are tempting me to go in for one as well. Will keep everyone posted on that one. Take care.
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Awesome mods! Great upgrades with the wheels and tyres! Aluminum door trim? interesting! btw that pattern is used in the floor board in many buses if I am right. Looks very familiar, that pattern. Have you done any performance mods?
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Old 17th August 2009, 00:11   #457
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hey man w where is Eddy ive seen his ride a few times but ???????????
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Old 2nd November 2009, 20:37   #458
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Unhappy zeropointeight on an indefinate hiatus!

zeropointeight, the love of my life is a without a heart.........a very sudden but silent withdrawal! The piston rings collapsed leading to some serious repairs requiring serious money!

Drawing optimistically from this situation, i decided to leave her on blocks till i have the funds to get her a new more potent heart!

Keeping in essence of this thread being a step-by-step photo documentary, here are the latest visuals.

The night she went silent
Edmund : My car's Rebuild Maruti 800-dsc00793.jpg

The long tow back to Pune
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At the garage where she was built......
Edmund : My car's Rebuild Maruti 800-dsc00813.jpg

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Old 2nd November 2009, 23:45   #459
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Back at home, where she'll stay for a while!

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Too bad - but the "more potent heart" bit should bring a smile to your face. What heart are you looking at? The 1.1 L from the Alto or something else ?
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Why do you want a bigger heart? i think you shouldn't fiddle much. Just get the stock engine worked upon with some OE parts and fire her up!
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@ Jaggu: This was never really a rulebook restoration hence the bigger, more potent powerplant! I plan to do one of those later in the future!

@crackedhead: I'm looking for suggestions on which engine and where to get it from!
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Ok if you are hell bend on doing it, go with a zen motor or an alto 1.1 liter, esteem 1.3 L is doable but will be an overkill.

I still prefer the stock 800 engine with lil bit of tweaking
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Ouch ouch ouch. Sorry about that, bro. This is one of my all-time greats on this forum. I still have your original pic as a wallpaper.

But onto your silver lining. Engine-wise, you have the following choices:
1. Alto/Wagon R 1.1, 64 bhp, 5 speed.
2. JDM DOHC 1.1, 5 speed. Does about 9000 rpm carbed -- seen this personally.
3. Esteem engine. 85 bhp stock. Lots of mod potential when you have the time and money.
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Old 3rd November 2009, 00:26   #465
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Hey! eddy.

will followthis thread closely. As I was in a similar dilemma last year. And couldn't find a suitable doner in time. hence ended up rebuilding the same.

Memoirs is here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...d-project.html (2lac+ kilometers m800 engine rebuild project.)
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