Mahindra Grease Monkey
by Edwin P. Tamang
(Darjeeling, West Bengal. India.)
2000 Mahindra Armada
Hi, I'm Eddie, from a small hill station called Darjeeling, in West Bengal, India.
Here the roads are very narrow with steep climbs, so this is where the Jeep reigns. I love jeeps and have grown up with them. The first car I drove was a jeep. I have been driving for the past 21-yrs and have owned a fleet of cars.
My favorite is my 2000 model Mahindra Armada which I have had for the past 11-yrs. It was a standard Armada when I bought it brand new.
I have made a lot of changes after I met with an accident at a construction site, where I survived a 440-watt electrocution, by God's grace. I have lost my right thumb and ring finger. I also have 80% nerve damage, but life has to go on, and I still love to drive my jeep. After three months of treatment the first thing I wanted most to do when I got back home was to drive my jeep.
I have put on 15-inch alloys with 235/75 Michelin tyres. Since l don't have much strength on my right hand I have fitted power steering, power windows, central locking, and a Bolero engine, gearbox and diffs.
I have made custom bucket seats too. I was a grease monkey before my life changed, because I used to do most of my repairs myself. I still am and I will always be one. I do most of the repairs myself even though it takes me twice the time now to get the job well done, but I enjoy it.
So happy jeeping!Larry's Comment: Grease Monkeys never quit...we just take a little longer to do an oil change!
Glad you are still able to enjoy your nice Mahindra Armada, Eddie.