This is my 1975 full cowl cummins hard ice cream van

Post by Classicicecreams » Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:19 pm
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I bought her as a spares/repairs project to attend weddings and classic car shows/events
And to say I've been busy on her is an understatement :o
I've had to strip out all the wooden framework (well it 95% of it wasn't wood anymore :o )
And fully replace the framework/floors
I'm about ready to get to work on the engine/box now as I'm leaving the interior finishing touches to the wife :o
Once the engine /box is sorted out I will replace all the wheel cylinders and brake shoes (one rear and one front show signs of fluid leaking ) and then put fresh fluids throughout (I hate bleeding brakes :()
Then I'll sent it off for MOT once she's passed it will be exterior rubbed down and put back into the original blue lower and cream upper colours :)

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Post by Classicicecreams » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:53 pm
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Post by Classicicecreams » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:07 pm
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This is my other oldie to do weddings with too
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Post by Classicicecreams » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:08 pm
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Picking her up
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Post by Classicicecreams » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:14 pm
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It's all a bit different inside now and I've got the right steering wheel to go on so I can put the one on this one in the cf2 so that one is right as well :)

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Post by Classicicecreams » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:58 pm
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Not a happy bunny now :( just got the diesel up to the pump and fitted a new filter went to fire her up and the starter was so slow and then the dreaded click click click :(
I've been under and recoiled the splines hoping it had just stuck in but after trying it again it's still the same :(

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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:57 pm
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Assuming the battery is ok, a Lucas M45G/I starter running slow then stalling usually can be mended with a set of brushes and, while the armature is out, new front and rear bearing bushes also can be installed for 'fit and forget'. :)
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