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Transit powerd CF1

Post by Ian_CF1 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:39 pm
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So here she is

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Lots of plans for it - I'm hoping to get it all done over winter ready for a summer of use

Engine is a 2.5TD banana with the older type inlet manifold - ditched out the fan for some twin electric ones

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The grill and doors will get painted soon - but as the van is to big to fit in the garage I thought I better paint the body before the weather gets to cold - as I can do the doors and grill in the workshop
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Post by johnnyonions » Subscribing Member » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:04 pm
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Any chance of posting the engine gearbox propshaft setup , I would like to see how it's done ,
Nice looking van too .

John

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Post by Ian_CF1 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:57 pm
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Yeah sure I take a few when I'm next under it

I'm using the 5speed transit box and shorted the Bedford prop shaft

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Post by johnnyonions » Subscribing Member » Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:31 pm
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Thanks looking forward to them . Best of luck in the rebuild.

John

Re: Transit powerd CF1

Post by Ian_CF1 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:15 am
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Bit of a update - not a lot really happened this week due to work and weather

Managed to collect some seats from frank (thanks again buddy)

New headlining in (sorry not the best pic)

Made a start on the sound deadening

Made a bit of headway with making the new wiring loom

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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:05 pm
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A serious bit of tinkering. :)

New wiring loom is the way to go: any faults that may occur will be so much easier to track down. :thumb:
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Re: Transit powerd CF1

Post by Ian_CF1 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:22 pm
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Bit of a update

Made a good start on sound deadening and finished trimming the engine cover

Trimmed the dash panel (just to aid sound proofing)

Added the start stop botton the the steering column

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Re: Transit powerd CF1

Post by Ian_CF1 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:25 pm
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Phil Bradshaw wrote:A serious bit of tinkering. :)

New wiring loom is the way to go: any faults that may occur will be so much easier to track down. :thumb:
The problem I found was, when I started tidying up the original wiring it had been tapped into and repaired so many times over the last 50years it was probably easier just to start again

Also enabled me to upgrade it to a more modern way using relays etc to stop volt drop across the lights etc

Re: Transit powerd CF1

Post by philbut » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:21 am
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How did you apply the orange paint? it looks like quite a nice finish. Was it with a roller / flat back / polish route? I like the colour, what brand was it.

I did a Di conversion on a CF a while back. stopping the sound from the engine coming through was my biggest issue.

Re: Transit powerd CF1

Post by Ian_CF1 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:23 pm
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I rollerd it from a tin of coach paint

Haven't got around to flatting it yet - the photos do make it look a little better than it is

Yeah I've gone to town on the sound deadening so fingers crossed it will be ok

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