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Postby duncr » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:07 am

right, I'm after veiws, opinions, advice etc...........the first of my transits will be ariving soon, its a chassis cab mk2, with the fire breathing 1.6 pinto................its gonna be a transporter, so my options as I see it are 2.9i V6,on lpg, what parts are available of the shelf ?? or a Turbo diesel, cost and parts required? is it gonna be too expensive?? or have you other ideas, fabrication is not an issue, i have welders, lathes, milling machines etc, lets go for it guys
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Postby AndyG » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:22 am

Both ideas sound really good :!:

If you go gas, is there a suitable place for the additional tank :?: (apart from the passenger seat :lol: )
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Postby duncr » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:28 am

Andyg wrote:Both ideas sound really good :!:

If you go gas, is there a suitable place for the additional tank :?: (apart from the passenger seat :lol: )


figure I can add a tank on the other side to the normal one, twin tank style, I can also use biodiesel in it, which ids why I am stuck as to what to do...............give me another Cortina Io can decide what to do with them no trouble,
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Postby AndyG » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:34 am

Oh well, the next question is; How quiet must it be :?:

Unless you go TDCI it'll always be noisy with a diesel and your neighbours might not appreciate you going on a rescue mission in the middle of the night :roll:

Of course if they need to be taught a lesson :shock: ............................ :lol:
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Postby duncr » Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:31 am

dont have neighbours for about 1/2 a mile :D :D noise is irrelivent, as My cars are loud anyway :wink: its all about torque and economy for me, at the moment, other thoughts overnight have been an injected pinto, a 2.0 zetec, all of which I have lying about, only the diesel would need to be bought.unless I use the 2.8 td out of my Trooper :roll:
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Postby rover » Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:44 am

Well if I had my way and the cash mine would go Zetec, parts are a plenty and the power you can get from them is great, but as a transporter I think torque is more important than Bhp, if LPG is a viable option then 2.9 V6 would be my choice as its a good compromise between the two.

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Postby madmark » Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:06 pm

:? if you are not going to use it alot then just get a good 2ltr pinto ,you could even lpg that! :wink:
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Postby AndyG » Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:35 pm

You need the pulling power, so I would stick to one of your original options :wink:
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Postby FredTransit » Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:03 am

V6 with LPG would be the best option IMO.
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Postby duncr » Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:17 am

cheers fred, must admit its my favourite, as I have several lying about, are mounts available for the colonge into a mk2?? or just the usual fabrication?
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Postby FredTransit » Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:38 pm

I think the Essex mounts on the Cologne would work, correct me if I am wrong.
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Postby bortaf » Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:51 pm

LPG on a 2.9 EFi :D only trouble is getting mounts but i'm sure have a welder or 4 laying about :wink:
or stop being a poof and stick a V8 in it :P , i do beleive a chap in selston has one he didn't fit in a 2door Mk3 corty :lol:
easyest would be a pinto EFi, more torque than a carbed one and just as easy to LPG, non turbo 2.5 is a wee bit slow with a car on the back :oops: especialy if you live near hills :lol:
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Postby duncr » Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:37 pm

bortaf wrote:LPG on a 2.9 EFi :D only trouble is getting mounts but i'm sure have a welder or 4 laying about :wink:
or stop being a poof and stick a V8 in it :P , i do beleive a chap in selston has one he didn't fit in a 2door Mk3 corty :lol:
easyest would be a pinto EFi, more torque than a carbed one and just as easy to LPG, non turbo 2.5 is a wee bit slow with a car on the back :oops: especialy if you live near hills :lol:


ayup Rob, that chap in selston has my V8 :lol: :lol: lazy sod decided not to fit it to a 'tina.............never heard the likes :roll:
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Postby madmark » Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:12 pm

:shock: :shock: er essex mounts on a cologne :shock: :shock: i dont think so fred! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby duncr » Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:37 pm

madmark wrote::shock: :shock: er essex mounts on a cologne :shock: :shock: i dont think so fred! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


did wonder...........but to polite to say owt :D
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