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Postby transitandy » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:42 am

8) 8) 8)
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Postby yellow_xl » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:48 am

Loving this, yes its . . . 'BAM' in your face but it works, great work. 8)

On a different note, could you post up some pics or enlighten me if you've worked out your air suspension setup as this interests me very much as i've been thinking it over in my mind for a while to do it to my transit recovery.

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Postby DieselRox » Mon May 06, 2013 10:45 pm

Hi all, Thanks again for allo the coments and questions, ive just go the seats back from the trimmers and im chuffed to bits with them, i will get some pictures on here soon as.
The bumper was a whole load of work done by Nick and Alan on here. Not had a chance yet to have a proper play with the air suspension, it goes up and down as it should but i need to get it loaded to see how it travels :D
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Postby DieselRox » Mon May 06, 2013 10:54 pm

The plate i have is a display plate i used when i had my showroom, the plate i have is P5VCO just need to put a black bolt head under the V lol :lol: Then Psycho will be born! lol
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Postby Richie. » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:11 pm

Saw this few weeks back on the A19 south of Middlesbrough.

Looked great :wink:
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Postby nick217 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:51 pm

Any updates? :D
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Postby snap-on » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:25 pm

looks real nice love the colour 8)
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Postby Tango330 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:27 pm

Cracking job Mate, looks really cool 8)
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Postby Big Ben 83 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:52 pm

I seen this I'm guessing on your drive on New Years Day when we were on out way back from Drifting up at Teesside and we was on the look out for food so we called in to Weatherspoons in your town. Was fun trying to park a 7.5 tonne recovery truck with a trailer and a van and 4x4 both with trailers lol. Your truck looks cool.
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Postby DieselRox » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:50 pm

Hi everybody!! Not been on here in quite a while, but i did manage to get round turboing the Di in my psycho truck, trouble is only after a few days its shot the head gasket :lol: its the N/A engine with the turbo bits to it, question is do i fit a new head gasket for a N/A Di or a turbo Di??
Anybody on here done this before? Ive got Marine injectors and a front mount intercooler,new standard turbo,and want to turn the boost up, but dont want to keep blowing head gaskets or even worse bottom ends lol

Thanks in advance guys!
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Postby MinorMatt » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:53 pm

its the same gasket...
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Postby DieselRox » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:33 pm

OK mate thanks
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Postby trannyvanman16 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:22 am

used to see this truck around all the time. have you still got it ?
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Postby DieselRox » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:17 am

Yes, still got it, been off the road for a while now, did a turbo conversion,big injectors, darkside intercooler, new turbo running standard boost out the box, smoked like hell :shock: :shock: , soon after that, head gasket went :( :( , had it all done, timing belt etc and loads of new parts inc smaller injectors to try and stop it smoking and still smokes bad, its cost me £££££ lol so bit miffed with it tbh, i think the pump wants setting up(its the bosch type) but i dont know enough about them. So its parked up at my unit till i find someone that can sort it for me.
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Postby trannyvanman16 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:32 pm

Ahhh bummer what a shame... I would try:
C & j auto at Thorpefield Thirsk.... do alot with old skool fords they love them they might be able to help or even no someone who can help you
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