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Re: started work on the red van...

Postby MR BigBeefy LDV Guru » Mon May 19, 2008 11:03 pm

i use the flux cored stuff myself i have just changed my supplier and the difference is like night to day i would say its 100% better quicker and easier

but compaired to yours my welding is very poor
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Re: started work on the red van...

Postby intransit89 » Mon May 19, 2008 11:12 pm

MR BigBeefy LDV Guru wrote:i use the flux cored stuff myself i have just changed my supplier and the difference is like night to day i would say its 100% better quicker and easier

but compaired to yours my welding is very poor

its all about setting etc mate i found you best trying to get the two pices of steel together best you can other wise it just burns holes to the next sheet i find it hard to get a flat pice of steel in a bend and then get it flat to weld and welding up side donw is pissing mad get most of the weld in my arms then on the steel :lol:
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Re: started work on the red van...

Postby slow transit » Mon May 19, 2008 11:15 pm

MR BigBeefy LDV Guru wrote:i use the flux cored stuff myself i have just changed my supplier and the difference is like night to day i would say its 100% better quicker and easier

but compaired to yours my welding is very poor



LDV's burn easier tho thinner metal used on them :? :lol:

Also that means less scrap value :lol:
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Re: started work on the red van...

Postby intransit89 » Mon May 19, 2008 11:18 pm

slow transit wrote:
MR BigBeefy LDV Guru wrote:i use the flux cored stuff myself i have just changed my supplier and the difference is like night to day i would say its 100% better quicker and easier

but compaired to yours my welding is very poor



LDV's burn easier tho thinner metal used on them :? :lol:

Also that means less scrap value :lol:

:lol: :wink:
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Re: started work on the red van...

Postby hdegroot » Tue May 20, 2008 3:47 pm

good work, still looks very red....not pink
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Re: started work on the red van...

Postby Gavin » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:26 pm

bit of a slow burner this...like all my projects..in the last 12 months all ive done is fill it with junk :oops:



i have fitted my rs wheel though.....looks like it was meant to be there 8)

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and bought some 2.9v6 engine mounts.....thats it for now....i will be moving it next week so i can finally start stripping the white one, hopefully when thats done this will move on a bit.
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Re: started work on the red van...

Postby Luke » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:06 pm

wheel does look mint - probly my favorite wheel on a mk3/4 8)

anyway get a move on target completion date ....... north weald 2010 :wink: :mrgreen:
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Re: started work on the red van...

Postby Gavin » Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:16 pm

well i got it going yesterday, fresh battery and fluids and cleaned the plugs, little 2stroke oil down the bores and a wizz on the starter with the plugs out as it had been sitting so long - started fine, refreshingly quiet after living with the Di clatter for nearly a year :lol:


its in the back garden now, in front of the garage, as the white van has been moved into position on the drive for breaking this week......did wish i'd left the old wheel on as the rs one was a bit of a struggle on manual steering....anyone got a power rack and hoses for sale? :lol:


noticed something odd when i had the mk5 di on the drive jump starting the red van....the brake servo on the mk4 petrol is about 3" closer to the engine than the mk5 di :? and the battery is at 90 degrees as well, across the van rather than along it...got me wondering if its gonna clear the 24v cossie plenum :?:



if anyone wants any bits from a mk4 efi petrol give me a shout....
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Re: started work on the red van...

Postby YZF1000R » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:19 am

Hi,

Quick question, when you fit the rear quarter panel how did you how big to make the hole? Did you buy the panel and sort of draw around it then cut out old panel or did u guess?

Stupid question but just wondering as I think mine needs it doing too

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Re: started work on the red van...

Postby Gavin » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:21 am

its a complete panel, i just trimmed away from the rusty hole with an angle grinder and tin snips. the corner was pretty rotten so i didnt trim the new panel. the other side is worse, gotta do the whole arch the new panel for that goes all the way to the swage line, so i'll be trimming that panel down a bit, no point in cutting out good metal or mote metal than you need to. :!:
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Re: started work on the red van...

Postby BROWNYS V6 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:25 pm

gavin did you get all the v6 bits to put cossie in ur van,flywheel, adapter plate......
have you seen this viewtopic.php?f=7&t=52773
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Re: started work on the red van...

Postby Gavin » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:32 pm

yes mate talking to him :wink:
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Re: started work on the red van...

Postby Gavin » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:56 pm

about time i updated this :roll:

got these bits a while back..

SVO V6 bits..

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mk3 LSD....getting a mk3 axle to fit this into and fit in the van, obviously narrower but ive got designs on deep dish wheels for the back...

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and just recently got my ambulance dash top pod.

got the V6 out of the cossie today too. once the shell has gone off the drive (couple of weeks) i should be able to start swapping bits out :D
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby Gavin » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:02 pm

well i got the engine out...


a few questions....

how much more of this lot do i need?


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do i need the whole loom? theres three fuse/ relay boxes...one on the left, one on the right and one inside.

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i guess the solenoids in front of the abs pump/ master cylinder are for the EGR? guess i can junk all this? what do i do with the electrical connections? theres a black box with MOTORCRAFT embossed on it and loads of wires going in, you can see it behind the washer bottle filler pipe in the front left......what is this and do i need it?
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Re: cosworth swb mk4 project....

Postby trigger » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:22 pm

Keep the EGR stuff, apparently the 24V cossie runs better with it on strangely enough which is the opposite with the 2.5 Di
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