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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:41 pm

Vandalism wrote:thanks for the nice comments - i dont have a time limit but i want it done (or atleast drivable on the road) as soon as possible - my dream would be to get it ready for the transit 50th birthday :lol: - isnt that in august somtime?


or is it transit 45 :?: cant be bothered to do the maths :lol:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Luke » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:44 pm

:lol: 1965 makes it 46 :D so you've got till 2015 :mrgreen:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:46 pm

Luke wrote:what are your long term plans for an engine :?:


im just going to keep the original 1.7 in for the moment - mabey in a few years if i get hold of a 2 litre v4 i might change it but as i have said before im not sure how insurence companys are going to like me driving a van so a low engine size for the mo - if i cant drive it my dad said he will (he jumped at the chance having prevously driven our mk1 camper :lol: )
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:47 pm

Luke wrote::lol: 1965 makes it 46 :D so you've got till 2015 :mrgreen:


damm - o well at least my van might be fully restored by then :lol:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby madmark » Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:16 pm

last year was the 45th :wink: :wink: wow my 66 will be 45 this year :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:20 pm

hello, i thought i'd upload the transit mot failier and advisory sheet just for a laught and so you can see just what ive goten my self into :lol: - the highlighted parts are the work that has been done so far (the welding) - sorry if its hard to read

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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby blue estate » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:24 pm

so no free retest then :lol:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Luke » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:25 pm

"horn not working" not done yet :shock: come on pull your finger out :lol: thats an easy one :lol:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:28 pm

it is if the vans in ur front garden - which mine is not lol its about 30 miles away - ill get on it soon - have to sort all the lights out aswell as they dont work...bulbs, fuses probably
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Luke » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:32 pm

mine is in my front garden.......... well on my drive and it's still got no mot :oops: :lol:

looked a strict mot :? but lights and electrical stuff is usually dodgy connections on older stuff - you'll be a wizz with a multi meter when its done :D
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:33 pm

blue estate wrote:so no free retest then :lol:



it was never going to get done in time for a free retest - i only put it in so i knew what work to carry out on the van, and boy is there some work to do :lol:
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:36 pm

taken pics of the 2 servos now

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got the inteior lights working :)

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heater works

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pic of the cab area - note the half bulkhead behind the seats, not been cut but a factory half bulkhead

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need a new indicator relay...where to buy one from :?:

right, ive been playing about a bit today and got some of the lights working just by wobbling the fuse box about a bit :roll: ...its in a really difficult place to get to under the top of the wing so i couldnt get to the fuses. i also need a new indicator relay as they dont work and there is no ticking sound. it has 4 pins on it but my local car shop only have 3 pin ones...any idea where to get one?

also...when i convert it to rhd i want to put a double and a single front seat in, but the handbrake will be on the wrong side, is it easy to move and what kind of work is envolved?
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby oldyellar » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:45 pm

Vandalism wrote:hello, i thought i'd upload the transit mot failier and advisory sheet just for a laught and so you can see just what ive goten my self into :lol: - the highlighted parts are the work that has been done so far (the welding) - sorry if its hard to read

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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby madmark » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:23 pm

the twin servo baffles me :? :?
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Re: my ex german mk1 fire van 1970

Postby Vandalism » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:34 pm

someone said it might be one for the front and one for the back breaks?? but why not just 1 servo??
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