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Re: Camper mk2 140km/h top speed

Postby Chuggy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:57 am

The epic pump will not work without the full wiring loom and dcu from the van the engine came from, or you will need to swap to a bosch injection pump.
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Re: Camper mk2 140km/h top speed

Postby scorcher Imports » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:50 pm

Thanks, i have everything from the same van.. i can ear the epic pump buzzing when ignition is on.. but no fuel to injectors...
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Re: Camper mk2 140km/h top speed

Postby scorcher Imports » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:28 pm

Just installed a bosch 152 mechanical pump... all working...

Can someone please tell me if the mk2 Drive shaft is strong enough for turbo??... i´m a bit afraid by the looks... it´s really thin and small..
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Re: Camper mk2 140km/h top speed

Postby ColinJack » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:44 pm

scorcher Imports wrote:Just installed a bosch 152 mechanical pump... all working...

Good move .. you will find lot of info on tuning the Bosch pump on here.

scorcher Imports wrote:Can someone please tell me if the mk2 Drive shaft is strong enough for turbo??... i´m a bit afraid by the looks... it´s really thin and small..
Should be fine IMHO although more knowledgeable Transit 'bobblehats' will be able to advise.
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Re: Camper mk2 140km/h top speed

Postby dumper » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:09 am

A mate of mine back in the day put a V6 in a twin wheel mk 1 and used to drive it like he stole it all the time even off road manage to snap the centre out of the clutch and snap the propshaft but never had any Half shaft or axle problems
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Re: Camper mk2 140km/h top speed

Postby Chuggy » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:36 am

Get another propshaft and keep it as a spare in case the one fitted decides to give up, the thin one might be fine but at least you have a back up
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Re: Camper mk2 140km/h top speed

Postby dumper » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:07 am

My last reply was based on how strong the half shaft is if it is the propshaft the op is worried about my mate gave the van some serious abuse marshaling on car rally’s he once passed my location on yump on a Forrest stage fully in the air and this was where the rally cars backed off as it was so rough so I wouldn’t worry as long as there is no play in the u/js
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Re: Camper mk2 140km/h top speed

Postby conrod » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:12 am

I have a supercharged V6 in my Mk2, with the standard propshaft. It gets some fairly serious use, including towing very heavy loads. Even did a day at the drags, including the compulsory burnout prior to each run. No problems so far!
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Re: Camper mk2 140km/h top speed

Postby scorcher Imports » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:36 am

Many thanks to all!!

The stock prop shaft will stay.. but i have one last problem... How to improve the top speed?

I have acess to a twin wheel mk5 axle but the wheels have a slight different bolt pattern that implies buying all 4 new tyres.... too expensive... can i install the mk5 pinion and crown in the mk2 twin wheel axle?
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Re: Camper mk2 140km/h top speed

Postby Chuggy » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:51 pm

see this thread look for Doug's link to Ken B's method


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Re: Camper mk2 140km/h top speed

Postby bambi mk 1 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:09 pm

dumper wrote:My last reply was based on how strong the half shaft is if it is the propshaft the op is worried about my mate gave the van some serious abuse marshaling on car rally’s he once passed my location on yump on a Forrest stage fully in the air and this was where the rally cars backed off as it was so rough so I wouldn’t worry as long as there is no play in the u/js

I know a fella who used do that with a mk 2 and I :oops: never broke a prop or halfshaft but centres out of the clutch disc were another thing :lol: Looking down at the tarmac through the windscreen a few times didnt seem to slow it down either :shock:
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Re: Camper mk2 140km/h top speed

Postby dumper » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:48 am

bambi mk 1 wrote:
dumper wrote:My last reply was based on how strong the half shaft is if it is the propshaft the op is worried about my mate gave the van some serious abuse marshaling on car rally’s he once passed my location on yump on a Forrest stage fully in the air and this was where the rally cars backed off as it was so rough so I wouldn’t worry as long as there is no play in the u/js

I know a fella who used do that with a mk 2 and I :oops: never broke a prop or halfshaft but centres out of the clutch disc were another thing :lol: Looking down at the tarmac through the windscreen a few times didnt seem to slow it down either :shock:

When he broke the prop he did say it had play in rear u/j for a long time and if he’d change it it would not have gone even though he had a good prop at home
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