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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby conrod » Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:45 am

buxvan wrote:Bloody brilliant. I bet you are quite chuffed. & much better engine than my 1.6 pinto !


I had a 1.6 Pinto engined Mk2 when I lived in the UK in the early 90's, it went much better than I expected it to! :)


Neil wrote:lovely finish, does look a tad jacked up with the wheels but its your van to do how you like it, maybe period alloys ?? or just standard steels its that line between stock or customised


It has sat quite high since I have owned it, rather than because of any planning on my part. Made a bit worse recently by removing such weighty items as the towbar, roll bars (as in roll cage!) and rear windows - probably 60kgs out of the rear. It has always been the plan to lower it a bit, but I am not interested in the slammed look that seems to be fashionable these days. :roll:

The wheels are period, albeit new; US Indys. Even the back of the wheels is the same as the originals from the 1970's. It was a choice between these and Ansen Sprints, but the new Ansens have some detail which is not the same as the original wheels, which put me off. I am thinking about an alternative set of wheels, what do you all think about these?

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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby dumper » Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:50 pm

They look brilliant a bit like minilites that the rally escorts used
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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby conrod » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:02 pm

dumper wrote:They look brilliant a bit like minilites that the rally escorts used


That would be because they are genuine Minilites ;)
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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby Chug » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:02 pm

Yeah I like the minilite wheels, that looks good with them on. :D
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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby dumper » Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:23 pm

conrod wrote:
dumper wrote:They look brilliant a bit like minilites that the rally escorts used


That would be because they are genuine Minilites ;)

Yes I wasn’t sure as you see them advertised as in the style of minilite but they do look good .
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Past camper vans
1974 mk1 v4 with 2.0 pinto fitted
1986 mk3 2.5 di swb
1990 190 lwb 2.5 di
1998 100 lwb 2.5 di
2006 350 jumbo 135 tdci
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Re: Conrod's 1972 Mk1 V8

Postby conrod » Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:27 am

dumper wrote:
conrod wrote:
dumper wrote:They look brilliant a bit like minilites that the rally escorts used


That would be because they are genuine Minilites ;)

Yes I wasn’t sure as you see them advertised as in the style of minilite but they do look good .


yes there are a lot of copies out there, some are quite good, others not so....... :o
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