Have you ever had Puk weighed, I was just wondering what it's kurb weight it is. I use my brothers brake rollers on the Mot bay, it's not accurate but combining the two axle weights would give you a good idea. I was wondering wether the weight of some Lwb or campers are contributing factors. i'll keep my 4 speed somewhere safe just in case it's ever needed, I rekon your right. It's better to get there slowly than not at all.
Looks as though it should go in ok, the drop arm and box mounting looks straight forward, I need a steering column with a UJ at the bottom to cut and weld to the existing column. Will need a company like Pirtek or someone to make me some hydraulic hoses that are compatible with the zetec power steering pump and a oil cooler pipe to keep the fluid cool.
I think the original place was strapped into the n/s rear corner - theres a rubber strap there on mine for something. Mine is stashed under the passenger side seat though, along with my breaker bar and a 3 foot scaff pole
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I put the word around a while ago that I needed a type 9 gearbox for the mk1 and was struggling to find one. All at once it seems I've got 3 and 2 4 speeds. Now I don't know which one to use, one of the type 9 gearboxes has a drain plug which the others haven't.
Ok, I'll have a look for you when I can. I know there 4 speed mk1/2 gearboxes complete with bellhousing, clutch fork and gear lever. Sorry I can't be more helpful, I didn't pay too much attention to them because I want a five speed.
Ok it turns out that the power steering box mounting is far from straight forward, I found a thread on another forum from a user called oldskooler who had fitted a power steering box to there mk2 transit and thought that it would be similar for mine. I got the mounting bracket from a mk3:
Removed the original steering column and mounting:
Found some rust holes under the original mounting bracket which were quite bad and will need sorting. Then realised that the mounting bracket for the mk3 is far too shallow and would position the box so far over that you would have to cut the bulkhead out and the steering wheel would be off centre in the dash towards the drivers door by about 3 inches. The solution was to fabricate a mounting bracket to space out the box properly using the original bracket and some sheet steel.
aussiebob: Hi Conrod all the best for 2019 the strips look the part please let me know when you have sorted out the final details with them and i will arrange payment for a set. Regards
Jan 21, 2019 5:53:45 GMT 1
FredTransit: Captbingo like the pics, you need to put them in a thread as posts here drop off and don't gert seen eventually
May 22, 2018 10:43:52 GMT 1
captbingo: Getting the hang of postimage- chose wrong option last time! Hopefully here's the photos at last!
May 9, 2018 17:22:38 GMT 1
captbingo: Thought I'd post a 1st photo of newly acquired MK12.5 diesel 1977 Camping Car. Found in France, been a a barn for 3 years, but starts & drives! Blurry 'Eck. What have I started now. s5.postimg.cc/igox1s
May 9, 2018 16:52:25 GMT 1
captbingo: Allo Allo. Just acquired a MK 1 1977 2.5 diesel Camping Car. Its RHD UK Reg, but in SW France, a virtual 'Barn-Find' but starts/runs & only minimal corrosion. Lots to do though. Thought I'd say hello & will add photos later. Capt Bingo
May 9, 2018 16:37:50 GMT 1
patstevens: Loking for some parts for new project build.cab doors .side loader and pair of twin wheeler rear arches
Apr 5, 2018 0:47:21 GMT 1
sean130868: whats the value on 1980 stripped out camper tidy van with MOT any ideas?
Jan 29, 2018 16:44:57 GMT 1
rckybrook: Hi. My Mk1 has a declared date of manufacture on the V5 as 1978. It was first registered abroad, and registered in the UK November 1978(it is RHD by the way). However, the engine plate in the drivers foot well has the build year stamped as 77, and if I dec
Jan 24, 2018 14:17:37 GMT 1
russellhoman: Ihave been undertaking a long term renovation of a 1977 mk1 transit motor caravan sometimes on the road sometimes off this has cost lots of money, recently a completely selfish so called fan of mk1 transits stole rare engine parts from it info please
Nov 8, 2017 8:17:23 GMT 1
russellhoman: I have been undertaking a long term renovation of a 1977 mk1 transit motor caravan sometimes on the road sometimes off this has cost lots of money, recently a completely selfish so called fan of mk1 transits stole rare engine parts from it info please
Nov 6, 2017 20:16:38 GMT 1
davejake: hi does anyone have front brake shoes for a 1976 35 cwt
Jul 29, 2017 23:19:42 GMT 1
k3vyn: Hello All, Brought a Mk2 1978 Ci Motorhome for restoration and so excited and happy to be here.
Jul 9, 2017 7:40:56 GMT 1
justcruiser: Hi I have a French lhd mk1 bull nose and was going to convert it to rhd but have found a 1978 a series lhd does anyone now whitch steering box would fit ie transit etc
Mar 6, 2017 20:49:56 GMT 1
potentialproject: Sadly need, to sell my pickup, photos on classic car site uk. It's in Portugal. If anyone on here wants it. It's 2500, with a free weeks accomadation thrown in. Regretful sale. Thanks
Jan 16, 2017 13:44:04 GMT 1