Those wheels on the Pepsi truck were Cragar SS IIRC, and BFG's look great. But very ordinary compared to modern tyres. You can still buy 'em new, but recipe hasn't changed for 20-30 years. They were probably 15", which most likely won't fit over the XJR brakes. I reckon stick to similar size wheels that the XJR donated, a bit like they did on the TWR XJ220 Mk3 van.
You will be struggling to find room for 3 pedals in your truck. That is a very wide engine! I have a Mk1 with 302 Cleveland (also very wide!) Only just room for the throttle and brake pedal, nowhere even to rest your left foot! Why don't you mid mount the engine , front of the engine under the seats, and poking though rear of the cab? That will give you a nice weight split, maybe even a rearward weight bias? Rad and coolers up front. Very short propshaft, maybe move rear axle backwards a bit, like they did on the green German Mk1 pickup? That looked really cool. That rear suspension and modern tyres will give you loads more traction than the live axle and leaf springs ever could.
Post by PAUL DRIVER 79 on Jan 10, 2016 15:17:33 GMT 1
Finally got the gearbox, clutch, flywheel and bell housing for the 6 speed,
Small problem being the bellhousing. I was going to make a conversion plate, but the way the bell housing is cast, and the motor being compact, i cant use this aluminium bell housing, so im getting one made up with merc bolt pattern at one end and the tremec 6 speed at the other,
Just waiting for it to come back from the engineers,
He said the CNC would be running for 36 hours continuous, starting with a microwave size lump of ally. 2/3 will be waste !
Then i can finally mate it up and actually do something with the truck, i hate waiting around and this is olympic standard !
Id waited 6 weeks for the gearbox, then waiting for the machining to be done, he said around 2 weeks for the bell housing,
I cant do a thing until i have the motor and box together, then see where to mount it on the jaguar subframes, and then cut the bulkhead and get it physically where it will go and all welded in, the guy who is wiring it up is ready and waiting.
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