You can get hardened seats fitted but the chances of me finding a good one to start with by now are going to be slim and even if I just ended up fitting rings, shells and a new oil pump and a conversion to do away with that fibre timing gear I'm looking at a fair bit of cash.
Just dropped the pinto head in for new seats also going for a skim to push the compression up and on Muttleys recommendation a piper bp255 grind cam while it's apart again.
Update time, finished fitting the unleaded converted head complete with new Piper BP255 hi torque cam (thank you for the recommendation Muttley:)) and a set of followers near Chesterfield at about 2:30 and arrived knackered back near Gatwick at 8:00, that included running the cam in for 20 mins at 2500rpm and re-setting the valve clearances!! Oh and a stop at Toddington Services for a quick check over and tighten a jubilee clip on a rad hose that was weeping.
The head work has definately improved driveability didn't have to drop out of 4th once on the motorway and was a lot more willing to pull, I didn't have my full load of tools on board but there was still a fair bit of weight to drag along.
Big thanks to Roger at Foxwood Boring and Grinding (Foxwood Diesels), Chesterfield for sorting the machining work and all the new parts.
Yep thats right the rotten bit behind is the part with the vin number on it, don't want to be having welding and grinding showing round that really so left it for the time being
Step welded, derusted, Jenolited and painted, got to clean off the overspray still
Off with its head (again)
Build up new head
More pics of less rust now and we have side exit exhaust!
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