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.
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