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!
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conrod: Hi Bob, have emailed you about the stripes. I have a couple of sets left. Cheers Conrad
Jan 24, 2021 18:46:24 GMT 1
souths: greetings conrod bob from sydney due to s little financel win i am keen on puchasing a green body stripe kit from you please forward cost to purchase pleasE and cost of postage to sydney i will require your bank details so i can lodge payment BOB
Jan 18, 2021 4:25:37 GMT 1
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Jan 17, 2021 23:36:27 GMT 1
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Jan 8, 2021 5:36:54 GMT 1
transitmiler: Hi folks liked at some posts regarding heater fan. Have just bought a xtrail motor took magnets and armature out of old motor and replace with complete motor
Dec 31, 2020 22:32:25 GMT 1
aussiebob: very little rust rear wheel arch needs respray and minor panel beating/250 alloy head motor/upgraded front disc brakes/ running dedicated lp gas/zl fairlane alloy wheels
Nov 7, 2019 5:41:32 GMT 1
aussiebob: due to age and finances i have to put my sundowner for sale; auto/power steering ,disc brake rear axle,e
Nov 7, 2019 5:37:16 GMT 1
paultransit81: hi guys. have been reading some of your posts . I'm glad I live down under .. rust isn't our enemy . the sun is .. keep on keeping on.. transits rockin roll
Oct 11, 2019 12:19:23 GMT 1
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Oct 3, 2019 10:24:12 GMT 1
cortinae: Long shot aiming at my painting friends Got my screen out my MK 2 transit and for the love of god can not find the paint code for the metal part of the dashboard any ideas , went to paint shop and all the young guy kept saying can you not bring it in no it
Aug 24, 2019 22:02:15 GMT 1
soapysmith: Hi all, a friend of mine, whose husband died last year, has dropped in a cd with pictures of some MK1 bits. I see she has a diesel bonnet and grille assy. I also spotted a front axle with disc brakes. Anybody interested in anything?I am away for a few days
Aug 8, 2019 20:31:16 GMT 1
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Jun 12, 2019 18:20:49 GMT 1
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Jan 25, 2019 22:18:33 GMT 1
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