12 August 2010

I.R.Sin it

 

Zoe and John brought there split down for a creative IRS conversion and dropped spindles. Looking a lot better now with its more purposeful stance.
here's how it rolled in.
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The old frame horns were cut out and then the new ones welded in.
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They then got a liberal coat of etch to keep the rust at bay
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Then Chassis blacked for full rust protection. The new rancho box was installed then new cv's, mounts and linkage coupling
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Then the new adjusable spring plates, torsion covers, rubbers, entire rear break system and the hubs were also blasted, painted and then new bearings installed.
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And here's the finished article with its new shoes and tyres on too. Although Zoe's plans of not lowering the bus went out the window its looking and driving a lot better for it!
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Cheers,
Tom AVW

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06 August 2010

The Green Heavy

Anyone remember this pic we posted a little while back? Well Gordon's bus, dubbed "the green heavy" just because it was so heavy to push around the yard, with it's new motor, gearbox and a page full of other jobs has now been and gone. So heres the full story...
Here's the mess in the engine bay that we started with
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First job was motor, gearbox and old eberspacher heater came out, the heater was replaced with a normal front to rear heater tube.

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The new gearbox was then built up with the old bellhousing and starter ready for install.

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Then it was time to tackle the awful wiring job. As the bus used to be a type4 powered there were a lot of un-nesasary wiring and components left in the engine bay so i whipped them all out and tidied up all of the wiring in there. Including fitting a new split charge relay and redid the leisure battery fusebox wiring so that it actually worked.

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Then the 1600cc motor finally turned back up as a 1776 with new twin 40's.

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All the old tin was mocked up and modified / repaired for a snug fit to keep the cooling at its best and the brace bar also got clearanced for the new oil pump outlet.

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It was then sent to be blasted and coated in satin black.
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Built up ready to rock with all new hardware everywhere, breather box, clutch, fuel lines, exhaust and oil cooler.
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All that teamed with a facet fuel pump mounted above the gearbox, fuel king pressure regulator / filter and a full oil cooling setup under the van. Including a cooler n fan, thermostat bypass and filter.
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Here it is after installation, ran up, oil flush and tweaked. Running sweet, looking great and pulling the bus along like a train!
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Thanks,
Tom AVW

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