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General Category => Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: mister e on November 04, 2009, 07:14:28 AM

Title: Newbie
Post by: mister e on November 04, 2009, 07:14:28 AM
Hi all, I bought my CF a couple of months ago and stumbles across this site while looking for information on possable mods, and what a cool site it is 8).

She's a '75 CF220 Autosleeper with the weedy 1800 motor in her, and one of the first things I need to do is change that bloody engine, it struggles like buggery to get up the slightest hill and uses more fuel than my 5.2 V8 yank beast. I feel a V8 conversion coming on, if ist going to give crap mileage on fuel it may as well do it with a bit of attitude  ;D.

I will be floating about frequently asking daft questions about what can be done and for advise on things. I am a bit limited on what I can get for her though as parts for these are getting rare in the UK now
Title: Re: Newbie
Post by: kimbosound on November 04, 2009, 09:23:59 AM
welcome aboard
Title: Re: Newbie
Post by: John Abbott on November 04, 2009, 09:50:32 AM
Welcome mister e.....Good to hear that you like the roar of a v8 in a beddie ;D Ask away my friend ,many a clever bugger on this site ;)
cheers...johnno
Title: Re: Newbie
Post by: Rogue Trooper on November 04, 2009, 10:04:50 AM
many a clever bugger on this site ;)


Where's that section then ??  ??? :P
Title: Re: Newbie
Post by: Warren on November 04, 2009, 11:52:07 AM
Hi MrE

Welcome on board.

many a clever bugger on this site ;)


Where's that section then ??  ??? :P

Only the smart people can find it :D

Warren
Title: Re: Newbie
Post by: mister e on November 05, 2009, 01:41:08 AM
Thanks guys. I am currently on the hunt for a Rover 3.5 V8 and Borg Warner auto box for the beast. Once the conversion has been done I will look at fitting Land Rover's injection system and LPG. The only thing I am unsure about at the moment is what to do about the rear axle. I think the lowest ratio axle is 4.4:1 which is far too high for what I want the van to do, I need something a little closer to 3.5:1 and am considering a Mopar 3.23:1 rear end. The Mopar axle is a little narrower leaving room for some chunky wheels, but the jury is still out on that one.
Title: Re: Newbie
Post by: cfjeff on November 05, 2009, 07:19:02 PM
gidday, over here in new zealand most beddys came out 2.3litre 4 cyl, however once people started fitting holden 6 cylinder motors on mass what few 6 cylinder ratio (3.45) diffs were quickly snapped up and fitted. Due to scarceness alternatives were come up with, the most common was to take the crown wheel and pinion out of a vhauxal cresta car. Crestas were 6 cylinder and the diffs were almost the same as bedfords hence the crown wheel and pinion weren't hard to fit to the bedford carrier. I understand this was very commmon back in the eighties.

I don't know if this helps or if you had vhauxal crestas over there but could be worth investigating as this may solve you diff ratio issue.

Cheers Jeff
Title: Re: Newbie
Post by: mister e on November 05, 2009, 10:22:11 PM
Hi Jeff,

Thats handy to know as we did have Cresta's over here. Although parts are getting rare for them and hard to find now, I am sure something will turn up.

I think I have found a good Rover V8 and transmission for very good money, I'll extend the hunt for a Cresta diff now too.  8)

Cheers

Stu
Title: Re: Newbie
Post by: Bas NZ on November 07, 2009, 06:23:43 PM
Just remember the crown and pinion must come from an auto cresta, they are 3.5 as non auto crestras are 3.9 ratio, the conversion is easy to do. Bas
Title: Re: Newbie
Post by: mister e on November 08, 2009, 02:37:10 AM
Cheers Bas.

Its looking likr I may have to go with the Mopar axle. Cresta bits are rare as hens teeth in the UK. I will keep looking until I have taken delivery of the motor though.

Stu