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Maintenance / Extractors for 6 cylinder
« on: February 29, 2016, 11:52:09 AM »
After cracking two cast iron exhaust manifolds, I'm considering going down the extractor path. Obviously standard Holden 6 extractors will fit the engine, but do they have a suitable exit angle and location for bolting into a CF? Any experiences or wisdom will be much appreciated!

CF Bedford Chat / CA Bedford (1963) - does anyone know this Beddy?
« on: November 17, 2015, 09:38:20 PM »
Despite being a CF Bedford tragic, I've also long had a soft spot for the CA. Does anyone know this CA based up on the Gold Coast? I'm seriously considering adding a CA to the garage...

Thanks for the tip - yes, I've had the ends not quite reach once before, but this time it was a definite break. For some reason I was certain the manual 3-speed cable was a different length, but just pulled one out of my spare Bedford (manual) and it fitted perfectly. I hope the failure wasn't caused by a faulty outer, or I'll be in the market for a replacement again soon! Plenty of grease applied. Cheers!

I forgot to mention - length of inner is 2215mm

Mine suddenly gave up the ghost on the weekend. Any leads?



Exteriors and Interiors / Re: Seat covers for original front buckets
« on: November 09, 2015, 09:42:30 AM »
OK, thanks for the suggestion. I'll look into it!

Exteriors and Interiors / Seat covers for original front buckets
« on: November 01, 2015, 10:15:48 AM »
The time has finally come for the custom sheepskin covers that were fitted to the original front seats in Dolph, our much-loved camper, to be retired. These were fitted by the original owners who obviously had them custom made many years ago. Dolph can be seen at www.grouseguitars.com/dolph

The original seats are still almost pristine underneath, but for the long trips we do we don't think vinyl will provide the comfort the sheepskins have provided in hot and cold conditions.

Does anyone know where suitable covers for the very small original front seats on a CF can be purchased?

Campers / Re: Our Bedford Dolphin camper does Bay to Birdwood again
« on: September 28, 2015, 01:59:38 PM »
Sorry about the delay in replying, Ian. It's been a while since I logged on, and many more touring miles have been done.

I have a dozen or so vehicles on club registration (see www.grouseguitars.com.au/cars.htm), but the Bedford and my daily driver are on full registration. I anticipate we'll be using the camper more than 90 days a year for some years yet, so the OURBED plates will continue to be used!



Wanted / Re: cross member for supra in bedford
« on: December 04, 2014, 11:46:34 AM »
I almost went down the Supra gearbox path myself, but then realised I couldn't live with the rear-set gearshift position, cutting a hole in the floor, and a couple of other factors. If ever there's a way to have an effective linkage under-floor that can use the original shifer position I might consider it again!

Driveline / Re: extension on tail shaft
« on: December 04, 2014, 11:42:41 AM »
When my camper was built the chassis was extended by 18". To get around the tailshaft length issue, a simple but sturdy dropped centre cross member was welded between the chassis rails at about the half way point and a centre bearing and 2-piece tailshaft installed. This was relatively small tubing can be used, and the whole shebang balances and performs beautifully. When I had the tailshafts rebuilt due to a diff swap I did years back the driveline specialist indicated his preference for such a setup ahyhow over a big, long, whippy centre shaft.

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