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Driveline / tailshaft mod
« on: January 08, 2015, 10:18:12 AM »
hi bugas, i have not been on for a while cause been flat out but i did a tailshaft mod on my van last night and figured the info would be helpful for others so i got some photos, (i only thought half way though i should be taking photos)

putting a 350 chev in my van

tailshaft needed 5inchs cut off it.

after talking to some people about it

made the cut, cleaned up the spigot, push the yoke back in with a few mills to be able to move it.

put it in the van, using the dial indicator managed to get the shaft tru within 5 thou.

tack welded it in position. checked it. all good still

pulled it out of the van fully welded it, welding opposites to try to avoid shrinkage.

put it back in. oh no it 60 thou out!

stared at it for 10mins

then noted which way it had pulled.

took it out ground the weld down on the side it needed to be pulled just so i could use the shrinkage to pull it back in to balanced.

rewelded it, checked it and i got it so its balanced again. its not perfect all the way around but its balanced evenly.

wont be driving with it for a couple of weeks but ill let you all know how it goes once im back on the road with it.

it took about 2.5hrs. with what i know now it will be much quicker so not a big job.

happy to chat to anyone that will have a go at doing it yourself (saved me 350odd bucks!)


Miscellaneous Technical / Cnc programming
« on: December 01, 2013, 06:06:38 AM »
hi there buga's

im starting to study CNC programing because i want to build a cnc router/wire cutter capable of routing foam/ shaping foam for fibreglass moulds. will be useful for making custom bedford parts too:)

anyone got experience with cad, cad/cam autocad? looking at doing a course next year but its like 3 hours drive to get to it.

would be great to chat with someone with some experience in this area.

ben 0430053679

For Sale / For sale - Wrecking 6 bedfords
« on: October 20, 2013, 04:06:33 AM »
I am about to wreck my collection of bedfords out the back cause i want the space.

lots of steering parts/

good steering racks $150

a 9inch duel wheel hwy diff $900

Front stub axels $100 the pair

front crossmember $60

wishbones $50 each

dont have any good steel doors left all sold already.

grills, sun roofs, dashs, xc grills to fit bedford, front steel guards, all sorts of crap your probably be interested in:)

can cut stuff off vans with the plasma cutter for people too..

all the parts will go into storage for the future. but will be trying to offload as much as i can before it goes into storage.

contact ben 0430053679

For Sale / hwy diff for sale
« on: December 03, 2012, 10:56:45 AM »
bedford swb hwy diff, borgwagner centre. 3.5:1 ratio. bedford drum brakes. not sure of condition of brakes but diff seems to be good to go.

you could get someone ti change the ratio also if you were wanting to.

wheels not included in sale\

i can freight anywhere in australia.. i am happy to organise this for buyer. will be much cheaper to depots in capital cities.

more beddy parts for sale at the moment while i need money for an engagement ring:)
ben 0430053679

Driveline / 253 v8 into bedy
« on: October 26, 2012, 07:52:55 PM »
hi has anyone any info on this motor conversion?

it must be probably one of the most common v8 conversions because of its simplicity.

planning a quick and painless conversion on my daily driver.


The Sump / feeling down?
« on: June 15, 2012, 07:02:55 AM »
not bedford related but i dont think you guys will mind..

i know some of you guys have overcome big hurdles in life and its a credit to you.

tell me what do some of you do to pick yourself up when your feeling down in life?


Driveline / problem engine
« on: June 01, 2012, 10:15:49 AM »
so heres the delima

500kms ago rattle started developing from engine, only occured when under load.

it has since turned into a bad knocking type rattle, still only pronounced under load but its always there now load or not load so its got progressivly worse.

im grounded at chris ryans at the moment so we have few spare parts on hand which is handy.

heres what ive done to try and fix her to date..

-ive pulled the harmonic balancer off and replaced it. not that.

- pulled the timing cover off and checked out cam gear - nope its a fresh new alliminum one.

- pulled the rocker cover off to see if anythings out of order. well cant see anthing not moving right

it sounds like its coming from the bottom of the engine. doesnt sound like bearing noise altou i guess it could be. chris thinks its not bearings cause the noise doesnt sound metalic.

anyone got any suggestions?


CF Bedford Chat / What other forums are saying.............
« on: May 19, 2012, 08:27:37 AM »
What other forums are saying.............

Bentley Forums - - - I used the ash tray today. How do I replace it?

Camaro/Firebird Forums - - - My girl slept with my brother and my wife.
How can I kill 'em? (btw, I have a record and I ain't going back.)

Mustang Forums - - - Some punk kid in a Civic tried to race me.

Civic Forums - - - Some punk kid in a Mustang tried to race me.

Yugo Forum (Yugos only rate one Forum) - - - When's the last time yours ran?

Lamborghini Forums - - - Annoying wind noise around 210MPH...

Miata Forums - - - Some jackass in a Yukon just ran over my car. (pics)

GMC Yukon Forums - - - Miata stuck in my undercarriage. How do I safely remove it? (pics)

BMW 7-series Forums - - - Where do I go to get my Rolex serviced?

Cadillac Forums - - - Problems parallel parking at bingo.

Ford Excursion Forums - - - Is the price of gas going down anytime soon? I'm thinking about buying an oilwell.

Buick Forums - - - Which is better? Medicare or Medicaid?

Crown Victoria Forums - - - How come people never drive faster than 55 on the highway?

Honda Accord Forums - - - Mom is giving me the car. Looking for some cheap, used 18 inch wheels.

Toyota Hybrid Forums - - - Do our cars use Double A's or Triple A's?

Ferrari Forums - - - Need suggestions about a business trip to Colombia. Want to get in and out fast.

Saturn Forums - - - Cigarette landed on my fender. Fender melted and need to replace.

Mini Forums - - - Just flipped the Cooper after watching The Italian Job. Suing the movie company. (pics)

Dodge Viper Forums - - - I floored-it on the way home from work yesterday. How to get pee stains out of the leather?

McLaren F1 Forums - - - Some punk in a jet tried to race me.

Dodge Minivan Forums - - - Where's the best place to post the soccer schedule so I don't forget where I'm supposed to be?

Hummer Forums - - - Had a fender bender today. 24 hurt, 10 killed. Do I have to get the touch-up paint from the Dealer? He's 25 miles away. That's $35 in gas.

Fiat Forum - - - Hello? Hello? Am I the only one here? (Might be combined with Yugo Forum in the future).

Fiero forum : check out my new fire suit (pics)

Subaru WRX Forums - - - Got ticketed for drifting in the Walmart parking lot.

SRT Forums - - - "Will this void my warranty"

GNX Forums - - - Transmission Groupbuy full! Stop PM'ing me!!!

NSX Forums - - - Head to big to fit in car, should have bought a Targa.

Z06 Forums - - - Why did I pay $50k for something with a Cavalier steering wheel?

Mopar Forums - - - Help! I've replaced everything and it still won't start!

Circle Track Mini Stock Racer's Forums - - - Those darn Formula Continental and Sports Racers have used up all of the 2.0 Ford Pinto engines!

Formula and Sports Racer's Forums - - - Those darn Mini-Stock racers have used up all of the 2.0 Ford Pinto engines!

Silver Crown Forums - - - Do you suppose we can race at Indy with the new car?

Indy Forums - - - Do you suppose Tony will allow front engine open-wheel cars at Indy?

Electrics, Audio and Security / tail lights on ebay
« on: March 27, 2012, 03:03:06 AM »
just saw these n ebay while browseing.. thought theyd look good frenched into a beddy. what you think?


Members Rides / daily driver
« on: March 06, 2012, 04:13:19 PM »
finished van for now:) pics for you shell.. see i told ya id finish it wonder day.. didnt think it would be this soon thou:)

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