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Disk Brakes / Disc brakes
« on: June 16, 2017, 02:54:18 PM »
Hi all,.
Just wondering has anyone done Resteroid vh,vx , disc brake conversion yet..   I have vn disc all round and using vn master cylinder/booster set up.  Currently working quite well, but do feel a bit soft,  apparently this is typical of vn brakes.   So have been  on commodore web site  and standard upgrade is vt brakes, with a vs booster and vt master cyl combo.    I am going to use vy twin pot calipre's and disc's, with vy master cyl.   Looking at Resteroid write up didn't see anything about what brake master cylinder and booster he used.   
 So wondering if anyone had done the conversion and what booster/master cyl they used and how is it working. 
Thanks in advance.

Driveline / Another transit power steering
« on: May 11, 2015, 09:03:06 PM »
Hi All, have been walking around this for months, checking on here looking at the various ways other have made up there power steering brackets.  Ok this is now going to be easy.  Main plate to secure rack to front end  relatively easy  made up of 12mm x 100mm x 670mm,  also made up  a 12m thick spacers as well. Then the angled brackets to secure rack to plate. Ok there seems to be a difference not matching up like it should.  Ford in there wisdom made some slight differences to the transit rack between 1997-8 and 2003.  I bought the later model 2003.  Mounting bolt holes seem closer and  where the steering column hooks onto rack is much shorter and is at a different angle
Steering column shaft on later model is much shorter and not as acute angle.  But this is not a problem everything has a solution.   Using the 45 deg. angle iron others used steering column  didn't line up ???? Also I have used the VS steering column, not the beddie one, I don't think that has had any influence in the angles.  Back to the drawing board.  Angle brackets are now 30 deg instead, after a few minor adjustments and it all lines up and turns.   I have the mounting plate and spacers cut out and waiting for me to make up the angle brackets, hopefully will  be later this week. 

Mounting plate all measurements are from the centre out. Length of plate can be longer if you want but can't be much longer.

This should show measurements better.

Hope these last 2 are of some help.  This is for front end with 2 tow hooks on it, if yours only have single hook obviously only 1 cut out.

Miscellaneous Technical / how do I get a softer ride on a bedford
« on: November 08, 2012, 07:36:40 PM »
Hi all
 just wondering if there is any way to get a smoother ride on the 1976 short wheel base bedford???? :( :(   
 I  have put new  gas shockers all round. the coils on the front i think are heavy duty coils,  5 leaves in  the rear springs.  I have sway bars for the front and rear but they are still on the garage floor so obviously that dont help at the moment  ;D ;D
 Is it wishfull thinking to be able to get a reasonable soft ride out of a bedford  :'(


Disk Brakes / VN disc brakes onto bedford diff
« on: March 04, 2012, 07:46:34 PM »
I have finally started the addition of VN disc brakes to the standard bedford diff,  ;D  ( I am going to get the diff ratio changed to suit the V6 and 4 speed auto)  :)    I have the complete VN diff.   So far the bracket for the handbrake shoes and disc calipre, the 4 bolt holes attaching the bracket to the diff have been welded up and ground smooth and will be redrilled to suit bedford pattern.  It is also necessary cut out the the centre of the bedford backing plate as this will have to be used  when the bedford axle is put back together.  Pics are in my gallery ( on page 6 of the gallery) will have further update soon.   

Miscellaneous Technical / I need a diff housing
« on: September 28, 2010, 10:22:45 PM »
Hi guys, I have a donor VN and doing a full transplant of V6 auto and diff into Alien8.  I have to get the  holden disc brake diff widened and to do that I need a standard short wheel base diff so the diff man can get the plates for the springs in the right place.  currently running a Chev Caprice diff so I am hoping a Brisbane owner might be able to give me a LEND of a non modified standard diff for a short time. 

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