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Messages - SkippyThBushKangeroo

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CF Bedford Chat / Re: wheel camber woes
« on: November 03, 2014, 05:45:07 PM »
hi groovers thanks for input.... was going to go the shim way till i got under there an remembered that one side of the pass lower control arm in already shimmed with a 10m flat steel .. ( curtesy of the concrete block that stopped me suddenly,an bent crossmember, but did save me from plunging into pt adelaide river. ) .. so seems the "slicing of the springs" seems the only real option.. sigh.. i asked a friend to measure old springs they got back to me sayin they were 275mm or 11 inches high ?? measured these LWB ones an they are only 262mm high so no able to cut these to the original ones height.. double sigh.. is this `right LWB are shorter coils than SWB?, or could my friend have possibly mis informed me the height? my quandery on this is because the bottom of the coil, straightens slighty ( in spring pic  the spring is sitting on its top so is upside down in pic) am very wary an unsure on lengths of the increments to be cut, using a set square on level concrete .butted top of square against top of tyre an let bottom of square rest on cement,..showing a 8mm gap between set square at bottom an bottom side of tyre on drivers side n 10mm gap on pass side..  any thoughts on this dillema folks .. cheers skippy :-)

The Sump / Re: What have you been up to this week
« on: October 24, 2014, 11:34:59 AM »
hey busy..... baz hopefully not wearing them under his trousers   :o  :o :o  :o  ;D  ;D  ;D

CF Bedford Chat / Re: wheel camber woes
« on: October 24, 2014, 11:05:25 AM »
thanks for input guys was thinkin of gordons remedy till your input matte.... is it really that easy  ???  ??? if so  ;D  ;D do i justt keep shimmin till the angle is zero matte?

CF Bedford Chat / wheel camber woes
« on: October 22, 2014, 08:09:48 AM »
mornin all.. a while back i got a set of front springs out of a lwb beddie an put them in "ol futile" lifted the front end a beaut.. but have now noticed both outer front tyre treads are worn on the side  :'(  so assume i have changed the camber of the front wheels  ???  ??? ( i believe there is no adjustment on front end for it ). i know my old springs were 11 inches high, but are down south so cant slip em back in... anyone know what the camber should be (if any).. at a look it appears the wheels are not square ( top to bottom ) but tilted slightly outwards at the top of the wheels   can i cut these springs down to reatain the camber if they are higher than 11 inches... or am i stuffed ..thanks for any input in advance groovers   ;)

CF Bedford Chat / Re: fuel / gas usage
« on: October 22, 2014, 02:32:40 AM »
hi guys ... aaah internet properly again...  ;) miss me??  ;)   "ol futile", has three gas tanks (dedicated )  an 85, 70 an 55 lt i think...   ::) an get round about 900 clicks  at 100km at 2700 revs out of them combined    so round 4.5 km per lt  bump her up to 110km , different story. much thirstier n 3100 revs. n towing ha  :P economy out the window.  :'(  what gas system do u run john? as in carbie mixer, the 253 in mine runs a newgen mixer  on top , looks like a overlarge air filter if u know what imean... there a good economical mixer  i found for a V8 

CF Bedford Chat / Re: New Bedford
« on: August 12, 2014, 08:16:18 PM »
  :o im in love  :o ...  ...   :)

CF Bedford Chat / Re: Daily Post
« on: May 03, 2014, 04:10:30 PM »
 ??? mechanical/engineering "artists" or "gluttons for punishment".  ???  ::)  :D  ;) 

The Sump / Re: RIP our Rosie
« on: May 03, 2014, 04:06:03 PM »
 :'(  :'(  :-*

CF Bedford Chat / Re: 3D Printers
« on: May 03, 2014, 04:02:20 PM »
cheers guys  ;) interesting , as  a pair of 69 inter panelvan  lenses are harder to find than  :o dinosaur droppings  :o ..   only ones i have  are on 3rd repair, n aussie post lost the only ones i  ever found ..  :'(

Members Rides / Re: Sammy's CF Bedford Van
« on: April 07, 2014, 10:54:12 PM »
hey groovers.... i ran a thermo fan on ol futile ..n found out  bout year later the thermo fan was ac tually pullin the radiator cores outta their  tank joins , started weeping ... core joins that is (an me) :-):-)  .. went back to mechanical as easier than tryin to fit a shrouded fan mount   without gin through cares again .. cheers :-)

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