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Driveline / Re: Barra powered Bedford van
« on: July 29, 2018, 10:00:53 PM »
Yep that was very interesting about the two piece exhaust manifold, would never have thought - ha Ray's got another job!

Yes its good to see even the gold plated professionals like Al have problems with Bedfords, makes me feel better about my own amateur struggles lol !

Introduce Yourself / Re: Old Bedford owner.
« on: July 29, 2018, 09:53:58 PM »
Hi Doujoy,
Sorry to hear the UK bedford sites are not active now, I have found some very useful posts on them in the past. A fellow named Phil Bradshaw seems to be some kind of CF Bedford genius, some very good answers to questions and info on part numbers etc.

I'm not much of a Facebook person as well, however I play in bands and got forced to make one as part of a previous band - its actually turned out to be useful, if just for keeping up with the "Bedford vans and parts for sale Australia" Facebook page. There's a lot of great content there if you like CFs. You don't have to share any info if you don't want to, all you need to do is use your Dougiestractor page and "add friend". Your grandkids will show you how to do it  !

Would also love to see pics of your van one day, they've all have long service lives by now so any roughness is part of the character.

BTW your tractor on Facebook looks very tidy indeed! Well done.

Maintenance / Re: Australian owners manual for CF Bedford
« on: July 29, 2018, 09:30:19 PM »
Hi Wendy,
Yes there may be a more tech savvy way of sharing them, that would be great if you have some ideas.

If you click the links they will take you to a folder showing all the files. In the top right hand corner you will see a button saying "Download". If you click on that, there is an option for direct download - it will download everything as a zip file and then they can be extracted individually.

If you prefer to download them one by one as PDF files (not zip files), open them individually and then click the same download button.

I just tried it and it should work but any problems just holler.
Thanks Wendy,

Introduce Yourself / Re: Old Bedford owner.
« on: July 25, 2018, 03:57:59 PM »
Hi Doujoy, glad the Bedfords have been good to you and that you are keeping busy. Sounds like you have done some good mods to your van. In Australia we had the 3.3 litre Holden motor fitted as standard, my van runs LPG and petrol so its got extended range with the dual tanks and better economy on LPG.

If you are selling parts, there are another couple of popular UK-based Bedford CF sites :




There will be a lot of CF owners over your way on those sites I imagine.


Driveline / Re: Barra powered Bedford van
« on: July 25, 2018, 03:51:44 PM »
Wow big job, looking good so far though...

Driveline / Re: Camber adjustment
« on: July 25, 2018, 03:14:09 PM »
Those upper arms look terrific Zeeman, nice one. Sounds like you've got the camber issue sorted

According to the manual, there is some camber adjustment available with the use of small shims under where the lower wishbones bolt to the crossmember. Not sure how effective it is, but next time I go for a wheel alignment I will ask them to try it out. I only noticed it in the manual after my last wheel align, I showed it to the technician (an older guy who has had a couple of Bedfords in the past) and he wasn't aware of it.

I have put pictures of the manual page and the shims at the link below (the pictures are too big to upload here). Item 35 on the diagram is the shim.


Maintenance / Re: Australian owners manual for CF Bedford
« on: July 25, 2018, 12:26:15 PM »
Hi Wendy,
Try these ones, any issues please let me know:

UK Bedford CF workshop manual:

OZ Bedford CF GMH Parts Catalogue, CF Bedford Australian Owners Manual, CF Australian Supplementary Service Manual:

CF Bedford Chat / Re: Thank you BUGA & Friends
« on: June 14, 2018, 07:06:04 PM »
Good on you Mark, you're a gentleman and we will miss you. I'm no sparky but will try and give you a hand starting the camper when things let up.. will give you a call..

Driveline / Re: What size tyres?
« on: May 22, 2018, 09:47:37 PM »
I'm running original rims too. I have put both 185r14c and 195 r14c on. The C means light truck tyre. The 185r14c should be easy to find and cheap as it is a common size. The 195r14c is a little more expensive (say $90 each if you shop around) but I believe suits the van better as it is a little fatter.

Sorry it looks like you have already bought tyres but at least you have options for next time. Rims look good btw!

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