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#31 ONLINE   AMC Rebel

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 07:30 PM

I used to hire a MK5 off a bloke in the next town who had a garage and car/van rental outfit - it had 400+ K on it and was still going strong.


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#32 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 07:56 PM

Problem with the factory mk5 turbo is that it's the Lucas epic system which isn't the most reliable and not many garages are up to speed on them as it was a kindof stepping stone system . Awful fly by wire throttle response too .
I did drive a Turbo Technics converted camper once and that was lovely . Proper flying saucer equipped bosch pump on that one

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#33 OFFLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:25 PM

Agreed.
Mine did not come with a turbo fitted.
It's fuelled by Bosch.
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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:42 PM

Lucas Epics main problem is people reading the codes....it's not OBD compliant and there's only 2 possibly 3 readers that will give meaningful results.
Throttle pedals give trouble to but to be fair most of them are 20+ years old and nobody buys a turbo van just to go to church on a Sunday....

#35 OFFLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:53 PM

I don't think I'll need to be reading any codes.
I'm welding a turbo onto the manifold and adding some choice modifications to the Bosch pump.
Maybe an injector swap and an intercooler if it needs it.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 09:35 PM

I'd imagine a 200tdi disco Bosch pump may be a good start

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 11:34 PM

The 130hp marine injectors are a good starting point, have you seen the thread about building the ultimate Di pump on the transit forum?

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:23 PM

Still plodding on with it.
Keep finding more rust.
" No shit Sherlock! " I hear you cry.
Work has taken a different route, which is good.
Not many pics now but more to come as outer arch is welded on and in first fill and prime state now and the rear door has been repaired as well.

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#39 OFFLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 06:39 PM

A pic of the outer arch fitted. Still in primer.
Needs a bit more filling and sanding but it's getting there.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:37 PM

You're putting new arches on a transit instead of plod and brush painted appliance white.
Someone else is trying to avoid gaffer tape on a Mondeo bumper.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:35 PM

Having just bought my first transit I'm following this with interest.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:05 PM

I loved my old smiley. Well impressed with your progress.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:50 PM

Having just bought my first transit I'm following this with broom and shovel.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:23 PM

Fantastic work on the Transit as others have said these are great Vans. Bet the former owner won't recognise it when it's finished! 


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:07 PM

Where'd you get the rear inner arches? Don't think I've ever seen them listed?
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:39 AM

My mate, who doesnt even have a licence yet, has had a smiley for a couple of years, V reg, dark blue, with optional electrics pack, full history from new, 180,000-odd thousand miles, totally original even down to original supplying dealer number plates and hes having to do similar work to his, hes like me and very OCD so the van is being returned to as new, concourse condition, hes found a mint 15k mile steering wheel to replace the original and hes even managed to find some brand new but old stock tyres that his van wouldve been fitted with when new, suffice to say ive neve had much interest in vans but now im suddenly interested in smiley Transits.

 

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97 R Vauxhall Astra 1.6 LS

02 51 Peugeot 206 1.4 LX

04 04 Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique

98 S Hyundai Accent 1.3 Si Coupe

05 55 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SXi

02 52 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Comfort

97 P Volkswagen Golf 1.4 SE

05 05 Vauxhall Astra 1.8 Design

09 59 Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique

15 15 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SRi

09 09 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 CR TDi Sport 140bhp (Current)


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:10 AM

Where'd you get the rear inner arches? Don't think I've ever seen them listed?

Central panels on eBay. None of the stuff fits that well but it's cheap and galvanised.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:06 PM

May I draw your attention to the fact that the post on the 16th does not show the obligatory pigeon shit welding as per the norm as a follow on from the 12th. There is still time to rectify this. Thanks.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:00 PM

May I draw your attention to the fact that the post on the 16th does not show the obligatory pigeon shit welding as per the norm as a follow on from the 12th. There is still time to rectify this. Thanks.


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:37 AM

pigeon shit welding


Any weld that holds is a good weld!

Bit like "any landing you can walk away from..."
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:54 AM

hes even managed to find some brand new but old stock tyres


Eeeeerrr... not the best idea in the world, that.
I don't have a 320touring, but I have a 320 coupe.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:34 PM

Eeeeerrr... not the best idea in the world, that.

 

Hes not planning on driving it on them, he'll get new tyres for actually driving it, 


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97 R Vauxhall Astra 1.6 LS

02 51 Peugeot 206 1.4 LX

04 04 Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique

98 S Hyundai Accent 1.3 Si Coupe

05 55 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SXi

02 52 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Comfort

97 P Volkswagen Golf 1.4 SE

05 05 Vauxhall Astra 1.8 Design

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:25 PM

Any weld that holds is a good weld!

Bit like "any landing you can walk away from..."

The real story is I just didn't take any.
I generally get involved in the job and think about writing up on it after.
I can promise to take more next time, but it would be a lie, because I will forget again.
I can promise to try and remember.
Which isn't much of a guarantee really, with my short term memory, but none of you are getting your money back anyway, so bollocks.
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