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Dafne and the infinite gearbox: DAF 66 meets a 33


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#1 OFFLINE   jackytwoshoes

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:35 AM

There's no better feeling than a collection on a sunny day is there?

First stop, a walk to my local motor factors who was pretty interested to hear what these are for...

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#2 OFFLINE   jackytwoshoes

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:40 AM

A quick blast on Londons utopian underground travel network

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:58 PM

Moar updates required! You there yet?!
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:26 PM

It's darnside oopwards!


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:41 PM

INTRIGUING.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:43 PM

Upside down escalator suggests it could be a Ford Falcon or some sort of Holden


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:37 PM

I'm glad it's not just me that upside down pictures happen to

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 05:53 PM

Bloody hell, you've been on the Tube for a while.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:11 PM

Sorry for the lack of updates..

I got caught up in a bit of blissful tinkering and servicing before setting off on the 8 mile journey home..

I've been having so much fun zooming about I totally forgot to do the usual updates..

Anyway...

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:15 PM

Bloody Australians coming here with their bogan cameras taking our Dafs.

 

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:19 PM

Well bought.
I loved that little thing when I saw it a few weeks ago.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:40 PM

Pre-driving off fettling actioned to finish off some bits and bobs.

 

The spark plugs from the beginning of time were removed without hassle and lovely new ones fitted, also without hassle.

 

Floppy fan belt adjusted, new one on the list eh Jack ;)

 

Bumper and lights reattached. Replacement door mirrors fitted (both sides).

 

Replacement front panel fitted, plastic grille refitted with aid of a couple of zip ties. and proper fasteners.

 

Tyre pressures checked.

 

Oh, replacement bonnet adjusted so that the locking mechanism functioned. It was a bit puzzling as to why it would not engage, that was until a mate found out that the bonnet brackets were too fat to go into the locking mechanism. The electric file roared in to action and then all was well. I was a bit stunned that Volvo would even think of fitting a different bit. Go figure.

 

To do by new owner:

 

Fit new fan belt.

 

Obtain a can of Kobina paint for the front panel.

 

Replace the rubber bits on the fuel line as air is getting in there. 

 

Fit the supplied replacement indicator stalk as the horn will only work when indicating. 

 

Drive and enjoy!


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#13 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:41 PM

Obtain spare key!

 

Fit replacement number plates.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:11 PM

Have some more pics of this little sweetheart. 

 

I finished work early and had a cruise in the sun- it's so so charming to drive. 

 

Sadly it failed the diaphragm test (blowing down the vacuum tubes) so I'll need to look into how complex that is to fix. Right now it's insanely revvy, but once sorted it should settle down to a more sedate engine speed at partial throttle openings. It's pretty fun learning about the vacuum system on these- I love getting my head around a new system!

 

There's also a bit of a grumble coming from what I originally thought was a wheel bearing but, but I think it may be a propshaft bearing- it's a bit rumbly in neutral when stationary but with enough revs to engage the clutch. 

 

I can't wait to get it running like a watch.. 

 


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:19 PM

but I think it may be a propshaft bearing-


Eh? Can you tell me where that is?

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:20 PM

Piece of piss to change the diaphragms. Can be done in-situ.
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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:25 PM

Eh? Can you tell me where that is?

Hmm I was just gussing. A rumble when the clutch engages? What do you reckon? 


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:33 PM

Well there's no bearings holding up the prop ;)

There is a bearing in the bellhousing, there's also one in the flywheel. Those two hold up the clutch shaft.

At the other end, there is the primary unit input bearing.

I'll mibbie post something up later, but I've something else to write-up first.
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Posted 25 August 2017 - 05:37 PM

Well there's no bearings holding up the prop ;)

There is a bearing in the bellhousing, there's also one in the flywheel. Those two hold up the clutch shaft.

At the other end, there is the primary unit input bearing.

I'll mibbie post something up later, but I've something else to write-up first.

 

That's good info, cheers! It must be the one in the bellhousing since since it seems to come from the front and only grumbles once the clutch engages. If it was the flywheel one then that would rumble all the time, no? 


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 06:10 PM


Fit the supplied replacement indicator stalk as the horn will only work when indicating.

That's a new one.  You did have to pull the old stalk back quite hard, but it always went beep, indicating or not.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 06:13 PM

That's a new one. You did have to pull the old stalk back quite hard, but it always went beep, indicating or not.


Good to know. I'll try the quite hard technique.

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 11:21 PM

well bought sir, well bought.

 

is this the ex Spondon, ex Wuvum and purplebargken one, or another completley different one?

 

one day i will own a Daft, along with an Allegro and a Reliant 3 wheeler, one day......


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:15 AM

well bought sir, well bought.

is this the ex Spondon, ex Wuvum and purplebargken one, or another completley different one?

one day i will own a Daft, along with an Allegro and a Reliant 3 wheeler, one day......


Yes, it's the ex stondon one.

Let me compound your want for one by saying it's an utter delight to drive. Totally bonkers and yet somehow makes perfect sense.
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 06:18 PM

and there we have it. THE most definitive statement of ever regarding Daf driving and owning.

 

'Totally bonkers and yet somehow makes perfect sense.' 

 

​Bloody hell, your ears are obviously more sensitive (functional/working/much less shit) than mine.

 

I never actually did the blow test, mostly because I forgot and I thought it drove fine. Ummm, what the hell do I know. Bugger all seemingly :)

 

It is a really charming little car, drives just lovely. Happy little thing.


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 06:21 PM

The interior is especially lovely :)


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 06:42 PM

leave the plates


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:13 PM

leave the plates

 

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:33 PM

Thanks to a fellow Daf owner, I had this on some
ramps today.

The belts are very loose which can't be helping things, though they're in pretty good condition considering they're dated 1973.

The left diaphragm is knackered and the right is a bit leaky. Sadly they're out of stock everywhere for a month or so.

Oh, and I got a ride in this little honey. It really was sewing machine smooth, and so great to see how the transmission should work when perfect..

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:40 PM

I found the HBOL for this the other day - let me know if you want it and I'll stick it in the post.



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:56 PM

The left diaphragm is knackered and the right is a bit leaky. Sadly they're out of stock everywhere for a month or so.


Everywhere? Including the DCN? Their webshop must be telling porkies so.




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