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2 hours ago, beko1987 said:

Congratulations! Gonna get the engine swap done before or after the honeymoon? 

Need to do a rally with it next year first, then the fun will commence. A guy I know who came last nights evening doo told me of a chap that’s already done the conversion to a carlton so I can ask him for advice. It’ll be epic. 

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So I’ve been in touch with a guy that has already attempted to fit one of these engines to a carlton on Facebook. He says he gave up after trying to fit the electrics side of things. Really? How bad can it be? Well, the throttle pedal is electronic for starters. And he says the pedal doesn’t fit. Sounds like I’ll have to make it fit then. I could always go down the manual fuel pump road but the pump required is £400. Nahh. Worth more than the car! 

Research continues.  

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13 hours ago, sutty2006 said:

Thanks guys. Yesterday went very well. In an autoshite manner I left my speech at home, I’m crap at speaking but ended up winging it anyway. Was a great day. Currently nursing a bad head, not through alcohol, but the bride/groom suite on site has a low slung entrance to the bedroom and I walked straight into it and ended up on the floor............. twice. Have a few pictures, then I promise Normal service will resume! 

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Congratulations -  and I can see how you might hit your head

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15 hours ago, sutty2006 said:

Thanks guys. Yesterday went very well. In an autoshite manner I left my speech at home, I’m crap at speaking but ended up winging it anyway. Was a great day. Currently nursing a bad head, not through alcohol, but the bride/groom suite on site has a low slung entrance to the bedroom and I walked straight into it and ended up on the floor............. twice. Have a few pictures, then I promise Normal service will resume! 

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It was a great day Steve you smashed that speech off the cuff, do you know that's the second pic I've seen where someone caught me blinking I hope your photographer got one with my eyes open 🤣

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6 hours ago, somewhatfoolish said:

Was the Diamond T there to get you to the venue if you broke down, or was that the Bride's carriage?!? :D

It’s a Ward La France M1A1. A few good friends had a whip round and provided it for me as my transport in. Beast of a machine with a more modern Cummins diesel in it. She got the Italian job Minis, which were fabulous! 

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Mea culpa, it's big and american so I got that bit right; I think the re-engining can be forgiven, the fuel consumption of the original 8 litre petrol lump would be a bit eye-watering.

10 hours ago, sutty2006 said:

It’s a Ward La France M1A1. A few good friends had a whip round and provided it for me as my transport in. Beast of a machine with a more modern Cummins diesel in it. She got the Italian job Minis, which were fabulous! 

 

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Quick browse on eBay I found a manual fuel pump. Not cheep though. £350 used. But i could get rid of 95% of the engine electrics. Next problem after that would be the gearbox ECU. Is this engine an M51? 

 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254259410877

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Ive had a quick look at the rear tyres while the wheels were off. They look pretty borked. Amples of tread, but perished to f**k. It'll probably need a bit of welding to the body in the arch on the offside rear aswell, but i'll sort that out next year. ABS light came on aswell, but only when I pulled it off the drive. So possibly a ring or sensor issue. Havent got an OBD1 tool to read anything unfortunately.

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Today a colleague from work brought 2 diagnostic computers over to see why the airbag light and ABS light comes on (once moving) 

 

no photos, but airbag light is on due to both front pre tensioners no signal. Strange how both are faulty. But I will need to go through the wiring as the seats have been out while ignition/engine on. 

 

Both conputors came up with “replace ABS control unit” fault....... so I recon this motor may do till next May when the test runs out and bridge it. 

 

As for fitting the engine to the carlton, it’s beginning to look like a lot of work. Subframe adjustments, gearbox communication and throttle pedal are all huge jobs. I can buy a manual pump for 400 but still need to work out how to get the auto box talking. So that plan may end up in the bin. 

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