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    My Camp Tranny..................

    Well no sooner is one project (if you can call it that ) done the next one starts

    Yes i know the escort isnt finished but hey i like to have at least two on the go

    Right then here we go, nice quick project this one........................





    Take one of these.............




    Add one of these...............




    You will need these too................




    A few of these will be needed and one of the shiney square things...................




    And of course one of these Why would you not?




    A couple of finishing touches.......................


    Then you just need to bolt it all together and insert into...........................














    Are you ready for this???.........................................













    One of these............................





    The only bit of rot i can find




    Minty




    Retro




    And no more slumming it for me at the shows




    Just needs a tow bar here




    Beer fridge...............




    Where the roof pops up it needs a new seal round the top hence the tarp.




    So there we go. My new project
    The idea is to get it home when the blue manta has gone and get it through an mot. Shouldnt be to hard tbh as i cant find any rot and it hasnt been stood that long so hopefully the brakes will be ok too. All the parts are inside to put it back together and its got a pinto at the min so we shall get that up and running and treat it as a rolling project. Then its get the tank and pumps up and running for the injection get the yb built up and hey presto one rapid comfy tow motor for the escort


    Wish me luck







    And no i dont want to put a v6 cossie in it

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    Re: My Camp Tranny..................

    should be a good one matt

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    Get it done...and I'll borrow it

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    Re: My Camp Tranny..................

    what a bit of shit...............................................
    this will be a riot matt,cracking idea.i watch with interest m8y you mad fooker








    good call on the v6 cossie rubbish as well there nearly as bad as a bloody zetec,sorry mart
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    Re: My Camp Tranny..................

    Postman has been again

    Ebay bargin at 190
    I will give it a rebuild though just to make sure plus i've never took a T5 apart before



    And to keep all the hoses standard one of these....... Another ebay bargin. 12



    The blue manta left the workshop at the weekend too so now theres room for the tranny to come home
    Just need to find a trailor that can take the weight

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    You fooking loon.


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    Re: My Camp Tranny..................

    fantastic and im guessing with the diff ratio the van will have, that'll sure surprise a few people off the lights

    although it is in need of some fantastically offensive retro curtains (if it hasnt already got some that i cant see)

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    fookin class, i love it. you can now make a grand entrance to shows....and get there quickly too!!

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    Re: My Camp Tranny..................

    This is a great project can't wait to see it done.

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    Re: My Camp Tranny..................

    Camp is about right for you!

    Will be good when its done (if you ever finish it ). You going to leave it beige?? would make it a right giggle left looking ratty.

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    looking good

    gunna be a real sleeper

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    Matt that is the dogs............
    Very nice indeed, Will get the verniers when you want em.


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    Re: My Camp Tranny..................

    Cheers guys
    This one will be done and quite quickly just probably without the yb to start with as i need to save for some pistons

    And yep it will be staying beige and rat look

    Mark you going to battlesbridge at the weekend?

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    Re: My Camp Tranny..................

    Quote Originally Posted by mk1matt View Post
    Cheers guys
    This one will be done and quite quickly just probably without the yb to start with as i need to save for some pistons

    And yep it will be staying beige and rat look

    Mark you going to battlesbridge at the weekend?
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    Re: My Camp Tranny..................

    Right got a phone call in the week asking me to move the camper as matey was getting pissed off with people offering him more than what i payed for it
    So off we went pearl van and ivor williams in tow

    When we got there we thought what the hell stuck a battery on the old girl turned the key and hey presto she fired up straght away Drove it straight on the trailor and we were ready for the off



    Not as ideal as a car transporter but we wern't sure about the weight and this trailor deffo wont have any problems.



    And after a few trips around the private estate when we got back just to check everything works (which it does ) On the drive. My neighbours must love me



    Pop up camper van





    It has a pair of bunk beds in the roof but one is missing



    And 2 beds on the ground floor





    And i've finally found some rot



    Built in water tank



    And gas storage





    Also comes with 80's sunglasses and tupperware






    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Bit more rot and the glove box is full of water too so i reckon some seam sealer is needed somewhere



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    And just for luck a big header rs rad





    So bolt some bits back on and off for an mot i reckon

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    the fella has seen the type of woman you go for dirty slag matt.dont look that bad tho tbh decnt buy that

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    wow , this is gunna be good !
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    nice project keep the pics comming
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    Re: My Camp Tranny..................

    Very cool project.
    I am very jealous

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    gona be awesome mate, was thinking of doing something similiar with a x-plate minibus i might be getting..

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    Re: My Camp Tranny..................

    Ok just in case you thought i had forgot about this one a small update

    The block has been presure washed to within an inch of its life and sent off for a rebore. I had sorced a set of pistons for it but these turned out to be bigger than what i wanted so its back to the drawing board.
    If i could of found the time i would of tried for an mot but i seem to of found some enthusiasum for the escort at the min so i'm no wasting that!!!!
    I have been collecting more bling though


    Header tank and swirl pot


    And a trial position for my stainless exhaust system



    Should make the Datford tunnel a scream (especially if we map a little excess fuel on run down )



    Next to do is remove the panels that need painting and find somewhere warm to paint them and rebuild the t5.
    Oh yeah and save money or sell somethng to fund some new pistons

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    Re: My Camp Tranny..................

    what a mad and sensible project keep at it

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    Mmmmm side exit...

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    haha your a loon matt!!!! i didnt realise it was that shape transit. gunna be siiicckkkk!!!

    was good to finally meet you!

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    Too nice a day for shed work so outside on the camper today


    Right time to strip the interior and see if its as sound as i thought...............
    Carpet out and the liner looks good. Just hope the floor is the same



    Bingo



    Some real dodgy wiring going on and a leaky heater bubble so out with the dash board................




    I have no idea what is going on here but the wiring is bad and it had been bypassed so i will pressure test it and re-wire it



    A little bit on the near side step............



    Off side inner sill.................




    Almost a candidate for some seam sealer



    Off side wheel tub..........




    Drivers wing and it looked well scabby around the mirror plus the bolt had been sheared............




    Quality Note the marks for the mirror position.




    Insision............



    The support for the mirror is abit rough but still strong so i cleaned it, treated it, painted it and refitted it.




    Knock a plate up the same size as the hole and paint the underside...................




    Then butt weld it in Needs some more grinding but i run out of disc




    Well happy with the way its turned out. Should be nice and easy to hide witha bit of filla
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    nice work get the dash flocked while its out
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    What were the marks for?


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    its quite springy and i bent it down to paint it all

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    Thats a nice repair Matt, put all your bolts and screws in a box m8 and Ill get them plated for you
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    Matt those lines for lining the mirror up arent in the middle of the bolt holes?

    Otherwise not too shabby my dear camping snail chum

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    Re: My Camp Tranny..................

    that is going to be one mad tranny.good luck with the build

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    Matt you're a nutter, good luck though

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    any progress matt
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    Re: My Camp Tranny..................

    Ermmm a little.
    I just got the block back and thats now been bored to take my nice shiney new wossner pistons. Big thanks to site sponsers HT's for doing the block and Steve at Vulcans for suppling the pistons
    Arron now has the head as this needs a skim and then it should be bolt it all back together again. I just have to learn how first
    Been collecting some other bits and pieces too have a swirl pot, header tank and a facet red top to the collection now. As soon as i get the t9 back together for the escort i shall strip the t5 and then its ready to go in Not done anymore to the little bits of rot mainly coz i've been a bit busy and its too cold But the enthusiasum is starting to flow again so maybe an update soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk1matt View Post
    Postman has been again

    Ebay bargin at 190
    I will give it a rebuild though just to make sure plus i've never took a T5 apart before

    Do a detailed piccie report on this
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    Re: My Camp Tranny..................

    Ok the time has come to do some work on this one again

    With the head still away being sorted thought it was time to dummy build the bottom end. Having never done this before i enlisted the help of a good friend So after giving everything a dam good clean again we started to assemble the bottom end.
    The crank had been ground to take the new over sized shells unfourtunaltly it looks like the crank was ground to pinto tollerances and not yb tollerances So although it all goes together nicely it is on the "tight side". Never mind we carried on with the dummy build and the crank will have to go off for a polish.
    The new wossner pistons got weighed and with a bit of switching the pins around they all came to within a gram of each other The rods we managed to "pair off" but with one pair weighing in more than the other they will be lightened when the engine is stripped again.
    So with the crank, pistons and rods all in we checked the piston height to see how much would need machining off of the top of the pistons. none so that one less bit of machine work needed. The rings for the pistons do need gaping though. They are a bit tight at the min(apparently my dads way of gently parting the ring and touching it on the side of the bench grinder is maybe a bit agricultural )
    Next on the list was to check the end float on the crank. Unfourtunatly this was a bit excesive so while the crank is out having a polish i need to get the thrust surfaces took back and some over sized thrust plates supplied.
    And that was that we had all the info we needed and could strip it all down again. I have the crank ready to go to the machine shop tomorrow and the rest of the work can be done "in house".

    Now i personally would of probably just bolted this engine together with the parts i had and it would of run and probably made the power. Unfourtunatly not for long Anyway it was good to be shown how to do it properly and today i have learnt plenty. No pics, they will come with the final build
    I also picked up an empty t5 casing today which is going to help with the fitmant to the camper which is going to happen next week

    Boring post? Maybe.
    But its progress and for me bloody enjoyable

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    Looking forward to this Matt. Will be a fun tow car!

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    well done m8,are you dummy fitting the engine in the camper then m8?

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    No mate what i shall do is bolt the t5 to the pinto thats in there so i can sort out the hole for the gear shift and some gearbox mountings Thers so much room under the bonnet i havnt got to worry about the 16v head. Might have to have a look at the exhaust manifold to steering box clearance though

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