This is my ride....

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by gninnam, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. They come complete - supposed to just have some spot welds holding the tubes together so you can easily drill then out etc.
    Not the one I got!
     
  2. 22.07.2019


    Spoke to Schofields who informed me that they will look at the other Y heater pipes they have to see if any are any better than the one they sent - it wasn’t.

    Again, they are reliant on an Austrian company who make them - they reckon they have complained many times about the quality but nothing appears to change!


    Anyway - onwards an sidewards……...


    Fixed the oil filler and breather pipe to the alternator stand tonight.


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    Took the gearbox out (again) so I can look to install the Y heater pipe:


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    Will start to see how best to fit the Y heater pipe now….
     
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  3. 23.07.2019


    Cut up the pipe and added some fillers so I have something to weld to:


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    Tried fitting the pipes which go over the rear axle but not enough space - will probably have to squash the pipes a bit so I can get them through….


    Will have a proper go tomorrow.
     
  4. @JamesLey did a handy video showing how to get them to fit
     
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  5. Yep. Watched it and using it as a reference.
     
  6. 28.07.2019


    Failed!!


    Tried to fit them as they are but no go so decided to squash them some more and they split so had to weld them back:


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    Could still not get them all the way through.


    So - going to use the single pipe that splits into two and connect two lengths of silicone tubing which I should be able to fit in the gap - just order a meters worth (measured the pipes I have cut and they are around 365mm).
     
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  7. 08.08.2019


    Nothing major to report.

    Hoses arrived so cut them to size and tested them to see if they fit OK - very snug :)


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    Find time to have a go at fitting - although I noticed when I trialed fitted the hoses that the brake pipe that goes over the gearbox will need more fettling :(


    Also got some bling:


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  8. Same sort of solution to the problem i was thinking of using.
    I was going to run hose straight to the exchangers and ditch the bellows though.
    Do the hoses squeeze between the torsion tube and the bottom of the bus ok?
     
  9. Yep - they squeeze betwixt the bottom and the top of the torsion tubes with no issues.
     
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  10. Watch that pulley, if there is any sideways slop on the Woodruff key in the slot in the pulley, it will chew its way out, as you cannot do up the nut tight enough to stop the pulley rattling against the key. This leads to nut coming loose and the pulley and worse the alternator shaft getting knackered, and alternator belts lasting a few hundred miles.
    Big time waste of money and source of costs.

    Fit a boring black one.
     
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  11. Will do and thanks for the heads up!
     
  12. Great stuff
     
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  13. Interesting! As mine had been on for 5 years and so far all good
    Love a bit of bling


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  14. Lets hope it works as it should then!!
     
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  15. 13.08.2019


    A few hours this evening.


    Removed the brake pipe that goes over the gearbox - will get a new one made, a bit longer, so I can make sure the hot air pipes do not get fouled.


    Also, used Butty’s tool to remove the steering wheel and worked very well :)


    I think the steering wheel is salvageable ??


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  16. 15.08.2019


    Removed the steering column so I can clean it up and also check it over.

    After removal:


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    After a bit of a clean:


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    Will check the bearings and stuff and replace as necessary.

    Also see about removing the dash so I can see the damage around the window area due to rust and poor repairs by the previous PO (not looking forward to this but needs must…….)
     
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  17. 24.08.2019

    The brake pipe that runs over the gearbox was not mounted right and also too short, so found an old steel pipe and visited my local garage on Friday to see if they would cut it to size and flare the ends.
    Took one look at the steel pipe and said no, but they had a reel of copper pipe so made one from this (just a bit to long but good enough) and charged me nothing :)

    A pic of the new pipe:

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    The heater tube which runs front to back, I bought this over 10 years ago! Unknown to me I had bought the wrong one - 90mm instead of 70mm, but the Y heater pipe you can get is only for late bays so the right size.
    But the existing front heater pipe is only 70mm so had to carry out some fabrication work on this pipe to get it to fit.

    Flared the end that fits to the Y heater tube:

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    Shrunk the other end that connects to the existing heater pipe at the front:

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    Due to the size of the gaps when flaring the tube I used a piece of copper to help the weld pool and fill the gap:

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    Welded the end which will be 70mm first and then ground it down - this end will be hidden as it will be stuffed into the existing front heater tube:

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    This is the end result of the other end after welding and grinding - will need tidying up a bit more as this will be seen:

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    Will grind the welds down on the inside also:

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    Test fit of the Y heater pipe:

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    That’s it so far. Again just tidy everything up - add some sealer then add paint - will then be ready to fit :)
     
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  18. 25.08.2019


    After welding the ends up carried out a trial fit to make sure all was good and so far it is.


    Front end:


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    Rear end:


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    Not too bad so will look to paint.

    Decided to trial fit the long cupboard - been out of the van for over 13 years. The floor with the covering is about 1cm higher so the cupboard will need to be reduced by that amount. May look to trial fit the rest of the interior over the next few weeks (plus give me so much more room in the garage :) )


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    Applied Epoxy Mastic to the heater tubes:


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    The rear bumper:


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    Also put some epoxy mastic on the steering column and associated parts:


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    Off on hols next week so will look to install them after then - onwards and upwards!!
     
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  19. 07.09.2019


    Added sound deadening stuff to the area above the engine:


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    Also refitted the gearbox and this time connected it to the gearbox linkage (on my own):


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    Will look to add the rest of the interior to check it for fitment as the height will be a few millimetres higher now so I can work out how much to reduce the units by.

    Plus, will start to add the various cables then tidy up the steering wheel and the front of the van and look to finish the engine and get it in………..
     
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  20. 08.09.2019


    Spent today doing a bit of tidying up (removing the off cuts from the van into the garage) to create some space in the van so I can look to start the interior.

    But, before doing that I need to get the heater tube fitted with the cut down Y piece.

    So, mounted everything in position and tried to work out the best way to get it to stay still at the engine end (fits nicely in the hole at the drivers end so all good there).


    Decided to make something to hold it in place, so using CAD, I came up with what you see in the pics - just needs tidying up and painting. Used stainless steel screws from an old washing machine I dismantled…..)


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