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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