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General => Welcome => Topic started by: rob.cee on February 25, 2016, 19:58:20 PM

Title: Hi all great forum
Post by: rob.cee on February 25, 2016, 19:58:20 PM
I'm Rob from Basildon got a Cosworth Bob 24v in an old transit. Heaps of grief but got it running great now save for a water leak which will get fixed at some point when warmer weather comes...
Sits in garden most of year so won't be driven (much or far) whilst water still gushes from where a pipe exits side of block to thermostat!
Well that's me pretty much summed up!(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/02/25/1abe4be9b58b877e35d550e878d84c8f.jpg)
Title: Re: Hi all great forum
Post by: fordrwd4ever on February 25, 2016, 21:03:05 PM
Bet that's quite a fast van now ;D
Oh, and welcome on our forum..
Title: Re: Hi all great forum
Post by: rob.cee on February 26, 2016, 06:56:38 AM
Tis a tad rapid... got 3.89 lsd back axle too now!
Can't wait for North weald in july
Title: Re: Hi all great forum
Post by: capri v8 driver on February 26, 2016, 08:03:21 AM
Welcome. Nice van.
Title: Re: Hi all great forum
Post by: mk22door on February 26, 2016, 13:05:14 PM
Love it, more pictures!!
Title: Re: Hi all great forum
Post by: rob.cee on February 26, 2016, 18:06:54 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/02/26/7b2b208b5875ea0c59d9619bc72af138.jpg)

Was taken at Essex ford owners meet in Chelmsford. .. hit pothole on way home blew out 2 run flats on passenger side and scraped bumper ... doh
Title: Re: Hi all great forum
Post by: rob.cee on February 26, 2016, 18:07:25 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/02/26/477ea4fcd4baa3b1147307304961c2a8.jpg)
Title: Re: Hi all great forum
Post by: rob.cee on February 26, 2016, 18:07:54 PM
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Title: Re: Hi all great forum
Post by: rob.cee on February 26, 2016, 18:08:42 PM
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Title: Re: Hi all great forum
Post by: rob.cee on April 24, 2016, 14:15:12 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160424/813ef6b5ee9fb26aa88861309c325dbf.jpg)
New pipe from Roose... went straight on and so far no leaks
Title: Re: Hi all great forum
Post by: rob.cee on April 24, 2016, 14:16:30 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160424/a7b7fe2a7128e85689fa6886ad29dd55.jpg)
In the process  of fixing damaged bumper
Title: Re: Hi all great forum
Post by: rob.cee on April 24, 2016, 14:16:42 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160424/58788ba7293ad868dd6981094f371b42.jpg)
Title: Re: Hi all great forum
Post by: rob.cee on April 24, 2016, 14:34:01 PM
And finally started stone chipping inner arches...(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160424/00298db6d9dcf363a6a81327cdc731a8.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160424/4e557ec48ccd1579594565b1dea76363.jpg)
Title: Re: Hi all great forum
Post by: rob.cee on May 15, 2016, 09:52:06 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160515/d2da23dc2db77714435cd4869a7490aa.jpg)
Almost had heart attack when I saw price so being a bit clever found this...(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160515/133125479c1f4da1e9e93087ca0629fb.jpg)
Ended up with same as second pic for 16quid posted!
On the run to Beaulieu it was apparent that the van ran cold as I gutted the stat thinking it may help keep the engine cool but it worked too well!
Ended up with card covering  half the rad to allow engine to reach running temp.
Get that fitted soon as we are racing up north weald in july ! Can't wait .
Title: Re: Hi all great forum
Post by: capri v8 driver on May 15, 2016, 20:42:06 PM
Always run a thermostat.

The thermostat does not only regulate the temp. Its also reduces the flow in the radiator giving the coolant more time to lose the heat.
Title: Re: Hi all great forum
Post by: rob.cee on May 15, 2016, 22:40:08 PM
Ah right cheers !