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it was requested, so here it is, the race-lorry build!

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Good work! Lucky he let you change it - my experience is that there are two types of testers, and one of them would not have even entertained letting you do it!

I used to like a feature my Iveco had for the emissions - it would not let you rev the engine past about 1200 rpm if it was not moving to stop you revving it hard from cold to get the air to build up. Also made doing the emissions test properly absolutely impossible for the testers!! :D

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all iveco commercials have that feature, its officially a clutch saver, stops gorillas tearing the middle of the clutch out on a hill start. handy though :)

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the rx8 is now sitting there in the way, but all the work i've planned to do on it is done.

i picked up a couple of brand new, in date sabelt 6 point harnesses for £60. for that price i couldn't say no!

only issue is, now i need a roll cage :(

so that's on the list for the end of next year. for now, the harness can go back in their box. they also don't need to be in date, so no worries there.

i spent part of yesterday fiddling about with stuff on the lorry that should'nt cost me anything. first off was the side guard. the bodgit and scarper repair job i did on it still works, but id like to do a better job, so i got the tig out and tacked it up.

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i've run out of alu tig rods, so that will have to wait to be finished.

then there's the exhaust brake. it is seized solid, no amount of persuasion will move it, add to that the flap has broken from the shaft, and closes every time i put my foot down (no boost leak then :D) i decided to take it off and repair it.

problem number 1, the seals in the cylinder have failed. .

after lots of oxy acetylene exposure, it still wouldn't budge, so i got it cherry red and dumped it in a bucked of diesel to soak for 30 or so hours...
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then re applied heat, dunked it again, got it cherry again and stuck a pole through it to try, one last time, to get it to move..
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yeah, that ended well....
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be needing a new one of those then. off goes a email to the B.O.M boys..... they might not be needing theirs!

 

edit. they replied, they do need theirs. bummer!

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Well done - MOT !!

Here the MOT is getting somewhat ridiculous when it comes to brakes and emissions...

After the body swap on the Iveco I needed to make temp side guards to get it through MOT.

Please keep this going - esp. the roll cage sounds interesting...

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its a bit nuts here on emissions too.

 

the rules changed last year, on all lorries since 2007 ish the manufacturers plate shows the intended max particulate output WHEN IT WAS NEW! the rules now say IF it has such a spec on the  plate, the lorry must be tested to that value, if the plate is missing, the limits are the default of 3.0 m1 .. my lorrys sticker says 0.56 m1, which is nuts. it doesnt even have a dpf! so, my lorry no longer has that sticker. problem solved :D

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Makes sense !

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i would like to show you a example of how NOT to tig weld.

in my defence its impossible to clean up the cavity and its less than 1mm thick....

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got the job done and it will clean up ok, but pretty it aint!

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guards......

need to make some new ones for the Iveco.....

they looks good - esp. after you painted them !

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that's not painted, they were originally anodised and i cant decide what do do. they've so far just been flap wheeled smooth and then run over with a wire wheel to smooth them off.

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black is a good shout and i might do that, but im going to let it weather for a bit first, see what it looks like in a few weeks...

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What about some of the black reflective stuff? Looks black but reflects like the stripes on a hi-vis

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I have that black reflective tape on my 109 sills.  It looks charcoal grey unless the light catches it from the direction you’re looking, at which it reflects.  Mine reflects silver/white, but i think it can be bought reflecting amber, which is better for vehicle sides.  It works very well.

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