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For the cab tilt, why not use some coil springs near the front and keep it all mechanical? I'd never seen this arrangement until I recently got a Gaz 66 and it works really well.
Can you post a few more pics of your hinges and lock assembly? I've been meaning to make a tilting cab for years.

How does the steering column get on with the tilting cab?

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Isuzu 7.5tonne trucks just have a handle on the back of the cab, as far as I can see there's no spring or assistance of any kind.

Unless a c303 cab is vastly weightier than a c202 cab then it wouldn't be an issue

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A bit of an overdue update. Have done the following stuff:

- Painted and fitted the upper cab

- Started on the rewiring

- Made new dash & switch panels

- Constructed a battery & compressor box

- Cab latch and support frame made

Pics below:

Cab top fitted
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A nice set of new wooden bump strips
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What's the MGW of a C303?

3500 kg

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Amazing!

I'm currently planning out a very similar set-up for my 130 expedition vehicle, except using a mechanical injection pump on the engine.
May I ask where you bought the 722.6 controller, and how much you paid?

Will be subscribing and following this with much interest!

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For body panels look for refrigerated body builders, they can make foam insulated panels ideal for a camper , strong and light

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Amazing!

I'm currently planning out a very similar set-up for my 130 expedition vehicle, except using a mechanical injection pump on the engine.

May I ask where you bought the 722.6 controller, and how much you paid?

Will be subscribing and following this with much interest!

Try: http://www.dieselpumpuk.com

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Amazing!

I'm currently planning out a very similar set-up for my 130 expedition vehicle, except using a mechanical injection pump on the engine.

May I ask where you bought the 722.6 controller, and how much you paid?

Will be subscribing and following this with much interest!

The documentation is here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_WiBay-rg3oWv8VhuVyUuVJ-f22PwEzD5N_LuAQHUNI/edit

You need to email Ole Fejer his address is on the doc, price is around 400 Eur

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Looks great

I'd quite like to swap out the difflock vacuum controls, after 40 years they look a bit fragile.

How have you integrated switches on your dash to the diff locks?

Steve

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Looks great

I'd quite like to swap out the difflock vacuum controls, after 40 years they look a bit fragile.

How have you integrated switches on your dash to the diff locks?

Steve

I dont quite understand. Do you mean you also have a C303 that you want to swap the controls on? Or are you recommending that i do it?

I have replaced all of the vac piping and removed the orignial manual valves, replace those with a bank of 3 solenoid valves controlled by the switches.

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The modified inlet manifold taking shape

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That's a lot of inlets....how many cylinders is it?!

It's a merc 6 pot isn't it?

Go to the first page and you will see the head with 12 holes and it is a 6 cylinders

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Merc OM606, inline 6, 24v hence 12 ports.

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I dont quite understand. Do you mean you also have a C303 that you want to swap the controls on? Or are you recommending that i do it?

I have replaced all of the vac piping and removed the orignial manual valves, replace those with a bank of 3 solenoid valves controlled by the switches.

I have a c304 and wondered how you'd moved away from vacuum diff locks

Are you willing to PM me details on your solution

My set up is detailed here www.pearman.cc/blog

Steve

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Why change the vaccum locks? they are reliable and we have a ready supply of vaccum and a reserve tank built in.

I changed all the hoses to push fit and put 3 solenoid valves to simplify.

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Some updates

-New inlet manifold welded
 

Adaptor shaft from MB box to Volvo transfer box (I still need to cut down and add front oil seal race)
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Eberspacher installed, Nice new yacht hatch fitted
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Why change the vaccum locks? they are reliable and we have a ready supply of vaccum and a reserve tank built in.

I changed all the hoses to push fit and put 3 solenoid valves to simplify.

Its the switches that worry me. they look very fragile with age

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Its the switches that worry me. they look very fragile with age

Agreed, and more so all of the hose runs. I fitted 3 solenoid valves on a manifold, it simplifies it greatly. I will grab a pic later for you.

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Pics of the vacuum solenoids

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