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Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

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On 1/9/2019 at 7:01 AM, Anderzander said:

The chap with the series 1 had a 200tdi conversion in it.

Would it be worth running it with just the diffs in to start with ? 

My last one an S2a swb 2.25p had what was suposedly an ashcroft transfer box fitted and at the time not knowing anything about ashcroft transfer boxes i fitted an o/d something i've just recently found out you can't fit on an ashcroft transfer box, anyway the gearing was very high hill climbing and towing was hard when it came to hills, anyway later i decided on replacing the engine with a disco 200tdi but keeping with the same gearing and the tdi transformed the landy hill climbing and anything i had behind it wasn't a problem but on motorways solo i found that the engine was quite noisy asthough it needed another gear i thought about fitting rr diffs but never did it then later sold the landy on.

10ish yrs on and i'm doing it all again but with me still thinking my last one had an ashcroft transfer box i wanted to do the same with this one and whilst i'm at it fit 3.54 diffs aswell which i've fitted and planned on fitting an o/d later but as said just recently found out you can't fit one so with the ashcroft H.R.T.C kit ordered and need to get the gearbox rebuilt and the H.R.T.C. kit fitted to it i want to try it all first and see how it all is first and if it is too highly geared i may swap the old std diffs back, its a shame though you can't fit an o/d would make life easier :)

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My H.R.T.C. kit came today from Ashcrofts so just need to arange for us to deliver it all to Beaumonts and get the job done now:D

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I moded the alt bracket today to move the alt forward to line up the alt pulley with the water pump and crank pulley's, the belt in the pic was just cut and layed across the alt pulley and water pump pully, still saucing a belt :(

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All looks lovely and shiny !

is that not though going to be very close to your wing? It looks like it’s level with the outside face of the chassis rail... and (last question) have you thought of using the series mount to pull it all in a bit?

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30 minutes ago, Anderzander said:

All looks lovely and shiny !

is that not though going to be very close to your wing? It looks like it’s level with the outside face of the chassis rail... and (last question) have you thought of using the series mount to pull it all in a bit?

Its close but clears or should do with a belt on as its hanging loose in the pic, the series mount you mean the mount you have used if so no I prefer the Disco mount tbh just struggling to get a belt as I fitted the same alt on my 90 I had last year but the only difference between the two conversions is the 90's disco tdi had the original disco crank pulley and the 2a's Disco dressed Def engine has the original Def crank pulley but I can't remember if the Disco and Def crank pulley's are the same o.d. or not and can't remember where I got the belt from for the 90, think son got it from where he worked but he doesn't work there anymore but hopefully I can get one on Monday as I've found out there is a new C.E.S. sprung up near me and I have another two motorist's shops to walk to aswell so fingers crossed :)

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