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Title: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on November 24, 2013, 02:39:59 pm
Just a quick overview of TET and how he's changed a bit since I'v had him  :) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/IMG_1475.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/IMG_1475.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/IMG_1585.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/IMG_1585.jpg.html)
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/IMG_1604.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/IMG_1604.jpg.html)
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/IMG_1635-1.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/IMG_1635-1.jpg.html)
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/IMG_0106.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/IMG_0106.jpg.html)
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/IMG_1703.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/IMG_1703.jpg.html)
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/IMG_1720.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/IMG_1720.jpg.html)
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/IMG_1765.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/IMG_1765.jpg.html)
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/IMG_2004.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/IMG_2004.jpg.html)
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/IMG_2062.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/IMG_2062.jpg.html)
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/IMG_2192.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/IMG_2192.jpg.html)

Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Nuggs on November 24, 2013, 03:01:32 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: tedman on November 24, 2013, 03:11:33 pm
Love this landy nice to see the correct bulkhead on it  ;)

Terry
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on November 24, 2013, 04:01:30 pm
Cheers dude  :) just need o get him mot'd for the xmas doo  ;D
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: blenky on November 24, 2013, 10:26:13 pm
Sound. Like the colour.
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: hippydave on November 25, 2013, 09:54:36 am
do you think that you have found all those stickers yet?
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: 1960SeriesII on November 25, 2013, 06:19:43 pm
One of my favourite leafers - very cool, love the transformation 8)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on November 27, 2013, 03:55:39 pm
All being well you'll get to see him for real one day Jan  :)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: 1960SeriesII on November 28, 2013, 10:03:30 am
Good, need to save some cash ;D  It will be a pleasure to drive you to the airport afterwards ;)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on November 28, 2013, 12:04:48 pm
I said SEE him not buy him lol  ;D
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: 1960SeriesII on November 28, 2013, 01:48:08 pm
Okay, but I had to try ;D
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Anthony Mullinex on December 01, 2013, 10:37:32 pm
I must say I dont approve of the two fingers to Jimmy  ;) Nice motor tho  :)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on December 03, 2013, 04:43:35 pm
As I said elsewhere I'v had a go at making TET a bit warmer now its getting colder out there, dug out an old tilt rear I cut off and saved to use as a fume curtain, couple of holes and jigerypokery and its in
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/IMG_2249_zps528982d1.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/IMG_2249_zps528982d1.jpg.html)
Will find out if its any use tomorrow when I take some bits in the back of TET to get blasted.
And just to make sure I don't lose anything finally got round to "fixing" the rear buckle that had come unstitched  ;D (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/IMG_2246_zps968d694d.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/IMG_2246_zps968d694d.jpg.html)
And replaced the old broken plastic type rope on the bottom of the rear flap (fnarr) with something a biot more proper (actually old school washing line  ;D)
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/IMG_2247_zpse34ea51d.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/IMG_2247_zpse34ea51d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Nuggs on December 03, 2013, 07:14:00 pm
 8)

'fume' curtains are the future Lozza, it will make a massive difference.  ;D
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on December 03, 2013, 07:34:31 pm
Sweeeeeeet  :D
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: seriespaul on January 12, 2014, 03:08:57 pm
Hi looking at the first photo of tet reminds me I must get around to fitting that safari roof to my roof (before her in doors notices it still behind the shed)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on January 12, 2014, 04:59:10 pm
Christmas pressy for TET, well had them a while now but got them blasted before Christmas and painted them over Christmas (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF0280_zps48ef21b8.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF0280_zps48ef21b8.jpg.html)
4 2B rims and 1 1 Ton rim (I believe)
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF0281_zpsb9dd046f.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF0281_zpsb9dd046f.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF0282_zps1837b4fb.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF0282_zps1837b4fb.jpg.html)
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF0286_zps8a2ba1a5.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF0286_zps8a2ba1a5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Dean Eley on January 28, 2014, 08:45:21 pm
i want those wheels  5xif
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on January 28, 2014, 08:55:25 pm
Tough they're all mine  bdcing
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Dean Eley on January 29, 2014, 07:29:46 pm
smart looking truck ! please post a photo up of those wheels and the 900s when there done
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on March 09, 2014, 06:34:57 pm
One broken mirror  FRSsml
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/IMG_2480_zps6f5574bb.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/IMG_2480_zps6f5574bb.jpg.html)

And the new one thanks to fentiger  wdesmle 
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/IMG_2489_zps78877168.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/IMG_2489_zps78877168.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Big-chris on March 22, 2014, 01:41:46 am
a very nice truck you have there young man, just needs an oil burner under the bonnet now eh!  whstle   Cllpcs
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: landyphil on March 24, 2014, 09:52:37 pm
Yes....Yes it does...... whstle
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Puddlejumper on March 25, 2014, 07:13:09 am

Yes....Yes it does...... whstle


I might have a 2.5 NA diesel here if it's any good to you wdesmle
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on May 18, 2014, 06:29:07 pm
Well the days of TET getting an oil burner are a step closer now with this being dumped on my drive earlier today  wdesmle
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF0430_zps96dfb943.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF0430_zps96dfb943.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF0431_zps7ae4c1fb.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF0431_zps7ae4c1fb.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF0432_zps72dca6b7.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF0432_zps72dca6b7.jpg.html)
Before fitting it will get a new timing belt, head whipped off to check inside too, sump off and cleaned out and a coat of paint like what I did with the current engine, also found a use for the roof I picked up too  wdesmle (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF0437_zpsd28a2de5.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF0437_zpsd28a2de5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on May 23, 2014, 06:20:31 pm
Made a start on getting the new engine ready for TET today, degreased and washed it the other day, so with the weather being better today I decided to see about dropping the sump to change the gasket as it was leaking, and check out the bottom end of it too (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF0445_zps84dfb96f.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF0445_zps84dfb96f.jpg.html)
 All seemed good so cleaned off the old gasket and sealant etc and gave the pump filter a bit of a clean out too with some brake cleaner (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF0446_zpsd1169b53.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF0446_zpsd1169b53.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF0447_zpsd79b6335.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF0447_zpsd79b6335.jpg.html)
Gave the sump a quick rub down and prime with etching primer before refitting it (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF0448_zpsc72499ef.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF0448_zpsc72499ef.jpg.html)
Also took the lift pump and mounting plate off too as that was also leaking and also have a quick check of the cam too for any wear (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF0449_zps731bd889.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF0449_zps731bd889.jpg.html)
Strangely though it has a 19J engine number, but I thought all 19J's were turdblow diesel's?  rbchn (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF0450_zps0e338157.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF0450_zps0e338157.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Nuggs on May 24, 2014, 07:25:34 am
Mine is an 11j, but I believe that milly spec n/a's used the 19j block anyway, so  perhaps they just thought 'fuck it' with the one you've got there, what's the number on the injector pump?
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on May 26, 2014, 05:57:03 pm
Bit more on the engine today and yesterday. Took the head off yesterday to a check inside and found marks on the pistons where the inlet valves have hit them and some scoring on the bore of number 4, looking over the head I cant see any marks on the valves that match those on the pistons and after chatting with others about it it's felt thats its snapped a timing belt at some point, valves have hit and bent etc and that they've put on this head instead, which would explain why its black and the rest is in the army recon light blue paintwork. So decided to chance it and put the head back one with new gaskets etc (and as said elsewhere on the forum prob wont get change to work on it again for 2 weeks)
Finished it off today with fitting the manifolds, with an 2 1/4 inlet one with the valve removed and the exhaust one with a splash of hear resistant black paint
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF0473_zpsa804ddeb.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF0473_zpsa804ddeb.jpg.html)
Then went onto fitting the new timing belt, bit dirty inside but didn't seem too old so put it to one side with the tensioner incase anyone ever needs ones sharpish
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF0475_zps599f7f8d.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF0475_zps599f7f8d.jpg.html)
Cleaned up and new belt and tensioner on 
 (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF0476_zpsf17063fd.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF0476_zpsf17063fd.jpg.html)
There wasn't anything about a gauze filter/breather at the bottom of the timing case in the Haynes Book of Lies when taking the timing cover off so that came as a bit of a surprise, cleaned up and refitted, but was wondering if thats a military fitting as the timing case gasket needed cutting off at the bottom to fit the filter back into place with its own gasket too  rbchn
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on August 17, 2014, 09:41:11 pm
After all the shed building and waltyness with the FFR etc etc its finally back to TET  ;D seeing as its a PITA to fit the new engine mounts for the diesel with that engine in place I thought I'd cheat and do it with the current petrol engine still in place.
So radiator and battery tray etc out the way
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF1536_zpsaf39cd94.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF1536_zpsaf39cd94.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF1537_zps4fe68c7d.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF1537_zps4fe68c7d.jpg.html)

A couple of cutting discs later
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF1541_zpsd1d77be2.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF1541_zpsd1d77be2.jpg.html)

And my first time arc welding since college  :-\
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF1542_zps16ebcc44.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF1542_zps16ebcc44.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF1543_zps46553133.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF1543_zps46553133.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF1548_zps6e9aada0.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF1548_zps6e9aada0.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF1549_zps4e66ae96.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF1549_zps4e66ae96.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF1550_zps8827a917.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF1550_zps8827a917.jpg.html)

If you think its dangerous etc please say so I wont take any offence
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on October 11, 2014, 04:07:46 pm
After spending too much time away from TET I'v got round to giving him a bit of loving, firstly yesterday re-welding the 2.5 n/a diesel mount with my new (to me) mig welder, and then today working on the engine by removing the oil cooler thermostat and plugging up where the pipes went. (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF2115_zpsa88ae334.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF2115_zpsa88ae334.jpg.html)

Then set about removing the flywheel and housing to replace the rear seal. (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF2116_zps381f2872.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF2116_zps381f2872.jpg.html)

After that I decided it was finally time to get some paint on the engine  wdesmle managed to do most of the awkward  areas before lots of load thunder, and just began to rain now.
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF2117_zps50cdb2f1.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF2117_zps50cdb2f1.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF2118_zps52920187.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF2118_zps52920187.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on October 11, 2014, 06:54:15 pm
And painted  wdesmle
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF2119_zps300ea0c7.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF2119_zps300ea0c7.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF2120_zpsfc39ed48.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF2120_zpsfc39ed48.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: blenky on October 12, 2014, 09:15:19 am
Looking good.
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on October 12, 2014, 04:13:10 pm
Got some more done today, everything disconnected from the current petrol engine and front panel removed, along with the temp sender and thermostat housing.
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF2121_zps81a6b1e0.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF2121_zps81a6b1e0.jpg.html)

Also had to undo the bracket for the clutch hydraulics from behind the fuel pump. (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF2122_zps8163e5e7.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF2122_zps8163e5e7.jpg.html)

But on the 2.5 n/a the bracket for the breather system bolts on in this area, so I'v taken the bolts out and replaced it it a couple of lengths of threaded rods (I will cut it down) and lock nuts to keep everything in place and still allow for the clutch bracket to be fitted too.
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF2124_zps1998e455.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF2124_zps1998e455.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF2125_zpsb5b91002.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF2125_zpsb5b91002.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF2123_zpscc48627e.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF2123_zpscc48627e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on October 18, 2014, 05:26:22 pm
Been sorting the electrics out ready for the new engine today, fitted a relay for the glow plugs and wired it up using the old push start button in the chokes old hole to activate the cold start light as well, also added an low fuel warning light above the six way light switch, and finally added the new starter button which should help it "fly"  wdesmle
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/1798869_10152360457377274_1760200029309071538_n_zps00b8f7df.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/1798869_10152360457377274_1760200029309071538_n_zps00b8f7df.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on October 22, 2014, 05:44:20 pm
New exhaust loosely in place, but need to make a mount on the chassis for the silencer though as the old system use to run straight from the joint on the down pipe and then turn to bolt on the silencer to exit on the drivers side of the chassis.
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF2135_zps790c3339.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF2135_zps790c3339.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF2137_zps19b4b6f4.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF2137_zps19b4b6f4.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF2136_zps086943e9.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF2136_zps086943e9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on October 26, 2014, 05:23:28 pm
Getting there  wdesmle (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/10612574_10152374075552274_4825697828328510516_n_zpsbd3be5d1.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/10612574_10152374075552274_4825697828328510516_n_zpsbd3be5d1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on October 31, 2014, 06:02:54 pm
Its all in and running and ready to take over from Ralph  Iceey (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/DSCF2140_zps77bb3b76.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/DSCF2140_zps77bb3b76.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on January 01, 2015, 08:59:37 pm
After discovering how metal wasn't actually in TET's rear crossmember and already having plans for NYE I asked Hodgey if I could borrow his welder to patch up the holes once at his company's workshop (JAS Land Rovers)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/10891958_10152495094122274_2097143781335985783_n_zpsfc5d66ec.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/10891958_10152495094122274_2097143781335985783_n_zpsfc5d66ec.jpg.html)
Discovering where the good metal is.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/10636150_10152495094167274_1794789485879197585_n_zpsbdb45d1b.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/10636150_10152495094167274_1794789485879197585_n_zpsbdb45d1b.jpg.html)(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/10882218_10152495094242274_7033644049687606579_n_zpsb7781ea8.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/10882218_10152495094242274_7033644049687606579_n_zpsb7781ea8.jpg.html)
There wasn't much!!!

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/10801977_10152495094327274_58499361995146779_n_zps699d3d1a.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/10801977_10152495094327274_58499361995146779_n_zps699d3d1a.jpg.html)

Needed more metal then what I first though so Hodgey kindly found some left over heavy duty box section that's roughly the right size to weld in place with a couple of extra plates to help make it match the rest of the rear cross profile (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/10801977_10152495094327274_58499361995146779_n_zps699d3d1a.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/10801977_10152495094327274_58499361995146779_n_zps699d3d1a.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/10881725_10152495094402274_3020669711388877810_n_zpse80de275.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/10881725_10152495094402274_3020669711388877810_n_zpse80de275.jpg.html)

And painted :-) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/63759_10152499514987274_7558243631825954855_n_zpsd2fa07dc.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/63759_10152499514987274_7558243631825954855_n_zpsd2fa07dc.jpg.html)
Its not perfect but it'll do until I can get Ralph's chassis done and then look into getting a chassis for TET too.
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: espacekiller on January 02, 2015, 09:09:32 pm
Nice work, love the propeller err I mean fan paint scheme 8). Love the look of TET I just looks rite.

Love the wheels, what is it like to drive with the 900's and 1 ton rims?
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on January 03, 2015, 03:53:41 pm
Not too bad, turning circle of the Titanic and little scary in the wet but they're part of TET really  wdesmle
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on March 26, 2015, 03:32:41 pm
Thats TET now entering the 21st century  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/10150813_10152674257087274_5272088883552940576_n_zpslv780k8s.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/10150813_10152674257087274_5272088883552940576_n_zpslv780k8s.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on April 02, 2015, 01:31:39 pm
Driving TET home last night found out the headlights didnt want to work  FRSsml and found out the headlight wiring was pretty much past its best, luckily a while ago I had ordered new leads from Autosparks along with something else and seem like it was time to fit them.
Old wiring out the way.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11038787_10152687330132274_5515071262058143471_n_zpsnuqlcidk.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11038787_10152687330132274_5515071262058143471_n_zpsnuqlcidk.jpg.html)

Shiny and new!!!

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/10636268_10152687330202274_2610423109578433475_n_zps36triwcg.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/10636268_10152687330202274_2610423109578433475_n_zps36triwcg.jpg.html)

thats better!!!

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/10423936_10152687330282274_1346942841685840143_n_zpsbijryckh.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/10423936_10152687330282274_1346942841685840143_n_zpsbijryckh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on April 09, 2015, 08:27:56 pm
Inbetween working on Ralph today did some maintenance on TET and thought it'd be best to change the oils in the gearboxes and rear axle, so drained the transfer box, no problem, drained the main box and found TET decided he's got too much metal in there  dcpoo

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11133650_10152703424652274_1048277784017065061_n_zpse66qw29x.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11133650_10152703424652274_1048277784017065061_n_zpse66qw29x.jpg.html)

Been told new ones can be fitted without taking the box out so that'll be interesting to find out at some point. To make filling the ex military box up I painted and fitted the cover I made the other week at college too  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11130187_10152703845137274_3772123027794371859_n_zpssxpdru6n.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11130187_10152703845137274_3772123027794371859_n_zpssxpdru6n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on July 30, 2015, 08:52:38 pm
Been waaaaay to quite on here recently, mainly due to  officially  becoming an civvy and getting started a new job with Munkie of this parish  wdesmle but also TET took up alot of my time with the engine starting to run really rough at times  FRSsml thought it was just injectors so swapped them over with a set I got from Nuggs, then had trouble starting until Jimmy74 popped over and gave us a tow start and ended up with head gasket symptoms   FRSsml Following night me and Jimmy took the head off, no signs of damage on the gasket but putting a straight edge to the head found it warped, and to be safe did the same to the block and found the same there too  FRSsml stg a few calls to people (and using the AWFFR for daily commuting too) found a replacement 2.5 n/a from the man hero that is Joskin  whoo
Old engine coming out.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11713509_10152901126797274_2103031579_n_zps4cciztay.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11713509_10152901126797274_2103031579_n_zps4cciztay.jpg.html)

To say Joskin in a hero is too little a word for the guy, not only did he bring it down and meet me at mine on his day off from work after I got home but he already had it out and on the drive and ready to swap a few bits over and helped fit in the engine bay that very same night, what a big start of a man he his  lkebtn A few days of making sure its all running ok on the run to work Sara had a couple of water safety jobs to go to in London with her kayak, so early Saturday morning TET got us to the East End

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11220468_10152929011202274_5550434665128391498_n_zpstnlylffb.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11220468_10152929011202274_5550434665128391498_n_zpstnlylffb.jpg.html)

With tomorrows event happening in the early morning at Thorpe Park we thought TET should do some sight seeing in the big Village  ;D
As close as we could get to the Millennium Dome.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11796300_10153096876056985_3134197376070790878_n_zpsucqr19rk.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11796300_10153096876056985_3134197376070790878_n_zpsucqr19rk.jpg.html)

Amongst the bankers at Canary Wharf.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11250213_10153096882616985_8292251183343810792_n_zps2hnlttb8.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11250213_10153096882616985_8292251183343810792_n_zps2hnlttb8.jpg.html)

The Tower of the Village

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11755686_10153096909891985_5202828858378435202_n_zpssulvlgb7.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11755686_10153096909891985_5202828858378435202_n_zpssulvlgb7.jpg.html)

And a big bridge next to it!!!.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11218787_10153096913126985_9109131508871631661_n_zpsfqw8lzw4.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11218787_10153096913126985_9109131508871631661_n_zpsfqw8lzw4.jpg.html)

A big wheel next to that big stream.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11694947_10153096926656985_3799361530733616611_n_zpsyqvpfyya.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11694947_10153096926656985_3799361530733616611_n_zpsyqvpfyya.jpg.html)

That big busy building with a big clock on it.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11800202_10153096952261985_7425602339640505999_n_zpsfzpsn7fe.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11800202_10153096952261985_7425602339640505999_n_zpsfzpsn7fe.jpg.html)

And the local abby and church.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11754243_10153096951836985_2664863365507901082_n_zpsqax6dj7t.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11754243_10153096951836985_2664863365507901082_n_zpsqax6dj7t.jpg.html)

Where the Guards like to march about on Liz's birthday (and me in my old job back on a certain Sqn now and again).

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11694774_10153096951171985_6247987218509714386_n_zpsmwl606jr.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11694774_10153096951171985_6247987218509714386_n_zpsmwl606jr.jpg.html)

Onwards to Liz's Village house.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11754244_10153097003806985_7326369270000217571_n_zpsvtc1wypd.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11754244_10153097003806985_7326369270000217571_n_zpsvtc1wypd.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11753723_10153096950881985_1890259816433014118_n_zps0ohwvliq.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11753723_10153096950881985_1890259816433014118_n_zps0ohwvliq.jpg.html)

She wasn't in though.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11752524_10153096950101985_1543338124016771035_n_zpsjppzvw4s.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11752524_10153096950101985_1543338124016771035_n_zpsjppzvw4s.jpg.html)

Found something older the TET out and about too!!!

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11745916_10153096966686985_7209028826621133659_n_zpsfojxeprm.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11745916_10153096966686985_7209028826621133659_n_zpsfojxeprm.jpg.html)

That old sailor from Norfolk.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11760171_10153096992441985_8842603446490611932_n_zpsrr0ygh9k.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11760171_10153096992441985_8842603446490611932_n_zpsrr0ygh9k.jpg.html)

Not a Big Top in sight!!!

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11800115_10153096966441985_4172312631957659897_n_zpscagvnflv.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11800115_10153096966441985_4172312631957659897_n_zpscagvnflv.jpg.html)

The Cenotaph.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11709512_10153096994646985_9077632970323174490_n_zpsbbf9jfis.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11709512_10153096994646985_9077632970323174490_n_zpsbbf9jfis.jpg.html)

Waiting for James.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11062007_10153097001676985_2034683550435236479_n_zps2yxl1ekr.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11062007_10153097001676985_2034683550435236479_n_zps2yxl1ekr.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11753730_10153097001886985_3583603017369831871_n_zpsfp9jr7my.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11753730_10153097001886985_3583603017369831871_n_zpsfp9jr7my.jpg.html)

Feeling the power!

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11751404_10153097013611985_1122469735038627822_n_zpsuqinfh4d.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11751404_10153097013611985_1122469735038627822_n_zpsuqinfh4d.jpg.html)

Royal Hospital Chelsea.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11751732_10153097012571985_5779902632266517699_n_zpsoruls3fa.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11751732_10153097012571985_5779902632266517699_n_zpsoruls3fa.jpg.html)

Twickenham.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11751477_10153097070581985_7063383034952479010_n_zps6z8lp2xj.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11751477_10153097070581985_7063383034952479010_n_zps6z8lp2xj.jpg.html)

Kew Gardens (well the outside at least)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11751431_10153097059756985_2927922784497481481_n_zpslll2j9pe.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11751431_10153097059756985_2927922784497481481_n_zpslll2j9pe.jpg.html)

And after a fun and wet day on Sunday at Thorpe Park we made one more stop for dinner on the way home  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/11796460_10153099044151985_3532435107761891037_n_zpslyczjgbu.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/11796460_10153099044151985_3532435107761891037_n_zpslyczjgbu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Horace109 on July 30, 2015, 09:14:38 pm
Nice pics! 

I like how the red 'no stopping' line clearly doesn't mean Land Rovers...  :)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on July 30, 2015, 09:21:29 pm
Certainly didnt stop TET  wdesmle
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: MigGames on November 08, 2015, 04:28:09 pm
How did it go from brown to green?
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on November 08, 2015, 10:48:13 pm
Cheap paint faded over the years, new pot of proper brown paint in the garage waiting to be used!
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on November 27, 2015, 05:21:21 pm
After being sat at Joskin towers for too long  :-[ on Tuesday night straight after work I headed up with a new water pump and rad to bring him home, had a little surprise as to how badly the old pump went in the end  jwdrp

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/TET/12274450_10153133457557274_5407369863723165343_n_zpsdjzx3uae.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/TET/12274450_10153133457557274_5407369863723165343_n_zpsdjzx3uae.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Counter Rivet on November 27, 2015, 05:22:18 pm
OYF
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Big-chris on November 27, 2015, 07:18:18 pm
Yep, I would agree, that is shagged...... Did it rattle much  whstle
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Puddlejumper on November 27, 2015, 07:21:36 pm
FUBAR
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on May 08, 2016, 07:45:30 pm
After hardly (not) using TET since having Ralph back on the road I thought I'd better look at when the MOT was due, turns out it was November  jwdrp so in he went on Saturday and passed with a couple of advisories, one being a bit of play in o/s rear wheel bearing, so today tools out, jacked up and wheel off, 5 hub bolts out and then this  FRSsml

(http://i.imgur.com/RIrOcOdh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/RIrOcOd)

The hub was tight on the remaining bolt but after alot of hitting, prying and swearing it came off!

(http://i.imgur.com/L3RTUkph.jpg) (http://imgur.com/L3RTUkp)

Suitable nut found and welder dragged out.

(http://i.imgur.com/wKXIbUQh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/wKXIbUQ)

Winner!!!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/MNUh7OGh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/MNUh7OG)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on August 21, 2016, 11:00:15 pm
As you may know by now I have recently got hold of a new engine for Tet recently, namely a Santana 6 cylinder diesel!!!! A rare engine in this country (unless someone will now prove me wrong of course)

(http://i.imgur.com/iBLKcC8h.jpg) (http://imgur.com/iBLKcC8)

Now those of you that have seen Tet lately will know that whilst the 2.5 n/a diesel fitted goes well, it does like to leave its mark wherever it goes, even right across Europe too  :-[ (as seen here in Kutna Hora)

(http://i.imgur.com/UgRy6mah.jpg) (http://imgur.com/UgRy6ma)

Also Tet's chassis is getting past its best now too, since I'v own Tet (nearly 7 years now  :o) off the top of my head he's had new rear spring front mount outriggers on both sides, n/s bulkhead outrigger, both dumb irons repaired, cracks around the front cross member repaired, n/s of the rear cross member repaired (also been replaced by a p/o) as well as other patches etc, and as the pics shoe the o/s of the rear cross id going now too  :(

(http://i.imgur.com/LP15xEeh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/LP15xEe)

(http://i.imgur.com/fZp5DL6h.jpg) (http://imgur.com/fZp5DL6)

So with the need for a new chassis coming, the thought of do I stay with a 2.5 n/a diesel or do I change it for something else. Ideally it had to be diesel as although not my daily drive (thanks to Ralph) he does get used for quite long trips and being a jack of all trades etc, did't want to Tdi Tet as both Ralph and Sara's Batty Wagon both have Tdi's already so was always thinking what else to make him a bit more "special"  wdesmle  some people suggested a Cummins engine, I toyed with the idea of a old Perkins but then thought about speed, or lack of lol. One conversion that I knew of that was going on was that of a Santana 6 cylinder into a LWB series one (some people here will know who I mean) and once in Kutna Horna this year said LWB series one arrived, not long after finishing the conversion too! From the smiles and speaking to them they were quite impressed with the engine (and I know he's on the lookout for another one for another project he's got too). One problem he had to overcome on his though was taking a chunk out of the front cross member and fitting the worlds thinest radiator to get it to work. Hopefully (I'm still checking the measurements) I'll overcome these problems by moving the gearbox back to the 6 cylinder petrol position, which will mean some bulkhead modifications but should (hopefully) mean the use of standard 6 cylinder prop shafts etc. looking into the amount of power etc these engines produce it also seems like a good middle ground between a 2.25/2.5 diesel and a Tdi, therefore it shouldn't explode the gearbox (hopefully)

                          Compression ratio            Power                       Torque
2.25 Diesel                  23:1               45Kw@4000rpm      139Nm@1800rpm
2.5 n/a Diesel              21:1               51Kw@4000rpm      158Nm@1800rpm
Santana 3.5                23:1               70Kw@4000rpm      207Nm@1800rpm
200 Tdi                       19:1               83Kw@4000rpm      255Nm@1800rpm
300 Tdi                       19:1               84Kw@400rpm        265Nm@1800rpm

Other good points about this engine is that alot of it is compatible with the 2.25d, injectors, pistons, con rods etc etc as it is basically the same engine but with 2 extra cylinders and geared timing and repositioned injector pump, which itself a just a 6 pot version of that used on the 2.25d, so should something happen then parts wont be too bad to source. There will be more to figure out, like the exhaust downpipe as this engine has 2 separate exhaust manifold, throttle linkage etc but I will sort that out once things start going together  wdesmle
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: espacekiller on August 21, 2016, 11:27:58 pm
 thsh sounds like a very nice little plan.

Will you need the 6 pot transmission cover etc, I have a spare 6 pot bell housing cover the bit that bolts to the bulkhead.
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Horace109 on August 22, 2016, 08:56:02 am
 lkebtn

That Santana engine... PHWOAR!
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on August 22, 2016, 08:08:19 pm
Sounds like that could be very useful Espacekiller  wdesmle swap for some rear lights lol  ;)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Gossamer on August 22, 2016, 08:17:40 pm
thsh sounds like a very nice little plan.

Will you need the 6 pot transmission cover etc, I have a spare 6 pot bell housing cover the bit that bolts to the bulkhead.

Do you have a photo of that, please?

My mate's doing up an ex RAF 88 witha wierd bulkhead and tunnel, I wonder if somehow it's been a six pot.

Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: espacekiller on August 22, 2016, 10:10:49 pm
Sounds like that could be very useful Espacekiller  wdesmle swap for some rear lights lol  ;)
Sounds like a plan will dig it out.

Gossamer loads of photos at the start of Mandy thread but give me a shout if you need more.
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Gossamer on August 23, 2016, 08:12:22 am
Ta.

I will have a look.
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on December 18, 2016, 05:36:01 pm
Not alot to report other then fitting Batty Wagon's old roll bar into place and modifying the hood sticks to fit onto it too, and being back on the daily commute too since Ralph's roll over.

(http://i.imgur.com/RDh2XeAh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/RDh2XeA)

(http://i.imgur.com/2vN0oF3h.jpg) (http://imgur.com/2vN0oF3)

(http://i.imgur.com/kAdTrdZh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/kAdTrdZ)

(http://i.imgur.com/SyESDGKh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/SyESDGK)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on October 15, 2017, 10:35:17 pm
After getting Batty Wagon sorted, euroleafing, moving, new job, last min AWFFR mot's wedding planning etc etc finally found time for Tet again  wdesmle Firstly I found out about a 109 in north east Norfolk that was originally a 6 pot being stripped and managed to get the front half of the chassis (modified for a 2.25d)

(http://i.imgur.com/yRGfrNph.jpg) (https://imgur.com/yRGfrNp)

This will be used to hopefully sort out the right mounts for the Santana engine as well as the radiator mounts and the type of radiator to be used and also to get the bulkhead modified accordingly as well, and then it will be sent to Richards for them to copy for a new chassis.

Last weekend with with the help of Emma and Mike, who were on the look out for a 2.5 n/a engine, and Adam and Chelsea, we managed to remove Tet's old engine and load in into the back of Emma's car, and a bit more spannering this happened!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/WLL51qGh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/WLL51qG)

During the week after work I got the Nato hitch, bumperette, gearbox mounts etc all off and today finally got the steering relay out  whoo

(http://i.imgur.com/fq3squPh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/fq3squP)
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(http://i.imgur.com/Aviau2ch.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Aviau2c)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Horace109 on October 16, 2017, 06:58:36 pm
So you're going for Santana 6 diesel are you?

Really interested in seeing a conversion as I want that engine in my truck!
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on October 16, 2017, 08:34:23 pm
Give me time and keep looking in  wdesmle
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on October 18, 2017, 08:53:46 pm
Got both axles off and all the other little bits and bobs so now it is just a bare chassis!!!
Rear axle getting to know the grass!

(http://i.imgur.com/wZ5VRNgh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/wZ5VRNg)

Front axle nearly ready to come out

(http://i.imgur.com/Aw5R6Inh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Aw5R6In)

And done!

(http://i.imgur.com/xdgqfjMh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/xdgqfjM)

Found a few more holes so done just before it was too late  jwdrp

(http://i.imgur.com/T3HqRyIh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/T3HqRyI)

(http://i.imgur.com/yNc5rWzh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/yNc5rWz)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Gossamer on October 19, 2017, 11:49:49 am
It looks like a short mortar!
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on October 22, 2017, 12:23:13 pm
Had a sort out in the garage this weekend, to get things ready for when the Santana comes down from the old house (still for sale if anyone wants to move to the Fens  ;) ) but during the week to keep me busy I cleaned up the axles and started sorting out bits to be shot blasted.

(http://i.imgur.com/W1KBYY7h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/W1KBYY7)

(http://i.imgur.com/wQtMPh6h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/wQtMPh6)

(http://i.imgur.com/5r7EiL6h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/5r7EiL6)

(http://i.imgur.com/pgYiLMQh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/pgYiLMQ)

(http://i.imgur.com/aY30KNKh.jpg?1) (https://imgur.com/aY30KNK)

(http://i.imgur.com/l6Ta7fUh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/l6Ta7fU)

Ended up getting the gearbox in place on the jig chassis too ready for the new engine. The rear axle will be sent for blasting but will tackle the front one myself to save stripping it down as nothing leaks on it etc.

(http://i.imgur.com/1J7N1g9h.jpg?1) (https://imgur.com/1J7N1g9)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: hippydave on October 22, 2017, 04:42:03 pm
What shiny balls you have!
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on October 22, 2017, 07:30:07 pm
Why thank you  wdesmle its actually a axle I brought off stiggy a few years ago and fitted onto Tet that he rebuilt, diff even has a Genuine Parts metal tag on its underside  bdcing
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Horace109 on November 09, 2017, 08:54:13 am
Any news on the Santana-goodness?
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on November 20, 2017, 07:25:36 pm
Bloody interweb providers still playing games lately  FRSsml but some progress has slowly been made on Tet though  wdesmle
Front axle's been cleaned up, red oxide and black paint added

(http://i.imgur.com/gISEf2Vh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/gISEf2V)

(http://i.imgur.com/N2Dweujh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/N2Dweuj)

(http://i.imgur.com/i0nzuXQh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/i0nzuXQ)

(http://i.imgur.com/W0DjFJyh.jpg?1) (https://imgur.com/W0DjFJy)
 
(http://i.imgur.com/jYuxxiKh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/jYuxxiK)

Got the flywheel and housing off the back of the engine, slight score but should be ok with a double lip seal fitted to the new flywheel housing

(http://i.imgur.com/HuSoxaih.jpg) (https://imgur.com/HuSoxai)

(http://i.imgur.com/cQXFyUHh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/cQXFyUH)

(http://i.imgur.com/uhBNOnfh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/uhBNOnf)

Also took the cover off to see if its possible to fit a vacuum pump, holes line up just need a connection I believe (already have a pump fron an 2.5 n/a)
 
(http://i.imgur.com/MRnIUmGh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/MRnIUmG)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Horace109 on November 22, 2017, 08:29:10 am
Lovely Santana loveliness!
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on November 26, 2017, 10:05:04 pm
Major progress and a slight set back his weekend, turns out the replacement flywheel I'v got is the wrong one  FRSsml didn't realise the seal is different between 3 and 5 bearing engines and I need a 5 bearing housing with the larger seal, so in the meantime I'v fitted the current one just as so I can get the engine mounts sorted out on the mock up chassis.

(http://i.imgur.com/68mokTBh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/68mokTB)

Cut off the passenger side mount and cleaned up where I think the new one will go, but left the modified one (2.6 to 2.25) in place thinking that'll be in roughly the right place.

(http://i.imgur.com/n02K8PDh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/n02K8PD)

(http://i.imgur.com/5EOPuunh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/5EOPuun)

Moment of truth!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/qaeT6QNh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/qaeT6QN)

(http://i.imgur.com/cdyEWv6h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/cdyEWv6)

And bugger  Hmor

(http://i.imgur.com/614EaTNh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/614EaTN)

A short time later  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/2xAWgmdh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/2xAWgmd)

So late night it was bolted to the gearbox and left like this  whoo

(http://i.imgur.com/z8pJ4LFh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/z8pJ4LF)

Today I started of seeing what I could do for engine mounts, not too bothered on looks etc at the mo as this is just to test things etc, was able to use an old engine mount upside down on the passenger side.

(http://i.imgur.com/q7O45wZh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/q7O45wZ)

And a bit simular on the drivers side but a bit more Heath Robinson  whstle

(http://i.imgur.com/6Zpwys8h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/6Zpwys8)

And all back in place with no hoist or jacks etc to hold it all in place  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/ZZpO6Cih.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ZZpO6Ci)

Got a little bit of space left up front at least.

(http://i.imgur.com/mjdgSyCh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/mjdgSyC)

Too close for a series radiator so will see if a 90/110 radiator will fit on top of the cross member. Also removed the 2 fuel filters to relocate these for ease in the future.

(http://i.imgur.com/1Slpyush.jpg) (https://imgur.com/1Slpyus)

Next job was sorting out the bulkhead, no going back now!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/uvRbl8vh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/uvRbl8v)

Not quite enough.

(http://i.imgur.com/0WwBDlTh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/0WwBDlT)

Alot more cutting later!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/MCHb7Gqh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/MCHb7Gq)

(http://i.imgur.com/iN9B8DBh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/iN9B8DB)

(http://i.imgur.com/fRv6wAwh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/fRv6wAw)

End of play today results in bulkhead and engine in place and ready for fettling etc  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/8ekBGfth.jpg) (https://imgur.com/8ekBGft)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Horace109 on November 27, 2017, 10:21:03 am
Looking good!  Big 'ole you've had to cut though!

Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Jimmy74 on November 27, 2017, 10:07:55 pm
Good work there Lozz. Your going to be nice and warm in the cab and deaf after a long run.
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Big-chris on December 02, 2017, 12:31:39 am
 5xif 5xif 5xif 5xif
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on January 08, 2018, 07:15:12 pm
Not had chance to touch Tet since before Christmas and one job I didn't post that did was fitting the vacuum pump from a 2.5 n/a to the Santana engine. As it was also made as a petrol engine there is still the drive etc for a dizzy in place, as there is on the standard 2.25 and 2.5 4 pot engines, so I figured a vacuum pump from a n/a engine should fit.
Looking inside under the blanking plate we can see the drive in place.

(http://i.imgur.com/Yz6rQ5Kh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Yz6rQ5K)

As on the 4 pot engine the oil filter housing needed to come out to gain access to the grub retaining screw.

(http://i.imgur.com/H5OPcish.jpg) (https://imgur.com/H5OPcis)

Old drive gear and new drive gear (from a sherpa 2.5 engine) with the coupling to work the pump.

(http://i.imgur.com/brv2hMAh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/brv2hMA)

Dropped into place and grub screw refitted.

(http://i.imgur.com/w6yqIIsh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/w6yqIIs)

New gaskets on the oil filter housing and the pump, turned engine by hand to make sure it all still turns ok and job done  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/vJLurWNh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/vJLurWN)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on August 13, 2018, 07:39:31 pm
Well its been a busy year but I'v done a bit more  Banana
Trying to fit in a full width radiator but avoiding the steering relay had been a headache for a while now, so one thought was the use of a 90/110 manual steering box. Luckily I found some for sale not too far away and even managed a detour whilst delivering customers mobility scooters back to pick them up, as I got both a RHD and LHD one to try things out with.
After cutting away the small web at the bottom where the back of the front cross member meets the main chassis rail and some of the bracing around the bump stop mounting the RHD one has just got the space to be fitted.

(http://i.imgur.com/KWWww3Mh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/KWWww3M)

It took a bit of work to get the relay out the way but turns out there wasn't much holding it on anyway  whstle

(http://i.imgur.com/W3Msio0h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/W3Msio0)

New steering box roughly in place again.

(http://i.imgur.com/p0hj5a0h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/p0hj5a0)

(http://i.imgur.com/3VirqNCh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/3VirqNC)

Came across this problem when I offered up the 2.5 TD radiator Adam kindly gave me (at the Christmas doo, so been a while to sort out lol)

(http://i.imgur.com/SiPO8pGh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/SiPO8pG)

But a look on line shows others with a 90 degree bend on the outlet that with a bit more movement of the radiator forward and the steering box back a touch should give me the answers I'm looking for  wdesmle
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on May 29, 2019, 10:10:08 pm
Slow progress, but ideas forming such as the use of either a Tdi or Rover P6 V8 radiator (P6 rad has the filler cap built into it) and fitting power steering with a P38 box and electric pump as I can't see where to mount a pump on the engine easily. Today I headed down south to pick up Tet's new rear body thats come from even further south!
(http://i.imgur.com/HGFQYlbh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/HGFQYlb)

(http://i.imgur.com/R4sFZYzh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/R4sFZYz)

Ex Australian Army workshop body!  wdesmle Need to get a frame made up for it and speak to a certain hat seller about a tilt for it but all in good time  wdesmle
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Gossamer on May 30, 2019, 08:27:42 am
Brillamundo.

Fire engine bulkhead on standby.
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on December 20, 2019, 02:03:14 pm
A lot has happened since I last posted on here!!!! I made the decision to go with P38 power steering, as this then gives me the space to fit a 2.5 TD full width radiator, as well as future proof Tet as well, so after Fentiger kindly picked up a P38 power steering set up for me I was able to finish the brackets and see what fits where on the mock up chassis, including some small brackets for future building upon for the airfilter housing and electric power steering pump.
(http://i.imgur.com/A8NLlIXh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/A8NLlIX)
(http://i.imgur.com/HVpp1Vdh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/HVpp1Vd)
(http://i.imgur.com/gs9XANzh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/gs9XANz)
(http://i.imgur.com/GaAvvG7h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/GaAvvG7)
To help fit the radiator I have cut out part of the passenger side wing to allow the tank on that side of the radiator to fit into but not to restrict any airflow too.
(http://i.imgur.com/4R8oP9kh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/4R8oP9k)
(http://i.imgur.com/LXvd5sSh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/LXvd5sS)
The roll bar as also been made to fit around the new rear bulkhead too and hood frame sticks modified to enable a canvas truck cab to to fitted too. (http://i.imgur.com/jkh8Ftah.jpg) (https://imgur.com/jkh8Fta)
Bulkhead repairs also carried out.
(http://i.imgur.com/OTMBdJNh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/OTMBdJN)
(http://i.imgur.com/KLkGqQ0h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/KLkGqQ0)
(http://i.imgur.com/wyt7G7ah.jpg) (https://imgur.com/wyt7G7a)
(http://i.imgur.com/Xo1SKnwh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Xo1SKnw)
Then the time to remove everything so the mock up can go to Richards happened!!!!
(http://i.imgur.com/WQiYBJoh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/WQiYBJo)
(http://i.imgur.com/Uj0XmMFh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Uj0XmMF)
(http://i.imgur.com/VRfO2iuh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/VRfO2iu)
(http://i.imgur.com/6hRkvbPh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/6hRkvbP)
Also a reconditioned gearbox was sourced too, and given a walty coat of paint too.
(http://i.imgur.com/lkRrmwAh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/lkRrmwA)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Viamphie on December 21, 2019, 10:05:46 am
Looking really bare Lozza. Very ĎMr Godfreyí.  I especially like the nice repairs to the bulkhead. Itís amazing how quickly the landrover shape comes back once the full chassey (sic) is reattached.
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Horace109 on December 30, 2019, 08:23:27 am
Good to see it coming together - love a straight 6. 
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Samc88 on January 01, 2020, 03:59:09 pm
It's looking great! What's the specs on the six pot? Is it similar to the straight 6 petrol power wise?

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Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on January 01, 2020, 08:46:02 pm
Will be sooooo good to start being able to put bits onto a solid chassis 😁 Iím not quite sure what the specs are for the old side valve 2.6 but specs comparing the Santana 6 pots against 4 pots can be found here though http://www.allisons.org/ll/4/Santana/LandRover/
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on February 11, 2020, 09:49:10 am
Little bit more progress on Tet, turns out when I fitted the 2.5n/a flywheel housing with the new oil seal I caught it and buggered it up  Hmor so after I replaced it I was then able to fit the 2.5n/a flywheel.
(http://i.imgur.com/2TI5CKYh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/2TI5CKY)
(http://i.imgur.com/L6oFzDih.jpg) (https://imgur.com/L6oFzDi)
(http://i.imgur.com/Dm1URIeh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Dm1URIe)
the final mods to the roll bar have also been carried out with the removal of 2 brackets that are no longer needed and welding up the bottom mounts where I cut and folded it to fit over the rear bulkhead.
(http://i.imgur.com/u8VRJoIh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/u8VRJoI)
(http://i.imgur.com/gbKITDSh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/gbKITDS)
(http://i.imgur.com/xuNSdh4h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/xuNSdh4)
The front panel also needed a minor repair to a patch on it, which then turned into just cutting out the bottom section to replace it with a piece of scrap shelving I had to hand  wdesmle
(http://i.imgur.com/NPBA9ujh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/NPBA9uj)
(http://i.imgur.com/ba3CClfh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ba3CClf)
(http://i.imgur.com/clWywRbh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/clWywRb)
(http://i.imgur.com/B2HCPU1h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/B2HCPU1)
(http://i.imgur.com/0y9SLgFh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/0y9SLgF)
(http://i.imgur.com/kRkpc6Ch.jpg) (https://imgur.com/kRkpc6C)
What to do about the rear lights had been bugging me for ages, then I thought what else was available, and stumbled on the rear light brackets used on the back of a military Bedford MJ.
(http://i.imgur.com/slzZOnXh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/slzZOnX)
Had a quick mock up on the AWFFR's (future) replacement rear cross member, at the moment I'm thinking of having the number plate bracket on the bottom, as so not to hinder loading onto the new rear body, and to swap one fog light out for a revering light.
(http://i.imgur.com/ZQ1yl2Vh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ZQ1yl2V)
(http://i.imgur.com/n2NI10Ah.jpg) (https://imgur.com/n2NI10A)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on February 17, 2020, 10:29:19 pm
Moved onto the modifications to the bulkhead to fit around the engine and gearbox, basically into a 6 cylinder bulkhead, so first off I made some extension panels out of some metal I found in my scrap pile.
(http://i.imgur.com/djr0C82h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/djr0C82)
Tack welded into place.
(http://i.imgur.com/GjJjekNh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/GjJjekN)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZFur3q3h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ZFur3q3)
(http://i.imgur.com/DbkL9Rxh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/DbkL9Rx)
Welded on from the engine side.
(http://i.imgur.com/dYaz5d0h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/dYaz5d0)
(http://i.imgur.com/WUCAEXRh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/WUCAEXR)
Extensions fully in place along with a new plate just under the dash too.
(http://i.imgur.com/wPmfTFuh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/wPmfTFu)
I plan to make the top panel able to be bolted on too help enable any future problems should they occur at the rear of the engine so made up some brackets today that also bolt into the extension panels.
(http://i.imgur.com/OxoFWFhh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/OxoFWFh)
Still some tidying up to do on the welds but you can see how I'v had to angle this side to clear the access hole for the heater demister hose.
(http://i.imgur.com/cthjJdUh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/cthjJdU)
Other bits today was degreasing and cleaning up the fuel tanks and cleaning up and priming the gearbox and a brake bracket too. (http://i.imgur.com/8XE7P0Lh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/8XE7P0L)
(http://i.imgur.com/Etxztyuh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Etxztyu)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Tom on February 18, 2020, 10:15:17 am
Nice photos!

You've certainly been busy, awesome  ;D
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Serious Series on February 18, 2020, 12:52:27 pm
Loz when you expecting the chassis to arrive?
Did you ever get an air filter , Dutch 109 on series 2 forum never got back to me had issues with loosing his workshop!
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on February 18, 2020, 06:51:03 pm
Hopefully the chassis should be here by the end of this month!!! Yep I got a filter in the end thank you, thatís one of my next jobs to do, basic plan for when the chassis arrives is paint around the spring and axles areas, engine and gearbox by and fuel tank locations, fit the springs and axles, push into the garage to then fit the engine and gearbox filled by the fuel tanks so itís not outside for too long and big parts arenít piled up in the way etc.
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on February 23, 2020, 07:56:18 pm
Got the roll bar and some other parts back from the shot blasters the other day, so set about giving the roll bar and seat brackets a coat of black paint. (http://i.imgur.com/crXtRbAh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/crXtRbA)
(http://i.imgur.com/fYtxtKah.jpg) (https://imgur.com/fYtxtKa)
(http://i.imgur.com/L3BXdFLh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/L3BXdFL)
(http://i.imgur.com/gS5pSKuh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/gS5pSKu)
(http://i.imgur.com/zuEhLdqh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/zuEhLdq)

Also set about sanding down and priming the rear bulkhead too at the same time.
(http://i.imgur.com/37rkAJqh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/37rkAJq)
(http://i.imgur.com/5wUmrFph.jpg) (https://imgur.com/5wUmrFp)
(http://i.imgur.com/TKArwT2h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/TKArwT2)
(http://i.imgur.com/sqXIO9kh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/sqXIO9k)
(http://i.imgur.com/hv9aXKQh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/hv9aXKQ)
(http://i.imgur.com/C8RSLW0h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/C8RSLW0)
(http://i.imgur.com/YggGYeph.jpg) (https://imgur.com/YggGYep)
(http://i.imgur.com/KdEXrQLh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/KdEXrQL)

Today I set about finishing the bulkhead mods and made a removable upper panel.
(http://i.imgur.com/mKq7Ty9h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/mKq7Ty9)
(http://i.imgur.com/vEdhuQfh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/vEdhuQf)

Quick test fit to make sure I got the folds right.
(http://i.imgur.com/8IGsYSFh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/8IGsYSF)

Cutting and shaping the passenger side to clear the demister hose route.
(http://i.imgur.com/EWp8sWhh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/EWp8sWh)

Tidy up on the bench, Nuts have been welded on too as so the lower panel can be bolted up to it. (i'll admit the welds really don't look pretty as I'm having few issues with getting parts for my welder at the mo)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZRtATWxh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ZRtATWx)
(http://i.imgur.com/wSqYS40h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/wSqYS40)

Followed by tidying up the front panel, and priming all the parts that I'v been working on.
(http://i.imgur.com/ARMtTUoh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ARMtTUo)
(http://i.imgur.com/QQNVbXYh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/QQNVbXY)

And to finish off the day, a coat of "Tet special brown" on the bulkhead tunnel, footwells and rear light brackets.
(http://i.imgur.com/kN1dhAzh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/kN1dhAz)
(http://i.imgur.com/C75fI3oh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/C75fI3o)
(http://i.imgur.com/Fc3K7Pjh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Fc3K7Pj)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Gossamer on February 27, 2020, 09:49:16 am
Looking good, matey
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on March 08, 2020, 06:53:25 pm
Painted the bulkhead panels and fitted them all together to make sure they all fit, still gotta add fittings and holes for the heater but at least they fit. (http://i.imgur.com/rB3OFeah.jpg) (https://imgur.com/rB3OFea)
Also painted the rear bulkhead and refitted the capping after giving them a clean up.
(http://i.imgur.com/GV6IYWih.jpg) (https://imgur.com/GV6IYWi)
(http://i.imgur.com/qg7MOmeh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/qg7MOme)
(http://i.imgur.com/ngohtggh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ngohtgg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Kq0ViQsh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Kq0ViQs)
Seatbox got the Tet special brown treatment too, and lights added to the Bedford rear light brackets as well.
(http://i.imgur.com/RFTR9MGh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/RFTR9MG)
(http://i.imgur.com/e2qkIAXh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/e2qkIAX)
(http://i.imgur.com/bqjGyx2h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/bqjGyx2)
The drivers fuel tank and shocks have been getting a bit of attention too.
(http://i.imgur.com/vUEcphOh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/vUEcphO)
(http://i.imgur.com/2Be1htHh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/2Be1htH)
(http://i.imgur.com/E4WNsrch.jpg) (https://imgur.com/E4WNsrc)
(http://i.imgur.com/jS5Q2tSh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/jS5Q2tS)
(http://i.imgur.com/N6FI706h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/N6FI706)
(http://i.imgur.com/pzV5HsHh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/pzV5HsH)
But the big news is this turning up  wdesmle
(http://i.imgur.com/Ko39uDLh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Ko39uDL)
(http://i.imgur.com/ALJTFNlh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ALJTFNl)
(http://i.imgur.com/Ft4mrCVh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Ft4mrCV)
Spent the last couple of days priming it and getting the first coat of black paint onto it ready for bolting bit onto it  wdesmle (http://i.imgur.com/nVRP5Fmh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/nVRP5Fm)
(http://i.imgur.com/yfgynWNh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/yfgynWN)
(http://i.imgur.com/mdL4mKCh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/mdL4mKC)
(http://i.imgur.com/5uDzPvPh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/5uDzPvP)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Samo88 on March 15, 2020, 11:47:53 am
Thatís the chassis of dreams right there! Looking good! 👌🏼
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: mickandpaula101 on March 15, 2020, 06:40:57 pm
sorry but the chassis of dreams has already got ny missus's head on top of it. looking good though lozza it's going to be astounding
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on March 17, 2020, 10:10:01 am
Major milestone this past week or so. Basic things first, seam sealing the welds on the bulkhead and cleaning and painting the sill .
(http://i.imgur.com/kzhxTb4h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/kzhxTb4)
(http://i.imgur.com/wG079MMh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/wG079MM)
(http://i.imgur.com/PvR6LfUh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/PvR6LfU)
(http://i.imgur.com/kJV5Njch.jpg) (https://imgur.com/kJV5Njc)
(http://i.imgur.com/B4LlkHEh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/B4LlkHE)

Then this weekend with a bit of help the axles and springs were fitted and we were rolling  wdesmle
(http://i.imgur.com/FRur7wIh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/FRur7wI)
(http://i.imgur.com/T0jmDNDh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/T0jmDND)

Naturally the next thing was to mount the engine and gearbox, Now I did get everything all straight and level on the mock up I built on the front of a scrap 6 cylinder petrol chassis, but it turns out Richards will chat with you when you deliver it and talk though all your needs etc and then do their own thing  FRSsml
Chassis nice and level, clearly the gearbox isn't!!!
(http://i.imgur.com/y0PDZtBh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/y0PDZtB)

Massively out  FRSsml
(http://i.imgur.com/gq9ehiwh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/gq9ehiw)

Thankfully rather then unbolt everything and sulk etc we were able to bolt the mounts from the engine and re-drill and weld them to accept what are clearly standard 2.6 petrol engine mounts!!!
(http://i.imgur.com/KvPZDRih.jpg) (https://imgur.com/KvPZDRi)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZPufA8Gh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ZPufA8G)

After that drama we did manage to fit the rear bulkhead and rear body before the weekend was over  wdesmle wdesmle wdesmle (http://i.imgur.com/XnTb36Gh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/XnTb36G)
(http://i.imgur.com/M8oFIboh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/M8oFIbo)
(http://i.imgur.com/bqWWtb9h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/bqWWtb9)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: Horace109 on March 17, 2020, 07:26:58 pm
That engine is tasty!  Can't wait to see the finished item.
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: blenky on March 27, 2020, 08:00:13 am
Looking good.
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: mickandpaula101 on March 27, 2020, 08:18:29 pm
that/s gonna have some prescece on the road is that lozza,smart,
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: lozzaboy on April 09, 2020, 08:23:07 pm
Given all the dramas going on in the world right now, and ironically starting a new job with the DVSA, I'v still been able to crack on with Tet. First off was making sure the bulkhead, doors and rear bulkhead were all lined up.
 (http://i.imgur.com/lvbwEKeh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/lvbwEKe)

This also meant I had to paint the sides of the rear body, as there is a galvanised frame that goes around the top and is then bolted through the frame onto the rear bulkhead.
(http://i.imgur.com/MhO2MDYh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/MhO2MDY)

Other little jobs have included swapping the old style glow plugs for uprated modern ones, and sorting out the handbrake and refitting that too. (http://i.imgur.com/jf79naWh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/jf79naW)
(http://i.imgur.com/mEozv2Nh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/mEozv2N)
(http://i.imgur.com/OUWASYmh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/OUWASYm)
(http://i.imgur.com/r6ShJizh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/r6ShJiz)
(http://i.imgur.com/M3ddDz6h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/M3ddDz6)

Pedal boxes also been getting refurbed and refitted and spring out the lower steering column mount.
(http://i.imgur.com/d6o71VTh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/d6o71VT)
(http://i.imgur.com/kOLsyNTh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/kOLsyNT)
(http://i.imgur.com/6B5vTd7h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/6B5vTd7)

Sills, seatbox, change over taps and drivers tank all sorted and fitted as well.
(http://i.imgur.com/B4LlkHEh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/B4LlkHE)
(http://i.imgur.com/ynQ4maGh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ynQ4maG) 
(http://i.imgur.com/yzQZQPjh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/yzQZQPj)
(http://i.imgur.com/l4KyZiwh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/l4KyZiw)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZJchWqKh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ZJchWqK)

The passenger side tank needed a bit more work, including separating the cradle from the tank itself. 
(http://i.imgur.com/7IpYHvAh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/7IpYHvA)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZNtgjhAh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ZNtgjhA)

Oh dear oh dear  brf
(http://i.imgur.com/YTt4v5sh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/YTt4v5s)

Holes repaired with solder and tank and cradle reunited.
(http://i.imgur.com/90zvIhSh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/90zvIhS)
(http://i.imgur.com/zSYWLGkh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/zSYWLGk)
(http://i.imgur.com/AE1AvUTh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/AE1AvUT)
(http://i.imgur.com/Bo8AiLph.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Bo8AiLp)

Quick check with the hose.
(http://i.imgur.com/yFJ1c00h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/yFJ1c00)

Oh dear  fp1
(http://i.imgur.com/Ho4ZGU1h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Ho4ZGU1)
(http://i.imgur.com/3JJcZL0h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/3JJcZL0)

So it turns out I still missed some pin holes  FRSsml so water out and dried out, then ordered some POR 15 tank sealer to pour in and seal it all up, followed by externally sealing up the joins between the cradle and the tank and repainting.
(http://i.imgur.com/1asz51Bh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/1asz51B)
(http://i.imgur.com/ARzDCaTh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/ARzDCaT)
(http://i.imgur.com/TZCkOaWh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/TZCkOaW)
(http://i.imgur.com/alT5XTFh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/alT5XTF)
(http://i.imgur.com/H4n2zfHh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/H4n2zfH)

Bulkhead panels taken off to sort out the heater mounts etc and to allow access to route the clutch pipework as well.
(http://i.imgur.com/nx0eLLeh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/nx0eLLe)

Another job I needed to do was where to mount the air filter, electric (Volvo S40) PAS pump and the battery. I'm hoping to mount the battery above the passengers footwell to free up space on the other side for the air filter and PAS pump, quick test fit of the two in place. (http://i.imgur.com/KsjPwmZh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/KsjPwmZ)
(http://i.imgur.com/1DnDBfNh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/1DnDBfN)

Beginging to cobble something up and test fitting.
(http://i.imgur.com/BFa87sih.jpg) (https://imgur.com/BFa87si)
(http://i.imgur.com/lct4cpyh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/lct4cpy)
(http://i.imgur.com/9GgcrVbh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/9GgcrVb)

Ta-da!!!!
(http://i.imgur.com/8Q6GDHYh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/8Q6GDHY)

And a quick mock up of hoses to be made in the future, nice and short and not running across the engine bay.
(http://i.imgur.com/1amSPath.jpg) (https://imgur.com/1amSPat)
Title: Re: The Mighty TET
Post by: zinzan on April 13, 2020, 12:54:29 pm
Looks great!