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Offline seriespaul

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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #15 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)
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #16 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
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2014, 08:45:21 pm »
i want those wheels  5xif

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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2014, 08:55:25 pm »
Tough they're all mine  bdcing
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #19 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

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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2014, 06:34:57 pm »
One broken mirror  FRSsml


And the new one thanks to fentiger  wdesmle 
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #21 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
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2014, 09:52:37 pm »
Yes....Yes it does...... whstle
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2014, 07:13:09 am »

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


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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #24 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

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
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #25 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
 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
Gave the sump a quick rub down and prime with etching primer before refitting it
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
Strangely though it has a 19J engine number, but I thought all 19J's were turdblow diesel's?  rbchn
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #26 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?
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #27 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

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

Cleaned up and new belt and tensioner on 

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
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #28 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


A couple of cutting discs later


And my first time arc welding since college  :-\


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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #29 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.

Then set about removing the flywheel and housing to replace the rear seal.

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.
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