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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #45 on: July 30, 2015, 09:21:29 pm »
Certainly didnt stop TET  wdesmle
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2015, 04:28:09 pm »
How did it go from brown to green?

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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #47 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!
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #48 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

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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #49 on: November 27, 2015, 05:22:18 pm »
OYF
Almost, but not quite, exactly unlike what you were expecting.

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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #50 on: November 27, 2015, 07:18:18 pm »
Yep, I would agree, that is shagged...... Did it rattle much  whstle
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« Reply #51 on: November 27, 2015, 07:21:36 pm »
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #52 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



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



Suitable nut found and welder dragged out.



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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #53 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)



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)



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  :(





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
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #54 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.
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #55 on: August 22, 2016, 08:56:02 am »
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That Santana engine... PHWOAR!
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #56 on: August 22, 2016, 08:08:19 pm »
Sounds like that could be very useful Espacekiller  wdesmle swap for some rear lights lol  ;)
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #57 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.

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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #58 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.
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #59 on: August 23, 2016, 08:12:22 am »
Ta.

I will have a look.
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