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Offline Big-chris

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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #75 on: December 02, 2017, 12:31:39 am »
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #76 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.



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



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



Dropped into place and grub screw refitted.



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

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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #77 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.



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



New steering box roughly in place again.





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)



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
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #78 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!




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
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #79 on: May 30, 2019, 08:27:42 am »
Brillamundo.

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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #80 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.




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.


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.
Bulkhead repairs also carried out.




Then the time to remove everything so the mock up can go to Richards happened!!!!




Also a reconditioned gearbox was sourced too, and given a walty coat of paint too.
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #81 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.
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #82 on: December 30, 2019, 08:23:27 am »
Good to see it coming together - love a straight 6. 

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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #83 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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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #84 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/
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #85 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.



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.



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






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.

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.

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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #86 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.

Tack welded into place.



Welded on from the engine side.


Extensions fully in place along with a new plate just under the dash too.

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.

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.

Other bits today was degreasing and cleaning up the fuel tanks and cleaning up and priming the gearbox and a brake bracket too.
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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #87 on: February 18, 2020, 10:15:17 am »
Nice photos!

You've certainly been busy, awesome  ;D

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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #88 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!

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Re: The Mighty TET
« Reply #89 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.
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