Sunday, September 12, 2010

Mr Fuller and his J van

My Mother- in-Law spotted a J van at the local school fete today. It was part of a display of stationary engines, hand built cars and other machines. Very interesting.


Fitted out for camping at sometime, now it is used to move stationary engines around. Great stuff!



Apparently this may have been a local modification to strengthen the rear door frames. The owner has two Australian delivered vans, and they both have this welded in.



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This van is quite interesting - a J van modified with a B series engine/gearbox.




Other things at the fete...

Some of the other interesting mechanical oddities at the fete.
Indian motorcycle.

















Thursday, September 2, 2010

Kingpins, engine mounts

Just ordered some kingpins from the wonderfully helpful:
Vintage And Collectors Car Spares
Address: Beltoft House
Beltoft
Lincolnshire
DN9 1NE
UK
Contact: John
Telephone: 01724 784 230
Email: johndavis.vintage(at)btinternet.com
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also a set of front engine mounts from:

http://www.roverparts.com.au
Which are from the parts bin, commonly found as:
MOUNT - ENGINE - L/ROVER S2A+3 (REAR)
Part number: NRC2053

Thanks Bugly for the tip.

More bits required

I need kingpins, rubber covers for the handbrake lever, gearstick boot and try to cover up all the holes letting the air in... Tricky!