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by maxstu
Today, 09:40
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Buying second hand engine
Replies: 26
Views: 537

Re: Buying second hand engine

Let get some prespective here. Switzerland is a fabulously weathly country with a very high standard of living. Even minimum wage is twice (l think) the UK's. So naturally everything costs more to buy and do. Including cost of living, property and transport. In it's own world it works very efficien...
by maxstu
Today, 09:02
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Buying second hand engine
Replies: 26
Views: 537

Re: Buying second hand engine

Let get some prespective here. Switzerland is a fabulously wealthy country with a very high standard of living. Even minimum wage is twice (l think) the UK's. So naturally everything costs more to buy and do. Including cost of living, property and transport. In it's own world it works very efficient...
by maxstu
Yesterday, 21:07
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Buying second hand engine
Replies: 26
Views: 537

Re: Buying second hand engine

Ouch! Pouring salt into a very open wound!
A severe learning curve, me thinks. :shock:
by maxstu
Yesterday, 21:01
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Cruise control instalation and alternative parts.
Replies: 91
Views: 2262

Re: Cruise control instalation and alternative parts.

4x4 Bus wrote: 12 Feb 2021, 09:57 Image

So l see. Forgot about this picture. So hunt the bolt holes matching mount plate. Which way do you think it mounts?
by maxstu
Yesterday, 19:57
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Cruise control instalation and alternative parts.
Replies: 91
Views: 2262

Re: Cruise control instalation and alternative parts.

This is poor photo of mounting plate. Did you get one from from 4x4?
Probably not necessary if you didnt. Ive read some people just mount to bulkhead using plastic reg plate nuts and bolts to reduce vibration

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by maxstu
Yesterday, 19:49
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Cruise control instalation and alternative parts.
Replies: 91
Views: 2262

Re: Cruise control instalation and alternative parts.

No doubt for LHD (not found any onfo for CC on RHD drive models), so you are looking for pre drilled holes to left of driving seat under centre dash. The ECU sits on a plate too. All all Yank imports from 1986 onwards come with prefitted wiring looms as you likely already know. I checked all through...
by maxstu
Yesterday, 17:26
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: High Top Removal
Replies: 12
Views: 314

Re: High Top Removal

Courageous stuff :ok

Ive looked a front of my camper at the A pillars. I think there is a nasty surprise lurking beneath. :?

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by maxstu
22 Feb 2021, 20:13
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 120
Views: 9864

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

I took the case down as well to enquire about how much they'd charge to sort the broken studs and to give it a clean.  Would be around £250 for the time taken to remove the studs or so I was told by drilling them out. Spark erosion was another option I was told but I'd have to go elsewhere for that...
by maxstu
20 Feb 2021, 23:03
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Recon 1.9 wbx 1984 DF Engine code
Replies: 12
Views: 263

Re: Recon 1.9 wbx 1984 DF Engine code

just as easy to put a 2.1 in .... fits just the same .  If you can find one, that is. I have a spare early DG with inlet manifold. lt was pressurising the cooling system. So l rebuilt the top ends last year with new rings, gaskets and seals. All documented on this forum with photos. It was going in...
by maxstu
20 Feb 2021, 20:05
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: jammed/stiff sliding door
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: jammed/stiff sliding door

And welcome to the forum :ok
by maxstu
20 Feb 2021, 19:49
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Mercedes wheel fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Mercedes wheel fitting

I suggest a read on Wiki first...

https://wiki.club8090.co.uk/index.php/W ... ive_wheels

66.5 centre bore?
by maxstu
20 Feb 2021, 19:44
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 120
Views: 9864

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

It's got a Hawaiian bar in a self contained annexe after the garage/workshop too. :mrgreen:
Now looking for 10" five stud minilites :rofl
by maxstu
20 Feb 2021, 17:13
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Mercedes wheel fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Mercedes wheel fitting

Some photos will help too.
by maxstu
20 Feb 2021, 17:13
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Mercedes wheel fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Mercedes wheel fitting

First thing to check is whether they are weight specific for a larger vehicle. Also wheel holes are correct diameter. Mostly 12mm on Mercs. And 14mm on T25. As they are steels and not alloys, try rear wheel fitment first. Probably wont need longer studs on back unless spacer needed to stop any suspe...
by maxstu
20 Feb 2021, 13:08
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project
Replies: 120
Views: 9864

Re: A Numpty and his 2.1 Project

Overthinking can be very dangerous. :rofl Who would (you) have two vans to cope with for starters? :run On the other hand underthinking can be costly too. We are in the process of buying a property. Its got all l could ask for. A 25ft car port and a 31ft garage tandem workshop...lm easily pleased. B...