VW V8 Project

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Well done! That's the thing with 14CUX, it needs road speed input amongst other things. 4CU only needs 4 wires and fuel to run!
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I doubt that I'll ever need any of it as I'll never build the 4x4 rear-engined, T3-bodied "Ran Over" :wink:
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Ineed, watching with interest :mrgreen:
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I love the simplicity of creating a speed sensor from the speedo cable. A analogue to digital converter in its simplest form.

I might keep me out for one of those - always fancied making myself a cruise control system!

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At Vanfest bought a scruffy but rust free tailgate for £25 , mine has so much rust and damage its not realy worth saving.
So with Christmas out the way Ive set about prepping it and a good friend has painted it for me.
Just need to get a new window seal and Ill be ready to fit it.
Ive also picked up another ABD gearbox to donate stronger 3rd & 4th gears to go into the DT I have.
I will be doing my own gearbox rebuild - I have a pdf of the bently manual and will make tools etc as I go along - should be an interesting challenge !

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This is going to make the rest of the van look bad isn't it :roll:
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Hi DentedDevon nice looking set up you got there :) could tell me the depth of the adaptor plate that was made to fit the V8 to series landrover please

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Thanks Moz :) . The adaptor plate is 8mm steel.
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sorry DentedDevon the PHILLIPS alloy adaptor :ok thanks moz

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:oops: Red face time! :oops:
Been under the van and actually measured.
The alloy PHILLIPS adaptor is 47mm thick and the steel adaptor plate is actually 6mm thick!
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Made a start on the gearbox job .....
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Drive flange puller (bit fuzzy)

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Time for some filing
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Finished, adjusting rings mesured and marked,
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Out they come!

Diffs out , start making the next tool .....
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:ok

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Thanks DentedDevon :ok

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So, the next tool to make was a socket for the splined nut that holds the pinion bearing in.
Simple plan , Take a piece of tube , cut a bit out , squeeze it down to the right diameter , weld it up , build up with weld inside ,file out the teeth .... shouldnt take too long
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H shaped frame allows all my effort to go into undoing the nut , still needed a helper to hold the gearbox down with a bar - it was TIGHT !
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Removed the other end of the case next, stripped of reverse gear parts before splitting the box.
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The other reason for making the H shape frame was to help with pushing the pinion bearing out.
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Made a stand for the gear carrier out of yet more scrap metal , and then off to the press.
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2 shafts ready to be stripped.
I think all the time and effort making the tools is worth it , It has taken relativly little time to dismantle the box so far and nothing has been damaged. Plus I have it all to do again to put the gears into the other box.
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excellent pictures and timeline Richard.
I have been watching this thread with fascination

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:shock: DIY tooling, I am in awe!
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