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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 24 Oct 2014, 08:17

Very tidy. :ok Not much room for anything else!
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby marlinowner » 24 Oct 2014, 10:35

That coolant expansion tank looks remarkably like a Triumph GT6 windscreen washer bottle.
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby lloydy » 24 Oct 2014, 11:00

its a triumph expansion bottle for the cooling system.
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby marlinowner » 24 Oct 2014, 11:28

Just looked on Rimmer website, the GT6 radiator overflow bottle and windscreen washer bottles are very similar!
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby lloydy » 24 Oct 2014, 11:57

Rimmer is where i got my one from :ok
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby Plasticman » 25 Oct 2014, 21:34

they do makeup dont they :?: :lol:
well away and got the front alignment done today, it drove back feeling so m uch nicer, took it for a run round and the van feels generally nicer, gearing is spot on now so good one aiden, its just seamless from 1 through 4 with no silly gaps, new charge cooler seems to be working fine, and all temps look good from what little ive driven,
one of the other things that bugged me besides the rear rack was the no plate flap, i kn ow theres no real need to open it on this installation but.................
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at least now it does for a nosey...
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and made some bling this lunchtime
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby Plasticman » 26 Oct 2014, 21:01

well a long day and its off tomoz :D
mounted the reservoir separately
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racks level
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carrier back together and a bit of chequerplate on the step part, so it acts as a tow eye,bumper mount,jack carrier and step :lol:
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fitted ,for obvious reasons im not going into anymore details :lol:
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby Plasticman » 27 Oct 2014, 17:42

well it will be back down the warm south by now :D
so i can post picks of the snorkle now that its been seen :lol:
SS joiners as per previous page and this is the simplest easiest way to mount it
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tapped M6 for SS domed screws
simple as can be, the tube brace to the fiammi bracket does give very good support as well, plus if a branch or other gets near it will stop it hooking up , also handy for a rear led spot same as front.
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hardly noticeable
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i take on board what others have said ref rubber mounting and i hope this gives an option and the best of both worlds
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let us know what the figures were on the return run
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 27 Oct 2014, 20:04

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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby ninja.turtle007 » 27 Oct 2014, 20:24

Home at last. Traffic was bad on the M25 as usual.

I'm really pleased with the work. All practical and simple. Not sure which is my favourite addition, jack carrier, recovery points, step combo or safe. The safe is bigger than expected and is a safe as a safe can be! There is certainly no simple way of breaking into it!

The gap between 2nd and 3rd gear is now very good. I really noticed the difference when driving in town.

Coolant temp wise it is more stable. I will change the stat as I feel it still not quite right. The twin tank set up is way neater than before.

Charge cooler temps were good. Mostly mid 30's on the motorway sitting at 65mph. The highest was 52C on a pretty long motorway hill.

Plus the annoying squeak from the front when going over bumps has gone! :ok

Both the wife and kids are really happy the van is back. It plays a big part in our lives. A few small jobs to do before we go away to the New Forest at the weekend.

Thank you for the work and for putting up the ever increasing list of stuff that I wanted.
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby silverbullet » 02 Nov 2014, 21:49

Saw you this afternoon, nr Lyndhurst wasnt it?
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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby Aberdeenbus » 09 Jan 2015, 11:08

Hi,

Any word on those underseat safes?

I really want one.

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Re: Tortugas-van

Postby Plasticman » 09 Jan 2015, 11:14

Pm me and confirm with tom that they work ok
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