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  1. #71
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    Default Re: Bedford MWC restoration

    Had a chance to do a bit on the Engine Block (inbetween trying to sort out Austin Champ Starter Motor Problema and Ferret Fuel Pump)

    I can now get at all of the core plugs, which will be replaced (after clearing waterways). As well as taking the pistons out and checking the rings etc. Anything else I should do whilts it is stripped down this far ?



    Bell Housing, Flywheel and clutch plate assembly back at home ready for cleaning etc.



    Will be having a couple of weeks off for W&P. I will be with the Vintage Operating Group, demonstrating radios (WW2 to current), and will be located at the end of the traders area stands R20 - R23. Drop in for a chat if you feel like it.

    Cheers
    Richard
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    Default Re: Bedford MWC restoration

    I had a MWR many years ago. I don't now have its chassis number but it had most of the late features except that it did not have the sling plates on the hubs. It had the pressed filler caps and at the time I remember that most of the Bedfords that I came accross had pressed caps. The cast ones I think were a very late feature though were completely interchangable so could turn up on any Bedford of that period that had that style of tank.

    David

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    Default Re: Bedford MWC restoration

    While you have the engine stripped remember to take out the brass rocker feed conection, as it only has a tiny hole in it and blocks easily restricting oil flow to the rockers. take an airline to the gallery at the same time to clear any debris.

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    Default Re: Bedford MWC restoration

    Also check the timing chain and sprockets for wear. There being no tensioner. With a new chain and good sprockets there is hardly any movement, so this will give you an idea.
    Richard Farrant

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    Hi

    Back from W&P where I managed to find a few bits

    a) Master Clyinder which had beed re-sleeved and fully overhauled
    b) Two reear cylinder caseings that had been re-sleeved
    c) Set of flexible hoses
    d) OX fuel sender
    e) inners of the oil/air bath filter (still looking for the mounting bracket, elbow and rest of piping to the carb

    also had a good look over an MW and took photos and measurements of cab wood work (thanks to Richard, another MW owner)

    How long are the sender tubes on am MW? obviously the OX ones are longer as the tank is deeper, what I am after are the dimensions below



    also where can you get the cork washers for the tap, and how are they fitted ? (see photo below)

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    Hi Richard,
    Good to meet you at W&P.
    John.
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    Default Re: Bedford MWC restoration

    Hi Richard measurements on my spare are


    A = 7 1/4" approx

    B = 5 1/4" approx

    Cheers J.
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    Default Re: Bedford MWC restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by 64EK26 View Post
    Hi



    also where can you get the cork washers for the tap, and how are they fitted ? (see photo below)

    This link should answer your questions:-

    http://pub25.bravenet.com/forum/stat...09110&cmd=show
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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    Default Re: Bedford MWC restoration

    Hi

    Thanks for the info on the taps, at leaset I know where to get new corks

    Busy day at the shed, Land Rover all ready for MOT, and more work on the engine block



    I think have worked out what all the tapped holes are



    except for the one near the bell housing, this was full of crud, still trying to get it all out, is this another water drain point ?



    Cheers
    Richard
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    Default Re: Bedford MWC restoration

    Hallo Richard, nice work! Good luck! With gods help have meeting with you on Normandy 2019, both MWC together.....

    best regards

    Tom Higgins
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