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I was sent an email today by one of my 'contacts' and they are selling, admittedly by auction, rather a lot of Saxon based spares.....including New/ remanufactured Bedford 6 cylinder 8.2 ltr Normally Aspirated Diesel Engines... I have numerous pictures of them, you can have one for starting price £1000, or lots of 2, or 5, priced accordingly.

Looking at the photos, they seem to be very similar in physical size to the B80/81, exhaust is on the left side, so that suits Saracens/Saladins, also the crankshaft appears to be nice and low down, with the flywheel very close to the base of the shallow sump (dry-sump?) ...check out the picture...... they also have matching new fully auto boxes, relatively reasonably priced, although not sure whether they'd be easy to match up to the transfer box on Saracen/Saladins... might be ok in a Stolly though.... think of the extra oomph 8.2 ltrs will provide!:D:laugh:

Bedford 8.2 ltr 6cyl NA Diesel (for Saxon).jpg

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I was sent an email today by one of my 'contacts' and they are selling, admittedly by auction, rather a lot of Saxon based spares.....including New/ remanufactured Bedford 6 cylinder 8.2 ltr Normally Aspirated Diesel Engines... I have numerous pictures of them, you can have one for starting price £1000, or lots of 2, or 5, priced accordingly.

Looking at the photos, they seem to be very similar in physical size to the B80/81, exhaust is on the left side, so that suits Saracens/Saladins, also the crankshaft appears to be nice and low down, with the flywheel very close to the base of the shallow sump (dry-sump?) ...check out the picture...... they also have matching new fully auto boxes, relatively reasonably priced, although not sure whether they'd be easy to match up to the transfer box on Saracen/Saladins... might be ok in a Stolly though.... think of the extra oomph 8.2 ltrs will provide!:D:laugh:

 

 

ooh that is interesting, I have just bought a company that specialised in engine replacements, on a small scale but they are going to be fitting engines, diesel in my zils, and ural, and then I am going to buy two diesel converted stollies as mules and then offer conversions for other owners..this engine looks good. What is its power output, too much power would be bad news for a stolly...just googled the specs..its only 164 bhp bet the torque will be good though, and with turbo power would be up to 200 bhp..enough I think...

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I was led to believe that certain parts for this Bedford engine are getting very dificult to obtain.

 

That said, if you need some 8.2 litre parts then these engines appear to be very good value :)

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I wonder if the Bedford 500 for Saxon auto box application had a different flywheel to the standard one for clutch mounting?

 

This is often (but not always) the case with engines used with autos.

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...apparently they have quite a few lots/items of engine spares too....:cool2:

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being diesel and Bedford.... it'll probably run quite happily on old chip oil for donkey's years! so it should be cheap enough to run,... not only that Saxons are being gotten rid of in their droves now too, some will have useable but non-running engines no doubt....

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I'll look out the rest of the pics and post them too.....

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if they have loads of them £1000 sounds a bit much to me...I would love to have four of them sitting here for that obscure conversion project but it would be just that, sitting here...would be a nice engine for the zil, but I suspect it would be too long.

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anyone got any sizes for the engine, length weight etc..will it run multifuel or is it diesel/bio only..

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...yes, that's my contact for goodies.....where I saw the saxon engines...

 

Not for much longer aparently.

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All you need is a bare hull and cheque book and you could have a complete one after all the spares they are flogging, wonder if the winning bid will be a man or woman from Jordan?

 

R

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The most important thing for any B series engine replacement is the maximum rpm. Most modern diesels don't rev high enough to match the B series, so unless you want to be doing 20mph flat out you'll have to think about changing gearboxes/transfer boxes or having new gears machined. Not then quite as cheap a conversion as it first appeared ...

 

Andy

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Ukraine, apparently, according to the news.

That's what I meant to say.... Oops!

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The most important thing for any B series engine replacement is the maximum rpm. Most modern diesels don't rev high enough to match the B series, so unless you want to be doing 20mph flat out you'll have to think about changing gearboxes/transfer boxes or having new gears machined. Not then quite as cheap a conversion as it first appeared ...

 

Andy

 

I think that's one of the points about the Bedford 500. Being a small truck engine it revs to 2800 or so - not B81 revs, but not too bad. It has been used successfully in Stalwart conversions before now.

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ooh that is interesting, I have just bought a company that specialised in engine replacements, on a small scale but they are going to be fitting engines, diesel in my zils, and ural, and then I am going to buy two diesel converted stollies as mules and then offer conversions for other owners..this engine looks good. What is its power output, too much power would be bad news for a stolly...just googled the specs..its only 164 bhp bet the torque will be good though, and with turbo power would be up to 200 bhp..enough I think...

 

 

Dear All, Is there anyone outhere who has a dropp in replacement for my stolly?

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Dear All, Is there anyone outhere who has a dropp in replacement for my stolly?

 

Stolly?

 

why not a RR K60?, its a conversion thats been done before.

 

Cheers

 

Nick

 

CWC Canada

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