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Hello all!  Bit of advice needed please, i have a bedford here and have realised the air intake is off an old land rover and am now unsure if the carb is the correct one? If not can i get one? Also can anyone point me in the direction of the correct air filter parts? Any help appreciated 🙂 




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10 minutes ago, Richard Farrant said:

That carb is as fitted to the civilian spec Bedford engines, the oil filter is likewise. Neither are correct for a wartime military engine.

I see. What type of carb should be fitted? Thank you

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The correct carb is a Solex type 35RZFAIPO/C581/0. C581 should be stamped on the carb. That is the 35RZFAIPO specific to the MW, as it was also fitted to other Bedford’s such as the QL

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29 minutes ago, Richard Farrant said:

You have a Zenith, correct one is a Solex 35RZFAIPO

The inlet manifold is a civilian spec as well as the mounting for the carb flange is different.

The Solex one won't fit on your inlet manifold...


If the engine runs fine, I would suggest that you leave it as is.

Zenith carbs were fitted to post war Bedford 28HP engines, likwise the oil filter you have.  Your MW was probably re-engined at some point in its civillian life.

If you do decide to go back to the "war time spec", you will (at a minmum) need to get a new inlet manifold, new carb, new throttle linkage. I think that the exhaust manifold remained the same

Carb photos for reference...203946358_391016082349842_3395268893361814545_n.thumb.jpg.79d741a8b4c1144ce3e658c6a75a8416.jpg







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