Anyone who has read my "Hello" Post, will know that I am having a 1985, V8 Powered Bedford CF Custom Van built at present, so hopefully, the attached link will go directly to some Piccies and Info at the "Retro Power" Website. The Van is having a R/Rover P38 4.6 EFi V8 Lump fitted, which has been recently Rebuilt, and has a Fast road Cam, as well as a Chipped, Socketed and Re-Mapped ECU, which along with other things like having the Cat`s and Lambda`s Removed, as well as other stuff like the Air-Con Compressor etc, etc, should hopefully deliver around 300 bhp, and Loads of Torque !!. It will also have a RWD 4HP22 Autobox from a V8 Cop Riot Van fitted, which is a 4 speed, as opposed to the usual B/Warner and GM 180 3 Speed Autobox, and has a Final Drive Ratio of 0.73:1, as opposed to the 1:00 Ratio of the 3 Speed. It also has a Vauxhall Cresta/Ventora 3.46:1 Diff, so all in all should prove VERY lively !!. According to my Calculations, and with a Rolling Diameter of 29" on the Rear Tyres, it should give a Top End of around 188 MPH @ 5,500 RPM !!!!. I reckon thats more than enough for an "Old CF Van" !!. It will be Re-Painted in "Jaguar Morocco Red", which is a very Deep Metallic Red, and should look Awesome when finished !. Anyway, here is the Link, which is Updated with further Pics & Info on a regular basis. If anyone wants any further Info give me a shout.
By the Way, Callum & Nat @ "Retro Power" are Excellent, and you will be able to see other examples of their Work on the Site. I cant recommend them highly enough, and after the First 30 Hours Work, their 2010 flat rate for New Customers Including VAT etc, is only £20.00 P/Hour !!.