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    Keep going Paul, will be interested to see the cab come off

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    [QUOTE=stormbird;3956586]Hi all

    Slow but steady progress , being hampered by the wiring , god it takes a torturous path and there loads of it I mean who puts the fuse box in the middle of the dash board and 6 relays inside the passenger foot well and all individually mounted ?





    Anyone know how to undo speedo cable at instrument end ?




    Sometimes simply hacking till you get where you want is best

    Squeeze the ribbed bit, like when you undo the lid of a medicine bottle, & it should just pull off.

    If you can't be an example, be a warning.

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    Thanks I will give that a go.

    Just started labeling the wiring , that should keep me busy for a while ...

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    Go the speedo cable off , so was able to disassemble the steering column switches only to find out there seem to be those snap off security bolts holding the column to the dashboard as well as holding the ignition switch to the column.

    Found an easy way of labeling :-




    white electricians tape onto glass [ mirror in my case ] add label with biro then add sellotape over text and cut to length with a single sided razor blade

    drained water out , however pipes to heater proving hard to remove and windscreen wiper motor out but not the rack yet.

    had an epiphany when looking at wiring loom , realised I was trying to remove loom by feeding it out of cab and into engine bay , in actual fact it looks like it was installed in the opposite direction , so have passenger side inside cab and drivers side looks easy to do so almost done with cab electrics ...

    more progress soon Paul

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    Good luck mate. Watching with interest

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    Progress is slow but ongoing...





    Removed :-

    radiator
    header tank
    heater - bl**dy hell it is big and clumsy may need to find a smaller one to keep tootsies warm
    cab wiring loom - at last ! after a bit of dashboard surgery and hitting all 6 relays with a bit of wood it is out

    still to do [ in no particular order ] :-

    steering column - security screws need removing
    choke - can't understand how to release cable from carb end ? it is a HIF-44 and has a very small bolt and screw holding it maybe 4mm but which do I undo ?
    gear lever - held with a rusty roll pin that needs tapping out , may try heat and making a small tool to go inside it with a lip to catch the pin ?
    Fuel tank
    drivers seat
    brakes
    clutch


    Then un-clip rear loom and brake pipes from underneath cab.

    I will cut the front valance where the 2 black lines are that will make the front open so it can clear the engine.

    Hopeful I can get the cab off on my own ?

    jack it up and place wood under it till it clears the gear lever stub then slide it backwards over the chassis rails till the front is clear of the gearbox then slide it sideways off the chassis.

    I intend leaving the pedals in place and then cut the firewall and a section of floor out to free them , this will give me a reference as to where to put them in my build ?

    all for now Paul

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    To do list rapidly diminishing

    Only brakes to disconnect , clutch [ may just unbolt master cylinder and tie to engine ] , choke to free , ECU to strap to engine along with coil , free rear wiring loom ...




    As I have cut front valance off thought it would be a good idea to attach front number plate to chassis so it appears in photographs.

    Plan is still to raise cab so valance clears wheels and slide it rearwards then sideways onto floor ?

    Thanks to your good-selves [ and patience I am a bit thick sometimes ] I now know how to remove gear lever so hopefully this weekend may attempt the lift/removal fingers crossed.

    regards Paul

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    if your after a big odd ball engine some of the old trucks from 60s had big 2 stroke diesels

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1968unclefester View Post
    if your after a big odd ball engine some of the old trucks from 60s had big 2 stroke diesels
    Now there's a thought; a Detroit 8v92 (or a 12v71!) would certainly add some thunder... (And, as I understand, parts are still pretty easy to get for them, too.)
    Still young and dumb. Drives a Skoda. Also has a great big yellow hulk.

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