Ej van project

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Re: Ej van project

by Spaghettijet » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:28 pm

Yes engine bay photos although it’s very dirty, but I hope it will polish up when it comes to that time.
So moving ever so slowly towards firing up.
Engine filter and engine oil replaced.
Power steering reservoir bracket finished and mounted. I went to no less than 6 auto shops to get some 16mm transmission hose for the reservoir, I eventually found 5/8 which fit but bloody tight to get on.!
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Re: Ej van project

by 64v8wagon » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:47 pm

That engine bay is looking full
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Re: Ej van project

by Spaghettijet » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:28 pm

More action today as I inch ever so slowly to the starting and testing milestone, diff filled up, power steering filled up, inside rear quarters and inner gutters por 15 applied, rear braces fitted yesterday and paint in the back to support floor. Relay box under the bonnet filled with, fuses and relays as required, and permanently fixed in position, including sealing up underneath and fitting protection gaurd to the wiring loom where it enters the really box..
A lot of items that don’t really show much progress but still time consuming nevertheless.
 
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Re: Ej van project

by Spaghettijet » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:36 pm

And some photos for the fans!
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Re: Ej van project

by Spaghettijet » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:39 pm

And a couple more.i was reading in the forum about replacing the upper tailgate stays wit the high pressure gas stays, I think I will go that way if anyone knows how many Kn stays I should get that would be good, I’m thinking the lowest value 10kn.
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Re: Ej van project

by Spaghettijet » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:42 pm

Plenty of room on the passenger side of the engine bay, will probably try and fit the commodore air cleaner box.
 
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Re: Ej van project

by 64v8wagon » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:19 am

Hi Spaghettijet, this is the ebay item number of the ones I used 28554 5003022409. 370 mm long and 110n force. I think 150n force would be a better choice. They don't come with the ball ends. Need to buy them separately. I got mine from a local strut supplier. If you look at my post you will see how I mounted the lower mount using the original mounts.
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Re: Ej van project

by Harv » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:26 am

I got the struts for my EK wagon tailgate made locally (truck parts supplier). By weighing the tailgate (me stand on the bathroom scales, me stand on the scales holding tailgate, subtract the difference), and using their calculation method I could give them the force needed. My tailgate holds itself in place nicely, but is not "self raising", which is what I was after. Can email their calculation method if it helps (it is a pdf, and won't upload).

The other way is to fit your tailgate, and put a spring balance (the thing you use to weigh fish) onto the tailgate on one side where the strut attaches. Measure the force (in kg) and multiply by 10 to get Newtons (1kg = 10N). Add a little more Newtons for safety. Remember you only have one spring balance, but two struts - the struts need to only be half as strong as the kg rating on the spring balance.

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Re: Ej van project

by Spaghettijet » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:56 pm

Can anyone supply a diagram with dimensions of van upper tailgate handle latch as per picture I don’t have a full piece.
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Re: Ej van project

by Ray » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:31 pm

looks like you need an extra internal van side support... i can help with that ;)
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