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Post by cpk on Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:32 pm

Hey all, brought a hijet panel van the end of last month so though I'd join up as seems like a good bunch on here.
Got the van cheap 'with head gasket issues' which turned out to be two leaking pipes which was causing it to start pressurising

In the process of converting it to a camper i will post up pics as soon as I work out how, but for now hello all

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Post by GEORDIE on Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:50 pm

WELCOME

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Post by scotia on Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:09 am

welcome Smile
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Post by Logi on Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:52 am

Hello Smile
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Post by Raggy on Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:50 pm

welcome!
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Post by Woodie on Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:11 pm

Hello CPK. What have you bought yourself? A 993cc or a 1300? Well done for getting it sorted out. I have bought a couple of Hi-Jets that 3 garages told the customers it was head gasket and in both cases was leaking Radiator Caps.

Mastering the Dark Art of Posting Pictures is another subject altogether. Best of luck. If you are a young'un you should be able to sort it out pretty quickly. Only took me three and a half years. Now there's no stopping me.
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Post by cpk on Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:37 pm

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Post by cpk on Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:48 pm

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Thanks for warm welcome. its the sowing machine of 1200 D. uploaded afew pictures of the conversion...theres alot missing but you get the idea of what its like so far. will try sort out some more pics out if anyone is interested that is haha. the paint work is abit rough but as a whole its not a bad van. I still have loads to do but im getting there! anyone got any window runners for sale or a drivers door mirror? i would very much interested if anyone has Smile  thanks,  conor.

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Post by dennispenis on Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:17 pm

I like a man who knows how to use a piano hinge
1.2 d eh? Same as mine except my head gasket was buggered
£30 quid off egay for a new one but you need to know your knotches
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Post by Raggy on Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:18 pm

looking good, its not easy to make the most of the small inside but you made a good start. keep posting pics of the progress.
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Post by cpk on Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:55 pm

I was lucky with mine really head gasket wise but i got the van on the risk of that so i was expecting to have to do it. Nice to see someone else with the derv lump haha. Progress will be slow over the next couple of weeks but i hope to get a few small jobs done on her. want it done for end of April really well usable anyway.

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Post by dennispenis on Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:02 pm

Yeah lombo diesel is the way forward
Just one wire going to the stop solenoid
No pcm no bcm just a good old fashioned engine guv'nor
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Post by Woodie on Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:19 am

Yep!! And a stick of Dynamite on the other end of the wire.
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Post by scotia on Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:24 am

cool topic with nice amount of pictures, i love it cheers
keep the updates comming
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Post by cpk on Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:31 pm

I have always had diesels so seemed only right. defiantly less to go wrong but not very refined..which im used too tbf as any owner of old pug lump sherpa would know lol

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Post by dennispenis on Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:50 pm

I don't know about that they are weird things 4 separate pump/injectors things
And a very odd way to set them up ,bloody Italians I had a single cylinder lombo engine in a geni once brand new 6 months it lasted before it rattled itself to bits
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Post by cpk on Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:00 pm

Just a little update..was on the hunt for a cooker that was small enough to fit in the unit but still have two rings and a grill. Couldn't really find anything at a good price that i liked the look of! so I ended up buying a folding camping cooker drilled the rivets out and made a box/frame for it to sit in. Still needs lining and fitting in the unit but its progress nontheless!

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Post by Woodie on Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:55 pm

Fantastic progress CPK. You don't hang around do you. As you might gather I loathe the Diesel Hi-Jets. 34 bhp isn't exactly inspiring for performance and worse on fuel consumption than the 1300 version.

But when you look at the design of the Lombardini lump it is a very clever, tidy looking engine, with OHC and everything hidden away under the Cam Cover.

Keep the pictures coming. Have you had a look at Raggy's project Skylark? Absolutely amazing job and featured in Campervan last April.
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Post by dennispenis on Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:23 pm

I remain unconvinced of the benefits of combining an injection pump with an injector though, but there you go who uses injection pumps these days ? they run happily off kerro , peanut oil ,butter tizer and love juice
I wouldn't fancy the chances of my common rail vans running on dat shit Smile
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Post by cpk on Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:40 pm

Woodie wrote:Fantastic progress CPK. You don't hang around do you. As you might gather I loathe the Diesel Hi-Jets. 34 bhp isn't exactly inspiring for performance and worse on fuel consumption than the 1300 version.

But when you look at the design of the Lombardini lump it is a very  clever, tidy looking engine, with OHC and everything hidden away under the Cam Cover.

Keep the pictures coming. Have you had a look at Raggy's project Skylark?  Absolutely amazing job and featured in Campervan last April.  

Defiantly not the best but it runs okay so il live with it haha. progress is slow going atm but i have some draws to go in the main unit just need to make up some fronts for them and then there ready to be fitted in.
I havent...il have a look for that now! Smile

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Post by Raggy on Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:42 am

Renovation of Skylark
Here's the link if you can't find it
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Post by cpk on Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:31 pm

Raggy wrote:Renovation of Skylark
Here's the link if you can't find it

Nice one thank you! had a look through the thread and what a good one it is too! good work there for sure!

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Post by cpk on Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:44 pm

Little update on the hijet aka Nigella. Got the cooker into the kitchen unit, it will have to come out again to get it lined but wanted to cut it to size and make sure it was going to fit okay. I then made a start on making some draws to underneath the cooker, just making them out of ply. Not much nor the best but its progress!

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If the weather holds up tomorrow i hope to get the storage sorted in the main unit and do afew other bits but we will see how i get on. Il be getting spanners out soon as she is due an mot and wont pass as is but i will keep everyone posted on that

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Post by Raggy on Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:08 pm

good work so far, keep up the progress, reports and photos.
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Post by cpk on Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:22 am

Well sods law...got a day free to spend on nigella and its peeing it down! trying to find something i can make/do inside so im still making some progress

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Post by scotia on Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:42 am

looks like a nice tidy design, good work !
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Post by cpk on Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:20 pm

Got abit done in the end even tho is rained on and off all day. Smashed my phone in the process so haven't got and photos :/ will take some more tomorrow and post them up Smile

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Post by Raggy on Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:34 pm

just remember that the seats lift backwards so you can get to the water,windscreen wash and check oil,so make sure that cooker unit can be moved. It is possible to forget this vital point...cough...cough! However I now know I can check the oil from the passenger side (saves taking drivers seat out each time) and the seat storage behind passenger seat is movable after unlocking some quick lease clips so all well in the end.
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Post by cpk on Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:54 pm

Raggy wrote:just remember that the seats lift backwards so you can get to the water,windscreen wash and check oil,so make sure that cooker unit can be moved. It is possible to forget this vital point...cough...cough! However I now know I can check the oil from the passenger side (saves taking drivers seat out each time) and the seat storage behind passenger seat is movable after unlocking some quick lease clips so all well in the end.

Oh i haven't forgotten thankfully haha. The unit isnt fixed in place, i will be putting it on some sort of runners so it slides backwards and forwards. not fully worked out exactly how im going to do it yet but il sort it

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Post by Danny25 on Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:53 pm

Hi all, not sure how this works as I've never joined a forum before. I've recently purchased a daihatsu s70 pick up 1986 and boy am I struggling to find parts. Does anyone know if I can use parts from another vehicle to fit mine ? I'm after shock absorbers and a wheel cylinder?? Please help......

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