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New member, just purchased a 1981 CF1 LWB 350 ? facelift motorhome.Think I'm going to need a lot of help and am going to have to develop a strong left thigh for clutch !! I am in Scotland, Auchendinny, Midlothian and hope there are some members local to me.This motorhome has had a replacement isuzu Turbo deisel engine fitted....god hope it is ok as I have not been on the open road with it yet !! Inside it is so roomy, have to work out what works and what doesn't, will be a challenge I think.
I still have a 1993 toyota Hiace camper at the moment so am used a slow mover but will sell once the beddie has won me over.

great site
Margaret

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Hi Margaret & welcome to the club first malvern is in worcestershire so its a good way from you. I think the nearest members to you are Rai & Ann they live in Kirkcaldy and travel down to most of the meets, there will be a meet over the Xmas time at Cashel camp site Loch Lomond pop over a see us if you have the time all details of this and over meets are in the rally and meets section.Most of the help you will need you can find by doing a search (top right corner )if you cannot find what you want just ask some one will help Regards Pete & Jan

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Thanks for the welcome....and hope to start enjoying my van soon. Hope to be able to get to one of the meets. I am excited about my new van but at the same time a bit scared .....what if it breaks down all the time...hopefully it will be great fun so just have to wait and see. Many a 'good tune played on an old fiddle' seems like a great adage !!

Margaret, Raffaele and the 2 dugs !!
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hi there the isuzu engines are good runners you shouldnt have any probs with it enjoy your beddy and welcome to the board

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Hi Wullie

That reassuring to know,will keep in contact with the forums if i need help


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Hi Margaret, welcome to the club.I see that you come from my old stomping grounds, the Queen Vic used to be my old watering hole and many a beer token was spent there. I'm sure you will get all the help you will need on this site. regards David.


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Hi David

Nice to meet you.......have never been in the pub the 7years I have lived here !!! Been down your way earlier this year....Snowdonia in my toyota hiace camper.
I hope my van will be okay......one thing though the brakes don't seem that great...seem a bit spongy.....or maybe its because I am a 'shorty' but brakes don't seem that good.


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margrae wrote:
one thing though the brakes don't seem that great...seem a bit spongy.....or maybe its because I am a 'shorty' but brakes don't seem that good.


Don't go spending any money until you can find someone who knows how CF brakes should feel & get them to drive it. CF350 is drum brakes all round and even with the brakes spot on it can take a lot of stopping above about 30mph when the van is fully laden.

If the handbrake performance is poor (should be able to lock rear wheels at low speed if you can get enough of a pull on the lever) then the rear brakes may be the first place to look; they're 'duo-servo' type and provide a lot more braking than you'd expect.

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Hi

Many thanks for the helpful advice, going to get the brakss checked.



Margaret
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Here is some pics of my motorhome......I hope




<a href="http://s1005.photobucket.com/albums/af174/margrae/?action=view¤t=P8040094.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af174/margrae/P8040094.jpg" border="0" alt="bedford"></a>

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I've taken the liberty of editing your message as a 'quote' to show the JPG. Try 'quote' yourself on your original message and this one to see the difference (i.e. text between the 'img' and '/img' switches).

For more, look at the howto that bluebedouin has done at http://www.bedford-cf.co.uk/mboard/thread.php?id=7653

margrae wrote:
Here is some pics of my motorhome......I hope



Margaret

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Hi

Thanks Phil.............to be honest I don't have a clue about what you mean.....duh....seems way to complicated for old me.
In scots i would say.....'dinnae huv a clue aboot pittin photee's oan here'

Margaret::?
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works..??.......or not
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Wow..........thanks for that Phil
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That is a lovely looking van,both in & out.;]

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Hi

Thanks....although the pics are a bit flattering, but not bad considering age. Was a bit pricy though





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Margaret

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hi mags and welcome to the club,that is one stunning looking bedford,makes mine look like the clampets can i ask how much it set you back?
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Hi Neil

Thanks for the welcome, it cost me £3400.....he wanted £3850 !!but I love the inside, its very spacious. I think the 'new paint job'is ok but hope it doesn't hide a multitude of sins !!It has a replacement isuzu engine 2.8TD I believe. I loved it as soon as I saw it....fell out big time with my partner who though it was far too mutch for such an old vehicle. Anyway I love it, but at the moment it is at my sisters house in Leeds, so still have to get it up to Bonnie Scotland.

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i think you had a great deal,i would of bought it straight away,will you be coming to malvern in october?
regards
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