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The Mafti machine

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Mafti, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. Mafti

    Mafti New Member

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    My 72 crew cab, she's rough and ready and will get a resto one day,but it wont be before Canberra. Of the 8 kombis i've owned in 22 years this is the most fun.
    Its got a Subie Ej20 T motor in it( engineered and complianced by the previous owner) The gearbox I had rebuilt with a superdiff, Albins 3rd and a new 4th. An Indian adjustable front beam and Merc 16" rims.
    Its my work bus and my daily driver.
    I drive it because I want to, not because I have to." Most people just don't get it."

    [[​IMG]
     
  2. Takhoal

    Takhoal Member

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    awesome man!
     
  3. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

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    I've seen this thing go, and I do mean it really goes..
    It suprises quite a few people!!!!
    Dave
     
  4. ahoogah

    ahoogah New Member

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    " Most people just don't get it."

    Get that all the time, now usually reply,
    "if you need to ask, then I can't tell you!"
     
  5. kommodius

    kommodius Active Member

    Mafti's crew cab is a sleeper alright. Everybody gets a bit of a shock when he floors it on a run.

    Ray & da Boyz
     
  6. Mafti

    Mafti New Member

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    [​IMG]

    The engine bay with cover removed.
     
  7. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's awesome mafti - 2 great stickers on the back
     
  8. Baldwithabeard

    Baldwithabeard Active Member

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    ......jeez...
     
  9. VanRex

    VanRex Member

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    Great stuff Mafti. Looking forward to getting mine going to have another EJ20T Lowlight on the road to join you.

    Brendan
     
  10. Saggas

    Saggas New Member

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    dumb question.
    where are the radiators?
     
  11. winerot

    winerot Active Member

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    saggas mate there right in front of the motor
    wally
     
  12. JHB88

    JHB88 Member

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    Another dumb question: How does the air get to the radiators?

    I would guess it is drawn thru the side vents and down from the vents at the back of the cab(?)

    ****************************************************
    BTW, Love the DC Mafti.

    I wanted to know how a suby would fit in and now I know.
     
  13. Split 1

    Split 1 New Member

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    Bloody big scoop underneath
     
  14. Mafti

    Mafti New Member

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    The radiator is mid mounted vertically, only because I want to retain the origonality (not mounted on the front ) and I wanted to lower it so I didnt want to fit it between the chassis rails. I saw a photo of the Chiefs set up and decided to go that way but I didnt want the air scoops cut into the side panels as he has got.So this leaves the dilema as to how to get the air into the radiator, so I fabbed a duct that runs between the chassis rails from the air box to a scoop that sits behind the front beam. This worked till I lowered the front end (raked) and the aerodynamics changed dramatically, hence no air to the radiator. I cant lower the rear as I load the ute up with quite a bit of weight for my job. At this stage I must point out the whole set up is in the proto type stage, "looks dodgy", so now out of 100 mm PVC I have these ducts poking out from under the bus scooping in air, ugly but it works for now.
    Soon I will change this and I rekon I can duct the air from the fresh air vent in the front panel to the radiator thus making a console between the front seats, when time permits.
    Mafti
     
  15. Mafti

    Mafti New Member

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    Im watching the progress on your bus Brendan, some buet workmanship
    keep the photos coming.
    Ill post a pic of the dodgy proto airbox and scoops later.
    JHB88 how about posting a pic of your DC.

    Mafti
     
  16. Mafti

    Mafti New Member

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    [​IMG]

    The airbox.
     
  17. JHB88

    JHB88 Member

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    Ok just a couple. I am keeping a record for an eventual posting in the Resto section but I thought I would wait until it was finished (?).

    It is normally under one of Roy's covers because I don't have a shed (yet!) :
    [​IMG]


    Guess what I found when the seat covers were removed - new upholstery will be ordered from TMI shortly:
    [​IMG]

    How's this - previous owner - 42 pop rivets and under it I found the original 3 holes for the correct '73 Badge - whole front panel will have to be painted and it was in very good condition - bugger!
    [​IMG]

    Thats enough pics. - I don't want to hijack your post.
     
  18. Mafti

    Mafti New Member

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    [​IMG]
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    The main scoop behind the front beam.
    [​IMG]
    The work bus fully loaded, with the dodgy bros side ducts.
     
  19. JHB88

    JHB88 Member

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    Wow, that scoop sure is low :eek:

    I presume you don't own a lawn mower!
     
  20. matthew77

    matthew77 New Member

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    Mafti I like the way you have kept it looking standard . Like any new project it takes a little experimenting to sort out air flow. One crusie daily driver.

    jhb88 LOL no one was going to steal that front badge. Guy must have bought a new popriviter and wanted to try it out :( Looking foward to seeing it on the road.
    cheers
     

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