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My 1971 Deluxe

Post by sean » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:29 pm

Here is another edition to the collection that I got hold of last week.

It is a 1971 model, colour code 060, which is referred to as Gold. :roll:

It lived in Bellville from brand new and still has its original number plates. It is 100% rust free and in original paint with the odd touch up here and there.

There is one drawback. It was converted to a JT3000 V6. :shock:
The conversion was done in 1987 in order to tow the old mans caravan. It has quite a heavy duty constructed towbar fitted. Surprisingly, there doesn't appear to be any overheating. I'm not going to gut out this engine just yet, Ill drive it as is for a while. It was a new motor from Ford fitted, and it doesn't even have 50 000 km on it. It still has its own warranty books as well.

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Lovely original interior.
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A few of the stickers still preserved from the busses past travels.
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Now, I will admit, I hate conversions, but this V6 does have some good power, enough to easily make it run off the speedo. :twisted:
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Re: My 1971 Deluxe

Post by sean » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:39 pm

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Original owners manuals like new
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The Ford service book. :lol:
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Take a look at just these 2 invoices from the 1970's. :shock:
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Found these licence disk holders so nicely wrapped up and hidden under the seat.
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Re: My 1971 Deluxe

Post by acpaterson » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:10 am

Oh ohh.. Sean's gone to the "dark side"... :lol:

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Re: My 1971 Deluxe

Post by AlanH » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:17 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: My 1971 Deluxe

Post by Jdt1976 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:35 am

Seems like you quite impressed with the Ford engine.

Please don't go and modify your other busses. :evil:

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Re: My 1971 Deluxe

Post by sean » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:26 am

No no, I most certainly am not encouraging such work. I still hate conversions.

But I will admit, it is rather impressive when it starts going over 160km/h. :lol: . It will go faster, but eish, its quite scary.

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Re: My 1971 Deluxe

Post by V6 Capri » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:59 am

Such a lovely bus! Love it.
Impressed with the speed it can reach with the V6.
Do you have any engine bay pictures to share?
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Re: My 1971 Deluxe

Post by John Alves » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:08 am

I almost bought that bus, tried to swop it for my Ghia, but owner said no :evil:
No sense being pessimistic. It wouldn't work anyway.

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Re: My 1971 Deluxe

Post by acpaterson » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:37 pm

Yoh! 160 in a Kombi.. You go bud..
Must be rather scary. Hope it's got uprated anchors all round.

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Re: My 1971 Deluxe

Post by Tony Z » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:44 am

looks fantastic Sean, you score again.

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Re: My 1971 Deluxe

Post by sean » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:03 am

acpaterson wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:37 pm
Yoh! 160 in a Kombi.. You go bud..
Must be rather scary. Hope it's got uprated anchors all round.

Al
It’s brakes are surprisingly good. It’s a 1971 model, which I know as standard to have disk brakes upfront, but no booster. This bus does have a booster which is odd. It doesn’t appear to be fitted later either. All seems perfectly original down to every hose fitting, brake balancer etc, but it’s not the same as a usual late model either, it is something unique. I wonder if a booster wasn’t an optional extra back then?

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Re: My 1971 Deluxe

Post by Eugene » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:19 am

:roll: My 2 liter Aircooled will give you a run for your money :D

Congrats Sean....Man that is a lovely bus but no matter how nice it runs, it needs an aircooled mill :hangloose:
You can never have enough Garages :-(

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Re: My 1971 Deluxe

Post by Dawie » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:52 pm

Maybe 71 only had boosters on the de luxe but not on some of the basic versions?

What i remember about discs/ booster setup on later baywindows. (72 + later):
The more expensive versions of kombis, de luxes, (up to 74), executives, (75 and later), all had discs, boosters, and type 4 engines. Basic type 1 versions remained boosterless.

Panelvans since 72 were optionally available with type 4 engines and then also had brake boosters. But unlike kombi versions, no hot-air booster fan for interior.

Basic type 1- engined panelvans of same years had discs but no booster.

Singlecabs and doublecabs up to 76 were only available with type 1 engine, no booster.
(Saw one 72 singlecab with a type 4 1700 engine, but that type 4 could have been retro-fitted.) From the 77 year the single and doublecabs were only available with type 4 engine. Discs, no booster. These were the only type 4 engined bays without brake booster. Think SA was the only country which had type 4- engined single/doublecabs. The ckd kits for these which arrived from Germany probably had the boosterless front suspension beam.
For the 79 year to early 80, some unusual combinations appeared. Like that was the only time some type 1-engined kombis came with sliding side windows. Maybe they were clearing out some stock being "end of line" for the baywindow.

Brasilias 76 onwards i think had front drum brakes and boosters.

By the way, bodywork/interior looks very nice, really well looked after/kept out of the rain" de luxe.
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Re: My 1971 Deluxe

Post by Haans » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:37 am

Sean,...how do you do it? 🙃🤢

If was a bus fan,...you would have unleashed the green monster in me!!,,....pretty sure there are plenty on forum
You must be a great custodian !!......like moths to a flame!
Now you just need more children!!😜🤣....to take over one day !!

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Re: My 1971 Deluxe

Post by sean » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:28 pm

That is interesting information Dawie. This is certainly the first 71 I’ve seen with a booster. I have another 71 Deluxe and it doesn’t have a booster.

It’s resovior is also situated behind the drivers seat. Not in the usual spot below the dash on early bays or in the wheel arch cavity on later bays.

I have noticed further differences on this bus compared to other 71’s. I’ll share/ask a little later .

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