DM4 with Perkins 6.354 conversion.

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While I waited on the front axle to come back I fitted the Perkins badge, I used screws for holding a bathroom mirror. I shortened them and threaded with a M4 die, screwed it on and put on the chrome caps. When I eventually do a full respray the silver Perkins will look real nice against Nuffield orange.


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Got the front axle back from my machine shop man. Trunion block repaired and new bushes fitted and reamed,new pivot pin. stub axles built up and machined, new bushes fitted and reamed. All back together and everything nice and firm.
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I picked up a radius arm that came off a Leyland 344 with the pivot in good condition. I extended it and made a bracket to bolt up underneath, all fitted in nice.
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The threads on the nose cone brackets were bad so I tapped them out with a M4 tap , fitted the brackets for the headlights, wired them up and there was light. Have to tidy up the connections.
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New headlights fitted.
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I got local man Dooley Ironworks to make a step and PTO U guard for me, turned out pretty good, painted them up with poppy orange, little bit bright I suppose but I hope to do a full respray in due course.
Fitted sidelight on LH side, used 12mm flexible conduit on the underside of the mudguard and it fitted into a domestic cable gland. Held in with cable ties and sticky clamp, plastic stuff on vintage might not please everybody but huge cost savings compared to going fully original.
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Another view of my Nuffield Universal with a Perkins 6.354.
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