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    Default Bedford CF... opinions please.

    I'm looking at buying a 1973 CF Autosleeper (1800cc) Camper as a bit of a project .... anyone got any experience of these or have any opinions??

    Whats the fuel economy like? Are they reliable? etc etc!

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    Fuel - Dreadful

    Looks - Very yank like, esp the twin wheel base ones

    Reliable - Yes and no, iirc it has the V8 chopped in half engine in it, this had cam lube troubles and knocked out cams really quick


    Should you buy it? of course you should, it's a classic van and will be lots of fun to own, modern oil and a good service schedule should see it ok.


    If I was you, I'd look into replacing the lump with something else if it's not in good running order, maybe a 2.0 Opel unit found in an early Carlton/Manta, really could do with a V6 in it, but that will mean another box and axle as well to match the drive ratio's.
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    What do they look like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    What do they look like?
    Old ice cream van

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    One way to imprve the fuel economy is to swap the 1800 for the 2300.

    The bigger engine doesn't work as hard

    The later models also had a 5 speed box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    What do they look like?
    Like this in camper form (Although this is newer)

    & this in the A Team Form


    Dean

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