Bedford TK

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GMH built 1968 TK Series KEL Bedford truck. Photo by FJWB. Click to Enlargen.

Bedford TK

The TK series of Bedford truck was introduced in 1959 and continued in production until 1986. The TK replaced the Bedford S series.

GMH built 1968 TK Series KEL Bedford truck Model Tag. Photo by FJWB. Click to Enlargen.

Bedford 214 6 Cylinder Petrol Engine

Bedford 214 cu. in. 6 Cyl Petrol Truck Engine. Photo by ACW. Click to Enlargen.

Capacity

214.71 cu. in 3518.45 cc

Bore:

3.375" 86.725 mm

Stroke

4.000" 101.6 mm

Codes

KEL:

K = TK Series Bedford Forward Control Cab.

E = Flat Bed

L = Long Wheelbase

T = Tipper

S = Short Body

HEI Distributor fitted to the 214 Engine in the TK. Photo by FJWB. Click to Enlargen.

HEI Installation

Submission by FJWB.

Dizzy all done and ready to fit, blue motor HEI modified to fit the Bedford 214. Done a bit of research to try and find a dizzy with correct rotation to make the vacuum advance work but it proved elusive, down side is no vac advance but I can live with that. End of submission by FJWB.

BX Stromberg fitted to the 214 Engine in the TK. Photo by FJWB. Click to Enlargen.

Stromberg BX Carburettor Installation

Submission by Fjwb.

The Bedford TK is up and running. Was having problems with the mid range in the zenith carburettor, cleaned it out a few times but was still having dramas. Parts are available but they are a punish as there are so many kits but the carb on my truck had no ID numbers to order the correct kit. I decided to swap it out for a stromberg BX I had laying around. The truck is running great now, HEI and new carby and the TK's really feel like a modern truck to drive. It is very comfortable to drive and I could happily travel a long distance in it, except for the top speed of about 85kph! That will be the next mod, even the old K hit 105kph on the highway. Pic attached of stromberg fitted. Alluminium spacer will be tidied up eventually.

End of submission by Fjwb.

Links

TK HEI Upgrade

TK Acquisition Link

ACW Bedford Spares And Repairs

Bedford TK History

TK Engine Access 1:50

Bedford Photo Link

Bedford 214 Valve Train Rattle Solved

Bedford Distributor Mod

Grace's Guide To Bedford Model Listing

John Haig's Shed

Bedford K Series HEI Conversion

1953 TA Bedford Thread

Bedford Page

Bedford TK Model Range

Bedford Engine Specs 1

Bedford Engine Specs 2

Bedford K Series 214 Engine After HEI Conversion Running 1

Bedford K Series 214 Engine After HEI Conversion  Running 2

K Series Bedford Engine in original form startup

Bedford Page

Bosch VC - VK, WB HEI

Jacks Shed

Bedford 214 Engine Rebuild

Australian Built Bedford TK Trucks

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