Page created by T Feb 13th 2017:
The TK series of Bedford truck was introduced in 1959 and continued in production until 1986. The TK replaced the Bedford S series.
Bedford 214 6 Cylinder Petrol Engine
214.71 cu. in 3518.45 cc
3.375" 86.725 mm
4.000" 101.6 mm
K = TK Series Bedford Forward Control Cab.
E = Flat Bed
L = Long Wheelbase
T = Tipper
S = Short Body
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.
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.