Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by Chidori, Aug 28, 2012.
I chose to get both sides adjustable.
How did the wheel alignment work out? Problem solved??
Thanks Chidori, I have spent all night reading this and still no answer, I guess you are one tough learner, so well done, personally I don't see that much movement in the steering wheel, I have driven Kombi's for 30 years and never had as many issues that you feel that you have, wind is a real pain along with trucks, double check that the rear end has toe in, toe out is extremely hard to handle, and castor dictates steering self centring not camber, so make sure both sides have the same castor, otherwise their could be a bent stub axle, too me the front end looks normal I'm guessing you could do with putting the car on a chassis jig just to delete the possibility of a bent and twisted Kombi, as said earlier the vehicles are now over 40 years old and who knows what their history could be, wish you luck with your issue and hope to see you sailing straight down the road one day, cheers
Hi team, haven't been on here for a while. Kombi has been in hibernation since the weather has cooled down. I have been trying my best to get all the rust repaired so I can paint the bus, but I didn't get it done in time for the cooler weather in Melbourne, so it will have to wait until it warms up here before it gets painted. In the meantime, I went out and got myself neck deep in an engine rebuild of a slightly faster, air-cooled car. Should keep me busy for the winter!
In regards to the steering issues, the car still hasn't been to the wheel alignment place. I haven't been driving it... in actual fact, i probably needed a break from it.... steering problems, rust and paint problems, engine rebuild problems... you name it... so it's probably good that kombi and I spent some time apart. Will definitely keep you updated as to what the outcome is after the wheel alignment. I hate seeing threads with no outcome at the end, so will definitely update once something happens!
Kombi Life.... :/
Suzuki Mighty Boy....?
Fiat 500 Nouva?
Sounds like folk think anything is faster than a Kombi?
The Messerschmitt TG400 is. And it's got 4 wheels!
I recon girlfriends ( at the time) 500 was faster than my first split.
I had a Suzuki TS185 that was faster than my kombi.
Hahaha you guys....
My Kombi is actually pretty quick (relatively) since it's engine rebuild...
But I'm tipping my Porsche will be quicker... once I get the engine put back together.
Model? Year? Pics?
1983 911 SC. Needs some love.
Check the oil cooler!
Love it Chidori. The only vehicle I'd dump a Kombi for x 2.
"a slightly faster, air-cooled car" Chidori.
"Porsche/Kombi?" David H.
Now get the Porsche engine going & drive it & you'll understand what I mean about 'rear steer'. Go crazy to the corner, take throttle off all the way, let nose drop, turn whilst front has some contact & then full throttle to 'settle rear' into the corner & 'line' out. It then becomes a 'normal exit'.. This car will teach you what needs to be done to your Kombi. The back is the steering wheel.
Then you may want that engine in the Kombi.
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