Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by Grantus, Apr 10, 2019.
Finally got across town today to meet “tintop”, and take him up on his very kind parts offer.
What a saviour Patrick, and what a pleasure to meet you. Thank you so much!
Told you that a T3 is basically a slightly upgraded T2
Don't you mean a T3 wouldn't be where they are without a T2.
That implies that a T3 is just an “evolution” of the T2......
When infact, the T3 was a “revolution”.......
Toyota with engine in the wrong end.
But they fixed that with the next series.
So I should have looked at Toyota parts to fix the issue?
Can’t see that path ever working.........
I dropped off the generous complete bubble wrapped package from @tintop, unopened to my mechanic the other week, to check that it’s all good, and anything else I need to get, before he starts.
Tray top will be booked for 14 May, to uplift and deliver the SC for work to start on 15 May.
Just to update the thread......
Drove the SC home today..... all sorted & running on all 4 wheels, at 100% again!
Back into work duties!
PM sent to tintop.
A further twist to this story.
I was chatting to my mechanic today, when picking up the Kanga Banga from it’s 5k service, (easier to book both in 1 day apart, for drop off, swap, and pickup), when he offered as always, the removed parts.
I’m an anti hoarder, and really an “If in doubt- throw it out” type person, unless I can see any future use for myself or others.
Stub axle with stripped thread, is NEVER going on another vehicle, so happy to leave it with him.
Turns out that his wife kindly bought him a knife making course voucher, with a neighbours forge, and he wants to take my stub axle, to remake into a knife!
I will take the time to photo essay and post, the next journey and transformation of stub axle, when he books a time to do the knife making course.
Tell him chainsaw blades are good as well
Plenty of good steel to make knives hanging around locally, and in the paddocks......
But hard to get a VW chainsaw blade.
My other local mechanic, has already done the course, and used a VW suspension part to make his knife....... all about the sentimental re use of now useless VW parts, into useful stuff for the future.
Crushed beetles n splits used to get crushed and sent to Japan to make Toyota's
That is so cool.
I am really going to have to do that course now!
Tharwa Forge has an excellent reputation for bespoke knives...
Tharwa Valley Forge, incase anyone wants to look them up online......
I’ll be walking through the doors at some stage.......
Love my blades and particularly the handmade approach
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