My Kombidore

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by tillis, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. tillis

    tillis Active Member

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    I don't think i have posted up before my Kombi...a 1973 bay was 1800cc but morphed into various subaru configurations until i decided to go commodore 3.8

    Like all of us I have so much else going on so it has taken a year til I trust i have a road going vehicle and its awesome!

    VT series 2 3.8 ecotec running standard 091 box with 265/70/16 rears...gives me approx 100k @2500 110k @2800 and 120k @3000...heheh...won't say any more.

    My goal is a machine i can go bush with exploring...possibly even as far as the kimberley but meantime northern NSW ...plenty more plans for it!
     

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  2. tillis

    tillis Active Member

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    i,m not very good at posting but heres the rear wheels
     

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    used to be a sopru poptop but the plan is for a 30cm high hardtop witn a sliding hatch yacht style
     
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  4. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Flying bridge ? :)
     
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  5. David H

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    Hi tillis,
    265's on the rear. Must hang to the road well with that commodore engines weight. Any mods up front to handle the changed weight balance.........or is it just rear steer & throttle......bit like an original kombi:rolleyes:o_O.
    Must kill the hills:p.
    Cheers
     
  6. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Viewing spot!
    For those standing in the back!
    Cheers
     
  7. Squidy

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    Used to have one with a red motor in it
     
  8. BrissyGeorge

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    How do you get on with rego and insurance with such a dramatic power change from standard?
    I have a recollection from somewhere that non original motors could only have an increase of HP of a certain percentage over stock- something like 25%? Plus you say .........."120k @3000...heheh" If I was in it at 120k plus, I wouldn`t be saying he he eh - more like f############*k
     
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  9. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    Now it was a T3 you could just sit back in those comfy arm chairs and enjoy the cruise.
     
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  10. tillis

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    I found a new use for my kombi...prospecting! metal detector! There are so many old goldfields within easy driving distance in northern NSW...easy distance not so easy roads WP_20170914_003.jpg
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  11. tillis

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    apparently gold hides in very pretty but hard to get to places
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  12. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Until you venture off the bitumen then you do not realise where they can take you :D
     
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  14. Syncro27

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    Nice bus.

    That should get everywhere!
     
  15. paul77

    paul77 Well-Known Member

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    I am kind of interested to know what Subaru configurations you tried and why you went Holden. And have you been performing the conversions yourself? Looks like you have a very useable bus.
     
  16. David H

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    If you want a pseudo off road vehicle just disconnect your Kombi front sway bar. Helps keep wheels on ground;) by taking 'rigidity' out of chassis.
    Cheers
     
  17. tillis

    tillis Active Member

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    Hi Paul Yes I had an 1800 engine and decided i needed to keep up with traffic so converted to 2.2 subaru...very successful but was keen to experience turbo so swapped to a EJ20t...yep thing went bezerk and i used to do i lot of road miles visiting my son so it was fantastic(apart from one big speeding fine!) but my son moved back home and i bought a trailersailor and thought i needed some grunt to tow it...hence the holden V6...love it! Yes do most of the work myself
     
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  18. Grantus

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    Gotta love the QLD rego system. ;)

    No annual roadworthy inspections required. Just pay the dollars, and it’s deemed registered, (and supposedly roadworthy), no matter what anyone does to it! :p
     
  19. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Not quite ;)
    It can be defected at any time.
    In theory.
    And modifications must be according to national regulations.

    Failure to being r.w can mean insurance would reject a claim.

    Qld is only 1 hr and 30 years behind.
     
  20. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    When does the “defected at anytime” happen, if not compliant? :rolleyes:

    With no annual mechanical inspection, surely it would only happen in the slim chance you have random stoppage by someone with authority.....
     
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