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My Kombidore

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

  1. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    Drove around the block all gears work and reversed into my driveway...so many things to check on...did i tighten this or that...will just keep doing longer little drives...have to get used to the different gear pattern...yes i'll change the gear knobs over but meantime i'll draw the shift pattern and stick it to the dash. have no initial impressions so far except relief!
     
  2. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    some more little drives today getting used to it...getting the hang of the shift pattern and it looks just like i wanted...takes of easy in second with the V6 and 1st is very slow...excellent! the big test here has always been for me driving up mount tamborine...but heavy weather coming!
     
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  3. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    under the gearstick is the plate function of which is to avoid getting reverse unwantedly but of course this does not suit the 5 speed at all so i made my own plate but its vbeen a little notchy getting into third so removed about 2 mm across the back and now third and all the others are smooth as...heheh will get a pic next or if i take it out again!
     
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  4. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    OK last problem...the front gearbox mount! I said before i'm using a subaru engine mount and it will be in three pieces...the angle iron bracket which will bolt to gearbox in four locations...the engine mount itself and then the cage to hold it which will bolt to the original bolt threads in centre of the torsion tube...

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    and if you think that is hard to figure out you are not robinson Crusoe! but i'm getting there...last hurdle!
     
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  5. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Pay to check out this mob
    I copied and modified one of theirs for my conversion
    Tuff Mounts
    might be easier than what your doing
     
  6. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Rick but in spite of my bitching and moaning i'm loving it...will get this sorted in a day or two then hit the mountain tracks!
     
  7. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    figured out fitting front gearbox mount...just undo the mid support and lower until brackets bolt up(after diconnecting shift mechanism of course it far too precious at this stage of the game) the bay gbox cant be lowered this WP_20211110_002.jpg way cos of the nose cone which pokes over torsion tube...fabricated housing for mounting...top bit bolts to middle of torsion tube on original holes...tidy it up and paint and it will all become obvious...
     
  8. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    well the 094 is officially in the bay...gearstick is nice and central in the cabin and selects all gears nicely. The three mounts are complete and even tho the front g'box looks low it is no lower than anything else...time for test drives to begin!

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  9. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    Had a nice little tour of Hinterland with Karen...up Mystery drive which comes out halfway up Henry Roberts drive then down to the best pies at Canungra then back up Mt Tamborine via Cedar creek falls...the gearbox is a pleasure to use...forget 1st unless uphill starts and treat the rest like a nicely spread four speed...everything work smooth as silk and with the V6 effortless and smooth...planning a trip to Sundown nat park
     
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  10. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    Feel the need to mess with th kombi so here goes...borders are supposedly opening up so with more distance in mind...always a relief to know you have plenty of fuel!...

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    i could fit three across there...is Oz that big? but no plan is for a box to carry my tirfor hand winch...will lift the Kombi totally off the ground a la "antichrist" in gods must be crazy 11
     
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  11. gazman

    gazman Well-Known Member

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    Ha! now there's a flashback to the 80's!
     
  12. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    yeah dont you love it!...anyway...being old with nothing better to do...continuing on with my rear end container. Discovered 150mm gal C section fits nicely so will be making a box out of that...it will open up when i swing the spare tyre carrier open... just the thing on the Plenty Highway!

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  13. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    the piece of C channel...hides the mufflers even tho i like seeing them and will glue down some tyre tube to protect from heat...will continue working on the lockup box..jack and wheel spanners can go in there too

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  14. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    pieces...happening

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    going to paint the jerrycans...maybe camo
     
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  15. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    had my 1st vax today! wouldnt have but wouldnt be allowed on the dance floor!
     

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