Nils's T3 syncro westy

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  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Pencilled in the diary buddy. :)

    Just send a message 24 hrs ahead, to stay on the way, on the way back, or both.

    Undercover car accomodation here for VIP KC visitors, is high enough for a Bay camper, with the pop top roof raised......so I’m sure your T3 will fit in, out of the weather ;)
     
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  2. Grantus

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    So have you done the door “puddle lights” as well, to see what you are stepping out of? :rolleyes:

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  3. nils

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    Been on the road for a little over a week now, but I did manage to get a few last things done before leaving.

    I have changed the gearbox mounts to the burley motorsports made ones. They look exactly the same as the stock, but the rubber seems a bit stiffer. I have not noticed any extra noise, the shift has improved and 1st gear jumps out a lot less.
    You can see how worn mounts can result in very altered drivetrain geometry. Fingers crossed this is part of my vibration problem too.
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  4. nils

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    I don't have too many photos on my phone of the trip as most are done on the big camera and I only have my phone to post on KC with, but I did catch up with Arne for the tail end of the ocean road leg including the ferry crossing and met up for lunch with Callum in mornington.
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    Jane is writing a blog about the trip which has alot more detail on the where and when, including many more photos.

    For those interested you can find it at packingtoroadtrip.wordpress.com
     
  5. peter1000

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    If its having trouble with first check the nut that holds the linkage onto the gearbox selector shaft
    I have found this can be an issue causing first gear issues
    Cheers Pete
     
  6. Resnort

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    How's the kms going? Any obvious changes in the van?
     
  7. Grantus

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    Just checked it out - excellent writing and thoroughly enjoyable reading! :)
     
  8. David H

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    & you guys back up to Stanthorpe for easter;). Now ain't that the life:cool:. Wow...Lotta miles :rolleyes:. Nice to see T3 contingent at Bus Stop.
    Loved the Blog Jane. Liked the style of writing:).
    Cheers
     
  9. Gerry and Robyn

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    More than 1 Syncro is a convoy.
     
  10. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Was going to suggest the same - adjustment from or rear.
    T2 (Igor) had jump our of gear issue SO a full gearbox rebuild was doone - everything in the guts replaced with new - still happened :eek: ...... Henry Spiacek finally worked out it was a gear selector shaft adjustment nut issue :confused: ...... basis of my thought :rolleyes:
     
  11. cbus

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    Yep. Excellent blog n does entice one to be on the road.
    Thought you might be more into some free camping spots in the bush.
    But understand that a good shower and good feed has its attractions.
    Vic is good for spots to explore regardless which direction one heads.
    More blogs :D
     
  12. nils

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    Hi all, got back home tonight after forgoing out last spot in Bargo. The Sydney traffic showed all clear and we just put our heads down and kept going.

    Jane's computer is on the fritz so she hasn't added alot of blog posts. So hopefully will catch up tomorrow.

    The gearbox issue has been there from day one and no matter how much I adjust or replace I cant find the cause. I will revisit the front shaft again while cleaning and checking tomorrow.
    All up we did 3300km this trip and the bus ran like a top. Not a drop of oil or water was used. A little rest for the bus and Stanthorpe here we come.
    The front brake calipers need a rebuild and the clutch arm shaft still needs replacing. These have been long term issues for a while now, just really started to bother me this trip. I would like to think I could do the clutch before stanthorpe, but think I am kidding myself


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  13. Grantus

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    Glad to read the trip home was incident free. :)

    Enjoyed your excellent company whilst here, and will continue the plans for the next cartoon by email. ;)
     
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  14. melissa

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    Looking forward to reading more of the blog. We are very lucky to have such a beautiful country.
     
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  15. Grantus

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    Pic from your visit here Nils. ;)

    My T3 Ute, with your T3 Brute.....:p

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  16. Resnort

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    It looks so little in comparison.
     
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  17. David H

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    Sure does Resnort. I thought 'that' when I saw the photo & when I first saw Grantus' ute thought it big & bold. Then saw Nils syncro & it was big & bolder. I'd hate to see my sopru next to these brutes. He be even smaller;).
    Wow..sorry Grant...you lose;):D.
    Put the 'velle on big chocks & have another go:rolleyes:.
    Cheers
     
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  18. Grantus

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    Lucky the westy roof wasn’t raised....:eek:

    :p
     
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  19. David H

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    Maybe make house look smaller;).
    Cheers
     
  20. nils

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    I think the wide angle lens on grants Ipad probably has a lot to do with it.

    Thought I might pull my finger out and post a few of the photos I have on the computer, This are from the snowy river road that goes from southern Victoria over the snowy mountains to Jindabyne.
    For those playing at home, it includes about 120km single lane dirt track that at times looks like it might fall off the side of the mountain. It rises up to 935(?)M at its highest point and is mostly 2nd and 3rd gear territory. I guess it could be done in a day, but we chose to do it in 2 with a night camping and roasting mashmellows by the river at Suggan Buggan.
    I would definatley like to do it again with 4WD as some of the silty sections do get a little squirrely under brakes and I have no idea how it would go in the rain to be honest.
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