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Post your roadside assist photos here

Discussion in 'Kombi Stories' started by ruby6689, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Chris, match the revs and there is no crunching ...... the take off is like doing a clutch start ..... then smooth gentle changes - if you try to force it or to fast then expect the crunch :confused::(:eek:
     
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  2. syncro

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    I've done it many times. In the early 1980s all you could buy were crap Beetle cables. Even genuine only lasted 12 months.
     
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  3. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Hi Bert, yep, you are correct, if you know what your doing ,i drove heavy rigid freezer trucks for a number of years which had 9 speed Rd/ranger boxes in them so you had to learn very quickly how to go up AND down through the gears , that stood me in good stead should i do a clutch cable , in a funny sort of way i do miss driving those beasts, any how to old now for that sort of thing. ahhhh memories......
     
  4. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Geez Bert , tempting fate were we .
     
  5. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    I bet that if you drove one now that you would hate it. "How did I ever drive that crap?"

    A bit like split screen Kombis.
     
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  6. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nah Chris ..... was only a couple of K's away but interesting and a bit of fun ...... refreshed driving skills as it was 1972 when I had to drive from Cabramatta to Northmead (NSW) in my 1962 Beetle - about a 36 year interlude :eek::confused:;)
     
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  7. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    yep Phill ,you could be right , used to have a Splittie, 1956 era i think from memory , sold the damn thing for a $100, was in top nick to, could kick myself now .:(
     
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  8. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Spotted in the Newcastle area....
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    Any guesses folks....? ( I know ;) )

    All sorted now and back home enjoying icy cold Binnies.....:rolleyes:
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    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  9. milly

    milly Active Member

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    I know that Kombi & he drinks Bintang, what a legend. lol
    Thanks to Mark (*Oldman) & Melissa for all the help.
    Broken Selector coupling and I hope I can mention him ??? Glen from Flying Volkswagen for the quick repair.

    Back home getting things ready for Oldbar;):D

    P.S. since the new coupling it is now the tightest box I have touched in a long long while:p:D

    steve
     
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  10. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Good to see you got it sorted Steve :)
     
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  11. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I’m drinking Coopers :D.......getting ready for Old Bar too.....;)
    Glad it was an easy fix Steve.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  12. chris taylor

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    Good to see you drinking Coopers Mark,
    Good sth Aussie brew.
    The good ladies maiden name was Cooper, and her side of the family is distantly related. Didn't do me any good though ,but I did use they home brew kit for many years .Didn't even get discount on that come to think of it, Oh well,such is life.
     
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  13. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Speaking of Coopers :p it is amazing how many varities of home brew they have or did have - wasn't over fussed with their IPA, Pale Ale & Light Ale that local Woolies had on clearance so I cleared them out for them so for $20.50 I managed to get 60 x 750ml by 5 batches so 300 tallies for $102.50 - the more you drink the more you save :rolleyes:;)
     
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  14. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    love the way you do your maths :rolleyes:..........She cant say that your not thrifty with your cash......;) ....... for a good size thumping headache ,drink home brew,:( ..Panadol any one ..:cool:
     
  15. KahunaKombi

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    Chris, the Mrs reckons it's a con job from me :confused: ..... it's getting more expensive when not on special but found Dan The Man has it @ a good price :D.

    Always got tailored made in the fridge for visitors :rolleyes: who are few and far between so end up having to drink them before the use by date expires :eek:
     
  16. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Nah mate ,no con job, not yr fault there's no visitors.
     
  17. The Blue Demon

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    "Hang on, help is on its way".
     

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  18. Grantus

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    Is it still roadside assist, even though it was self inflicted, and was infact still driveable, albeit not legally due to lack of fixtures like lights, glass & wipers? o_O

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  19. David H

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    Hey Blue Demon,
    Awww:(! What is the story behind the assist photo ? What happened & how did it all turn out:rolleyes:?
    Cheers
     
  20. milly

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    Hey fingers crossed heading down to Newie again Wednesday to see my Hand Surgeon, hopefully this trip a tow won't be needed. lol
    Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Bintang and relax at stockton beach, hopefully.

    steve
     
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