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Sam the T2 Swagman

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Nozza, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Nozza

    Nozza Active Member

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    Hmm, thought I replied a few minutes ago. Thanks for the compliment on the photos - I go to a fair bit of trouble with them.
    I started with the single burner in my T5, upgraded to a double burner version for longer trips.
    Interior is a one piece fibreglass moulding - cupboard doors are fibreglass, sliders, even the bits under the old bed were fibreglass.
    My opinion of it varies between "What were they thinking?" and "That was a good idea", but 44 years later it basically looks as good as new, so maybe they were on to something.
     
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  2. Nozza

    Nozza Active Member

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    Louise got Sam safely to her house in Jan Juc.

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    She found the cruise through the streets much less stressful than peak hour freeway travel.
     
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    Nozza Active Member

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    Louise and friend enjoying Sam last night....
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  4. Nozza

    Nozza Active Member

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    Louise taking a bit of ownership responsibility.
    Bimbling (or as she translated, blimpling) on the van.
    Cushion arrangements.

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    Fruit bowl placement.

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    How do you put sheets on the L shaped cushion bed?

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    Interesting angles for photos...

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  5. Nozza

    Nozza Active Member

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    Sam had his first breakdown yesterday.
    Louise driving back on a hot afternoon, accident on the Westgate, diverted in bumper to bumper traffic.
    Oil light started to come on at low revs, and then he stopped.
    She managed to roll to the side of Footscray Road.
    Me and my mechanic went to the rescue in my T5.
    There was a wire of the right hand carby, not sure if that was why he stopped, but once cooled down he started and went OK.
    But stressful trip back in hot afternoon gridlock.

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    And it was hot.

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    Sam's oil pressure light kept coming on at low revs - he was OK when moving, but way too hot.
    Made it back.

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    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Lucky for aircon in the T5, on a day like that........;)
     
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  7. Nozza

    Nozza Active Member

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    Chris the mechanic drove Sam - glad I just had escort duties.
    Every time he was about to give up and pull over, we got moving for a critical distance.
    Whole exercise actually a good learning thing as to what to attempt, and not attempt in Sam.
     

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