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Sam the T2 Swagman

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

  1. GeorgiT2

    GeorgiT2 Active Member

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    ....and don’t even tell me how much it cost. It doesn’t matter.
     
  2. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    it's a good place to start - just buy one and build the kombi around it :)
     
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  3. GeorgiT2

    GeorgiT2 Active Member

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    My thoughts exactly Tin Top. Brilliant idea. I’ll buy the exhaust then realise I need a Kombi to attach to it.
     
  4. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    from aussieveedubbers

    AARON'S SPEED SHIFT AUTOS
    Specialising in Vw automatic transmissions, differentials and torque converters
    Stock or modified to suit your application (street, drag, off road)
    Ph 0402 233 027
     
  5. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Transmission been away being rebuilt for nearly 4 weeks.
    Ended up getting it done locally - decided interstate just added complications.
    Called past the mechanic's about something else today.....

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    It had just arrived back.

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    Hopefully back on the road soon.
     
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  6. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Looks brand new. It will be a good feeling to know you are not going to have any transmission issues for a while.
     
  7. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    I know little about it, but love the brand new shiny clean look of everything.
    Two year warranty on the rebuild is nice
     
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  8. Wattie

    Wattie Well-Known Member

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    Who O/hauled the trans for you ?
     
  9. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    A place in Elsternwick
     
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  10. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Transmission reunited with the car yesterday.
    Progress, but in the short time it was out we have managed to break and loose things.

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  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Aww:(. Where did they go?
    Cheers
     
  12. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    If we knew that they wouldn't be lost....
     
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  13. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    The thing that connects the shift cable to the shifter lever thing.
    It came out with something.....
    And it went back with......
     
  14. Wattie

    Wattie Well-Known Member

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    probably still sitting on the leg of the hoist, something I was good at. :oops:
     
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  15. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Still not back on the road.
    Transmission and engine back in, but waiting on recovered seats - never say "there is no hurry, the engine and transmission are out of the bus" to a trimmer.
    But we have running water.......
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  16. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Had that happen a few times :eek: to me
     
  17. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Nearly there - seats are back, just missing some interior trim bits I'm getting covered.
    T3 seats have become '74 T2 lookalikes.

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  18. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Got the trim panels back a couple of weeks ago - tailgate, rear side, and sliding door.
    Re fitted with nut insert rivetts and alan key bolts.

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    Finally got to test drive - feels good, the upshifts are somewhat abrupt though
    Gave Sam a much needed wash after sitting at the mechanic's for 3 months

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    Used Sam as my daily driver for a week or more.
    Just local runs, nothing too adventurous.

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    From going to the beach every morning, Willow now quite happy to hop in the front.

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    Yesterday got brave enough to try out a freeway run.
    Mornington Peninsula Freeway to Carrum.

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    All went well, felt good.
    Fired up the speedo app on the phone for the return trip

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    Pretty happy with that.
    Feels happiest at 85 or 90.
    Happy again now....
     
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  19. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    Looks great! And Willow looks beautiful as usual. :):rolleyes:
     
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  20. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    So, since the last post, Sam had a flat spot on acceleration, bogging down and almost stalling after taking off.
    Not catastrophic, but a bit unsafe.
    My mechanic is trusted, but not a VW expert, took it back to him.
    He decided to take it somewhere else, a VW specialist I know not where, where I think Stockholm Syndrome took over, and Sam stayed at the other mechanic's for a couple of months.
    Eventual decision was a carby overhaul, that got done, back to my mechanic's, still not right.
    After a 6 week trip away, I took possession back today.
    My mechanic not happy with it, but said to give it a drive.
    Runs well, maybe this should be in Tech Help, but as I roll to a stop at traffic lights, it wants to stall.
    Quick jab on the accelerator, and idles fine, but as it is an auto, this requires some left foot braking to not ram the car in front.
    I don't want to pass Sam on to daughter Louise like this, so open to suggestions as to what may be wrong.
    Possibly just needs to idle a bit higher? But after the jab on the accelerator, idles just fine at the revs it is set at.
    It is like the slowing down is starving it of fuel or something.
    Any suggestions most appreciated.
     

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