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Sam the T2 Swagman

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

  1. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    It is brilliant. If I am depressed or anxious, the "crazy dog" session fixes me up.
     
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  2. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    I probably should be in the Kombi Dogs thread now......

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  3. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    Awwwwww - this makes me happy :)
     
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  4. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Last one......
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  5. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    A bit wild on the Bay this morning for much.
    Almost too wild for our beach walk.
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    Still a good morning for Sam.

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  6. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    Yep, Melbourne weather is a bit feisty today!
     
  7. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Shortened some twist lock poles for the edges of Sam's side awning.
    Poles were OK but when folded were too long to fit in the "wardrobe" cupboard.
    Had to take 70mm off each, stressful to make sure I wasn't destroying the twist lock, or making them too short to do the job.

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  8. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Not just MEL..... we had the coldest summer day in 32 years today. :confused:
     
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  9. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Another wild morning in Melbourne.
    Another trip to the beach in Sam with Willow.

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    Another abbreviated beach walk with Willow, but really enjoying driving Sam.

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  10. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Bit of a white knuckle trip to the Island with 30 knot crosswinds most of the way.
    Trial run on the side awning and poles.

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    All went together extremely well - very pleased.
     
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  11. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Return trip from the Island in similar 30 knot cross winds.
    Sam performed really well, sitting on 80 - 90 km/h without too much trouble.
    Amazed by the fuel consumption - around town he gets 18 - 20 litres / 100km, on this return 250km trip he got 13 litres / 100km in pretty unfavourable conditions.
    Also amazed by the joy he continues to spread - when I was filling up pre trip, a truckie fueling up commented on how wonderful he looked.
    Then fueling up after the trip a bloke yelled out "Yes" and gave me the thumbs up.
    Driving home, I was surprised the car behind me waiting to turn on to Boundary Road hadn't passed me as we pulled out - it was because he was pacing me taking photos of Sam on his phone. He tooted and gave me a thumbs up too.
    Loving it but will hand Sam over to Louise shortly.
     
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  12. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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  13. cbus

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    Agree with Mark.
    18 a horrible number.
    Worth running thru the system and getting settings fine tuned.
     
  14. Nozza

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    I know how to calculate fuel consumption.
    Has taken a lot of tuning to get him to where he is.
    Would like it to be better, but 5 minute trips with 5 minutes warm up time aren't going to return spectacular results.
    What do others get, honestly?
     
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  15. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Even my very thirsty T3’s do 15.4l per hundred at worst, when driven hard.
     
  16. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    13 to 15 is by my reckoning 0.86% difference.
    Nothing.
    Or maybe it's 2 % depending on how you calculate it.
    Not bad for a vehicle 20 (?) years older.
    Difference to 18 is similarly small.
    It's an auto.
    I have older Jags that get worse economy, despite what is claimed.
    Enjoy my joy, not my fuel consumption!!!!
     
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  17. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Yeah.
    Short cold trips will throw the average out.
    Prob still too cold weather wise to back off choke .

    Refreshed motors and carbs on 2l regularly achieve 10.5-11 on hwy.
    An average for most with miles on them and untouched carbs tend to do 12-12.5. hwy.
    That's manual.
    Would expect a bit higher for auto.
    Can't remember what the kids one was .
    Probably a litre at least.

    Around town is dependent on type of traffic but usualy a loss ( manual) from 12 hwy to 15 ish town running on an average Kombi.
     
  18. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    All I do normally is short cold trips.
    1800
    Again, differences small percentages
     
  19. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If you’re happy with those figures, that’s all that matters ;)
    I just know that a stock engine is capable of better ....
    My 2ltr dual carb, manual...all stock .....returns 12 ish around town based on a 25 km commute each way and anything down to low 10’s on a freeway run.....it’s a fully loaded camper driven every day.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  20. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Another enjoyable morning with Sam.

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    ......and Willow.

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