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Snowy the Unloved T3 Caravelle

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Syncro27, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    I think Phill will only just survive this one as your van goes tomorrow Grant - early!
     
  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Always sad when a member of the family moves on to a new home, taking with it all the memories ...........:confused:




    Even sadder if you never actually even sit in the drivers seat, and have no recollection......:D
     
  3. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Paid for but not gone, Richard is getting a tow truck this afternoon or tomorrow.
     
  4. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Hey folks,

    Been busy and slowly sorting the "new" donk out ready for transplant.

    Also partially stripped down the old motor to make it easier to move around to get it out of the way.

    Anyway old Engine coming out:
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    Engine gone (a very large hole):
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    "New"engine dodgy dizzy hall sender:
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    With this crap sender - how did this engine run???:
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    Dizzy sorted, oil pressure wires fixed up and engine cleaned up:
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    Clutch & flywheel in - flex plate off plus the bastard lower gearbox studs replaced with longer manual ones thanks to Brendans advice:
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  5. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Very impressive Scott and no doubt a high level of satisfaction with the "tinkering" :D
     
  6. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Bert.

    Just wondering how the best way is to drain the fuel tank.

    It has been sitting for 5 years and I have been told that unleaded fuel is only good for 12 months - not 5 years - so the plan was to drain the tank and put in some good fuel before connecting everything up and starting the engine.

    Any hints would be appreciated.

    Cheers
     
  7. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Hi Scott
    I would disconnect rubber line to fuel pump them place trolly jack under tank and undo the retaining strap bolts then lower the rear end of the tank that way dont need to disconnect too much else. Replace the fuel filter as well as this can store a bit of fuel and just good practice.
     
  8. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Phil,

    I knew you would have the good oil on this process.

    Where do you get the filters from?
     
  9. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    I get them from Justkampers they are Bosch same with oil filters, they are closing down for XMAS so dont leave too late to order or just go out there & pick up.
     
  10. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just thinking if you're going to drain and unstrap the tank to drain it then then it may be an idea to check out the seals etc and do a fuel tank reseal so you don't have that in the back of the mind as something that hasn't been looked at ? Sorry to put more work on you Scott :rolleyes:
     
  11. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    If you are going to remove the tank then you will need to lift the front end up quite high otherwise you cannot get the straps to disengage and allow the tank to free up.
     
  12. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    VW dealers, BMW, Ford, Nissan, Holden dealers. Repco, Bursons etc.
     
  13. beerboy

    beerboy Well-Known Member

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    I got caught with the engine stud length difference. only remember phils words (it had been a while) when the engine and box where together under the van on the road. How I laughed
     
  14. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    My plan is just to get rid of the bulk of the fuel - a small amount shouldnt cause a problem when mixed with lots of good fuel.

    Hence, I will try Lucky Phil's first suggestion with lowering the rear of the tank and pulling off the lines to the filter and the pump.

    Hopefully nthat drains enough.
     
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  15. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Scott, Phil's idea should work fine as it is basically what I did when doing the fuel tank reseal (I was able to put the SC up on a set of low ramps) but didn't lower the rear of the tank - even raising up the LHS should allow sufficient flow - there was also a "return inlet/outlet" on the LHS of my tank so if you got one also then disconnecting it may help get a bit more out but can't guarantee that as didn't use it. Best you can hope for I expect is that about 5litres max would be unable to be drained out.
     
  16. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Agree with jacking the LHS higher.

    When I turn right, or right through a roundabout with less than 15 litres in the tank, my pump suffers fuel starvation and decelleration, till it recovers on level ground...
     
  17. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Engine is now in (well bolted to the gearbox and chassis) - I have connected some bits but it will take a while to do everything.

    Need to do the tinware screws, fit muffler, connect wires, install A/c bracket & A/c compressor, then all the wiring, hoses etc, etc - then drain the fuel & refill (which means partial tank removal - not looking forward to that one). Plus a few fan belts, more tinware, new coolant, etc etc.

    But hey - its a good start...... & a fun project for the Christmas break.

    Merry Christmas!
     
  18. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Well done, look forward so seeing it on the road
     
  19. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Engine bolted in (no muffler)
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    Lots of wires & hoses to connect up!:
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    Old engine on milk crates (incase I need any spares):
     
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  20. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Finally got Snowy out of her resting place - by firstly towing (no traction) & then under her own power:

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    Idle now sorted - just a little rough and slight hesitation until the engine is warm - brakes excellent, steering brilliant, seats - very comfy.

    Problems still:

    A few small missing bits but minor
    Clock doesnt work
    Stereo doesnt work - found problem - just need to fix
    Central locking doesnt work - some more investigating to do....
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2017

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