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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 like those motorcycle lifts - they look lots more stable but the trolley jack seems to work when the clearance is sufficient.
     
  2. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Got sick of playing with Snowy so Gus got some bling today.

    The old flexi hose was constantly getting cut open by the clamp as the throttle body intake is smaller than the air cleaner orifice by about 6mm.

    Hence, I wanted something that could be clamped and not cut and these very shiny bits seemed like the way to go. Strong enough to run in an inter-cooler so it should handle air intake no worries.

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  3. Luckyphil

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    Looks like more horsepower to boot :)
     
  4. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Less chance of air leaks and water ingress when fording large muddy puddles.

    That Point Plommer Road craters get full of water after weather like this and I wouldn't want to drown my engine when doing something like that - its my favorite track lots of soft sand and muddy craters - lots of fun!
     
  5. Luckyphil

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    When I lived at Crescent Head back in 1990 I used to do the Maria River Rd between Crescent & Port Macquarie in my brand new T3 Caravelle GL and it was like the Plommer Rd most of the time.
     
  6. Luckyphil

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    Hey Scott time to replace that brown hose that looks a bit like garden hose :)
     
  7. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    I think that was a garden hose - it was clear at one stage but with heat and probably oil its now brown.

    It works so it will stay for now...
     
  8. Grantus

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    Just point it out to the judges at Old Bar Phil.....:p
     
  9. Syncro27

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    I'm sure he will - No more engine love until the Suby 2.5 donk goes in.

    Just wish the Aussie Peso would go back up a bit so it was more affordable...
     
  10. Garden hose is green.....that clear stuff is speed hose. o_O
     
  11. Grantus

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    Just spent 3 weeks OS, and watched as the A$ became worth ................ about two flat rocks and a short stick......:(
     
  12. Luckyphil

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    I would never diss anyone's ride to judges, especially as mine is no oil painting :)
     
  13. Syncro27

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    Grant was just pulling your leg Phil - as was I...
     
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  14. Grantus

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    I had to talk to the judges at Old Bar one year........

    They were awarding a win to Scott's bus, but didn't know it was a T3! o_O

    They then gave the correct one to his bus....:)
     
  15. Luckyphil

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    Yes i know, hey will be a while before mine can come close to your van, I'm going for that refined hoon look complete with Captain Risky bobble head on the dash. :)
     
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    I was wondering what sort of person would possibly want a Captain Risky bobble head............now I know! :eek:
     
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  17. Syncro27

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    You are definitely a risky bloke Phil.

    From the looks you boss sends out when you bring home another stray T3 - is a wonder you are still alive.....
     
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    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Picked up some very cheap and local Merc wheels which are 16 x 7.5 inches (monsters) with 23 or 28 off-set - cant tell.

    Anyway I drilled out the holes to suit the correct sized studs/ bolts and fitted them and they dont touch anything with the current 225 x 50 R16 tyres (two of which wont hold air they are so stuffed and cracked - the other two are good).


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    I think they suit the van well.

    Will be better with higher profile tyres as these make the rolling diameter smaller than the original 185 R 14 tyres
     
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  19. looks like the centre caps still fit on ?
     
  20. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Better get the rubber sorted to correct running diameter.......

    Otherwise Nils will accuse you of having little wheels..:eek:

    :p
     

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