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Snowy the Unloved T3 Caravelle

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

  1. nils

    nils Well-Known Member

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    this thing is looking better all the time. Having a second look at those wheels, does your sliding door clear the back wheels?
     
  2. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Yes Nils - it clears fine with the 215 x 60 R16's but it only just missed with the 225 x 50 R16 tyres. Might be the brand of tyres but it clears well.
     
  3. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    An update finally....

    After 6 months at the mechanic I got my engine back a couple of days ago.

    Cleaned it up and swapped over some important bits including engine mounts and fuel lines etc with the good ones from my old engine:

    Getting there slowly:

    [​IMG]

    Now to install it and put the rest of the bits on. :cool:
     
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  4. old grey

    old grey Well-Known Member

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    And I thought I had my hands full just sorting under the dash !
    Good luck mate.
     
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  5. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Engine is in and running- very happy as it purrs like a kitten.

    Just need to replace the main V-belt and put some coolant in.

    Then it can come down off the jack stands its been on for the last 12 months. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Poured some new coolant in and shit myself after it came streaming out from the LHS head.

    I worked out after a bit of stress that I had forgotten a hose which was still sitting on the old motor. Fixed that then realised I hadnt put the clamp on the RHS head hose.

    Anyway its all good now and holding coolant but my alternator is making noises like it wants to blast off into outer space. Time for a new one I think...
     
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  7. Kai

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    probably alternator bearings. should be relatively cheap to replace.
     
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  8. Grantus

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    When I first got the SC, the alternator sounded like a turbo....o_O

    I asked my mechanic to listen to it. He said, "They all sound like that..................................when they're fooked!" :D
     
  9. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Normally caused by gorillas over-tightening the belt or the wrong type of belt.
     
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  10. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Good news - the grinding noise is gone after replacing the belt with another shorter one.

    The squealing hasn't quite gone yet but this is caused by my over zealous application of black paint to hide the rust.

    Anyway the paint is wearing off and the noise is going away as well.

    The engine sounds and works much better now.

    Now just to fix a leaking tyre, bleed out the air from the coolant and I can get her down off the jack stands...:)
     
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  11. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Great progress......:)
     
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  12. wenmac

    wenmac Active Member

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    Good result :D
     
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  13. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Engine in and running well with new red coolant all pressure tested fixed and bled ready to come down off the jack stands.

    Just some tinware to install after the floor dries up and then ready to go.

    Thanks for the help and the pressure tester Lucky Phil.
     
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  14. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Alright - Snowy is down off her jack stands and rolling on her own four rubbery feet.

    Goes well - lots of power and no coolant leaks.

    The idle is a bit rough when cold but getting better the more I drive.

    Now to organise a panel beater to repair the years of mis-use and lack of attention by previous Owners.

    Here is Max about to go for a drive by himself:
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    I swapped out the throttle body with my spare one and result!

    Works perfect now.

    Starts from cold and idles perfectly.

    Throttle response is great too.

    Very happy camper now...:):cool:
     
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  16. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    :D
    Gotta have spares.
     
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  17. nils

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    wanna send me the faulty one? :p
     
  18. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Good to see it back together and rolling :cool:
     
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  19. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Nils,

    I'm still not sure it was that as when I looked from underneath I noticed the air intake tube was not on properly to the air flow meter and there was a huge gap.

    Not sure if that would cause the issues but the vacuum would have been totally stuffed.

    Plus I fitted a new air filter element as the old one was totally clogged.

    Mmmmm......pondering now.

    Nils I will bring it to the next thing we both go to.
     
  20. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Cleaned up this thread a bit and got rid of stupid Photosucket crap
     
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