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What did you do to your Kombi today?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BrianK, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Big weekend here -
    yesterday I did a wedding on the Central Coast - even ran into Jon Ward!
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    Then today I went to Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival with the Hot Rod Car Club that I am a member of:

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    And Scott got the awning put on Spotty getting ready for Easter and The Bus Stop.
    My son gave us an awning ages ago that has not been used. By using the roof racks that were already on there, he had made up some stainless brackets that went inside the roof rack.

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  2. Caravelle85

    Caravelle85 Active Member

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    What did I do for my Kombi today? Well, I sold her, or to be more accurate I swapped her. Over the last 2 days I drove my 91 Caravelle to Sydney and came back in a 2009 EOS. She drove the 1100km beautifully all the way down without missing a beat and I was sad to say goodbye but have to say I loved the drive back in a modern car. I still have 2 kombi's in my collection so it's not the end of my Kombi adventures
     
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  3. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    An EOS :( hope you got a good one as have read some terrible stories about them being a lemon. However I love the look of them and have in the past been tempted to buy one as they seem to sell relatively cheaply.
     
  4. Caravelle85

    Caravelle85 Active Member

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    It's a goodun. Owned by a lady doctor in Kirribilli all its life but broke a timing belt last year so it has just had an engine rebuild by a friend who is a very good VW mechanic. Rained hard on the way back and not a single leak. The roof mechanism is amazingly engineered but complex so would be expensive to fix if it went wrong...but the Caravelle owed me about $3500 so I was more than happy with the deal and will enjoy it while it lasts.

    It has the FSI Turbo engine which I think is similar to the one used in the Golf GTI
     
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  5. Caravelle85

    Caravelle85 Active Member

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    Oh, and the deal included a good 5 speed gearbox for my 85! Came from a rusty 89 bus that was driving fine. That's worth a fair bit in itself, just need to work out if it's a straight swap for the 85s current dodgy box
     
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  6. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    It will fit fine, I think the later boxes had better ratios
     
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  7. Caravelle85

    Caravelle85 Active Member

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    Great, thanks. Are the linkages the same length? From what I read the later bus linkage had some extra bushes etc on them
     
  8. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    I dont think there is any difference is yours a 1.9 or 2.1
     
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  9. Caravelle85

    Caravelle85 Active Member

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    1.9 with a 5 speed which I assumed was original
     
  10. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Only 1 way to find out :)
     
  11. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I bought an 8E 5 speed gearbox from a 1.9, to replace my AGT 5 speed gearbox in the 2.1, whilst the AGT was being rebuilt, and it’s a straight fit.

    Gear ratios are identical, but just a slight difference in the final drive ratios.
     
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  12. Caravelle85

    Caravelle85 Active Member

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    Thanks Grant, that's what I wanted to hear
     
  13. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Not similar - same

    We have a 2012 and goes like a scolded cat
    My wife's car - and she loves it

    I'm more than partial in taking it for a blat with the top down

    Havent had any trouble.
    Ours lives out side - yes it leaks in some of the torrential rain we have had, but nothing I wouldnt expect
     
  14. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Curious to see if you have a 10% reduction in revs at the same speed if you fit the gearbox.

    I had a 10% increase in revs at the same speed in 5th, because of the difference in the final drive ratios using an 8E box with a 2.1.

    Does an AGT box with a 1.9 go the other way? :rolleyes:
     
  15. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Picked up some very cool assesories for the next show and shine day
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  16. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    754A9DCA-8528-4FE2-BDD9-E6227A14F263.jpeg This doesn’t look quite right....:confused:

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    Castle nut stripped and let go of the stub axle. Luckily it only finally let go as I was backing down the driveway - not minutes earlier at 90kph with cherry picker in tow!!!:eek:

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  17. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    :eek:......that WAS a close one Grant.......could have been a lot worse.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  18. Grantus

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    You’re not wrong Mark! The possible consequences are frightening to even think about!:eek:

    My mechanic, who NEVER does house calls, came out straight after work. Wheel is back on held only by a new split pin, but enough to move it carefully 50m onto a tray top, once he gets the parts.

    Kanga Banga will be taking the cherry picker back tomorrow. ;)
     
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  19. David H

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    Didn't know they put All Wheel Steer on Kombiso_O. Must have made the reverse a bitch (or easier)?
    Known as a Jesus nut on a chopper:p.
    Always nice to have a spare Kanga Banga (VW KOMBI) :).
    Cheers
     
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  20. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Got a hint of movement about 5kms from home, but just put it down to the brakes & weight of the cherry picker kicking it about at the rear......... wheel nuts were all tight, so didn’t think anything further. :oops:
     
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