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What did you do to your Non-Kombi VW or other car today?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by melissa, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Gave Dinky an oil change. Oil was black but not too bad, who knows when PO gave it some love. New filter as well. Will need to drain water out of funny finned container during the week...:oops:
    Will need to buy coolant to replace it.;)

    Gave the engine bay a blast out with the compressor...
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    Can you tell it has been used as a farm hack for the last few years!:p
     
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  2. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Finally got some fabrication time in as well...
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    Next part will be a removable triple jerry can holder that can be swapped out for an esky holder.
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  3. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Fuel tank = 35l.
    3 x 20l jerries = 60l.
    Almost triple fuel capacity! :rolleyes::D
     
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  4. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    X 50MPG ?
    :D
     
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  5. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Not quite that good at 100kph Col. About 9l/100. Probably 7l/100 at 80kph. Means we could do 1000+ km without a petrol station.
     
  6. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    It does 100.? :eek:
    :D
     
  7. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Went for a roll in the 60 series to pick up a few hardware items we needed. Not a big deal unless you are in lock-down again. First time out in a few weeks. Big adventure!
     
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  8. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Passed a brand new SUV the other day, she was doing 80 on a stretch of road I seldom get below 105 on. Dinky's Speedo was reading 120! Steering was a bit light, (read slight speed wobbles), but was funny all the same! ;)
    1st is to get from standstill, second to 20, 3rd to 40ish, top all the way too light speed!:eek:
    It is a big block;) 996cc!
     
  9. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Car club display day in Jamestown. Despite misty rain at the start just short of 50 cars turned up. Got given hell for taking the Diahatsu but what the hey.
    Dubs By The River next month. Notch's turn then.:cool:
     
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  10. Grantus

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    That’s impressively almost twice the size of the 2 stroke 595cc Suzuki Carry Van I once owned. :eek:
     
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  11. wombatventures

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    I've never owned anything registered under 1 litre that had more than 2 wheels! :eek::D
     
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  12. cbus

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    :D
     
  13. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    We're gunna miss our Mildura mates this year.:(:oops:
     
  14. Wattie

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    Tell me about it Terry :mad: we are mega p****d off, was looking forward to DBTR and monstering the "D man" :(
     
  15. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Possibly a name change for Dinky to Dusty :rolleyes:
     
  16. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    I recon Dinky has huge potential.
    ( Ignoring the fact that 996cc is only suited to Morris 1000 and mini. An ex girlfriend had a fiat bambina at think 500cc and it was great )
    A big air dam in front to stop the lift at speed,
    A pop up tent type roof pod for a roof over tray and improve aero,
    Side hatches like a tradies ute,
    Swing or slide out kitchen.

    Change diff ratio if alternatives readily available.
    Small blower or hybrid with electric motor assist.
    Or I recon there's great potential in building a strong modern tech motor.
    Flexible solar panels on rooftop tent lid.

    Other projects can wait :D
     
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  17. Alpal

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    Many years ago had a rear engine Fiat Neuvo 500 1960 model. Loved it!
     
  18. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Have you been looking over my shoulder while I've been drawing Col!
     
  19. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    ;)

    Seems the motor is base for quite a few vehicles.?
    If correct , could be handy.
     
  20. T1 Terry

    T1 Terry Well-Known Member

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    What sort of vehicle is Dinky? Maybe a Gen 2 Prius with the sun-gears welded up if it's a rear wheel drive. Fit the motor north-south instead of the east west the way it's fitted in a Prius, then one drive shaft to the tailshaft, drop the gearbox out and use that spot for the traction battery, and Robert is your father's brother .... well with a dash of wiring and stuff thrown in o_O:D

    T1 Terry
     

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