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76 Sopru resto

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by David H, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Over riders are the extra metal bars that go onto your bumper - these are a rubber strip - I like to think of them as a little bit of protection from "bump parkers" - but thats ok - it was just a suggestion :)
     
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  2. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    looks like I'm to late in voting but I still would go Orange with a bra to go on the front to protect the paint work:D Over riders are good if you are deciding to take up braille parking in the later years:p or your mad to hand it over to daughter again to drive:confused::eek:
     
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  3. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Wayne,
    I've put you down for orange & with my Friday shed beers (2 more voters) the tally is now 10 orange & 4 clear.:D
    Polling closed & thanks to all.
    Done a bit of braille parking in my time;)Not doing it in OldBoy any more hopefully. Daughter not getting near Old Boy unless she can afford the freight:oops:.
    Cheers
     
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  4. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Did I get counted for two votes? :rolleyes:

    You could search the wreckers for some original orange....now faded to almost clear. ;)
     
  5. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    You got counted as a pool side harasser;) & rule breaker:p.
    Can't remember whom posted it but "My blinkers working...no it's not...my blinkers working...no it's not etc"
    Seems your vote cancelled itself out:D. As blinkers do:rolleyes:.
    Cheers
     
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  6. Pomboy64

    Pomboy64 Active Member

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    I like the orange and Lorraine's dash mats are awesome!
     
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  7. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Going to check that the blue can be done right with Lorraine at Old Bar & then order.
    Cheers
     
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  8. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Lorraine will have swatches of colour available so you can match your blue - or go white!!
     
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  9. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    or Orange (to match your indicators)?
     
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  10. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Nah....bit stuck on that lovely blue;).
    Cheers
     
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  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kombi Lovers,
    Finally getting somewhere on the oil leak problem. Mechanic put a vacuum hose on sump (I think to chase pressure problem) & then found a leak in the oil cooler. Been on hoist before running & no leaks. He's a bit surprised that he failed to see the leak that is substantial (his words). He's a tad embarrassed & I'm a lot relieved:p. Oil cooler being replaced. Only the second one he's had to replace in 20 yrs:oops:.
    Maybe now no 'hi ho silver' cloud of smoke;). Might get to Old Bar discreetly:rolleyes:.
    Also column, handbrake, gear lever & pedals painted with new rubbers.
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    Cheers
     
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  12. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    At least you could of got away with a smoke screen:D unseen
     
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  13. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Did my engine get hot today? Decided to go climb Mt Sugarloaf (1,250ft amsl & a lot steep) lugging with lots of throttle (to help degunge rings) & give a hard time to Old Boy as a pre oldbar test on a 35 degree day. I would normally climb a hill like this in a lower gear @ higher revs to help cooling. Here's the result on my new fan shroud:(.
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    Yeah...heat rises.
    3 mins after stopping smoke from LH body air intake:(. I 5hit myselfo_O & open engine bay to see blaze cut not activated (good start;)). Investigate as time slows once more & realise LH heater box (that's had a fair bit of leaking oil cooler oil thrown at it over a long time) had gotten the hottest it's been in a decade.
    Mechanic has put a bleed line off sump (1/8th inch tube back into intake manifold) (post edit..it goes to brake vacuum intake) & wonder if an air intake leak causing a leaner mixture could be the culprit. Looks sealed but it's after where F/I does it's sensing. It's that line back into the square bit on the RHS of photo.
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    History is gunged rings after sitting for too long giving blue smoke at start. Fixed by lugging engine & throwing fuel down bore to degunge by using full throttle at slow speed. No blue smoke at start now but lots of smoke after run as oil cooler leaking onto exhaust. Oil cooler replaced (with second hand unit) at the same time as extra sump vacuum pipe fitted to intake of F/I.
    Maybe oil cooler not doing it's job? Never had heat problems in 30 yrs.
    I'm a bit confused & any advice/thoughts/comment/suggestions more than welcome .
    Thanks Kombi Lovers

    Started a new thread in Bay Tech Clinic '2lt overheat'
     
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  14. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    No helpful advice, apart from:

    Stop trying to break it before Old Bar! o_O

    Do it on the way back, so at least you can enjoy the weekend, even if it's tray topped home. ;)
     
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  15. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    He lives, breathes & didn't seize :) & I'm thankful for that:D. Did cause me to look harder into an engine bay (looking for heat damage) with 41 year old wiring loom sitting above an engine with heat & how that's affected some wires & some not having full insulation any longer due to time:(. Better done this week than next w/end;).
    Cheers
     
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  16. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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  17. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    *phew!*

    :)
     
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  18. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Courtesy of Old Bar markets sticker hut & the motivation of seeing other buses named externally.:D
    Old Boy feels fully dressed now;)
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    Impeccable oil leak free run to & from Old Bar.
    Cheers
     
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  19. Grantus

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    So is that the Kombi, or the driver..........or both? :rolleyes:

    :p
     
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  20. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    He's 19 years younger than me so ;):rolleyes: both I guess. He's old boy & I'm oldest boy!
    Bus is now named for all to see:).
    Cheers
     
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