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New Melbourne member

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Nunta, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. Nunta

    Nunta New Member

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    Hi

    just signed up. I have a red 1971 lowlight with type 4 engine. Strange thing is it has the larger tail lights

    Chris
     
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  2. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Nunta to the KC, What is your chassis number? As 71 shouldn't have large taillights,as you may already know and that some one has cut them in or it's a 72 model. Either way hope you enjoy it wherever it takes you
     
  3. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    There were crossover vehicles. Lowlight with large tail lights but later than 71??
    Also type 4 engine was much later.
    May be some mods or???
    Pics and vehicle/engine numbers may give the cluse.
     
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  4. Nunta

    Nunta New Member

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    chris 1.jpg chris 2.jpg chris 3.jpg


    Chassis is 2322015111 and engine CA031729

    was originally a transporter, now converted to a camper.

    cant upload as all pics say they r too large
     
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  5. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    By your chassis number it's a 72 model. Which should have larger tail lights.
    CA is a 1700 engine.
    Photos need to be smaller then 1MB to be able to load them on this forum.
     
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  6. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome Chris - I helped you out with photos.
     
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  7. Nunta

    Nunta New Member

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    Thanks for the that Melissa

    Okay, it must have an incorrect compliance plate.
    I was told it has a 1800 bored out to a 1900... but maybe it was 1700 bored to 1800.
    All I know is it hit 80mph yesterday which is 128.7kmh and still had more, but i got scared lol
     
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  8. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Kombi Club Nunta.
    Tell me how you chose your KC name?
    "All I know is it hit 80mph yesterday which is 128.7kmh and still had more, but i got scared lol".
    Tell me more;).
    Cheers
     
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  9. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to kc congregation Chris, nice looking bus by the way.
     
  10. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Welcome.
    Definately 72 model with larger rear vents as well.
    Each year starts the previous August?? So could account for 71 claim?
    But definately later model.
    Sort suspension and steering and it will sit on 80mph quite happily :D
     
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  11. Nunta

    Nunta New Member

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    Has new shocks and tie rods. Probably should get a wheel alignment soon too
     
  12. Nunta

    Nunta New Member

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    Long story on kc name, but means wedding in Romanian.
    As for Kombi name, was named Wallace by previous owner. I said I’d change to Wendy as last car was male name and wife wants to call Lucy. Heard bad luck to change name though
     
  13. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    So you're wed to KC now?;)
    Walucy!;)

    Cheers
     
  14. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Nunta. That is a nice crossover bay.:cool:
     
  15. Nunta

    Nunta New Member

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    I love him/her. I’m very pedantic so got a lot to do to go from good to great. Just put a 2000/4000w inverter in and soon to install a 240v instant hot water with a garden nozzle attachment on flick mixer with a magic hose for outdoor showers. Then on to a roo bar with spare carrier and a custom oak roof rack
     
  16. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Kombi Club Chris! :)

    Enjoy the ride............. ;)
     
  17. Nunta

    Nunta New Member

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    Also heard that a blaze cut is the way to go for fire safety. 2m length or 3m?
     
  18. Nunta

    Nunta New Member

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    Lol, u remind me of Waluigi from Mariokart
     
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    David H Well-Known Member

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  20. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Chris @Nunta welcome to the party that never ends :D

    As mentioned previously it is not a 1971 as the air inlets at the rear are the shape from 1972 onwards ;)

    Engine number stamped on the case (it's behind the oil breather) may differ to that on the fan housing and thus provide a better idea of what size the case/block is :rolleyes: ..... internals up for grabs from there :eek:
     

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