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  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 833
Views: 79277

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Today 12:30 am   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
Nice scenery Phil, and that looks like a nice flyfishing stream Wink
And i see raindrops on your window, overhere it’s bone dry for months and in certain parts of the country it’s getting a real p ...
  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 833
Views: 79277

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 11:03 pm   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
We’ve not had much camping this summer, but I took the chance this week to drop off the Kombi at an Auto transmission specialist in Glasgow. They had done a great job about 4yrs ago when the shift spe ...
  Topic: long term ownership
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 123
Views: 13840

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:53 pm   Subject: Re: long term ownership
Bought the marino yellow Kombi when we arrived in Australia in 2000, so 19 years and counting. I can’t see us selling!
She’s back on the other side of the world now.
This video is from a few weeks a ...
  Topic: Late 1969 Ghia vert preservation/ restoration
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 731
Views: 73953

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:48 am   Subject: Re: Late 1969 Ghia vert preservation/ restoration
Had a grand day out today. The annual ‘Wheels of Yesteryear’ classic car run, which started at a Coal mining museum, visited an industrial heritage museum and ended at Lennoxlove, the stately home sea ...
  Topic: Late 1969 Ghia vert preservation/ restoration
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 731
Views: 73953

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:41 am   Subject: Re: Late 1969 Ghia vert preservation/ restoration
Hi Paul.
Terrible video voiceover, but the company has been excellent with installation/troubleshooting etc.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/WDrmLX6fSRc[/youtube]
  Topic: Late 1969 Ghia vert preservation/ restoration
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 731
Views: 73953

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:00 pm   Subject: Re: Late 1969 Ghia vert preservation/ restoration
A friend of mine who has a ‘74 Beetle (and a garage full of classics!) needed a hand with tuning the engine, so I took a trip out to his house.
The real reason is that he has just had an amazing scis ...
  Topic: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 39
Views: 711

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:26 am   Subject: Re: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
A couple of other things. Orchidkombi has ordered replacement trim strips for the interior cupboards and also a replacement for the water inlet on the side of the bus, which had lost its cover and has ...
  Topic: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 39
Views: 711

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:19 am   Subject: Re: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
An update:
Samba member orchidkombi is looking after the bus and is managing to get quite a few bits and pieces done.
The rubbing strip where the fibreglass roof meets painted metal was quite degrad ...
  Topic: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 39
Views: 711

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:33 pm   Subject: Re: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
Not sure if there’s a specific answer to this but, Olive has a GD engine number on the fan shroud which has been cancelled out with ‘zzz’s’ and a VW symbol before it. There is another number, beginnin ...
  Topic: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 39
Views: 711

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:27 pm   Subject: Re: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
There’s unlikely to be a great deal of action with the Kombi for a while, as she settles in for a period of storage, but there was a run up a local mountain, where it was reported that the engine is r ...
  Topic: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 39
Views: 711

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:00 pm   Subject: Re: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
Here's the screen on ours. Not a Dormy accessory, but a fairly common Australian one. Stone screen. View through it's not the greatest! Wink

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1359653.jpg ...
  Topic: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 39
Views: 711

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:01 am   Subject: Re: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
Well, what a lovely bus Laughing
Maybe I should make a living out of this stuff??!!

Well, you certainly make a great video presenter! You should think about taking that forward?
  Topic: Official Aussie Dormobile conversion thread
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 22
Views: 4880

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:46 am   Subject: Re: Official Aussie Dormobile conversion thread
Pictures and videos of the original features of our 1976 Dormobile can be found in the first two pages of this thread:

[url=https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=720994&postdays=0&a ...
  Topic: Official Aussie Dormobile conversion thread
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 22
Views: 4880

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:43 am   Subject: Re: Official Aussie Dormobile conversion thread
The linoleum flooring in the olive green 1976 Kombi is exactly the same as what I had to remove from the late 1977 one, so definitively original from the time of conversion.

https://www.thesamba.co ...
  Topic: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 39
Views: 711

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:02 pm   Subject: Re: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
Last couple of clips now.
The first shows the dash in a very good state, thanks to being garaged all its life. The radio cassette is a Voxson, which is an Italian make and good quality. It’s not work ...
  Topic: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 39
Views: 711

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:47 pm   Subject: Re: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
Slightly boring clip of the tyres (which I had asked for!)
I can’t see a date code, and I haven’t checked to see if that tyre has a commercial vehicle rating but, given the general standard of mainte ...
  Topic: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 39
Views: 711

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:43 pm   Subject: Re: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
Weirdly, this is my favourite video because it shows what a good state the underbody is in. I love the step up into the cabin! Original paint still showing and the steering, suspension and brake eleme ...
  Topic: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 39
Views: 711

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:04 pm   Subject: Re: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
Vids are great. Lets you see the details in the shots and how great the condition really is.

Lets see you up in that bunk Wink Laughing

6’3” and 12 stone? I’d be hanging off the end if I didn’ ...
  Topic: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 39
Views: 711

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:35 am   Subject: Re: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
There are plenty more of these videos, it’s just taking me a bit of time to get them loaded up! I’m really lucky that my friend was able to take so many detailed sequences covering most aspects of the ...
  Topic: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 39
Views: 711

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:42 am   Subject: Re: 1976 ‘Martini Olive’ Aussie Dormobile Kombi
For your further viewing pleasure, please contain your excitement at the sight of a very well maintained, highly original, Australian spec 2.0 litre EFI engine! I suspect it is even still running the ...
 
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