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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

mandraks wrote:
ideas for the ashtray hole:

convert to USB charging station
convert to GPS holder

not shooting down the vase idea, just thinking of things people want in their cars today.


I have duel USB hidden under the dash and a suction cup cell mount on dash. I will leave a little notch for the mount's wireless charger cable.

We keep sticking flowers in the ashtray hole though. Smile I may try to find an ashtray cover and paint it so it looks like a real ashtray when closed.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

ideas for the ashtray hole:

convert to USB charging station
convert to GPS holder

not shooting down the vase idea, just thinking of things people want in their cars today.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:58 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Making my winter list

add a reserve valve
Finish rear bumper
Rebuild correct fuel pump
Restore jack
Fill ashtray hole. Think I will 3D print a vase to go in the hole
Restore gas heater
Splash pan
Rebuild steering box
All new door seals. Ones I have are cheep and don't seal well.
Rebuild spare engine and transmission

Alot of these were on last year's list...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:31 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

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How does this work? Please explain.


Check that angles are laying flat to tire and not setting on raised letters or something. Straighten the steering by eyeing down the angles to rear wheels so they are the same.

You measure the distance between the angles at front and rear. These are 56" long so distance difference is twice that required for 28" tire.

Then adjust untill difference between front and rear of angles is correct for proper tow. Actually quite easy and accurate once you get the hang of it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

How does this work? Please explain.

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Checked the alignment and it was dead on. Link pins are a little lose but play went away after greasing everything.



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Haha, I love the angle iron alignment indicator. I always use a two 6X6 blocks, stacked and pushed up beside each front wheel. You guys up north always take it to the next level! Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Another season gone. The roads got salted this week.

Normally I would spray Rust Check around the potential rust areas but I had a can of Fluid Film within reach. Around the bottom is still seeping rust check so no need for more.

Parked for most of the winter. I will bring it up to the shop to do some work on it in early spring. We want a very early start next year.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Dug into the old engine today. Going to rebuild for a spare.

Block and crank haven't been cut and look good. Just need to find someone to line bore, thrust cut and grind the crank.

Lifters are warn out but cam looks usable. Rods usable alao. Rings had a surprising amount of ware for 7000 miles and one was broken. The pistons were not great when rings were put on so maybe that had something to do with it. Will get a new cylinder set anyway.

Number 2 head doesn't look well. Haha. 1000 miles without an exhaust valve didn't help. I will clean it and see if the nick in the seat can be ground out. It was very small so maybe. I might get setup to replace guides and grind seats. Expensive to do correctly but would be nice to have the ability.

The plan is to build as a 1600 sp and have it fully assembled for quick swap if needed.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

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Checked the alignment and it was dead on. Link pins are a little lose but play went away after greasing everything.



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Haha, I love the angle iron alignment indicator. I always use a two 6X6 blocks, stacked and pushed up beside each front wheel. You guys up north always take it to the next level! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

3 days into a little trip. 1000 km so far. New engine is great.

Seems like just the right power for a bus. Very seldom have to shift on hills. We cruise between 70 and 90 kph most of the time. Did a few bits of highway and can get to 100 kph relatively quickly but on the steep hills it drops back some. We try to stay away form highways so not a problem.

Also getting around 10 L/100 fully loaded so happy with that.

The plan was to build a stroker but the 1600 sp works so well for us that I won't bother.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:20 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

300 miles on the new engine and transmission and they work great.

Changed oil. Discovered I need to remove the filter and let that drain first. Haha. Cut the filter open and no shiny bits. Smile

Checked the alignment and it was dead on. Link pins are a little lose but play went away after greasing everything.

Installed a 67 master cylinder. Figured the brakes are 3 years old and it would be nice not to lose all the brakes if something goes wrong. They feel much nicer now. Still have to push hard for quick stops but seams smoother or something.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Photo copied from Facebook. That was on my way home from work today. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:22 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Fuel gauge works Smile Need to get a needle or another gauge but I can use it.

I put a new sender in the tank and it didn't work but had no idea if the gauge was hooked correctly. Flipped the wires and it pointed directly to the empty mark.

Today I filled it, 30L, and it points to full, mostly. Is it common to read empty with 10L still in the tank?

This will be nice to have. Only getting 20 mpg with the new engine but lots of short runs and around town so expect better when traveling.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:02 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Went for an icecream run with a bunch of muscle cars. Gave the bus a good workout. Smile

New engine working great with 200 miles on it now.

After icecream we got a cloud of blue smoke out the exhaust at start. Cleared up once on the road. Bus working great and engine oil is full.

Then I remembered I have an oil bath air filter now and we parked on quite a slant on the side of the road. Also I think the filter is a bit fuller than it should be. When I first put the filter on it made a good cloud of smoke. Anyway, I will keep an eye on the oil.

On the more relaxing ride home we received this photo
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:04 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

The Yaris is amazing, I love it!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:29 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Took the bus to work this morning. First normal run with new engine. The 1600 defiantly has more power than a warn out 1500. Especially a warn out 1500 with only 3 working cylinders. Smile Very smooth also.

Did have a little excitement when the coil + wire fell off half way to work.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

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Congrats on getting the transmission back in and working! But uh... is that a lifted Yaris in the background?!


Haha... my daily driver. It has a hard life. 2" lift and 215/75r15 KO2's. Had to cut off quite a few bits to clear them but love it. +10" clearance has made it much easier on the underneath and surprisingly capable for a 2WD.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:22 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

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Transmission back in and it works perfectly. Very happy. Smile

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Congrats on getting the transmission back in and working! But uh... is that a lifted Yaris in the background?!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

BarryL wrote:
Wow.
On the pinion side what attaches yours. The ring and pinion backlash remained set from before?


4 bolt pinion. I didn't change 1-2 gears or pinion bearing as they were good. So no change to the pinion. If I needed to change the pinion bearing I think it would need adjustment.

I plan to rebuild my spare trans so may end up needing to get setup for setting backlash.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Wow.
On the pinion side what attaches yours. The ring and pinion backlash remained set from before?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:15 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Transmission back in and it works perfectly. Very happy. Smile

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