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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabs View Post
    Very impressive. I'll have to dream for now. I've got enough yard space to flick my entjie into the dirt pile.
    I've got nowhere to flick an entjie, stuck in a 3rd floor flat, in Belgium. So Swambo and I are busy building a recipe website we've been promising ourselves to build for the last 3 years, at least it's going to be her 'baby', because although I can braai a piece of vleis like any saffa, I barely know how much salt and pepper to put on my fried eggs. Will share it when we launch it maybe this weekend, because we all still have to eat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAngerdog View Post





    You make me long for my big window Syncro. Not many built! What engine have you got in there? Golf high block? And what is the story with the instruments?
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    instruments are from Spedhut USA they fit exactly inside the original units, GPS speedo, memory recall, alarms etc.

    Engine is 2.6i, like it was meant to be.

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    Do you have a decoupler fitted? If not do get one. Worth it!
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    Have decoupler, but with VC still in place.

    This bus has mostly everything that I can dream of:
    Westfalia roof being fitted
    Two long range tanks
    Dual battery system
    Inverter
    Water tank and pressurised water
    Fully enclosed awning
    2 sparewheel
    Built in compressor
    240watt solar on the roof

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    The first project was getting my Solar installation up and running.

    6x Canadian Solar 360W panels
    Kodak VM3 Inverter
    I still need the Battery but that will come later.
    The panels was a pain to get up on the roof and mounted alone.


    Second smaller project is a knife.
    440C Skinner, the Kudu will be filled with black epoxy after heat treat.
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    VERIFYING NEW SNOMASTER 60L BD/C-60 FREEZER CONTROLS.

    Verified the actual cabinet inside temperature vs. the Display settings. I found through the years manufactures mount the temperature sensing probe at weird places and the ACTUAL CABINET temperature is not displayed (in a domestic freezer the probe is mounted on the Evaporator Plate and camping freezer a Thermowell pocket is installed next to the piping and the temperature sensor is then inserted).

    Photos and Temperature Data Logger results attached. Note the water does NOT FREEZE if set a -5 oC. Setting to be -7 oC to freeze the product. Temperature Data Logger dropped in freezer and let it record (currently set at 2 minutes recording intervals). Fan speeds up cooling and equalises the temperature inside cabinet like a Coke Shop Freezer (don't rely on radiation and convection: too slow and there could/will be temperature layers)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAngerdog View Post
    Engine is 2.6i, like it was meant to be.
    Oh yes, BABY! I had a 2.5i and I always thought the inline 5 sounded so sexy. That in a Syncro........
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    Eish tricky program to get photos attached!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAngerdog View Post

    Engine is 2.6i, like it was meant to be.
    Are we talking about the 2.6i straight 5 Audi so common in Microbuses?

    I also like it, the sound and performance. What I don't really like is it's drinking problem. I toured SA in the late 90's with a band. 10 Okes in a Micro with a 2.6 towing a trailer the size of a horse box with all our equipment. 25L/100km. Left Durban with a full 85L tank. Had to fill it again in Harrismith. Truth be told though, I wasn't paying for the juice in this case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naes-Landy View Post
    Are we talking about the 2.6i straight 5 Audi so common in Microbuses?

    I also like it, the sound and performance. What I don't really like is it's drinking problem. I toured SA in the late 90's with a band. 10 Okes in a Micro with a 2.6 towing a trailer the size of a horse box with all our equipment. 25L/100km. Left Durban with a full 85L tank. Had to fill it again in Harrismith. Truth be told though, I wasn't paying for the juice in this case.
    I'm not sure what you'd expect from an old school Bosch injection system and a 3 ton load? Ours would easily get 11L/100 on a gentle throttle but yes, if you booted it up Van Reenens then it could suck juice quite heavily. We also found that the downhill trip to Durban was much lighter than the uphill trip.......

    The other thing to watch on the 2.2/2.5/2.6 was the documented oil consumption............between 500ml and 1L per 1000kms..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Takashi View Post
    The first project was getting my Solar installation up and running.

    6x Canadian Solar 360W panels
    Kodak VM3 Inverter
    I still need the Battery but that will come later.
    The panels was a pain to get up on the roof and mounted alone.


    Second smaller project is a knife.
    440C Skinner, the Kudu will be filled with black epoxy after heat treat.
    Ek hou baie van daai mes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I'm not sure what you'd expect from an old school Bosch injection system and a 3 ton load? Ours would easily get 11L/100 on a gentle throttle but yes, if you booted it up Van Reenens then it could suck juice quite heavily. We also found that the downhill trip to Durban was much lighter than the uphill trip.......

    The other thing to watch on the 2.2/2.5/2.6 was the documented oil consumption............between 500ml and 1L per 1000kms..........
    We had three of those 5cylinder engines in the family at one stage (although none in Kombis). My dad had an Audi 500, and my mom and I both had Passat CSL's. I can't remember them using excessive oil, even though mine and my dad's both had quite high mileages (mine was over 350k km when I got it).

    Loved those engines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Connan View Post
    We had three of those 5cylinder engines in the family at one stage (although none in Kombis). My dad had an Audi 500, and my mom and I both had Passat CSL's. I can't remember them using excessive oil, even though mine and my dad's both had quite high mileages (mine was over 350k km when I got it).

    Loved those engines.
    My dad had a Audi 500, the body literally rusted to pieces before that engine died and he only filled up with petrol and topped up with oil. It did the Port Alfred-East London koshuis run every week for 5 years. When I last drove it in the mid-80s, it had some silly mileage on like 300,000kms.

    And the oil thing is no myth, mine did it and it also states that consumption in the owners manual. Maybe only the bigger bore versions like the 2.5 or 2.6, who can say?
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    Patio roof 160 poles to go 3 screws per pole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bialetti View Post
    Patio roof 160 poles to go 3 screws per pole.
    eish I hope you're using an electric drill or driver
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    Wow, amazing, My electrical knowledge is zilch, how can I setup something similar. I currently do have an invertor with batteries for loadshedding




    Still have to earth everything, connect the solar panels and batteries to the victron system and the victron system to the main DB. Now we are off the grid regarding water and electricity also, the above layout is version 1, Iíll move it around and neaten it up when the shops open again, need some more 35mm2 cable for that.[/QUOTE]

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