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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:17 am    Post subject: you wanna tow that? Reply with quote

Hi from down under...haven't posted here for years.

My subaru kombi suited me well...until..I bought a trailer sailer yacht which weighs a tonne unloaded! so what to tow it with? well the kombi of course!


so the turbo suby fires the kombi along quite spritely but not with the grunt for towing a heavy boat thousands of kilometers(we have thousands in australia) so what to do?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:23 am    Post subject: Re: you wanna tow that? Reply with quote

[quote="obi1robi"]Hi from down under...haven't posted here for years.

My subaru kombi suited me well...until..I bought a trailer sailer yacht which weighs a tonne unloaded! so what to tow it with? well the kombi of course!


so the turbo suby fires the kombi along quite spritely but not with the grunt for towing a heavy boat thousands of kilometers(we have thousands in australia) so what to do?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:31 am    Post subject: Re: you wanna tow that? Reply with quote

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Hi from down under...haven't posted here for years.

My subaru kombi suited me well...until..I bought a trailer sailer yacht which weighs a tonne unloaded! so what to tow it with? well the kombi of course!


so the turbo suby fires the kombi along quite spritely but not with the grunt for towing a heavy boat thousands of kilometers(we have thousands in australia) so what to do?

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Here in Oz we have the buick 3.8 in the local holdens which are cheap as chips[/img]
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

geez maybe cos i'm from down under posting here seems upside down!

anyway got the flywheel and had the adapter plate cut and i wanted to use as much of the holden donor car electric as possible...so tach and temp gauges all good

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but this little bugga is the hall effect sensor for the speedo that pugs into the holden gearbox...but not into a vw 091...hmm..so what to do?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

obi1robi wrote:
geez maybe cos i'm from down under posting here seems upside down!

anyway got the flywheel and had the adapter plate cut and i wanted to use as much of the holden donor car electric as possible...so tach and temp gauges all good

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but this little bugga is the hall effect sensor for the speedo that pugs into the holden gearbox...but not into a vw 091...hmm..so what to do?


getting the hang of this...yeah so i have a 73 bay kombi...i want to tow an 18 foot sailboat to the whitsunday islands thousands of kilometers away so i've fitted a 3.8litre buick motor...all good but the speedo needs high tech to work...presto



it a gps device which conmverts the gps signal to thousands of impulses which the electronic speedo will recognise...hopefully...its on its way from the US
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great project!!!

is the Kombi heavy enough to tow such a big boat? Over here they kind of insist that you have either a big van or a 4x4 to tow something like that.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and what happens if that GPS device loses signal with the satellites? Will the engine go into limp mode? I've seen RJES use a device that goes on the speedo cable that converts the rotary motion of the cable (off the front wheel) into a pulse that the vehicle speed sensor can use.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Trev thanks for showing an interest and all good points to which i don't know the answer.

Will be lots of fun though if it does go into 'limp mode'...i can turn to my dearly beloved and say 'sorry Darl we've lost the satellite again!'

Of course neither Darl or myself want too much limp mode so the tip about RJES is appreciated. It's all good fun experimenting and i love my 73 VW needing a good sat connect...cheers
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