New garage/workshop project for the Zombi Kombi!

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Re: New garage/workshop project for the Zombi Kombi!

Post by oilyragg » Mon May 22, 2017 7:40 pm

Great job keep at it!

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Post by Lovejoy » Tue May 23, 2017 8:42 am

Excellent work, looks great!
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Post by Mike1973 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:04 pm

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Paint correction on the Kombi by Mike, on Flickr

The long panel, you can see exactly how bad the paint has got here.
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Paint correction on the Kombi by Mike, on Flickr


Fine wire wool and cheap tescos car polish, trying to get the worst of the rust off by hand. Not much fun!
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Calling in the big guns. Cousin Scott saw me struggling to do this by hand this weekend, and brought some of his car detailing toys along.
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Hello Susie!
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Paint correction on the Kombi by Mike, on Flickr

Massive improvement! Scott knows his stuff when it comes to paint correction. We only spent a couple of hours on it with the polisher, and basically did one pass with it. The paint is too thin to do much more than that. It's still a beat up rusty and dented commercial vehicle, and no amount of polishing can hide that, but it looks a lot better now!
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Re: New garage/workshop project for the Zombi Kombi!

Post by miles » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:15 pm

When are you going to paint it :)
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Post by Mike1973 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:33 pm

HO17 and Le Bug Show in Spa, two photos, and they aren't even mine ... slacker .... :roll:
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On the track in Spa, photo credit Barndoor Ben

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Post by Mike1973 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:52 pm

Just because I like stats ...

Running a 1600sp with a Solex H30/31PICT Brasilian carb. 1500 gearbox and big nut reduction boxes.

Always keen to improve mpg so any what do other peeps get out of their buses?


Home - Dover (Journey out, all motorway, wet weather, 50-55mph)
147 miles
23.91 lt
£27.71
27.95 mpg

Dover - Heverlee (fast motorway convoy cruising 60mph+)
129 miles
24.97 lt
€34.51
23.50 mpg

Heverlee - Hoeselt (convoy cruising 55-60mph, driving around Spa)
135 miles
26.82 lt
€37.55
22.88 mpg

Hoeselt - Dover (Journey home, A roads and motorway, 40-60mph)
212 miles
36.64 lt
£42.47
26.30 mpg

Dover - Home (Journey home, motorway, 55-60mph)
147 miles
27.53 lt
£31.63
24.26 mpg


Total mileage - 770 miles
Fuel - 163.78 litres
Ave mpg - 24.98 mpg

Fuel £101.81
Fuel €72.06

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Post by vwJim » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:31 pm

Got to love some good stats..

You and Jen get roughly the same MPG even though she's got a heavy foot, 2110cc, roof rack with roof box and heavily loaded.
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Post by Sweet Rides » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:04 am

Hi Mike, I`ve got pretty much the exact same set up as you (but with 30 pict carb, non Brazilian) and get about 33mpg when steady cruising, so something has to be amiss with your set up to use so much more fuel?

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Post by Mike1973 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:06 pm

When we last tuned the motor, my friend said the pick up was lumpy, and suggested trying another carb. I've got Gerrit at RAGE on standby for a rebuilt Solex as soon as I've got the pennies saved.
The bus is still gutless on hills, but has good compression all round.

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Post by vwJim » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:22 pm

Have you also checked the advance is working correctly?
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Post by paul_f » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:55 pm

Do you have a picture of your dizzy and also the part number of it? I'd check the vacuum is working properly by sucking on it. Also have you adjusted valves and points gap recently
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Post by paul_f » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:37 pm

Can you see the part number on it? How tall is the body of it. I think you will get better economy with a SVDA dizzy if it isn't one already
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Re: New garage/workshop project for the Zombi Kombi!

Post by paul_f » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:41 pm

Mike1973 wrote:
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Looks like you already have one from this picture.

Remove the pipe from the carb and suck on the red pipe and make sure that it is sealed and that the linkage arm moves inside the dizzy
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