Fw: Post tour photo request

 
----- Original Message -----
From: Graham Adams 
To: RT
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: Post tour photo request

Hi Rick and all
 
Rick,thanks for organising such a great trip to Shallow Crossing and area.What a superb area of forest roads and challenges for us.
I've certainly learnt a lot about how far to push the Syncro safely in a group and have a lot of fun at the same time.Definitly go again next year (single!).
For those that missed out - you did just that - missed out- but I have just put a stack of videos on UTube.    Now I've only just joined UTube to do this so I don't know if it will work or wether we can get the videos on to this site...help someone?
Address is       www.youtube.com/user/2gadams  
 
Rick I can put all the videos and stills I have on to disk and post to you. The videos are taken on HD Panasonic AVCHD lite which should convert to JPEG on the disc, I think.
 
Thanks again Rick.       How did the trip to The Big Hole go?
Graham and Rosemary
                              
----- Original Message -----
From: RT
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 12:21 PM
Subject: Fw: Post tour photo request

oops, for your new address,
cheers Rick

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: RT <ricktout@yahoo.com.au>
To: RT <ricktout@yahoo.com.au>; Brian Reed <breed@bigpond.net.au>; g.adams2@bigpond.net.au; Peter Kestel <kestel.p@bigpond.com>; neil smith <jackthebearau@yahoo.com>; gullyraker1953 <Gullyraker@aol.com>; Michael Rayner <mrayner51@yahoo.com>; Mark+Deborah Kofahl <markkofahl@gmail.com>; Roger Roger Bell <bellrmit@yahoo.com.au>
Sent: Mon, 24 January, 2011 12:10:19 PM
Subject: Post tour photo request

Hi All,

It was great and to meet/see you all and I hope you enjoyed the Fully Sync 2011 trip as much as I did.

Well it is time to compile all the great picture and movies so can I ask you to forward me what you have on a disk/ flash USB stick (which I will return) as soon as you can then I will put together on one disc (or two) and send you all a copy.

Once again thank you for your company and hope to see you again soon or at the 2013 Fully Sync Tour.

 

Please post to :-

 

      Rick Toutounji

Unit 1- 87/89 Ewos Pde

Cronulla

Sydney Australia 2230

 

 

Cheers and best regards

Rick.




 

 

 
Thanks for posting, a work bound Melbourne syncro owner enjoyed those, particularly Brian's T5 going so well!

Gary Cookson

On 25/01/2011, at 12:21 PM, GRAHAM ADAMS wrote:

 

 
----- Original Message -----
From: Graham Adams 
To: RT
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: Post tour photo request

Hi Rick and all
 
Rick,thanks for organising such a great trip to Shallow Crossing and area.What a superb area of forest roads and challenges for us.
I've certainly learnt a lot about how far to push the Syncro safely in a group and have a lot of fun at the same time.Definitly go again next year (single!).
For those that missed out - you did just that - missed out- but I have just put a stack of videos on UTube.    Now I've only just joined UTube to do this so I don't know if it will work or wether we can get the videos on to this site...help someone?
Address is       www.youtube.com/user/2gadams  
 
Rick I can put all the videos and stills I have on to disk and post to you. The videos are taken on HD Panasonic AVCHD lite which should convert to JPEG on the disc, I think.
 
Thanks again Rick.       How did the trip to The Big Hole go?
Graham and Rosemary
                              
----- Original Message -----
From: RT
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 12:21 PM
Subject: Fw: Post tour photo request

oops, for your new address,
cheers Rick

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: RT <ricktout@yahoo.com.au>
To: RT <ricktout@yahoo.com.au>; Brian Reed <breed@bigpond.net.au>; g.adams2@bigpond.net.au; Peter Kestel <kestel.p@bigpond.com>; neil smith <jackthebearau@yahoo.com>; gullyraker1953 <Gullyraker@aol.com>; Michael Rayner <mrayner51@yahoo.com>; Mark+Deborah Kofahl <markkofahl@gmail.com>; Roger Roger Bell <bellrmit@yahoo.com.au>
Sent: Mon, 24 January, 2011 12:10:19 PM
Subject: Post tour photo request

Hi All,

It was great and to meet/see you all and I hope you enjoyed the Fully Sync 2011 trip as much as I did.

Well it is time to compile all the great picture and movies so can I ask you to forward me what you have on a disk/ flash USB stick (which I will return) as soon as you can then I will put together on one disc (or two) and send you all a copy.

Once again thank you for your company and hope to see you again soon or at the 2013 Fully Sync Tour.

 

Please post to :-

 

      Rick Toutounji

Unit 1- 87/89 Ewos Pde

Cronulla

Sydney Australia 2230

 
 

Cheers and best regards

Rick.




 

 

 


Thanks, Graham. It seems everyone got to put their Syncros through their paces. I hope no damage done from going into the drink on the causeway, Roger! Not such a shallow crossing for you, I guess.

Francesca.

PS Graham, which Kumhos are you running on your Syncro? There are a few models to choose from.



On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Gary Cookson <gary@twentytwentyone.net> wrote:

Thanks for posting, a work bound Melbourne syncro owner enjoyed those, particularly Brian's T5 going so well!


Gary Cookson

On 25/01/2011, at 12:21 PM, GRAHAM ADAMS wrote:


----- Original Message -----
From: Graham Adams
To: RT
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: Post tour photo request

Hi Rick and all
Rick,thanks for organising such a great trip to Shallow Crossing and area.What a superb area of forest roads and challenges for us.
I've certainly learnt a lot about how far to push the Syncro safely in a group and have a lot of fun at the same time.Definitly go again next year (single!).
For those that missed out - you did just that - missed out- but I have just put a stack of videos on UTube. Now I've only just joined UTube to do this so I don't know if it will work or wether we can get the videos on to this site...help someone?
Rick I can put all the videos and stills I have on to disk and post to you. The videos are taken on HD Panasonic AVCHD lite which should convert to JPEG on the disc, I think.
Thanks again Rick. How did the trip to The Big Hole go?
Graham and Rosemary
----- Original Message -----
From: RT
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 12:21 PM
Subject: Fw: Post tour photo request

oops, for your new address,
cheers Rick

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: RT <ricktout@yahoo.com.au>
To: RT <ricktout@yahoo.com.au>; Brian Reed <breed@bigpond.net.au>; g.adams2@bigpond.net.au; Peter Kestel <kestel.p@bigpond.com>; neil smith <jackthebearau@yahoo.com>; gullyraker1953 <Gullyraker@aol.com>; Michael Rayner <mrayner51@yahoo.com>; Mark+Deborah Kofahl <markkofahl@gmail.com>; Roger Roger Bell <bellrmit@yahoo.com.au>
Sent: Mon, 24 January, 2011 12:10:19 PM
Subject: Post tour photo request

Hi All,

It was great and to meet/see you all and I hope you enjoyed the Fully Sync 2011 trip as much as I did.

Well it is time to compile all the great picture and movies so can I ask you to forward me what you have on a disk/ flash USB stick (which I will return) as soon as you can then I will put together on one disc (or two) and send you all a copy.

Once again thank you for your company and hope to see you again soon or at the 2013 Fully Sync Tour.


Please post to :-


Rick Toutounji

Unit 1- 87/89 Ewos Pde

Cronulla

Sydney Australia 2230



Cheers and best regards

Rick.









Thanks Graham for posting them.
 
I was very keen to go this year but my syncro wasn't.
 
I will need to enjoy the videos till next time.
 
Cheers,
 
Skot
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:21 PM
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Fw: Post tour photo request

 

 
----- Original Message -----
From: Graham Adams 
To: RT
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: Post tour photo request

Hi Rick and all
 
Rick,thanks for organising such a great trip to Shallow Crossing and area.What a superb area of forest roads and challenges for us.
I've certainly learnt a lot about how far to push the Syncro safely in a group and have a lot of fun at the same time.Definitly go again next year (single!).
For those that missed out - you did just that - missed out- but I have just put a stack of videos on UTube.    Now I've only just joined UTube to do this so I don't know if it will work or wether we can get the videos on to this site...help someone?
Address is       www.youtube.com/user/2gadams  
 
Rick I can put all the videos and stills I have on to disk and post to you. The videos are taken on HD Panasonic AVCHD lite which should convert to JPEG on the disc, I think.
 
Thanks again Rick.       How did the trip to The Big Hole go?
Graham and Rosemary
                              
----- Original Message -----
From: RT
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 12:21 PM
Subject: Fw: Post tour photo request

oops, for your new address,
cheers Rick

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: RT <ricktout@yahoo.com.au>
To: RT <ricktout@yahoo.com.au>; Brian Reed <breed@bigpond.net.au>; g.adams2@bigpond.net.au; Peter Kestel <kestel.p@bigpond.com>; neil smith <jackthebearau@yahoo.com>; gullyraker1953 <Gullyraker@aol.com>; Michael Rayner <mrayner51@yahoo.com>; Mark+Deborah Kofahl <markkofahl@gmail.com>; Roger Roger Bell <bellrmit@yahoo.com.au>
Sent: Mon, 24 January, 2011 12:10:19 PM
Subject: Post tour photo request

Hi All,

It was great and to meet/see you all and I hope you enjoyed the Fully Sync 2011 trip as much as I did.

Well it is time to compile all the great picture and movies so can I ask you to forward me what you have on a disk/ flash USB stick (which I will return) as soon as you can then I will put together on one disc (or two) and send you all a copy.

Once again thank you for your company and hope to see you again soon or at the 2013 Fully Sync Tour.

 

Please post to :-

 

      Rick Toutounji

Unit 1- 87/89 Ewos Pde

Cronulla

Sydney Australia 2230

 

 

Cheers and best regards

Rick.




 

 

 

Hi Roger

You said you were interested in seeing your syncro and others photographed by a professional photographer. Well..................you asked for it.

I just want to back up what Graham said in regard to the Shallow Crossing week.It was great..... full stop. I learnt so much about about my vehicles capabilities as well as gaining a better understanding of the mechanics and inspiration for future works and conversions. I also came to appreciate the organizing put into the event by Rick as well as the observing the great father/son bond of Rick and Jade?. Not to mention the lost/found joy of an open campfire and company under the stars. It was great.

Hi Francesca
 
I have been running    " 215 75 R15 Kumho KL78 100S "   as shown on my invoice for 10 years now.
 
The tyre has' Road Venture AT'  Kumho in white lettering embossed on it.
 
Other info is:  Traction A    Temperature B    Treadwear 500  on tyre
Cost a year ago : cheapest at KMart Auto $180 each  fitted
Made in Korea
Good luck as they are fairly hard to find.
 
Cheers Graham
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Fw: Post tour photo request

 

Thanks, Graham. It seems everyone got to put their Syncros through their paces. I hope no damage done from going into the drink on the causeway, Roger! Not such a shallow crossing for you, I guess.


Francesca.

PS Graham, which Kumhos are you running on your Syncro? There are a few models to choose from.



On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Gary Cookson <gary@twentytwentyone.net> wrote:
 

Thanks for posting, a work bound Melbourne syncro owner enjoyed those, particularly Brian's T5 going so well!


Gary Cookson

On 25/01/2011, at 12:21 PM, GRAHAM ADAMS wrote:

 

 
----- Original Message -----
From: Graham Adams 
To: RT
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: Post tour photo request

Hi Rick and all
 
Rick,thanks for organising such a great trip to Shallow Crossing and area.What a superb area of forest roads and challenges for us.
I've certainly learnt a lot about how far to push the Syncro safely in a group and have a lot of fun at the same time.Definitly go again next year (single!).
For those that missed out - you did just that - missed out- but I have just put a stack of videos on UTube.    Now I've only just joined UTube to do this so I don't know if it will work or wether we can get the videos on to this site...help someone?
Address is       www.youtube.com/user/2gadams  
 
Rick I can put all the videos and stills I have on to disk and post to you. The videos are taken on HD Panasonic AVCHD lite which should convert to JPEG on the disc, I think.
 
Thanks again Rick.       How did the trip to The Big Hole go?
Graham and Rosemary
                              
----- Original Message -----
From: RT
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 12:21 PM
Subject: Fw: Post tour photo request

oops, for your new address,
cheers Rick

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: RT <ricktout@yahoo.com.au>
To: RT <ricktout@yahoo.com.au>; Brian Reed <breed@bigpond.net.au>; g.adams2@bigpond.net.au; Peter Kestel <kestel.p@bigpond.com>; neil smith <jackthebearau@yahoo.com>; gullyraker1953 <Gullyraker@aol.com>; Michael Rayner <mrayner51@yahoo.com>; Mark+Deborah Kofahl <markkofahl@gmail.com>; Roger Roger Bell <bellrmit@yahoo.com.au>
Sent: Mon, 24 January, 2011 12:10:19 PM
Subject: Post tour photo request

Hi All,

It was great and to meet/see you all and I hope you enjoyed the Fully Sync 2011 trip as much as I did.

Well it is time to compile all the great picture and movies so can I ask you to forward me what you have on a disk/ flash USB stick (which I will return) as soon as you can then I will put together on one disc (or two) and send you all a copy.

Once again thank you for your company and hope to see you again soon or at the 2013 Fully Sync Tour.


 

Please post to :-


 

      Rick Toutounji

Unit 1- 87/89 Ewos Pde

Cronulla

Sydney Australia 2230


 

 

Cheers and best regards

Rick.




 

 

 



Thanks, Graham. That info might benefit a couple of us. Now to start
the ring-around....
Francesca.

On 1/25/11, GRAHAM ADAMS <g.adams2@bigpond.com> wrote:
> Hi Francesca
>
> I have been running " 215 75 R15 Kumho KL78 100S " as shown on my
> invoice for 10 years now.
>
> The tyre has' Road Venture AT' Kumho in white lettering embossed on it.
>
> Other info is: Traction A Temperature B Treadwear 500 on tyre
> Cost a year ago : cheapest at KMart Auto $180 each fitted
> Made in Korea
> Good luck as they are fairly hard to find.
>
> Cheers Graham
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Francesca Coles
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Fw: Post tour photo request
>
>
>
> Thanks, Graham. It seems everyone got to put their Syncros through their
> paces. I hope no damage done from going into the drink on the causeway,
> Roger! Not such a shallow crossing for you, I guess.
>
>
>
> Francesca.
>
>
> PS Graham, which Kumhos are you running on your Syncro? There are a few
> models to choose from.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Gary Cookson <gary@twentytwentyone.net>
> wrote:
>
>
> Thanks for posting, a work bound Melbourne syncro owner enjoyed those,
> particularly Brian's T5 going so well!
>
>
>
> Gary Cookson
>
>
> On 25/01/2011, at 12:21 PM, GRAHAM ADAMS wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Graham Adams
> To: RT
> Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:11 PM
> Subject: Re: Post tour photo request
>
>
> Hi Rick and all
>
> Rick,thanks for organising such a great trip to Shallow Crossing and
> area.What a superb area of forest roads and challenges for us.
> I've certainly learnt a lot about how far to push the Syncro safely in
> a group and have a lot of fun at the same time.Definitly go again next year
> (single!).
> For those that missed out - you did just that - missed out- but I have
> just put a stack of videos on UTube. Now I've only just joined UTube to
> do this so I don't know if it will work or wether we can get the videos on
> to this site...help someone?
> Address is www.youtube.com/user/2gadams
>
> Rick I can put all the videos and stills I have on to disk and post to
> you. The videos are taken on HD Panasonic AVCHD lite which should convert to
> JPEG on the disc, I think.
>
> Thanks again Rick. How did the trip to The Big Hole go?
> Graham and Rosemary
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: RT
> To: g.adams2@bigpond.com
> Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 12:21 PM
> Subject: Fw: Post tour photo request
>
>
> oops, for your new address,
> cheers Rick
>
>
>
> ----- Forwarded Message ----
> From: RT <ricktout@yahoo.com.au>
> To: RT <ricktout@yahoo.com.au>; Brian Reed <breed@bigpond.net.au>;
> g.adams2@bigpond.net.au; Peter Kestel <kestel.p@bigpond.com>; neil smith
> <jackthebearau@yahoo.com>; gullyraker1953 <Gullyraker@aol.com>; Michael
> Rayner <mrayner51@yahoo.com>; Mark+Deborah Kofahl <markkofahl@gmail.com>;
> Roger Roger Bell <bellrmit@yahoo.com.au>
> Sent: Mon, 24 January, 2011 12:10:19 PM
> Subject: Post tour photo request
>
>
> Hi All,
>
> It was great and to meet/see you all and I hope you enjoyed the
> Fully Sync 2011 trip as much as I did.
>
> Well it is time to compile all the great picture and movies so can I
> ask you to forward me what you have on a disk/ flash USB stick (which I will
> return) as soon as you can then I will put together on one disc (or two) and
> send you all a copy.
>
> Once again thank you for your company and hope to see you again soon
> or at the 2013 Fully Sync Tour.
>
>
>
> Please post to :-
>
>
>
> Rick Toutounji
>
> Unit 1- 87/89 Ewos Pde
>
> Cronulla
>
> Sydney Australia 2230
>
>
>
>
>
> Cheers and best regards
>
> Rick.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
Hey Francesca , congrats are in place ! I had the opportunity to 'eyeball' (Ken's) the rims you sourced and had shipped over from the Motherland. Just beautiful. I will measure the material thickness , they seem much more substancial then the Merc rims which I have fitted on the DC. Please put my name down for a mk 2 shipment. !!   Hartmut
PS and those nuts....aren't THEY beautiful ! What about centre hubs to go over those ugly centre nuts...>?
 


To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
From: fcoles6@gmail.com
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 18:52:02 +1100
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Fw: Post tour photo request

 
Thanks, Graham. That info might benefit a couple of us. Now to start
the ring-around....
Francesca.

On 1/25/11, GRAHAM ADAMS <g.adams2@bigpond.com> wrote:
> Hi Francesca
>
> I have been running " 215 75 R15 Kumho KL78 100S " as shown on my
> invoice for 10 years now.
>
> The tyre has' Road Venture AT' Kumho in white lettering embossed on it.
>
> Other info is: Traction A Temperature B Treadwear 500 on tyre
> Cost a year ago : cheapest at KMart Auto $180 each fitted
> Made in Korea
> Good luck as they are fairly hard to find.
>
> Cheers Graham
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Francesca Coles
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Fw: Post tour photo request
>
>
>
> Thanks, Graham. It seems everyone got to put their Syncros through their
> paces. I hope no damage done from going into the drink on the causeway,
> Roger! Not such a shallow crossing for you, I guess.
>
>
>
> Francesca.
>
>
> PS Graham, which Kumhos are you running on your Syncro? There are a few
> models to choose from.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Gary Cookson <gary@twentytwentyone.net>
> wrote:
>
>
> Thanks for posting, a work bound Melbourne syncro owner enjoyed those,
> particularly Brian's T5 going so well!
>
>
>
> Gary Cookson
>
>
> On 25/01/2011, at 12:21 PM, GRAHAM ADAMS wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Graham Adams
> To: RT
> Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:11 PM
> Subject: Re: Post tour photo request
>
>
> Hi Rick and all
>
> Rick,thanks for organising such a great trip to Shallow Crossing and
> area.What a superb area of forest roads and challenges for us.
> I've certainly learnt a lot about how far to push the Syncro safely in
> a group and have a lot of fun at the same time.Definitly go again next year
> (single!).
> For those that missed out - you did just that - missed out- but I have
> just put a stack of videos on UTube. Now I've only just joined UTube to
> do this so I don't know if it will work or wether we can get the videos on
> to this site...help someone?
> Address is www.youtube.com/user/2gadams
>
> Rick I can put all the videos and stills I have on to disk and post to
> you. The videos are taken on HD Panasonic AVCHD lite which should convert to
> JPEG on the disc, I think.
>
> Thanks again Rick. How did the trip to The Big Hole go?
> Graham and Rosemary
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: RT
> To: g.adams2@bigpond.com
> Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 12:21 PM
> Subject: Fw: Post tour photo request
>
>
> oops, for your new address,
> cheers Rick
>
>
>
> ----- Forwarded Message ----
> From: RT <ricktout@yahoo.com.au>
> To: RT <ricktout@yahoo.com.au>; Brian Reed <breed@bigpond.net.au>;
> g.adams2@bigpond.net.au; Peter Kestel <kestel.p@bigpond.com>; neil smith
> <jackthebearau@yahoo.com>; gullyraker1953 <Gullyraker@aol.com>; Michael
> Rayner <mrayner51@yahoo.com>; Mark+Deborah Kofahl <markkofahl@gmail.com>;
> Roger Roger Bell <bellrmit@yahoo.com.au>
> Sent: Mon, 24 January, 2011 12:10:19 PM
> Subject: Post tour photo request
>
>
> Hi All,
>
> It was great and to meet/see you all and I hope you enjoyed the
> Fully Sync 2011 trip as much as I did.
>
> Well it is time to compile all the great picture and movies so can I
> ask you to forward me what you have on a disk/ flash USB stick (which I will
> return) as soon as you can then I will put together on one disc (or two) and
> send you all a copy.
>
> Once again thank you for your company and hope to see you again soon
> or at the 2013 Fully Sync Tour.
>
>
>
> Please post to :-
>
>
>
> Rick Toutounji
>
> Unit 1- 87/89 Ewos Pde
>
> Cronulla
>
> Sydney Australia 2230
>
>
>
>
>
> Cheers and best regards
>
> Rick.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

Bit of a worry that Hart thinks my name is Ken!!! Have those two been emailing too much I wonder?

 

The rims he checked out this morning were mine of course. They are great and the nuts look good as well. I have started the search for an appropriate tyre and price.  Best so far Maxxis HT 750 225/70/15 but lots more work to do yet. Three more tyre stores to visit locally.

 

Peter from Port

 

Sorry Peter what I meant was the word "eyeballed" is Ken's expression and I didn't want to be seen to use such interesting terms without the author's permission.... Hart
 

To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
From: peter@coeconsult.com.au
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 20:27:56 +1100
Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Fw: Post tour photo request

 

Bit of a worry that Hart thinks my name is Ken!!! Have those two been emailing too much I wonder?

 

The rims he checked out this morning were mine of course. They are great and the nuts look good as well. I have started the search for an appropriate tyre and price.  Best so far Maxxis HT 750 225/70/15 but lots more work to do yet. Three more tyre stores to visit locally.

 

Peter from Port

 


Hartmut,
As far as I know it is still called the fatherland. ;-)
Theo

At 08:04 PM 25/01/2011, you wrote:
>
>
>Hey Francesca , congrats are in place ! I had
>the opportunity to 'eyeball' (Ken's) the rims
>you sourced and had shipped over from the
>Motherland. Just beautiful. I will measure the
>material thickness , they seem much more
>substancial then the Merc rims which I have
>fitted on the DC. Please put my name down for a mk 2 shipment. !! Hartmut
>PS and those nuts....aren't THEY beautiful !
>What about centre hubs to go over those ugly centre nuts...>?
>
>
>----------
>To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
>From: fcoles6@gmail.com
>Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 18:52:02 +1100
>Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Fw: Post tour photo request
>
>
>Thanks, Graham. That info might benefit a couple of us. Now to start
>the ring-around....
>Francesca.
>
>On 1/25/11, GRAHAM ADAMS
><<mailto:g.adams2@bigpond.com>g.adams2@bigpond.com> wrote:
> > Hi Francesca
> >
> > I have been running " 215 75 R15 Kumho KL78 100S " as shown on my
> > invoice for 10 years now.
> >
> > The tyre has' Road Venture AT' Kumho in white lettering embossed on it.
> >
> > Other info is: Traction A Temperature B Treadwear 500 on tyre
> > Cost a year ago : cheapest at KMart Auto $180 each fitted
> > Made in Korea
> > Good luck as they are fairly hard to find.
> >
> > Cheers Graham
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Francesca Coles
> > To:
> <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com>Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:09 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Fw: Post tour photo request
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks, Graham. It seems everyone got to put their Syncros through their
> > paces. I hope no damage done from going into the drink on the causeway,
> > Roger! Not such a shallow crossing for you, I guess.
> >
> >
> >
> > Francesca.
> >
> >
> > PS Graham, which Kumhos are you running on your Syncro? There are a few
> > models to choose from.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Gary
> Cookson <<mailto:gary@twentytwentyone.net>gary@twentytwentyone.net>
> > wrote:
> >
> >
> > Thanks for posting, a work bound Melbourne syncro owner enjoyed those,
> > particularly Brian's T5 going so well!
> >
> >
> >
> > Gary Cookson
> >
> >
> > On 25/01/2011, at 12:21 PM, GRAHAM ADAMS wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Graham Adams
> > To: RT
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:11 PM
> > Subject: Re: Post tour photo request
> >
> >
> > Hi Rick and all
> >
> > Rick,thanks for organising such a great trip to Shallow Crossing and
> > area.What a superb area of forest roads and challenges for us.
> > I've certainly learnt a lot about how far to push the Syncro safely in
> > a group and have a lot of fun at the same time.Definitly go again next year
> > (single!).
> > For those that missed out - you did just that - missed out- but I have
> > just put a stack of videos on UTube. Now I've only just joined UTube to
> > do this so I don't know if it will work or wether we can get the videos on
> > to this site...help someone?
> > Address is www.youtube.com/user/2gadams
> >
> > Rick I can put all the videos and stills I have on to disk and post to
> > you. The videos are taken on HD Panasonic
> AVCHD lite which should convert to
> > JPE G on the disc, I think.
> >
> > Thanks again Rick. How did the trip to The Big Hole go?
> > Graham and Rosemary
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: RT
> > To: <mailto:g.adams2@bigpond.com>g.adams2@bigpond.com
> > Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 12:21 PM
> > Subject: Fw: Post tour photo request
> >
> >
> > oops, for your new address,
> > cheers Rick
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: RT <<mailto:ricktout@yahoo.com.au>ricktout@yahoo.com.au>
> > To: RT
> <<mailto:ricktout@yahoo.com.au>ricktout@yahoo.com.au>;
> Brian Reed <<mailto:breed@bigpond.net.au>breed@bigpond.net.au>;
> >
> <mailto:g.adams2@bigpond.net.au>g.adams2@bigpond.net.au;
> Peter Kestel <<mailto:kestel.p@bigpond.com>kestel.p@bigpond.com>; neil smith
> >
> <<mailto:jackthebearau@yahoo.com>jackthebearau
> @yahoo.com>; gullyraker1953
> <<mailto:Gullyraker@aol.com>Gullyraker@aol.com>; Michael
> > Rayner
> <<mailto:mrayner51@yahoo.com>mrayner51@yahoo.com>;
> Mark+Deborah Kofahl <<mailto:markkofahl@gmail.com>markkofahl@gmail.com>;
> > Roger Roger Bell <<mailto:bellrmit@yahoo.com.au>bellrmit@yahoo.com.au>
> > Sent: Mon, 24 January, 2011 12:10:19 PM
> > Subject: Post tour photo request
> >
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > It was great and to meet/see you all and I hope you enjoyed the
> > Fully Sync 2011 trip as much as I did.
> >
> > Well it is time to compile all the great picture and movies so can I
> > ask you to forward me what you have on a
> disk/ flash USB stick (which I will
> > return) as soon as you can then I will put
> together on one disc (or two) and
> > send you all a copy.
> >
> > Once again thank you for your company and hope to s ee you again soon
> > or at the 2013 Fully Sync Tour.
> >
> >
> >
> > Please post to :-
> >
> >
> >
> > Rick Toutounji
> >
> > Unit 1- 87/89 Ewos Pde
> >
> > Cronulla
> >
> > Sydney Australia 2230
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Cheers and best regards
> >
> > Rick.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
On Jan 25, 2011, at 1:04 AM, Hartmut Kiehn <hartis@live.com.au> wrote:

What about centre hubs to go over those ugly centre nuts...>?


Look at Phill's Syncro. The original Syncro 16" steel rims came with these attractive centrecaps which are held my the five lugnuts. I am not certain about the Mefro wheels but the Merc wheels which used a conical seat lugnut required some minor mods to hold the caps.

Of course, the biggest challenge is getting Syncro 16" caps. They have been NLA for sometime. I lucked in a bunch and ordered some 200 pieces. After distributing them to some of the enthusiasts in my immediate vicinity, I have just enough spares for my personal use.

I did send a message to VW Classic Parts to reproduce the caps. No telling if and when that will happen. My contact said it was being considered. 

If asked a contact in manufacturing in a certain Asian country if they could repro'd inexpensively. The response I got was, "...sure, how many hundred thousands do you need." 


BenT
Hi Theo,
 
In Schlewig Holstein we call it the Mutterland ! Just to be different and in respect of the Female Gender I  suppose.
Hartmut
 

To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
From: teows@melbpc.org.au
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 21:21:15 +1100
Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Fw: Post tour photo request

 
Hartmut,
As far as I know it is still called the fatherland. ;-)
Theo

At 08:04 PM 25/01/2011, you wrote:
>
>
>Hey Francesca , congrats are in place ! I had
>the opportunity to 'eyeball' (Ken's) the rims
>you sourced and had shipped over from the
>Motherland. Just beautiful. I will measure the
>material thickness , they seem much more
>substancial then the Merc rims which I have
>fitted on the DC. Please put my name down for a mk 2 shipment. !! Hartmut
>PS and those nuts....aren't THEY beautiful !
>What about centre hubs to go over those ugly centre nuts...>?
>
>
>----------
>To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
>From: fcoles6@gmail.com
>Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 18:52:02 +1100
>Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Fw: Post tour photo request
>
>
>Thanks, Graham. That info might benefit a couple of us. Now to start
>the ring-around....
>Francesca.
>
>On 1/25/11, GRAHAM ADAMS
><<mailto:g.adams2@bigpond.com>g.adams2@bigpond.com> wrote:
> > Hi Francesca
> >
> > I have been running " 215 75 R15 Kumho KL78 100S " as shown on my
> > invoice for 10 years now.
> >
> > The tyre has' Road Venture AT' Kumho in white lettering embossed on it.
> >
> > Other info is: Traction A Temperature B Treadwear 500 on tyre
> > Cost a year ago : cheapest at KMart Auto $180 each fitted
> > Made in Korea
> > Good luck as they are fairly hard to find.
> >
> > Cheers Graham
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Francesca Coles
> > To:
> <mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com>Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:09 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Fw: Post tour photo request
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks, Graham. It seems everyone got to put their Syncros through their
> > paces. I hope no damage done from going into the drink on the causeway,
> > Roger! Not such a shallow crossing for you, I guess.
> >
> >
> >
> > Francesca.
> >
> >
> > PS Graham, which Kumhos are you running on your Syncro? There are a few
> > models to choose from.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Gary
> Cookson <<mailto:gary@twentytwentyone.net>gary@twentytwentyone.net>
> > wrote:
> >
> >
> > Thanks for posting, a work bound Melbourne syncro owner enjoyed those,
> > particularly Brian's T5 going so well!
> >
> >
> >
> > Gary Cookson
> >
> >
> > On 25/01/2011, at 12:21 PM, GRAHAM ADAMS wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Graham Adams
> > To: RT
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:11 PM
> > Subject: Re: Post tour photo request
> >
> >
> > Hi Rick and all
> >
> > Rick,thanks for organising such a great trip to Shallow Crossing and
> > area.What a superb area of forest roads and challenges for us.
> > I've certainly learnt a lot about how far to push the Syncro safely in
> > a group and have a lot of fun at the same time.Definitly go again next year
> > (single!).
> > For those that missed out - you did just that - missed out- but I have
> > just put a stack of videos on UTube. Now I've only just joined UTube to
> > do this so I don't know if it will work or wether we can get the videos on
> > to this site...help someone?
> > Address is www.youtube.com/user/2gadams
> >
> > Rick I can put all the videos and stills I have on to disk and post to
> > you. The videos are taken on HD Panasonic
> AVCHD lite which should convert to
> > JPE G on the disc, I think.
> >
> > Thanks again Rick. How did the trip to The Big Hole go?
> > Graham and Rosemary
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: RT
> > To: <mailto:g.adams2@bigpond.com>g.adams2@bigpond.com
> > Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 12:21 PM
> > Subject: Fw: Post tour photo request
> >
> >
> > oops, for your new address,
> > cheers Rick
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Forwarded Message ----
> > From: RT <<mailto:ricktout@yahoo.com.au>ricktout@yahoo.com.au>
> > To: RT
> <<mailto:ricktout@yahoo.com.au>ricktout@yahoo.com.au>;
> Brian Reed <<mailto:breed@bigpond.net.au>breed@bigpond.net.au>;
> >
> <mailto:g.adams2@bigpond.net.au>g.adams2@bigpond.net.au;
> Peter Kestel <<mailto:kestel.p@bigpond.com>kestel.p@bigpond.com>; neil smith
> >
> <<mailto:jackthebearau@yahoo.com>jackthebearau
> @yahoo.com>; gullyraker1953
> <<mailto:Gullyraker@aol.com>Gullyraker@aol.com>; Michael
> > Rayner
> <<mailto:mrayner51@yahoo.com>mrayner51@yahoo.com>;
> Mark+Deborah Kofahl <<mailto:markkofahl@gmail.com>markkofahl@gmail.com>;
> > Roger Roger Bell <<mailto:bellrmit@yahoo.com.au>bellrmit@yahoo.com.au>
> > Sent: Mon, 24 January, 2011 12:10:19 PM
> > Subject: Post tour photo request
> >
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > It was great and to meet/see you all and I hope you enjoyed the
> > Fully Sync 2011 trip as much as I did.
> >
> > Well it is time to compile all the great picture and movies so can I
> > ask you to forward me what you have on a
> disk/ flash USB stick (which I will
> > return) as soon as you can then I will put
> together on one disc (or two) and
> > send you all a copy.
> >
> > Once again thank you for your company and hope to s ee you again soon
> > or at the 2013 Fully Sync Tour.
> >
> >
> >
> > Please post to :-
> >
> >
> >
> > Rick Toutounji
> >
> > Unit 1- 87/89 Ewos Pde
> >
> > Cronulla
> >
> > Sydney Australia 2230
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Cheers and best regards
> >
> > Rick.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>


Francesca and All,
Just remember, what will prove to be a major embarrasssment should you buy a set of 5 x 15" tyres and then all too late discover the 5th tyre you have chosen won't physically fit underneath. Dimensionally the tyre may be too wide and/or diameter too large. I'm talking very critical fractional fitting here! Even down to the bulkiness or not of the tread blocks on the edge of tthe tyre interfering badly or not with the overhead steering rod. So include this very important criteria as part of your selection process, unless you can live with a rear mounted spare.
After some relatively minor mods (grinding back) to the two fore-aft structural beams underneath and the removal of that piece of mangled bituminous sheet fibreboard under the radiator (I believe this is a major culprit for why the seam behind the front bumper corrodes so badly), I managed to install a BFG 215 75 15, I agree it's a tight fit but getting rid of the rear tyre carrier was a high priority for me.
Be warned, it's not a given that just because I managed to fit the BFG under, that other brand/model 15" tyres will also.
So its not simply a question of what's available and economical. But will the chosen spare fit under.. without major mods?
Happy hunting, don't believe anything tyre sellers tell you, spend a lot of time on research instead, they have no clue about syncro tyre specs, forearmed is forewarned. All you guys with new rims should be collaborating in a SIG for tyres .. make it a whole lot easier and informative for you all.
Cheers.
Ken


-----Original Message-----
From: Francesca Coles <fcoles6@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, 25 January 2011 6:52 PM
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Fw: Post tour photo request



[The entire original message is not included]
Francesca/others

It was lovely to meet you in Batemans Bay before the Shallow Crossing expedition, although your sons expose of "thats a rust bubble under the paint"made it all the more harder to endear myself to my syncro after all the trails and tribulations I have had with her. But let it be said that she performed admirably throughout the week with the exception of some noises emanating from the rear. Graham reckoned that there were 5 separate noises of which I have managed to locate and correct 4. Which brings me to catalytic convertor. Did you not have this problem once with your car and what sort of noise was it. How did it present itself. What did you do about it.

On 26 January 2011 13:09, Ken Garratt <unclekenz@hotmail.com> wrote:
Francesca and All,
Just remember, what will prove to be a major embarrasssment should you buy a set of 5 x 15" tyres and then all too late discover the 5th tyre you have chosen won't physically fit underneath. Dimensionally the tyre may be too wide and/or diameter too large. I'm talking very critical fractional fitting here! Even down to the bulkiness or not of the tread blocks on the edge of tthe tyre interfering badly or not with the overhead steering rod. So include this very important criteria as part of your selection process, unless you can live with a rear mounted spare.
After some relatively minor mods (grinding back) to the two fore-aft structural beams underneath and the removal of that piece of mangled bituminous sheet fibreboard under the radiator (I believe this is a major culprit for why the seam behind the front bumper corrodes so badly), I managed to install a BFG 215 75 15, I agree it's a tight fit but getting rid of the rear tyre carrier was a high priority for me.
Be warned, it's not a given that just because I managed to fit the BFG under, that other brand/model 15" tyres will also.
So its not simply a question of what's available and economical. But will the chosen spare fit under.. without major mods?
Happy hunting, don't believe anything tyre sellers tell you, spend a lot of time on research instead, they have no clue about syncro tyre specs, forearmed is forewarned. All you guys with new rims should be collaborating in a SIG for tyres .. make it a whole lot easier and informative for you all.
Cheers.
Ken


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, 25 January 2011 6:52 PM
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
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Hi Ken,

That's of course a crucial point you make there, so thanks for adding to our headache by reminding us of the dastardly 'clam shell' restriction. I am secretly hoping someone else is going to come up with the solution on this one, but I can see there's sense in pooling our resources/knowledge. No doubt the growing frustration of having 5 shiny new rims just waiting on suitable tyres to be fitted will be a powerful motivator to finding a solution ASAP. Thanks for sharing your comments on how you made a BFG tyre fit underneath - sounds like just the kind of job I'd enjoy...

Why did you so dislike the rear wheel carrier solution? I know they're expensive and all, and I suppose having to swing it out every darn time you want to open the rear hatch could get rather boring. A lot of people seem to like the 'rugged' look they lend the vehicle, however. Perhaps I'll have a word to my friendly T3 mechanic for some advice re 15-inch tyres.

Michael, glad to hear you had such a good time on the tour, and that your Syncro held up under pressure. I'm doubly sorry the dates didn't work for us this time, but we'll work on getting to the next one. My eldest has yet to refine his pragmatic language skills when it comes to tactfully avoiding pointing out defects, such as rust bubbles, on other people's vehicles (out of the mouths of babes... don't we love them for it?).

In answer to your question: we had a rattle in our catalytic converter before it gave up the ghost. I think it was evident on starting up an idling. In the end the CC melted and we came to a halt by the side of the Princes Highway (a complete potato-up-the-pipe simulation). Solution was simple: R&R the CC with a new one, though we chose not to replace with a genuine VW part because it was so bloody expensive, and the aftermarket one we replaced it with was said to be of good quality by our mechanic.

See you,

Francesca.

Francesca.


On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 1:09 PM, Ken Garratt <unclekenz@hotmail.com> wrote:
Francesca and All,
Just remember, what will prove to be a major embarrasssment should you buy a set of 5 x 15" tyres and then all too late discover the 5th tyre you have chosen won't physically fit underneath. Dimensionally the tyre may be too wide and/or diameter too large. I'm talking very critical fractional fitting here! Even down to the bulkiness or not of the tread blocks on the edge of tthe tyre interfering badly or not with the overhead steering rod. So include this very important criteria as part of your selection process, unless you can live with a rear mounted spare.
After some relatively minor mods (grinding back) to the two fore-aft structural beams underneath and the removal of that piece of mangled bituminous sheet fibreboard under the radiator (I believe this is a major culprit for why the seam behind the front bumper corrodes so badly), I managed to install a BFG 215 75 15, I agree it's a tight fit but getting rid of the rear tyre carrier was a high priority for me.
Be warned, it's not a given that just because I managed to fit the BFG under, that other brand/model 15" tyres will also.
So its not simply a question of what's available and economical. But will the chosen spare fit under.. without major mods?
Happy hunting, don't believe anything tyre sellers tell you, spend a lot of time on research instead, they have no clue about syncro tyre specs, forearmed is forewarned. All you guys with new rims should be collaborating in a SIG for tyres .. make it a whole lot easier and informative for you all.
Cheers.
Ken


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, 25 January 2011 6:52 PM
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Excellent advice from Ken, on my Hippy Syn the 15" spare fits too, but as Ken says , don't bank on it.
 
But it wouldn't be me if  I  woudn't have my  own idea on this.  If  you have a de coupler installed you can afford to have a 14" spare. That's what I will do for my Trakka once I get 15" rims. So before you dismiss the idea ,think it over for a moment. If you have a flat and you have to use hard surface, deactivate the DeC and proceed as normal. Remember  that some cars do have either no spare at all or an emergency wheel.
A flat in the bush  you dont bother about a little tyre diameter because it will be taken care of by the viscous c. But then there is Ken who's Kamper has a solid shaft and although I think on a sandy surface it woud not matter too much, I would deflate 3 tyres a little and pump the 14" a bit harder.
The other alternative is to use the 15" rim for spare but choose a tyre which fits underneath without cutting and welding.
 
Just to throw another spanner into the works................................Hart
 
PS  It is fact that quite a few VW owners are hardly aware what you can do  to a Volkswagen to get home. Just look how Roger climbed out of a rather precarious situation .1969 I lend my original Rommel Kubelwagen to a friend to go to Johannesburg (about 30mins from where we lived then) and visit a night club . On the way home he fell asleep on the wheel and rammed into a stationary Fiat 1500. the Fiat a total write off. On the kubelwagen Left front wheel was missing Spare was wrecked and the Police volunteered to organize a crane truck. I told them that I would drive the vehicle home. They laughed but stopped laughing when the car started and left the scene on three wheels. True. just google
Kubelwagen typ 82
 

 
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> From: unclekenz@hotmail.com
> Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 02:09:10 +0000
> Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Fw: Post tour photo request
>
> Francesca and All,
> Just remember, what will prove to be a major embarrasssment should you buy a set of 5 x 15" tyres and then all too late discover the 5th tyre you have chosen won't physically fit underneath. Dimensionally the tyre may be too wide and/or diameter too large. I'm talking very critical fractional fitting here! Even down to the bulkiness or not of the tread blocks on the edge of tthe tyre interfering badly or not with the overhead steering rod. So include this very important criteria as part of your selection process, unless you can live with a rear mounted spare.
> After some relatively minor mods (grinding back) to the two fore-aft structural beams underneath and the removal of that piece of mangled bituminous sheet fibreboard under the radiator (I believe this is a major culprit for why the seam behind the front bumper corrodes so badly), I managed to install a BFG 215 75 15, I agree it's a tight fit but getting rid of the rear tyre carrier was a high priority for me.
> Be warned, it's not a given that just because I managed to fit the BFG under, that other brand/model 15" tyres will also.
> So its not simply a question of what's available and economical. But will the chosen spare fit under.. without major mods?
> Happy hunting, don't believe anything tyre sellers tell you, spend a lot of time on research instead, they have no clue about syncro tyre specs, forearmed is forewarned. All you guys with new rims should be collaborating in a SIG for tyres .. make it a whole lot easier and informative for you all.
> Cheers.
> Ken
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Francesca Coles <fcoles6@gmail.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, 25 January 2011 6:52 PM
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
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Ha ha, Harmut, old boy (or mate)! A good story that one.

I like your pragmatic suggestions in answer to the 15" dilemma. If push comes to shove, who knows what we will stoop to.

Thanks for your enthusiastic appraisal of the Mefro rims and natty nuts, by the way. They should look fine - once they're installed, that is....

Francesca.


On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Hartmut Kiehn <hartis@live.com.au> wrote:

Excellent advice from Ken, on my Hippy Syn the 15" spare fits too, but as Ken says , don't bank on it.

But it wouldn't be me if I woudn't have my own idea on this. If you have a de coupler installed you can afford to have a 14" spare. That's what I will do for my Trakka once I get 15" rims. So before you dismiss the idea ,think it over for a moment. If you have a flat and you have to use hard surface, deactivate the DeC and proceed as normal. Remember that some cars do have either no spare at all or an emergency wheel.
A flat in the bush you dont bother about a little tyre diameter because it will be taken care of by the viscous c. But then there is Ken who's Kamper has a solid shaft and although I think on a sandy surface it woud not matter too much, I would deflate 3 tyres a little and pump the 14" a bit harder.
The other alternative is to use the 15" rim for spare but choose a tyre which fits underneath without cutting and welding.

Just to throw another spanner into the works................................Hart

PS It is fact that quite a few VW owners are hardly aware what you can do to a Volkswagen to get home. Just look how Roger climbed out of a rather precarious situation .1969 I lend my original Rommel Kubelwagen to a friend to go to Johannesburg (about 30mins from where we lived then) and visit a night club . On the way home he fell asleep on the wheel and rammed into a stationary Fiat 1500. the Fiat a total write off. On the kubelwagen Left front wheel was missing Spare was wrecked and the Police volunteered to organize a crane truck. I told them that I would drive the vehicle home. They laughed but stopped laughing when the car started and left the scene on three wheels. True. just google
Kubelwagen typ 82

> From: unclekenz@hotmail.com
> Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 02:09:10 +0000
> Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Fw: Post tour photo request

>
> Francesca and All,
> Just remember, what will prove to be a major embarrasssment should you buy a set of 5 x 15" tyres and then all too late discover the 5th tyre you have chosen won't physically fit underneath. Dimensionally the tyre may be too wide and/or diameter too large. I'm talking very critical fractional fitting here! Even down to the bulkiness or not of the tread blocks on the edge of tthe tyre interfering badly or not with the overhead steering rod. So include this very important criteria as part of your selection process, unless you can live with a rear mounted spare.
> After some relatively minor mods (grinding back) to the two fore-aft structural beams underneath and the removal of that piece of mangled bituminous sheet fibreboard under the radiator (I believe this is a major culprit for why the seam behind the front bumper corrodes so badly), I managed to install a BFG 215 75 15, I agree it's a tight fit but getting rid of the rear tyre carrier was a high priority for me.
> Be warned, it's not a given that just because I managed to fit the BFG under, that other brand/model 15" tyres will also.
> So its not simply a question of what's available and economical. But will the chosen spare fit under.. without major mods?
> Happy hunting, don't believe anything tyre sellers tell you, spend a lot of time on research instead, they have no clue about syncro tyre specs, forearmed is forewarned. All you guys with new rims should be collaborating in a SIG for tyres .. make it a whole lot easier and informative for you all.
> Cheers.
> Ken
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Francesca,
I'm not looking for a macho image, much prefer practical, hence underneath is the go. Several things to consider ....
 
It's not boring, it's a total pain in the butt being there out the back, having to get it out of the way to open the rear hatch every time either at home garaged and/or on a trip and at campsites on arrival and then departure. Unless you rig up so you hardly ever open the hatch.
 
It's also your emergency escape route (in a Trakka anyway as we have an added hatch release on the inside, regardless of whether or not the hatch lock is locked).
 
Throws more cantilever weight behind the rear wheels. I reckon the load balance is best with the spare upfront.
 
It may make the total vehicle length longer, depending upon what rear holder you use. Still I think it fits within the 5 metre length charge rate for the Melbourne to Tassie ferry. Roger would know for sure.
 
How do you carry a push bike? Unless you want to mortgage your house on a rear combo carrier you see on syncros overseas. If you do then heh, you can also add a gerry can of fuel and high lift jack etc, marvellous eh ... NOT!
 
Yes it took me a considerable time, trial and effort to achieve a fit of the BFG under .... sorry, but that is what it takes, all part of the fun. Once done though .... hooray! Move onto the next project!
 
A few pics of the grinding I had to do underneath are shown here in the photos section of the syncro forum ...
 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Syncro_T3_Australia/photos/album/1871218959/pic/list
 
To clarify, remember these left and right side shapings in the structural beams are already in place, part of the original design and manufacture. I merely ground them back further and still with absolutely no loss of structural integrity. For the doubters, seeing is believing.
 
Cheers.
Ken
 
 
 

 

To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
From: fcoles6@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 13:50:45 +1100
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Fw: Post tour photo request

 
Hi Ken,

That's of course a crucial point you make there, so thanks for adding to our headache by reminding us of the dastardly 'clam shell' restriction. I am secretly hoping someone else is going to come up with the solution on this one, but I can see there's sense in pooling our resources/knowledge. No doubt the growing frustration of having 5 shiny new rims just waiting on suitable tyres to be fitted will be a powerful motivator to finding a solution ASAP. Thanks for sharing your comments on how you made a BFG tyre fit underneath - sounds like just the kind of job I'd enjoy... 

Why did you so dislike the rear wheel carrier solution? I know they're expensive and all, and I suppose having to swing it out every darn time you want to open the rear hatch could get rather boring. A lot of people seem to like the 'rugged' look they lend the vehicle, however. Perhaps I'll have a word to my friendly T3 mechanic for some advice re 15-inch tyres.

Michael, glad to hear you had such a good time on the tour, and that your Syncro held up under pressure. I'm doubly sorry the dates didn't work for us this time, but we'll work on getting to the next one. My eldest has yet to refine his pragmatic language skills when it comes to tactfully avoiding pointing out defects, such as rust bubbles, on other people's vehicles (out of the mouths of babes... don't we love them for it?).  

In answer to your question: we had a rattle in our catalytic converter before it gave up the ghost. I think it was evident on starting up an idling. In the end the CC melted and we came to a halt by the side of the Princes Highway (a complete potato-up-the-pipe simulation). Solution was simple: R&R the CC with a new one, though we chose not to replace with a genuine VW part because it was so bloody expensive, and the aftermarket one we replaced it with was said to be of good quality by our mechanic.

See you,

Francesca.

Francesca.


On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 1:09 PM, Ken Garratt <unclekenz@hotmail.com> wrote:
Francesca and All,
Just remember, what will prove to be a major embarrasssment should you buy a set of 5 x 15" tyres and then all too late discover the 5th tyre you have chosen won't physically fit underneath. Dimensionally the tyre may be too wide and/or diameter too large. I'm talking very critical fractional fitting here! Even down to the bulkiness or not of the tread blocks on the edge of tthe tyre interfering badly or not with the overhead steering rod. So include this very important criteria as part of your selection process, unless you can live with a rear mounted spare.
After some relatively minor mods (grinding back) to the two fore-aft structural beams underneath and the removal of that piece of mangled bituminous sheet fibreboard under the radiator (I believe this is a major culprit for why the seam behind the front bumper corrodes so badly), I managed to install a BFG 215 75 15, I agree it's a tight fit but getting rid of the rear tyre carrier was a high priority for me.
Be warned, it's not a given that just because I managed to fit the BFG under, that other brand/model 15" tyres will also.
So its not simply a question of what's available and economical.  But will the chosen spare fit under.. without major mods?
Happy hunting, don't believe anything tyre sellers tell you, spend a lot of time on research instead, they have no clue about syncro tyre specs, forearmed is forewarned. All you guys with new rims should be collaborating in a SIG  for tyres .. make it a whole lot easier and informative for you all.
Cheers.
Ken


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haha .... more grist for the mill. All good of course, except that I have no need nor want a 14" emergency spare.
 
Crikey, how will they EVER decide now!
 
Hartmut, just love your Kubelwagen typ 82. Did you leave the machine gun at home or were you a mug lare with Elke straddled behind sighting likely deviants, all adding to the occasion on your way to and from the village markets?
 
Ken

 

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From: fcoles6@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 14:16:43 +1100
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Fw: Post tour photo request

 
Ha ha, Harmut, old boy (or mate)! A good story that one.

I like your pragmatic suggestions in answer to the 15" dilemma. If push comes to shove, who knows what we will stoop to.

Thanks for your enthusiastic appraisal of the Mefro rims and natty nuts, by the way. They should look fine - once they're installed, that is....

Francesca.


On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Hartmut Kiehn <hartis@live.com.au> wrote:
 

Excellent advice from Ken, on my Hippy Syn the 15" spare fits too, but as Ken says , don't bank on it.
 
But it wouldn't be me if  I  woudn't have my  own idea on this.  If  you have a de coupler installed you can afford to have a 14" spare. That's what I will do for my Trakka once I get 15" rims. So before you dismiss the idea ,think it over for a moment. If you have a flat and you have to use hard surface, deactivate the DeC and proceed as normal. Remember  that some cars do have either no spare at all or an emergency wheel.
A flat in the bush  you dont bother about a little tyre diameter because it will be taken care of by the viscous c. But then there is Ken who's Kamper has a solid shaft and although I think on a sandy surface it woud not matter too much, I would deflate 3 tyres a little and pump the 14" a bit harder.
The other alternative is to use the 15" rim for spare but choose a tyre which fits underneath without cutting and welding.
 
Just to throw another spanner into the works................................Hart
 
PS  It is fact that quite a few VW owners are hardly aware what you can do  to a Volkswagen to get home. Just look how Roger climbed out of a rather precarious situation .1969 I lend my original Rommel Kubelwagen to a friend to go to Johannesburg (about 30mins from where we lived then) and visit a night club . On the way home he fell asleep on the wheel and rammed into a stationary Fiat 1500. the Fiat a total write off. On the kubelwagen Left front wheel was missing Spare was wrecked and the Police volunteered to organize a crane truck. I told them that I would drive the vehicle home. They laughed but stopped laughing when the car started and left the scene on three wheels. True. just google
Kubelwagen typ 82

> From: unclekenz@hotmail.com
> Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 02:09:10 +0000
> Subject: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Fw: Post tour photo request

>
> Francesca and All,
> Just remember, what will prove to be a major embarrasssment should you buy a set of 5 x 15" tyres and then all too late discover the 5th tyre you have chosen won't physically fit underneath. Dimensionally the tyre may be too wide and/or diameter too large. I'm talking very critical fractional fitting here! Even down to the bulkiness or not of the tread blocks on the edge of tthe tyre interfering badly or not with the overhead steering rod. So include this very important criteria as part of your selection process, unless you can live with a rear mounted spare.
> After some relatively minor mods (grinding back) to the two fore-aft structural beams underneath and the removal of that piece of mangled bituminous sheet fibreboard under the radiator (I believe this is a major culprit for why the seam behind the front bumper corrodes so badly), I managed to install a BFG 215 75 15, I agree it's a tight fit but getting rid of the rear tyre carrier was a high priority for me.
> Be warned, it's not a given that just because I managed to fit the BFG under, that other brand/model 15" tyres will also.
> So its not simply a question of what's available and economical. But will the chosen spare fit under.. without major mods?
> Happy hunting, don't believe anything tyre sellers tell you, spend a lot of time on research instead, they have no clue about syncro tyre specs, forearmed is forewarned. All you guys with new rims should be collaborating in a SIG for tyres .. make it a whole lot easier and informative for you all.
> Cheers.
> Ken
>
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