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  •   Mick commented on this post about 4 years ago
    Wombatventures created a new event

    Dubs By The River 2017

    Dubbers Dinner Saturday NIght
    Picnic/BBQ and Diplay on the lawns Sunday
    More Info to come
    9th Sep, 2017 - 10th Sep, 2017
    • I added a header image for you from my snaps from last year (feel free to change it)
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    • Looks good. Will get stuck into some proper organisation over the next few weeks.
      Needing some 48 hour days at the moment just to catch up!
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    • Yeah know how you feel.
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    • This looks like a good day to take a Volkswagen too, just for something different to last year! :-0
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    • Do you recon you will get to display on the oval again? That was definitely a big improvement over the previous year, much more room.
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  •   Wombatventures commented on this post about 4 years ago
    Dropped auto trans pan last week to give a service...
    Not what I wanted to find. Guess thats the sound I've been hearing.
    • Rebuilt trans and diff on way from QLD, better have them in before DBTR
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    • Did you try giving the box a clean out and fresh oil?
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    • Flushed through, drained and refilled. Makes a really noticable whine under load. There were some pretty big chuncks in the sump.
      Will get it rebuiltFlushed through, drained and refilled. Makes a really noticable whine under load. There were some pretty big chuncks in the sump.
      Will get it rebuilt down the track, that way we'll have a good spare in stock.
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    • Does the whine keep rising in pitch as you go faster or does it drop in pitch when you change gear?
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    • Haven't had it out much further than the driveway mate. Its less a whine, more an internal rubbing wear sound. will be giving it a small run duringHaven't had it out much further than the driveway mate. Its less a whine, more an internal rubbing wear sound. will be giving it a small run during the week. Will try to record it. Reckon the torque converter may be a bit rooted as well.  More ...
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  •   Mick commented on this post about 5 years ago
    Put the Notch up on jacks on the veranda this week. Time for a good going over to be ready or Dubs By he River in September.
    • Yeah need to get the bus sorted out, needs a bit of TLC as its running like a three legged dog
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  •   Mick reacted to this post about 5 years ago
    Dubs By The River - September 10-11 2016.
    Morgan, South Australia.

    Following on from last years small get together of 11 VWs by the River Murray at Morgan we are holding another Dubs By The River on the weekend of 10-1 September 2016.

    Saturday will begin with a Cruise starting from the Blanchetown Service Station at 11am.
    Hopefully Dubbers coming up from Adelaide will meet at a start point at Moppa Road Nuriootpa about 10am and travel up together to Blanchetown.
    The Cruise will travel to...
    Dubs By The River - September 10-11 2016.
    Morgan, South Australia.

    Following on from last years small get together of 11 VWs by the River Murray at Morgan we are holding another Dubs By The River on the weekend of 10-1 September 2016.

    Saturday will begin with a Cruise starting from the Blanchetown Service Station at 11am.
    Hopefully Dubbers coming up from Adelaide will meet at a start point at Moppa Road Nuriootpa about 10am and travel up together to Blanchetown.
    The Cruise will travel to Waikerie by Midday for lunch and sightseeing and then through to Morgan in the arvo.
    There are 3 possible routes to Morgan each with a ferry crossing. Participants will be able to chose which way suits their vehicle best as some of the ferry ramps are pretty sharp.
    We are hoping to try a Kombi Cram on the Cadell Ferry (aim is for 10 Kombis!)
    The Mark 1 Golf Guys are going to try for the same on the Morgan Ferry.

    Saturday night we have organised a fellow Dubber musician to do a gig at one of the local pubs.
    Camping and Accommodation is available at Morgan. The Sunday Picnic BBQ is right alongside the caravan park unpowered camping area so those staying there won't even have to move their cars. There are local Motels, BnBs and Hotel Rooms and the Caravan Park has cabins available.

    Sunday is a day to relax and socialize on the lawns by the River Murray with a Picnic or BBQ, there are also plenty of takeaway food options available.
    This is a social, non club event to enjoy getting together with other Dubbers. No show and shine is planned but last year plenty of locals and people travelling passed came over to look and chat.

    More info will be added at  https://www.facebook.com/#!/Dubs-By-The-River-1727775030793463/ as we get more organised.
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  •   Rusty reacted to this post about 5 years ago
    Went to Day of the VW at Modbury last Sunday.
    Fuel pump issue at Riverton on the way down but sorted it out.
    Pretty warm day but with a good number of cool Dubs.
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  •   Mick commented on this post about 5 years ago
    3 weeks ago really.
    Went down to Swan Reach for a camping weekend ith the folks.
    On the way home the motor cut out. Seemed like it was vaporising. On top of that, the slighlty sloppy rotor button became a rotates where it wants rotor button. The small tag that locates it on the distributor shaft broke. Try getting a rotor button for a 71 VW 1600 on a Sunday.
    Result. RAA truck from Blanchetown to Wakerie. Night in the tent at Wakerie Caravan Park. Try getting a motel with an 11 year old...
    3 weeks ago really.
    Went down to Swan Reach for a camping weekend ith the folks.
    On the way home the motor cut out. Seemed like it was vaporising. On top of that, the slighlty sloppy rotor button became a rotates where it wants rotor button. The small tag that locates it on the distributor shaft broke. Try getting a rotor button for a 71 VW 1600 on a Sunday.
    Result. RAA truck from Blanchetown to Wakerie. Night in the tent at Wakerie Caravan Park. Try getting a motel with an 11 year old Cavalier Maltese cross (read vicious, room destroying mongrel!) (For those of you who've met Rosie you'd wonder how they'd turn her down!) RAA Truck from Wakerie to Peterborough. What was in the spares box from the roofless SuperBug. Oh no it's black not red brown! But it fits and the Notch is alive again!
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    • I always carry a spare, along with rotor cap, points, condensor and fan belt. Absolute must haves.
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    • Mind you, I got caught out last year going to ReVolks. Went to use the spare complete distributor that I stashed in the spare wheel well in the backMind you, I got caught out last year going to ReVolks. Went to use the spare complete distributor that I stashed in the spare wheel well in the back of the kombi (along with all my other spares) only to find that the spare wheel well was half full of water and my spare parts were little more than a rusty mess
      >:(
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  • Wombatventures created a new discussion in SA Dubbers
    Dubs By The River 2016
    Posted on Friday, 25 September 2015
    Dubs By The River 2016..... Weekends I'm looking at are Sept 10-11 or Sept 17-18 Cruise from Kapunda on Saturday with BBQ/ Picnic Lunch Saturday and anyone wanting to camp in Morgan stay on Saturday night or Cruise from Kapunda on Sunday morning ...
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  • Thanks to everyone who made the trip to Morgan for the inaugural Dubs By The River. A sunny day, good company and VWs.
    I hope next year will be even better.
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  • Actually a couple of weeks ago but changed the number plates
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    Dubs By The River

    BBQ/Picnic on the lawns near the Ferry in Morgan, South Australia.
    30th Nov, -0001
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  • Got the Notch fueled and ready. Look forward to meeting You at Park Platz tomorrow night.
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