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  Topic: Syncro Doka Major Refresh
Crankey

Replies: 37
Views: 1178

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 1:21 am   Subject: Re: Syncro Doka Major Refresh
I thought Burley was selling eurovan calipers like GoWesty.
Both of them used to sell a kit with the weak Audi calipers I have and you can't lean on the front your rig while it's parked on a slope wi ...
  Topic: Syncro Doka Major Refresh
Crankey

Replies: 37
Views: 1178

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 9:50 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro Doka Major Refresh
The commonly used Audi calipers don't hold a doka either as parking brake.
At least without reading the long disc break thread and trying some cable mods.
The eurovan calipers are stated to have 3 ...
  Topic: 1985 1.9l fuel evap expansion tank cracked
Crankey

Replies: 11
Views: 334

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:18 am   Subject: Re: 1985 1.9l fuel evap expansion tank cracked
I like those van Cafe tanks but I just ordered a pair of tanks and valves etc from GoWesty just Saturday.
Hope I have them by the weekend.
  Topic: Syncro Doka Major Refresh
Crankey

Replies: 37
Views: 1178

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:11 am   Subject: Re: Syncro Doka Major Refresh
Nice. I remember trying to get the side gate pins out of my sinka. Painful. I ended up cutting the ends off, unbolting the hinge, and pressing them out. I replaced them with something similar to yours ...
  Topic: Syncro Doka Major Refresh
Crankey

Replies: 37
Views: 1178

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:23 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro Doka Major Refresh
Yeah really nice work..
It'll be worth it.
Always great to see body shell taken apart. Well, great reference anyway.
  Topic: Syncro Doka Major Refresh
Crankey

Replies: 37
Views: 1178

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:42 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro Doka Major Refresh
Nice going on this.
I thought about 4 door but since I don't have much rust I just felt like it's too much cutting I can't really put back together with the same original rust prevention processing. ...
  Topic: Custom bumpers
Crankey

Replies: 6
Views: 352

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:03 pm   Subject: Re: Custom bumpers
Do you guys care about the radius edges all around the fiberglass bumper ? That would be fairly difficult to replicate all that.

If you made a model of the bumper in the computer you can use ... ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Crankey

Replies: 3036
Views: 145712

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:35 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Tank lines have been replaced in my ownership...but the vapor bottles in the front need replaced now so in that process everything will be evaluated and address again.

I think it'll be fine if I b ...
  Topic: Bleeding air from front heater core.
Crankey

Replies: 15
Views: 641

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:12 pm   Subject: Re: Bleeding air from front heater core.
So I got the front heater valve with bleeder upgrade.
https://intrepidoverland.com/shop/t3-vanagon-front-heater-valve/

Excellent kit.

So did the bleeder kit work ?
Automatic bleeding seems go ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Crankey

Replies: 3036
Views: 145712

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:27 am   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Pascal's wager is a pretty blind approach to life, IMO.

I'm pretty sure the syncro's gas filler neck grounds to the chassis through the mounting bolts. Does the 2wd one just float in the rubber gas ...
  Topic: Idea of payment for professional advise
Crankey

Replies: 27
Views: 944

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:16 pm   Subject: Re: Idea of payment for professional advise
I think it's the aversion to implied responsibility that's the big thing, and that taking money opens the door to incessant nagging.

People stopping by the shop I work at have asked if I can teach ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Crankey

Replies: 3036
Views: 145712

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:58 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Stupid question maybe..

Do we get any value from a plastic gas filler escutcheon ? Like is it anti static or anything ?
T3 is the only vehicle I've owned with no metal connecting the gas filler ...
  Topic: Idea of payment for professional advise
Crankey

Replies: 27
Views: 944

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:19 pm   Subject: Re: Idea of payment for professional advise
I think it's the aversion to implied responsibility that's the big thing, and that taking money opens the door to incessant nagging.

People stopping by the shop I work at have asked if I can teach ...
  Topic: Looking For Vanagon Conversion/Restoration Assistance Salem, OR
Crankey

Replies: 9
Views: 411

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:50 pm   Subject: Re: Looking For Vanagon Conversion/Restoration Assistance Salem, OR
Precision is partners with Vanaru and I'm sending them my rig soon.
By now they have 10-12 Vanaru installs under their belt and my kit + Impreza engine.
  Topic: Subaru engines
Crankey

Replies: 40
Views: 1881

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2021 4:51 pm   Subject: Re: Subaru engines
I do but I didn't know the Porsche connection. Thanks cool to know that !
  Topic: Rear disc upgrade = NO parking brake!
Crankey

Replies: 186
Views: 34952

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2021 4:00 pm   Subject: Re: Rear disc upgrade = NO parking brake!
In the rainy winter, on a hill waiting on a light I've definitely needed the hand brake to guarantee no back roll as I engage the clutch because the guy behind me was too close for comfort.
Can elec ...
  Topic: Subaru engines
Crankey

Replies: 40
Views: 1881

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2021 3:49 pm   Subject: Re: Subaru engines
Subaru paid Porsche for patent licensing and design consultation

Sounds right. Porsche did a lot of engine design for other manufacturers.

Saw a utube saying Porsche was a consulting and design ...
  Topic: Where do you usually park your Van?
Crankey

Replies: 23
Views: 955

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2021 11:58 am   Subject: Re: Where do you usually park your Van?
I was a street/driveway parker when I was in an apartment. 15 years or so.
But now I have a garage.
  Topic: Rear disc upgrade = NO parking brake!
Crankey

Replies: 186
Views: 34952

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2021 8:01 pm   Subject: Re: Rear disc upgrade = NO parking brake!
I bought burlys kit about 6 years ago…….
Any duplicate parts can go on the spare part shelf I spose but I like the catharsis of tossing into the scrap metal bin too.

Yeah that was the same Audi ca ...
  Topic: 2WD Moustache bar measurements help/question.
Crankey

Replies: 10
Views: 401

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2021 2:31 pm   Subject: Re: 2WD Moustache bar measurements help/question.
I sorta figured arrows point forward but I figured I'd ask anyway...
Your tape setup makes perfect sense, I'm just glad I didn't bend this bar into a face palm level problem.
 
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