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  Topic: Clanking Syncro de-coupler help
Escorial Syncro

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:41 am   Subject: Re: Clanking Syncro de-coupler help
It's hard to believe that you could have two different ring and pinion ratios. I'm also not sure your test is 100%. I have my syncro on the lift and will try to replicate your test and see what result ...
  Topic: Building the (im)perfect beast: The Saline Build
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Replies: 45
Views: 2552

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 5:22 pm   Subject: Re: Building the (im)perfect beast/the Saline build
Subscribed! Looks like fun, I'm excited for you.

What springs are on the rear? You know, the red ones that look about 3 feet tall? Just kidding. But seriously, I'm curious how they work since ...
  Topic: The Zincro Build
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Replies: 107
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 9:12 am   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build


Intercooler is in and working. It was around 60 deg today. I see IAT's of 79F at idle and around 104F cruising around 50 MPH (6200 ft elev) at 70 its around 120. Pulling up a 12% grade in 4th ...
  Topic: Syncro big brake kits as of 2020
Escorial Syncro

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 8:44 am   Subject: Re: Syncro big brake kits as of 2020
.. One has the upgraded BMW power booster and we may have those installed in the other vans as we both enjoy the pedal feel and pressure. I won't be able to drive the van with GW rear disc until I ret ...
  Topic: Official IntrepidOverland thread, home of Vanistan and Redshiftt
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 8:31 am   Subject: Re: Official IntrepidOverland thread, home of Vanistan and Redshiftt
Yes! I can use one of these. I've been putting off replacing mine because the replacements are crap. My diesel runs cool enough where some increased flow to the heater core would be welcome. I'm s ...
  Topic: The Zincro Build
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 107
Views: 13472

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:08 am   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
Great update! Thanks.

Question, did you have to do much clearancing in the diesel bell housing to clear that clutch kit? I have the same setup but it's still in pieces and I'll be using G60 clutc ...
  Topic: New Tire: Toyo Open Country AT III - Follow up
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Replies: 21
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:03 pm   Subject: Re: New Tire: Toyo Open Country AT III - Follow up
I just went for a first drive on my new Toyo AT3's.

Gotta say I like them. Mine are 225/70/16, just like the OP's. Mine are mounted on 16x8 Italia AT rims ET 35 with enlarged centers.

Impres ...
  Topic: rear disc cables
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Replies: 9
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:03 am   Subject: Re: rear disc cables
I used a kit from Lokar that I got from Summit racing. High quality and it worked very well. I think it ran about $150 USD
  Topic: Stranded! Triple V-belt pulley bolt is loose!
Escorial Syncro

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:57 am   Subject: Re: Stranded! Triple V-belt pulley bolt is loose!
If you think the Ichiban Moto channel is legit, you should watch the documentary of a band named Spinal Tap.

Damn, I had everything on hand to build it BUT the green zip tie. I only had white.
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  Topic: The Zincro Build
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 107
Views: 13472

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:12 am   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
Any updates on this great build? Did you end up re-working the intercooler setup? Thanks
  Topic: Stumbled upon a syncro in bad shape, what parts to keep?
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Replies: 23
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:21 pm   Subject: Re: Stumbled upon a syncro in bad shape, what parts to keep?
grab that syncro diesel fuel tank! That tank might not be rare where you are but we never got them over here so there is value there. It would be cool if the trans and front diff are there. If so ...
  Topic: Blown Viscous Coupling?
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 48
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:40 am   Subject: Re: Blown Viscous Coupling?
I live in snow country and a syncro with a functioning VC would be my first choice. Snow conditions seem like what this rig with a VC was designed for. When a VC is working properly it makes the van ...
  Topic: Trouble: Sudden loss of power & very loud lifter hammering
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Replies: 34
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:03 am   Subject: Re: Trouble: Sudden loss of power & very loud lifter hammering
Thanks 10 cent, I just learned something which makes this a good day.

I do appreciate you continuing to contribute to this forum after so many years, and undoubtedly having to repeat yourself often ...
  Topic: Denver people: Vanagons at junkyards:
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Replies: 54
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:22 am   Subject: Re: Denver people: Vanagons at junkyards:
Hey I ski,
I'm in Colorado Springs, but I have a lot of spare parts. Feel free to private message me with your needs, maybe I can help. Joel
  Topic: 15'' tire options
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 156
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:25 am   Subject: Re: 15'' tire options
Thanks for a good report on the new BFG KO2's Syncro Jael. I've been agonizing over ordering these for some time due to the price. But then I look at the 8 year old BFG's on my rig right now and rea ...
  Topic: '84 with VR6 engine - need transmission advice
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:18 am   Subject: Re: '84 with VR6 engine - need transmission advice
Or talk to Greg at Mr. Gas in Canyon City if you want to deal locally.
  Topic: Ronal R9's on Ebay
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 68
Views: 28589

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:41 am   Subject: Re: Ronal R9's on Ebay
There's a Samba member good guy that sells really nice replicas. Check out greggearhead.com and click on store, then wheels.

Looks like he has 16" Ronals listed, but I know in the past he ca ...
  Topic: Oregon Trail Syncro build
Escorial Syncro

Replies: 157
Views: 29971

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:08 am   Subject: Re: Oregon Trail Syncro build
Nice work on the motor mount system. That arm on the engine side looks super beefy and well built. I like how you positioned the motor mount brackets in the corners of engine bay. I'm very taken wi ...
  Topic: Interesting SCA hi-top/pop-top double locker Syncro w/ Audi V6
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Replies: 22
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:34 pm   Subject: Re: Interesting SCA hi-top/pop-top double locker Syncro w/ Audi V6
I've been inside the van and inspected the engine bay first hand. The engine conversion looks as factory as can be, super impressive. The conversion was done in Austria or Germany by what what looks ...
  Topic: Rocky Mountain Westy- Vanagon work
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Views: 941

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 6:30 pm   Subject: Re: Rocky Mountain Westy- Vanagon work
Based on how many vans they see, the fact that they are now about the biggest parts retailer out there for Vanagon parts, have the best Subaru conversion kit out there, etc, I think Rocky Mountain Wes ...
 
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