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  Topic: 5MT Subaru transaxle technical discussion
Gobbles

Replies: 128
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:54 pm   Subject: 5MT Subaru transaxle technical discussion
While david brings up good points-the front Cradle from a syncro needs to be bolted to a 2WD-We need cradles made-they are rare as you can imagine but very easy to re-produce-why aren't they available ...
  Topic: My Bostig Install
Gobbles

Replies: 147
Views: 34152

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:03 pm   Subject: My Bostig Install
Overall, I'm very pleased with the zetec-over 10K on a new crate engine-I can even pull 2nd gear starts from a red light
That said, the rear hanger is shitty and the one sore spot of the conversion-a ...
  Topic: My Bostig Install
Gobbles

Replies: 147
Views: 34152

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:28 pm   Subject: My Bostig Install
"Nice looking bracket, but it seems like a solution looking for a problem."
Sorry I can't show you any pics of how robust the steel bracket is.
The hangers were the problem-this is the sol ...
  Topic: My Bostig Install
Gobbles

Replies: 147
Views: 34152

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:38 pm   Subject: My Bostig Install
I'd love to post more pics but am concerned the design will just be stolen.
What you don't see is the bracket that the subie engine mount is attached to.
I went through 3 sets of hangers and finally ...
  Topic: My Bostig Install
Gobbles

Replies: 147
Views: 34152

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:44 pm   Subject: My Bostig Install
I've been through too many sets of hangers and washers and said to hell with it and went with my local shops custom fabricated rear mount.
This, imo, is the proper solution and Transporterwerks in R ...
  Topic: My Bostig Install
Gobbles

Replies: 147
Views: 34152

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:31 pm   Subject: My Bostig Install
There is still plenty of heat-even with the composite heat shield-my lid is brown directly above the heat shield and the lid stays warm to the touch for hours after shutdown-still investigating radian ...
  Topic: SVX donor
Gobbles

Replies: 5
Views: 1068

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:11 pm   Subject: SVX donor
Its a great deal if you do the following
buy the donor vehicle and buy a low mileage block-less than 1K if you know where to look
Then, you use all of the bits from the donor and sell the donor for ...
  Topic: Need to replace my Engine and Tranny, Considering Subaru
Gobbles

Replies: 28
Views: 2714

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:08 pm   Subject: Need to replace my Engine and Tranny, Considering Subaru
Since we're all selling our 2.1 WBX's, I've got a perfectly well running one too-ready to go-$400 for real in NC includes ECM
  Topic: Syncros in Action, collection of 4x4, off road pics n vids.
Gobbles

Replies: 109
Views: 52723

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:37 am   Subject: Syncros in Action, collection of 4x4, off road pics n vids.
Footage shot just last month-any interest in Oct camping/Syncro bashing?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPDZwYxhiaw[/youtube][/youtube]
  Topic: Converting to syncro
Gobbles

Replies: 35
Views: 4420

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:24 am   Subject: Converting to syncro
You coming down this fall for some Uwharrie bashing? Bring Alaric too-vids, photos and comaraderie are all free


When are you thinking Gobbles?

I was here: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/vie ...
  Topic: Converting to syncro
Gobbles

Replies: 35
Views: 4420

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:53 am   Subject: Converting to syncro
"That's a TDI-PD conversion"
Hey Karl-it sure used to be a TDI-PD conversion
I need to pick your brain a bit regarding the electronic PD workaround-mechanical PD is robbing too much power ...
  Topic: Converting to syncro
Gobbles

Replies: 35
Views: 4420

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:00 am   Subject: Converting to syncro
"Sweet....nice job Sean."
Thanks Dylan-I'm a buddy of Sean's-he wouldn't be caught dead behind the wheel of a bostig
You coming down this fall for some Uwharrie bashing? Bring Alaric too-v ...
  Topic: Converting to syncro
Gobbles

Replies: 35
Views: 4420

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:35 am   Subject: Converting to syncro
Below is a full blown 2WD to Syncro conversion-totally badass-and totally worth the effort! SVX powered to boot-anyone wanna buy my 8K Bostig conversion?
PS-be sure to get the old man emu shocks all ...
  Topic: Do I love Vanagon... you tell me?
Gobbles

Replies: 45
Views: 6746

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:46 am   Subject: Do I love Vanagon... you tell me?
"when I was ready to change the world, but I failed"
I think you've made a huge, positive difference in our lives Ben!
I've learned a hell of a lot from you-if I was in NE, I'd send her to ...
  Topic: SA grille discussion
Gobbles

Replies: 74
Views: 18301

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:37 am   Subject: SA grille discussion
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/798996.jpg

I love my new SA grill and the accompanying 75/110 bulbs-thanks Sean and company at transporter werks in Raleigh, NC-the grill may seem a bit flim ...
  Topic: RGB LEDS in my 1989 vanagon gl with speakers
Gobbles

Replies: 11
Views: 2989

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:15 am   Subject: RGB LEDS in my 1989 vanagon gl with speakers
needs some good blotter art Wink
  Topic: How hard do you drive your van?
Gobbles

Replies: 89
Views: 8712

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:02 am   Subject: How hard do you drive your van?
drove like a madman when I first got the Zetec-80 mph most of the way down to the everglades from NC
now-I like to drive 60-65 and take it easy Smile
  Topic: Anybody know this van? Syncro for Sale in Portland Oregon
Gobbles

Replies: 37
Views: 3720

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:41 am   Subject: Anybody know this van? Syncro for Sale in Portland Oregon
worth every penny imo-congrats!
you should see the one in my mechanics shop-and that one was bought for 7k
put away for a new exhaust system and while your replacing the fuel filter, move it to a be ...
  Topic: shifting when cold
Gobbles

Replies: 5
Views: 780

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:57 pm   Subject: shifting when cold
The grease won't help warming up the tranny oil-thats whats up-cold tranny fluid
I routinely do spray both spray both bushings down with lithium but thats more for the sticking of the shift rod on ol ...
  Topic: pop up tents
Gobbles

Replies: 7
Views: 1638

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:58 am   Subject: pop up tents
My wife is a bad-ass seamstress
When I tossed her the idea, she didn't want anything to do with it and thought it would cost at least $150 in materials and zippers and she wasn't feeling it
The Cana ...
 
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