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  Topic: How are Syncros in the snow?!? Tell me your stories!!
Jahbah

Replies: 53
Views: 2443

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:57 am   Subject: Re: How are Syncros in the snow?!? Tell me your stories!!
Hereís one!

A very rare snow event in coastal Oregon dropped a full 12Ē of snow
In my area with drifts up to 18Ē. My county has no salt and like two plows.
Roads were a mess. Well below freezin ...
  Topic: Show me your BLUE Vanagons!
Jahbah

Replies: 46
Views: 2446

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:13 pm   Subject: Re: Show me your BLUE Vanagons!
Itís a blue one! Ď87 westy weekender converted to Syncro action.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1968338.jpg
  Topic: Pictures of syncros with tires over 30 inches
Jahbah

Replies: 206
Views: 16368

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:14 am   Subject: Re: Pictures of syncros with tires over 30 inches
An endless fight with steering, vibration, tire wear, gearing and major reliability issues will follow all these severe mods. An easier approach that's also much more capable, and 100 times more relia ...
  Topic: Pictures of syncros with tires over 30 inches
Jahbah

Replies: 206
Views: 16368

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:11 am   Subject: Re: Pictures of syncros with tires over 30 inches
Damn, thatís going to be awesome.

Canít wait to see what you come up with.
  Topic: SyncroRanch #1 ~ 100acres in Nashville TN October 18-20, 2019
Jahbah

Replies: 14
Views: 1377

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: SyncroRanch #1 ~ Nashville, TN, October 18-20, 2019
Wow this looks really fun.

I often dream of having an event like this at my place. We only have 24 acres so we could only have a short run of a few trails and a central camping place.

I hope t ...
  Topic: syncro transaxle mount plate - chassis bolts broke
Jahbah

Replies: 16
Views: 1369

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:34 pm   Subject: Re: syncro transaxle mount plate - chassis bolts broke
Hi Sak94,


Iím not sure if Iím offering an option too late, but maybe for a future reader.


Finding a similar problem I can up with a different solution. Converting a 2wd to a Syncro requires ...
  Topic: Importing from Europe
Jahbah

Replies: 53
Views: 5240

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:42 pm   Subject: Re: Importing from Europe
Thank you for the further information.
It seem so simple but there are many weird fees and pitfalls.

Thanks for linking me to your thread alaskaberrys, good read.

Did anyone get shipping insur ...
  Topic: Importing from Europe
Jahbah

Replies: 53
Views: 5240

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:30 pm   Subject: Re: Importing from Europe
Dusting off an old thread....

Can someone help me with the components of vehicle importing.

I know there is the all inclusive importers that do everything soup to nuts.

Then you could also... ...
  Topic: Pictures of syncros with tires over 30 inches
Jahbah

Replies: 206
Views: 16368

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:18 pm   Subject: Re: Pictures of syncros with tires over 30 inches
Mr. Franken

You obviously have no regard for your wheel bearings. I would consider keeping your van on the road for the longevity of all of the components. Your probably going to break an axle lik ...
  Topic: Trip Report: SF to NWMF 2019 and back
Jahbah

Replies: 21
Views: 1171

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:52 pm   Subject: Re: Trip Report: SF to NWMF 2019 and back

When I used to have stock gearing I looked like Pete and Dustin in the pit. That driving style is more exciting but I used to break a lot of stuff on my syncro.
I resemble that remarkÖ

Poor Dav ...
  Topic: Trip Report: SF to NWMF 2019 and back
Jahbah

Replies: 21
Views: 1171

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:46 pm   Subject: Re: Trip Report: SF to NWMF 2019 and back
Wow!
I came to the samba for descend on bend info and got a 30 minute flash back of laughs and smiles from Mogfest.
Great write up. Best since the days of Photogdave and cinematography!
(Where Da ...
  Topic: Subaru EJ22 kill switch wiring question
Jahbah

Replies: 28
Views: 1512

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:57 pm   Subject: Re: Subaru EJ22 kill switch wiring question
Adam,


You are correct sir, the ground on the fuel pump relay is an easy simple way to immobilize your van. I located the ecu and relays in a small box under the rear seat. There is a small switch ...
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Jahbah

Replies: 872
Views: 72226

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:10 pm   Subject: Re: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Hey van people's!

Leti and I are getting pretty darn close to finishing our house! Possibly by the end of August we can have a full on gtg at our place. Hope your all well and planning on going to ...
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Jahbah

Replies: 872
Views: 72226

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:03 am   Subject: Re: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Looking forward to seeing all you guys!

I've been very much entrenched building the house. It's getting close, but still so far away. Hopefully putting together a work play weekend towards the end ...
  Topic: SF Bay area to Oregon loop with little kids - Any ideas?
Jahbah

Replies: 25
Views: 1829

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:00 am   Subject: Re: SF Bay area to Oregon loop with little kids - Any ideas?
If you find yourself in Oregon wine country shoot me a PM. I have 24 acres and tons of camping, water and power. Some local knowledge for what to see depending on your interests.....
Cheers
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Jahbah

Replies: 872
Views: 72226

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:58 pm   Subject: Re: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Hey Jeremy,

I hope to catch up with you sometime. This looks to be an easy fix, but take great care with the fuel system. These vans are notorious for of internal and external combustion Shocked ...
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Jahbah

Replies: 872
Views: 72226

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:04 pm   Subject: Re: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Hey guys and gals,

Who can make it this Sunday to David's house? It's just across the river and through the woods from Portland. I heard he is going to dress up as Santa and give away any Syncro pa ...
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Jahbah

Replies: 872
Views: 72226

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:08 pm   Subject: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Hey folks,

I've been too busy to get on the nets this week but...

We're on and looking good! We've had a huge excavator and a D8 dozer blazin in our driveway. We will have great access and tons ...
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Jahbah

Replies: 872
Views: 72226

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:23 pm   Subject: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Heyo everyone,

Glad to hear we have some interested parties! It is by all mean kid (Kidd) friendly. I'm not sure how crazy or chill it will be, but I'm planning on making some space for quiet campi ...
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Jahbah

Replies: 872
Views: 72226

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:39 am   Subject: PDX Oktober fest!
Hello lady's and gents,

We have closed on our property! After having an excellent time at vanJ's campout we are going to open our grounds for Oktoberfest VansNW. Come one come all for our first gro ...
 
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