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  Topic: Syncro Solstice 2016, May 19-22
bac914

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 2:41 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro Solstice 2016, May 19-22
^ Will you have your brood along again this year Brian?

Yep. Bringing my 3 sons with me. ages 13, 9 and 7. Should be lotsa fun.

Brian.
  Topic: Syncro Solstice 2016, May 19-22
bac914

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 11:44 am   Subject: Re: Syncro Solstice 2016, May 19-22
Bring your guitar!

I don't camp without it!
  Topic: Syncro Solstice 2016, May 19-22
bac914

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 9:38 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro Solstice 2016, May 19-22
I'm late...I've just registered...but I'm coming...yeehaw!!!
  Topic: Syncro Solstice - May 7-10, 2015
bac914

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:43 pm   Subject: Syncro Solstice - May 7-10, 2015
All this talk about riding bikes and driving vans over rocks...yeah that's neat but....

The real fun is had hanging around the camp fires....

Joe, I can't wait to meet your brother, can he sing ...
  Topic: Ghost in my Syncro
bac914

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:46 pm   Subject: Ghost in my Syncro
Agree with the ecu possibility. Sometimes the vibrations from 20 plus years get to them. I believe others have had success by remounting the ecu with some kind of damper, like rubber washers or the li ...
  Topic: Is the Propex heater worth it?
bac914

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:53 pm   Subject: Is the Propex heater worth it?
I live and camp in colorado with my kids. The propex heater is awesome. We use it frequently at the higher altitudes to take the chill off. Totally worth it to me even if you only use it a couple even ...
  Topic: Dometic at Altitude
bac914

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:22 pm   Subject: Dometic at Altitude
Hmmmm, interesting experiences out there. When I first got my van (6ish years ago) my fridge wouldn't light. So I thoroughly cleaned the burner box and the jet with brake cleaner and then it lit great ...
  Topic: Syncro Transmission Mounts
bac914

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:10 pm   Subject: Syncro Transmission Mounts
Where is the friendly grease applied?

And how about proper torque specs?
  Topic: What Water Tank & Faucet Pump Parts appear missing?
bac914

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:55 pm   Subject: What Water Tank & Faucet Pump Parts appear missing?
A picture of the underside of the sink and faucet would help, but the pieces, although non-stock afaik, appear to be there.

From what I see that pump is connected to the leads from the sink knob, ...
  Topic: Syncro Driveline vibrates when decoupled, but not coupled
bac914

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:17 pm   Subject: Syncro Driveline vibrates when decoupled, but not coupled
Syncro Jael, Now that the driveshaft vibes are behind me I can get on with learning some Phillip Phillips songs for next years syncro solstice campfire. Wink
  Topic: Syncro Driveline vibrates when decoupled, but not coupled
bac914

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 5:57 pm   Subject: Syncro Driveline vibrates when decoupled, but not coupled
So I chatted with the manufacturer. He spent an hour on the phone with me explaining in detail all the other things it could be and somewhat mocking me for conceiving an idea as complicated as the dec ...
  Topic: Syncro Solstice: May 15-18, 2014
bac914

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 8:08 am   Subject: Syncro Solstice: May 15-18, 2014
C'mon Joel, bring a guitar and play with us!
  Topic: Syncro Solstice: May 15-18, 2014
bac914

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 7:58 pm   Subject: Syncro Solstice: May 15-18, 2014
Yes, I'll be bringing my guitar. Can't camp without one.
  Topic: Syncro Solstice: May 15-18, 2014
bac914

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 5:50 pm   Subject: Syncro Solstice: May 15-18, 2014
If anyone has a driveshaft alignment laser tool and doesn't mind bringing it and letting me borrow it I would be very appreciative and sharing of whiskey and beer.

Thanks,
Brian.
  Topic: Syncro Driveline vibrates when decoupled, but not coupled
bac914

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 9:39 am   Subject: Syncro Driveline vibrates when decoupled, but not coupled
Thanks for all the great feedback.


2. Remove the driveshaft, go driving, vibration gone? if so its the driveshaft or decoupler


With the driveshaft out, now that I have new CVs, I get a nice ...
  Topic: Syncro Driveline vibrates when decoupled, but not coupled
bac914

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 8:11 pm   Subject: Syncro Driveline vibrates when decoupled, but not coupled
My setup: svx conversion with RMW parts, 1 year on rebuilt tranny with decoupler, 2 years on rebuilt front diff with new VC, new or serviced CVs in the last 6 months, new van cafe slip yoke driveshaft ...
  Topic: Syncro Solstice: May 15-18, 2014
bac914

Replies: 316
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 8:23 pm   Subject: Syncro Solstice: May 15-18, 2014
Farfrumwork...

Dead horse SP is perfect for kids. I take mine there every year.

The middle intrepid loop rode counter clockwise is ideal.
  Topic: High Altitude, Hill Climbing, Conversion experience?
bac914

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:42 pm   Subject: High Altitude, Hill Climbing, Conversion experience?
Hey Monkey,

I live in Denver and travel those same roads. I have a syncro westy as well. Bought it stock, my engine was probably tired and in need of a rebuild, but mildly loaded for normal camping ...
  Topic: Getting itchy to go camping! Spring plans?
bac914

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:30 pm   Subject: Getting itchy to go camping! Spring plans?
I'm ready to get out and camp. With 3 boys under 11 and a 2 year old daughter, the cabin fever is running high. But as my fellow Coloradans know, March and April are the 2 snowiest months. The earlies ...
  Topic: Spare tire on the front?
bac914

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:10 pm   Subject: Spare tire on the front?

For the shipped price of that bumper, receiver, and tire mount you could likely have a local welder make up something that looks a bit better.


It does look nice but why do you need a spare on ...
 
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