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  Topic: Reviving a Syncro
sanchius

Replies: 470
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 9:13 am   Subject: Re: Reviving a Syncro
Well done, epic repair! Encountering the rare rust-stuck bolt like that really makes me feel for those who live in wetter/saltier regions.
  Topic: Hi, My name is Ben... Covid has killed my shop
sanchius

Replies: 50
Views: 2816

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 6:46 am   Subject: Re: Hi, My name is Ben... Covid has killed my shop
Your site has been such a wealth of information and I would be honored to donate.
Agree, you've helped so many here. Donation sent.
  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
sanchius

Replies: 732
Views: 65625

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:58 pm   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
Mrs S and I went over the hill to Sacramento yesterday to do some holiday shopping and had a great time visiting old-school used/out-of-print book stores, boutique plant and cooking stores, mid-town c ...
  Topic: Stock 2.1 WBX : Best way to increase the HP and the torque ?
sanchius

Replies: 36
Views: 1022

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:34 am   Subject: Re: Stock 2.1 WBX : Best way to increase the HP and the torque ?
Do I understand that the main items related to the torque improvement are in this section

No, the reason for the two separate upgrade lists is that the first one is largely internal parts acquired ...
  Topic: Stock 2.1 WBX : Best way to increase the HP and the torque ?
sanchius

Replies: 36
Views: 1022

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:36 am   Subject: Re: Stock 2.1 WBX : Best way to increase the HP and the torque ?
Hi to all,

I read about increasing the diameter of the pistons, from 94 mm to 95.5 mm even 96 mm, then putting a bigger crankshaft… … are they the best way to get more power with the stock 2.1 wate ...
  Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
sanchius

Replies: 18
Views: 470

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:33 am   Subject: Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

funny how @lenti, @gerry, and SAMBA have by and large remained civil.
Good point. But, this is no accident. It requires both a good community and LOTS of continuous hard work and sometimes very d ...
  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
sanchius

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Views: 65625

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:02 am   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
Since Tunes and I were out and about on the west side of town, we went up to the Galena Creek trailhead at the base of the mountains for a morning hike through the big Sugar Pine forest in the lower w ...
  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
sanchius

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:41 am   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
Thanks for the kind words.

The intent is to show the fun side of living with one of these, balanced with the experience of responding to and anticipating the sometimes significant mechanical needs ...
  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
sanchius

Replies: 732
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:48 pm   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
If it's Tuesday, then it's "deliver food, clothes, and hygiene supplies to the needy in the shadow of Reno's glittering casinos" day

With the city totally scrubbing the homeless encampmen ...
  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
sanchius

Replies: 732
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:16 pm   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
Today was almost like deja-vu all over again.

Sunday found me back up in the high country, this time in South Lake Tahoe.
After picking up the bits I came up for, Tunes and I had some time to ...
  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
sanchius

Replies: 732
Views: 65625

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:29 pm   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
Mrs S had the day free, so we were back up in Tahoe again to pick up the final piece of gear for the workout room that we've been setting up. After losing most of the prime summer biking season to 3 ...
  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
sanchius

Replies: 732
Views: 65625

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:15 pm   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
I had to make a run up to Truckee this morning to pick up a piece of gear. Since we were by the airport, might as well see if there was anything interesting on the flightline. Nope, nothing unusual ...
  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
sanchius

Replies: 732
Views: 65625

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:23 pm   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
Went by Habitat for Humanity to drop off some surplus stuff and it was too nice day to head straight back home. So we took a short off-road detour along the desert edge in far east Reno to let Tunes c ...
  Topic: Is my distributor flipped or am I?
sanchius

Replies: 7
Views: 1309

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:44 pm   Subject: Re: Is my distributor flipped or am I?
Try this: Guide: Procedure to safely re-orient your WBX distributor
  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
sanchius

Replies: 732
Views: 65625

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:03 pm   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
Yes, that folding sven saw was what I had in mind. I've got one... in a box... somewhere... maybe back in Colorado...

I had to jump over to Lake Tahoe this morning to meet with one of the division ...
  Topic: Center console solution
sanchius

Replies: 8
Views: 649

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:00 am   Subject: Re: Center console solution
Yes, adding an Odyssey console to ours a month or so has been a great addition.

Rorygirl's link has lots more info and options for different units and mounting methods: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/ ...
  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
sanchius

Replies: 732
Views: 65625

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:10 pm   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
With the starter repaired and reinstalled, Tunes and I took another run at the quartz mine we've been trying to reach in a couple of earlier trips up Dog Valley road from the south. This time we came ...
  Topic: Good deals on Nice Vans
sanchius

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:47 am   Subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans
San Diego area - $3K full Westys are rare any more, this will go fast

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/428749778825479

1983 Volkswagen Westfalia (aircooled)
This is really hard to post ...
  Topic: Westy Ventures Starter adaptor install.
sanchius

Replies: 83
Views: 16816

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:38 am   Subject: Re: Westy Ventures Starter adaptor install.
I've been 'testing' one of these aftermarket starters on my DJ WBX 112i for five years. It's been great.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/290468609810
Screenshot + info from this ebay ad in case it is not ...
  Topic: Overlanding the Alvord trip video
sanchius

Replies: 19
Views: 968

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:01 am   Subject: Re: Overlanding the Alvord trip video
Such a nice video series, great soundtracks, and wonderful places...

I'll be using some of your 2.2l engine mods in mine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZEiF8G8pT8

Thanks for all the time you ...
 
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