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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Beautiful work Jeff.

Bravo!

Ben

Merci!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow fantastic Syncro Jeff! We are almost neighbour, I might see it on the road at some point.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where did you source the crank girdle?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess you don't need this anymore?
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Looks Great! Can't wait to see Brians handy work installed!!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:53 pm    Post subject: Ultimate Reply with quote

Yeah I wanted to jump in first thing this morning and post the end product pics but figured I'd wait... Heheh.

It's even better in person!

We need a plan for kitchen delivery/pickup. I'm leaning toward delivery to see it in place...I'm selfish like that. Smile

Your are right though Tim...poor doka is going to get lonely...Sad

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Where did you source the crank girdle?

Eurospec. They've got lot's of high performance VW bits.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Ultimate Reply with quote

bjrogers86auto wrote:
Yeah I wanted to jump in first thing this morning and post the end product pics but figured I'd wait... Heheh.

It's even better in person!

We need a plan for kitchen delivery/pickup. I'm leaning toward delivery to see it in place...I'm selfish like that. Smile

Your are right though Tim...poor doka is going to get lonely...Sad

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Guess you don't need this anymore?
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She's feeling neglected. I've got big plans for that old girl, I've her for more than 20 years! I'm thinking late model TDi, I have a few BRM engines.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Andrew A. Libby wrote:
Where did you source the crank girdle?

Eurospec. They've got lot's of high performance VW bits.
Jeff


Thanks. I notice that in Eurospec's description it says, "Installation requires machining of individual bearing cap spacers." Are they saying the customer needs to individually machine the spacers or are they just saying what they need to do to produce them? edit: Never mind I just read their downloadable instructions. Customer needs to machine them.

Are you planning on doing a 50 install? If so, how are you planning on dealing with the misalignment of the two oil pan to bell housing bolts?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, those girdles are sweet. Looks like you're doing a 15 degree install. Does it clear the deck lid on a Syncro?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wow, those girdles are sweet. Looks like you're doing a 15 degree install. Does it clear the deck lid on a Syncro?


Right, I should have looked at the pictures. Doh.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your question actually prompted me to go back and look. I completely missed that little detail at first glance.

I'd also like to see how the engine mounting arms are configured.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Your question actually prompted me to go back and look. I completely missed that little detail at first glance.

I'd also like to see how the engine mounting arms are configured.

I'm going to put it on the hoist this week, I've got a brand new tranny to install. No locker, but I don't use it anyway. My plan is to use the vacuum switch to run a decoupler.
All that to say, I'll take a few motor mount pics and post them.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first tranny lasted 2500km after my local transmission supplier 'rebuilt' it for me...lessons learned. A shim left out I learned later. I have a mole on the inside.
So I installed a 2wd tranny to finish our camping season. Looking all the time for another rebuildable core. I never did find one I liked.
Serendipity enters at the weirdest time, one of my suppliers mention that they have 2 syncro transmission in stock, had them for years, and I was the only one they knew of that might want them. So we agreed on a price, and the first of 2 came a couple weeks ago. (You might remember my post), the second will be coming, I hope this month. (I couldn't afford to buy both on the same credit card statement, if you get my drift)
So here it is.
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The only issue is it's 5.43 R&P, so I've ordered a taller 3rd and 4th gear and a front R&P to match.
A lot of $$$$$Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zeitgeist 13 wrote:
Wow, those girdles are sweet. Looks like you're doing a 15 degree install. Does it clear the deck lid on a Syncro?

It does clear the engine lid... Barely, some insulation removed. But I have a full centimetre of clearance everywhere.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Andrew A. Libby wrote:
Where did you source the crank girdle?

Eurospec. They've got lot's of high performance VW bits.
Jeff


Thanks. I notice that in Eurospec's description it says, "Installation requires machining of individual bearing cap spacers." Are they saying the customer needs to individually machine the spacers or are they just saying what they need to do to produce them? edit: Never mind I just read their downloadable instructions. Customer needs to machine them.

Are you planning on doing a 50 install? If so, how are you planning on dealing with the misalignment of the two oil pan to bell housing bolts?

I remember chasing an oil leak at the oil pan because of the girdle. There's a spacer ring that sits on the main bearing studs(ARP), the studs are longer than with no girdle, then the girdle gets placed on and torqued down. I had to remove the spacers again and machine them shorter by .025" so the girdle would sit on the block, I use Wurth flange sealant between it and the block, and an old 1.6 gasket between the pan and the girdle. Of course it won't work with a factory diesel pan, if you want to bolt it it the transmission...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the kitchen is working!
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Today I wired the water pump, ran a drain and a propane line to the stove. Boiled my first kettle of water today! Now if only the snow and salt would leave so I can out and play.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have any pic's of your motor mount set up?
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