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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The engine was sold to some dude in San Diego that is putting it into a Wolfsburg... basically this same project with a different owner. He's supposedly going to give me a call when it's done so I can go down and take 'er for a spin... and weep. Smile The project is now officially dead. Boo hoo.
I will return to this project when I'm done my PhD and have a real job.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pete000 wrote:
I am some what interested but need to talk to Joe at Euro pro on whats involved in making it CA legal conversion. He has one.

Do you have any of the conversion parts such as mounts, adapters, harness, ECU, exhaust etc...

Eric, are you interested ? Thought you were a WRX guy.


This motor was pulled with the specific intent to pass Californian DMV referee. I don't have conversion parts, but can hook you up with the parts supplier I was going to use. He supplies Californian conversion shops, and his work is excellent and prices are a lot better than Joe or Mastercraft, etc.

I have all the stock items you might need for a difficult CA legal conversion: stock exhaust, charcoal canister, etc, etc, etc
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wanted to swap that JDM WRX out of the 85 Doka. I've been wanting to try an SVX for a while now. Just need to find the right one.

I'm seeing more and more cheap SVX'x come up, but they all have super high miles.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

86 Bundeswehr Syncro.....svx Very Happy
....thats what I'm going for!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am some what interested but need to talk to Joe at Euro pro on whats involved in making it CA legal conversion. He has one.

Do you have any of the conversion parts such as mounts, adapters, harness, ECU, exhaust etc...

Eric, are you interested ? Thought you were a WRX guy.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bummmer!
You were my inspiration, to get out there and finish mine....hrummmph!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it come with harness and ECU? obdI or obdII?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Need the cash and need to finish my PhD. Interested in the goodies?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why are you jumping ship ? I wanted to follow in your foot steps !
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey folks - unfortunately it looks like I may need to abandon my Vanagon SVX project.

To the horror of SVX nerds in my area, the engine was carefully pulled from a beautifully running SVX with a motor that - according to Leon Korkin - "sounded as quiet as a sewing machine". The engine and all components were carefully and slowly pulled, meticulously labeled and stored indoors. I pulled and saved the entire HVAC system, have the original exhaust with catalytic converters (for Californian referee purposes), etc. This is a very well-thought-out engine pull done specifically for a Vanagon conversion - not just a grab/slash job like at your local junkyard.

http://flickr.com/photos/youraccount/sets/72157601996325738/

Considering offers over $1500. Must be picked up at 92617. Will sell with engine hoist, engine stand and Snap-On floor jack (at an extra charge).

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TTT, how this coming man?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm curious about RMW but their website doesn't offer much info and there are no customer vehicles shown. Maybe if they posted here once in a while and showed that they're part of the vanagon community I would feel a lot more confident about letting them drain my checking account. Their product appears to be pretty slick. I kinda like the bumper/ engine cradle/ tire carrier but there really isn't any info on their site about that either.
I guess if anyone knows these guys speak up and tell them to introduce themselves!


My neighbor has a 1986 7 Passenger Syncro with the RM Westy conversion, it is absolutely SICK! The website accurately shows their products... I was taken back when he brought it home from Ft. Collins, it sounds incredible, and pulls like crazy. The engine carrier is indestructable, and all the hoses are that blue silicon high quality stuff. The coolant expansion tank is from a BMW, and looks great in the engine bay. If I had the money, I would take my Vanagon to RM Westy today!

My neighbor's name is Tim, and I keep meaning to get pictures of his Syncro, so I will try to do that this weekend and post them in a new thread.

Cheers!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm curious about RMW but their website doesn't offer much info and there are no customer vehicles shown. Maybe if they posted here once in a while and showed that they're part of the vanagon community I would feel a lot more confident about letting them drain my checking account. Their product appears to be pretty slick. I kinda like the bumper/ engine cradle/ tire carrier but there really isn't any info on their site about that either.
I guess if anyone knows these guys speak up and tell them to introduce themselves!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wellington wrote:
http://www.rmwesty.com/index.php
How come no one ever metions these guys?


There was a thread on these guys a while ago (like 2 months, maybe) and it seemed to me that generally the pix look good, but no one came forward who had substantial, if any, experience with the company or the product.

So until people who have tried it start speaking up, it's an unknown quantity, and people are notoriously reluctant to throw money at something that has no reputation.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:56 am    Post subject: SVX SAGA POST #3 - ENGINE OUT, GIRLFRIEND NOT VERY IMPRESSED Reply with quote

SVX SAGA POST #3 - ENGINE OUT, GIRLFRIEND NOT VERY IMPRESSED

After farting around parting out parts for longer than I should've (I'm a grad student with no real budget so wanted to suck 'er dry of parts), I yanked the motor:

Countdown:
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Girlfriend not very impressed:
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Yes, it's resting on a de-luxe cardboard box. I'm doing my last parts strip-down from the SVX this afternoon, mounting the motor on the engine stand and will be getting the car shell towed away on Monday, hopefully.

And did I mention that parting out a car via US Post is a pain in the ass?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ProvoCyclist wrote:
Im wondering how the exhaust will work though, ive looked at the smallcar site, but to no avail. Most importantly, how does the header/cat/muffler attach all together?


Take a look at the second page here:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2...mp;start=0

There are LOADS of pictures of my install in a Syncro including the exhaust including comments on SmallCar's header/cat/muffler set-up
(basically it sucks!).
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: SVX parts Reply with quote

BIRD84WESTY wrote:
I have been reading your SVX Saga and noticed your desire to sell the SVX parts. I am interested in the driver's side master window switch and passenger window switch, if you are parting the SVX. I also recommend visiting the SVX World Network, subaru-svx.net to part your car. PM me if you're interested in parting the SVX. Thanks, Erik

Erik - the last place I'd imagine selling SVX parts is through Samba... but I've got a mountain of stuff, including passenger window controls. I've also been babysitting a thread over at subaru-svx.net... it's a very good place to get rid of parts. I've PM'd you details.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="ProvoCyclist"]Are you guys related?

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I don't understand?? Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: "J" Pipe Reply with quote

warren C wrote:
Between the header and the cat and muffler, there's a typical Vanagon style "J" pipe.....either one from Smallcar or the one from your Vanagon.

Warren C.


My Bad !! .....I'm thinking of the setup for a 4 cyl not a 6 cyl.....so disregard what I said....so I don't know the answer for sure...but it looks like header to cat to muffler.

And yes you can use your original crossbar.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:55 am    Post subject: Re: "J" Pipe Reply with quote

warren C wrote:
ProvoCyclist wrote:
Most importantly, how does the header/cat/muffler attach all together? Theres gotta be some elbows and stuff there someplace.


Between the header and the cat and muffler, there's a typical Vanagon style "J" pipe.....either one from Smallcar or the one from your Vanagon.

Warren C.


Okay, so its header-> cat-> j-pipe-> muffler?
My other question is about the engine mount. On the Vanaru site, it looks like the crossbar sits lower, like its using a Syncro Xb:
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Will i need to source one, or can i use my existing Xb?
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