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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 13 Apr 2018, 08:17

bene wrote:All looks superb dude...

not long till your a full time van man :) May BH sounds like a good laugh, looking forward to it :mrgreen:
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby bene » 13 Apr 2018, 08:33

Yep! if all goes to plan....
its my last day in an office today. wahoo!
Any one for cricket? what what?
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 15 May 2018, 11:59

well its nice to finally be using the van and getting away, as always there are a new niggles you only discover once you driving it so Im currently working on them. Stripped and serviced the rear brakes and fitted new calipers, a big thanks to Brickwerks for locating a late RHS Girling caliper before we head off to the Westfalia Refuge camp this weekend. 8)
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I bought a set of Syncro spats on the forum last year that were a bit tired. A bit of TLC, redrilled the holes and fitted new stainless steel bolts and they are as good as new. A big thanks to Bigjcc55 for his help and advice and posting me some innotec, top man 8)
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby Jim San » 16 May 2018, 20:58

Looking great, I look forward to having a good look at it in Shropshire v soon
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby Winchweight » 16 May 2018, 21:22

I need to replace the bolts in my 16l spats. What did you use to bond in the replacement bolts?
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 17 May 2018, 05:15

Jim San wrote:Looking great, I look forward to having a good look at it in Shropshire v soon


Yes really looking forward to this and to meet with everyone :)

Winchweight wrote:I need to replace the bolts in my 16l spats. What did you use to bond in the replacement bolts?


Shaun I used this stuff, it was excellent stuff and went off really quickly. I fitted M5 stainless bolts rather than just threaded bar as I thought the heads would make it sit better and of course the innotec to bond it too which is great stuff

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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby tforturton » 17 May 2018, 10:36

Winchweight wrote:I need to replace the bolts in my 16l spats. What did you use to bond in the replacement bolts?

Was going to ask the same question. Mine have been sat in the shed for years.
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 23 Jun 2018, 06:55

the old girl has taken a bit of a back seat while I've been sorting out my new work space, I bought the rev counter clock ages ago and it finally went up when the space was completed :mrgreen: now time to get a few jobs completed before we head off to France in July :mrgreen:
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby silverbullet » 24 Jun 2018, 15:10

Shameless, decadent man cave and far too organized

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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby clift_d » 25 Jun 2018, 00:19

silverbullet wrote:Shameless, decadent man cave and far too organized

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Absolutely. It's not a proper workshop if you can see the workbench top.
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 25 Jun 2018, 09:29

clift_d wrote:
silverbullet wrote:Shameless, decadent man cave and far too organized

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Absolutely. It's not a proper workshop if you can see the workbench top.


lol you should see the other side of the shed :mrgreen: .....

Been meaning to tackle the oil temps for a while, on the journey to Syncronicity it was reaching 115 to 118. We are off to France in July so I needed it sorting before then. The first step was fitting some nice scoops from Lloydy (many thanks kind sir) :D

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Also in the middle of fitting the oil cooler, much thanks to Torsen for all his advice on this. I'd originally bought a Mochal 25 row cooler but it was just too tight a fit, fitted the 19 row cooler yesterday which fits snugly, hoses and sandwich plate to follow next weekend, along with a nice short sump I picked up from Outfront Motorsports.

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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby torsen » 26 Jun 2018, 06:32

Liking those scoops :ok
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby conor2469 » 02 Jul 2018, 10:11

The scoop looks great!
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 09 Jul 2018, 18:25

conor2469 wrote:The scoop looks great!
Bricky & others have them back in stock now :mrgreen:

Got the oil cooler fitted last weekend, again thanks to Torsen for his help & advice :ok
Took it for a drive and only got to about 95 (ish), would usually have gone over 100, was getting to temps of 118 on a long trip so it will be good to see what we get on our trip to France later this month.

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Blanking plate fitted above the cooler to try and direct as much air over the cooler as possible

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New short sump fitted too, this is from Outfront Motorsports I've had a great service from them. This was recommended by Mick @ http://busaru.com/ who was also very helpful :mrgreen:

This sump has a thick plated bottom (which will give me a bit more peace of mind) and OEM oil baffle. I also got the short oil pick up with a brazed bar which spaces the pick up to ensure oil flow in case the sump was damaged on impact.

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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 15 Jul 2018, 07:36

Managed to get hold of a decent Paulchen rack (thanks Andy) to modify for the tailgate which I liked the look of on Weem Machine's syncro, (thanks for the help & advice G)

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I have added some slugs inside the joints of the arms for extra strength and extra bars to the shelf to make it a bit more usable, had great help from Mark @ Suffolk Campervan Hire which included lots of use of his welder :mrgreen:

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