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New SA syncro

Postby Bigjcc55 » 17 Feb 2016, 21:57

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Finally got the wheels changed today and a pair of uk plates made ready to fit.
Now to decide whether to strip it and paint it or just run as is, it doesn't desperately need painted now but all the stone chips along the bottom half will turn nasty when it goes out in the weather and I don't want it rusting yet!
I also removed the dash in prep for doing the Heater motor so I'll decide what I'm going to do before the dash goes back in.
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Re: New SA syncro

Postby silverbullet » 17 Feb 2016, 22:20

They look a lot better than those awful Mangels.
Defo get the stonechips sorted asap, SA steel is p***poor.

PS check out my mod for re-routing the heater valve cable. It transforms the heat control, almost no resistance at all, so less chance of the knobs cracking.
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Re: New SA syncro

Postby silverbullet » 17 Feb 2016, 22:28

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Re: New SA syncro

Postby Bigjcc55 » 17 Feb 2016, 22:50

The old wheels killed it!
First time the workshop is quiet I'll get it painted I think, I've bought a box of the innotec spray seam sealer for the underside so may as well do everything while I'm in the mood for taking it apart.
Thanks for the link to the cable mod, did you're system have vac lines in it as well? I have two which go to a t piece on the bulkhead in the passenger footwell then out to a vac canister thing like the diff lock one under the van which is next to the rad behind the inner spot?
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New SA syncro

Postby Bigjcc55 » 17 Feb 2016, 22:51

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Re: New SA syncro

Postby silverbullet » 17 Feb 2016, 23:38

That all looks pretty familiar. Its a carry-over from the Audi 80/90/Coupe heater controls that big window SA's use.
One less cable to kink I suppose.
You will note the late-type heater box, but with blanked-off oval pipes to revert it to the early "cold air at the dash ends" system. Guess they needed fresh air more than heated in SA!
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Re: New SA syncro

Postby DawidT » 18 Feb 2016, 09:06

Nice van! I see it is from the Gauteng province (licence plates). Not a lot of water in this province and far from the coast, rust should not be a problem (?) - providing it was in GP for entire life. The vents look awkward, mine is different. Enjoy the van :ok
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Re: New SA syncro

Postby Bigjcc55 » 18 Feb 2016, 18:27

Thanks, from what I know of the van gauteng was where it was most of its life, that's where I bought it from.
No rust just a covering of dust everywhere!
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Re: New SA syncro

Postby Bigjcc55 » 18 Feb 2016, 18:56

silverbullet wrote:That all looks pretty familiar. Its a carry-over from the Audi 80/90/Coupe heater controls that big window SA's use.
One less cable to kink I suppose.
You will note the late-type heater box, but with blanked-off oval pipes to revert it to the early "cold air at the dash ends" system. Guess they needed fresh air more than heated in SA!


I have a vacuum pipe or two missing if I post a picture or two could you point me in the right direction?
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Re: New SA syncro

Postby silverbullet » 18 Feb 2016, 20:40

Sure, If you give me time. Mem'sahib is suffering with this nasty virus, half term hell with teenagers...
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Postby Bigjcc55 » 18 Feb 2016, 20:56

I've got plenty of time thanks, decided to pull it apart today for paint so I'm in no rush now.Image
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New SA syncro

Postby Bigjcc55 » 20 Feb 2016, 12:58

Just spent the morning trying to get all the dust off the underside, definitely not much paint under there. From the sill on to the chassis rail has the rubbery under seal, but from there in is hardly even a coat of primer!

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Re: New SA syncro

Postby Simon Baxter » 20 Feb 2016, 15:15

I think you need to re-size your images, they seem to be too wide.
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Re: New SA syncro

Postby Bigjcc55 » 20 Feb 2016, 15:22

I uploaded them on the iPhone app thing, can you not see anything? They look ok on my phone.
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Re: New SA syncro

Postby Bigjcc55 » 20 Feb 2016, 15:26

Sorted now I think.
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