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Re: Picking up my first syncro tomorrow!

Postby jed the spread » 06 Apr 2010, 14:22

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Re: Picking up my first syncro tomorrow!

Postby silverbullet » 06 Apr 2010, 14:27

Aaaargh! I ruddy hate diesel... :lol: and I'd still need a bashplate!
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Re: Picking up my first syncro tomorrow!

Postby silverbullet » 13 Apr 2010, 20:59

The view from the front door. Aaaah!
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So when is too much just enough anyway?
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Re: Picking up my first syncro tomorrow!

Postby silverbullet » 21 Apr 2010, 11:45

jed the spread wrote: Make sure the pushrod tube guards are on too before you go off road as they were missing,

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Oh and the engine bash plate was missing too.

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Pushrod tube guards? Bits of tin?
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Re: Picking up my first syncro tomorrow!

Postby jed the spread » 21 Apr 2010, 12:18

silverbullet wrote:
jed the spread wrote: Make sure the pushrod tube guards are on too before you go off road as they were missing,

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Oh and the engine bash plate was missing too.

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Bashplate and spreader to connect to prop rails now on their way from syncrospares (what nice people)

Pushrod tube guards? Bits of tin?


These the bits you want?

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Re: Picking up my first syncro tomorrow!

Postby silverbullet » 21 Apr 2010, 12:49

jed the spread wrote:These the bits you want?

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Guess so. I've not had a syncro before - not had a wbx before, come to think of it :lol:
Only just finding my way around the 2.6 :roll:
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Re: Picking up my first syncro tomorrow!

Postby jed the spread » 21 Apr 2010, 12:54

if they are you can buy them off me if you choose.

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Re: Picking up my first syncro tomorrow!

Postby silverbullet » 21 Apr 2010, 12:56

Nice to have a choice. Whaddya want for em? pm me
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Re: Picking up my first syncro tomorrow!

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pm sent :ok

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Re: Picking up my first syncro tomorrow!

Postby silverbullet » 23 Apr 2010, 11:15

Engine bars arrived from Syncrospares today :D Just need one side straightening very slightly first. Under the fly press they go!
Shall I take the rest off and go for galv. bling while I've got the chance? 8)
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Re: Picking up my first syncro tomorrow!

Postby Aidan » 23 Apr 2010, 11:43

bling that spends it's life scraping against the scenery, coat of paint maybe
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Re: Picking up my first syncro tomorrow!

Postby silverbullet » 23 Apr 2010, 12:19

Aidan wrote:bling that spends it's life scraping against the scenery, coat of paint maybe

Good point but it'll last longer and stop rust inside...I'll get a load of underbody bits done for the minimum charge :D
The swingarm bushes are shot to pieces anyway (how did this thing have an mot?) so include them, in fact take off all the suspension while it's not going anywhere (not investigated nasty transmission noises yet)
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Re: Picking up my first syncro tomorrow!

Postby v-lux » 23 Apr 2010, 18:26

(not investigated nasty transmission noises yet)


I would be investigating those as a priority if i were you.....

Things can get mighty expensive in there if left to fester...
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Re: Picking up my first syncro tomorrow!

Postby syncropaddy » 23 Apr 2010, 20:32

v-lux wrote:
(not investigated nasty transmission noises yet)


I would be investigating those as a priority if i were you.....

Things can get mighty expensive in there if left to fester...


Ditto to that .....


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Re: Picking up my first syncro tomorrow!

Postby silverbullet » 23 Apr 2010, 21:31

Have taken advice from Aidan as soon as I bought the thing. Can't run up the bus as I have lent the carb to Damien to keep him on the road and going to work - he's painting the SA next month!
My plan is to get it up on 4 level stands (or maybe my mate's 2 post lift), start up and put in 1st gear and then (very carefully, children) listen all round the drivetrain to find the source of the noise. If I can't find the source for sure, then disconnect prop and try again. At least I'll know which end is making the noise and won't waste time stripping down the wrong end!
E D I T: I will NOT be getting under the van with it running btw! I will use a length of tube with a bend in the end (think hockey stick) as a listening tube. Short end to ear, look along tube and see what you're listening to. :ok
I fully appreciate the cost of ignoring nasty noises - my customers bring in some tragically abused pre-war car steering and gearboxes that in many cases wasn't too bad before they started "adjusting" things :roll:
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