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Sparky salutes you!

Postby spanishfly » 09 Apr 2019, 19:24

After many years shuffling past and not daring to go in, bit like the Public bar of an old local pub, have finally got my hands on a Syncro.

It's the blue and white one that was on FB last week! Lovely couple selling following the death of close relative. It turned out to be everything I'd hoped and more, pretty much rust free, no welding at all and fairly up together. Spent the last couple of days stripping and rebuilding the linkage which was original and more like soup than porridge. Now its clear there are 4 gears plus G but no knob.

Trying to solve the over revving of the 2.1 DJ. Not succeeded with that bit yet though I have ascertained it isn't the box but maybe the valve.

One of the long water pipes underneath is leaking if anyone has one for sale?

Clutch master cylinder is next then I'd like to clean off the surface rust, (like a Tiger loaf in a few places and protect it but unsure of the best approach? I've blasted off most of the black underseal with a pressure washer but don't have access to any sand or other solutions so thinking wire wheel, rust neutraliser then what paint?

Many thanks ever helpful 80-90 members.

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Re: Sparky salutes you!

Postby clift_d » 09 Apr 2019, 20:35

It's not really worth fitting original coolant pipes IMHO as the plastic in them tends to be at the end of its life and on its way out. Much better to bite the bullet and get a set of stainless steel replacements from Brickwerks.

How about some pics for those of us who don't do facebook?
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Re: Sparky salutes you!

Postby davidoft1 » 09 Apr 2019, 20:49

Welcome it was a bargain
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Re: Sparky salutes you!

Postby spanishfly » 09 Apr 2019, 21:28

Thankyou for the advice and welcome. I will endeavour to take and post some pics in due course, got rather too involved in taking things apart.

Once I get it running smoothly, (I'm not a trained mechanic but usually get there in the end, with some help along the way) I can deal with the lockers, track down a prop shaft and speak nicely to Silverbullet about VC's.

Not quite sure what these terms mean yet! But excited to find out.
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Re: Sparky salutes you!

Postby jebiga41 » 10 Apr 2019, 07:45

lets see some pics then :D
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Re: Sparky salutes you!

Postby Gary. » 10 Apr 2019, 19:18

Saw that come and go in a flash, well done you! Looked tidy and honest and a bloody good price!
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Re: Sparky salutes you!

Postby silverbullet » 10 Apr 2019, 20:36

Android phone? Use Tapatalk app to post photos. Free n easy.

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Re: locker pipes?

Postby spanishfly » 11 Apr 2019, 08:15

And so it begins............!

Have found a rubber bung in the top of the back of the box (ordered a replacement from BW) which had a black tube entering it , I'm guessing from the rear locker? Can't seem to find details of the white plastic elbow or tube? Looked in the usual places.....?

Thanks

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Re: Sparky salutes you!

Postby silverbullet » 11 Apr 2019, 13:34

I think you are referring to the bellhousing breather bung (actually part if the engine casing)
There is also a similar tube coming from the front diff and main transaxle (gearbox) and they all bunch together over the top of the fuel tank.
They allow the syncro to go wading without the drivetrain sucking in water.

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Re: Sparky salutes you!

Postby spanishfly » 11 Apr 2019, 20:17

Yes that makes sense, thanks for the heads up. I'll avoid deep puddles until I've sourced a replacement!
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