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  • #7571

    3Tripnip
    Participant

    quote:


    Originally posted by jman

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    I have sold that floor but, I have a brand new one on my shelf in Oregon City. LMK what you need for parts, I have most everything to complete a syncro in my shop.


    Hey James
    Just sent you an e-mail, hope we can work something out! [8D]
    -Ben

    #8028

    syncro_tdi
    Member

    Hi. I’ve got VW golf III syncro with TDI engine. I’m here becouse I heard the forum is one of the best where I can find some intresting information about syncro.
    Best greetings.

    #8029

    ld50
    Member

    looks like a nice little syncro – am sure I’ve seen those pics before.

    welcome to the site :)

    #8198

    colbo3765
    Member

    Hi there, I have just bought a 1990 Golf Country. Fantastic car and I am very pleased with it. I am just getting a few things sorted out, engine serviced, gearbox oils all changed etc. It is in pretty good condition really with about 110k miles on it now. Originally from Germany like a few over here in the UK. It is the Montana Green version and is pretty much bolt stock from what I can tell. I am running it on the original Speedline alloys with snow tyres so I am hoping for a deterioration in the weather! I am searching the forums as I am having problems with the rear drums. Got new shoes but some of the adjuster parts are worn and I cannot find replacements anywhere. Can you do a disc brake conversion on the Country? I see that a few Rallye/syncro conversions have been done but I dont see anything specific to the Country.

    #8199

    Chris S
    Moderator

    The Country rear drum brakes are the same as the normal Syncro rear drum brakes.

    For adjuster part numbers, See here

    (Please read the FULL thread before going to the VW dealer)

    http://www.vwsyncro.co.uk/data/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2803

    For a disc brake conversion you need to start with a pair of these

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110565983336

    btw the price asked for the caliper carriers is for a single item & not for a pair!

    #8200

    colbo3765
    Member

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your help on this. I have had a good read through and have just been checking with the local suppliers. It looks like I can get most of the stuff here in the UK from VW with the exception of the parts #19 in the post. These may be available from Germany as not showing as obsolete or via classic VW I think. i will get on with the job! really appreciate your help on this. The disc conversion looks tempting but I am in a mind to keep the car as ‘stock’ as possible given that it hasnt been messed around with in any way. Thanks again for your help. i will post some pics of the car when I get a chance to have it back from the mechanics! all the best, Colin

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    Originally posted by Chris S

    The Country rear drum brakes are the same as the normal Syncro rear drum brakes.

    For adjuster part numbers, See here

    (Please read the FULL thread before going to the VW dealer)

    http://www.vwsyncro.co.uk/data/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2803

    For a disc brake conversion you need to start with a pair of these

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110565983336

    btw the price asked for the caliper carriers is for a single item & not for a pair!


    #8483

    the-dubster
    Member

    Hi, I’m Andy from Lincolnshire and have sworn off scrapping Golfs forever.
    Just said goodbye to my non-starter project rear-engined MkII – left the shell for so long the tin-worm hit the bottom of the A pillars and windscreen surround!

    (Oh, and a rat set up home in there and left 2″ deep of rat-s4!t on the entire inside!!) :/

    So, no more ‘fixer-uppers’ as a man with a truck keeps fetching them off me . . . . . . .

    Looking for a nice Syncro now as a home for the 2.0 16V with 2x 45DCOE’s I still have lying around . . . . . .

    #7763

    ld50
    Member

    hi – a problem we’re all familiar with I’m sure….trying to weld them up quicker than they deteriorate ;)

    Have you looked intot eh bilt-hamber electrox paint? That’s what I’m using at the moment and obviously I can’t comment till I’ve seen how it does over a few years but it seems like the most “zincy” paint I’ve ever seen, has a weird sheen to it.

    16v on DCOEs sounds like fun.. esp with the price of 97ron fuel nowadays hehe

    #8651

    the-dubster
    Member

    Haven’t tried the Bilt-Hamber product, have used Miogard previously, though not on any Golfs (obviously).

    Cracking product but bloody expensive – then again, replacement panels are too, and gas for the welder . . . . . . . :/

    I’m hoping the 16V still runs, it was stored in the car with the rodent housemate. It still turns over by hand but I haven’t dared take the head off for a looky-loo yet (too afraid of what I may find)!!

    We live and learn, and I’m learning that Syncro’s are as rare as hens teeth (and twice as expensive). 😮

    #8652

    Chris S
    Moderator

    Is it a 9A or ABF motor? cos the ABF only has 1 of the 2 transfer box mounting bolt holes, its missing the lower one.

    #8690

    the-dubster
    Member

    I’ll have to have a look, I can’t remember (but I trip over it every time I go in my garage) :/

    Worse case scenario is (if I ever find a nice ‘reasonably priced’ syncro) is to fab-up any missing mounts – done it before when fitting a MK1 GTi box to a MKII derv – most of the mounting holes were there, some on the engine fell between the ones on the gearbox though, didn’t stop me though. ;)

    Edit – just found the ‘subscribe’ button so it won’t take me a week or more to answer replies! Sorry 😮

    #8740

    MickeyMouse
    Member

    Hello.. My name is Dan and I live in Atlanta GA. I am New here and new to Syncros. I have been building and driving Sandrail dunebuggies for many years and I am just starting a new project to turn my 2wd sandrail into a 4wd syncro.

    I am sure I will have lots of questions along the way.

    #8741

    Chris S
    Moderator

    quote:


    Originally posted by MickeyMouse

    Hello.. My name is Dan and I live in Atlanta GA. I am New here and new to Syncros. I have been building and driving Sandrail dunebuggies for many years and I am just starting a new project to turn my 2wd sandrail into a 4wd syncro.

    I am sure I will have lots of questions along the way.


    I am sure you will, don’t Sandrail/Dunebuggys use flat 4 aircooled motors?

    If so you may be looking for T3 Syncro parts

    #8742

    MickeyMouse
    Member

    LOL… As I have been reading around, I realized I was on the wrong “syncro” page. You are correct, I an looking for the T3 Syncro.

    Thanks

    #8744

    Chris S
    Moderator

    You can still post your Syncro Sandrail/Dune Buggy build photos etc on here, as I am quite sure we will find it of interest.

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