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Possible 3rd factory 2.5 Syncro?
03-17-2016, 01:02 PM
Post: #11
RE: Possible 3rd factory 2.5 Syncro?
That is how I have it as well. The original body is a 2.1 Microbus with part Caravelle interior. When it was first registered in 1993 it was with a 2.5 motor.
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03-17-2016, 02:32 PM
Post: #12
RE: Possible 3rd factory 2.5 Syncro?
Yes it is definitely one of the early bodies. It has the sliding door slider on the RHS as well. I think this Syncro was used as a development vehicle for quite a while hence only first registered in 93.
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03-17-2016, 05:07 PM
Post: #13
RE: Possible 3rd factory 2.5 Syncro?
It is an early body but has a factory fitted big engine bay. This was assembled with the intention of testing
the 5 pot for syncro use.
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03-17-2016, 05:54 PM
Post: #14
RE: Possible 3rd factory 2.5 Syncro?
(03-17-2016 05:07 PM)Russel Wrote:  It is an early body but has a factory fitted big engine bay. This was assembled with the intention of testing
the 5 pot for syncro use.

So you mean I can get a nice big Subaru engine in there Big Grin
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03-17-2016, 10:09 PM
Post: #15
RE: Possible 3rd factory 2.5 Syncro?
Subaru is a waste of time and money in a syncro. If you want a nice petrol
Engine fit a 1.8 20V turbo. You won't find a nicer petrol engine. Ask Dean or his dad Alan. They had a drive in mine a few weeks ago.
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03-18-2016, 07:53 AM
Post: #16
RE: Possible 3rd factory 2.5 Syncro?
Big suby fits in the stock engine bay, we are busy with a H6 SVX 3.3 synby into a syncro,

I may be a mechanic, but i can't fix stupid
Bad planning on your part does not make your issue an crisis to me
Bad workmanship by other garages does not entiltle you to better rates at me
Syncro, syncro , syncro and more syncro, this is the syncro way of life
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03-18-2016, 08:00 AM
Post: #17
RE: Possible 3rd factory 2.5 Syncro?
Nah, just kidding about the Subaru engine. If I don't get problems with the 2.6 it will stay. Love the way it puts out the power on that gearbox. So far indications are its good, and only issue might be getting the timing right.
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03-19-2016, 01:37 PM
Post: #18
RE: Possible 3rd factory 2.5 Syncro?
(03-16-2016 01:19 PM)Russel Wrote:  This bus was a factory 5 cylinder. I had Bennie send me photos when he was selling it as I was interestead in it and from all the photos I received it was probably the first factory 5 cylinder experimental bus and a small window. I know that there were more factory 5 cylinder syncros made than the reported 2. Ken from Cox had one pass his way about 10 years ago but it disappeared and he hasent been able to find it again. I have heard that there were 5 big window 5 cylinder syncro busses made not sure on small window but this is the only one I have seen. Fuel tank is fibre glass surprisingly.

Mine's tank is metal.
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03-20-2016, 12:16 PM
Post: #19
RE: Possible 3rd factory 2.5 Syncro?
All normal syncro tanks are plastic and I know Deans is fibreglass. I very much dought yours is metal as there is no way VW would invest the R100000.00 + to develope one prototype steel tank. The shape of the syncro tank is too difficult to make from steel aswell.( economically )
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03-20-2016, 01:15 PM
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RE: Possible 3rd factory 2.5 Syncro?
(03-20-2016 12:16 PM)Russel Wrote:  All normal syncro tanks are plastic and I know Deans is fibreglass. I very much dought yours is metal as there is no way VW would invest the R100000.00 + to develope one prototype steel tank. The shape of the syncro tank is too difficult to make from steel aswell.( economically )

Tapped it with a spanner. Maybe I have a bad ear.
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