The Green Syncro Machine

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AIR_CHILLED wrote: Hi, yes the wishbone bushes, I did mine in the end with a large bench vice.
What I meant to ask was which paint products are you using for the suspension and chassis?
Thanks.

Been using Corroless chassis black
https://www.arc-rite.co.uk/corroless-gl ... ize-2167-p

And I re-painted the arches with Kent Rubberguard which is great
https://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php/ ... sol_577ml_

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took it for a short drive around the village today and its a lot better now but still I would not want to have to go too far before the tracking gets done....

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Looks excellent!

Thanks for the links to the paint. That seem like a very good price too.

I am using POR-15 Satin black for all chassis and suspension components but it's very expension.
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AIR_CHILLED wrote:Looks excellent!

Thanks for the links to the paint. That seem like a very good price too.

I am using POR-15 Satin black for all chassis and suspension components but it's very expension.

Cheers mate, yes really impressed with the Corroless, I bought the RubberGuard a few years ago at a show, sat on the shelf for ages but good stuff, its just run out and I didnt want to pay £6.95 on P&P so I have just bought some U-Pol GUARD/AL # 10 to try...https://www.u-pol.com/us/en/product/pre ... ZHVC2Z7lpg

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Finally got some time today to get the tracking sorted out, driving a lot nicer now but may be pulling a little to the left, need to drive it a bit more to be sure.

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I took the information in this link with me - http://wiki.club8090.co.uk/index.php/Sy ... -_Settings. Here is the printout what do people think?

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Obviously Front Toe was out quite a bit. Caster was fine, the radius rods were measured and refitted as before, Front Camber was also fine as I refitted the wishbone's as before too.

Passenger rear trailing arm was adjusted for toe and rear Camber was not touched as both readings where within tolerance on the Wiki link. Any thoughts much appreciated.


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Your alignmnet figures look good.

If I'm reading this correctly would you say your front caster is set towards a full van settings and caster closer to empty settings? (going by the Bentley manual)

Drerek's article gives values for 40% loaded and you seem to been within those tolerances, which particular settings were you using?

What was your measurement front wheel centre to lip of arch for the front toe settings? I measured 465mm on standard syncro springs.

Have you replaced the rear trailing arm bolts recently as mine are very rusted so doubt I'll be able to get the rear adjusted until the 4 x bolts have been replaced.

I need to get my Syncro aligned soon so apologies for all the questions.

Cheers,

Mike.
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No problem Mike

I would say my van was loaded when tested, had the fridge etc etc in it and I think the tolerances are ok, I went by the Wiki data rather then the Hunter readings. Front ride height average from both sides was 469mm

Trailing arm bolts replaced when I did the back end.


AIR_CHILLED wrote:Your alignmnet figures look good.

If I'm reading this correctly would you say your front caster is set towards a full van settings and caster closer to empty settings? (going by the Bentley manual)

Drerek's article gives values for 40% loaded and you seem to been within those tolerances, which particular settings were you using?

What was your measurement front wheel centre to lip of arch for the front toe settings? I measured 465mm on standard syncro springs.

Have you replaced the rear trailing arm bolts recently as mine are very rusted so doubt I'll be able to get the rear adjusted until the 4 x bolts have been replaced.

I need to get my Syncro aligned soon so apologies for all the questions.

Cheers,

Mike.

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Thanks for the reply, I will get mine done as per the Wiki link also.

I plan to tackle the rear bolts on the trailing arms next to facilitate the rear adjustments. When you replaced your bolts did you have to cut the nuts off and punch the bolt out of the bushes or are they likely to be seized in the bushes?

(I have just bought the chassis paint you recommneded as my POR-15 has just ran out)

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AIR_CHILLED wrote:Thanks for the reply, I will get mine done as per the Wiki link also.

I plan to tackle the rear bolts on the trailing arms next to facilitate the rear adjustments. When you replaced your bolts did you have to cut the nuts off and punch the bolt out of the bushes or are they likely to be seized in the bushes?

(I have just bought the chassis paint you recommneded as my POR-15 has just ran out)

Cheers.

I thought I was doing really well getting the nut off the bolt only to find that the bolt had rusted to the inner sleep of the bush, if you are removing the bolts there is a good chance you will need to replace the bush too if you have to cut it out (if you have gone that far makes sense to replace anyway) Are you bushes original? I changed my arms completely as I had a new set bushed so it made sense to do this and then sell the old arms. Good Luck with it :ok

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Yes my bushes are original on 115,000 Miles and 30+ years old.

Bolts seized to the bush doesn't sound good! I may just tackle this as a seperate project next year.

I've nearly finished converting it from 2wd to 4wd and would like to get camping in it again asap, I have to keep reminding myself that it's a conversion and not a full restoration.

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Well the van got its Christmas pressie today, my neighbour does vehicle detailing, its had.......

Full exterior clean and decontamination
wheel clean and tyres dressed to finish
Ceramic coating applied to exterior paint and door shuts to help protect paint from water and road grime during winter months
Glass cleaned inside and out and protected with rain guard

Very happy with the result :mrgreen:

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Looking good, you wont want to use it now tho.

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Hello Keith, do you have any more detailed pictures of you petrol Webasto install?
I am in the process of installing mine and found that you have mounted the exhaust correctly as in up and over the prop shaft.
Plus how have you routed your intake?
Many thanks,
Mike.
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AIR_CHILLED wrote:Hello Keith, do you have any more detailed pictures of you petrol Webasto install?
I am in the process of installing mine and found that you have mounted the exhaust correctly as in up and over the prop shaft.
Plus how have you routed your intake?
Many thanks,
Mike.

Im under the van today so ill grab some pics also if you drop Torsen a Pm he has a great exhaust routing idea he used :idea

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irishkeet wrote:
AIR_CHILLED wrote:Hello Keith, do you have any more detailed pictures of you petrol Webasto install?
I am in the process of installing mine and found that you have mounted the exhaust correctly as in up and over the prop shaft.
Plus how have you routed your intake?
Many thanks,
Mike.

Im under the van today so ill grab some pics also if you drop Torsen a Pm he has a great exhaust routing idea he used :idea

Thanks Keith that would be really handy. I will PM Torsen too :ok
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