New SA syncro

For 4x4 owners, you must register to post but anyone can read.

Moderators: Moderators, User administrators

Forum rules
You can find further syncro specific information on the Syncronauts website.
Post Reply
User avatar
Bigjcc55
Posts: 575
Joined: 21 Aug 2011, 08:55
80-90 Mem No: 10140
Location: Ayrshire, scotland

New SA syncro

Post by Bigjcc55 »

Got my new van delivered up to Scotland this morning from the docks in tilbury, it's been a long wait but after a good look about it today it doesn't look too bad, it has a few electrical problems and a couple of bodges here and there but no rot and original paint!
It has twin rear shocks and a small helper coil inside the main rear Spring never seen before. And a horrible extra fuel tank I'm going to remove in the morning along with a load of ugly wiring. And change the wheels.ImageImageImageImageImageImage
1985 1.9 Devon moonraker
1992 2.1 SA big window syncro

dcfb77
Posts: 178
Joined: 04 Jan 2010, 17:16
80-90 Mem No: 8259

Re: New SA syncro

Post by dcfb77 »

Very sweet looking ride!!

I'm liking the twin shock set up. Does that big bolt that holds bottom of shocks together fit in a metal sleeve of some kind?

Also doesn't look like you'll be getting any speeding camera fines anytime soon with those on the back.

You must be really chuffed!!

What's the inside like?
RHD Syncro twin slider (AGG) - orange

User avatar
Bigjcc55
Posts: 575
Joined: 21 Aug 2011, 08:55
80-90 Mem No: 10140
Location: Ayrshire, scotland

Re: New SA syncro

Post by Bigjcc55 »

I never paid much attention to the bottom mounts I'm going to have a proper look tomorrow, I am proper chuffed it is in much better much than I thought, just need to get it properly sealed now and keep it that way.

The inside is standard SA microbus and in pretty decent nick. It has the big air con vent down the centre of the roof and the dash is a bit different.
I'll get a couple more pictures in the morning.
1985 1.9 Devon moonraker
1992 2.1 SA big window syncro

syncroandy
Trader
Posts: 1619
Joined: 18 Oct 2005, 18:15
80-90 Mem No: 851
Location: North Lancs. UK
Contact:

Re: New SA syncro

Post by syncroandy »

Very good ! IIRC Aidan reckoned the undersealing on SA vans wasn't up to late German-produced vans, if I were you I'd get it cleaned up underneath, dried right out and then clarted up with Dinitrol.
Syncrosport
Volkswagen Transporter, reloaded.

252 GC5 EJ25 AAN L90D
246 097 AFN AVL+ L90D

User avatar
Aidan
Trader
Posts: 5031
Joined: 11 Oct 2005, 19:21
80-90 Mem No: 742
Location: Llanfyllin, mid Wales : )
Contact:

Re: New SA syncro

Post by Aidan »

Is that twin carrier and twin damper set up Russel's handiwork - or SyncroHospital's ?

User avatar
silverbullet
Trader
Posts: 13111
Joined: 08 Jun 2009, 09:51
80-90 Mem No: 6908
Location: Surrey Syncronaut #156
Contact:

Re: New SA syncro

Post by silverbullet »

If you want to know about big window heater controls, take a look at my 2.6i Microbus topic in Alternative engines.
+1 on the drying out and dinitrol, they have about as much internal rust protection as an early 90's Jap i.e. primer and thats it!
85 syncro Caravelle twin slider Oettinger T3200E-6
90 SA Microbus supercharged wbx/UN1 project

http://www.025motorsport.com

User avatar
Bigjcc55
Posts: 575
Joined: 21 Aug 2011, 08:55
80-90 Mem No: 10140
Location: Ayrshire, scotland

Re: New SA syncro

Post by Bigjcc55 »

I don't know who is responsible for the mods, and As for the heater that was one of the jobs I was looking at today nothing seems to work, I'll get a wee look at the thread for some pointers. I'm going to do a proper job protecting it as it took me long enough to find one in that condition and a good chunk of money to get it here.
1985 1.9 Devon moonraker
1992 2.1 SA big window syncro

User avatar
v-lux
Trader
Posts: 721
Joined: 07 Aug 2006, 18:54
80-90 Mem No: 2951
Location: Somerset....yarp!
Contact:

Re: New SA syncro

Post by v-lux »

Are the outboard shocks only held on by bolts?

I can't see anything supporting the outboard part of the shock eyelet on either end?

User avatar
Bigjcc55
Posts: 575
Joined: 21 Aug 2011, 08:55
80-90 Mem No: 10140
Location: Ayrshire, scotland

Re: New SA syncro

Post by Bigjcc55 »

Nothing supports it, just a collar to seperate them and a long bolt.
Both outer shocks are leaking bad, I'm going to go back to a standard set up I think, it's on the SA bodge removal list!
1985 1.9 Devon moonraker
1992 2.1 SA big window syncro

neilharris1
Posts: 15
Joined: 28 Dec 2005, 22:44
80-90 Mem No: 1582
Location: Basingstoke

Re: New SA syncro

Post by neilharris1 »

Nice bus, you must be pleased :ok
1988 Caravelle Syncro 2.1DJ
1993 Caravelle (Big Window SA Bus) Syncro 3.2l Oettinger

Syncrobaz
Posts: 798
Joined: 19 Jul 2010, 21:12
80-90 Mem No: 10610
Location: Wiltshire

Re: New SA syncro

Post by Syncrobaz »

Good find :ok
Not surprised the outer shocks are shot, must be loads of distortion with that setup :shock:
Any views on the inner rear springs ?
Syncronaut no 152
92 RHD mv panel van
94 RHD jx doka 16"

User avatar
92Syncro
Posts: 48
Joined: 10 Apr 2014, 10:29
80-90 Mem No: 13389
Location: Fleet, Hampshire. Syncronaut #244

Re: New SA syncro

Post by 92Syncro »

Nice syncro! As far as I know that's one of only 2 big window syncros in the UK :ok it's fun figuring out all the differences. Wiring is my favorite... good luck!
---

'91 "Big Window" SA Syncro - 2.1DJ

User avatar
Bigjcc55
Posts: 575
Joined: 21 Aug 2011, 08:55
80-90 Mem No: 10140
Location: Ayrshire, scotland

Re: New SA syncro

Post by Bigjcc55 »

As far I know until I got mine yours was the only one, be nice to know if there are others.
Wiring is a pain, in fact most of the bodges on mine are wiring, starting to get through them now tho.
Thanks..
1985 1.9 Devon moonraker
1992 2.1 SA big window syncro

jed the spread
Trader
Posts: 8998
Joined: 09 Oct 2005, 17:31
80-90 Mem No: 1967
Location: Sutton in'it Syncronaut: 123
Contact:

Re: New SA syncro

Post by jed the spread »

Looks great :ok

Jed
CAMPERVANCULTURE.COM

VW T25 Van Spares, Westfalia Parts, Quality Camping Gear & More

tforturton
Posts: 2178
Joined: 17 Mar 2012, 23:06
80-90 Mem No: 11177
Location: Cardiff

Re: New SA syncro

Post by tforturton »

What's going on with the rear vents? Are those an SA thing?
1990 2.1 DJ Syncro Caravelle/Westfalia conversion RHD

Post Reply