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Update on the beast

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Its been a long time since we broke down on the way to Syncropendance but the parts are finally all together with Doug and the van is being put back together.

Video and post from Doug (don’t know if it will work without facebook)

https://www.facebook.com/douglas.harwoo ... 1888/?t=00

Covid-19 lockdown
Theres lockdowns and there’s Syncro lockdowns
Currently, my workshop is closed to the public
But as a garage where no social interaction occurs bar my masked sidekick Darren we will give it a go
All the bits laid out ready to fit up to Gary’s Syncro
All steel and cast hot-dipped galvanised and Gary painted in Por15
All new bushes and bearings
Fully rebuilt drivetrain suited to the Subaru diesel boxer engine
All other items recently fitted and just need a clean
Let’s see if we can safely self isolate a comfortable jog from home.
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Thanks to Ian Holman for the VC rebuild
And Paul at vantopia for the complete gearbox and diff rework

Doug has promised to take lots of photos for me as the work progress so there should be some here eventual, more updates ASAP

Regards Gary
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lovely all set up and organised with lots of shiny bits, certainly looks like you in good hands :ok

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Yum :-)
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That's what I call a 'breakdown' Gary :lol:
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It was just an oil seal on the gearbox input shaft that went originally, but the job has rather snowballed.

Regards Gary
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The beasts reconstruction

A few phots and lots of progress. Photos courtesy of Doug https://www.dougsvw-werks.co.uk

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Uprated frunt discs
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Engine and gearbox combined weight.
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It would be interesting to know how this compares with other engines especially those originally fitted.

Regards Gary
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images not visible :shock:

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Sorry
I will try adding the s back on the http to see if that works, if not it must be my sever host changing things again so I will look into it.
difficult to see what is happening here as they appear on my screen whatever i use.

photos are on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater
but would rather post them here.

Regards Gary.
ps thanks for letting me know.
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https://www.facebook.com/600464857/post ... 694699858/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Pics should work here
Dougsvw-werks.co.uk
My other baby https://www.facebook.com/groups/120903171434150/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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