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posted on February 5th, 2017 at 08:14 PM



Hey Ben,

What did you use for the snorkel?

I have to redo mine after changing motors.




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posted on February 9th, 2017 at 07:14 PM



Gidday Scott,
Bought an extending flexible hose from a local car parts store that is used for air intakes etc. Size was perfect for connection onto the end of the pipe pf the plastic plate for the snorkel. Just needed better hose clamps then the ones supplied with the hose. They didn't have the flexibility needed for water tightness.

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posted on February 9th, 2017 at 08:17 PM



Well wouldn't it offer more air to the snorkel as it is out of the vent?



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posted on February 13th, 2017 at 09:18 PM



Snorkel seems to be on wrong side. Is this for a subi or TDI?

Have considered one of these but won't work with the new ears I put on it. Thinking of a second set for driving in dusty conditions so I can do this but is a right pain getting the rear screws in to hold the covers in place.

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posted on February 13th, 2017 at 09:20 PM



Not sure it would offer more air as they only suck in as much as they need. May however, offer slightly cooler air. But thye are a good pre-filter for dusty roads.

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posted on February 14th, 2017 at 04:34 PM



Ben, Sebastian has a 2.2L suby motor in his syncro.

He loves it and it works great for him as he lives around very dusty dirt roads in Alice Springs.

You should see the gadgets he has on that syncro - awesome!




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posted on March 12th, 2017 at 02:08 PM



Well brother was down overnight and helped with van engine. Sorted out why it wasn't going on engine properly. Clutch plate not lined up correctly. Gonna have to check the clutch alignment tool as looks like it night be stuffed. Anyway got engine mated to gearbox but then had to pull it off again as some stud bolts too short. Fixed that and git it back together with Josiah's (eldest son) help now bolting them together. Happy boy. Still need to lift engine and gearbox into van and bolt up. Should be fairly easy.

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posted on March 22nd, 2017 at 06:46 PM



Some goodies have arrived this week for the van.

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posted on March 26th, 2017 at 03:45 PM



Well got gearbox bolted up today but now have to cut out some metal to fit the new engine in due to thermostat housing being in a different position on the 2.1.



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posted on April 21st, 2017 at 05:51 PM



Finally turn over engine today. Still have a few issues to sort out like a leaking fuel line. Thought I got them all but apparently not, and tidy up a few items as well as find my missing temp sender but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Oh also now need to get it ready for a blue slip since it has been 15 months since motor gave up the ghost.



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posted on April 22nd, 2017 at 02:06 PM



Here it is ready for coolant. Just have to wait on temp sender from JK. While waiting will replace some worn front bushes with poly ones.

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posted on April 22nd, 2017 at 06:15 PM



Almost there mate! I bet you are hanging to drive it after 15 months!



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posted on April 26th, 2017 at 11:53 PM



Really mixed emotions. Definilety looking forward to driving it but a little worried, hoping I have done it all properly.

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posted on April 28th, 2017 at 11:13 PM



Well got some parts for bus today but won't be fitting them till I have had it runnimg for a little while.

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posted on July 7th, 2017 at 06:11 PM



One day I love this van next day I hate it.

Got it to run yesterday and sounded really nice, loud but nice. Today decided to check it over for rego and light swtch started smoking as well as horns not working.

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Well she is finally getting back on the road after a dam long journey of rebuilding a 2nd hand motor. She continues to fight me to the bitter end though. Took her to the mechanics on monday morning for the day so he could do fuel lines, wheel alignment and dyno tuned. Work was only completed today due to rust being found in front passenger step, then at base of windscrreen, then more at base of tailgate window, then base of middle driver's side window. Due to deterioration of fuel lines injectors needed cleaning again and flow checking. Produced just over 89hp at the wheels but would have been considerably better if I had the correct sized wheels on. May get power checked with correct wheel and tyre combination at a later date. Still not blue slipped due to RMS having incorrect details in their computer system, so need to go back in the morning to get that sorted.



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posted on November 5th, 2017 at 06:17 PM



Now bus back on road I spent time painting the merc rims for the new AT tyres.

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posted on November 5th, 2017 at 06:19 PM



Here are photos showing condition of shift rod and bush at transaxle end.

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posted on November 5th, 2017 at 06:22 PM



Have since built new door cards. Not quite complete as need a few more coats of clear coat.

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posted on November 5th, 2017 at 06:25 PM



By the way, dyno was showing 90hp at the wheels with 27" diameter wheels, so I am happy with the result. Do have an oil leak but mechanic thinks it's the main seal of transaxle. Guess I will be fixing that when I get a rebuild and paloquin diff put into it. Hope fully next year.



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I like your doorcards...are they burnt or stained?
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posted on January 16th, 2018 at 07:45 AM



Front seats fitted. Are around 100mm higher.

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posted on July 16th, 2018 at 07:27 PM



Decided to start work on rear suspension bushes. What a PITA of a job. 4 hours and Still not completed one side. hoving a lot of trouble getting bushes out and urethane goes in easy but having trouble getting them to close up enough to get the pivot into the slot. I should've got an expert with the right gear to do it. At least I shouldn't have to do it again. Also contemplating changing springs to synchro oe springs for a small lift.



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posted on July 31st, 2018 at 08:12 PM



Finally got the door handle made last Friday. Stuffed the passenger sides so got it made today.

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posted on July 31st, 2018 at 08:13 PM



Very happy with the result even though it is my first attempt at silver soldering but now I think I need to redo the paint on the speaker and door opener surround.

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posted on August 8th, 2018 at 10:30 PM



Looking great Ben, been a long road and a lot of work on you van!
Was good to meet you at Macksville
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posted on August 9th, 2018 at 09:24 AM



Thanks mate. Always good to meet fellow VW tragics, makes your own obsession looks normal.

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posted on August 9th, 2018 at 09:27 AM



Fitted up the new towbar and bumper last 2 days. Very happy with the look. Just need to fit light and make up some end caps for it to finish the job.

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posted on August 19th, 2018 at 06:40 PM



This van is hurting me again. Just spent several hours trying to sort out some electrical issues on the van with no luck. Still no horn or reversing lights. At least I now most of the fuses are wired correctly, only 2 not where they should be.



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