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New trailer brake assembly: good or return it?

I recently bought a 28 foot enclosed trailer that will be my new shop for future (how long, not really sure)  It needed brakes so I bought 4 complete assemblies (backing plates and everything that connects directly to them. Today … Continue reading

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stock bumper for 1946 M16 truck and the “parts truck”

Hi Barry, this is what it looks like… While I am here posting the image of the stock bumpers… might as well update the Studebaker story:  I went to pick up the parts truck (which is in pieces, and came … Continue reading

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Syncro Get-Away Van sold

It took longer to sell the syncro Get-Away van than I thought it would.  I figured a low mileage super solid high top 4WD camper van would be in high demand but what I learned was that there seems to … Continue reading

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Prices in 2014: SWEPCO 210, Vanagon, etc.

This, I suppose, is more telling about my age than anything else but…  I just bought a pail (about 20 litres) of Swepco 210 gear oil which is one of the gear oils most highly recommended to prolong the life … Continue reading

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Nokian tire sizes

Replying to a post on the VW Van Owners of Vancouver – Vancouver, BC message board and wanted to reference this chart of tire sizes/overall diameters and revolutions per mile so posting the chart here:

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Follow-up: Zetec powered westfalia perceptions after longish drive

I just made a quick trip (3 days total) from Vancouver, BC to Portland, Oregon and home again  in the blue syncro westie. This is the longest trip (mile-wise) I have made in the van since installing the Zetec engine and totally rebuilding the suspension … Continue reading

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3 Syncros

It started innocently enough: in early November  I was browsing the classified ads on thesamba.com checking on syncros for sale.  I wasn’t doing that with the idea of looking for a syncro to buy but just to stay up to date with … Continue reading

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