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    Posted: 17 Jul 15 at 08:27
Finally I am ebarking on my engine change...

Old members on here will know ive had a number of T3's and on my last one I changed the engine from a JX to a 1z. It was a good van & I miss it!

Anyway, long story short I ended up with half a Syncro 16. It had a knackered gearbox and various bits missing from it, but its a petrol so I decided to give it a bit more go.

I have removed the 2.1 wasserleaker & have a 1995 Audi 2.6 V6 to go in (50k, and just been overhauled with new waterpump, belts etc).
Aiden has just built me a cracking gearbox with altered ratios etc to take the engine & my tyre choice. A SA Bell housing from Winkler is fitted to mate the two.

The clutch's from the VW & Audi are clearly different with both splines & diameter, I am currently having one made to suit with uprated springs etc.

As with the last build thread I posted, please recognise that this is not a "how to do it" thread, but how I am doing it. The van is being done for me, for the uses I intend for it.

There will be a number of issues to overcome but with time i'll get over them.

So... right now I have the engine & gearbox mated together with a small aperture made in the bell housing to accommodate the speed sensor on the Audi flywheel (it has a dual mass fitted at the moment but I have a solid one that will go in once I have the clutch back). The standard gearbox mounts are holding the gearbox in place whilst I manufacture the engine mount system.

Audi used the hydro rubber mounts so i'll be doing the same. I have cleaned up the existing engine carry bar & will modify to fit the off centre engine mounts & also find a way to mount the engine end support.

Its going to be a slow installation but I'll keep this post updated.

Only a couple of pics right now, my home made engine support has been very good and ensuring the engine is straight (& gearbox for prop direction), level both side to side & front to rear.






Hope to get some more done this weekend. Naturally there will be a number of changes to be made with engine/prop protection etc (inc oil filter!)


Edited by Cliffbase - 17 Jul 15 at 08:31
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mrhutch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jul 15 at 09:32
Smile  crack on chap..  you keeping alreet?

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Another v6? Anyone want to buy an agg ☺ Nice one Cliff

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Just being nosey, ?BMW R4 in the earlier images?

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Hutch, yeah im ok thanks bud, been a tough few months, but looking after dad thanks.

LT, blimey you are nosey! Yes 1947 R35.

Collected my clutch today :)
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LT, I just had a look through those pics - Ive had some cracking vehicles! I also must have very tolerant neighbours!!
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Cool I was a bit early in my estimation.
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Quick update, the Audi clutch assembly sits too deep into the SA bell housing.

Having made a bell housing face template, im having some lazer cut alloy spacers made (2,4 & 8mm thick). from my measurements i'll need the 8mm one, this still gives me full clutch spline penetration & some slack on the release bearing.

This also means i'll have a tiny bit more room for the main air induction which is good
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Good luck with it, will give you a shout when I have mine back in Suffolk ;-)

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Ha no not been near it bud! Boat load of other stuff going on!
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Tread resurrection!

Long time no see!

Just a heads up to anyone who might be interested, after sorting this van mechanically, im now going to sell her.


Ill compose a proper for sale add over the next few days but feel free to PM me if you are looking for a sound Syncro 16.
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Is It finished and up and running?
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I aborted the v6 project so its running on the 2.1
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Like the big mincer i am, having spent the day with the van yesterday, just cant let it go! Thanks for all the interest, but for the time being at least its staying with me.
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