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    Posted: 02 Nov 08 at 09:30
The ally dropsides use part of the original VW handles but then a bracket which is specific to the ally gate.
I've picked up a set from CJ but might still be looking for some very good handles so I might be interested.
How's your Doka Syncro?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 08 at 11:36
Do the dropsides use a custom handle Mike?

If not I have a good set of VW ones here.

Personally I think they're a great improvement and their rarity value makes them uber cool.

It's coming along great. Keep up the good work!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 08 at 22:31
Originally posted by Baxter Baxter wrote:

Them sides look better!
 
Best bit... they're really easy to clean LOL
 
Lewis, the brackets attach the dropsides to the van and act as the pivot points.
My ally dropsides came with one original bracket and the rest had been broken and replaced with steel bodgit items. CJ is having the original one for his Syncro 16 Sika.
 
The dropsides aren't as nice as I'd hoped, they need some TLC and the correct handles fitting and I'll be getting them painted up to match the van soon aswell.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 08 at 22:29
Looking very good Mike
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 08 at 21:42
looking good mike.  What are those^^ ali brakcets in aid of then? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 08 at 20:14
Them sides look better!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 08 at 17:55
Update on the Tristar,
 
I picked up the aluninium dropsides brackets from Baxter this morning, another Brickwerks product!!
 
Very nicely machined and fit perfectly. Cheers Mr.B
 
 
 
Also fitted opening 1/4 light windows up front and tinted them at the same time. Just the main windows to do now.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 08 at 17:58

Update on the engine bhp increase from the ratio rockers.

A quick removal of the propshaft (even with prop protection bars), I've managed to get that down to about 10 minutes now .

The first run on the rollers saw an increase up to 88bhp. Again we looked at igntion timing and saw another increase up to over 92bhp and an smoother power curve ironing out a bump at lower rpm. Not bad and almost at stock MV territory. I think I'd be suprised to see an MV at 95bhp now as they're all a little tired.

I think I'll ask Paul to run it from 1,000rpm next time to get a better idea of what's being produced at the lower end.

The only change to the engine has been the ratio rockers and this run I was running it on 95 Unleaded rather than 98 Octane at 84bhp so I'd say we're probably at 95bhp with V-power.

Once again a huge thanks to the guys at RS Tuning. Paul is always happy to help out and really knows his onions. He's recently tuned a 1.9PD TDi up to 247bhp and 370ftlbs or so.. !!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Apr 08 at 10:15

Thanks Posh, it looks like they may be out of my price range!

Here's a link to the 1.4:1 ratio rockers I've fitted on the Tristar.

http://www.lowbugget.com/rocker_sets.html

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 08 at 21:37
Mike,

Those wheels would look great on your Tristar.

I like the way you are following the brochure.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Apr 08 at 22:46

Good to know yours is coming along.

I've just installed a set of 1.4:1 ratio rockers to the Tristar to see how much of a difference they make to the performance. Thanks to Dave Pickles for the loan .

With the Tristar engine being a Volkspares rebuild and having solid followers, the pushrods are longer. Fitting the 1.4:1 ratio rockers requires shorter pushrods and it just so happens that stock hydraulic pushrods are the right length (checked out the rocker arm geometry etc). A quick blat around the block shows up more power at higher rpm and slightly more torque through the mid range. Tomorrow will show the real difference up and down the M62 to work.

I'll get it on the gas anyliser tomorrow and see if the co% has changed.

One thing which is obvious is the increased noise from the cam gears. This engine has always been noisey from this area and the increased strain on the valve train is obvious.

When time allows, I'll get it back on the rollers to see what the hp and ftlbs increase figures are.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Apr 08 at 10:42
well done mike ,  mines a few weeks away from running yet , i  am in the middle of sorting out new extended power steering and air con pipes  at the mo
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Apr 08 at 21:10

Mine runs, I had it running a week ago. I'm just not interested in rushing finishing it just for the sake of finishing it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Apr 08 at 19:47
Originally posted by BUS.BOY BUS.BOY wrote:

what you want is one on these engines !!

 

What you really mean is one that runs... eh Mike.

I have one, it's just that it's in a T4, where it belongs

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Apr 08 at 07:39
Whats that? ^^^^^^^

Audi 5 cyl TDi?

Mike, I will keep an eye out for that announcement. Seems a shame to be plodding along when I have the bellhousing, zorst and mounts sat here gathering dust and I could be roaring around.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Apr 08 at 00:14

what you want is one on these engines !!

and a home made cross bar

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 08 at 23:18

Someone on here is looking into having Audi 5 cylinder engine cradles made. I'm sure he'll announce it when he does.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 08 at 21:00
Looks great Mike. Another 4wd barsteward eh?

Still loving mine - though the 1.9WBX is showing its age now.

Forget the Scoobies and get an Audi in it - you know it makes sense (just not the old 5v Turbo because the wastegate gets in the way of the fuel tank).

Got to get my finger out and get a cradle do I can get one in mine - busy sorting protection bars, roofrack and a suspension lift at the moment.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 08 at 19:39

Now have upgraded the antiroll bar bushes with Powerflex too again from Brickwerks.

Another new look from Brickwerks although this is the prototype. If there is enough interest, Baxter will consider putting them into production.

What do you think?

Also a pic which didn't make it into the Holmfirth offroading weekend post but worth seeing. Dai took it with his 5 Megapixel N95! Looks better than my camera

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 08 at 20:18

Just upgraded the steering rack bushes to Powerflex ones as sold by Brickwerks... wow what a difference! Took me all of 20 minutes to fit!

After the weekends offroading, just pulling up at home my water level light started flashing... uhoh! Turns out the front to rears are on their way so they'll get done as soon as.

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