Steve's 87 Syncro project

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Re: Steve's 87 Syncro project

Post by Steve Arndt » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:11 am

I got engaged last month. Took the Syncro to Bend and Eugene to visit her family. Almost 1100 miles. Averaged 19 MPG. Weighed the van loaded and it was ~4300 on a truck scale. The day before the trip my slave cylinder starting puking fluid. With my dad and our main mechanic helping out I got it changed out and bled in 1.3 hours. The van ran flawless on the trip. I am considering an H6 conversion now. I do love my RJE hopped up wbx but we always want more...
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Re: Steve's 87 Syncro project

Post by turbobaja » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:15 pm

Congratulations Steve!!! I'm happy for you and the lucky Lady. Sounds like a great road trip too.

Thinking about going H6, huh? I've driven a couple SVX powered Syncros and they were quite smooth with plenty of torque to spare. Really liked the Small Car oil pan on one of them. Both were super tight in the engine bay though, and probably made enough power to start finding the next weakest link in the drivetrain sooner than later, if you know what I mean. Have you driven a 2.5L suby powered Syncro??, they scoot pretty good.
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Re: Steve's 87 Syncro project

Post by ajdenette » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:30 am

Congratulations on the Engagement Steve!!

I too am drawn to the power of the H6 and had a 3.0 car fall in my lap I also have also held on to some Subaru manual transmissions and hope to install the H6 3.0 mated to a reversed all wheel drive reversed Subaru transmission in my project syncro. I think the subaru H6's are just too much power for the Syncro transmission to handle and will keep the one I take out as a spare.
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Re: Steve's 87 Syncro project

Post by Steve Arndt » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:30 am

My dad sold our 1.2 acre 9 bay shop. He has been in business 43 years. Imagine all the stuff to pack, move, sell, etc. Total work overload the last couple months. We are about 90% moved. We've rented a 3 bay shop with some secure parking about five blocks from our old shop to use as a home base, hobby shop, club house, prayer meeting (beer) house, etc.

For my van project I picked up LT Truck style mirrors from CIP. Haven't installed them I need to get an M6 nutsert setup and the right counter sunk screws. I also picked up a sliding drivers side rear window from go westy. My North American High Top tops should be finished at the end of the month. I will be picking up four of those in Washington when they are dropped off there.

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Re: Steve's 87 Syncro project

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:47 pm

Congrats to you and your lady Steve. Also congrats to your father; 43 years is a long time and that's for sure!

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Re: Steve's 87 Syncro project

Post by Steve Arndt » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:20 am

Thank you!

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Re: Steve's 87 Syncro project

Post by Pablo2 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:02 am

I've had the 3.3 in my Syncro Westy for over 10 years. I did have to rebuild the trans once, but it was because I was doing silly stuff the first couple years I owned it. The 6 cylinder has so much power, it's hard not to hammer it on the on-ramps. Now that I'm somewhat more sympathetic on the drive train, the vehicle is incredibly reliable. But no more 18-19 mpg .. more like 15 however I drive it.
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