Hi folks! About a year ago I decided to do the Haldex conversion on my Syncro. I finally have all the parts to start working on it. When I work I get so consentrated that I forget to take pictures, so there is a lot that has been left out, but here goes!
Yes, I know the lights are horrible. Gonna change them. Got the car inside my fathers messy garage.
I got the car jacked up and started disconnecting lines and removing the bolts needed to loosen the rear axle. I was met with some really rotten bushings
There she goes!
It was a real struggle to get the trailing arms off. Had to cut one of the bolts off with a thin angle grinder blade to avoid cutting into the arm or the beam. It was rusted so hard, I had to drill out the remaining bit.
Started on the jig.
Not welded yet.
Grinding off the syncro brackets took for ever
Test fitted while I waited for the DutchBuild kit.
The kit has arrived! I must give DutcBuild a lot of credit. The kit fit like a glove.
I only tack welded it so that my brother could TIG weld it for me.(I'm a lousy welder.) I tacked it real good as I wanted zero warping during the final welding.
Finished tack welding.
Got the old paint off and painted with ceramic paint. Good stuff.
I got powerflex bushings for the whole car. Also got new bearings and hubs. I am betting Norway is the most expensive country in the world, so I am really happy that Ebay exists
There is more to come. Stay tuned!
Last edited by Kloyvd; 06-19-2012 at 04:15 PM. Reason: Engine build added
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To fit 239x12mm discs, tha calipers have to be spaced by 8mm, and the carriers by 4mm.
After 2 seconds of TIG welding the bushing on the rear beam bracket caught on fire. It was not possible to weld with out melting the whole thing, so I have to press it out and replace it after welding. Since Powerflex does not make this bush, I decided to replace it with a hockey puck. This will require some work with a lathe. I'm also gonna use hockey pucks as engine mounts. More pics on that soon!
It came out pretty good. I put a 18x10mm sleeve in the middle. Found this later: http://www.ebay.at/itm/Differential-...-/220585846359 If I only had seen that a couple of weeks ago...
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ang dette greiene med bakbremsene du har gjort
caliperen skal flyte på glidepinnene, ellers vil ikke klossen på utsiden få kontakt med skive når du presser på bremsen
hvorfor kjøpte du ikke 239x10mm skiver som er beregna på syncro? så hadde du sluppet og space caliperholder? så hadde innpress på skive blitt riktig, samt at du kunne brukt glidepinnene slik de er beregna
bare et tips, for ser ikke ut til at stort vil fungere bak der desverre
edit: ser jo nå at du har glidepinnene der, men uten fett og mansjett, så vil disse ruste fast iløpet av noen dager i bruk. og da er du like langt
Bremseopsettet skal fungere helt fint. Hvis du leser litt mer nøye så ser du at jeg har skrevet "Just a few minor things left". Orket ikke mer etter 10 timer med skruing, da var det tid for et par Fullt klar over at jeg må smøre glideboltene, jeg har faktisk litt peiling på hva jeg driver med.
I'm back guys! I have finally started on the project again. I removed the compressor, inntake and a lot of hoses before I washed the engine with diesel first then with an engine degreasing agent. My brothers recipe, works like a charm. Here are a couple of pics
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Pulled the valve cover off and all looks good.
I also got the head off. There is quite a lot of carbon build up on the valves, just need to get it cleaned up and it should be good to go.
Cylinders and pistons also looked good. Just need to get the pistons cleaned up.
I am taking the head over to the workshop where my brother works on monday. They specialize in rebuilding turbos and doing engine upgrades, so that should be the perfect place to get it cleaned up.
Did you drive it with haldex before pulling the motor? How did you like the feel of the car with the different setup? Curious
build that will take forever
I have not tried it yet. Since you have to change gearbox when changing to the haldex diff, I really couldn't be bothered with changing it on the stock engine just to try it. So it's going to be verry exciting when I finally get the engine in
Last edited by Kloyvd; 06-04-2012 at 04:09 PM.