Signals Crossed

Saw an years-old thread on a popular forum come up, highlighting some remarks of mine covering a some obscure details of the T3 Vanagon cooling/heating systems, and realised I had forgot to add one other interesting observation to fill out the picture. But I’m...

Uplifting thoughts

Some thoughts on portable jacks. . There are many subjects one could bring up for discussion (these days it may tip over into most), where myriad thinly-supported yet highly calcified opinions quickly stink up the place. This post pertains to when the subject being...

A Driveshaft’s a Driveshaft

A Syncro owner had this complaint after driving a long distance and parking: . When I went to go drive it 30 minutes later there was a massive vibration, so much that I am not comfortable driving. Most violent at ~5 mph, diminishes as I speed up, but still feels like...

Repose

This was a little project I did to make the GL rear bench seat, which can be pulled forward to convert into a really comfy, nearly queen-size bed, usable as a bench seat when it’s in bed mode without needing to heave the whole heavy bed assembly back. All...
Up-cocking the pit

Up-cocking the pit

The lightish royal blue interior my Syncro came with was another blechhh kinda thing; I mean, if you’re gonna do blue, commit! Deep navy, at least. Midnight? even better! But not this mamby-pamby watery bullshit blue. . But I’m someone for whom aesthetics...