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« on: January 29, 2010, 23:16:22 pm »

I'm interested in any info you can tell me about sandmasters in the early 1970's, pics of parts would also be great if ya got some.
Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 00:26:43 am »

Don't know much about the Sandmaster's, but I know one of them was displayed by Scott McKenzie at Bug In 13 back in Oct 1974.





I remind seeing a feature of the car in HVW's or VWGreat's... Fabs? Roll Eyes

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2010, 01:27:35 am »

There was a Sandmaster here in Prescott, AZ, back in the day.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2010, 01:49:51 am »

As I understand it Sandmaster had it's own line of parts, pulleys, sumps, breathers etc. Just curious if anyone had pic's of them? From what I heard  it would have been around 1972 when their name appeared on parts.
They offered a few different breathers and pulley covers as well.
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2010, 01:52:42 am »

I've got an old power pulley... somewhere Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2010, 03:10:42 am »

Here's a Sandmaster Power pulley (Sand seal type)   

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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2010, 03:25:01 am »

Geoff, I have a ton of information on Sandmaster buried in my office. And you know what that looks like.....
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2010, 05:22:21 am »

Most of the stuff I have is from a story that Jim Wright did on them, back when. There are mostly off-road racecar photos (Bobby Ferro), shop photos, engine stuff, but I do not recall much in the way of product shots or information. Remind me next week when I get back into my cave (a Doug Berg saying)....
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2010, 08:35:52 am »

Sandmaster Co.
12945 Sherman Way
North Hollywood
California 91605

(213) 764-6436

Well thats what it says on their 72/73 Catalog!

They did their own valve covers in the DDS style with sandmaster written on them
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2010, 09:27:19 am »

Geoff

The power pulley you show, has a different logo to the ones shown on all the parts in their catalog.  So it must either be earlier or later.  They also had their own gauges, like the auto haus cylinder head temp one, with their logos on.

They also carried DDS and Scat manifolds etc.
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2010, 19:27:54 pm »

Geoff

The power pulley you show, has a different logo to the ones shown on all the parts in their catalog.  So it must either be earlier or later.  They also had their own gauges, like the auto haus cylinder head temp one, with their logos on.

They also carried DDS and Scat manifolds etc.

Great info! Any pic's of those valve covers?
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2010, 20:26:40 pm »

Yep
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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2010, 06:52:14 am »

Lids, Thanks so much for the pic's... I'm on the look out for any Sandmaster parts so if anyone has any pm me please.

Thanks again.
Geoff
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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2010, 12:32:33 pm »

Found the Sandmaster feature in Volkswagen Greats June 1974. It's obviously not the same car as in my first post, or it has been modified.





I can send you the feature in better resolution if needed via email.

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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2010, 14:13:07 pm »

that car was first featured in hot vws April 1971, it has had some slight modifications when it appeared in vw greats

The most interesting part is that the Buggy bodies are actually supplied by another Company called Funco, and Sandmaster merely sold these on and also sold the accessories.
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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2010, 19:24:51 pm »

Ole,
I'd be interested in any engine shots if they are covered in the feature.
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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2010, 20:12:01 pm »

Email sent  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2010, 20:41:03 pm »

geoff the story of sandmaster in hot vws april 71 like lids said  Wink

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