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      Hi Karl :wave:, Thanks for the offer, if...

      Hi Karl :wave:,

      Thanks for the offer, if that's what it is, but I already have something in mind:

      My Bucket List VW is a Mk1 GTI clone (in appearance), but with a 16VT Syncro driveline;...
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      I might be guilty of that to some degree :o... ...

      I might be guilty of that to some degree :o...

      ...or maybe I'm just speechless:)
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      Not OEM = $200? OEM = don't sell, IMO. For...

      Not OEM = $200?

      OEM = don't sell, IMO.

      For no particular reason, I'd like to know what cars came to the U.S. with the Synchro option. I heard Passats, but which ones? Any others? Again, for no...
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      Vortex members are allowed to surf eBay :P

      Vortex members are allowed to surf eBay :P
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      Welcome to the nuthouse. The water pumps...

      Welcome to the nuthouse.

      The water pumps changed a little over the years but they'll "all" fit. The alternators are not all plug-and-play: A/C cars used a Bosch alternator and non-A/C cars used a...
    6. The car ran all that time without oil pressure,...

      The car ran all that time without oil pressure, so the timing really shouldn't be suspect, given that the engine ran some time without oil pressure, after the light intantly came on, indicating...
    7. Thread: Dash repairs

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      CA is indeed britltle, but the wood fibers result...

      CA is indeed britltle, but the wood fibers result in a very strong, very hard repair. You can use scrap fiberglass cut into tiny pieces (short strands), but making sawdust is quicker.

      The key is...
    8. When I saw this post I came to the conclusion...

      When I saw this post I came to the conclusion that a Scirocco will not serve you well for what you want. All of these things can be (and have been) put on these cars, but IMO they fall into the "if...
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      That car spends most of its time being sold...

      That car spends most of its time being sold...
    10. Thread: Dash repairs

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      Another option is to pack the defects with dust...

      Another option is to pack the defects with dust (i.e.: wood dust from very coarse sandpaper), then soak the area with super thin CA (superglue) as one would find at a hobby store. The repair is...
    11. Owning any 30 year old car that was built in...

      Owning any 30 year old car that was built in small numbers can be very rewarding but it can be a challenge; if you're not sure how you feel about it, it might be best to refrain.
    12. Thread: Cincy 2015?

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      Daun, I didn't visit Cincy for a few years after...

      Daun, I didn't visit Cincy for a few years after joining the forum, and now I must atone by never missing one...

      ...but you have to do your part and never miss hosting one (see how I threw that...
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      A buzzing implies a relatively high frequency...

      A buzzing implies a relatively high frequency movement like vibration, motor, buzzer, etc...

      There are moving parts in the accumulator, but the thing is just a spring loaded diaphragm, i.e. the...
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      I'll be one more old guy to confirm what others...

      I'll be one more old guy to confirm what others have said:

      1)The center console bezel did not come with screw holes.

      2)There are many production differences between the 83 and 84 GTIs, and each...
    15. My bad, this is correct ^^.

      My bad, this is correct ^^.
    16. I've had three NA GTIs and they all had a black...

      I've had three NA GTIs and they all had a black decal around the filler inlet that says "unleaded bla bla".

      But my latest GTI is original and the decal above the filler is in english and in...
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      @cuppie...almost crawling...what a great stage...

      @cuppie...almost crawling...what a great stage (glad we are done with it).
      @Brendan and Laura...newborn...what a great stage (glad we are done with it).

      We hope you all had a great x-mas with the...
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      Obviously this issue boils down to preference but...

      Obviously this issue boils down to preference but I do want to call out those of you who can build an entire car in a week, but claim it takes too long to remove a plastic cover that is held on with...
    19. I think most of us do the type of mods described,...

      I think most of us do the type of mods described, but very few of us go the "body kit, huge wing, K&N intake, coffee can exhaust" route, if that's what the original post envisioned (not saying that'd...
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      Petra already posted under my name, but yeah,...

      Petra already posted under my name, but yeah, ditto :):heart:
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