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      vw90fox, I had a 1985 Jetta with 250,000 miles....

      vw90fox,
      I had a 1985 Jetta with 250,000 miles. The odometer stopped working at around 220,000 miles. I drove the car several years on road trips and travels home for some time. I'm hoping the 1.8...
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      I too drove my car to work. I bought new summer...

      I too drove my car to work. I bought new summer tires last week. Way better than the all-season tires I'm used to driving. The all-seasons are great for general driving, but weren't great for...
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      Today I picked up my rims from the finisher. I...

      Today I picked up my rims from the finisher. I dropped them and a set of new tires at a local tire shop.
      I'm looking forward to driving my wagon with summer tires.
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      Filled the tank yesterday. I returned 28 mpg with...

      Filled the tank yesterday. I returned 28 mpg with mixed driving. Still waiting on my wheels to be finished before I can get my new tires installed.
    5. After restoring the Ruxton, have you been able to...

      After restoring the Ruxton, have you been able to drive it ?

      The color scheme is amazing.
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      Vw90fox, That info would help a lot. Great job...

      Vw90fox,
      That info would help a lot. Great job helping those folks too. I've run out of gas/had a dead battery too. Kindness from others makes things loads easier.
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      Wow, almost failed because of a chip? That's very...

      Wow, almost failed because of a chip? That's very strange.

      I'm trying to install gauges in place of the cubby. Where is a source to power the gauges? I've tied into the power source for the...
    8. The Ruxton looks many, many times better than...

      The Ruxton looks many, many times better than when you began. That's a great black and white photo too. Looking back, I'm glad I won't see the color until the reveal.
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      This isn't very technical, but you can try to...

      This isn't very technical, but you can try to find the gears with the selector shaft (sorta "t" shaped) on the skinny end of the trans. I do this under the car when I can't find reverse when I'm...
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      I used a tach from another fox. Plug and play...

      I used a tach from another fox. Plug and play easy. I might have one if you can't find one local to you.
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      Yea voxwagon, I'm looking forward to driving...

      Yea voxwagon, I'm looking forward to driving them. They seem more complementary to how the car handles now (koni yellows all around and a slight drop in front- rear perches are adjustable using...
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      I tried lots of things, even the strongest...

      I tried lots of things, even the strongest aircraft stripper I could find.
      I'm bringing the rims to a local powder coated to see what happens with heat. The plan is to clear coat them once they're...
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      I ordered four Dunlop Direzza ZII tires. I'll...

      I ordered four Dunlop Direzza ZII tires. I'll have to wait on the tire install until I decide what to do with my le castelettes.
      I started to clean them over the winter. Aircraft stripper cleaned...
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      Nice work. I'd like to MS my car one day, but...

      Nice work. I'd like to MS my car one day, but the wiring seems a little overwhelming.

      How close until you have a running car?
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      I'm biased because my original color is under a...

      I'm biased because my original color is under a later of black enamel paint. Said black paint peels off sometimes revealing the light gold color from the factory.
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      25$ sound good? I think mine is not well.

      25$ sound good? I think mine is not well.
    17. anyone increasingly interested in leaving there car stock?

      Torn on the issue, but I'm at the point where the next car I buy won't be modified. I'll buy close to what I want In performance.

      When my ep3 (it's stock) needed new shock and struts I...
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      Last week I finished reinstalling the driver side...

      Last week I finished reinstalling the driver side strut. While doing so I replaced the strut mount too.
      Overall I've been running errands with the wagon.
      It's past the 180k mark and is still a...
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      I read here that others have used audi...

      I read here that others have used audi transmissions in a fox. I'll let them chime in about any hammering the tunnel. I have a 9Q in my fox that I paid to have installed. The guy had to clearance...
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      I really like your solution for the interior...

      I really like your solution for the interior light.
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