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      That's the big problem (IMO) with 'standard'...

      That's the big problem (IMO) with 'standard' DCOEs. The short progression phase really makes it hard to get a consistent cruise AFR. At cruise RPMs you're probably going to be ticking into the...
    2. Thread: 8v Drake head help

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      If it is a 1.7 or a JH, then you're fine. The...

      If it is a 1.7 or a JH, then you're fine. The absolute limit on shaving these heads is ~2mm, and even that would barely get you to 10:1 on either of those low-comp engines. If it's a turbo cam, I...
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      It's home, and man is it ROTTEN, lol. I have...

      It's home, and man is it ROTTEN, lol. I have already found one instance of rot in the inner fender area, so it looks like major surgery is on the bill. I want a challenge, so I'm cool with that....
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      In Canada, most premium gasoline is ethanol free,...

      In Canada, most premium gasoline is ethanol free, which is going to result in a slight improvement in mileage. Ethanol doesn't possess the same amount of potential energy as gasoline, so more is...
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      The ATP style one that's always on Ebay works,...

      The ATP style one that's always on Ebay works, but getting an external gate in there is tricky. I made my own for my last Mk1. The TD one works as well, but the flange is VW-specific, bleck.
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      Thanks, I think I'm going to have my hands full. ...

      Thanks, I think I'm going to have my hands full. Can't wait :).
    7. Thread: The all carb diet.

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      I'm back ;). More carbness coming soon...

      I'm back ;).

      More carbness coming soon...
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      I did a rabbit from the shell up, a few years...

      I did a rabbit from the shell up, a few years back, and it was almost as bad, so I'm not completely worried...yet, lol.

      The good part is that if you look up at the pics in the first post, there's...
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      Yeah, those A-Frame towbar mounts are going bye...

      Yeah, those A-Frame towbar mounts are going bye bye, lol.

      I haven't had a chance to go over the truck completely yet, since I can't bring it home for two weeks. There's no braces from the tow...
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      That's a damn small truck - 1982 Caddy.

      Starting a new thread, because this one is going to take me a looooooong time. Recently paid $150 for this gem, and it's worth every rusty penny, since I've already had 4 people offer to give me...
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      I haven't had a VW for 4 years, so I decided that...

      I haven't had a VW for 4 years, so I decided that my next project would have to be a complete rescue. Time will tell if I regret that or not :laugh:. Caddys in my area are...
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      Here it is, partially. It's only 60% solid, but...

      Here it is, partially. It's only 60% solid, but includes the ownership and keys, for $150 CAN. Can't complain!
      ...
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      Bought a rotted basket case caddy.

      Bought a rotted basket case caddy.
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      Dammit, I completely spaced on the price! Sorry...

      Dammit, I completely spaced on the price! Sorry everyone.

      $1750 :).
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      Thanks! I've got to get rid of this before I can...

      Thanks! I've got to get rid of this before I can pick up a Mk1/2, so fingers crossed someone grabs it soon :).
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      FS/FT: 1989 Dodge Colt GT Turbo

      SOLD!
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      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I deal with this every...

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I deal with this every day....MAKE THE NIGHTMARE STOP! :banghead::banghead::banghead:

      My sympathies.
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      ^^this. I decided to approach it all from a...

      ^^this.

      I decided to approach it all from a different angle, with a different emotional state, and you know what? It got better :). December has become less dark :).

      Not to mention that a...
    19. IMO, a wideband is essential equipment for tuning...

      IMO, a wideband is essential equipment for tuning any forced induction setup. It should be priority #1. They are available around the $200 mark now, which is actually cheap compared to when they...
    20. Howdy. I was messaged by the OP about helping...

      Howdy. I was messaged by the OP about helping with info, so I'll gladly lend a hand where I can :).

      Basically, the Ostrich 2.0 from Moates.net is a physical device that replaces the chip, and...
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