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    1. Made a little progress today. Got up early 6am...

      Made a little progress today. Got up early 6am disconnected the rest of the wiring harness and made sure to label everything clearly. The wiring is not my strong point and with a 16v swap it won't be...
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      All original stock in great condition maybe 3-4...

      All original stock in great condition maybe 3-4 thousing to the right person. But it will help if it is a Vw enthusiasts
    3. Nice link I lost my bookmark for that diy

      Nice link I lost my bookmark for that diy
    4. True that but I didn't think a 16v turbo was...

      True that but I didn't think a 16v turbo was appropriate for a teen driver so that motor is going into my 1993 project. Oh the fun of project cars
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      I did the top on project mellow yellow myself and...

      I did the top on project mellow yellow myself and it turned out great. I went with canvas in black. Didn't like the look of vinyl and I didn't want white. For my current project I will do canvas...
    6. I will have to call a few yards around the area....

      I will have to call a few yards around the area. My local yard has nothing as I keep checking. Maybe one a few miles around will have a few mk1s to choose from.

      Anyone have any tips on making sure...
    7. I didn't do much to the motor as it ran good for...

      I didn't do much to the motor as it ran good for me. No idea what they did but the urgent owner is not an enthusiast by any measure
    8. I have seen the ol Mellow Yellow around two a...

      I have seen the ol Mellow Yellow around two a couple of times. The first was a few months back on the side of the ride with the hazards lights on. Stopped to see if I could help. Something...
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      I bought the Racelands (or equivalent brand,...

      I bought the Racelands (or equivalent brand, can't remember now) put them on in the garage and couldn't wait to sell them. For me, way too low. I plan to purchase for my current project, 1993, a...
    10. Back from the dead

      Well this project is not dead, but just sitting idle waiting for me to get back to is. Well that time has come, time to get this finished up in time for summer fun

      I need some advice. I plan to...
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      I don't think media blasting would be a good...

      I don't think media blasting would be a good idea, you have some areas that are tolerance sensitive like the lifter areas etc. Maybe use dry ice as a media might work, but maybe talk to some local...
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      The auto transmissions in these years of car have...

      The auto transmissions in these years of car have always been the weak spot for some reason. I see them all the time in our local yard and craigslist with bad transmissions.

      I would be very...
    13. Alright Alright Alright - the Audi is purring...

      Alright Alright Alright - the Audi is purring like a kitten, running strong (hmm time for a big turbo build.....) no no no, get the cabby done first. OK back to work. Started pulling out engine...
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      Wasn't that 85 a full build from another Vortexer?

      Wasn't that 85 a full build from another Vortexer?
    15. Back from the dead - time to get this project...

      Back from the dead - time to get this project started again

      Well I ended up having to rebuild my motor again. I didn't use thread lock on the water pump bolts and one fell into my crankshaft...
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      Not a hater or flamer - but it seems rather...

      Not a hater or flamer - but it seems rather ironic that you are talking about a VR swap, but you are asking for help on pulling a simple 8v motor. The last 8v I pulled I didn't have a motor hoist,...
    17. Got mine installed and been working like new - so...

      Got mine installed and been working like new - so nice having CC again.
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      On the top - did you pull out the rear seat and...

      On the top - did you pull out the rear seat and side panels? If you did, was there any fluid on the side dripping from the pistons? If so (like mine) the pistons seals are shot and need to be...
    19. check out my build thread for Mellow Yellow - it...

      check out my build thread for Mellow Yellow - it has similar rear end damage. I had frame wrinkles all the way up behind the driver seat. I finished it and sold it off for another cleaner car, a 93...
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      Nice find and save. I am working on my 2nd Cabby...

      Nice find and save. I am working on my 2nd Cabby project a 93 this time. Check out my build thread for my 90. Not that far from ya either, over on Kitsap Peninsula.
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