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      Burnt/Cracked Valve Symptoms? Carb'd PL

      I think I already know the answer but was hoping someone with more experience could chime in.

      Just over a week ago I got my carb'd 1.8 16v swap running in my 83 GTI. It ran great for one night....
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      This is from the other night...The noises the...

      This is from the other night...The noises the trans made that resulted in this were horrifying. It also ripped the exhaust and header apart. ...
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      Took the carbs off again last night, made the...

      Took the carbs off again last night, made the manifold fit better, got the throttle plates sync'd, and then got to tuning.

      It idles perfectly and had great throttle response but unfortunately...
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      Its not for everyone but just got the carb'd 16v...

      Its not for everyone but just got the carb'd 16v swap running in my 83 yesterday and wanted to share. Needs tuning and some wiring but its a "little" faster than the tired 8v lump it replaced :laugh:...
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      Soo, it runs, and moved under its own power!...

      Soo, it runs, and moved under its own power! Unfortunately its not ready for use yet as there are at some issues to take care of. It starts and runs but the cyl. 3-4 carb idle circuit doesn't seem to...
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      Wired up the programmable MSD 6al2 and left the...

      Wired up the programmable MSD 6al2 and left the garage ready to smash it with a BFH. This is mostly a rant post :):beer:

      The damn thing keeps throwing a low voltage error despite having 13v of...
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      Actually the paint is 8 years old, its just aged...

      Actually the paint is 8 years old, its just aged well :)

      Good call on the jumper cable though, we actually tried that and didn't have any luck. Last night I tossed on another dizzy, coil, and...
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      I tried to start it for the first time with the...

      I tried to start it for the first time with the PL on Webers...it didn't start

      If anyone has any tips/recommendations post up! :beer:

      I triple checked mechanical timing so cyl 1 is at TDC, cams...
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      Same here, this project has resulted in a few...

      Same here, this project has resulted in a few special wrenches made with the finest precision on a bench grinder :)

      If things go well on Wednesday (taking the day off) I should be able to try...
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      The Pierce also has the lack of stud space and...

      The Pierce also has the lack of stud space and needed a lot of trimming around the water neck for that to fit too. At one point I almost bought a short runner but wound up keeping at it and...
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      Thanks! Its good from afar but far from good...

      Thanks! Its good from afar but far from good though :laugh: When the high-comp bottom end goes in next winter it'll likely get resprayed. Its not bad but its been 6-7 years since it was painted and...
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      Ebay :facepalm: :laugh: I ordered a bunch of...

      Ebay :facepalm: :laugh:

      I ordered a bunch of AN fittings and braided line from Jegs and honestly the quality seems identical (no issues).

      I left last night frustrated with the linkage and it...
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      Finally back from my work trip and have 4 weeks...

      Finally back from my work trip and have 4 weeks to make some serious headway before having to travel again the entire month of June.

      Almost everything to finish this has arrived minus the...
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      It should be there again this year if I can...

      It should be there again this year if I can manage to finish everything. Work is making it difficult but it should be possible. :beer:

      Last time you saw it my friend Craig owned it who still...
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      And thanks to you...ordered! What'd you use for...

      And thanks to you...ordered! What'd you use for the top mount?

      Since my Cabriolet sold last week I ordered a batch of goodies to finish this up before MK1 Madness in July.

      * AN fittings for...
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      Hi Dan :wave: DougKehl is the one who...

      Hi Dan :wave:



      DougKehl is the one who turned me on to the Full-Race rad. He said after drilling one hole for the bottom mounting peg and bending a top bracket it fit fine and clears the hood. ...
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      I made the interior funky fresh. They don't match...

      I made the interior funky fresh. They don't match anything but oh well :P

      http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b138/Franken04/IMAG0516_zpsclsnbjly.jpg
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      So, the block was junk. Fortunately the machine...

      So, the block was junk. Fortunately the machine shop knew they should have caught that before doing all the other work so they didn't charge me a dime.

      The downside is all the lost time. Due to...
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      It looks more wagon to me than hatchback but that...

      It looks more wagon to me than hatchback but that wasn't the point of my post.
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      As far as small wagons go this has been one of my...

      As far as small wagons go this has been one of my favorites on paper for a while now and this thread got me poking around Autotrader last night.

      It looks like the discounts on these are really...
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