I tried to install my 7" single round conversion I got from RPI. The fitment is horrible, Im not sure what I did wrong. Oh well i'll have to try to work it out on saturday.
Tried to decide if I should replace my clutch before I goto college or wait till next summer. Also wondered why valve #3 started ticking so much more yesterday. Maybe I need new oil.
Contemplating driving it a friend's house cause it's 55 the whole way and there are some 35MPH turns that are easy at 55.
Also considering doing a compression test to see how much I gained when I planed my head for a new head gasket.
today i was hauling about a gallon and a holf of gear oil over to the local auto zone i didnt have a cover for the container (stupid choice to even try to haul it i know) i drove slow and careful but when i got there i noticed a puddle forming undernieth my trunk when i looked in the trunk i could just say OH **** i tried to wipe it all up but it still reaks when you open the door in the heat its like a punch to the face well thats my story of how not thinking can lead to something bad
Quote, originally posted by johnnyGLX » I tried to install my 7" single round conversion I got from RPI. The fitment is horrible, Im not sure what I did wrong. Oh well i'll have to try to work it out on saturday.
You're in Escondido? I'm in Coronado. If you need help, lemme know.
I did a single round conversion, and it took me about 4 hours. About three of that was trying to get the grille on straight. It involves breaking a few of the clips and then using zip ties on the ends to get the corners to line up.
...yes, I know I'm ghetto.
Quote, originally posted by 550spyder2276 » Gave mine a hug and then gutted the coolant system. Pulled the radiator out, hoses, and airconditioning condensor. Replacing everything.
Factory VW Spring/Hose Clamps suck
I'm about to do the same, and AC condensor (busted it trying to hook up new reciever/dryer)
any tips on the removal?
did you remove it out the back like bentley says, or remove the headlights and whole rad bracket and take it off forward?
--I like those hose clamps, they don't leak. you just need like 14 sets of wierd pliers and 3 hands.
Quote, originally posted by PepeLuche » Hey man i have the same wheels.... i cleaned them with some wheel cleaner liquid and lot o work... look good once you're done
i cleaned em with goo gone.. big plastic bottle not as intense as the metal bottle and a toothbrush .. works pretty well .. thats about 10 min of work
Hello eveyone, newbie here so go easy
Just installed a Techtonics aluminized exhaust w/flowmaster muffler
Went to the junk yard and scopped out a 1989 16v there, here what i got out off it
front and rear Bilstein struts and shocks with H&R sport springs
Black vinyl door panels
2 mint teardrop rims
exhaust manifold mine was cracked
Idle conrol valve and cold start valve and an almost knew alternator
I'll be postin more and picking your brains for advice
Well, made some progress today.
Installed the new radiator, AC Condensor, Evaporator, restored radiator support, New Hella High and Low Beams, added coolant and Redline Water Wetter. Installed Grill and ordered new front and rear bumpers.
New Radiator and Condensor
Detailed hoses, trim, painted cross-member, etc.
New Hella High Beams
New Hella Low Beams, Stainless Fasteners
Engine is almost completely detailed now. Will replace AC lines and other corroded parts when I get another $300
Installed ABD Short Shift Kit and Power Shifter http://www.abdracing.com
The parts list for this car is never ending. I will continue to post progress as it is made. Wait till you see the Boston Acoustics, Alpine, Monster Cable Audio/Video System. Need more time
Funny thread . Here the things i've done today:
New chrome lock
Original VW new rack for the trunk
Now it should work
Tomorrow the weather is going to be good (The first since weeks... f***** bad summer here in Germany). So it will be a car wash day.
Modified by boaglaubse at 1:11 PM 8-16-2005
Modified by boaglaubse at 1:25 PM 8-16-2005
went to apply for a birth certificate so i could get my drivers licence but got bitch slapped by the beaurocrats.... so i cleaned out the interior and did some body work. x5
Modified by jetta paul at 6:57 PM 8-16-2005
With all my pretty new parts,bushings, etc. that came in I started to rebuild/clean the whole shift linkage. On Sunday I'll be puttin in a short shifter along with weighted connecting rod (?? rod that goes from short shifter in the tranny to the linkage assembly i dunno lol ) Should be pretty damn sweet I'm excited
went to DEQ and those guys are ****in LAME !!!! cant drive for **** , the dood in my car was like 75 yrs old and about 250 - 300 lbs an d i'm only like a buk 40 pounds and like a foot shorter , this guy wedged his fat ass in my seat and then proceeded to slam the oil pan on the roller when he droped the wheels doin inbetween them and after he started rolling he started swirving aggressivly on the rollers and just as the car almost came off sideways the steering wheel jerked and he aborted the test cuz he couldn't hold the steering wheel and it was his own damn fault for way he was swirving on the rollers.. so the stupid bitch failed me..