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    1. Member RafCarre12's Avatar
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      01-27-2008 06:52 PM #1
      I picked up this 71 square on ebay earlier in the week and went and got it yesterday. it has dual carbs and a swapped out tranny with a shifter with really nice short throws that seems to be geared for the highway... third gear likes to get up there. Anyway, it drove the 140+ miles beautifully while doing about 70 the entire way. I don't know what engine it is because I couldn't find it but I'll make sure to look it up maybe.

      Thought I'd share some pictures.


      And yes, I was kidding about the engine.


      Modified by RafCarre12 at 12:30 PM 4-17-2010


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      01-27-2008 07:11 PM #2
      see sig.


      Modified by Sebeck1 at 7:13 PM 1-27-2008

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      01-27-2008 07:13 PM #3
      Glad to see it's home!!! Congrats again!!

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      01-27-2008 07:24 PM #4
      so awesome raf.
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      lol an owner of a MK3 and then MKV has no right to speak in public.
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    5. 01-27-2008 07:40 PM #5
      Can't wait to drive it
      BrOkE BaLLeR

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      01-27-2008 07:42 PM #6
      Sweet, cant wait to see it slammed

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      01-27-2008 08:01 PM #7
      amazing!!!!
      great addition to your family haha.
      how does lady like it???

      cant wait to see this at par!!

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      Lets all just go back to talking about how awesome the mk2 is and how nothing else can compare.

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      01-27-2008 08:19 PM #8
      i love air-cooleds, congrats man
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    9. 01-27-2008 08:52 PM #9
      woo woo.
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      01-27-2008 09:25 PM #10
      Congrats on your purchase. It looks like a clean car.

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      01-27-2008 09:59 PM #11
      Congrats bro! I got some cinder blocks and plywood....LET"S JUMP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      01-27-2008 10:01 PM #12
      Nice! It looks great.

    13. 01-27-2008 10:07 PM #13
      pretty crappy purchase

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      01-28-2008 09:39 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by RafCarre12 »

      That MKIV (sitting on "Gangster Hubs") on the right ruined this picture.


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      01-28-2008 09:45 AM #16
      Quote, originally posted by Dr. Shakalu »

      That MKIV (sitting on "Gangster Hubs") on the right ruined this picture.

      Gotta have a reliable parts runner.... You should know....


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      01-28-2008 03:33 PM #17
      Thanks for the nice comments. I can't wait to start working on this thing!

    18. 01-28-2008 07:03 PM #18
      Looks good man, keep us updated!

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      01-29-2008 10:13 PM #19
      Finally cleaned out the garage enough so it fits in there. It won't be sleeping outside anymore.

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      01-30-2008 09:21 AM #20
      isnt it great when the older car gets the garage?
      nice find, it looks real clean

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      01-30-2008 10:06 AM #21
      nice !

      Im not usually a fan of late model squares , but that one sure is clean, nice find

      time to lower it

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      01-30-2008 10:07 AM #22
      Quote, originally posted by -DOOMED- »
      time to lower it

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      01-31-2008 05:05 PM #23
      Definitely lowering it, maybe not this but next weekend, i'm going to be hitting up Harry's U Pull it on Saturday morning to see if i can pick up any cool bits and to drop off some wheels I'm selling.

    24. 01-31-2008 05:13 PM #24
      mk2's are for suckers anyway

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      02-02-2008 05:41 PM #25
      Went to Harry's U Pull in PA and picked up some 5x205 steelies to play with. Hey, you can't beat wheels for $6 a pop!

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      02-02-2008 05:45 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by RafCarre12 »
      Went to Harry's U Pull in PA and picked up some 5x205 steelies to play with. Hey, you can't beat wheels for $6 a pop!

      Now it's time to get them powdercoated..... http://www.trgcoating.com


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      02-03-2008 10:38 AM #27
      I'm thinkin mirror red... thoughts?

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      02-03-2008 02:34 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by RafCarre12 »
      I'm thinkin mirror red... thoughts?


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      02-03-2008 03:26 PM #29
      It was nice out today so I thought I'd start er up and drive around the neighborhood. She purred as much as a car with a busted muffler can purr after warmed but it was a rough start but that will be addressed soon enough.

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      02-09-2008 05:37 PM #30
      Updates?

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      02-09-2008 07:09 PM #31
      BAH!

      I pulled the rear carpet on it today. I knew there was going to be rust but I found a little more than expected. Not terrible overall for knowing that the liner was holding moisture. The pictures look worse than it really is. There are two spots that are going to need to be welded.

      On to the pics...

      So as soon as I pulled the mat and padding, I knew I was going to have a fun morning...


      So there are three areas that need to be addressed. The big rectangle is just an area that is really soft. I managed to poke through the metal with a screwdriver in that areas that are solid red.

      Close up of the upper right part with my key to give reference. Keep in mind that half of that hole is supposed to be there

      And around the engine cover...


      Since cleaning up that part didnt take all that long, and since the rear seats were already off, I went to work on that part of the pan. Here is what I found after removing the battery and seat belts:


      And this is what it looks like after a somewhat thorough going over with the wire brush attachment to my drill:


      All in all, it was just about what I expected. The battery tray, although obviously rusted, is solid. I took a chance and put 200lbs of sexy on it to test it out. It held up just fine.

      Next steps:
      Remove the front seats and carpet and go at it some more.

      I already have the paint on anti corrosive coating stuff. Its not POR15 but I did a little bit of research and this stuff is supposed to be comparable. We'll see!

      On other notes, the new ignition components came in the mail today and I have a lead on a stock 1600 to rebuild. This is great because it means that I'll be able to keep the current engine in the car all summer and take my time on the rebuild!!!


      Modified by RafCarre12 at 7:43 PM 2-9-2008


    32. 02-11-2008 04:47 AM #32
      ahh, that's the northeast for ya...

      the good news is that it doesn't look too bad... seems like (mostly) surface rust. A good sand/bead blasting will clean that right up.

      Just... uh... don't get any in the engine... or anything that moves for that matter.


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      02-11-2008 11:50 AM #33
      very very nice, what size carbs are those?
      When I die, I hope my tools don't get sold for what I said I paid for them.

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      02-11-2008 03:25 PM #34
      Quote, originally posted by JohnA1 »
      very very nice, what size carbs are those?

      you know what, i have no idea! I haven't dug into the engine at all. lol n00bs


    35. 02-11-2008 03:29 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by JohnA1 »
      very very nice, what size carbs are those?

      They're bigger than the turbo on his MK4.


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