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    Thread: Project Baby Hauler - 4 Door VR6

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      08-30-2008 09:23 AM #36
      Kinetic kits are for girls.

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      08-30-2008 12:39 PM #39
      how much does an out of the box engine cost?

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      08-30-2008 12:48 PM #40
      Quote, originally posted by root beer »
      Kinetic kits are for girls.

      Mikey says... GTFO! I invented the trucker hat! Can you please direct me where I can buy a skirt and some panties? LOL

      I'll be screaming and giggling like a little school girl when it's all done.

      Modified by Grumpy-Smurf at 9:00 AM 8-30-2008


      Modified by Grumpy-Smurf at 7:24 PM 8-30-2008


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      08-30-2008 12:51 PM #41
      Quote, originally posted by warrenW »
      how much does an out of the box engine cost?

      Depends where you can get one. We managed to source out a crate motor from a dealership in the United States. It ended up costing me approximately $1950 in total. It even included new spark plugs! LOL

      During the initial build, I had taken apart the old long block and was prepared to spend about $1800-2500 to rebuild it and bore it out to a 2.9L. Just as I was about to send the head out to get decked and rebuilt, we found this motor.

      I also scored two brand new 24V VR6 motors if anyone is interested. I'll let one of them go for $2450 USD + shipping if required. I was thinking of keeping one of them and make a dorky looking center piece display or a coffee table for my home.


      Modified by Grumpy-Smurf at 8:56 AM 8-30-2008


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      08-30-2008 02:12 PM #42
      good god......the vr6 crate motor is gorgeous!

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      08-30-2008 04:47 PM #43
      Quote, originally posted by root beer »
      Kinetic kits are for girls.

      meh. they work.
      kubotapowered's puts down 467 wheel.
      mine is respectable at low boost 262 wheel
      if i hit up a dynojet, im sure i'll see 300 wheel on mine.


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      08-30-2008 11:42 PM #44
      1900 hrs: It's been a long day as I spent the morning driving around to return some tools. I accidently bought a set of SAE flare kit which god would have stuck me with lightening if I tried using it on a European car. LOL

      After getting back home around lunchtime, we split off into two teams. Alexi spent the afternoon making new hard brake lines; flaring them all. Once done, he and Bryce moved onto preparing the engine bay to for the final installation of the motor. Here's some photos to showcase some of the workmanship.

      While they were doing this, I spent the afternoon building my new makeshift/state of the art paint booth. It's a beauty and I thijnk all shops will be doing this soon! (BTW, I paint for cheap and sexual favors).

      Here's a picture of a finished brake calipers.

      After a few hours, we moved to putting together my new engine mount kit from Black Forest Industries! Killer kit if you ask me!

      Even though I was super busy and working like a unionized city worker, I was still able to clean the motor and the engine bay one last time! These pictures are for Rondal. That guy has the dirtiest engine bay ever! I swear his VR-T motor has already caught herpes! Eat your heart out biatch!

      After a quick detail, we began the long awaited process of bolting in my new motor. I betcha this car is thanking me for the new driveline!

      Half way done...

      Here is the final shot with the motor in place. I nearly crapped myself as I thought this day would ever come.

      For some strange reason... something seems missing. We were really puzzled. Can you help us out?





      Modified by Grumpy-Smurf at 7:54 PM 8-30-2008


    10. 08-31-2008 12:15 AM #45
      not to knock any of your amazing work but why didnt you opt for an updated crack pipe in place of the plastic oem unit while you had the motor out?

      awesome work man. super clean.


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      08-31-2008 12:22 AM #46
      siiiiick.
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      08-31-2008 01:10 AM #47
      suscribed.
      great work fellas.

    13. 08-31-2008 11:44 AM #48
      Cleanest motor swap i've ever seen.

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      08-31-2008 12:16 PM #49
      this is a great build! but all those poeple in the pics are in the way. CAR>Humans

      suscribed


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      08-31-2008 02:25 PM #50

      Thanks for sharing your amazing pictures of your build

    16. 08-31-2008 02:32 PM #51
      Im glad we finally got the motor in. Now Rob can stop wining for a little will

      Hopefully we can get the engine, front suspension and brakes done this weekend. It should start going together pretty fast now that we got alot of the little time consuming things done. Well once i get by daily back on the road. VRt's suck the gas back daily driving them




      Modified by AlexiGTIVR6 at 10:35 AM 8-31-2008

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      08-31-2008 02:42 PM #52
      your blue coolant temp sensor (2 wire) should be in the center of the monkey heart. the wire may or may not still reach if you dont have it in the center.

      it is odd that vw updated the yellow sensor to another blue one, but its all good i think.
      looks great. nice and clean. i cleaned mine about half that much when i installed it, but i did mine in a couple days.


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    19. 08-31-2008 04:49 PM #54
      Quote, originally posted by ratbox20v »
      not to knock any of your amazing work but why didnt you opt for an updated crack pipe in place of the plastic oem unit while you had the motor out?

      awesome work man. super clean.

      this is a really nice project you got going, but this was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the pics of the motor being installed. I had that thing crack on my 4door vr6 that I had, what a pain in the ass that was.

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      08-31-2008 04:57 PM #55
      nice work, i'd like to throw together a motor swap in my garage with friends

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      09-01-2008 01:20 AM #56
      2145 hrs: Spent the better part of the day just cleaning and painting the rest of the brake calipers and fuel rail. No pics. We'll have some new ones tomorrow when we clean up and re-install the drive shafts; suspension and brakes!

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      09-02-2008 02:11 AM #57
      September 1, 2008
      2200 hrs:

      Another hard day working on the swap. We began just after lunch with goals to refinish both front drive shafts, fuel rail and install the front & rear suspension. If you ask me, it was a tall order... but we managed to get it all done!

      Here's a picture of the re-finished front and rear brake calipers and carriers. Keep in mind, we spent days cleaning and wire brushing the surfaces. I had initially planned to run stock DE calipers on the front. As a little present for myself, I decided to get a little upgrade and bought the ECS Audi TT 12.3 inch front setup with full stainless steel brake lines.

      We're taking a day off tomorrow but should have them fully installed with pictures on Wednesday night!

      Here's some picture of the re-finished fuel rail after some "molestering" in my ghetto paint booth!

      By dinner time, the gang was able to get the front and rear suspension bolted into the car. Big thanks for Kinetic Motorsports for hooking me up with a killer deal! I ditched the H&R Cup Kit and got a set of Bilstein Touring and Vogtland (KW) combo for $350. The plan is to run these for a year and eventually change over to some KW coilovers.

      Meanwhile, Alexi was hard at work re-installing all the little accessories into the engine bay... who needs a road map or bentley when you have access to a VW Guru.

      Here's some candid snap shots of us screwing around. This normally occurs throughout the course of the day... LOL

      Tomorrow is shopping day! Unfortunately, throughout the course of this swap... I lost a lot of little bolts and stuff which I should have kept. A lot of the parts from the donor car were in terrible condition as the car looked like it sat in a mud pit for a few years.

      1. Lower attachment plate and bolts for the front ball joints
      2. Shifter cable clips for the bracket
      3. Drive shaft end nuts x 2
      4. Plug end for the engine harness to the cam sensor
      5. A crap load of M6 bolts
      6. CV joint grease
      7. VR6 radiator
      8. High & low pressure switch
      9. OBD II master cylinder fluid cap
      10. 2 x rear spindle bolts
      11. Black lead wires

      At this point... I've given up counting pennies. Spend the money and do it right the first time! Hopefully my blue Samco Hose Kit will be arriving soon from ECS!

      Modified by Grumpy-Smurf at 10:16 PM 9-1-2008


      Modified by Grumpy-Smurf at 10:20 PM 9-1-2008


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      09-02-2008 03:05 AM #58
      Quote, originally posted by Grumpy-Smurf »
      Does anyone recognize this guy? LOL


      Paul from PG Performance?


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      09-02-2008 01:44 PM #60
      I couldn't believe it myself... he's alive and still grumpy! LOL

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      09-02-2008 02:16 PM #61
      Excellent work...subscribed.

      I read the thread, but I didn't see where you addressed switching out the shifter box. I would think that would be a lot easier to do before installing the engine/tranny.

      My name is...Shake-Zula. The mic-rula, The old schoolah, Ya wanna trip? I'll bring it to ya. Frylock and I'm on top Rock you like a cop Meatwad you up next with your knock-knock. Meatwad make the money, see. Meatwad get the honeys, G. Drivin in my car, livin' like a star. Ice on my fingers and my toes and I'm a Taurus. Check it. Check, check it. 'Cuz we drive the Cabrios, make the homies say ho! and the girlies wanna scream.

    27. 09-02-2008 03:04 PM #62
      nice work guys!

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      09-02-2008 03:05 PM #63
      Yeah we did swap the shifter box from the donor car. It was a pain in the arse as this car is a 1993. We were required to drill new mounting points.

      Another cool thing we're doing is bringing over the power windows and airbag system to a non-air bag equipped vehicle. Although I plan to run a momo steering wheel, I thought it would be nice in case I decide to switch back to an OEM wheel in the future.

      I was given a brand new set of eurobumpers for the car with oem Hella HID headlights for the mk3. I'll probably wait until next spring to run the bumpers as I want to re-spray the hood and both fenders. No point spraying them now and have nasty old man winter ruin them for the next show season.


      Modified by Grumpy-Smurf at 11:08 AM 9-2-2008


    29. 09-02-2008 08:49 PM #64


      are you guys from Canada? nice sweater Mike, did you pull that one out of the trunk?


      Modified by totallydude at 5:50 PM 9-2-2008


    30. 09-02-2008 09:27 PM #65
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      are you guys from Canada? nice sweater Mike, did you pull that one out of the trunk?

      LOL. He was wearing wool socks too

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      09-03-2008 05:47 AM #66
      Quote, originally posted by hellgti »
      hey, when did Coquitlam become Seattle WA

      Coquitlam smells like fish.....

      My name is...Shake-Zula. The mic-rula, The old schoolah, Ya wanna trip? I'll bring it to ya. Frylock and I'm on top Rock you like a cop Meatwad you up next with your knock-knock. Meatwad make the money, see. Meatwad get the honeys, G. Drivin in my car, livin' like a star. Ice on my fingers and my toes and I'm a Taurus. Check it. Check, check it. 'Cuz we drive the Cabrios, make the homies say ho! and the girlies wanna scream.

    32. 09-03-2008 10:20 AM #67
      Well worth the click.

      :: subscribed ::

      Some one is going to have to step their game...


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      09-03-2008 01:52 PM #70
      you guys can subscribe to the thread without posting in it.
      seeing "subscribed" posts is more irritating than "bump" or "TTT" posts in the classifieds.
      Looking for a mk3 "GTI" front grille emblem, mk3 font (not 20 Jahre "block" font)

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