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    Thread: What did you do to your Quantum today?

    1. Member DubbinChris's Avatar
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      09-26-2009 08:58 PM #226
      Quote, originally posted by VW Nevada »
      That two door Fox Wagon looks GREAT! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Thanks...too bad that's not it's good side. Had a little fender bender a few months back. Other wise it's never been into an accident. Put a new fender on but the sheet metal underneath still needs a little work so I can put my smoke marker that's missing in that picture.
      Working on a turbo set up for it as well. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Quote, originally posted by JohnBarleyCorn »
      What's the matter? Are you a quitter?

      No quitting here man! Just concentrating on the fleet I already have.

      Anyway for Quantum content. Today I did some more research on wiring the MC up in my QSW. Would love to take a nice winter road trip in this this season.


      Modified by DubbinChris at 9:01 PM 9-26-2009

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      10-04-2009 11:51 PM #227
      Pulled the air box from one....to test fit into another.
      Anyone have a QSW airbox? I'm suspecting they are slightly different than the non syncro couterparts.

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      10-12-2009 06:15 PM #228
      Today I did nothing /to/ my Quantum, as it was raining a bit hard to do any of the paint stripping and priming in preparation to temporarily refitting the spoiler on the back.
      So instead I began tearing apart a lightly cracked Quantum dash, with the intention of refinishing the surface and adding a built-in panel for three important gauges that won't look like it was slapped on later.
      Pics may follow.
      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      11-02-2009 04:07 PM #229
      Sold the TD wagon last night (and all my extras for the wagons & 4-cylinders) for $1500. Got a good new owner and he made it back home and is happy.
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      11-06-2009 06:48 PM #230
      Removed summer wheels, gotta pull the center bearing support, new one was 3 years ago [less then 15,000 miles].
      Installed this

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      11-07-2009 02:17 PM #231
      Fitting some corrado steelies with studded snows.
      Thanks Brain!

    7. 11-07-2009 04:30 PM #232
      This morning as pulled out of the driveway to make a several hundred mile trip north to work on my other diesels, I noticed a brake pedal oddity that led me to a small leak coming from the brake proportioning valve on my diesel sedan.
      Longitudinal has a previous post about swapping in a rabbit's "monoblock", so I'll see about stealing this from my '79 rabbit. Anybody else have suggestions to share for working around this apparently oft-failing component?
      I seem to recall having a discussion about this at some point with a group when I was fixing the same prob on my wagon years back, but I can't find the thread. It may have been elsewhere.

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      11-19-2009 03:25 PM #233
      Just won an auction for a set of winter wheels for the QSW.
      NOS 14x6 black Intra Phone Dials. Would prefer silver, but we'll see what I come up with. They're right down the road from me (like a couple miles!), so no shipping. 200 smackers. Maybe I should just sell them for a profit? Nah. I've got a new set of Blizzaks to throw on them, might as well.

      And I didn't know what to fill the dials in with in the photoshop picture....so I went with grey, but it stil looks weird. But you get the point of what they should look like.



      Modified by JohnBarleyCorn at 3:36 PM 11-19-2009
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      12-01-2009 03:10 AM #234
      I sprayed some rust converter on a lot of places but primarily down here, in the front of the passenger rear wheel well.

      and here's a link to my thread on the project:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4666835

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      12-01-2009 11:53 AM #235
      Got my new driveline today! So maybe the build can start sometime in late spring....
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      01-06-2010 10:00 AM #236
      I had problem with water inside the roof.
      This 2 pics was temp. Roof was dry but was very irritate me. So...


      my second roof

















      Now water going where be should.

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      01-11-2010 03:52 PM #237
      looked up some prices today for new lenses and hatch struts for my 82, new battery coming soon, and some hella fogs too!

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      01-18-2010 07:10 PM #238
      I swapped starters, cleaned and gapped the plugs, tightened the timing belt and checked the valve clearance.
      Also cleaned the battery posts and toyed with installing the timing belt covers like they should be.
      Ordered new brushes, regulator and bearings for the alternator, as it's starting to howl. Going to rebuild a 90 Amp unit to go on instead.
      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      02-23-2010 12:52 AM #239
      Ordered some parts for the Q.
      Random annoying fueling issue means that I'm replacing the hybrid A-platform/B-platform K-basic fuel system in it with the entire KE-jet system from a Fox.
      So I bought all the consumables that will need to be involved: filter, hoses, some new clamps for said hoses, new fuel tank sender gasket, throttle body gasket, intake manifold gasket. Loads of fun.
      Also ordered the remainder of the consumables for the rear brake conversion, plus new lug bolts for the rear end; I'll buy them for the front when I have reason to take the fronts down to the hubs.
      Found my spare gasser timing belt and tensioner, I think I'll also replace that while I'm in the process of installing the plastic covers.
      Put the cleaned, rebuilt, and painted alternator back together; it will be installed once the fuel system swap is done. Need to finish welding the broken mount for it, anyway: stress cracks through ancient steel suck!
      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      02-26-2010 09:20 PM #240
      Ripped out the evaporator-the last of the AC stuff, instated non-broken glove box, tightened heater core hose clamps, undercoated floorboards, tightened up dash screws, vacuumed before carper padding went in. New fuel filter. Snaked sunroof drains out with old inner speedo cable. Re-installed drivers mirror glass correctly-hope no vibration. Installed new front control arms & ball joints, new outer front CV boot kits, fully bled brake & clutch system with 3.5 pints of fluid. Gratuitous tire rotation.
      tired now. Alignment on Monday

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      02-26-2010 09:49 PM #241
      Bought an 85 4-banger autotragic wagon to part out....I think.
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      02-27-2010 12:08 AM #242
      Finally finished my brake and lamp inspection on my 87 Non QSW. Now I finally have plates. Sunday going to clean and buff the paint out. Pics to follow.

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      02-28-2010 04:45 PM #243
      Had the new parts car dragged back to the house. Total cost: free with AAA gold towing.
      Pics to follow.
      grimwater

      Very small rocks!

    19. 03-01-2010 05:23 PM #244
      Installed the Euro-Lights that have been sitting in storage for many years.
      I got fed up with the original lights that have both been cracked and half full of water for the past year or so.
      Still no front turn signals/parking lights...
      Also changed the oil, reinstalled all the nice UHMW & aluminum radiator shrouds my brother made for his late Turbo QSW and talked real nice to her...
      1986 QSW, Blue, no sunroof, power nothing

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      03-08-2010 09:53 AM #245
      (Yesterday) Tore a whole bunch of interior parts off the blue wagon and stripped the doors down to nothing. Hopefully today I can get some time to start pulling the HVAC system and the exhaust and prep the engine bay for the subframe drop. Should make it a lot easier to pull engine parts when the body is free from it.
      grimwater

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      03-08-2010 09:10 PM #246
      Parked it across the street for the weekend, moving it back to the driveway tonight.

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      03-08-2010 09:18 PM #247
      Tore the parts car down a bit more.
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      03-12-2010 09:34 AM #248
      (last night) Pulled the shifter assembly, heater box, and AC evaporator box. Had to cut out the battery tray to cut out the AC lines forward of the fittings (wasn't going to attempt wrenching those rusty things apart from under the car). By the way...remember not to go crazy with the sawzall while cutting out the battery tray...there are fuel lines under there...hehe..oops.
      Freaking upper strut nuts are not moving yet. Worst design EVER! So I'll try to pull the front bumper tonight and cut the front valence out to ease the roll-out of the driveline. If those upper strut nuts don't free up, I'm pulling out the cutting wheel.
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      03-14-2010 07:49 PM #249
      Pulled the last bolt holding the drive train in (trans mount) and lowered the subframe down. Resting on the jack right now. Also pulled the fenders off. All this between rain storms. Tomorrow I might try pulling the rear quarter glass and then I'll see if I can get the windshield and gasket out intact. Not much left after that. I'd take pics but it's pouring out. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]
      grimwater

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      03-15-2010 04:12 PM #250
      While attempting to remove the fuel filter, I twisted the fuel line 360* and snapped it open.
      Now I'm off to a hydraulic shop with a spare bit of said line to find out how to go about making up a new end for it.
      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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