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    Thread: What did you do to your Quantum today?

    1. 06-17-2010 06:55 PM #276
      Install a Sticker of the Club.



      This is my Corsar CD 1987 (Quantum)



      Greetings from Mexico City.

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      06-17-2010 10:33 PM #277
      Troubleshot it....finally figured out the ignition switch was causing all the problems. Then I smacked myself in the head for not recognizing it sooner. Swapped in a new one and problems solved.

    3. 06-20-2010 02:50 AM #278
      Today my autotradgic started to slip in 1st and grumble in second, I'm stuffed. i'm leakin trans fluid. quoted transmission rebuild = 1,500 and if he finds that my final drive is out...well then its 27 hundo.

      Oh, and I have only 76 thousand!!!! original miles. life is soo sad.

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      06-20-2010 09:08 PM #279
      Throw a 4 or 5-speed in it. Any VW Fox, Quantum, or Audi 4000 will fit (I assume it's an 83 with a 4-cylinder, right? Just need all the pedal cluster and all too and the tranny mount from the driver rear subframe connection.
      Quote Originally Posted by ClassiQ_83 View Post
      Today my autotradgic started to slip in 1st and grumble in second, I'm stuffed. i'm leakin trans fluid. quoted transmission rebuild = 1,500 and if he finds that my final drive is out...well then its 27 hundo.

      Oh, and I have only 76 thousand!!!! original miles. life is soo sad.

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      06-20-2010 09:10 PM #280
      I put in a new thermostat and fan switch in the QSW and played around with it a bit more. I have her running OK now but she'll eventually need new brake lines bent in and she definitely needs an alignment and some strut mounts. I'll be taking her to work tomorrow for the first time ever. Fingers crossed!

      Oh yeah, I also set the shifter alignment so that I have 1st and 2nd. The shop that screwed up the clutch job screwed that up too. If I hadn't had my shoulder surgery last year they would never have had the chance to touch it...

    6. 06-23-2010 12:25 AM #281
      This is over two weeks,
      Fabricated new trim, Replaced Emblem, Shoe polished bumpers, Copper plated wheel emblems.

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      06-25-2010 03:08 PM #282
      crushed one today.

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      06-25-2010 03:56 PM #283
      Boo!

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      06-25-2010 04:20 PM #284
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnBarleyCorn View Post
      Boo!


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      06-27-2010 12:07 PM #285
      OK, so yesterday I replaced yet another hose on the Coupe (pump to hard cooling pipe) after it split and gave up the coolant all over the road. I thought I might have killed it as I did drive it a bit to get it home. I'm swapping the engine anyway, but after replacing the hose and doing an oil change with castrol syntec, it runs like a champ again....I cannot kill this engine!
      I then tackled the running hot problem on the QSW and the fan was the culprit. Very strange as there is nothing outwardly wrong with the fan. I always see the bearings fail in these fans and they end up locking up. This one turns freely and makes no noise whatsoever, but 12V to it just sparks. No worries, finally found a use for a brand new German made fan I picked up a while back. Makes almost no noise when it's running. Nice. Now I'm waiting for her to cool down to do an oil change with Mobil 1. Might check if a different coolant temp sensor (the thermo time one) will help the cold start. She has a fresh tank of 93 in her now with a dollop of Lucas injector wonder oil.
      Next on the list is the timing belt and water pump and probably the oil seals just in case. Then I need to get her new shoes...a set of RML 15" Snowflakes should be in order. They offered me a deal to throw them on the car for the shows.

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      06-28-2010 11:40 PM #286
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnBarleyCorn View Post
      I thought I might have killed it as I did drive it a bit to get it home. ....I cannot kill this engine!
      Heehee 1.7l are bullet proof!

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      06-29-2010 07:29 AM #287
      Quote Originally Posted by eurowner View Post
      Heehee 1.7l are bullet proof!
      I am definitely on board with that statement. She runs like nothing ever happened now, even though the engine slap was loud enough to drown out the exhaust noise when she was overheated....
      Not going to try again, but it was cool.

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      07-16-2010 08:37 PM #288
      i filled the gas tank

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      07-18-2010 06:19 PM #289
      i broke the door handle,,my cars falling apart

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      07-19-2010 12:15 AM #290
      I towed my new coupe back from Waterfest to Cape Cod. Much nicer than I expected. It's gonna be a nice one and it's gonna be for sale......
















      Last edited by JohnBarleyCorn; 07-19-2010 at 02:08 PM.

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      07-22-2010 12:33 AM #291
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnBarleyCorn View Post
      a set of RML 15" Snowflakes should be in order. They offered me a deal to throw them on the car for the shows.
      I've got a set of those....they do look nice on a QSW.

    17. 07-22-2010 09:51 AM #292
      Checked out a QSW yesterday... It was running but needed all sorts of "this and that" repair. Broken door locks, broken a/c fan, leaky radiator and oil pan, holes in the floor, body damage galore... I could go on.

      You guys got room for a token noob that's gonna ask all sortsa dumb questions? I have big aspirations for this car to be an off road beast but the mechanical skill set is definitely lacking.

      Any words of wisdom are much welcome and appreciated

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      07-22-2010 09:56 AM #293
      Quote Originally Posted by Heckleberry View Post
      Checked out a QSW yesterday... It was running but needed all sorts of "this and that" repair. Broken door locks, broken a/c fan, leaky radiator and oil pan, holes in the floor, body damage galore... I could go on.

      You guys got room for a token noob that's gonna ask all sortsa dumb questions? I have big aspirations for this car to be an off road beast but the mechanical skill set is definitely lacking.

      Any words of wisdom are much welcome and appreciated
      Check out syncronized on yahoo groups. It's the best place to get specific QSW info.
      http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/...d/messages?o=1

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      07-22-2010 03:24 PM #294
      Bought an '87 QSW with 326k on it and then drove it 1200 miles across the Desert Southwest in 100 degree heat to get it home. No qualms whatsoever! Extremely pleased with my purchase! Yahoo!!!

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      07-26-2010 04:54 PM #295
      Quote Originally Posted by jeroland View Post
      Bought an '87 QSW with 326k on it and then drove it 1200 miles across the Desert Southwest in 100 degree heat to get it home. No qualms whatsoever! Extremely pleased with my purchase! Yahoo!!!
      You bought Tildens car right? Enjoy it, we missed it this weekend at our GTG.

      From a previous trip

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      07-26-2010 05:53 PM #296
      Yup, I am the one who bought the OG ALLRD from Tilden... It's such an awesome car and I am proud to own it. He did a really good job keeping it running the way it should and giving it some extra character. Sorry about your get together... You guys are welcome to come hit some trails with me if you're ever in Colorado...

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      07-30-2010 05:19 PM #297
      Quote Originally Posted by jeroland View Post
      Yup, I am the one who bought the OG ALLRD from Tilden... It's such an awesome car and I am proud to own it. He did a really good job keeping it running the way it should and giving it some extra character. Sorry about your get together... You guys are welcome to come hit some trails with me if you're ever in Colorado...
      Hey, I may take you up on that sometime!

    23. 08-02-2010 10:44 AM #298
      took second in a limbo contest behind a fox wagon. we were both around 45", the third place car was an airbagged mkiv at 47".


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      08-02-2010 11:07 AM #299
      (yesterday) Pulled the headlight/turns/grill/trim out of the new Coupe and boxed them up for their trip to Germany with the other 2 sets and extra parts. Gotta find a set of later model lights to throw in there. Drove the other coupe to work today and gotta figure out the clutch issues with the QSW to make it a daily...hat damn shop really screwed it up.

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      08-10-2010 08:22 PM #300
      Quote Originally Posted by mr sarcastic View Post
      took second in a limbo contest behind a fox wagon. we were both around 45", the third place car was an airbagged mkiv at 47".

      haha YES. I thought you were going to win man! so we decided to rip the roof rails off the Fox haha. still havent fixed them yet. super good weekend man, hopefully we can cruise soon! I love that Quantum so much haha


      Ive always wanted a Quantum wagon... soooo bad. it's definitely my next car.
      there's my input on the Quantum forum, I know the Fox guys don't belong in here haha
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