So Ill - Souther Illinois of course! I got this car cheap about a year ago, it's finally time for a very slow build thread.
As she sits right now:
Damage I bought it with:
What I found after work one day:
Wheels - I think I'm either keeping these or finding a set of steelies. I'm kind of partial to steelies, and I real like the ones with round holes around the outside and chrome VW center caps.
Odometer doesn't work - I figure I've put about 8-10,000 on it since I got it.
This tired 1.7 is still running - but I'm looking for a new engine
About a year ago I did vacuum lines, wires, plugs, cap, rotor, coil and injector cups. I'm really just running this engine untill I find a new one I can afford, or it dies. Hopefully the first before the latter. I have a new fender waiting to be put on, and I finally got the hood latch situation sorted out. Next in line is a new cluster once I can afford it, Speedo and tach are all that work on this one, and the mounting tabs are all broken off. I'm planning doing this in stages, something like this
Replace fender / Badgeless Grill / Cluster / E-brake Cables / Drivers side CV shaft / Shifter Bushings / Wheel Cylinders / Clean all grounds
JH head and block / No A/C alternator brackets / Timing Belt / Upper & Lower Braces / 190mm clutch kit
New Top / Plastic Euro Bumpers / H4 Lights
195/60-13 tires / Springs and Shocks / Short Throw Shifter
G-grind cam / Bigger Throttle Body / Dual downpipe / Exhaust / Oil Cooler / 1.8L Fuel Dizzy
Comments? I know keeping the FN trans and 190mm flywheel/clutch is the opposite of what most people do, but I'm doing this with very limited funds and I think it'll still go quite well. I'm sure I'm going to be asking a lot of questions in the future, so I'll thank you all in advance! If anyone knows of a running JH looking for a home anywhere near Southern Illinois, PLEASE let me know. Thanks!
Modified by Doc1982 at 11:05 AM 1-11-2009