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    Thread: What did you do to your Scirocco today?

    1. Member punchbug's Avatar
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      03-16-2009 07:27 AM #36
      Yesterday I stripped the door cards out of my 79 and replaced the rears with the new leather clad ones/ did some general restorative work in the back interior. Front cards needed some holes put in them, so I did that too and did a test fit. Plastic trim will need colour matching, it's a dog's breakfast ranging from beige to black currently. Needs to all be chocolate.

      Edit for ownage, this is not my car, but similar:




      Modified by punchbug at 4:44 AM 3-16-2009


    2. 03-16-2009 07:47 AM #37
      I just installed my new leather interior, seats, door cards. the guy guy did a awesome job and they are hard to tell the difference between the original and new. I also removed all the window trim and polished all of it out, I still have the drivers door to finish.

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      03-16-2009 12:02 PM #38
      Today I walked past my Scirocco without even glancing in its direction. Tommorrow I plan to do the same.

    4. 03-16-2009 01:21 PM #39
      Installed a new York A/C compressor, battled the f'n stoopid bracket system, charged the system with R12, had an o-ring leak in the high pressure line, fixed that, and now, I have A/C! Um, at least for today...

      Also replaced the rear-view mirror, cleaned up the door latches.

      Yeah, was a good day for the 'Rocco!


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      03-16-2009 02:05 PM #40
      well, today I just drove it. But it was the first time in over a week. Looks like 23 years and roughly 200,000 is starting to take it's toll on my car's wiring. I installed a new ground for the ECU and she fired right up again! hurray!
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      03-17-2009 01:34 PM #41
      though about moving it out of the way so i could drive the green car - nah


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      03-19-2009 09:57 PM #42
      Started working on her again for the first time in a year (longest 2L swap in history).

      Removed all the bits from the tired old 1.8 that I'm going to need and got them cleaned & painted. Bolted the new water pump to the 2L, sanded down the surfaces of the pressure plate & flywheel to get the glaze off. Finished cleaning up the tranny and started the search for half the bolts I'm going to be needing. Amazing how much stuff grows legs over 3 years

      Tomorrow I hope to get the enging off the stand, clutch assym on and the transmission bolted together. Also need to replace the tranny side mount then if all has gone well, see if I can get the whole mess in the engine bay.

      Trying to be different, just like everyone else.

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      03-19-2009 10:54 PM #43
      Nothing yet but I ordered $60 worth of new cooling hoses from Autohauz, because after last weeks warm up I know know where my anifreeze leak was going from. Its great when I poped the hood it looked like my 3 year old was taking a leak from the pen hole that on the hose running from the waterpump to the oil cooler.

      The car overheated on the way back home so hopefully I did not damage anything else like the headgasket. Fingers crossed

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      03-19-2009 11:15 PM #44
      I drove it for the first time in 8 months.
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      its not your car...

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      03-19-2009 11:20 PM #45
      Quote, originally posted by mr lee »
      I drove it for the first time in 8 months.

      woot

      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness
      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
      Quote Originally Posted by Eistreiber
      Yeah, I prefer slow-cooked bacon; and bacon grease saved is great for frying other stuff, adds some good flavor to almost anything. Except maybe tofu, that stuff is beyond help.
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      The car's best safety feature includes ejecting you in the moment of impact and wishing you the best of luck.

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      03-20-2009 11:36 PM #46
      i washed her, took her out on the freeway and got a little frisky with the lane changing.
      A sloth gets robbed by three turtles. The sloth calls the cops and they ask him "so can you tell us about the robbery?" and the sloth say's "I'm not sure.............It all happened so fast......."

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      03-24-2009 10:17 AM #47
      drove in the snow with summer tires, installed coilovers, switched the distributor cover, air filter (looked like it had been there since 1985 - wtf previous owner), oil filter, spark plugs and wires. productive day

      tomorrow I'll throw some wheels on it and snap some pictures.

      Ya'll drink that red bull, I drink Hennessy for energy

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    13. 03-24-2009 01:59 PM #48
      i installed some 5.25" component speakers in the doors behind the stock grills, looks slick i must say. now for the new deck, amps, and power wire, sure would be nice if the rain would let up

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      03-24-2009 02:16 PM #49
      i washed and waxed her today.

      nothing better than freshley waxed black paint.

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      Of course they love rusting things, especially hoods for no reason!

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      03-24-2009 02:27 PM #50
      I diagnosed my 16v's cold start issue and replaced the thermo-time switch and the coldstart injector. +1 CIS-E XP ! Car now starts on the first crank!

      next up: mystery of the batt/oxs lights not blinking on ignition starts? (steady light=?) Crack out the Fluke meter.


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      03-24-2009 02:31 PM #51
      Today I: Hit full boost while merging on to the freeway and annihilated my motor mounts, throwing my turbo into the firewall, and rupturing all my hoses. Oh joy.

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      03-24-2009 02:33 PM #52
      Quote, originally posted by Maineac »
      Installed a new York A/C compressor

      Where did you get it? I need a new compressor as well. Can't live in SFL w/o A/C !


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      03-25-2009 02:57 PM #53
      I installed the 20mm H&R hubcentric spacers on the rear. Looks great once it settled!

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      Modified by EUROROC at 10:09 PM 4-11-2010

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      03-25-2009 04:01 PM #55
      I sold it so some guy on craigs list for 200$

      everyone wave goodbye!

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      03-25-2009 06:09 PM #56
      Drove mine to/from work like I do just about everyday.
      I'm "jetblast", but no one believed me when I said I moved and no longer had an old e-mail!

    22. Member punchbug's Avatar
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      03-25-2009 09:09 PM #57
      Quote, originally posted by JonnyPhenomenon »
      I sold it so some guy on craigs list for 200$

      everyone wave goodbye!

      What what now????


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      03-25-2009 09:25 PM #58
      I drove my car to work....on the way home got a funny "knocking" noise from the engine...5 minutes later on a tow truck...2 hrs later on a hoist with all my rod bearings taking a dump on me....HUMMM....engines almost out now
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    24. 03-25-2009 09:59 PM #59
      Fixed the wiring for the Ham radio.

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      03-25-2009 10:32 PM #60
      Quote, originally posted by punchbug »

      What what now????

      haha! just kidding
      I loaded it up in the trailer and hauled it to my folks place for engine bay refurb.

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      03-26-2009 05:11 PM #61

      todays work... rolled the arches a bit, adjusted suspension...

      still need to take it down about 1-2cm I reckon, and I'll probably throw 0.5" wider lips on the rear wheels as theres plenty of space.

      Ya'll drink that red bull, I drink Hennessy for energy

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      03-26-2009 07:07 PM #62
      ^^

      Beautiful car.

      Deal with it.
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      03-26-2009 07:12 PM #63
      Quote, originally posted by Electric Pi »
      Fixed the wiring for the Ham radio.

      Pic of the radio?


      Modified by Mtl-Marc at 9:08 PM 3-26-2009

      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness
      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
      Quote Originally Posted by Eistreiber
      Yeah, I prefer slow-cooked bacon; and bacon grease saved is great for frying other stuff, adds some good flavor to almost anything. Except maybe tofu, that stuff is beyond help.
      Quote Originally Posted by Tavarish
      The car's best safety feature includes ejecting you in the moment of impact and wishing you the best of luck.

    29. 03-26-2009 07:32 PM #64
      Quote, originally posted by Mtl-Marc »

      Pic?


      no pic. The terminal on the wire from the positive terminal ripped off. I just put a new one on.

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      03-26-2009 07:46 PM #65
      Quote, originally posted by Chris16vRocco »

      Beautiful car.

      thanks

      I began working on it very recently so there are definitely some improvements to come, I need to make a thread when I have more material

      Ya'll drink that red bull, I drink Hennessy for energy

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    31. 03-27-2009 08:29 AM #66
      I finally put in the new fuel pump and transfer pump. Then drove to San Francisco

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      03-27-2009 11:29 AM #67
      Spent the morning taking a 010 automatic transmission apart. Got one for free which I thought had a bad transmission part to replace the differential/bell housing part on my mom's car. Turned out the free transmission was in even poorer state than my mom's

      How I'd like to just trow in a normal manual transmission and non P/S steering rack... those two things have caused nothing but trouble for me


    33. 03-27-2009 12:15 PM #68
      Fitted the original leather steering wheel that i got cheap from ebay

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      03-27-2009 12:42 PM #69
      Going out to get a new battery for the '75
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      03-27-2009 08:09 PM #70
      Wash
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