Darn, we'll have to meet up some other time. We're still doing the Tuesday meets near Palo Alto. And we've started a new thing meeting up in Milpitas on Fridays late at night. We get to see all the street racers and drift rats.
Changed my backside engine mount and painted my new brake drums in LC6V (Car color).
Did a special tool for mounting the wheel bearing caps without dents.
Then found out not all parts I ordered where in the package...frustrated quitting was the result.
Now I have to write with my dealer...hope to get him redirecting the missing parts.
I found this in a box in my garage.
TEAM DHE/FAST 76 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 SILVER SCIROCCO 2X 08, 09, 10, 12 & 13 regional champ.
TEAM DHE/FAST 1980 KARMANN 8V FSP MK1 RED SCIROCCO 04 & 07 regional champ.
1987 KARMANN 16V MK2 SILVER SCIROCCO
Parts--> http://www.parts4vws.com Need Wax?--> Mother's
I just got home from driving it to my work earlier this afternoon, where I put it up on a lift and sprayed the exhaust manifold nuts. I'm letting it sit overnight.
Tomorrow morning I will respray before attempting to remove and do the 4-2-1 swap. I will have to remove the wheel, CV axle, and 4-point stressbar anyway; so that will give it some more time to soak. The best thing is, my work is at a VW dealership so if the sh*t hits the fan and I break a stud in the head or anything, the car is already in the shop!
(but I'm crossing all fingers and toes that nothing bad will happen)
So, follow up post from above^
Just got home from doing the swap at my work. No exhaust leaks, and it feels like it pulls a little harder, expecially abouve 4k. I still have to install Neuspeed TB and I'm sure that will help things more.
As far as the fasteners go, I got really lucky. Seven of the manifold nuts came out no problemo, and the last one pulled the stud out. All I had to do was break them loose and I could do the rest with my fingers. See the second pic below, the stud was the upper one third from left.
One thing I did find...my driver's side sway bar bracket is broken. And they are obsolete now, too. So I'll have to track one of those down. I still bolted the bar back in but won't take corners super crazy hard until I get that repaired:
Won the limbo contest and tied for 1st in the Watercooled VW class.
any time you're looking for an "obsolete" part: Check Moogie, as well as Potters (Parts4VWs.com)
If one doesn't have it, the other might.
Moogie does "combined shipping", too. Need a bunch of crap from him?
Just hit 'buy now.' Don't pay yet - wait for him to send you an invoice.
I'm still waiting for the cool pics to be uploaded. The limbo ones should be hilarious.
Was on the Veterama in Mannhein/Germany for buying some good old Scirocco parts for a really cheap price.
Was there the first time...but next year I´ll be back for more!
Here some Veterama pics...https://www.google.de/search?q=bilde...w=1067&bih=694
Upside down ABA/JH/MSnS build:http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3322625
Magical Mystery Tour: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...l+Mystery+Tour
Today I removed both door panels from my car. I'm going to drop them off at an automotive trim&upholstery shop tomorrow and see what they can do. Both need new fabric (and I can't figure the corners out) and some repair. Hopefully the professionals can do something I can't...
Actually did this on Saturday but installed my new passenger axle and K-bar. Unforunately there is something making noise now and at first I thought it was something wrong with the axle but after having a look at my friends car it seems like my motor/trans are closer to the K-bar than his and might be rubbing under load. Gonna pull it back off tomorrow and see if that fixes it. Which then means I probably need motor mounts.
Y'all have done more than I have lately...
You'd think that, in almost 5 months of dead-trans downtime, I'd find the time to fix some of her small problems.
Alas, no.... the most I've done is to pull the cover off for the occasional battery charge (which I did over the weekend.)
Cold-start circuit? Still f'ed up. Rattle from somewhere in the dash? Still haven't looked into that.
3-gauge set? Still in the box they came in. Cluster I picked up at Cincy? Still sitting on the passenger's floor.
This happened yesterday morning on my way to work, weird thing is that the mileage was at 99,999 as it was parked in my driveway from the night before. So I drove the first mile yesterday morning then took a pic:
Nothing really to the car, other than blew the circuit to the dash lights
But I got my garage cleared out today!
Oh! And I also found a stray light behind my dash and couldn't for the life of me find where it went, but then I remembered one of the po's cut a hole in the little storage area on the center console, sooo...
I'm happy with my mystery light haha, it lightens up the car nicely at night.
I bought 2 new empi axles and I removed both old ones
I put on one side, Gordy did the other.
Then we installed a new windshield I bought and had in his barn for a year
I used Hal's idea of car polish in the channel and seal, windshield slid in on second try,
I think it took a miracle 30-45 minutes.
Windshield and hooks and hood were destroyed. From a sheared hood latch, I dont trust the stock one anymore, so I use hood pins. Maybe sporty/ghetto/ Rice, but I'm not going through all that again !