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    Thread: The Official Scirocco Chit Chat Thread!

    1. Member DrFraserCrane's Avatar
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      06-15-2009 08:14 AM #246
      Quote, originally posted by bigtavo »

      I can only imagine the stories that nut could tell. I'd say you were a fortunate guy.

      more fortunate than I could have been for sure. inside of the motor should look interesting. probably has 'character'

      own

      -Dictated but not read to expedite report.

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      06-15-2009 09:27 AM #247
      *Yawn*

      Morning all.

      I have a new found respect for working on VW's. I had to change an axle and swaybar links on a 93 Buick LeSabre, round 2. (first try was unsuccessful- thanks to GM not knowing if they are using metric or standard fasteners) Plus, the ball-joint was bolted down with a castle nut and cotter pin- with the head of the cotter pin facing toward the spindle. How the hell did they even get it in there???

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    3. 06-15-2009 09:43 AM #248
      German engineering FTW.

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      06-15-2009 11:21 AM #249
      Laptop decided it didn't want to recharge the battery any more, needs a little resolder job, so I got to drag out the 9 year old desktop (complete with state-of-the-art 56K modem and the cutting-edge Windows Millenium Edition) Friday afternoon. Spent all my spare time this weekend doing updates and scans (ran a diagnostic scan that took 30 hours to complete) to get it up and running like it's 1999. Getting upgraded with a little hardware and software tonight so we actually have a place to plug in the LAN. Oh, DSL I miss you!
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      06-15-2009 11:46 AM #250
      Well, back at work for the first time in 2 weeks

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      06-15-2009 11:58 AM #251
      Also, I need to come up with $500 quickly. I have an opportunity to by a 76 Super Scirocco.

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      06-15-2009 12:39 PM #252
      Quote, originally posted by twardnw »
      Also, I need to come up with $500 quickly. I have an opportunity to by a 76 Super Scirocco.

      A '76 would so sweet. By the way, if you don't mind my asking, how much did your little road trip cost? I'm just trying to get an idea of how to create a good argument for a pro-cincy vacation for my wife. She doesn't think it would the best way to spend both the time and money it would take to drive to cincy.

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      06-15-2009 12:58 PM #253
      The company I work for has been cutting jobs for the last 9 months or so...today they started in my department....

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      06-15-2009 01:20 PM #254
      Quote, originally posted by OSLer »
      German engineering FTW.
      Opps ,Hello I found this a little late but here it is.

      My name is Russell and I'm an sciroccohaulic.
      This has been the best car I have had.It has not left me stranded.But it likes to Idle how it wants.
      Oh I got a 83 wolfie.


      Modified by 83mk2scirocco at 10:22 AM 6-15-2009


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      06-15-2009 01:23 PM #255
      Quote, originally posted by alteschule »
      The company I work for has been cutting jobs for the last 9 months or so...today they started in my department....

      Been quite a few shakeups at my job too, starting last Thurs. a few people were let go, a few people "resigned", a couple people were moved into new positions, not all of them voluntary moves, and this morning the pres of the company "resigned", he did not look happy during his little speech, and had to reiterate at least half a dozen times that he would not be working for the parent company in the future.

      All in all it's looking grim around here.

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      06-15-2009 01:44 PM #256
      Quote, originally posted by OSLer »
      German engineering FTW.

      you know the germans always make good stuff

      -Dictated but not read to expedite report.

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      06-15-2009 03:05 PM #257
      Quote, originally posted by DrFraserCrane »

      you know the germans always make good stuff

      At least they most of the time design something so that it's actually possible to take it apart. VW's major special tool, 13mm wrench.


      Edit, though I should add, that I probably have every possible variation of a 13mm tool, including: 3 combination wrenches of various lengths, 1 very long 12mm one side/13mm other box-end wrench, 3 13mm-1/4" drive sockets and 3 13mm-3/8" drive sockets.


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      Modified by Lord_Verminaard at 3:09 PM 6-15-2009

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      06-15-2009 03:19 PM #258
      Quote, originally posted by DrFraserCrane »

      you know the germans always make good stuff

      You're gonna love my nuts.

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      06-15-2009 03:24 PM #259
      Quote, originally posted by matt.e. »

      A '76 would so sweet. By the way, if you don't mind my asking, how much did your little road trip cost? I'm just trying to get an idea of how to create a good argument for a pro-cincy vacation for my wife. She doesn't think it would the best way to spend both the time and money it would take to drive to cincy.


      We haven't tallied everything up yet, but a quick figure, 5500 miles, 30mpg average, 184 gallons of fuel, at an average of $2.60/gal, is 480. Then there's food, and hotels/camping, some misc parts, etc.

      And yes, I would LOVE to have the 76.


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      06-15-2009 03:45 PM #260
      Quote, originally posted by Mtl-Marc »

      You're gonna love my nuts.

      Ok Vince.

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      06-15-2009 05:08 PM #261
      Drove it to work today!!! WhoooHooooo!!!!

      It took a while to get started, and she's still way down on power. Hills were an interesting experience.

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      06-15-2009 05:14 PM #262
      There's this guy and his 40 year old wife is in a coma, with no brain activity. One day while the nurse is giving the woman a sponge bath there is a flicker of brain activity on the monitor when the nurse washes, eh, the woman's, eh, you know. THERE. Anyway, the nurse calls the doctor in and after repeating the results for the doctor, he calls the husband into the room to tell him he thinks they have had a breakthrough. The man is joined by his kids in the room. Doctor to the husband: "It is my opinion that based on the things we have observed today, if you have oral sex with your wife, she might emerge from her coma as early as today." Husband: "You know I would do anything to get my wife back, but there is no way I am going to do that with everyone in the room." Doctor: "Not a problem, we can observe your wife's vital signs from monitors in the nurse's station, so you can have complete privacy." Husband: "Well if you think it will help, I'll do anything." About 10 minutes after everyone has gotten to the nurse's station, all the vital signs for the wife flatline. Everyone runs down to the wife's room. Upon entering the room - Doctor: "What happened?" Husband: "I'm no medical man, but I think she choked to death."
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      06-15-2009 05:36 PM #263
      Well. If *that* doesn't kill this thread, nothing will.

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      06-15-2009 05:44 PM #264
      Personal responsibility, a lost art.

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      06-15-2009 05:54 PM #265
      Nice story Jeff. Now all the younguns will be a'skeered to come in here. Way to go.

      In other news that has zero Scirocco content, I MAY be near to bottom of the pile of high schoolterm work marking. No worries, I get final efforts shortly. Not to mention the pile from the College course....


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      06-15-2009 06:14 PM #266
      Jen just finished grading her last final today, now she gets a week of break

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      06-15-2009 06:24 PM #267
      Quote, originally posted by twardnw »
      Also, I need to come up with $500 quickly. I have an opportunity to by a 76 Super Scirocco.

      Doooo eet! Sell somethin' if ya have to! That is, if the car is worth it! Details?


      Quote, originally posted by bigtavo »
      There's this guy and his 40 year old wife is in a coma, with no brain activity. One day while the nurse is giving the woman a sponge bath there is a flicker of brain activity on the monitor when the nurse washes, eh, the woman's, eh, you know. THERE. Anyway, the nurse calls the doctor in and after repeating the results for the doctor, he calls the husband into the room to tell him he thinks they have had a breakthrough. The man is joined by his kids in the room. Doctor to the husband: "It is my opinion that based on the things we have observed today, if you have oral sex with your wife, she might emerge from her coma as early as today." Husband: "You know I would do anything to get my wife back, but there is no way I am going to do that with everyone in the room." Doctor: "Not a problem, we can observe your wife's vital signs from monitors in the nurse's station, so you can have complete privacy." Husband: "Well if you think it will help, I'll do anything." About 10 minutes after everyone has gotten to the nurse's station, all the vital signs for the wife flatline. Everyone runs down to the wife's room. Upon entering the room - Doctor: "What happened?" Husband: "I'm no medical man, but I think she choked to death."

      Quoted for hilarity. That was great!


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      06-15-2009 07:09 PM #268
      Greetings, and welcome to Bigtavo's dirty joke lounge.
      Deal with it.
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      06-15-2009 07:10 PM #269
      Quote, originally posted by Booha1 »
      Drove it to work today!!! WhoooHooooo!!!!

      It took a while to get started, and she's still way down on power. Hills were an interesting experience.


      Glad you are able to drive it. Have you had a chance to fix the vacuum lines yet?

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      06-15-2009 07:11 PM #270
      Quote, originally posted by Booha1 »
      Drove it to work today!!! WhoooHooooo!!!!

      It took a while to get started, and she's still way down on power. Hills were an interesting experience.

      I saw that.

      Deal with it.
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      06-15-2009 07:48 PM #271
      well, I have succesfully wasted almost an entire day at work reading about building my own CNC router. Need to source some stepper motors, but I have almost everything else I would need to build one, and I have access to a full wood-shop here at work, for construction of the base/stand.

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      06-15-2009 08:13 PM #272
      Quote, originally posted by twardnw »
      well, I have succesfully wasted almost an entire day at work reading about building my own CNC router. Need to source some stepper motors, but I have almost everything else I would need to build one, and I have access to a full wood-shop here at work, for construction of the base/stand.

      I have access to a 5' by 10' CNC at work all day, unfortunately it is really to large to deal with for small projects. I've thought about building a small one someday for metal/plastic work. Let me know how it works out.

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      06-15-2009 08:27 PM #273
      Quote, originally posted by twardnw »
      well, I have succesfully wasted almost an entire day at work reading about building my own CNC router. Need to source some stepper motors, but I have almost everything else I would need to build one, and I have access to a full wood-shop here at work, for construction of the base/stand.

      Try here
      http://www.mpja.com/prodinfo.asp?number=16320+MS
      you'll also need the drivers for the stepper motors, ebay usually has a good selection of driver/controlers with the matching motors for under $100.

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      06-15-2009 08:43 PM #274
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      Greetings, and welcome to Bigtavo's dirty joke lounge.

      I cleaned it up as much as possible. If only I could figure out a way to tell my prosthetic arm joke. The visual aspect of the joke is what makes it work.

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      06-15-2009 08:53 PM #275
      ^^ Youtube!

      On a Scirocco-related note, Amber spotted a Scirocco-forum poster and his gorgeous car today but is being extremely slow with the posting of pics!


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      06-15-2009 08:55 PM #276
      Quote, originally posted by Nataku »
      ^^ Youtube!

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      06-15-2009 08:56 PM #277
      Well, I got the right iPod cable for my new stereo today. It's nice to have a working stereo.
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      06-15-2009 09:21 PM #278
      jeff,

      keep the jokes coming. don't worry about cleaning up too much


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      06-15-2009 10:05 PM #279
      Dr fraser crane has a new to do list on his chalkboard int he garage... I am messing with his vortex he left himself logged in ! MUAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA.....
      much love... the princess
      -Dictated but not read to expedite report.

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      06-15-2009 10:07 PM #280
      Hey all! Just wanted to share this pic of the puppies with her highness Meghan. Thought it was cute. They sure loved her!

      Oh, and Jeff....loved the one about the coma patient. Almost had beverage out the nose on that one.


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