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    Thread: The Official Scirocco Chit Chat Thread!

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      11-21-2009 09:00 PM #3571
      Quote, originally posted by wheeltowheel »
      Just put the old shift knob from the 356 into the Scirocco

      CL finds of the day:
      http://dayton.craigslist.org/cto/1464783946.html

      **drools**

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    2. 11-21-2009 09:01 PM #3572
      being the eager art student that I am...... I was unloading the kiln shelf by shelf because my entire semester of work was in the kil on the bottom 3 levels....so I am unloading and about to take ot the layer of shelves.... well... almost dropped the shelf but not to fear I caught it without injuring any pots... however, some dried glaze stuck on the side which was jagged managed to slice like right on the palm under my thumb about .75 of an inch long and phenomenally deep.... I saved the pottery though. I then proceeded to the isnk to get a paper towel... dripped blood along the way lol.... my roommate made me put pressure on it and keep it raised while i finished unloading the rest of the kiln lol the roomie then proceeded to walk a block and a half with me to the ER... and they were impressed with my devotion to my art hahahaha

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      11-21-2009 09:44 PM #3573
      Quote, originally posted by Iroczgirl »

      **drools**

      Do I need to go check this out for you Izzy??


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      11-22-2009 07:04 AM #3574
      Pictures or it didn't happen. 've only ever had a bad allergic reaction to developer....kudos on the blood eh?

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      11-22-2009 09:29 AM #3575
      Quote, originally posted by vwdaun »
      Nope, no issues with that. And I'm not sure how they'd know Canadian vs. U.S. market cars, nothing differentiates them.

      I don't know why, but the Slegato has some differences compared to the 16V on the Vin. The Slegato is WVWCA053XJK######
      The 16V WVWCB0535JK######


    6. 11-22-2009 09:37 AM #3576
      Quote, originally posted by crazyaboutrocs »

      I don't know why, but the Slegato has some differences compared to the 16V on the Vin. The Slegato is WVWCA053XJK######
      The 16V WVWCB0535JK######

      Not mine, she's WVWCA053XHK######

      CA is an early in the year production thing I'm told, and the X means X rated, as in very sexy. H of course since she's a 87, and the X (seriously) may indicate a deluxe model of some sort. Maybe the body kit makes it count as deluxe. Was your 16V a Canadian market car too then?


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      11-22-2009 10:50 AM #3577
      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »

      Not mine, she's WVWCA053XHK######

      CA is an early in the year production thing I'm told, and the X means X rated, as in very sexy. H of course since she's a 87, and the X (seriously) may indicate a deluxe model of some sort. Maybe the body kit makes it count as deluxe. Was your 16V a Canadian market car too then?

      The 16V is a an American market car. The X is what is called a "check digit." I don't understand what that really means though.


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      11-22-2009 11:06 AM #3578
      Quote, originally posted by vwdaun »
      That's kinda what I thought. Perhaps a stickied / limited access thread for info, but no dedicated discussion thread.

      I like this idea

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      11-22-2009 01:07 PM #3579
      Quote, originally posted by crazyaboutrocs »

      The 16V is a an American market car. The X is what is called a "check digit." I don't understand what that really means though.

      The check digit is basically used to validate the VIN. I forget how it's calculated, but the rest of the VIN info determines what the check digit is supposed to be. Perhaps it's not used, or is calculated differently outside the US.

      Deal with it.
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      11-22-2009 05:31 PM #3580
      Hi, im Dylan and my first car is a 1987 16v. love it to death and am getting into the obsession.

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      11-22-2009 06:30 PM #3581
      Quote, originally posted by Chris16vRocco »

      The check digit is basically used to validate the VIN. I forget how it's calculated, but the rest of the VIN info determines what the check digit is supposed to be. Perhaps it's not used, or is calculated differently outside the US.

      I read on some site how it's used, but it's a equations assigning numbers to the other parts of the VIN and so on....I lost interest quickly.


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      11-22-2009 06:33 PM #3582
      Today I worked on my mother in law's garage some more, and here is how it looks so far:

      And for Sicrocco content:

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      11-22-2009 06:44 PM #3583
      Quote, originally posted by Grumps »
      Hi, im Dylan and my first car is a 1987 16v. love it to death and am getting into the obsession.

      EX-cellent. Muhaaahahahaha.

      Welcome to the madness!


    14. 11-22-2009 06:58 PM #3584
      Quote, originally posted by vwdaun »

      EX-cellent. Muhaaahahahaha.

      Welcome to the madness!

      Oh Lord, don't let Daun sink his fangs into him. After the 16V comes the MkI, and then your fate is sealed. As if the 16V isn't enough to do it to you! (but MkIs ARE really REALLY nice...just sip the Kool-Aid...it's all good...muahahahahaha...)

      Two hours of MkI driving for me today, which is rare this late in the season.


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      11-22-2009 06:59 PM #3585
      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »

      Oh Lord, don't let Daun sink his fangs into him. After the 16V comes the MkI, and then your fate is sealed. As if the 16V isn't enough to do it to you! (but MkIs ARE really REALLY nice...just sip the Kool-Aid...it's all good...muahahahahaha...)

      Two hours of MkI driving for me today, which is rare this late in the season.

      Lose your password again, Cathy?


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      11-22-2009 07:02 PM #3586
      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »

      (but MkIs ARE really REALLY nice...just sip the Kool-Aid...it's all good...muahahahahaha...)

      Gotta drink the green kool-aid.

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    17. 11-22-2009 07:20 PM #3587
      Quote, originally posted by crazyaboutrocs »

      Lose your password again, Cathy?

      Nah, I'm unlikely to forget THAT password. Just thought I'd give it a rest since I don't want to let the numbers get TOO high.

      A "typical for me" story.... I just had some residual hairball (from the "not the H1N1" that I had last week) that decided it needed to cause a tickle right as I was swigging down some Keith's white. And of course I couldn't cough, so tried to either swallow my beer or clear my throat...well, can you say beer fountain? And it seems that beer is carbonated...you notice this when it goes up your nose. And we'll see if Lenny here is a happy a drunk as my old Dell was. Beer's not so good for keyboards...


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      11-22-2009 08:10 PM #3588
      LOL!!! I needed a good Cathy story.

      Posting from work, on what normally is my day off. Someone called off sick so being the money-hungry b*tch that I am, I took it the time offered. At least I'm only here 'til 10:00.


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      11-22-2009 09:33 PM #3589
      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »
      After the 16V comes the MkI, and then your fate is sealed. As if the 16V isn't enough to do it to you! (but MkIs ARE really REALLY nice...just sip the Kool-Aid...it's all good...muahahahahaha...)

      Very true.

      Ask me how I know...

      Deal with it.
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      11-22-2009 09:39 PM #3590
      Quote, originally posted by Chris16vRocco »

      Ask me how I know...


      How do you know, Chris?
      I'm sure I had a funny signature, I just can't remember what it was!

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      11-22-2009 09:57 PM #3591
      Quote, originally posted by Konomi »

      How do you know, Chris?

      Well, since you asked....

      My 16v (or two of them, actually) served as a gateway drug to craving a Mk1. So, I ended up buying one. The next step is fixing it up and getting it driveable.

      Deal with it.
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      11-22-2009 11:39 PM #3592
      I gave up on mk2's before mine was evening running. Got the '80 for $250 and an hour of computer repair, i then immediately got what parts I could off the mk2, and scrapped it

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      11-23-2009 07:45 AM #3593
      Quote, originally posted by Chris16vRocco »

      Well, since you asked....

      My 16v (or two of them, actually) served as a gateway drug to craving a Mk1. So, I ended up buying one. The next step is even moar expensive

      There fixed that for ya. First he lures you in off the street. "Psst, come see the rare parts I have my 16V". Just like candy...so you go check it out of course....

      Next, the dark suggestive forces make you do things you never thought you would....muahahaha...And of course, by now you're high on gas fumes and raw acceleration...as Chris mentioned, you "fix the car up", which may include a *few* upgrades.....

      Then the kingpin lures you back to the car....do NOT taste THIS candy, it is expensive and instantly addictive. But look at him pushing the stuff out of his hatch here.

      It's the aircooler that will finish you off. I too may have to start selling parts out of my hatch to finance that...Hey, pssst, you have a 16V???Come on over and see what rare parts I have to sell


      Modified by punchbug at 4:48 AM 11-23-2009


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      11-23-2009 11:40 AM #3594
      went out in my garage last night and played for a bit with a 16v throttle-cable-bracket. Think that if I get some heat on it I can twist it around to the correct angle and make it work. Be nice to switch to a progressive TB, the Weber is cool and all, but it's ON-OFF, kinda makes city driving hard.

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      11-23-2009 02:23 PM #3595
      sweet, got my boss to agree that we need to update our website

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      11-23-2009 04:23 PM #3596
      woot! only have to be at work till 3:30 today

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      11-23-2009 04:43 PM #3597
      Quote, originally posted by twardnw »
      woot! only have to be at work till 3:30 today


      that's Awesome considering some the crazy hours you work

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      11-23-2009 04:45 PM #3598
      Quote, originally posted by twardnw »
      woot! only have to be at work till 3:30 today


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      11-23-2009 05:11 PM #3599
      Quote, originally posted by twardnw »
      went out in my garage last night and played for a bit with a 16v throttle-cable-bracket. Think that if I get some heat on it I can twist it around to the correct angle and make it work. Be nice to switch to a progressive TB, the Weber is cool and all, but it's ON-OFF, kinda makes city driving hard.

      Well, I'll keep mine, but I have to get something going for the track. Driving with the tip of your big toenail so as not to rev it too high is a bit tough for me it seems. But I DO like the instant throttle response. I drive on open roads most of the time. But yeah, I can see the hair trigger being a bit much in the city.


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      11-23-2009 05:54 PM #3600
      So a package arrived today from SLO, Calif. Hmm....Opened it up to find this little guy - traveled 2000 some miles all the way to Minnesota!

      Here's his sibling in California:

      Greta will be happy with her new rear-view mirror ornament!

      Thanks Matt!


      Modified by Nataku at 2:59 PM 11-23-2009


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      11-23-2009 07:04 PM #3601
      *puts head in hand and shakes in misery* Oh gosh... Matt... why did you have to feed the madness!?
      I'm sure I had a funny signature, I just can't remember what it was!

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      11-23-2009 08:05 PM #3602
      Quote, originally posted by Nataku »
      I shall quickly introduce myself here too.
      I am a monkey nut.

      This, snipped selectively from page ONE.....LOL


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      11-23-2009 08:28 PM #3603
      ^^ An epic page needs an epic post. I knew that'd come back to haunt me....

    34. 11-23-2009 10:53 PM #3604
      Quote, originally posted by punchbug »
      Pictures or it didn't happen. 've only ever had a bad allergic reaction to developer....kudos on the blood eh?

      It happened... but at least the stitches are small and tiny and cute just like me


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      sweet

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