Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 1 of 11 12345 ... LastLast
    Results 1 to 35 of 353

    Thread: The '77 that followed me home.

    1. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      07-05-2009 12:34 AM #1
      Table of Content:

      Car starts driving.


      First AutoX/ Race tires / Bogus Basin Hillclimb 2010


      more bogus basin hillclimb/ winter rust repair/ Koni yellow install


      Starting Paint/ more Autoxx 2011/ Start turbo fab/ wings/ Freezout hillclimb 2011


      WaterWerks 2011/ More turbo fab/ Bogus basin Hillclimb 2011

      Winter 2011 Rebuild

      Cage build

      IR208 car show and Spring 2013

      Freezeout Hillclimb 2013 and blown motor

      ABA 16v turbo build winter 2013 spring 2014 first start
      __________________________________________________ ______________________________

      Today is the end of a looooooong two days. Recap.

      Boise, ID
      1:20p Friday: Find truck
      3:40p : rent U-haul ( we would arrive at the Scirocco after the U-haul there closed)
      4:00p : leave Boise

      Seattle, WA
      11:30p : Arrive
      12:15a : Load car
      1:30a : Leave after shooting the bull with Rocco owner.

      Boise, ID
      10:40a : Arrive ( Co-driver after not sleeping a wink goes to Auto-X his Scirocco for the rest of the day "BoiseMKIGTI")

      11:50a : put $4 in a hand spray car wash to blast off all the moss and grime.
      12:20p : Drop car off at house
      1:30p : return U-haul
      3:30p : start jacking, standing, cleaning, ripping, unbolting hammering, and Crying (rust ).
      6:00p : Stock motor & Tranny dropped, frame lifted over ( two roommates and myself grabbed the front bumper and lifted the car above our heads! THAT is how light these cars are!)
      7:00p : Sit down.

      This is My first S1. In high school i had a S2 but did not know how awesome it was at the time and had it towed away for $25 because of fuel issues.

      So after lurking in the forum for a long while before I was a member, around 2004ish, I am glad to say that now I have a real project on my hands and it should be a lot of fun.

      Goal is a Restore with Auto-X and Hill climbs in mind. So clean but fast! I have a 2.0 16v that I will be tossing in ASAP, running it on MegaSquirt, N/A for now but one of the turbos sitting on my shelf will be used someday.


      I hope to keep this updated... but you know how it goes.

      Modified by Brycejoseph at 8:23 PM 7-14-2009

      Last edited by Brycejoseph; 06-05-2014 at 09:00 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    2. Member Nataku's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 25th, 2005
      Location
      Andover, Minn.
      Posts
      4,891
      Vehicles
      1980 VW Scirocco
      07-05-2009 12:48 AM #2
      Nice find!! If you want to swap those black plastic door pulls for chrome ones, lemme know

    3. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      07-05-2009 01:01 AM #3
      if i find the need i will do! Yeah not bad for a FREE shell. I gave him $80 because he was groovy.

      oh umm, the stock 1.6 and tranny are going to be scrapped...so if you need anything from them let me know, you just pay shipping. the top tranny mount is going too the rest are staying.



      Modified by Brycejoseph at 8:33 AM 7-15-2009

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    4. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      07-06-2009 10:14 AM #4
      Did some cleaning, and sourced some floors that I am going to go pick up soon.

      Night and day!

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    5. Member Nataku's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 25th, 2005
      Location
      Andover, Minn.
      Posts
      4,891
      Vehicles
      1980 VW Scirocco
      07-06-2009 05:17 PM #5
      Looks like it's cleanin' up real nice. What are your plans for it paint-wise. Gonna keep the original Diamond Silver w/ black and red pinstripe? Great color combo, btw.

    6. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      07-06-2009 10:22 PM #6
      I don't know It will not get painted till this winter or spring. Right now I have no real thoughts on it. I really do like the current set up though. I very well could keep it.
      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    7. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      07-07-2009 10:58 PM #7
      Hint at what I did today...

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    8. Member r3s1st4nce's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 29th, 2006
      Location
      southern nj
      Posts
      1,166
      Vehicles
      98" jetta vrt :)
      07-08-2009 09:43 PM #8
      geeze sounded like my story about a little 83 rabbit last weekend,

      Carneys Pt, NJ

      Thursday: Find truck
      Friday: 2:00 pm borrow a trailer from a friend
      2:15 go get new plugs bulbs and hitch for trailer
      5:45pm leave NJ
      10:10 pm get stuck in a storm

      Salem, North Carolina
      1:30am Arrive at a hotel
      10:00am drive 2 more hours to winston
      12:pm look at the car find out the seller was a liar the car was rusted out, had to jump start it because the battery was dead lied about the mileage and told me to sign the title. With him asking $4500 for a pos car with 187,000 miles with the floor completely rusted through i told him i would give him $1500 cash. He responded he had 5 other buyers lined up to take it for $5000, told him sorry i wasted his time politely and left without a car.

      1:30pm Leave furiously calling the last person i sold my MKV, to a Rocco owner shooting the bull with him as he tells me his 80 rocco is forsale and hes flexable with the price.

      New Jersey

      9:00 pm arrive return trailer get pissed yell at my little dog, cool off sleep.

      look at the rocco following wednesday put cash down delivered yesterday happy as a clam!!!!!!!! thanks pappas64!!!!!!!!


      moral of this story is gas is expensive rabbit owners are liars and dogs make me angry, but other than that rust sucks and i cant wait to restore this scirocco!


    9. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      07-08-2009 11:48 PM #9
      Awesome story! I think you made out like a bandit on that '80 who wants a rabbit? I found that my floors where rusted out and the spare tire well.

      Good luck on your Rocco!

      "gas is expensive rabbit owners are liars and dogs make me angry"
      Would make an amazing sig!

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    10. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      07-10-2009 10:03 PM #10
      did some work on the motor today and figured out what I want to do about all the rust. going the the junk yard tomorrow morning to cut out new parts.

      And I'm making a Frankenstein turbo from these:

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    11. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      07-11-2009 07:01 PM #11
      Well another day down.
      Today I pulled.
      E-break handle
      Door trim
      ignition with a KEY!
      Motronic Engine harness
      Motronic fuel rail
      Motronic injectors
      Spare tire well ( to replace my rotted one)

      I kept having Sawzall batteries die so could not grab floor pans this time. Tomorrow I guess.

      Today I got antsy and mocked up seating and steering after putting the ignition on. I feel at home sitting in her. Except I am 6'5" and if i wear a hat my head rubs...

      Oh! a question I had was I pulled the ignition off of an MK2 Scirocco and the MK1 has an extra prong on the connector that connects to the dash wiring harness. anyone know what that extra prong does? but the MK2 is missing that prong. I hope it is not important!

      ** edit for connector shots*
      MK1 ( extra tab)

      MK2 ( no extra tab)

      Cheers,

      **2nd edit**

      More work done!
      This...

      Replaced with this the brown is nice pretty paint! (I'm sorry poor poor rabbit I had to vivisect)

      From this

      Cheers again!
      Modified by Brycejoseph at 6:10 PM 7-11-2009


      Modified by Brycejoseph at 6:13 PM 7-11-2009

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    12. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      07-15-2009 12:23 AM #12
      ok Got some more work done and I got some supplies!

      Started cutting out the floor so I can fit the new floors I chopped out of that poor, poor rabbit. BTW WTF is going on with Rabbit carpet glue? It gave up quite a fight after being older that I am!


      Here are the rod bearings that where in the motor I replaced them as part of my motor refresh. Yummy!

      And here is the most important piece of work I have yet to do!

      My whole garage smells interesting...part moldy Scirocco, part some random air freshener.

      untill later...

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    13. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      07-18-2009 11:19 PM #13
      SAT:
      Well floors and spare tire well are nice and sturdy again! the color matching is a bit odd, hopefully the POR-15 silver is close to the VW color. (not keeping my fingers crossed)

      In the fitting of the floors I broke a rusty brake line, I don't know how i feel about them running through the inside... oh well better replace them now instead of having them go out on a hill climb. To crash and be covered in break fluid is only insult to injury.

      This is exciting...! I pulled that ignition from a S2 Scirocco, it fit wonderfully, and it had a key in it. Well just for sh*ts and giggles I put the key into the door handles that came with the car. Low-and-behold! the locks popped.

      I have stumbled upon the magical Scirocco key that gives me the power to access any sirocco I wish.

      Pics later the camera ran off.

      SUN:

      pulled some small things from junk yard.
      Shifter box, tranny mount, inside door handle, camber bolts and a bunch of other stuff

      and decided it was time to see these...



      Modified by Brycejoseph at 3:38 PM 7-19-2009

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    14. Member G T Igofast's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2nd, 2008
      Location
      Boise Idaho
      Posts
      308
      Vehicles
      04.5 GLI, 92 Corrado VR6, 89 GTI VR6 RIP 02 GTI
      07-22-2009 09:44 PM #14
      Bump for good buyer?
      Quote Originally Posted by elementpb View Post
      Don't horror movies start that way?
      Yeah, but porno movies do too!

    15. Member GoKraut's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 29th, 2005
      Location
      North Bend, WA
      Posts
      3,230
      07-22-2009 09:51 PM #15
      Damn, keep the progress pics comin'. This is great to see!
      www.GoKraut.com

      "I didn't break it, I just adjusted it out of spec!"

    16. Member Nataku's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 25th, 2005
      Location
      Andover, Minn.
      Posts
      4,891
      Vehicles
      1980 VW Scirocco
      07-22-2009 09:57 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by GoKraut »
      Damn, keep the progress pics comin'. This is great to see!

      +1


    17. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      07-23-2009 10:43 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by G T Igofast »
      Bump for good buyer?

      What did I buy? You game to put the motor in this weekend?

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    18. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      07-28-2009 01:18 AM #18
      Been doing lots of little things finally got enough of them together to make it work posting.

      removed old brake lines to have new ones made to length. I am still debating on weather to get a bending tool or not.

      Prepping the body for the POR-15.

      Removed rear drums and re packed the bearings with Red-line high temp grease. Slightly tightened one drum so it stop wobbling.

      Took apart CV's and wiped them down then slopped on the Red-line grease. I have a ripped boot but I don't care at this point it is just get her on the road.

      Here is a tip: When Popping the balls back into the CV Line up so the inside ball retainer has the short sides to the long sides of the outside retainer. I got all the balls in with it the other way and it did not move at all. So do it this way the first time and save some effort.

      New brake lines tomorrow. new clutch tomorrow. Motor in tomorrow ( crosses fingers)

      Cheers all!
      Bryce

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    19. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      07-29-2009 12:42 AM #19
      Picked up the clutch disk and dropped off the lines.

      Fitted the motor mounts I love how easy he '77 mounts fit an '89 tranny and a '91 motor. Its like VW wanted us to swap motors.

      Last edited by Brycejoseph; 10-07-2010 at 11:27 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    20. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      07-30-2009 02:36 AM #20
      Another day done. I took some time off work and so have a 4 day weekend should get a lot done.

      Today: Starting putting parts back on! WOOT!
      Ignition coil & Master cylinder


      No brake booster. for several reasons. I did not have one. Weight. and the feel of manual brakes is nice.


      Got this together today too going to get lines fitted tomorrow, I think I am going to get them pretty long, so I can mount it in a location I cannot foresee just yet. and to increase capacity.

      Until tomorrow





      Modified by Brycejoseph at 7:57 PM 7-31-2009

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    21. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      07-30-2009 10:01 PM #21
      Alright today started early with pulling a wheelbarrow full of parts from the junk yard.

      New MkII Scirocco brakes and rotors with lines.
      Rabbit shift rod
      Rabbit shift linkage
      Starter
      Brand spanking new alternator, this Jetta must of gotten it put in on the way to the junk yard.

      Picked up some G60 injector cups for the EFI system from the local VW dealer. The parts guy behind the counter had never heard of a Corrado! Let alone a Sirocco like my project. So after being disgusted with humanity I took my trunk full of booty back to the man cave to start work.

      Tip #1 Wire nut for an angle grinder. Get one it is amazing.

      S2 rotors:
      Before v. After

      Starter After, before it was BAAAAD.
      \redi8407/Misc?feat=embedwebsite">Misc</a></td></tr></table>

      Calipers scrubbed silver again and put out to paint...if you can see em.

      G60 cups installed into the base of my 16V intake manifold so that I can put electric injectors in. Such a brilliant idea so glad it was this easy.

      Modified by Brycejoseph at 6:09 PM 7-30-2009


      Modified by Brycejoseph at 7:57 PM 7-31-2009

      Last edited by Brycejoseph; 10-16-2010 at 12:49 AM.
      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    22. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      08-01-2009 12:08 AM #22
      More work done!!!! woot!!!!
      and money spent not so woot...

      Items in the mail:


      Even though spending that money was very hard. The physical labor is next!

      New ( junkyard new) 5 speed shift linkage!!

      New ( new new) fittings for the oil cooler... I cant afford the hose yet...

      S2 brakes, mocked up:

      Old brakes, mocking me:

      I'll get photos of the MegaSquirt ECU tomorrow.
      I hope everyone's projects are going well!
      Cheers,
      Bryce


      Modified by Brycejoseph at 8:10 PM 7-31-2009

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    23. Member r3s1st4nce's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 29th, 2006
      Location
      southern nj
      Posts
      1,166
      Vehicles
      98" jetta vrt :)
      08-03-2009 08:07 PM #23
      love this buildup man cant wait to see it when its done! what no raintray either lol. i have water running in from behind my dash board because its so rusty and missing lol.

    24. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      08-06-2009 11:17 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by r3s1st4nce »
      love this buildup man cant wait to see it when its done! what no raintray either lol. i have water running in from behind my dash board because its so rusty and missing lol.

      I am planning on putting on in so this does not happen... I need to get one first. I wonder will a S2 one fit?

      anyway I have been doing tons of little things nothing worth noting but today I got mail. So I busted out some projects.

      Brake lines bent, twisted, and fitted.

      and put on my new BBM fuel rail. I was tempted to buy the E-bay one, however I did splurge and I am SO happy I did. it is absolutely beautiful and is machined perfectly.


      cheers, motor in next now that brake lines are in.

      photos of that soon.

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    25. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      08-09-2009 12:29 AM #25
      MOTOR IN!!!!!


      **Edit after taking the motor helpers out to dinner**

      It was a day an a half today, the worst part though was the S2 Sirocco that I have been stealing parts off of was marked for crushing today :'( I'm going to try and save it on Monday morning.


      Three heads are better than one.

      tomorrow it is. fit up a lot of the little things. Perhaps toss in the interior. and CV's too

      Waiting on BoiseMK1GTI to put the megasquirt in with the wiering and I'll be golden.

      I also orderd a set of 215/50/13 R-comps to go on theses wheels.

      Last edited by Brycejoseph; 07-13-2010 at 02:17 AM.
      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    26. Member Nataku's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 25th, 2005
      Location
      Andover, Minn.
      Posts
      4,891
      Vehicles
      1980 VW Scirocco
      08-09-2009 12:30 AM #26
      Wow - it's comming along very nicely. Keep the updates and photos comming

    27. 08-09-2009 02:48 PM #27
      Those brake lines are pretty. But I hope they aren't pure, but rather the real thing. If not, let me know so I can take out a life insurance policy on you.

    28. 08-09-2009 02:51 PM #28
      That should have been:
      "...hope they aren't pure copper..."

    29. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      08-09-2009 10:04 PM #29
      *shrug* I would not think so., but you never know.

      Glad to see you on here go check the bus forms from your old college days.

      Cheers,

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    30. 08-10-2009 11:35 AM #30
      Copper from the household plumbing supply vs Copper-Nickel brake lines. Hundreds of PSI burst strength vs Thousands of PSI. Also, Pure Copper becomes brittle with vibration, then cracks, then...

    31. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      08-10-2009 07:13 PM #31
      they are copper-nickel. I asked the specialty shop i got them from. They will also be getting me some nylon corded hydraulic hose for the oil cooler.

      I am getting really low compression and after talking to several sources we think that it is just dry piston rings so today is finish bolting on parts of the engine so that it is complete enough to add the fluids.

      Cheers,

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    32. 08-11-2009 03:11 PM #32
      I use "Fogging oil" in spray can with a plastic-straw-snout to put mowers and weed eaters to bed for the winter. My Dad used to take out the spark plugs and squirt in some kerosene in a newly rebuild engine. He also used to pack the oil pump with grease before assembly to "prime it".

      I used to have an external oil cooler on my '67 bug. Mounted just below the rear window. It was fed with rubber hoses. After a few years in the sunshine ,the hoses began to crack. After a few more years they began to leak. When I sold the car--for $50-- I advised the new owner to over fill it with oil and drive fast, so he could get home before all the oil was pumped out. He did, and it did not run out before he got home.


    33. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      08-11-2009 10:59 PM #33
      Quote, originally posted by george.redinger »
      I use "Fogging oil" in spray can with a plastic-straw-snout to put mowers and weed eaters to bed for the winter. My Dad used to take out the spark plugs and squirt in some kerosene in a newly rebuild engine. He also used to pack the oil pump with grease before assembly to "prime it".

      I used to have an external oil cooler on my '67 bug. Mounted just below the rear window. It was fed with rubber hoses. After a few years in the sunshine ,the hoses began to crack. After a few more years they began to leak. When I sold the car--for $50-- I advised the new owner to over fill it with oil and drive fast, so he could get home before all the oil was pumped out. He did, and it did not run out before he got home.

      See these are stories you should of told me as a child. Good stuff.

      I just put the tranny back in today after putting the motor in. turns out in the pressure plate I put a piece in backwards so the clutch wont engage. so now I take it off tomorrow.

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    34. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      08-29-2009 09:12 PM #34
      Hey have not updated in a long time! School has started up again and I am swamped and out of money.

      This build is now a budget build for the winter.
      As it sits now just need to finish wiring. I put fluids in her and it was amazing till I came out on Monday morning and found the puddle of $30 tranny fluid all over the floor, flange seal I think. So off with the CV's again, after I make the tool to get the cir clip off.

      Dropped it down on all fours and rolled it out!

      Cheers! I have some Early rabbit parts I found up for some Scirocco cash in the classifieds.

      Peace!

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    35. Member Brycejoseph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 9th, 2008
      Location
      Boise, ID
      Posts
      1,085
      Vehicles
      1992 GTI (Daily), 1977 Scirocco 16vT Hillclimb, 1979 Scirocco, 1988 Scirocco 16v, 1972 CB350
      09-11-2009 12:05 PM #35
      School and work has been eating ALL of my time. Got the harness for the lights nearly done.
      Brakes are still causing a headache the front grab nicely but the backs don't get any fluid. not to mention the peddle is stiff for the last few inches only, so more fiddling to do there.

      Soon. I hope soon.

      Quote Originally Posted by george.redinger View Post
      Brain stools are brain farts gone wrong.
      I clean CIS injectors
      Scirocco Build

      Scirocco Trailer Build

    Page 1 of 11 12345 ... LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •