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      08-20-2009 07:14 PM #51
      Tried to take off the big tb from my digifox. Got 3 allen bolts off. 4th is completely rounded. $%&^$&^%&%$ I gave em all lots of pb blaster beforehand and made sure to whack the allen bit in as much as possible. It felt like it broke free like all the others, but nope. Then I tried to rotate the TB to get the bolt free. Wasn't paying attention and bent the arm of the big butterfly a bit when it hit the intake manifold. Whoops. Hope no damage is done. Now to figure out how the hell to get it off.. Or if I see a fox2 at a picknpull, I might just get it from there.
      Was going to put in the 268 cam, but spirits are too low now. Heh

      Friend just went to the sacramento picknpull and saw this:

      heading up there tomorrow anyway. will have to check it out. hopefully will also meet the titleholder who will sign the lien satisfied. and maybe i'll go knock on the seller's door and demand a bill of sale
      I really suck at smog.

    2. 08-20-2009 07:29 PM #52
      Quote, originally posted by twarch »
      The stretched-out, C-shaped hose between the pump and accumulator had burst at the clamp.

      This hose? I asked the dealer when I picked a one a wile ago the parts counter monkey told me the size difference in the hose was engineered to increase flow while reducing back pressure (He said it in such a way i could see him sitting in a lab in 1985 in Brazil testing this hose surrounded by engineers ) too funny



      any way it was like $15 bucks (kinda figure two different stops to find three parts to make it work was worth the money)
      Edit: for what i did for my fox's today? i got some vintage 80's style. (holy crap these are heavy) brand new Potenza S-03 Pole Positions too.







      Modified by Banned wagon at 4:35 PM 8-20-2009

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      08-20-2009 09:11 PM #53
      You are pushing it Ban, wonder how these went under your cc billing statement! !
      Hey, looking at the photo of that hose-can't picture how it can fit.
      My 89 Fox has a hard plastic hose, instead of rubber, and don't
      think its this long either... .

    4. 08-20-2009 09:26 PM #54
      [QUOTE=Banned wagon]
      This hose?
      [QUOTE=Banned wagon]
      That's the one. Thanks for the pix, the parts counter guy showed 2 part numbers for it, one of them ending in a "3" and the other ending in a "4", but the same number otherwise. I'll look at the invoice tonight when I get home and make sure we ordered the right one.

    5. 08-20-2009 09:30 PM #55
      Quote, originally posted by VWFOX407 »
      You are pushing it Ban, wonder how these went under your cc billing statement! !
      Hey, looking at the photo of that hose-can't picture how it can fit.
      My 89 Fox has a hard plastic hose, instead of rubber, and don't
      think its this long either... .

      There are 2 hard, clear plastic hoses in the system as well, but this piece (of crap!) goes from the outlet of the pump (not the banjo-style fitting) to the accumulator that sits higher than the other parts mounted on the bracket. In fact, I think the accumulator mounts on top of the pump, if I'm not mistaken.

    6. 08-20-2009 09:33 PM #56
      Quote, originally posted by VWFOX407 »
      You are pushing it Ban

      Thanks
      Quote, originally posted by VWFOX407 »
      Y wonder how these went under your cc billing statement!

      Cash is king baby.

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      08-20-2009 09:41 PM #57
      I love me some Quasars. I have a set of my own..just not so nice. I plan to get them redone at some point. I sadly only have two center caps.

    8. 08-20-2009 09:45 PM #58
      Quote, originally posted by DubbinChris »
      I sadly only have two center caps.

      You know how often i hear that. makes me think that making a mold of them and repopng them, some how would be a profitable business for someone.I did some aluminum casting back in high school long long ago..


      Modified by Banned wagon at 6:47 PM 8-20-2009

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      08-20-2009 09:49 PM #59
      I am looking at Bentley ilustration on fuel system-gasoline chapter, page 9 - and still can't get how this hose is going to fit... .
      Oh, ok...this hose actually connects from the fuel pump to the fuel reservoir-not the accumuator !

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      08-20-2009 09:54 PM #60
      [QUOTE=Banned wagon
      Cash is king baby.[/QUOTE]
      Let me put it this way, so I am more clear, stashed cash works wonders... [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      Modified by VWFOX407 at 10:39 PM 8-20-2009

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      08-21-2009 01:52 AM #61
      Thanks for the compliments on the seats. I picked them up from another local VW enthusiast for $100 for the pair.
      Not sure on how I will mount them yet, they came with some mounting hardware but it was meant for a Datsun pickup. Might just use the bases from some stock seats and build a new platform that will bolt to the new seats.

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      08-21-2009 02:38 AM #62
      Quote, originally posted by Banned wagon »
      You know how often i hear that. makes me think that making a mold of them and repopng them, some how would be a profitable business for someone.I did some aluminum casting back in high school long long ago..

      Modified by Banned wagon at 6:47 PM 8-20-2009

      Very seldom do they show up in the classifieds....and everytime I miss out.

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      08-21-2009 05:15 AM #63
      Late night project.
      Went from this....


      To this...

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      08-21-2009 09:47 AM #64
      Quote, originally posted by DubbinChris »
      Just found a decent size crack in my intake boot about 20 min ago. Replaced it promptly with one I had on the shelf and readjusted my idle a little..
      You know, eventually the supply of those boots will be exhausted. I wonder if you could clean one and dip it in that rubber stuff they use on tool handles to seal it up? I might have to try that...

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      08-21-2009 05:17 PM #65
      Yesterday I drove the Fox over 200 miles round-trip for work in 90 degree humid weather. No problems at all. Wish my AC worked a little better but it does work. Got home gave it a wash and went to a local GTG.
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      08-21-2009 08:37 PM #66
      Quote, originally posted by kerensky »
      You know, eventually the supply of those boots will be exhausted. I wonder if you could clean one and dip it in that rubber stuff they use on tool handles to seal it up? I might have to try that...

      Yes they will no longer be around, this is why any time I see one in the JY I grab it!

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      08-21-2009 10:39 PM #67
      Got the bases separated from the power Recaros.
      They measure about 18 3/4 inches from tab to tab.

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      08-21-2009 10:41 PM #68
      Quote, originally posted by mr.ramsey »
      Yesterday I drove the Fox over 200 miles round-trip for work in 90 degree humid weather. No problems at all. Wish my AC worked a little better but it does work. Got home gave it a wash and went to a local GTG.
      Are you using r12 or r134a?
      I got a bunch of cans of hc12a that I'll someday put in my fox. Should be much cooler and put less load on the engine. If the results are good, I've got some extra cans to sell. I guess even if they don't, I've got extra cans to sell, but who would want it then
      I really suck at smog.

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      08-21-2009 11:31 PM #69
      Quote, originally posted by ziddey »
      Are you using r12 or r134a?
      I got a bunch of cans of hc12a that I'll someday put in my fox. Should be much cooler and put less load on the engine. If the results are good, I've got some extra cans to sell. I guess even if they don't, I've got extra cans to sell, but who would want it then

      I've doing a lot of AC reading lately. From what I've read you prob wont have much luck with it.
      Even though there are replacement blends on the market that will supposedly replace R-12 with minimal retrofitting, Mainstream is not aware of any automotive manufacturer to this date that has approved a refrigerant blend for an R-12 system. R-134a is recognized as the refrigerant of choice for new mobile air conditioning systems. There has also not been any single refrigerant or blend that is a direct drop-in for R-12 in automotive air conditioning systems. There is always the need for some retrofitting of the system. Finally, most blends and their lubricants are not compatible with the existing R-12 system and will require separate service equipment. Recharging a blend is also quite different, you must always recharge as a liquid.
      Also it sounds like it's flammable from what I've read...
      Substitutes (Name Used in Federal Register)
      All flammable refrigerants, including OZ-12 (Hydrocarbon Blend A) and HC-12a (Hydrocarbon Blend B), except for HFC-152a in new MVAC equipment

      Reason
      lack of adequate risk assessment that characterizes incremental flammability risk



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      08-21-2009 11:36 PM #70
      yes the hc in hc12a is hydrocarbon. but freon with the oils is no less flammable. gasoline is flammable
      when I got my fox, I had vacuum pulled to remove residual r12 and oils. Then dumped in r134a with pag oil and whatever leak sealer that swells o-rings. it's been 3 months and charge is still full.
      I really suck at smog.

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      08-21-2009 11:40 PM #71
      How well does it cool? I've been reading a bunch about AC b/c I'm actually in the process of installing a brand new system into my Fox. I've been weighing the pros and cons of R12 vs changing it to the 134a. It looks like I'm going with the R12. I was advised against converting it to the 134 b/c apparently these Fox systems were fairly marginal when they were new and 134 would leave me pretty unhappy with it's performance. I've been posting and reading on specific auto ac forums.

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      08-22-2009 12:54 AM #72
      Today,

      I installed a Red blinking LED light on the console upper corner -just left of ashtray, in hopes of deterring thieves from breaking a glass to lurk inside... (Nah!, just wanted a COOL blinking light flashing 24/7 lol!).
      Oh, and put on a dome light from a Fox wagon. It is much brighter than a Fox stock, and comes with a little light that swivels- [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG].
      Modified by VWFOX407 at 6:25 PM 8-22-2009


      Modified by VWFOX407 at 6:26 PM 8-22-2009

    23. 08-22-2009 10:37 PM #73
      VHT epoxy satin paint is a really close match to stock.



      paint was still a little wet so the shine will be less. and the flash didn't help too

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      08-22-2009 11:50 PM #74
      Quote, originally posted by DubbinChris »
      I've been reading a bunch about AC b/c I'm actually in the process of installing a brand new system into my Fox.
      Hey Chris, I was pulling parts from a Fox in Pull-a-Part here (got a nice door to replace the damaged one on the sedan) and noticed that it had the A/C retrofit kit on it. I snagged the Instrument Pod switch from it just for curiosity's sake. Are there any parts from it you might need?

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      08-22-2009 11:58 PM #75
      Quote, originally posted by VWFOX407 »
      I installed a Red blinking LED light on the console upper corner -just left of ashtray, in hopes of deterring thieves from breaking a glass to lurk inside...
      Heh, I just leave my windows rolled down. Nothing in my car is worth more than the glass.
      Quote, originally posted by VWFOX407 »
      Oh, and put on a dome light from a Fox wagon. It is much brighter than a Fox stock, and comes with a little light that swivels.
      Those were on all GL models. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      I reorganized and cleaned up the luggage compartment on the wagon. Started on the sedan trunk, but gave up. Also used some über-mold-killing stuff on the wagon - sitting in the north Georgia mountains it's got some growing in a few places.

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