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    1. Member DubbinChris's Avatar
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      09-06-2009 11:59 AM #141
      Quote, originally posted by T3_Raposa »
      Chris: this may be (probably is) a noob question, but is your turbo going to be clocked like that when it's all said and done? I wouldn't have thought so, but I have been wrong before.

      No, it will be clocked in whatever position works best for the intercooler. I just didin't do it for the photos.


    2. 09-06-2009 02:09 PM #142
      Quote, originally posted by T3_Raposa »
      BTW, BW, that is a beautiful baby!

      We are going to have (another) one in March....

      congrats!




      Modified by Banned wagon at 10:17 AM 9-6-2009


    3. 09-06-2009 11:14 PM #143
      Blasted and painted a few odds and ends.


      also worked on my other project

      got some new tires



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      09-07-2009 12:02 AM #144
      Changed the oil... and the distributor. (Thanks Jonathan and Lido!)
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      09-07-2009 01:58 AM #145
      Decided to try and fix the stuck rear seat belt. Anyone care for an 'exploded view'?

      Needless to say, prying the end cover off was not one of my brightest ideas. Well, I might be stymied there, but I did manage to get something done.



      Center belt I pulled from an Audi 5000 at Pull-a-Part yesterday. This one actually has a retractable belt, an improvement over the Audi 4000 center belt I used on Sly. So I'm back up to four functional belts. Since I have three kids, that's a necessity.


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      09-07-2009 03:32 AM #146
      Quote, originally posted by reddfoxx »
      Changed the oil... and the distributor. (Thanks Jonathan and Lido!)

      Wish I knew everyone was hanging out at the shop tonight....I would have much rather helped out there, than working on my MKII


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      09-07-2009 12:09 PM #147
      Quote, originally posted by DubbinChris »

      Wish I knew everyone was hanging out at the shop tonight....I would have much rather helped out there, than working on my MKII

      No hang-out involved. Mark and I met to change the distributor. Mark thanked Lido because he had supplied the distributor several months ago.

      I did get some interesting work done on the Audi Fox Saturday, but all I did to the VW Fox was back it out of the shop to clear space for Mark's, then pull it back in. Still need to get pics of it lowered with the wheels.

      Like my Facebook page, Quantum Mechanics, for Audi Fox Quattro progress pics and more.

      https://www.facebook.com/VWQuantumMechanics

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      09-07-2009 12:57 PM #148
      I'm working to improve the shifter. I had a heim joint welded onto the shift rod ( closest to the bushing end). I drilled out the nub end of one of the shifter "halves" so the heim joint can be bolted into place. Later I filed some of the metal down so the two won't bind.
      I'm anxious to see if there is any improvment.
      (sheriff)Early, I though you said this was a drug possum.
      (Early) Sure, I drug him from the ditch.
      (sheriff) I wish you told me that before you sold him to me.

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      09-07-2009 03:58 PM #149
      Changed the oil yesterday and did a little compounding/polishing today!






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    10. 09-07-2009 10:07 PM #150
      painted the silly chrome rim on my gauges satin black.


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      09-07-2009 11:50 PM #151
      Those are awesome looking gauges! What brand are those?
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      09-08-2009 03:13 AM #152
      I drove my fox over a hundred miles today, because the Bay Bridge was closed. Went to see this 86 BMW 325e. The car made my fox seem like a veyron
      I really suck at smog.

    13. 09-08-2009 09:38 PM #153
      Went to the yard today wow going back tomorrow with more tools






      pulled this


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      09-08-2009 09:44 PM #154
      Is the york-branded part an AC compressor?
      Thanks for the pictures. I want a Dasher with two doors.
      (sheriff)Early, I though you said this was a drug possum.
      (Early) Sure, I drug him from the ditch.
      (sheriff) I wish you told me that before you sold him to me.

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      09-08-2009 10:08 PM #155
      whoa cool. i saw a dasher up at one of the sacramento picknpulls

      if there's a good driver's mirror at one of the places, let me know. i think oakland should have one. will check tomorrow

      I really suck at smog.

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      09-10-2009 12:24 AM #156
      I hate you Cali people and your junkyards with actual VWs. I'm lucky if the Pull-a-Part here has one at a time.

      I did see an interesting non-VW junkyard find today...

      And for what I've done to the Fox...


    17. 09-10-2009 12:26 AM #157
      pulled the exhaust manifolds


    18. 09-10-2009 01:49 AM #158
      Gave her a good vacuuming for the first time since ownership. $3.00 later at a gas station with a vacuum and she looks like a 1000 bucks!

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      09-10-2009 03:11 AM #159
      Parked it for the day. Actually drove the MKII. I figured I should drive it (MKII) for a few days to make sure it's still a viable car for when I tear into the Fox. I spent several days on the MKII doing the exhaust and shifter rebuild crap. It really made me hate the VW transverse motor all over again.

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      09-10-2009 03:12 AM #160
      Wish we had yards like the ones in CA and OK. That Lear Fan is extremely rare... but then so are the VWs...
      Not red, not blue- red, white, and blue

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      09-10-2009 03:20 AM #161
      Quote, originally posted by reddfoxx »
      Wish we had yards like the ones in CA and OK. That Lear Fan is extremely rare... but then so are the VWs...
      Well, this was at the FAA center in OKC, nto a junkyard. I gather it was used for research purposes...

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      09-10-2009 09:47 PM #162
      went to the oakland pnp today. didn't see the blue fox for some reason. it had good mirrors I wanted. did see a mint 1990 white fox gl 4dr with only 68k on it. not sure why it's in there. interior is great, exterior is great. both mirrors were busted though. cluster looks great. has two sets of keys to it in the trunk keyhole. even had the same aftermarket wheel covers as on mine. practically identical except it's a california model
      I really suck at smog.

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      09-17-2009 09:19 PM #163
      Added a square meter of RAAM mat behind the rear passenger side speaker.... and fixed up the speaker connections.

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      09-22-2009 02:16 PM #164
      RAAM? I know RAM as radar absorbing material...

      Changed license plate bulb and put red tape on 3rd brake light... per NAPD.

      Not red, not blue- red, white, and blue

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      09-22-2009 02:24 PM #165
      More DPR fun....I replaced the JY DPR with the original part. It runs much better AND I read some mA current too!
      (sheriff)Early, I though you said this was a drug possum.
      (Early) Sure, I drug him from the ditch.
      (sheriff) I wish you told me that before you sold him to me.

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      09-23-2009 01:04 AM #166
      Quote, originally posted by Banned wagon »

      Any chance this had the Alternator Bracket on the other side?
      Any chance you'd like to pull it for me?


    27. 09-23-2009 01:11 AM #167
      if i get back to the yard soon i will check. they only let them sit for a short time before crushing

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      09-25-2009 11:46 PM #168
      Dropped this off for a rebuild.

    29. 09-28-2009 09:12 PM #169
      R&Red some rusty wiper arms

      got some of these

      get one of these

      see all better

      A little cleaning then for some good paint.



    30. 09-28-2009 09:41 PM #170
      I did things I shouldn't have with my manual boost controller... Why does the increase in boost from 6 to 10 pounds feel so disproportionately... Fun?

      OK. Back to 6, just to be safe...
      I also got a really groovy Fox sticker from Brazil.




      Modified by T3_Raposa at 6:48 PM 9-28-2009


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      09-29-2009 11:31 AM #171
      Yesterday, I used a squeegee to wipe all the condensation from the side windows while the wagon was taking a moment to have a little warm-up idle in preparation for the commute to work. Then I broke the door handle when I tried to get it and go... Nothing like a Monday morning where you have to break into your car with a coat hanger while it's idling at the curb.

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      09-29-2009 11:53 AM #172
      Quote, originally posted by snowfox »
      Yesterday, I used a squeegee to wipe all the condensation from the side windows while the wagon was taking a moment to have a little warm-up idle in preparation for the commute to work. Then I broke the door handle when I tried to get it and go... Nothing like a Monday morning where you have to break into your car with a coat hanger while it's idling at the curb.

      What a bummer, I always carry a spare key inside my wallet, and bought a set of door handles from eBay that have held on well for the last 3 years .


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      09-29-2009 01:11 PM #173
      Quote, originally posted by snowfox »
      Yesterday, I used a squeegee to wipe all the condensation from the side windows while the wagon was taking a moment to have a little warm-up idle in preparation for the commute to work. Then I broke the door handle when I tried to get it and go... Nothing like a Monday morning where you have to break into your car with a coat hanger while it's idling at the curb.
      See, Damon, if you lived here you could just leave your doors unlocked. Broken door handles are less of an issue when the other door is already unlocked.

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      09-29-2009 01:40 PM #174
      Quote, originally posted by kerensky »
      ... if you lived here you could just leave your doors unlocked...

      Yeah, I suppose I could... but I wouldn't...


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      09-29-2009 01:48 PM #175
      Quote, originally posted by snowfox »
      Yeah, I suppose I could... but I wouldn't...
      I haven't locked the doors in about a decade. Well, unless I'm someplace 'high risk' like a mall or something. Of course, I don't have anything worth stealing inside the car.

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