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    1. Member mike in SC's Avatar
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      12-29-2016 10:07 PM #5476
      Quote Originally Posted by reddfoxx View Post
      An ABA would be great, I'm sure.

      I dream of teaching my infant daughter to drive a stick, so I hope to keep it around just for that...

      That's great. My daughter (2.5 years old) already likes to sit in the MG of the Fox and mess around with the steering wheel and shifter. We JUST found out today that our second child is a boy, and hope to do the same with him too.
      Last edited by mike in SC; 02-19-2017 at 01:39 PM.
      (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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      12-31-2016 09:22 AM #5477
      Cool. and congrats on the one on the way!
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      01-06-2017 06:59 PM #5478
      Just because she's so cute and it was our first snow
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    4. Member mike in SC's Avatar
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      01-06-2017 09:44 PM #5479
      I'll try to get some pictures of the Fox in the snow to complement SourKandi b/c of the same storm.
      (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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      01-07-2017 02:35 PM #5480
      Quote Originally Posted by mike in SC View Post
      I'll try to get some pictures of the Fox in the snow to complement SourKandi b/c of the same storm.
      We got almost a whole inch overnight! Unfortunately, I didn't get better pics today bc we drove around in the snow instead!

      That being said, I really need to figure out the hot start issue. She loves the cold. Starts like amazing when she's cold. Good time to drive her as long as she can sit and cool down enough. Aren't old cars supposed to act up in the cold? Silly fox. I luv it.
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      01-07-2017 02:38 PM #5481
      From last week.


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      01-08-2017 01:03 PM #5482
      We got only a few inches, but it's below freezing now.

      (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.

    8. 01-09-2017 02:05 AM #5483
      I don't have any snowy pictures to share, but with the uncharacteristically cold start to this winter I did finally put the snow tires on. I also gave up on keeping the back seat since it was holding water in the car from a leak I can't seem to fix.
      I'm finally going back to the Fox for driving to school, since it was sitting a while after the alternator bracket broke. But a better one is on now and that is also fixed, thanks to this awesome community.

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      01-11-2017 10:50 AM #5484
      Quote Originally Posted by RattyFox View Post
      I don't have any snowy pictures to share, but with the uncharacteristically cold start to this winter I did finally put the snow tires on. I also gave up on keeping the back seat since it was holding water in the car from a leak I can't seem to fix.
      I'm finally going back to the Fox for driving to school, since it was sitting a while after the alternator bracket broke. But a better one is on now and that is also fixed, thanks to this awesome community.

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      Hey RattyFox, you might want to check the rear driverside suspension tower, well known place for rusting out and leaking into the backseat well... For myself, I spent ten minutes sanding on the Fox but I might hold off till warmer weather brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    10. 01-11-2017 05:17 PM #5485
      Quote Originally Posted by What the Fox View Post
      Hey RattyFox, you might want to check the rear driverside suspension tower, well known place for rusting out and leaking into the backseat well... For myself, I spent ten minutes sanding on the Fox but I might hold off till warmer weather brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
      I'll check that out! I'm stuck thinking it's the passenger side vent window, and no matter what I "fix" on the window water still gets in - thanks for the tip!

      Still looking forward to seeing the progress on the build though

      EDIT: finally took the Fox out to have a nice little drive. In 8" of snow, the trip was nothing but fun. I forget how well this car handles itself in the snow.

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      Last edited by RattyFox; 01-11-2017 at 09:41 PM.

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      01-21-2017 10:03 PM #5486
      Finally got to the junkyard today and put another one on. The rubber cap on the weep hole apparently shot off mine after a trip through the mountains and started leaking through there. Pulled the other one off a 1990 wagon and set the adjuster to the default one on mine. Have to go back tomorrow for the driver side headlight bracket.


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      01-22-2017 03:19 PM #5487
      I put LEDs in the rear side marker lights. Oh the excitement. Hahaha.

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      01-23-2017 01:06 AM #5488
      • Driver side headlight bracket
      • Wipers
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      01-26-2017 08:35 PM #5489
      Just picked up a set of the infamous Fox Sport wheels. They're a little rough, but it's not like there's another set. I've been trying to buy this set of wheels since July 2014 when I first saw them on a red Cabriolet.


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      01-28-2017 01:24 AM #5490
      Good Hunting!

      I'm quite certain that is the same cabby I saw in Edgemont in 2009.

      It moved before I could get to it with a jack and tire iron.

      Using my special deduction skills I think 138 sets of those wheels were subject to a recall.

      Rare.

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      01-28-2017 12:46 PM #5491
      I like the wheels, a lot.

      Why were they recalled?
      (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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      01-28-2017 12:49 PM #5492
      Quote Originally Posted by mike in SC View Post
      I like the wheels, a lot.

      Why were they recalled?
      Apparently they rubbed on the inside of the rear fenders of a heavily loaded car. They have less offset than is typical of VW wheels of the era.

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      01-28-2017 06:45 PM #5493
      Spent several hours trying to troubleshoot a hybrid system related no-start problem in my GF's Lexus rx400h with no luck. It made me wish I was working on the Fox! New cars are scary .

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      01-29-2017 06:24 PM #5494
      Used a heat gun on a Cofran rear tail light cover to cut out the bottom edge of the insert because the Cibie bulb holder doesn't fit. Proceeded with velcro on the edges to strap it in place. By the time I was done and went to test them the bulbs were dead. Now I need new bulbs.

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      01-30-2017 10:14 PM #5495
      Well over the weekend I replaced my radiator. I found one that is all metal. My other radiator had plastic tanks on the ends. Well the top tank got a small crack near the bottom seam. So I searched and found one that was Brass and Copper. Next big task is to replace my heater core.

      Here's a picture of the new radiator installed. Note: On the bottom hose I installed an inline petcock (drain) while I was at it. Not having a way to drain the radiator makes a big mess. Not that I should need to drain it that often, but when I do it will be a lot cleaner and easier.


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      02-13-2017 12:14 AM #5496
      It was a beautiful day in South Texas so I decided to take my Fox for a ride. I had one High School kid tell me he liked my car and had never seen one before. I got a few thumbs up from some other VWDubs riding around town as well. I also had a guy at the gas station offer to buy my Fox, but I told him its not for sale. I'm not one for attention but seeing a Fox in my part of the world is rare.


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      02-13-2017 03:05 PM #5497
      Your Fox is in amazing condition cosmetically (and from what you've posted, mechanically as well)! I'm not at all surprised people are ogling it. Have you done body work on/repainted it or is that original? I'm jealous: people likely just shake their heads in disapproval when they see mine roll by!

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      02-13-2017 10:55 PM #5498
      Quote Originally Posted by mes0cycl0ne View Post
      Your Fox is in amazing condition cosmetically (and from what you've posted, mechanically as well)! I'm not at all surprised people are ogling it. Have you done body work on/repainted it or is that original? I'm jealous: people likely just shake their heads in disapproval when they see mine roll by!
      Hi mes0cycl0ne,
      My Fox has over 500,000 miles on it, the body, interior and paint is all original. The engine block, cylinder head, and transmission are original to the car. The engine was completely rebuilt after 480,000 plus miles.I have installed 034 Motorsports motor mounts and transmission mount. AG Transmission Brace (From Brazil), Installed Vent windows (From Brazil), Front Air Dam (Flipped upside down from 01' VW Passat), Speedhut GPS Speedometer, Tachometer, Oil Pressure, Water Temp, Fuel Gauge Volt meter. I had to replace the fuel injection system due to it was leaking really bad and I was having starting issues with it. I replaced it with a 32/36 DFEV Weber carburetor. While doing this conversion I installed an Audi 80 exhaust manifold (same as the Dasher manifold) with a custom made short header, Magnaflow freeflow Catalytic Converter, TT freeflow exhaust with a Dynomax Muffler. A TT 268 degree Cam with a TT adjustable cam sprocket. Taylor ThunderVolt 8.5mm plug wires, Nitro SP-NP23 spark plugs, with a MSD Blaster Ignition Coil. And just for looks a G60 Valve Cover. I usually run 91 - 93 octane gas with 12 degrees advance timing. Head lights were converted to H4's for better lighting. Brakes have stainless steel braided lines with Brembo front rotors and Brembo drums in the rear. The Rims are original to the car when I purchased it brand new. (Yes I am the one and only owner of the this Fox.) I work with one other guy that has a 93 Fox with 290,000 plus miles on his, its in ruff shape but even he gets some attention with his. Good or bad the Fox will always get looks, because they are rare and rather unique. Just have fun with your Fox!

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      02-17-2017 10:43 PM #5499
      Drove the wagon around the block, signed up for another autox tomorrow.

      It's going to be fun.
      (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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      02-18-2017 10:38 AM #5500
      Well its a nice day this morning so I'm going to take the Fox out for a ride. One of the local car clubs is hosting a swap meet, I think I'll cruise by and check it out. Usually its mostly stuff for older bugs and micro buses. But once in a while you get lucky.

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