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    1. Member DubbinChris's Avatar
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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- .

      Modified by VWFOX407 at 6:25 PM 8-22-2009


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


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      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.

      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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      08-23-2009 12:25 AM #76
      Went to the local Pull-A-Part and snagged a driver's front corner marker and a passenger rear sidemarker. (mine were both cracked) Also picked up MKII mirror knobs and wiper/turn signal stalks to change the ones in the wagon. Lastly, I cut up my stock air box to allow for even more airflow.

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      08-24-2009 12:07 AM #78
      Changed out my rear view mirror today for a fully functional one. The old one was trying to pop out of the housing and the night glare lever was out of whack. I also washed it again - that mold-kill stuff worked quite well, all the nastiness just blasted right off. The first wash before using it didn't even faze the stuff.

    9. 08-24-2009 12:58 AM #79
      Your car is looking very nice!

      What did I do to/with my Fox today? I wished I had a camera to record the look on a man's face when his Mustang is passed by a Fox with the front wheels spinning in second gear...


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      08-24-2009 09:31 AM #80
      Quote, originally posted by T3_Raposa »
      passed by a Fox with the front wheels spinning in second gear...


      Quote, originally posted by T3_Raposa »
      LOTS of tuning left to do... so for now I am just taking it easy until all the bugs are out.

      I'm just sayin'

      Anyway, my Fox today (well yesterday) made a lovely 160 mile round trip to a mountain bike race. It was a brutal 19 miles, but only one crash.

      Last evening I then tried to repair the headlight bucket that was broken in my recent fender bender....moderate sucess. I did get my H4's installed though.





      Modified by DubbinChris at 9:33 AM 8-24-2009


    11. 08-24-2009 09:44 AM #81
      I don't always behave like I should... But that was after a couple hours of tuning. Sometimes you can't resist!

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      08-24-2009 10:39 AM #82
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      I looked under it and found a small puddle of coolant consistent with yet another heater hose leak...

      F!

      I tracked down my leak.

      It's the heater core dripping out of the A/C condensate line through the firewall.


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      08-24-2009 10:44 AM #83
      Quote, originally posted by snowfox »
      I tracked down my leak.

      It's the heater core dripping out of the A/C condensate line through the firewall.

      Bleargh. Just bypass the heater for awhile - not like you have any cold weather out there anyway.

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      08-24-2009 11:07 AM #84
      Quote, originally posted by kerensky »
      Bleargh. Just bypass the heater for awhile - not like you have any cold weather out there anyway.

      Not for a few months yet... Unless global warming helps me out a bit, I can expect several mornings in the mid to high 20's Jan-Feb.

      I drove a bug with a merged header (and consequently, no heater boxes) for several years in my 'youth'. I don't miss the winter drives...

      Look for another thread on the heater core & bypass recall later today...


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      08-24-2009 11:35 AM #85
      Quote, originally posted by snowfox »
      Not for a few months yet... Unless global warming helps me out a bit, I can expect several mornings in the mid to high 20's Jan-Feb.
      Well, you could certainly bypass it for a month or two until you get time to swap the core. You can actually do it a bit at a time - bypass it one weekend, then the next clean out glove box and remove the back end, next weekend remove the hoses, next weekend cut out the end of the box and swap the core, then a weekend to put it all back together, etc.

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      08-24-2009 12:04 PM #86
      Got pulled over for doing 63mph in a 55 zone at 5am on my way to work, no ticket. what 8 over gee sorry.

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      08-24-2009 04:24 PM #87
      Quote, originally posted by Banned wagon »

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    18. 08-25-2009 12:34 AM #88
      :] did the hood

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      08-25-2009 01:37 AM #89
      hey jodi
      I really suck at smog.

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      08-25-2009 10:14 AM #90
      I installed the taurus cup holders in my console cubby hole,and one of our guys in clubveedub found me a Fox hood scoop ,painted it up and got it installed,coool!!! I don't know how to do pics but E.O.S.<airriders end of summer show>is this week-end so hopefully someone will post pics

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      08-25-2009 10:27 AM #91
      Sign up for a free account visiting http://www.photobucket.com, upload your photos to their site from your computer and then copy and paste a link they will provide you, here at the forum so we can all see them. If you find this complex (like I once did), then e-mail me the photos: 89vwfox@gmail.com and I can do this for you. I want to see that hood scoop on


      Modified by VWFOX407 at 10:29 AM 8-25-2009

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      08-25-2009 11:08 AM #92
      Quote, originally posted by VWFOX407 »
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      08-25-2009 09:17 PM #93
      I cried a little inside, methinks my oil pump decided it no longer wants to pump. Loud ticking in the head, got my 2.0 bottom end completed but I need a new head before I can do the swap. I also stared at my Audi 2P 5 speed, 5 speed linkage setup and new clutch and tried to use the Jedi Mind trick to get them to install themselves in my car, no progress yet. Maybe it doesn't work on inanimate objects? I think I saw the clutch move though...

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      08-25-2009 10:53 PM #94
      Added Side protectors to the Bed, put side view mirrors back on....updated my SAV build thread.
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      08-26-2009 11:14 PM #95



      Modified by Banned wagon at 3:08 PM 8-28-2009

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      08-27-2009 10:08 AM #96
      Power windows?

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      08-27-2009 02:38 PM #97
      Quote, originally posted by snowfox »

      Chad, you need to follow some of Ric's other threads. He doesn't restrict himself to the Fox forum on the 'Tex....

      Every time he posts something up in here, it's a clue to go to the pic-whore-DIY-thread for the project in the other forum.

      Dude, I waste more than enough time on here without following *every* pic-ho thread!

      I don't think it's too much to ask to get a clue... Besides, I have no idea what forums he's hanging out in.


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      08-27-2009 03:02 PM #98
      Shhh!!


      Modified by snowfox at 2:17 PM 8-27-2009

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      08-27-2009 03:36 PM #99
      Ah, OK. Well, that's a good spot for the switches.

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      08-27-2009 06:59 PM #100
      I put my motor and tranny in the other day. look in my build thread for pics.

      I also need to paint my a-arms and sub frame. looks great, that paint is not cheap though, it's like $8 a can here. (i work at an FAPS).

      Budget $2500. car -$1040 = $1460 to make it better.

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      08-27-2009 10:03 PM #101
      I gave my wagon a bath and now I am waiting for it to cool to see if getting some wax on it will help the finish at all.

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      08-27-2009 10:05 PM #102
      who hates armor all

      I sure do

      but every once in a while...

      I really suck at smog.

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      08-27-2009 10:35 PM #103
      Quote, originally posted by Banned wagon »

      Sooo functional power windows or are you just using those switches for something else?

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      08-27-2009 10:41 PM #104
      looks more like power shifters if you ask me

      dual nos tanks!!!!

      I really suck at smog.

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      08-28-2009 12:04 AM #105
      Quote, originally posted by DasBaldGuy »

      Sooo functional power windows or are you just using those switches for something else?

      Go to his build thread in the air suspension forum.

      Well, I waxed the wagon. I guess I waited too long, it was dark by the time I was taking the wax off. We'll see how she looks in the morning, I have a feeling I will be doing 'clean up.'


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