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    Thread: The Tealmobile!! Or, Chris16vRocco finally gets a Mk1

    1. Senior Member Chris16vRocco's Avatar
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      09-14-2009 10:03 PM #1
      Yeah, so I've wanted a Mk1 for quite some time, but as we all know, they're not easy to come by anymore, especially in the land of the ice and snow (and salt). A good deal came along, and I knew I had to jump on it or I would regret it. So, my stepdad and I borrowed a trailer and headed down to North Carolina last Saturday to drag it home.

      First, we had to pick up the trailer, which meant getting up at 4am and driving to the southern end of Maryland's Eastern Shore (near Ocean City). We got there at around 7:45, but couldn't find the adapters for the trailer lights. So, we had to run to several stores in the area to get the necessary wiring connectors. We didn't hit the road until around 9. Our route took up across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to Virginia Beach, then across US 58 to I-95 south.

      The Ocean:



      A bunch more driving ensued, and around 3pm we arrived in Fayetteville to pick up the car.

      We fastened it to the trailer, only to realize that gas (or the nasty varnish that was probably gas at some point) was pouring out, because the car no longer has a fuel pump on it.

      Eventually we got the hose coming out of the tank sealed off by crimping it shut with vise-grips. Then, we hit the road once again.


      During the journey down, the wire for the trailer's tail and marker lights came loose from the connector and stopped working. This became a bit of a problem as night fell, so we stopped at a rest area just south of Petersburg, VA to mend it.


      Once it was fixed we took off once again, only to find that the lights went out once again near Fredericksburg. So we fixed them again, this time for good, and made it home at just past midnight.

      So here are the pics of the car as it sits now:




      Deal with it.
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      09-14-2009 10:19 PM #2
      Awesome! Looks like a great start on a project!
      What are your plans for it?

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      09-14-2009 10:21 PM #3
      Cool. You are starting to get quite a collection.

    4. 09-14-2009 10:23 PM #4
      Have fun!
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      09-14-2009 10:23 PM #5
      Not sure what is in store for it yet. This much I do know: It will be getting a 2.0 16v with big nasty cams and probably MegaSquirt, since the fuel system is majorly ****ed as it is.
      Deal with it.
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    6. 09-14-2009 10:55 PM #6
      Nice find.....I've love the adventures of picking up Scirocco's...
      it really puts a smile on your face when it's on the trailer behind eh?

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      09-14-2009 11:02 PM #7
      What are those seats out of? Almost look like porsche seats...

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      09-14-2009 11:16 PM #8
      Congrats and welcome to the "old Mk1s that don't run" club

      Pete in NC goes to MD to pick up non-running Scirocco
      Chris in MD goes to NC to pick up non-running Scirocco

      People must think we are nuts


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      09-14-2009 11:20 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by G-rocco »
      What are those seats out of? Almost look like porsche seats...

      Pretty sure those are stock 77-78 VW tombstone seats.


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      09-14-2009 11:26 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by petebee »
      Congrats and welcome to the "old Mk1s that don't run" club

      Pete in NC goes to MD to pick up non-running Scirocco
      Chris in MD goes to NC to pick up non-running Scirocco

      People must think we are nuts

      Yeah. I'm sure they do.

      To be honest, I was probably a couple of days away from buying the one that you picked up when I saw that you bought it. I was on the fence about it because I already have 4 cars and I don't have much room left. But I really wanted it. So I decided that if a good deal like that came along again I wasn't going to let it pass me by. So after a couple hours of deliberation I decided to pick this one up.

      Deal with it.
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      09-14-2009 11:36 PM #11
      Now let's get em running

      I'm getting close!


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      09-14-2009 11:37 PM #12

      Now I know what to buy you for your Birthday....A WIRE BRUSH!


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      09-14-2009 11:44 PM #13
      Nice find! Mk1's make me happy
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      09-14-2009 11:44 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by sciroccojim »

      Now I know what to buy you for your Birthday....A WIRE BRUSH!

      Awesome!!

      Now come to h2o to give it to me.

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      09-14-2009 11:56 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness
      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
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      09-15-2009 12:08 AM #16
      Mk1's = the coolness.

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      09-15-2009 12:10 AM #17
      Yay!!! Another green Mk1!!!
      I'm sure I had a funny signature, I just can't remember what it was!

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      09-15-2009 03:25 AM #18
      Sweet! Doesn't look too bad from the pics, that rare beast, a mk1 rusting from the top down.... was it parked on its roof?

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      09-15-2009 09:41 AM #19
      Always good to see another Mk1 being saved from terminal entropy. Have fun with the restore and especially the driving after; Mk1's are great!!

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      09-15-2009 09:42 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by sciroccojim »

      Now I know what to buy you for your Birthday....A WIRE BRUSH!

      x10.

      About freakin' time Chris! Nice score!

      Doesn't look too bad actually. Build thread when?

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    21. 09-18-2009 02:19 PM #21
      Talk to me if ya needs anything for it, I have "some" parts
      Sciroccos forever!
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      09-18-2009 02:35 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by Mash »
      Talk to me if ya needs anything for it, I have "some" parts

      Will do sir.

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      09-18-2009 10:24 PM #23
      Guess I know what you need that head for now!
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      09-18-2009 11:18 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by Booha1 »
      Guess I know what you need that head for now!

      Yep. Lots and lots of evil going on in my brain. Muahahaha!!!!

      Deal with it.
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      09-19-2009 02:54 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Booha1 »
      Guess I know what you need that head for now!

      Whoa there, what kinds of conversations have you two been having?
      I'm sure I had a funny signature, I just can't remember what it was!

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      09-19-2009 08:58 AM #26
      Quote, originally posted by Konomi »

      Whoa there, what kinds of conversations have you two been having?

      It's just Chris. He got me topless at FFC last year.


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      10-16-2009 10:00 AM #27
      updates?
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      10-16-2009 07:26 PM #28
      Haven't touched it, other than pulling the cold start valve and thermo-time switch off to use on the 88.

      Oh, and I've bought a head for the engine I'm going to be putting together for it.

      Deal with it.
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      01-09-2010 07:23 PM #29
      A quick update...

      I've been gathering some parts together lately.

      Ported 16v head with Schrick 268 cams, etc...

      Audi 3A bottom end...

      Some NOS goodies...

      And I got a duckbill for the front (not pictured).

      Deal with it.
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      01-09-2010 07:30 PM #30
      A duckbill!! Duckbills make me quackers! (Love 'em!)

      (or is yours a blue-winged teal?)


      Modified by punchbug at 3:36 PM 1-9-2010


      Modified by punchbug at 3:44 PM 1-9-2010


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      01-09-2010 08:09 PM #31
      Waw, talk about some goodies Chris!!!
      Lots of VW stuff|Rare Scirocco parts!
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    32. 02-01-2012 09:42 PM #32
      looks great! keep up the good work

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      02-03-2012 01:10 AM #33
      ya.... ditto

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