Installed the new brake master cylinder and brake reservoir
Old Master - filled with bad fluid, and rust
I changed all the lines.
MKIV Calipers in the rear, new pads all around.
Did some cleaning up last night. Pulled out the wiring harness
Getting ready to get rid of what I don't need anymore in the harness since I'm going to be running carbs.
I'm going to be tucking and extending certain parts of the harness. Next thing to order is wiring loom, power distribution block, grounding block.
One thing I noticed was I saw a giant drop of transmission fluid on my axle. SO, it looks like my drive flange seal is leaking, because it's coming from that cup.
So while I'm waiting for the carb setup to come, I plan on pulling the trans and changing those two drive flanges on the cups, and I might spray the transmission with some silver paint to make it nice and shinny.
This is something I should have done last year when I had the transmission out. But of course I rushed it to get back on the road.
So at H20, I left my valve cover, some misc brackets, alternator shell, and my strut bar with 4ever kustoms to get powder coated
I also bought a fellow Scirocco owners carb setup, impulse byer <3
<3 teaser pic I got from 4everkustoms
Strut Bar all finished.
Today I'll be running all new fuel lines under the car for the carbs.
Ordering a FPR Gauge from Jegs for my regulator.
I sanded down the left side of the engine bay last night, and also the main " tray " area.
Getting ready to repaint it with single stage paint.
Car is coming along <3
Got a few more parts in the mail today.
Switching the Clutch cable from Self Adjusting to Manual...
What a waste of money the (self adjusting)... Figures, research before you buy... I didn't... it operates fine but doesn't grab in the correct position so under heavy load it slips.
Power Washed and De-Greased the engine bay last night, also sanded down the left side frame rail and started prepping that for paint.
I plan on priming the engine bay tonight.
Installing the new high volume low pressure fuel pump and running new fuel lines.
If anyone needs CIS-E Injector lines, Fuel Pumps, Accumulators... I have mint crap
I'll let the pictures speak for themselves tonight.
I ordered a NLS Crank Case vent block off plate.
Bought my catch can from Summit got some AN lines, and braided line from ebay.
I bought multiple things from multiple places, I'm doing this build as cheap as I can get. I'm trying to save for a wedding too.
Came across this for free... It's from a Lexus RX330, A/T transmission cooler... Think I could use this as an oil cooler?
I still have more seam sealer, and old paint to strip in the engine bay. I'm almost ready to etch prime, and prime finally.
Next things to buy are a USRT Shifter.
I can't believe how much work you've done on this Scirocco. It seems like dropping the transmission is just a typical weekend task for you! I'm really impresses. And I'm relieved that there is someone else out there that has struggled harder than I have. The difference between me and you, however, is that you do things the right way, you plan ahead, and you SUCCEED!
Anyway, mad props. You car is hawt.
Looking forward to carbbed goodness. It is going to be awesome.
So now in my new place where I have my own personally car barn... I basically have an outdoor shop with a 4.5 deep pit. But I've hit every bump in the road with this car... I'm happy to have the vortex, and to be able to come on here and ask questions, and document my progress... But back on track, I have the money to set a side for this project and I have the space, to take my time and do it right.
But thank you for the comment, it's encouraging.
high build primer
My compressor + filter / regulator + another filter + I run a filter before the spray gun.
Compressor is old, but a freebie, 5HP, 220V
So I primed last night, I'm ready to block it and paint it.
My fingers are cold, it's 38 degrees now
I'll have to run the heater in the shop now to warm it up.
Things I've picked up in the past few days
USRT Shifter Kit
NLS Crankcase Breather Kit (I have to mail mine back I clicked the wrong one)
020 80% Shim Kit (Fixing leaking drive flanges)
Odds and ends from GAP
A fellow texer Dub_in_Rio sold me a 1/4 Glass to replace
I mailed vw_daun a money order the other day for a parcel tray <3
It's coming along slowly. I've been waiting for the weather to get a little warmer so I can spray the bay.
I just filled up my Kerosene heater for the winter.
On a side note, I think I gave myself a concussion today.
paint looks great
concussion doesnt sound so fun though
RJ -(rocco junior)- 1986 16V red with black interior, rolling on wonderful bottlecaps, no clear coat left, not very much red left, leaking gas tank, and still trying to get enough money together to replace the front springs that the previous owner cut.
Head is at the Machine Shop <3
Transmission is on my bench
Looking for help deciding what to do with my clutch.
Huge update with pics coming tonight or tomorrow morning.
Also thanks to Mr Brown I have some more beautiful body parts for backups, and a beautiful new Windshield <3
Head is back from the Machine Shop
Rebuilt Head with New guides seals , HD Springs, Lightweight lifters , titanium retainers complementing my Schrick 276s.
I ordered a new clutch disc, I got a very great price on a Spec Stage 1 Disc from USRT from Scotty
Ordered a new USRT smart shifter, turns out the one I ordered was for the mk2/mk3 family... SO I had to sell it, and buy a new one.
Picked up a few misc pieces here and there to refresh somethings in the transmission as well as the bottom end.
New 5 Speed Push Rod
80% Shim Kit, my left Drive Flange Seal was leaking so I opted for this, to fix that problem since it came with the tool I needed, and is somewhat of an upgrade.
Bought a set of ARP Headstuds, I finally stopped being cheap
New Power Steering bushings ( I could only find these at the dealer)
New Power Steering boots
The next thing I plan on ordering is Control Arm bushings, but I'm having a tough time deciding to either buy poly or oem. Couple of different options I can go with, either the Power Flex's, or the prothane brand.
Yeah I got the correct plate, an AN Adpator to run with the breather plate from NLS.
The Power Flex bushings look really nice, but they are pricey at 55 for the Front, and 55 for the Rear, they don't sell them in a kit complete.
My Parts Washer
My garage in my backyard, with a pit <3
Oil Cooler, New Water Pump, NLS Breather plate, and my Morso Catch Can
Factory 9a head gasket and a Victor Reinz HG , I'm pretty sure I'm going to use the factory gasket
Transmission on the lift. Getting ready to pull the drive flages for the Peloquin shim kit, and then give the trans a nice coat in Silver.
You can see the head in the bag <3
Spec Clutch from USRT Shipped today
as well as the Powder Coated parts from 4everkustoms <3
Got some of my parts back today, and I couldn't be happier.
Satin Black Alternator casing
Satin Black Alternator tensioner
Satin Black Coil Mounting Bracket
And Cooper Valve Cover.
I also have my strut bar, coming back in the copper color, as well as another Wrinkle Red Valve Cover.
and my bad luck strikes again
The strut bar is " lost " according to ups.
Now I need a new front strut brace, can anyone help me out?
On a more positive note, I did some powdercoating today and some playing around
Wire Wheeled some brackets
Cleaned before powder coating
"one of my many cool tools "
My commercial oven, strickly for powder-coating only
k-bar just freshly coated before baking... you can see it looks like it's dusty
My 75 dollar harbor freight gun, that works great
Bracket after baking
k-bar after baking
Popped the windshield out today, I love my dash <3
Took a picture of my new spec disk I got from Scotty at USRT
A little assembly
Forgot all about my new timing belt, so tomorrow if it's warm and I'm not to tired, I'll assemble some more of the motor.
So my Strut Bar is still lost
I haven't been luck enough to find one in the classifieds either
Today I'll be ordering my power-flex bushings.
On another note, this weekend, I cleaned up the water-pump housing getting it ready to reinstall. Also torqued the head 4 times, in sequence to 85pounds with my ARP head studs.
Also tore down the transmission to do an overhaul... I'll post some pictures as well as kind of a DIY guide to the 80% Shim Kit, and the USRT Shift Linkage.
Finally finished my trans assembly, now just install the cups, push rod, throwout bearing etc and ready to go.
Tough crowd. I feel like I'm wasting time with this thread.