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    1. 11-23-2009 12:17 AM #1
      this is pimp gold. i can't remember exactly where it got this nickname from, but someone said it once, and it stuck.

      it started life as a 1.7L 8V, then got a 1.8 8V that lasted about a year. then i had ideas of a 9A, and stuffed one in there but never finished it because i got greedy and wanted a VR instead.

      so a VR went in about 2 years ago, and that's pretty much where things stopped. life kept getting in the way, and no real progress was made until about 2 weeks ago. at that time, it was decided to either send the car to the boneyard, or get it roadworthy so it could be driven to our new house on december 22nd

      as you can tell, the VR is history, but i think that the latest option is the best.

      a colossal shout goes out to those superstars tom and marco at SEM who hooked me up with the full swap with 2 days notice. they've also followed up with other bits and pieces that i forgot to ask for (booster/master/e-brake bits/etc.) on a next day UPS basis. thanks, guys. i promise that i'll be able to tell you guys apart on the phone one day...

      auto-clearancing the rear arches on the way to WF10 back when it was an 8V:

      more pix and info as it happens...


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    2. Member Road Boss's Avatar
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      11-23-2009 01:45 AM #2
      Love the coupe!

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      11-23-2009 01:48 AM #3
      me too...what rims are those?

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      11-23-2009 06:39 AM #4
      Quote, originally posted by waterboy86 »
      me too...what rims are those?

      steel wheels with hubcaps

      Nice little toy you got yourself there j


    5. 11-23-2009 08:47 AM #5
      Quote, originally posted by waterboy86 »
      me too...what rims are those?

      i call them for sale:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4550089


    6. 11-23-2009 08:53 AM #6
      Quote, originally posted by Shawn B »
      steel wheels with hubcaps

      Nice little toy you got yourself there j

      for the last 3 years or so, yeah, it's had burnt up 16" steelies or long beaches with killed rubber while it's been sitting there waiting for things to happen.

      i've got a set of GLX bugattis and a set of corrado speedlines with toyo RA-1s for when i'm running laps, and a set of borbet type C 16s with a 25 offset for street use. we'll see what the fenders allow for...


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      11-23-2009 05:59 PM #7
      Jason, is that you?
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      11-23-2009 07:51 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by dubdaze68 »
      Jason, is that you?

      lol

      he lives !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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      11-23-2009 08:59 PM #9
      dasjettakartell - immortalized on the wall, forgotten on the floor

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      New new house or just new?

      Man I hate wiring


    11. 11-24-2009 10:55 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by dubdaze68 »
      Jason, is that you?

      what's up, guy? yeah, it's me. still kicking, just busy with life and wasting it away. haven't been to any good stateside gatherings lately, tho i would like to change that for 2010 and beyond.

      Quote, originally posted by dubdaze68 »
      New new house or just new?

      Man I hate wiring

      both. going from that fully detatched shack you saw to an end unit townhouse, but it's only 10 minutes from alee's work (and our daughters' school), so i get to do the 45+ minute home-work-home commute from now on.

      wiring makes my brain bleed. my buddy does everything, i just grab beer and food for him and let him make fun of me when i can't a piece of string in a knot. it used to be embarassing, but i've completely come to terms with the fact that i'm as useless as cans on a nun.


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      11-24-2009 01:20 PM #12
      Make sure your 2010 trips involve MD and drag Sandor along. Every year I want to come up there on my way out East but it may be a bit risky

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      11-24-2009 01:39 PM #13
      Nice to see another Ontario coupe!

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    14. 11-24-2009 01:39 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by pre 93 only »
      Make sure your 2010 trips involve MD and drag Sandor along. Every year I want to come up there on my way out East but it may be a bit risky

      i"ll have a chat with him to see if he's down.


    15. 11-26-2009 12:23 AM #15
      some more wiring happened tonight, so no pix, but i do have some from a few days ago:

      this weekend is going to be busy...


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      11-26-2009 12:42 AM #16
      watching
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    17. 11-28-2009 03:07 PM #17
      update time...dash is back in. time to get the buckets so we can figure out where the shifter is going to go.


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      11-28-2009 06:42 PM #18
      dash looks good... bye bye leg room tho...

    19. 11-28-2009 07:36 PM #19

      I feel I should give you my new steerin wheel, suits your car better than mine.........

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    20. 11-28-2009 09:25 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by MK1 Rabbit GTI »
      dash looks good... bye bye leg room tho...

      not at all! with everything in place, there's just enough for me and my helmet.

      Quote, originally posted by Mr.BBS »

      I feel I should give you my new steerin wheel, suits your car better than mine.........

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      11-29-2009 03:33 PM #21

      ^^
      If this is what I think it is ............... MAKE ME ONE!

      The stock aluminum upright from the tranny is garbage, I've re-tapped mine with coarser threads and upgraded the bolts.


    22. 11-29-2009 07:08 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by Shawn B »

      ^^
      If this is what I think it is ............... MAKE ME ONE!

      The stock aluminum upright from the tranny is garbage, I've re-tapped mine with coarser threads and upgraded the bolts.

      it's custom to this particular swap.

      it was designed and fabbed when the engine was hanging off the engine crane. once it was installed in the car, the tranny mount with 80K on it hung the engine down another 3/4", which meant that 3/4" had to be cut out of it.

      if another one was made for you, it absolutely wouldn't work, and would need to be binned and redesigned, i'm sure. take a look at the one shot of the empty engine bay. you can see how the brackets have been welded into the bumper tunnels.


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      11-29-2009 07:15 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by the_mad_bastard »

      if another one was made for you, it absolutely wouldn't work, and would need to be binned and redesigned, i'm sure. take a look at the one shot of the empty engine bay. you can see how the brackets have been welded into the bumper tunnels.

      Something like this would get me close or would definitely work with my set up. Like I mentioned, I already re-tapped the factory aluminum upright off the MKIV tranny and upgraded the bolts.


    24. 11-29-2009 10:42 PM #24
      are you running a tranny mount at all? or just solid aluminum mk4 bracket to the welded metal bracket off the bumper tunnel?

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      11-29-2009 10:53 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by the_mad_bastard »
      are you running a tranny mount at all? or just solid aluminum mk4 bracket to the welded metal bracket off the bumper tunnel?

      it's poly bushed


    26. 11-30-2009 12:23 AM #26
      have you got a picture of it all bolted up together?

    27. 11-30-2009 12:48 AM #27
      some more progress this weekend. the rad is in place, and wiring for the front end is done and run into the cabin.


      wiring for the front right corner has been passed through the lower rad support.

      the base for the mk4 shifter linkage has been welded in place

      the remnants of the centre seat base sliders have been removed. in their places, steel has been welded in on either side of them so that new bases can be built up for a pair of corbeaus i've had kicking around for 3 years. this is where i was allowed to weld, and it shows in the quality.


      i started to pull up the remainder of the sound deadening so that we could see what parts of the floors and firewall needed to be stitched back together. the last quarter century has not been kind to pimp. whatever, i never intended for it to be a show car. it's going to be going to the track as often as i can afford to, and i'm going to beat it like it owes me money.


      23 more days to go...


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      11-30-2009 01:16 PM #28
      great progress...keep at in mang

    29. 11-30-2009 02:11 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by Crazy Hungarian »
      great progress...keep at in mang

      thanks, guy. i'm pretty stoked. still gotta figure out fuelling (and about 20 other things), but we're getting there. BTW:

      Quote, originally posted by pre 93 only »
      Make sure your 2010 trips involve MD and drag Sandor along. Every year I want to come up there on my way out East but it may be a bit risky

      so we heading south in twentyten for some 1.8T coupe hooliganary?


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      11-30-2009 02:44 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by the_mad_bastard »

      so we heading south in twentyten for some 1.8T coupe hooliganary?

      IN


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      12-01-2009 01:07 AM #31
      Will bring a few cases of MN finest

    32. 12-01-2009 10:50 AM #32
      progress looks greatt
      #bankrupt

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      12-01-2009 11:19 AM #33

      I'm about to tackle the same engine and trans swap. Informative.

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      12-03-2009 03:40 PM #34
      work it yo...get those caffeine pills out like old times and work around the clock.

      glad to see it's coming back to life.

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    35. 12-03-2009 03:51 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by The Red Baron »
      work it yo...get those caffeine pills out like old times and work around the clock.

      glad to see it's coming back to life.

      i'm off the caffeine and booze (for the most part), so the all nighters aren't happening...yet.


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