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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