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    1. 11-22-2009 11:17 PM #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...

      Modified by the_mad_bastard at 11:18 PM 11-22-2009

      Modified by the_mad_bastard at 11:33 PM 11-22-2009


      Modified by the_mad_bastard at 12:08 PM 12-11-2009

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      11-23-2009 12:45 AM #2
      Love the coupe!

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      11-23-2009 12:48 AM #3
      me too...what rims are those?

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      11-23-2009 05:39 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 [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    5. 11-23-2009 07:47 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 07:53 AM #6
      Quote, originally posted by Shawn B »
      steel wheels with hubcaps
      Nice little toy you got yourself there j [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      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 04:59 PM #7
      Jason, is that you?
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      11-23-2009 06:51 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by dubdaze68 »
      Jason, is that you?

      lol
      he lives !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      11-23-2009 07:59 PM #9
      dasjettakartell - immortalized on the wall, forgotten on the floor

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      New new house or just new?
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    11. 11-24-2009 09:55 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 12:20 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 12:39 PM #13
      Nice to see another Ontario coupe!
      Cars looking good at least you have all winter to get it roadworthy [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    14. 11-24-2009 12:39 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. 11-25-2009 11:23 PM #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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      11-25-2009 11:42 PM #16
      watching [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      RIP: Mk2 jetta (stolen ), Mk4 jetta (side-swiped, totaled ), Mk4 GTI (totaled by teenage girl ), Mk3 GTI (300,000 mile smog casualty)

    17. 11-28-2009 02:07 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 05:42 PM #18
      dash looks good... bye bye leg room tho...

    19. 11-28-2009 06:36 PM #19

      I feel I should give you my new steerin wheel, suits your car better than mine.........
      yahoojapan auctions. <3

    20. 11-28-2009 08:25 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by MK1 Rabbit GTI &raquo;
      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 &raquo;
      I feel I should give you my new steerin wheel, suits your car better than mine.........
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      11-29-2009 02:33 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 06:08 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by Shawn B &raquo;
      ^^
      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 06:15 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by the_mad_bastard &raquo;
      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 09:42 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 09:53 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by the_mad_bastard &raquo;
      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

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