Cleaned and lubed my door locks since I broke a key trying to unlock the darn thing. Also dealt with the nice big rivets on my new brazilian outer window scrapers. They were so big they stuck out and scratched my original window glass. I noticed it too late. Now I got five deep, equally spaced scratches on my windows. Thanx brazil
I converted from front drum brakes to disc. I ended up replacing all four ball joints, both tie rod ends, and both front brake hoses. I'm almost done; all I have left to do tomorrow is bleed the brakes and take 'er for a spin! I'll have to get an alignment done in the next couple days.
Sold the Bilsteins on Ebay a few months back as the gas filled are too stiiff for my taste. I ordered a set of O.E Sachs oil filled from Wolfsburg West. Installed them today. Also, a couple of months back I installed a set of Scat blue/gold anodized pushrod tubes. They are the ones that have threaded nuts to adjust them. The more I looked at them and the more negative feedback I read I decided to switch them out with a set of MST (Motor Sport Tulsa) machined black anodized spring loaded tubes. They look cleaner. Since they are spring loaded they should expand and contract with the engine heat/cool cycles.They are also sealed with triple O-rings. They claim they don't leak. We shall see. I found an original VW Pierburg fuel pump that I rebuilt and polished. I pulled the brass inlet/outlet tubes and tapped the pump for AN filltings. I then replaced the cloth braided line with AN 4 SS Braided fuel hose. It's a bit of overkill but it sure looks nice.
I still have to install the jet hot coated j-tubes. I also have a repro Bambus shelf to install under the dash.
Will be changing engine and gear oil, greasing the chassis then do a valve adjust and tune-up.
Now all I have to do is wait for the weather to break, get the tires back on, get her off the stands and go cruising
Grandpa Got A GTI!!
that was the price of the motor alone!!! he's a 7-8 second pro mod guy he's got a '66 nova wagon that does 7.99's at 174 so it should be in good hands..he wants something different...i can't really watch another one of my cars go into the vw community only to see it all the time like the last 4!!!!
i'll give the Mrs the money for bills as i still can't work...i'l see if she lets me steal some of it for another project.//got a 58 48k original mile car i'm eyeballing
Last edited by Schell R32; 02-28-2011 at 08:36 PM.
ohboy. lol i'm bringing my engine to the machine shop to be line bored tomarow afternoon for $75, and then ordering my 1641 kit and 110 engle cam. ($550 well spent)
i couldent get a hold of r&r machine, and simplex doesn't do vw machine anymore, but a couple weeks ago me and my friend got lost in providence and stumbled across "engines By Benz" who does casework on vw's. they have tons of bay window busses, and a couple verts in the parking lot too.
i'm in middle of deciding weather i want to have my cam gear straight cut. i love the sound it makes, but it might get annoying after a while haha
champagne taste with a beer budget.