New fuel distributor in:
Got it ready to fire up.
Hooked up the battery, alternator, cold start (on a temporary push-button because my thermo time switch is toast), timing belt, timed it, and made up some injector lines out of brake line and fuel injection hose - all because the holes and threads on each injector port on the FD are larger than the ones found on Fox and Audi units. I'll eventually get adapters so I can go back to the steel braided lines but for now these are working well with no leaks
Finished all the wheels and took the car for a little test spin. Lots of tuning left to do, but so far, it's described by my friend Steve as "s**** your pants fast"
I know it's probably useless, but the ocre with black bumpers looks good and is something unique, nothing like the well known GTi blue/silver scheme. And the black BBS fits perfect the car.
But if something that is inspired by good memories is what you want, go ahead, I know how it feels.
Thank you! And I am still not goingto Brazil for a while, unfortunately. That's why in the meantime, I'm working on making my own litte Brazil here!
So I've been working on this car inside a barn for a little while. Finally got all the good parts and panels I've been saving up onto it. New (to it) hood, fenders, windshield, doors, dash, seats, carpet, door cards with map pockets and GL pullers, and a few other odds and ends. The car is really coming together, all in different colours!
The plan is to take the hood, doors and trunk lid off in the summer, do all the bodywork, paint everything and put it back together.
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Thanks southcross, that was the easiest way I found to use the mercedes fuel distributor. For the injector end I used the stock couplers that came with the steel braided lines, the ones that thread onto the top of the injector. Flared the end of the brake line and added a little brass flare extension, worked fine!
interesting! that might be the solution to the custom CIS lines i've been trying to figure out how to make :-)
Alain, keep up the good work. I hope on seeing you and this car again.
Old toy = Fastest VW Fox in the U.S. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS885tlc0FY
New toy = 500hp Audi 90 Quattro (Sold) http://www.motorgeek.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=34057
Newest Toy = Single turbo B5 S4 http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth...ingle-turbo-S4
Thank you Lido I hope for the same!!
I had to put the project on hold because my work permit expired and I had to store the car and move away, but I will continue it! After spending a couple of months in montreal with the family I came to Brazil, where I'll stay until my actual immigration application goes through. Good opportunity to pick up a few parts!
This is my latest acquisition
One step closer to the dream!
I just hope I resist the temptation of getting a Voyage here too, i see nice ones everywhere, but none of them go for less than a few grand here
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1965aaron, the link used to be this, but it went offline a while ago... Might still be able to access it cached through Google.
Banned I may be able to... hit me up with what you need and I'll see if I can source it for you. I've done it a couple of times for people on here like a LSD for Southcross for his race dasher (that was flown in though, too heavy to ship) and a set of fogs for Edcon91.
Anyway, these babies just showed up in the mail today
Oh man I was hoping you wouldn't say that! Well this set I'll be bringing for my car, but if I still have space when I come back or can send through someone, and if I can find another used set that's good and inexpensive, could be done for around $200 - $250 shipped, I think.
Glad to inspire Chris, thanks for the comments! I'll definitely make another trip to NYC in the next few years, my fiancée really wants to go and so do I, I'll definitely let you know! Trips with the Fox are awesome, enjoy the midwest, I went to Chicago with my Fox a few times, and it always behaved well
j-boogie, so was I! It adds perfectly to the pop-up rear windows and sunroof
doppelfaust - I will look into it and IM details, that's the kind of stuff that's not bad to ship
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