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    Thread: alaincopter's brasil-style AP turbo fox build

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      10-26-2010 01:34 PM #36
      New fuel distributor in:



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      10-26-2010 01:43 PM #37
      Intercooler (from a Passat 1.8T) and tubing:







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      10-26-2010 01:51 PM #38
      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"





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      10-26-2010 05:39 PM #39
      if your getting some coils from brazil, make that 2 sets.
      theres a certain wagon in my garage id like to introduce to the ground without having to introduce it to the welder first.
      My car is slower than yours.

    5. 10-28-2010 01:55 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by ianwilson View Post
      if your getting some coils from brazil, make that 3 sets.
      theres a certain wagon in my garage id like to introduce to the ground without having to introduce it to the welder first.
      Fixed Need a set to

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      10-31-2010 03:06 PM #41
      Fellas, with all due respect, please stay on topic. This is not a coilover group buy thread!

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      11-01-2010 10:37 PM #42
      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.

    8. 11-03-2010 04:35 PM #43
      ahhh.... nice build!

      so when you headed back to Brazil?
      my oil stain is bigger than yours
      the Race Dasher Project is now on Facebook, 180hp and 188tq... while miss-firing BADLY
      the Dasher Owners Group is now on Facebook

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      01-11-2011 12:50 AM #44
      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.

      Pics!













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      01-11-2011 11:11 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by alaincopter View Post
      Fellas, with all due respect, please stay on topic. This is not a coilover group buy thread!
      Amen !!! Dam nice work !!! I've never been a big fan of that front end.....until now ! Nice car !!!

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      01-12-2011 01:06 PM #46
      Great! It's coming together nicely.
      Not red, not blue- red, white, and blue

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      01-12-2011 08:22 PM #47
      wow that looks fantastic! Great work.

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      01-13-2011 02:06 AM #48
      Thanks guys!!

    14. 01-13-2011 11:29 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by alaincopter View Post
      Thanks guys!!
      hey I love the "brake line" fuel injector lines.... question, how did you plumb the fuel injector end? more brake lines? details?
      my oil stain is bigger than yours
      the Race Dasher Project is now on Facebook, 180hp and 188tq... while miss-firing BADLY
      the Dasher Owners Group is now on Facebook

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      01-14-2011 01:04 PM #50
      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!

    16. 01-14-2011 01:54 PM #51
      interesting! that might be the solution to the custom CIS lines i've been trying to figure out how to make :-)
      my oil stain is bigger than yours
      the Race Dasher Project is now on Facebook, 180hp and 188tq... while miss-firing BADLY
      the Dasher Owners Group is now on Facebook

    17. 01-14-2011 02:17 PM #52
      Stop Please please tell me that is not brake line used for high pressure fuel? Ask windowlicker how that works. it will burst and fire will ensue.

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      01-14-2011 06:56 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Banned wagon View Post
      Stop Please please tell me that is not brake line used for high pressure fuel? Ask windowlicker how that works. it will burst and fire will ensue.

      BS

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      01-14-2011 08:32 PM #54
      What?! Am I missing something here?

      Fuel pressure to the injectors ~ 100 psi

      Brake fluid pressure through regular brake lines ~ thousands of psi

      Why exactly will it burst?

    20. 01-14-2011 09:23 PM #55
      Yes but hose made for fuel and it's properetys is different then that for brakefluide. I do hope you are right. I love your project

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      01-14-2011 10:40 PM #56
      Oh! I see what you mean. No worries, only the hard steel lines are brake lines. The rubber is fuel injection hose rated for 180 psi. Thanks for the concern though, and the comment on the project

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      01-18-2011 10:08 PM #57
      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
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      05-05-2011 12:20 AM #58
      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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    24. 05-05-2011 12:55 AM #59
      nice score. Whats this you say you are back in Brazil getting parts for all of us!!

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      05-05-2011 02:45 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by alaincopter View Post
      Homemade AFR meter, following the schematics on the scirocco.org website... using a DVD case!!


      i searched around on sirocco.org and couldnt find the bit youre talking about. any pointers on how to search or even a direct link?

      Thanks

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      12-21-2011 10:25 AM #61
      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



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    27. 12-21-2011 11:28 AM #62
      Vent windows!! awesome!! let me know how much you want for them

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      12-21-2011 01:16 PM #64
      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.

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      12-21-2011 02:06 PM #65
      wow. just seeing this thread Alain. amazing work and truly inspiring

      If it ever makes it back to NYC - hit me up!

      I plan to take the Wagon to the Midwest in the Summer - again - your post is an inspiration!

      Keep the updates coming

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      12-21-2011 02:44 PM #66
      I am literally drooling over those vent windows. I have wanted a pair for my car forever
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      12-21-2011 06:00 PM #67
      Mmm, vent windows...

      How much do polyurethane control arm and subframe bushings run down there?

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      12-21-2011 06:25 PM #68
      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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      12-21-2011 09:13 PM #69
      Very cool Build

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      12-22-2011 02:54 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by alaincopter View Post
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      j-boogie, so was I! It adds perfectly to the pop-up rear windows and sunroof
      You took the words right out of my mouth. The air flow in mine with the sunroof and rear pop-outs is nice and vents would just top it off!
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