The short shifter is cheap, about $40 for one like mine I think, but I can't get parts from Brazil right now. I may be going back there late September though, so if I do, parts season will be opened again!
Steve, I have no concerns at all about the added weight of the turbo on the motor mount. I was concerned at first about the added torque going through all the mounts, but when I did the engine bay in 2010 I closely inspected them (that was after 2 years of a lot of road abuse with the turbo in) and they were still fine. I do plan on replacing them with bmw E30 ones at some point, but I'll never diss the stock Fox motor mounts. They may not be the stiffest, but they do take a lot of abuse and they last - they are over engineered like a lot of stuff on the car
WOW...! You've done an AMAZING amount of work on this car since I saw it for the FIRST time LIVE at the beginning of April, Alain...! TRULY IMPRESSIVE...! ....AND as previously mentioned with viewers' accolades....VERY INSPIRATIONAL...and MOTIVATING...!!
HERE'S to to you enjoying the FRUITS of you LABOUR this summer...!! CHEERS!!
KRAMMIT ...STAY TUNED! I KNOW I DO!
Thanks Kevin, real glad to inspire and motivate!! It's certainly very different from the last time you saw it. The biggest difference is not really seen, which is the bottom of the car
Difus, I've actually purchased some 10.1" Scirocco 16v calipers and carriers a couple of months ago (thanks ziddey) and they will be installed in not too long, hopefully thanks for the tip because they really fit this project like a glove
Well the main shell is painted for now. I really liked the process and the overall result! Learned a lot and the car is shiny.
This is the first time I am painting a car so I did run into a few of the problems you'd expect, including a couple of runs, a couple spots where paint coverage wasn't full, orange peel and a few dust specks, but this car is my school to learn on, and I did learn a lot!
In the future when I repaint things I'll do panel by panel, with LOTS more light; for now though I am happy with it and want to drive it!
Nevermind the dust in the engine bay and trunk!
Front was first rocker guarded like the original
No runs on driver's side though
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Congratulations, your car is beautiful and becoming like our "square" in Brazil. I am very happy to see that the cars that we love around here are also well regarded abroad. Good luck friend.
the new color is awesome!!!
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Is that metalic or solid color? If it's solid you might be able to sand out some of the blems with 1500 grit paper or color sand the whole car to get that mirror look! If it's metalic you could also sand lightly and then clear over that and then sand out the blemishes. I've had a couple cars I've been able to do that to.
Looks beautiful though!
The words you're using, they don't mean what you think they mean.
looking gooooooooood my turbo is still biger
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Thanks for the comments and the tips everyone!!
efritsch - I'll paint your passat if you promise to finish the Wagon
Difus - I got the cloth from JB Tecidos, not sure if they would have the one you're looking for but it's a good place to start the search
QuantumSyncro - thanks for the tips! It is metallic, bc/cc, will definitely have to do some sanding and re-clear certain areas, but looking at it in the sun today I noticed base didn't cover fully in quite a few places so will have to do some of it over again... it's ok though live and learn.
foxygrandpa - thanks for the comments, I am still a learner though! just very hands-on learning, I guess! This car has been a great school to learn on and at least it's not too expensive to make some mistakes on it
Thanks Road Boss, Mean 'n Green86, ziddey, turbofox and reddfoxx!!
I haven't done any more painting for now, but hopefully will have time to do some soon - for now I've been busy putting some stuff back together, and getting the new engine ready, in and running:
Alain - it was so great to meet you and check out your project in person. A truly inspiring example of a Fox done right. This thing is going to be awesome when it's done - I hope to see the Fox and yourself visit NY at one point
Thanks for the hospitality, build tips, t-connector, etc.
How a VW Fox Wagon sucked me back in...a build thread
John: Thank you! The motor is running - it starts right up but it's got a rough idle due to my injectors (I have newer ones coming). The current ones are so bad that when testing them, if I press down on the air plate just a little bit (trying to recreate an idling situation) only one injector sprays in a nice pattern; two don't spray at all and one sprays in pulses. They are not bad at part to full throttle though, and I could tell so in a couple of test drives around the block
Still gotta put those radiator surround pieces that Rob gave me, that will be a nice addition!
Chris: Thanks for coming by! It was great to meet you as well and talk some Fox; thanks for the gifts and for the ride in the Wagon - it drives SO nice! I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Montreal, the concert and the vw show/camping on your way back, you're welcome to stop by again anytime in the future and I'll be sure to visit next time I drive this Fox to your neighborhood!
Looking at the pictures above I realised it's missing one of the engine compartment all put back together, so I took one last night: