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      02-22-2011 10:01 AM #51
      Stage 2 Endurance SouthBend clutch came in. finally able to bolt it all together.




      And I picked up a little treat for my self. 16x9.5s gonna be trading two of the 9.5s for 8.5s.


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      02-22-2011 02:16 PM #52
      Looking good! mk4 wheels? Hopefully they aren't pink when you're done with them!

      That adaptor looks a lot nicer than I thought it would!

    3. 02-22-2011 02:34 PM #53
      Corvette.

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      02-22-2011 02:56 PM #54
      Did not see the sawblades coming....I figured something else would be in the works. I can't wait to see my former coupe all done up in her new glory.
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      Very small rocks!

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      02-22-2011 03:21 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by mr sarcastic View Post
      Corvette.
      Ironic that you didn't catch the sarcasm.


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      02-22-2011 05:45 PM #57
      Yea I was going a different way with wheels but the salad shooters were to good of a deal to pass up. I'm thinking polished?!

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      02-22-2011 06:59 PM #58
      I vote on polishing them. Are you going to keep the car the silvery blue?
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      Very small rocks!

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      02-22-2011 08:49 PM #59
      Yes sir. Stock interior, stock exterior, just stanced out on some nice wheels with a little something under the hood. That's all I'm really going for. Trying to keep it period correct. Except for the motor of course.

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      02-22-2011 11:44 PM #60
      Didn't you get a set of RML 15" flakes? If so, what are you doing with them???
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      02-23-2011 12:57 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnBarleyCorn View Post
      Didn't you get a set of RML 15" flakes? If so, what are you doing with them???
      Haha i was planning on buying them but Wheels were last on my list. The shooters just fell in my lap.

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      02-23-2011 10:02 PM #62
      Gonna suck if you keep it long enough to have to do the chains again

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      03-02-2011 01:50 PM #63
      I am keeping an eye on this as I am thinking about doing the same thing to my quantum. I just find it hard to justify a 1200 starter, adapter plate and flywheel when I bought the car for 400 bones! Keep it up!
      My 24v 3.1L Syncro Mk3 build here

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      03-02-2011 02:09 PM #64
      Well if you're putting it in a syncro, you're lucky. Your trans will bolt up to the adapter plate. Mine didn't. So I had to buy a trans, have custom axles made, and convert it to a hydraulic clutch. But yea I spent quite a bit of money so far.

      The starter it came in today!


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      03-03-2011 11:04 AM #65
      Wow - thats a hell of a starter. Looking good!

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      03-03-2011 08:50 PM #66
      Since the Flanges on the new 1.8t trans are bigger then my stock ones. I made some custom axles. Took the inner splines off of 1.8t axles and welded them on to my stock axles. Machined them flat and put a center pin in them to make sure they stayed straight.






      Looking into gettin them balanced but can find anyplace that will do FWD axles. Any suggestions? They're pretty damn straight and I made sure the weight of the weld was even all around, just want to make sure.
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      03-03-2011 09:29 PM #67
      oo im all over this by the way i love pictures

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      03-04-2011 10:37 AM #68
      I wouldn't worry *too* much about perfect balance, I am sure the grease and CVs aren't always in perfect balance, and they rotate alot further out (in radius) than the axles themselves. I'd worry more about being straight.

      I am envious of your machining. Wish I had (and knew how to use) a lathe and a mill. Someday.. .

    18. 03-04-2011 10:51 AM #69
      I concure about balancing them. As long as they're staight, you should be fine. I was you, I'd run em for a bit then check the welds for cracks. That'd prolly be the only way they'd fail.

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      03-04-2011 11:05 AM #70
      I remember an old article about a crazy 2.0 16V w/ 2 stages of N2O in the UK. Nickel plated axles, that showed the twisting action from stress cracks in the plating. No idea if that would apply here, though.

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      03-04-2011 11:07 AM #71
      Yea I'm just super nervous. Youre not really suppose to weld axles anyways since theyre case hardened steel. (makes them brittle) But yea, I'll run them for a bit and check them.

    21. 03-04-2011 11:27 AM #72
      From what i can see, it doesn't look like there is a way you can slide a larger pipe over the welded area, then weld the ends. That's how many people add strength to a welded axle. Is that possible? Or would it interfere with the cv boot?

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      03-04-2011 01:44 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by mr sarcastic View Post
      From what i can see, it doesn't look like there is a way you can slide a larger pipe over the welded area, then weld the ends. That's how many people add strength to a welded axle. Is that possible? Or would it interfere with the cv boot?
      Yea that bump is for the cv boot to slide over. I thought about reinforcing it, still might. Just need to figure something out for the boot.

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      03-04-2011 06:18 PM #74
      never seem one of those cars in my life
      Caddys are addictive I love original MK1 chit

      past cars: 1979 rabbit, 1981 Diesel rabbit, 1980 rabbit LX, 1978 rabbit C, 1989 Golf GTI, 1992 Golf GTI, now 1981 Caddy

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      03-04-2011 08:32 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by pegasis View Post
      never seem one of those cars in my life
      It's one of the ugliest but at the same time sexiest Vw you'll ever see. Hahahaha

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