Powdered these bits
for this engine
For this car
I powdered my valvecover gloss white and love the way it looks. I've always been afraid to powder a block because I have heard that it can lead to warping since the block can't dissipate heat properly....is that true? Either way that looks awesome and you're making me want to do the same.
Keep up the good work
like this thing wasnt scary enough to drive before?
****ing awesome man! wish i had your enthusiasm and resources to work on projects
If you can't take others opinions on a public forum then keep your opinions and photos on your facebook where only your friends can see and you can delete their comments!
I support the efforts of new ideas and products to be offered to the mk1 community: http://oldskoolvw.com/
Went to my other garage space at my dads place tonight and dug through some parts i had packed away for this engine. found a bunch of seals and gaskets, a new ABF timing belt cover, and my bag of stainless allen bolts to mount a bunch of the bits on the engine. Bolted the manifold on and set the valve cover on. I need to get some stainless bolts for the valve cover next. Also need to mod the ABF cover to better fit the shorter 9A block.
I randomly post in here as I touch the car. thanks for the positive comments!
And a close up of the stainless bolt/mirror red/white block combo
P.S.- anyone know the length/size/thread pattern for the valve cover bolts?
Some pics of how found the car/when i first took delivery over a year ago. Story goes that a buddy of mine that worked at a local tire shop told me about a nice old man that came into his shop to get his tires rotated on his caddy and mentioned he had an "old 80 rabbit" he'd pretty much give away.. apparently he had parked the car when his son seized up the old diesel engine, he pulled the engine and never got around to installing a new one. he left the OE 4spd trans on the passenger seat this entire time.. he moved the car to a friends house, where it used to sit near the road.. local kids smashed out the one side window, and the other windows we left half down.. he then moved it in the back of his property where it sat and sunk into the ground...my friend got his number and instantly contacted me. by the end of the week i had looked at the car, fell in love, and negotiated a trade.. i get his OE caddy 5spd trans repaired (was stuck in 3rd gear), and I get the car. I did so, returned the trans, picked the car up, worked my ass of to convert it to "Gas" from diesel and get it road worthy for Madness a month later.. below are some pics of when i first got it, and some of the stuff i ran into when getting it "road worthy" for the first time in almost 20 years.
Maiden Voyage was to Madness, had no lights what-so-ever, brake pedal I had to manually return to the top of the pedal position each time i braked, I would have to stop to retime the engine every little bit as it was burning off the horrible old diesel/gas mixture that was in the tank and i had to retime/tune it to compensate for the "fresh gas" as it cleaned itself out, and had to clearance the fenders to fix some rubbing issues.. i've never had more fun driving or bringing a car back to life than this one.
Last edited by IronTrap; 12-09-2010 at 10:10 AM.
damn son your like a machine with these builds lately
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awesome......just awesome......everyone's beating me to the punch...I'm dying to find a crusty mk1 to do this with.....problem is, all the ones I find are too far gone with the rear beams rotted off or the strut towers totally separated from therest of the chassis...
sweet job man!