amazing. im gonna be late to work now because i was reading your thread................totally worth it
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Well Monday and Tuesday were not as productive as I might have hoped. I spent a lot of time just just figuring a few things out and doing a bunch of running around. Went to the Hot Water Music show on Monday which kept me out late and left Tuesday with a proper hang over. I bolted a couple things back in, got the battery power sorted, made a harness for the power Recaros, removed the auto wiring and installed the coil wire pass-through.
Here's some pics:
This is the pass-through for battery power. It should work well for connecting the fuse box power as well instead of having to run it all the way back to the trunk.
Since I am running the non-AC box, I am using the drain location for battery power. The pass-through didn't fit perfect, so I found a solution at the hardware.
It fit perfect
It was next to impossible to put on the inside. I don't think it's terrible on the outside. You won't really see it anyway.
Hoping to get the rest of the interior wiring sorted tonight so I can get the interior back in. I have my flywheel at the machine shop at the moment, so I am going to wait until the weekend to start filling the bay back up.
Last edited by detvw; 05-25-2011 at 10:54 AM.
Been busy working and not updating or taking pictures.
It was a very busy couple days this weekend, but I think we're gonna make it.
Got the brake lines, subframe, control arms and shift linkage in.
Asembled the Motor/trans and put them in the car
There have been a ton of problems/set backs, but I'm in good shape now. I keep running into things I have over looked and have spent a lot of time cleaning things up, painting and searching for missing items that have been hiding for two years.
Looks really nice man. You are inspiring me to take out my engine and at least clean and repaint my bay. Mine looks like absolute S**T compared to yours.
Keep it up good man x 100
its a breath of fresh air to see people still doing proper restos on mk2's...
love the wheels i had a set on a mk3 a long time ago, are you switching to a 5lug setup? or did you get some 4x100 to 5x112 adapters custom made?
I haven't had a whole lot of time to mess with the car lately, but what little time I have had has been trying to track down a no start issue I was having. Even though I wen't through the wiring more times than I should, I was afraid something got wired wrong. Fortunately, everything tested out. This has been going on for a good week or so. Today I noticed a difference in the distributor cap part numbers.
Well, apparently I fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is never get involved in a land war in Asia - but only slightly less well-known is this: always double check your firing order! When switching out the distributor, I noticed the firing order was wrong. Swapped them around and it fired right up.
Time to put humpty back together again.