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    Thread: Root Beer's Street/Strip S2 N/A++ 8v

    1. Moderator root beer's Avatar
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      05-28-2011 06:54 PM #26
      Me too. I've seriously wanted a simple ass aba swapped mk1 for like 5 years.

    2. 05-28-2011 07:36 PM #27
      Dr. FrankenBerk Approves this thread...

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      05-28-2011 09:21 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by root beer View Post
      Me too. I've seriously wanted a simple ass aba swapped mk1 for like 5 years.
      Buy my rabbit. Big turbo aba swap.. its fun!

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      05-28-2011 10:22 PM #29
      If i go any further with mk1's, i'm going to want a jetta. Plus, I get too much enjoyment out of turning bolts for no reason.

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      05-29-2011 01:46 AM #30
      TIGninja made this, and is shipping next week. Pumped.















      I finished all the porting I'm getting into for now. I ran out of sanding rolls, but i think this is a good stopping point for now. ABA stock valves are really terrible. I'll do something with them someday, but for this weekend, they're getting lapped back in. There's a couple pics at the top of a stock obd2 head just for some kind of comparison.










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      05-29-2011 01:52 AM #31
      If I send you my "new" head, will you make it this pretty for a nominal fee?

      But,
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      It's Timmy with mmmmMojo, i have returned
      8VALVETURBO - RIP White Jetta

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      05-29-2011 02:05 AM #32
      I'd love to if i had the time man. I've got too many projects on my plate for too damn long!

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      05-29-2011 02:12 AM #33
      Dirt Cheap racing + Scirocco= Win in my book

      It's my two favorite automotive things together.

      Definitely keeping an eye on this because I plan on using OBD wiring for my future engine plans.

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      05-29-2011 02:14 AM #34
      Ohhhh... ok..

      Quote Originally Posted by root beer View Post
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      8VALVETURBO - RIP White Jetta

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      05-29-2011 02:21 AM #35
      Got a compressor? Get a straight grinder, and a porting kit with all the sanding rolls from eastwood. People like to make porting this mysterious, magical process. I've had good luck just going at it and using my best judgement. It's just doing a little reading, doing a little visualizing, take your time, and don't go crazy on the first one you do. It's even cooler on 8v's because these heads go for scrap pricing.

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      05-29-2011 02:28 AM #36
      lol, I was wanting a reaction from that pic..
      But yeah, I'd do it myself, and I would go slow my first time.

      The thing is.. I've never taken a head apart before..
      Quote Originally Posted by root beer View Post
      It's Timmy with mmmmMojo, i have returned
      8VALVETURBO - RIP White Jetta

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      05-29-2011 02:34 AM #37
      Haha, the pic was good. Sorry, house sitting at my parents house, all ****ed up watching The Killing with my 12 year old labrador.

      There are some different ways to bust a head down. I use a press, combinations of sockets, then a deep ~19mm socket with a slot cut in it. Secure the head, secure the bottom of the valve, press the retainer down off the keepers, knock them to the side off the valve, and let the press off.

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      06-05-2011 06:37 PM #39
      Alright. I've been rolling on this a bit. I finished cleaning the valves, polished lifter bores, and cam journals. and assembled the head, torqued with ARP's. Spent alot of time on a ported stock lower manifold. We'll see how dumb i am when i get it on the rollers stock manifold/268 for a baseline. The shape of my ports is just kinda silly now...had to trim up my gasket to match, haha.

      Coolant hoses are getting mocked up, wiring's getting plugged in. Still waiting on my header and exhaust.

      I ditched my big stock dumb heavy fan shroud and fan. Picked up a brand new oem 08 civic plastic shroud and fan for $10.01 shipped from ebay. Score....should fit nice, cool more efficiently, and drop some much needed weight from the front of this car. The back is toooootally stripped, the front will always have a motor in it, so yea...


      Underdrive crank pulley-$40


      Beefy ass x brace


      The back of the car right now


      Also, spent ALOT of time organizing my parts shed. My god. I've got way too much **** right now. Just one shelf...anybody need a vr head?


      DIRTY Car:





    15. 06-05-2011 10:03 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by root beer View Post
      Got a compressor? Get a straight grinder, and a porting kit with all the sanding rolls from eastwood. People like to make porting this mysterious, magical process. I've had good luck just going at it and using my best judgement. It's just doing a little reading, doing a little visualizing, take your time, and don't go crazy on the first one you do. It's even cooler on 8v's because these heads go for scrap pricing.
      And pick yourself up a few of these. At least get a round ball, oval, and a straight with round top in the long shank version. Finish with cartridge rolls or flap wheels in various grits. (i prefer the flaps) You'll thank me when you find all your grinding wheels are caked with aluminum


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      06-05-2011 10:43 PM #41
      or you could just get the eastwood grinders grease when you get your porting kit. it keeps the rollers from getting clogged up and helps them last longer. plus on the finer stuff it makes for a smoother finish (not that you really want all that smooth in the ports, but for polishing its pretty awesome)

      the burs tend to be a bit aggressive, especially for people who are just starting. the sanding scrolls are more time consuming but are far less prone to accidentally removing too much material.
      ...but then again, i do drive a festiva

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      06-06-2011 07:29 AM #42
      Yea, i've got carbide bits, and i use them for cast iron, but for aluminum i prefer starting with just cheap packs of grinding stones, then moving to sanding rolls/cones.

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      06-06-2011 10:21 AM #43
      Sweet thread. I love reading your posts about VR stuff, glad to see you over here.

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      06-06-2011 02:58 PM #44
      I love the look of this car!!! I will be doing something similar with an 84 I got on trade. Keep the photo's coming!!

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      06-06-2011 10:44 PM #45


      whattttttttttttttttt
      Quote Originally Posted by root beer View Post
      It's Timmy with mmmmMojo, i have returned
      8VALVETURBO - RIP White Jetta

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      06-07-2011 08:39 AM #46
      Mass hysteria!

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      06-07-2011 10:53 AM #47
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      My dad was pretty important in pre-ferrari maserati days. He travelled all over the country fixing them for the factory. He spent a significant amount of time in Italy both then, and then again for the Mangusta reincarnation.

      That means we have a biturbo and quattroporte boneyard behind our shop. Free wheels
      I have a friend (who owns the local german car specialist shop here in town) who used to work for a dealer in Reno that sold Maseratis in the mid 70's and 80's doing this same exact thing. Apparently when they would come to the dealership a lot of the electrical and rubber would be rotted out on them from sitting at the factory. From what he said Maserati would do their production runs way in advance and the cars would end up sitting for extended periods of time without any sort of attention.

      Don't care, still want a Maserati biturbo at some point.
      A sloth gets robbed by three turtles. The sloth calls the cops and they ask him "so can you tell us about the robbery?" and the sloth say's "I'm not sure.............It all happened so fast......."

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      06-07-2011 11:00 AM #48
      Nice.

      My dad also did some cool stuff with the Firestone Firehawk series. He built all the race motors. He modded wastegate vac lines with a T and carburetor jets(interchangable inside the car) to make more boost.(pre boost controllers) Added an extra pickup in their gas tanks. This was a 'factory stock' style class.

      Anytime anybody's in Maryland, shoot me a pm and we'll do down in my parents basement and nerd out on 80's pictures.

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      06-07-2011 07:51 PM #50
      Love this thread, I'm doing a 24 Hours of Lemons Scirocco this year should be a fun build!

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