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    Thread: 1988 CABBY.....work in progress....PIC HEAVY

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      12-04-2011 09:40 AM #351
      WOW...i feel like a retard......



      just wow..



      thanks guys.....

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      12-04-2011 10:46 AM #352
      Lol I only had known that because my old lawn mower had the same connection and I had to figure it out. Cheers
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      12-04-2011 10:54 AM #353
      lol, nice...


      well its all done, runs great...


      only while idling it, i tried to figure out my idle stumble...its an old car so i just accepted it....

      but it kinda chugs and blub blubs...lol, stays pretty much at 10,000 rpms...but idles a bit like a hotrod....loby..

      found out my #4 injector has some more play than the rest....so i think i need to clean them and to gaskets...

      can i ultrasonic the injectors...or??/

      best way to clean them?....plus where do i get new rubber gaskets?

      sorry i kow i could search this, but im with my kids, and id like to not be on here all day...

      thanks for the help peoples!!!!!!

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      12-04-2011 11:48 AM #354
      GAP should have injector seals for you. Go for the green colored Viton (sp?) seals over hte black rubber ones, if given a choice. They hold up much better. Vacuum leaks are the worst for CIS idle/performance problems.

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      12-04-2011 11:53 AM #355
      yup...awesome thank you!!!...

      should i just soak them?...carb cleaner?....

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      12-04-2011 11:57 AM #356
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      yup...awesome thank you!!!...

      should i just soak them?...carb cleaner?....
      Give it a try, I've never really cleaned a set of CIS injectors.

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      12-05-2011 09:33 AM #357
      drove i the 2hrs back home yest. after i did the plugs....WOW what a difference!!!

      the car ran GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

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      12-05-2011 10:07 AM #358
      then i went and picked this up.....



      My girls new hooptie, soon to be a build thread in MK1....

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      12-05-2011 01:27 PM #359
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      then i went and picked this up.....



      My girls new hooptie, soon to be a build thread in MK1....
      I wish there were decent mk1 around here. I was lucky to get a decently clean cabby. How much did you pay?
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      12-05-2011 04:22 PM #360
      traded a Volvo for it...lol


      anyway....


      i have this.....and i thought it was for a MK1, but i cant see how it would fit right with the bent bar..
      this image was on here in a FS ad from a Scirocco....


      im screwed huh?

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      12-05-2011 07:24 PM #361
      these are the ones i have, the rear is on now....and i think im having the front cut and re-welded tomorrow to change the angle of the ends....that way it works on the car...should be rad, my welder buddy is amazing with aluminum..



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      12-07-2011 10:32 AM #362
      this is what i gave him to re-weld the front bar...



      and this is what he did.....AWESOMENESS!




      need to relocate the coolant res. mount point....


      and heres the rear on....
      Last edited by mileycyrus; 12-07-2011 at 10:35 AM.

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      12-08-2011 05:28 AM #363
      The rear one looks nice but that big bulk head right under it does the same thing.

      It would be more useful in your lady's Rabbit.

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      12-09-2011 09:34 AM #364
      Man that is sweet. Keep it going bro,.

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      12-09-2011 05:04 PM #365
      Quote Originally Posted by waterwagon View Post
      The rear one looks nice but that big bulk head right under it does the same thing.

      It would be more useful in your lady's Rabbit.
      maybe....but heres is an Auto., and shes not gonna drive like i do.....lol

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      12-09-2011 05:14 PM #366
      I SUPPOSE IT WORKS......



      also , finally got to my bearings.....and did new rotors, and pads......
      HOLY CRAP IT RIDES SMOOTH....while we were in there we adjusted the camber out a bit....so the wheels look better ad it d=feels awesome.....ALSO...re-adjusted the front stress bar.....while the car was up.....ended up being about and inch difference in where the bar rested...

      ALL THIS AT ONCE....and it feels like a whole different car,,,.....FANTASTIC!






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      12-09-2011 05:15 PM #367
      Quote Originally Posted by spokane pepe View Post
      man that is sweet. Keep it going bro,.


      thank you!!!:d

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      12-09-2011 05:59 PM #368
      Was that front bearing difficult? That is the last thing I need to replace on my cabbie but I heard that you need a press to get the bearing off and on the spindle.

      Keep up the nice work.

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      12-09-2011 06:51 PM #369
      yup, they need to be pressed off, and the new ones pressed on....not really hard but u need to find someone with a press.....

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      12-09-2011 07:29 PM #370
      Yeah thanks for the heads up. I think my auto parts house will rent out some tools - ill have to check into it.

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      12-09-2011 08:00 PM #371
      NEED TO BUILD SOME OF THESE....anyone made their own??...or know where i can find specs for them?....its an east build, i just want them made right....





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      12-09-2011 08:03 PM #372
      Wont that drop the front end more? I just cant imagine going lower but hell yea go for it. That unit looks easy to fab but I can understand you wanting some measurements.

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      12-10-2011 10:35 AM #373
      it would make it lower on the cuts i have......



      but, im going to get another pair of springs, cut less off, and make it the same height...this will then just give me travel....so i wont be banging my struts on the bottom of the towers anymore....that sucks....lol

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      12-10-2011 11:01 AM #374



      new toy.....this is gonna be awesome!!

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      12-10-2011 11:37 AM #375
      sweet car man
      what is bent bar for ? just looks good or what

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