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    Thread: Resurrection of the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

    1. 08-23-2011 11:07 PM #71
      Going to do the TB too once I get another carbide burr. Probably goibg to gasket match the upper to lower manifold. Not going to touch the head yet. Maybe some day I'll build another motor...maybe.

    2. 08-27-2011 03:28 PM #72
      Was a crazy week, not much accomplished. Got the drivers side polish finished (or would that be got the finish polished?! ). Started on the intake manifold. Pardon the cell phone pictures; it's just way easier than using my digital point and shoot or DSLR.




      Last edited by jaystone; 08-27-2011 at 03:49 PM.

    3. 08-27-2011 08:14 PM #73
      Got a test piece of charge plumbing powdercoated. Going to see how it matches the rest.


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      08-28-2011 09:57 PM #74
      this is awesome!

    5. 08-29-2011 07:02 PM #75
      Got some new OEM sideskirts ordered thanks to Mr. Kellin @ Emich.

      Also got some tie rod ends and some other misc bits ordered from AutohausAZ.

      Also have the old sideskirts for sale.

      Going to try and work on the intake manifold later this afternoon. Carbide burr and some abrasive flapper discs acquired last week.

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      08-29-2011 09:44 PM #76
      I really like the direction of this!
      ~I love thunder red!!!~

    7. 08-30-2011 12:46 PM #77
      Do it right, or do it twice.

    8. 08-30-2011 09:29 PM #78
      Took it easy tonight, wetsanded the back and passenger side. Started polishing.

      Anybody got an adjustable speed orbital polisher with some polishing (wool?) pads I might be able to borrow? The Porter Cable random orbital I have works OK, but takes a little too much time for my liking and doesn't cut quite as well as I need.

    9. 08-31-2011 09:46 PM #79
      Got the trunk and passengers side polished tonight. Have a couple of places that need touching up, but overall the paint is at about 95% right now. Still need to do the hood, bumpers and roof.

      Need to pick up the pace a bit and get the oilpan, wheels, and intake manifold done. Then onto the wiring I'm thinking. Going to try and get all the dirty cutting/grinding/welding/polishing/painting done while we've still got good weather!




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      08-31-2011 09:52 PM #80
      I have an porter that you can use that is variable speed..it's a good one. PM me!
      ~I love thunder red!!!~

    11. 08-31-2011 09:54 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by golf3737 View Post
      I have an porter that you can use that is variable speed..it's a good one. PM me!
      DONE! thanks!

    12. 09-01-2011 07:30 PM #82
      Factory fresh sideskirts. Baller


    13. 09-01-2011 07:55 PM #83



      No, those are nice.
      PVW 5/11 Held It Down

    14. 09-01-2011 08:01 PM #84
      funny guy

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      09-01-2011 08:10 PM #85
      they still make them. i know they dont come cheap

    16. 09-01-2011 08:28 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by Alex_Mkthree View Post
      they still make them. i know they dont come cheap
      Individually, the parts prices aren't bad, but once you add up everything...well that's a bit different. After coming up empty after scouring junkyards, craigslist, and the tex; it was time to just order the stuff new.

      Now I just need to pick a front bumper lip spoiler (either CL or SEAT Toledo) and get that on the way.

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      09-01-2011 10:23 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by Alex_Mkthree View Post
      they still make them. i know they dont come cheap
      you know they come less expensive from me! i take care of anyone on forums/friends/etc.. he saved a good $275 plus off of retail pricing

    18. 09-02-2011 08:39 AM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by audimuse View Post
      you know they come less expensive from me! i take care of anyone on forums/friends/etc.. he saved a good $275 plus off of retail pricing
      Yepper

      Meanwhile TMTuning can take their $40 shipping and $9 handling fee and eat it.

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      09-02-2011 03:42 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      Yepper

      Meanwhile TMTuning can take their $40 shipping and $9 handling fee and eat it.
      Boy, I wish I got $9 bucks every time I handled something:

      Handled a beer= $9
      Handled my lady= $9
      Handled my nut sack= $9

      The possibilities are endless and very profitable!
      ~I love thunder red!!!~

    20. 09-02-2011 07:06 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by golf3737 View Post
      Boy, I wish I got $9 bucks every time I handled something:

      Handled a beer= $9
      Handled my lady= $9
      Handled my nut sack= $9

      The possibilities are endless and very profitable!
      QFT. That's 3 different levels of profit. I know it's a business and I'm not saying profit is a bad word, but don't try to piss on me without having the courtesy of calling it rain. I may have been born at night, but it wasn't LAST night.

      Just bump the price a few bucks to cover 'handling' and give me the actual shipping cost instead of some nice round number pulled straight out of nowhere. Or, tell me shipping is going to cost $39.84; which sounds infinitely more believable.

      Rant over.

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      09-03-2011 01:58 AM #91
      dang jeff, you're puttin in some serious work! Im jealous man, looks like lots of fun.
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      i had a girl fart on accident once while hitting the gaps going over a highway bridge. i was like WAH!! she was like and then i was like

    22. 09-03-2011 03:00 PM #92
      Yesterday I cut a couple of pieces of aluminum to fill the spark plug holes in the intake manifold, Going to try and weld them in tomorrow or Monday. New tie rod ends installed, found steering rack boots torn, need to try and locate some of those now. Did a little touchup on a couple chips in the paint (need to be more careful around the car I guess), will need to wetsand and polish again eventually.

      I've got work tonight and tomorrow morning, will try to get some updated photos up when I've got something to show.

    23. 09-03-2011 07:52 PM #93
      Stripped more paint off the D90's. Porsche used some serious filling epoxy primer and paint. I thought I was down to metal, but was just through the silver OEM finish.

      Finished straightening the fins on the intercooler. Pics of new tie rod ends too.



    24. 09-04-2011 09:38 PM #94
      Manifold getting there.



    25. 09-04-2011 09:58 PM #95
      Teaser.

      Going to have to plate the valve cover to match the height of the intake manifold (extra 3/16 of material really throws it off.)

      But that's a project for another day. It's beer:30 now!


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      09-05-2011 02:59 AM #96
      Dang man that looks bad ass!!!
      I used to rollerblade.
      http://oldskoolvw.com/ do it.

    27. 09-05-2011 07:02 PM #97
      Thanks

      Took the day to clean up the garage a bit and apply more stripper to the D90's. Also tinkered with my dad's R1200 CL a bit.

      More to come this week I'm hoping

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      09-06-2011 01:20 AM #98
      It was great meeting you today Jeff. I love the ride and I can't wait to see it done this year!!
      ~I love thunder red!!!~

    29. 09-06-2011 08:48 AM #99
      Likewise Ryan. Thanks for letting me borrow the polisher again!

    30. 09-08-2011 04:26 PM #100
      Looks great so far. I'm glad to see it progressing. I just ran out of motivation and willingness to keep dropping $ into it.

      I look forward to seeing it on the road again.

    31. 09-09-2011 11:14 PM #101
      No photos tonight. Assembled the catch can to figure out how I'll end up plumbing it. Also started messing with the E codes. Going to need to fab up a couple simple brackets and trim the radiator support. Lastly got the oil pan off and started to cut the bung out to re-weld into the new pan. The bottom end of this motor looks really clean.

    32. 09-10-2011 02:14 AM #102
      I have some extra headlight brackets. LMK if you want em
      PVW 5/11 Held It Down

    33. 09-10-2011 07:04 PM #103
      Thanks Robin for the brackets; I owe you!

      Got the front end test fit. Wrapped the downpipe. Finished up installing the catch can, just need hoses now.





    34. 09-10-2011 08:43 PM #104
      More front end test fit


    35. 09-10-2011 09:43 PM #105
      Just finished cleaning up the garage after welding the oil return fitting into the new oil pan. Going to try and powdercoat a bunch of stuff tomorrow. Realized I need an air filter, oil pressure/stoich/boost guage trifecta, hood struts, and other misc stuff. Like brakelines from the caliper to the hardline.

      The devil is in the details. BTW...motor internals look good.





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