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    Thread: Resurrection of the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

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      10-19-2011 11:48 AM #211
      Anybody is more than welcome to come and check it out. Just IM me for info!

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      10-19-2011 12:22 PM #212
      If you need some wheels for this to sit on through the winter let me know. I have some you can throw on it.
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      10-19-2011 01:08 PM #213
      Really just need to buy tires...looking for a set of 205 40 16's and a set of 195 50 15's. Car came with the original 1995 GLX factory BBS wheels too.
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      10-20-2011 08:37 AM #214
      Nothing really accomplished last night. My dad is back from Afghanistan for a couple weeks and we had some catching up to do.

      Not much going to happen tonight either, electricians apprenticeship classes. This weekend should give me time to do some more wiring.

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      10-21-2011 07:12 PM #215
      meh...bled the clutch and played with the battery (need more cable). Working all day OT tomorrow (time and a half is never a bad thing!).

      Really hard to balance working to make money, while having time off to spend it

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      10-23-2011 07:10 PM #216
      Test fit the cooling system. Need to get some couplings and piece together the lines that went out of the head to the heater core and then back to the Tstat housing. Heater core is gone now, but I'm water cooling to the turbo so the lines can't be completely removed. Need to find all the hardware to mount the radiator. Got the fans ziptied to the radiator. Had to fix the spark plug wiring. In the process of getting the wiring cleaned up I must have accidentally moved about half of the wires on the coil packs. Glad I checked...car probably wouldn't have run the way I had it.


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      10-26-2011 08:31 PM #217
      picked up one of these power steering delete lines from vortexer S/N ON3WHLS

      Gotta drop the rack/subframe to undo the hydraulic lines; tried with it all in place and can't get any leverage on the nuts.


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      10-26-2011 09:41 PM #218
      You dont have to drop the rack, I did mine while the car was all togther. A bit of a pita but better then tearing it all down. Make sure you have some stubby wrenches.
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      10-26-2011 10:03 PM #219
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      picked up one of these power steering delete lines from vortexer S/N ON3WHLS

      Gotta drop the rack/subframe to undo the hydraulic lines; tried with it all in place and can't get any leverage on the nuts.



      HOW well does this feel not having the hydraulic boost from the pump???
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      10-26-2011 11:39 PM #220
      Nothing wrong with manual steering, does a man right
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      10-27-2011 12:11 AM #221
      LOL i have nothing against manual steering... lol... buy arent the manual and power steering racks ratios different, and without the hydraulic boost, isnt that NON-power power steering rack harder to manipulate than a manual rack...? thats my question... does this system loop work better than just draining the rack of its fluid and running a well greased rack...?
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      10-27-2011 06:56 AM #222
      Quote Originally Posted by emg60vw View Post
      LOL i have nothing against manual steering... lol... buy arent the manual and power steering racks ratios different, and without the hydraulic boost, isnt that NON-power power steering rack harder to manipulate than a manual rack...? thats my question... does this system loop work better than just draining the rack of its fluid and running a well greased rack...?

      I put the same loop kit in the mkII. The power rack has a better ration that the manual rack.... It's a PITA trying to get the car all the way up on the wall in the garage, but other than that, its good to go

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      10-27-2011 07:18 AM #223
      Quote Originally Posted by BarryV View Post
      I put the same loop kit in the mkII. The power rack has a better ration that the manual rack.... It's a PITA trying to get the car all the way up on the wall in the garage, but other than that, its good to go
      That's what I heard as well, the ratio is quicker with the P.S. rack, but a little harder to maneuver at lower speeds. I'm curious how bad torque steer is going to be with the quaife and liberal amounts of boost/traction problems

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      10-27-2011 07:19 AM #224
      Quote Originally Posted by vwmk2vr6s View Post
      You dont have to drop the rack, I did mine while the car was all togther. A bit of a pita but better then tearing it all down. Make sure you have some stubby wrenches.
      I tried with everything in place, it's just too damn tight. Might try some PB blaster but I don't think corrosion is the issue.

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      10-28-2011 05:38 PM #225
      Tried on the P.S. hardline bolts again today. Still couldn't get them loose. Going to hold off on that part for a little while and focus on wiring. Picked up a good ground wire for the battery.

      Found a little rot under the car, couple places where I had to clean off the undercoating and do a little rust treatment on. Going to have to re-apply undercoating after I degrease the rest of the underside of the car.

      Got the downpipe attached to the cat/rest of exhaust after picking up a 3" 3 hole gasket.

      Still need to bleed the brakes and pull the trigger on some tires.

      No pictures today. It's cold as hell in the garage, even with insulated Carhartt bibs and jacket.

    16. 10-28-2011 05:44 PM #226
      I have an awesome propane heater you can use man
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      10-28-2011 05:51 PM #227
      If you don't plan on using it much this winter...I'd gladly like to rent that monster. Don't feel like dropping $150+ on a forced air propane heater that I'm only going to use occasionally for a few months.

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      10-28-2011 07:49 PM #228
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      Brake system complete. Need to bleed it now and check for leaks.

      Battery tray installed. Rivnut/nutsert secured. Need to connect power cables to distribution block and get to wiring! Had to hold a flashlight on the trunk for lighting, sorry for the low quality.


      I would love to talk to you some day about both the master setup and the Battery relocation. All my ABS is disconnected and I would love to get rid of all the extra crap in the engine bay. Is this all stock parts or are those hardlines custom? Also like to see what you have decided about the trunk battery location and how you are wiring it?

    19. 10-28-2011 08:04 PM #229
      Rent? Nope, free my friend.


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      10-28-2011 08:06 PM #230
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      That's what I heard as well, the ratio is quicker with the P.S. rack, but a little harder to maneuver at lower speeds. I'm curious how bad torque steer is going to be with the quaife and liberal amounts of boost/traction problems
      No power steering here on my vr6 turbo w/ an open diff @ 12psi and torque steer isn't anything to wine about. Just make sure your tires are aired right.

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      10-28-2011 09:17 PM #231
      Quote Originally Posted by skateboards and mk2s View Post
      I would love to talk to you some day about both the master setup and the Battery relocation. All my ABS is disconnected and I would love to get rid of all the extra crap in the engine bay. Is this all stock parts or are those hardlines custom? Also like to see what you have decided about the trunk battery location and how you are wiring it?
      Master cylinder and booster are factory parts. Hardlines are custom handmade pieces. Battery relocation to the trunk is still being worked on, but when complete will be worth the headache. LMK if you have specific questions.

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      10-28-2011 09:18 PM #232
      Quote Originally Posted by LowLife View Post
      No power steering here on my vr6 turbo w/ an open diff @ 12psi and torque steer isn't anything to wine about. Just make sure your tires are aired right.
      That's good news then!

      And @ Robin...I'll be in touch this weekend; I owe you one!
      Last edited by jaystone; 10-28-2011 at 09:20 PM.

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      10-29-2011 01:29 AM #233
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      Master cylinder and booster are factory parts. Hardlines are custom handmade pieces. Battery relocation to the trunk is still being worked on, but when complete will be worth the headache. LMK if you have specific questions.
      Are you planning on running straight cable al the way back to the battery? Or using some sort of halfway fuse? Grounding in the trunk?

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      10-29-2011 11:45 AM #234
      Chassis will be grounded in the trunk. Power will run from the battery to a mkIV style distribution block near the drivers foot well. I'll get pictures as soon as more progress is made.

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      10-30-2011 10:38 PM #235
      Picked up some more foglights today. Going to be restoring a couple sets, anybody interested in a pair?

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      10-31-2011 11:29 AM #236
      I would be down for some lenses if you end up with extra.

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      10-31-2011 12:31 PM #237
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      Picked up some more foglights today. Going to be restoring a couple sets, anybody interested in a pair?
      YES~ I need them dearly....call/text me Jeff
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      10-31-2011 02:21 PM #238
      Ad posted in the RM classifieds.

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      11-01-2011 12:07 PM #239
      Awesome build, keep it up

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      11-01-2011 04:55 PM #240
      I stil have that set of Fogs for you if you still want them Jeff.
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    31. 11-01-2011 05:11 PM #241
      Why not put the fans on the front of the radiator? No space?
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      11-01-2011 06:28 PM #242
      Mostly because the radiator I have right now has a lot of bent fins and the fans cover it up pretty nicely. Don't want to mess with too much cosmetic crap like that right now considering the rest of the block/transmission and stuff aren't 'detailed' like the intake manifold and valve cover.

      @Kevin; how is the glass on the fogs? Seems like every set I come across the lenses are cracked, sandblasted to hell, or just plain missing chunks. I debated polishing the glass on a pair as in the thread here http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...hing-pics.html but the materials would cost about $70, not including my time. So, OEM replacement glass seems like a decent alternative.

    33. 11-01-2011 06:36 PM #243
      Buy these-

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/93-98-Volksw...item2567f6dd9d


      Disassemble, install the new lenses on the Hella Projectors, clear bra, call it a day.
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      11-07-2011 08:55 AM #244
      Might have to do that; but it will be a few weeks. Blew my parts budget on an emergency vet visit this weekend.

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      11-11-2011 12:40 PM #245
      Picking up some sticky rubber this weekend if all goes well. Came across a good deal that can't be passed up.

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