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    Thread: ABA Fox build

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      09-16-2011 10:34 PM #1
      havent seen too much threads about 2.0 ABAs into Foxes. but here my build goes. today i pulled a running OBD1 ABA out of a running 4 door golf. car had a bad clutch, body rot and normal wear. but the car only had 107k on the clock. motor didnt tick and ran great. even drove it around the junkyard.

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      09-16-2011 10:37 PM #2
      1st day i got my fox. about 9 months ago


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      09-16-2011 10:39 PM #4
      111,111.... now 114k ish... new ABA has only 107k


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      09-16-2011 11:02 PM #5
      Very nice.
      They have my car when they pry my dead cold fingers from the steering wheel.

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      09-16-2011 11:22 PM #6
      motor was from this car....


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      09-16-2011 11:24 PM #8
      had like VERY basic tools and my sawsall went thru 3 batteries trying to cut the exhaust with a dull blade...




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      09-16-2011 11:25 PM #9
      ya the car even had working A/C...... hah....





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      09-16-2011 11:26 PM #10

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      done.

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      09-16-2011 11:27 PM #11
      took EVERYING. ECU, HARNESS, FUSE BOX, ETC




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      09-16-2011 11:37 PM #12
      got the engine home safe and sound. did this today. motor came out in about 2-3 hours after dicking around becasue some1 stole the radio out of the car i using as a work bench and music.... so tried finding another radio for the "work/music car" .....no luck...

      so my next step. is clean the engine, maybe some paint, layout wire harness (im trying to use one fuse box)

      this is a totaly a CHEAP BUDGET build. clean and simple.. nothing fancy a little faster until i turbo it after the motor is in and running. i need to go back and get the rear o2 sensor, coolent temo sensor on the rad, 1.8t exhaust manifold, and 1.8t oil filter adapter to fit the new longitudal position.

      so far. $300 plus MA tax for the motor, ecu, harness, etc, etc.

      more to come....

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      09-17-2011 12:21 AM #13
      ...off the subject but when i did the head gasket on the 1.8 when i first got the car... this is how i found the timing belt.... haha


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      09-17-2011 10:52 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by ChevyAndVW View Post
      ya the car even had working A/C...... hah....





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      Poor ozone layer

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      09-17-2011 11:14 AM #15
      Yep, he destroyed it all at once As my friend says, it all would have leaked out eventually...

      I'll be watching this thread; thinking about putting one in mine someday.
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      09-17-2011 12:00 PM #16
      Here is how Dean did it.

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      09-17-2011 01:55 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by reddfoxx View Post
      As my friend says, it all would have leaked out eventually...
      Obviously not. It appeared to be holding quite a bit of refrigerant. They make machines that recover the stuff safely.

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      09-17-2011 08:48 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by ChevyAndVW View Post
      That looks like more than de minimis release...

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      09-18-2011 09:29 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Edcon91 II View Post
      Obviously not. It appeared to be holding quite a bit of refrigerant. They make machines that recover the stuff safely.


      a/c? nawww thad be illegal.... it was a NOS purge..... ahah

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      09-19-2011 08:47 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Edcon91 II View Post
      Poor ozone layer
      it's pretty silly junkyards aren't required to recover refrigerant, whether it be r12 or hfc134a. hell, blackmarket r12 is $$$

      but for what it's worth, canned air that you buy to dust off electronics is simply hfc134a. and that's its sole purpose-- to be discharged...

      i usually see someone cut open an ac system every other time i goto the junkyard it seems. usually they're r12 cars too sucks for the ozone, but sucks more, since i'd really love to throw some r12 back in the fox. hfc134a just doesn't cool the same.
      I really suck at smog.

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      09-20-2011 12:27 AM #21
      i do have 2 old bottles of R12 never opened or anything. but my fox doesnt have A/C. i was thinking on putting it into my 77 elcamino but im deleting my a/c when i swap the 350 for an LS2. R12 is colder than the new dumb chit

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      09-21-2011 10:39 PM #22
      yesterday i grabbed a o2 sensor, thermo switch and oil filter housing/cooler out of a 1.8t which is angled vs being straight so it will fit

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      09-22-2011 02:08 AM #23
      What are you gonna do about the intake? I heard crossflow intakes won't clear the hood.
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      09-22-2011 09:38 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by lilgreydentwagen View Post
      What are you gonna do about the intake? I heard crossflow intakes won't clear the hood.
      i was wondering this myself. lower motor mounts? or.......cut the hood....but make it look nice and just have the top of the intake sticking out and rubber trim around the sides of where the hood is cut. but hopefuly i can just cut some of the hood skeleton

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      09-25-2011 12:51 AM #25
      ok so if you plan on turboing it make sure you get forged rods and pistons i also have a vw fox 2.0 aba but i crushed the pistons on my fox i ran 15 psi through it it ran for a week the thing was crazy fast im pusing around 250 to 300 hp and also get racing clutch im running stage 5 from spech awsome clutch nice to see more fox enthusiest

    26. 09-25-2011 04:38 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by ChevyAndVW View Post
      i was wondering this myself. lower motor mounts? or.......cut the hood....but make it look nice and just have the top of the intake sticking out and rubber trim around the sides of where the hood is cut. but hopefuly i can just cut some of the hood skeleton
      Rather than hacking up the hood, or screwing your CV angles by lowering the engine, you might want to look into some sort of short runner intake manifold. Particularly if you're going to turbocharge it in the future.

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      09-25-2011 07:09 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by The Kilted Yaksman View Post
      Rather than hacking up the hood, or screwing your CV angles by lowering the engine, you might want to look into some sort of short runner intake manifold. Particularly if you're going to turbocharge it in the future.
      true. but this is soft of a budget build and i gotta work with what i have. i might look into it in the furtue. but i wanna c what i can do without cutting up the hood. even tho it might look cool and maybe cool the intake manifold a little. i was thinking about raising the back part of the hood a little. i can make a bracket at my dads machine shop real easy

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      09-26-2011 12:55 AM #28
      other than cuting the hood you can also custom make a intake just get the intake off a stock fox cut the flange and cut the flange off the other intake and if you cant weld it a welding shop can weld it for you around 150$ not to bad thats what my friend did but it is more complicated than cutting a hole but i like to go for a sleeper look so when you see a stupid ricer they wont know what hit them

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      10-05-2011 11:51 AM #29
      finaly got all my random parts. next machining and EGR block off plate. and starting the swap next week =)

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      10-05-2011 08:55 PM #30
      today i scored a s10 front lip, throttle body, and intake manifold (both pieces and everything attached) for $24!!! at the local junkyard. i will be port matching the intake manifold and boering the throttle body. then paint. i also got a new valve cover gasket.

      the problem im having now is trying to figure out how to run the cold air intake.. i guess i wont really know how or what pipes to use until the motor is in.

      also orders some POR-15 for the subframe and hard (80 vs the 45 stock) front motor mount and will be window welding the other mounts.

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      10-12-2011 11:32 PM #31
      electrical and wiring fun starts tomorrow 8am. got the new motor stripped tonight. bored throttle body and intake manifold and some paint. ill post some pics tomorrow

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      throttle body boreing to start..

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      10-13-2011 11:20 PM #33

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      bore finished. looks better after i was totaly done. except i didnt get pics like i though.

      -i used 60 grit than 120, 220, 400, 800, 1000, copper wire wheel, than finaly a polishing wheel and compound. took 2-3 hours to get this right and take off the material i needed

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      irrevelent to the build i put a 1st gen s10 2wd front valence on the my fox

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      untangleing all the wires and getting ready to strip

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