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    Thread: ABA Fox build

    1. 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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      10-13-2011 11:15 PM #32

      2011-10-11_17-51-14_841 by ChevyAndVW, on Flickr

      throttle body boreing to start..

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      10-13-2011 11:20 PM #33

      2011-10-11_18-38-26_258 by ChevyAndVW, on Flickr

      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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      10-13-2011 11:22 PM #34

      2011-10-12_14-19-40_49 by ChevyAndVW, on Flickr

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

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      10-13-2011 11:23 PM #35

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      untangleing all the wires and getting ready to strip

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      10-13-2011 11:24 PM #37

      2011-10-13_09-39-53_338 by ChevyAndVW, on Flickr


      at only 107k on the motor, it looked pretty nasty

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      10-13-2011 11:26 PM #38

      2011-10-13_12-10-02_165 by ChevyAndVW, on Flickr

      crank shaft pulley was a bytch to get off... some straps and wood and a breaker bar did the trick

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      10-13-2011 11:27 PM #39

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      harness was laid out and reduced for the non a/c prehistoric fox

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      10-13-2011 11:29 PM #40

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      started to paint the engine and my phone broke... so ill have to take more pics tomorrow with my camera

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      10-14-2011 07:38 AM #41
      You know you can put more than one picture in a post.

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      10-14-2011 10:06 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Edcon91 II View Post
      You know you can put more than one picture in a post.
      shh


      Keep the progress and pictures coming- Looking good! Love your taste of cars btw.

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      10-14-2011 11:32 AM #43
      Hurrah for progress
      Not red, not blue- red, white, and blue

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      10-14-2011 11:07 PM #44
      thank you. and i know i can put more than 1 pic but its (i guess) easier spaced out and try to get step by step. wiring harness was slimmed down today and recieved the wrong gaskets and etc. had to do alot of running around chasing parts and had to drive an hour away to get the plug wires i wanted (plugs i got got ordered wrong) with an hour till they closed. got there with the doors locked and the lights off. knocked on the door and bought the ngk wires i wanted.

      with all the running around i managed to machine a egr block off plate/ finish the wiring and put the motor together. (except the fox parts that need to go on) now i need to see what kind of accessory setup i need to use.. fox..or somthing else... and (not a big deal) but where the air intake will run with the motor longatudal...

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      10-14-2011 11:20 PM #45
      half the pics are on another camera. more progress and pics tomorrow.. and will be finaly carless tomorrow when the motor comes out tomorrow. tomorrow the motor will be pulled and hopfuly the sub frame and what not will be cleaned, covered in POR-15 and what i need off the fox motor will be on the ABA.


      2011-10-14_21-32-53_269 by ChevyAndVW, on Flickr


      2011-10-14_21-32-35_568 by ChevyAndVW, on Flickr

      had to drill and tap to use this nifty chrome skull thing as a plug heh heh


      2011-10-14_21-32-35_568 by ChevyAndVW, on Flickr

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      10-14-2011 11:22 PM #46
      CHROME SKULL block of heh heh


      2011-10-14_21-02-55_911 by ChevyAndVW, on Flickr

    22. 10-14-2011 11:59 PM #47
      I see you building a beautiful VW crossflow engine...but...this have the correct size to you install in your Fox?
      These engines from Golf have 159mm rod lenght? Here in Brazil we have some problems with this engine swaps.

    23. 10-15-2011 12:03 AM #48
      You know the newest versions of Fox in Brasil? The newest fronts, grilles, headlights, bumpers...?
      http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_gsatB-zoA8.../voyage_96.jpg
      Know this version?

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      10-15-2011 12:12 AM #49
      the aba or crossflow will fit. some things need to be changed and used of the fox or voyage (exhaust manifold, fuse box(and aba), etc) what problems to do have in brazil? the pic is a (correct me if im wrong 91-93 fox in the states.) the wire harness of the aba has been slimmed down by deleted things the fox wont use like a/c, lights, etc. also some connectors will have to be swaped. you can use 1 fuse box by merging things u need and dont need but im just going to run 2 for now just to get this done faster and easy of trouble shooting. this car is my EVERYDAY driver (only my fox is on the road). so im taking my time and doing everything correct, clean, and paying attension to detail but working on it everyday long hours till its complete.
      Last edited by ChevyAndVW; 10-15-2011 at 12:19 AM.

    25. 10-15-2011 04:37 PM #50
      These are the newest version here in Brazil too(We have the atual generation based in Gol "G5").
      Here we have problems to close the hood. These engines from Golfs Mk3/mk4 have 159mm rods and a block more long(to top). The parts fits without problems, the holes is indentics...but the hood don't close!! Atention for this. Verify today, no spent your time before this verification!

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