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    Thread: ABA Fox build

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      12-28-2011 04:53 PM #226
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      Such a great build great job man! And what a nice and clean Fox you got thats amazing. I always loved VW Fox coupes, their shape remind me of old Maserati Biturbo coupe haha. Any plans on lowering suspension and modding the engine?

      thank you. right now. i havent done too much. cleaned up and fixed the Corrado seats, and still slowly working on the hood scoop thing. the exedy clutch is going in as soon as i locate a fly wheel. lowering it in the spring. and since the motor will be getting pulled again. and i have a leaky cam seal. i might throw a 268 or 270 cam at it. and slowly aquiring turbo parts. so far i just have the turbo, some lines, and turbo manifold...

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      01-01-2012 11:06 PM #227
      come on we need updates please

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      01-03-2012 02:25 PM #228
      trying to find a new flywheel right now. then putting in my new exedy clutch. still working on hood scoop. sanding today. gotta paint my winter rims w/ studded snows. ill post some pics later of the hood scoop progress

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      01-03-2012 05:27 PM #229
      after the black license plate piece was removed, it left 2 holes and some double side tape stuff... i used a hot knife to remove the tape (since nothing else worked) and screwed some spikes in the holes...(for now until body work)


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      01-03-2012 05:31 PM #230
      ...and.... MORE.. sanding on the hood thing...



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      some final sanded with a wood block and a little more resin. and it should almost be good to bond on the hood. just unsure wether to keep the back closed or cut open (like a crowl induction hood) for heat venting....

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      01-03-2012 09:52 PM #231
      ..and grip tape on the pedals. race car status...



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      01-07-2012 08:45 PM #232

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      ^ almost winter mode.. painted rims next center caps... and i need some trim rings. i just cant find any! errrr.... and studded snows...

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      01-18-2012 03:05 PM #234
      Winter Mode...... on studded snows...



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      pulling the engine again hopefuly this weekend. (exedy clutch, and some gaskets/seals) if i can fix my girls car b4...

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      01-18-2012 03:27 PM #235
      Build is coming out nice. Keep up the good work, Let see that thing dropped!

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      01-19-2012 12:00 AM #236
      Quote Originally Posted by 1993vw fox View Post
      Build is coming out nice. Keep up the good work, Let see that thing dropped!
      thank you. so much more to do. the aba swap is complete. but theres so much more "upgrades" to do. turbo, subb frame braces, strut braces, corrado seats, etc, etc, etc... i have plans to drop it in the spring. just not sure what route to go... soon is Exedy clutch install and new seals. i think the fox oil pick up is alot for the aba. my oil presure is more than good. the finish the ongoing hood scoop and corrado seats...

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      01-19-2012 11:21 PM #237
      engine is out again... time for exedy clutch and seals and what not.. machining the flywheel tomorrow.




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      ^ 1 of the bad eggs

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      01-20-2012 04:40 PM #238
      newly machined flywheel


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      replacing some seals and whatnot tonight and motors going in tomorrow

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      01-20-2012 05:09 PM #239
      damn you are quick. you're making me look bad. that car must be your full time job. geeze, i cant even use the excuse that it's too cold out, since you live just across state. keep up the good work

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      01-20-2012 05:33 PM #240
      shiny! looking good

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      01-20-2012 08:17 PM #241
      Quote Originally Posted by ChevyAndVW View Post
      newly machined flywheel

      Can't really tell from the "after" pic: Did you have them lighten it, or just surface it?

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      01-20-2012 10:13 PM #242
      Quote Originally Posted by snowfox View Post
      Can't really tell from the "after" pic: Did you have them lighten it, or just surface it?

      resurfaced. but the side where the clutch doesnt grab is machined too. so i guess its a little lighter without having to rebalance it.


      and yes non stop work on the Fox lol. the engine was actualy going back together and back in tonight but... i forgot to order the rear main gasket but will arrive in the am.. every other seal and gasket i got was right. i got a TDI oil pan gasket because its rubber instead of the cork 1 the aba calls for. a little more $ but worth it. no cork gaskets! so ALL new seals front back top bottom! heh. and new 90 amp alternator the engine will be in tomorrow.

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      01-23-2012 08:22 PM #243
      Build is coming out great. Keep up the good work and post some pictures if you can.

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      01-23-2012 11:38 PM #244
      engine was out and in. would have taken less than a day out. but forgot to order 1 seal and the belt was the wrong size. but NEW Exedy clutch, resurfaced flywheel, rear main seal, front main seal, crank shaft seal, TDI rubber oill pan gasket, valve cover gasket, cleaned everything, and the culprate of an oil leak was a leaky intermediate shaft seal. indexed new spark plugs! there prob more replaced that im missing. but noticed the front 2 bolts on the front engine mount where gone! the front motor mount has a stiffer mount than stock. but every small "issue" has been resolved. runs great. clutch feels good. nothing to complain about. need the rubber piece behind the gas pedal. (it fell apart) i dont know what it its called. so 750 miles at 1/3 throttle for break in.. ehhh... next up. prob Corrado seats finaly and welding up some strut bars and sub frame reenforcement. well heres some pics.



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      thats all the pics i took. but previous pics is how it looks now too as well. maybe a little bit cleaner.

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      01-24-2012 12:56 AM #245
      http://www.autohausaz.com/search/pro...20Cable%20Part
      this guy. got one coming on thursday myself. swear i got one before but not sure where it went.
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      01-24-2012 07:12 AM #246
      Quote Originally Posted by ziddey View Post
      http://www.autohausaz.com/search/pro...20Cable%20Part
      this guy. got one coming on thursday myself. swear i got one before but not sure where it went.
      That's the crappy foam one that will deteriorate over time

      THIS ONE is better quality
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      01-24-2012 02:29 PM #247
      perfect beause i dont know how long the zip tie will hold hah.. it happened at night on the Mass Pike, in rush hour; the pedal went to the floor... luckly i had 1 random zip tie in my car to make it home... and drive around. i was thinking of making a better design thats stiffer for like .001% faster throttle responce with like a clip on the end or somthing.

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      01-24-2012 02:34 PM #248
      That "plastic" one I posted is much stiffer than the foam one and should work great. I got one installed on my Fox. I had to squeeze it in with channel locks it was so stiff
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      01-24-2012 06:33 PM #249
      perfect ill order that 1. the piece is cheap and small but $8 for shipping?

      maybe theres some other stuff i can order

      took my fox for a long ride on back rds. drove great. just trying to keep only 1/3 throttle is hard. but i gotta break in the clutch correctly

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      01-24-2012 06:59 PM #250
      just ordered the bushing and some other small idems. like striker pins. shipping stayed the same so i feel better about it hah

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