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    1. Member j-boogie253's Avatar
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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
      If you were a Volkswagen....who would your owner be?

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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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      02-20-2012 10:29 PM #251
      started cutting and welding the Corrado seats to fit the fox WHAT A PAIN!!




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      02-20-2012 11:05 PM #252
      Quote Originally Posted by ChevyAndVW View Post
      started cutting and welding the Corrado seats to fit the fox WHAT A PAIN!!
      hey i recognize that vice clamp! we made those in my welding class here.

      You just need to narrow the mounting legs an inch or so to fit the fox right?
      How does a rotary work? This one's easy: the magic triangle spins in the peanut and then apex seals come out.

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      02-20-2012 11:35 PM #253
      Wow, those are rusty!

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      02-20-2012 11:51 PM #254
      you need to cut like 3/8 on both sides.. i can double check tomorrow or next day when i have time to finish the other seat... you also need to cut some of the sheet metal part on the outside of the seat... and i cut off the lap belt part since i wont be using it. its very hard to weld were u need to weld after it is cut. i also cut to seat part clip part and lowered it. i guess i could start a how to thread but maybe its already posted? not really worth the time to do this but i love the look and comfort of the G60 seats.


      and yes very rusty... the seats where actually sitting outside...i got them this way... but for free!! and the vinyl and cloth part cleaned up perfectly!. so im just going to clean up the rust after everything is finished

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      02-23-2012 02:20 PM #255
      good place for a much needed fire extinguisher. just in case...





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      02-24-2012 12:24 PM #256
      Quote Originally Posted by ChevyAndVW View Post
      good place for a much needed fire extinguisher. just in case...
      Top #1 mod everyone should be doing.

    12. 02-24-2012 12:45 PM #257
      Quote Originally Posted by ChevyAndVW View Post
      you need to cut like 3/8 on both sides.. i can double check tomorrow or next day when i have time to finish the other seat... you also need to cut some of the sheet metal part on the outside of the seat... and i cut off the lap belt part since i wont be using it. its very hard to weld were u need to weld after it is cut. i also cut to seat part clip part and lowered it. i guess i could start a how to thread but maybe its already posted? not really worth the time to do this but i love the look and comfort of the G60 seats.


      and yes very rusty... the seats where actually sitting outside...i got them this way... but for free!! and the vinyl and cloth part cleaned up perfectly!. so im just going to clean up the rust after everything is finished
      Why are you cutting and welding?It took me all of 15 minutes with 4 whacks of a BFH to fit them in my wagon.

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      02-27-2012 08:09 PM #258
      Quote Originally Posted by blkparati View Post
      Why are you cutting and welding?It took me all of 15 minutes with 4 whacks of a BFH to fit them in my wagon.

      how do the seat slide? does the seat still adjust? it seemed like wayyy too much bending. idk. welding isnt so bad. any chance i get to weld i do. its fun lol

    14. 02-28-2012 09:02 PM #259
      Quote Originally Posted by ChevyAndVW View Post
      how do the seat slide? does the seat still adjust? it seemed like wayyy too much bending. idk. welding isnt so bad. any chance i get to weld i do. its fun lol
      Everything worked as they should.Not much bending at all really.

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      03-01-2012 10:12 PM #260
      1 seat is done. im kind of slacking. and have other things and projects going on. but i might just try bending the second seat... theres not much to weld to.

      also. picking up another 4speed tranny and putting the final drive out of a 5 speed. should work wonders. but i need to finish getting injectors, chip, intercooler piping, and tires (not sure what tires to get) etc

      also i found out Delorean rims are 4x100! the rears are 15s and wide. so a stretch with these would be nice.. down the rd, not my 1st priority tho.

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      03-01-2012 11:23 PM #261
      you can get NOS delorean rear wheels for 270 each here
      http://www.delorean-parts.com/Mercha...egory_Code=650

      i would think the offset would be terrible though.
      How does a rotary work? This one's easy: the magic triangle spins in the peanut and then apex seals come out.

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      03-02-2012 07:55 PM #262
      thats were id order them from. i still have more things i gotta purchase 1st. power>looks heh idk about the offset but im keeping my options open. i want some sort of stock, light, rare, direct bolt on rims. right now i have BBS RA's and Corrado Sebring's. i like the sebrings myself but everyone i talk to like how the bbs looks on the fox. im looking for some new tires. somthng very grippy of course

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      03-02-2012 09:05 PM #263
      I like the Sebrings a lot myself. And I think they look great on Foxes.

      Post some pics of the seats once they're installed.

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      03-21-2012 10:24 PM #264
      decided to go with Trans Am GTA rims with adaptors and doing a stretch. =D


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      03-21-2012 10:26 PM #265
      new stance =D


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      03-21-2012 10:27 PM #266
      new stance. backs after tires and tires but winter mode in the back and burnout tires in front


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      04-30-2012 01:39 AM #268
      Quote Originally Posted by ChevyAndVW View Post
      new stance. backs after tires and tires but winter mode in the back and burnout tires in front


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      hey i used to have my fox in that same stance looks good and looks bada$$
      old look
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      new look
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      05-04-2012 03:06 PM #269
      some body work done. had to get it back from the body shop to cruise to Staggered. then back in the body shop Monday....



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      06-26-2012 05:28 PM #270
      installed Corrado seats.. finally.. much better. makes me miss my Corrado tho =/


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      06-26-2012 05:32 PM #271
      need to lower the back..




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      08-31-2012 04:40 PM #272
      10.1 brakes coming sooooooooon! just in time for H2O and hopfuly turbo.

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      09-03-2012 11:31 PM #273
      Thinking of doing one of these, but I don't want a hole in my hood. Anyone use a SRI or a different intake manifold to clear the hood?

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      09-03-2012 11:41 PM #274
      Quote Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
      Thinking of doing one of these, but I don't want a hole in my hood. Anyone use a SRI or a different intake manifold to clear the hood?
      Are you fixed on running the ABA crossflow head? You could use a Fox2 or other big valve counterflow head. It's still a competitive head compared to the ABA, especially if you're considering a little port work.

      I am imagining that even with bmw e30 motor mounts, it'd still be too tall.

      A SRI or similar would definitely help with the hood clearance issues. But with the radiator, alternator, and clutch cable right there, you will probably still have tough fitment issues.
      I really suck at smog.

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      09-04-2012 06:18 PM #275
      Quote Originally Posted by ziddey View Post
      Are you fixed on running the ABA crossflow head? You could use a Fox2 or other big valve counterflow head. It's still a competitive head compared to the ABA, especially if you're considering a little port work.

      I am imagining that even with bmw e30 motor mounts, it'd still be too tall.

      A SRI or similar would definitely help with the hood clearance issues. But with the radiator, alternator, and clutch cable right there, you will probably still have tough fitment issues.
      No, but I prefer the ABA 8v head or a 8v hydraulic lifter head.

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      09-04-2012 06:54 PM #276
      All Fox heads are hydraulic
      I really suck at smog.

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      09-04-2012 09:49 PM #277
      Quote Originally Posted by ziddey View Post
      All Fox heads are hydraulic
      I've never worked on a Fox before. Does the ABA block bolt up to the Fox head/trans?

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      09-04-2012 11:52 PM #278
      Quote Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
      I've never worked on a Fox before. Does the ABA block bolt up to the Fox head/trans?
      Yep, you'll need a 2.0 16v head gasket to put the counterflow head on but it bolts right to the transmission

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      09-05-2012 08:21 PM #279
      Why do you need a 16v headgasket to bolt put a counter flow head on an ABA block?
      Quote Originally Posted by 90quattrocoupe
      I am old enough that I only have to be nice when I want to.

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      09-05-2012 08:31 PM #280
      It's been a while and I'm hazy on it too. I seem to recall 16v or 3a headgasket, because of the coolant passages.

      I do remember also reading that all ABA HGs are MLS, and it'd be way cheaper than getting an MLS 16V, so ?!?! However, I can say that the ABA I pulled did not have a MLS HG on it.

      I got most of my parts years before I put my ABA together, but I believe I found a 16V HG. I had to cut off the hole for the locating pin, because it was too small compared to the one on the ABA.
      Last edited by ziddey; 09-05-2012 at 08:34 PM.
      I really suck at smog.

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