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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?
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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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      09-05-2012 10:11 PM #281

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      09-06-2012 07:52 PM #282
      highjacked build thread..... heh its all good. glad to hear about ppl wanting to do things to Foxs..



      got the scirocco calipers and brackets. ordering the pads and rotors tomorrow. (still unsure of what kinds to get) Brembos worked great on my Corrado. hmm.. also getting a Corrado Steering wheel to match the Corrado... theme...? going to get the rear disk brake conversion as well.

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      09-23-2012 07:50 PM #283
      10.1 Scriocco 16v brakes! ready for the trip to H2O!


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      09-23-2012 10:07 PM #284
      Quote Originally Posted by ChevyAndVW View Post
      10.1 Scriocco 16v brakes! ready for the trip to H2O!


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      I did the exact same thing to my Fox way back...it's a good set up.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-brake-upgrade.

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      09-23-2012 10:25 PM #285
      Oh that's beauty.
      When my brakes break, I want to go this route! It's almost too bad I got my car with brand new OEM brakes a year ago, which work alright for now, as long as I don't ask too much of them

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      09-23-2012 10:27 PM #286
      Quote Originally Posted by myboxyfox View Post
      Oh that's beauty.
      When my brakes break, I want to go this route! It's almost too bad I got my car with brand new OEM brakes a year ago, which work alright for now, as long as I don't ask too much of them
      Keep an eye out for those calipers (or at least the carriers). 16v sciroccos aren't the easiest things to come by.

      FWIW, stock pads/rotors (maybe just pads?) were clearanced pretty recently, so you don't need to feel too bad
      I really suck at smog.

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      09-23-2012 10:34 PM #287
      Yeah those MKII Scirocco carriers are they key. You can use MKIII Jetta/Golf calipers IIRC.

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      03-21-2013 10:42 PM #288
      Are you still working on this thing?
      In for more build progress

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      04-05-2013 12:04 AM #289
      Quote Originally Posted by TheTynosaur View Post
      Are you still working on this thing?
      In for more build progress

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      now that the winter is over i will be starting again. just had to do the outside fuel pump and some other minor things but nothing to crazy yet.

    15. 05-20-2013 12:00 AM #290
      I'm party to a similar upgrade that is about to get started. We got the donor car today.

      Looking forward to seeing the latest updates - really good thread to date.

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      05-20-2013 11:33 AM #291
      Great job on this.

      A few questions because I didn't totally understand everything you did:

      1. How did you get the gauges to work? Did you leave that section of the Fox harness? In reality ours is a race car only the Fuel and Tach work on it anyway.

      2. Did you finish up using 2 fuse boxes or did you merge into one, and if so which one and how? How did you handle the ignition circuit.

      3. What motor mounts did you use, and did you happen to take a measurement of how much beyond where it should be the intake ended up?

      Thank you!
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      07-02-2013 07:51 PM #292
      TTT on this need an answer to previous questions

      Regarding the oil filter flange, we have the ones we pulled off the fox motors, those should work right?. We will run the original fox engine mount brackets.
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      07-03-2013 12:08 AM #293
      No, the ABA uses the newer bolt pattern for the oil filter flange. You'll need to use the AEB flange (first gen longitudinal 1.8t).
      I really suck at smog.

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      07-24-2014 02:49 AM #294
      Sweet build, are you still working on this thing?

      I'm wondering how your cowl turned out. I had a audi 4000s the same color as this fox, it is probably my favorite car color of all time ha.

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