Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
    Results 36 to 47 of 47

    Thread: B1 Dasher Project

    1. Member gravityjunkie's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 4th, 2010
      Location
      Denver, Colorado
      Posts
      146
      Vehicles
      2003 w8 4motion, 87 QSW quantum(RIP), 98 jetta TDI, b5.5 4motion(SOLD), 98 VR6-T Jetta
      02-02-2012 10:30 PM #36

    2. Member Helltime's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 3rd, 2009
      Location
      Iowa
      Posts
      296
      Vehicles
      05 GTI 1.8T 5spd
      02-22-2012 03:17 PM #37
      Anymore progress on this tj?
      09 135i M-sport pkg 6spd
      90 E30 325I 5spd
      85 e30 325e 5spd

    3. Member vwovw's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 1st, 2004
      Location
      IOWA
      Posts
      3,479
      02-23-2012 07:41 AM #38

    4. Junior Member Snarkle's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 21st, 2012
      Location
      Salem Oregon
      Posts
      57
      Vehicles
      1986 QSW Syncro
      02-23-2012 05:16 PM #39
      Was that a cat paw in above photo of glow plugs ?

    5. Member 1FastB5's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 30th, 2005
      Location
      Apple Valley, MN
      Posts
      133
      Vehicles
      MK1/L322/VZ/E24
      04-07-2012 07:52 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Snarkle View Post
      Was that a cat paw in above photo of glow plugs ?
      yes it was. cat is also named dasher, she loves the car.

      small update on this little project, i put on a different set of wheels and tires for free that i picked up from a friend, giving it something to roll and drive on for the time being. if i can get this thing on the road reasonably i would like to run on the original hubcaps since i have all of them. so i'll keep the original wheels so if i choose to i can sandblast and paint them, and eventually put new tires on them if i choose.



      also picked up a new timing belt, tensioner, and a few other odds and ends to see if i can get it running under its own power. hopefully with a little bit of elbow grease i can enjoy it over the summer.
      Last edited by 1FastB5; 04-07-2012 at 07:54 PM.
      MK1 Scirocco S | L322 Range Rover SC | E24 6 series | VZ Monaro CV8

      President of PKG
      "Oh, you're the Iowa guys!" ---> www.projektgerman.com

    6. Member 1FastB5's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 30th, 2005
      Location
      Apple Valley, MN
      Posts
      133
      Vehicles
      MK1/L322/VZ/E24
      04-11-2012 10:33 PM #41
      today i installed a new timing belt, tensioner and a few other small odds and ends.

      so now its back in time, new glow plugs, clean glow plug wires, freshly lubricated injection pump, cleaned injectors and more. i was happy to find that while timing the engine it turns really smoothly and at least the top end of the engine, still looked really clean and in pretty good shape for this cars age.

      tired to fire it up, and she wants to go, but the weak battery won't. both alek and i ran out of time this afternoon, so its on the charger over night, we're going to bleed the injectors again and it SHOULD fire up, we can hear a lot of life ready to come back out of that engine. that familiar diesel knock was trying real hard to get out.

      so hopefully with a little bit of effort tomorrow, she just might roll out of the shop under her own power

      so provided that it is running in reasonable order, i'll address some of the other details that will need attention before being road worthy:

      -replace or rebuild the alternator
      -a/c delete -- the compressor is totally ceased and with A/C parts almost impossible to find, i doubt i'll get it in working order
      -brakes on all corners. new discs, pads, lines, and drums. master cylinder looks new so it should be fine.
      -suspension -- i MIGHT do air ride on this car if i can find something that will work for the front struts. thats the big thing i'd like to do to this car...i want nothing more than it to be low, and slow. with its patina status, i think it would turn a lot of heads with it being so rare on a nice set of wheels. otherwise standard suspension may be modified for it to sit lower. new shocks are readily available...springs less so.

      other problems i foresee:

      -wheel bearings? will see how these are on the first few drives. i can buy complete hubs cheap, so its an easy fix...
      -tie rods and other front end components need to be checked or replaced
      -clutch -- after sitting for years it may be dried out, and i'm anticipating replacement.
      MK1 Scirocco S | L322 Range Rover SC | E24 6 series | VZ Monaro CV8

      President of PKG
      "Oh, you're the Iowa guys!" ---> www.projektgerman.com

    7. Member vwovw's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 1st, 2004
      Location
      IOWA
      Posts
      3,479
      04-12-2012 07:30 AM #42
      looking good

    8. Member bimrpwr's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 8th, 2008
      Location
      Gods Country
      Posts
      169
      Vehicles
      85 Quantum Wagon, 06 Honda Pilot, 91 Jetta Carat, 00 Passat 2.8
      04-12-2012 04:22 PM #43
      good luck with getting it going.

      Also i know of a TD from a quantum that will go right in the dash..

    9. Member 1FastB5's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 30th, 2005
      Location
      Apple Valley, MN
      Posts
      133
      Vehicles
      MK1/L322/VZ/E24
      04-13-2012 12:27 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by bimrpwr View Post
      good luck with getting it going.

      Also i know of a TD from a quantum that will go right in the dash..
      it runs, we know that for sure. just need to get the timing just right and she's ready to go
      MK1 Scirocco S | L322 Range Rover SC | E24 6 series | VZ Monaro CV8

      President of PKG
      "Oh, you're the Iowa guys!" ---> www.projektgerman.com

    10. Member Moshua's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 20th, 2010
      Location
      Cincinnati OH
      Posts
      2,428
      Vehicles
      1997 Audi A4 1,8tQ, 1999.5 VW Golf GLS, 1997 VW Cabrio, 1975 VW Passat L
      09-29-2012 02:19 AM #45
      any updates on this project. i have personal interest as i have a B1 also. Any good places to get parts that you have found?

    11. Member foxygrandpa's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 2nd, 2012
      Location
      Salem, MO
      Posts
      722
      Vehicles
      1982 Toyota Starlet
      10-02-2012 10:00 PM #46
      Awesome car man, a true unicorn ha. I would love to see one in person, maybe someday.
      Anyway, hope you're making good progress on it!

    12. Member dasherinoz's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 19th, 2011
      Location
      Melbourne, Australia
      Posts
      156
      Vehicles
      1979 B1 Passat/Dasher - 1979 Golf - 1959 Beetle
      10-04-2012 07:16 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Moshua View Post
      any updates on this project. i have personal interest as i have a B1 also. Any good places to get parts that you have found?
      Looking for anything in particular? You could try the guys at Classic Parts in Germany if you have part numbers, otherwise have you thought about buying a second car to use for parts? It does help

    Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •