on an unrelated post...im thinking that i need to get myself setup with a power coating system. i think its something that id use all the time in the new garage for refinishing parts
todays to do list
1) get the mk2 in the garage with no brakes: check
2) turn on the heat and let the garage warm up: in progress
3) pull up the carpet and remove cell phone antenna cables
4) pull the alternator and bracket
5) swap in non a/c alternator bracket
6) grind down casing of 90 amp alternator
7) replace alternator in new bracket
8) start replacing the engine harness
12/31 part 2 - pulled the a/c line and found the antenna wire lose in the bay/cut up
1/1 - got the radio out and powering on again. still need to get myself a new antenna wire and run it through the dash to receive reception again.
made my own keys to pull radio
found out why it wasnt powering on...wasnt even connected
PO raped my harness for some reason
these wires i found unattached
everything plugged back in (top hole for CD changer?)
radio now powers up fine (i had the radio code in the glove box)
back to working on the alternator....anyone know what the bottom stud/the blade connectors functions are?
these are the wires for my alternator, what is the blue wire for? it has no connector on the end and it appears that it had a butt connector on it at some point in time
judging by the looks of the wiring mess you had, it looks like this could have been owned by the PO of my coupe! my lack of wiring knowledge has left me without a radio, a mess of wires behind the dash pockets, and poorly wired headlights...
progress on this thing looks amazing! looking forward to seeing the end result.
only other electronics that dont work are my interior lights. im still working on that one.
next step to getting this on the road is getting my alt tensioner bracket made up. i have a guy who is going to cut it on a water jet this week for me. i decided i dont have enough play in the one i cut up last night.
im waiting on my hardlines to come so i can put my brakes on. other wise a shifter alignment and it should be ready to pass inspection
The blue wire is the exciter wire and should go to the D+ terminal. The black/red should be the signal for the tach and will go to the W terminal.
Well I don't care if it rains or freezes, long as I've got my plastic JesusQuote, originally posted by trepoman
Reminds me of a long time ago with my first bunny, someone broke the vent window to get in my car and eat a burrito. They left my tools, stereo, spare change, and left their burrito wrapper and salsa on the dash.
in for progress, nicely done roger!
cleaning out my garage, lots of mk2,mk3,mk4 parts http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...4-mk3-parts-ME
1/3 new alternator tensioner bracket came today from my buddy shane. this one is from a mk1, works much better than a mk2 bracket
i need to clearance out a little more of the alternator then im going to space out the bracket and toss it in
also bought, new antenna/base/wire, an early diesel console, golfball shift knob, and need door card speaker grills
here is how it sits in the bay normally (with a/c, please ignore the black bar its obv not there in an OEM system
this is how it sits after grinding and rotating it down into the bracket with the mk1 adjuster.
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Hey lookin good man.
Time for anyone and everyone to bomb b6lovin's threads with kittens and Sh!t talk. Where is he located?
You build that garage or is "new" to you?
1/5 got the alternator in the car and the new belt on 25" belt. mk1 tension arm seems to work well. tomorrow im pulling it back out to put on a pulley from a non a/c car. the nut used as a spacer isnt quite long enough and it twists the belt a tiny bit
rotated 180* down from original location