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      12-30-2011 12:45 PM #26
      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


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      12-30-2011 03:25 PM #27
      12/30 - new key build
















      ill write a DIY later if someone wants
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      12-31-2011 11:19 AM #28
      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

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      12-31-2011 05:55 PM #29
      FYI you don't need to take out and put in the whole bracket iirc they are the exact same once you pull off the compressor and the adjuster pulley. You just need to put that adjuster on your current mounting bracket.

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      12-31-2011 06:13 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Estacaco View Post
      FYI you don't need to take out and put in the whole bracket iirc they are the exact same once you pull off the compressor and the adjuster pulley. You just need to put that adjuster on your current mounting bracket.
      i started to clearance my no a/c bracket it would have been impossible to do in the car ill post pics in a few

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      12-31-2011 06:53 PM #31
      12/31 - replaced the drivers door seat belt latch, put on a temporary ebrake boot, installed the CEL switch and ran the wires for it, pulled the cell phone antenna, pulled the alternator and started to clearance it and the bracket.






















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      01-01-2012 12:22 PM #32
      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

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      01-01-2012 12:43 PM #33
      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.

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      01-01-2012 12:47 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by deadman16vrocco View Post
      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.
      im not sure why it even was cut up. its an OEM radio, my cd changer and harness are gone as well.

      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

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      01-01-2012 01:51 PM #35
      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.
      Quote, 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.
      Well I don't care if it rains or freezes, long as I've got my plastic Jesus

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      01-01-2012 01:52 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Jory View Post
      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.
      thanks!! now to find a cluster with a tach

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      01-01-2012 07:14 PM #37
      started phase one of the ebrake project. i need to get some styro tomorrow and some abs pieces and some fusor hopefully this works as planned. iff not i just ruined a perfectly good ebrake surround. if not ill just mill out a chunk of abs plastic

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      01-02-2012 12:11 AM #38
      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

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      01-02-2012 11:18 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by myb5quattro View Post
      in for progress, nicely done roger!
      hi frankie!


      i found what im going to get for wheels! now i need to hunt the set down!

      16x8 gold and polished, OEM wheels...not sure if they offset will work out though? i know the fronts are et0

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      01-02-2012 11:49 AM #40
      I'm excited for you to drive this!!
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      01-02-2012 12:23 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by **STEVE** View Post
      I'm excited for you to drive this!!
      me too, hard to drive it though when b6lovin screwed me out of $250 for my coilovers though...what a lying piece of trash. i hope no one buys from that scum bag again. i truly hope he gets banned from this site and ill do everything i can to see that happen

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      01-03-2012 04:36 PM #42
      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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      01-03-2012 09:38 PM #43
      Hey lookin good man.

      Time for anyone and everyone to bomb b6lovin's threads with kittens and Sh!t talk. Where is he located?

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      01-03-2012 09:44 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIYR87 View Post
      Hey lookin good man.

      Time for anyone and everyone to bomb b6lovin's threads with kittens and Sh!t talk. Where is he located?
      that kid is a tool. i added him to the seller feedback list. he lives in NC

      i just want my stuff honestly. im going to put this bracket it tomorrow afternoon, and when i pull the old one out im going to powder coat it black and get rid of it

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      01-03-2012 09:47 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by the sneakiest panda evar View Post
      that kid is a tool. i added him to the seller feedback list. he lives in NC

      i just want my stuff honestly. im going to put this bracket it tomorrow afternoon, and when i pull the old one out im going to powder coat it black and get rid of it
      Ya seriously, When you sell something it's not a "Take your time to ship" kind of deal. Just because it's a personal sale and not a business sale, people think that honesty and courtesy can just fly out the window. Lame

      You build that garage or is "new" to you?

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      01-03-2012 09:53 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIYR87 View Post
      Ya seriously, When you sell something it's not a "Take your time to ship" kind of deal. Just because it's a personal sale and not a business sale, people think that honesty and courtesy can just fly out the window. Lame

      You build that garage or is "new" to you?
      just finished building it. needs insulation still, and epoxy on the floor. lift goes in next year. building the new house and the other garage next year as well just behind that garage facing the other road

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      01-03-2012 11:48 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by the sneakiest panda evar View Post
      just finished building it. needs insulation still, and epoxy on the floor. lift goes in next year. building the new house and the other garage next year as well just behind that garage facing the other road
      Can you hire me?

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      01-04-2012 06:18 PM #48
      1/4 - got hardened hardware for the alternator bracket today, started working in the bay to remove the old bracket and swap this one in, i used hardened bolts, hardened flange nuts, and 3 washers as spacers




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      01-05-2012 06:07 PM #49
      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

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