New valve cover gasket, and I repainted the cover. Also a intake mod, took out restrictor part, stuff the flexible part in the airbox, trimmed so flap would work, and extended intake down to fender area using part of a shopvac extension
brought the 95 cabrio home to put on the side of the road for sale... offers?! lol
also scored a nice set of 13" wide rims for the mk1. currently sitting in the basement covered in citristrip. Want to get the black spray paint off and repaint them.. or possibly polish them if i'm feeling ambitious later
these rims came from a mk2 jetta..
anyone happen to know the width of them? and what size tires i should get for them?
right now i have 175/70/r13 on my cabby and get very minimal rubbing . I dont want to get any thinner of a sidewall since my oil pan is already only like 3-3.5" off the ground. I want the same sidewall if possible just not sure on the tire depth
what do you suppose they are worth normally? I need tires.. i would be torn between selling them for money for rubber.. or just spending the money on the tires.. i have steelies that are perfectly fine..
i just finished the first stripping of them. just have a little left to let the citristrip sit on over night and they will be bare.
Thinking of polishing the face/spokes and painting the rest black.. Maybe try to polish the lips too
Josh took off the spindle today so i could take the the new bearing to the garage to get it pressed
Found i needed a new tierod end on that side too.
also discovered that my sway bar was poped out of the control arm... probably why i was getting a little clunking when driving around and toss through the gears quickly.
So hopefully by saturday the cabby will be stickered with two new tierod ends, one new bearing, new rims and 4 new tires, new speedo cable and a shift kit! should feel like a new car
i wouldnt mind a little wider.. but i also want to keep the price down.. any recommendations?
currently running 175/70/r13s on steelies.. would like to know some other good options.
i will say so far the ones on the car seem to handle well and are pretty quiet
Figured out how to tighten my vent windows
Edit: How to tighten
Last edited by hyperlightboards48; 04-26-2012 at 07:41 AM.
dink and flicka
patched a tiny hole in the floor with some bondo to make the inspection station happy, banged out a tierod end from the hub.. tomorrow Josh should have her all put back together
i painted the valve cover yesterday and the big bulcky maf sensor and few other random things super black to clean up the engine i go outside to check them and the portible shed they were in was knocked over from the wind and all the **** was un the ground and still tack now i get to strip them and redue them all over again
Got new shocks and struts on her (stock, but hey, was only 200 plus a twin for my buddy doing the work). Will have pics up once phone is charged, old ones were so bad, they didn't even decompress once off! Did an oil change while she was up too.
Sent using my chin on My CyanoPad
took another primed up the rims im going to put on the cabby this week.
(a side note)
I need a passenger size cv axel.. anyone have one for sale?
the threads on the stub are completely gone. a front right stub axel would work too.. but it seems that they are sold as part of the whole cv axel shaft assembly
someone within a day via UPS ground would be sweet.. or local to NH would be even better I want to drive car this week